Spotlight on: artist Maude Smith of Maude Made

Every so often we discover a creative whose originality stops us in our tracks. Through the cosmic power of Instagram, we came across the truly ethereal decorative work of Maude Smith of Maude Made and Maude Smith. Numerous in her skills, from dressmaking to ceramics, it was her illustrated tiles that caught our eye, featuring […]

McQueens Flower School 2019

2018 was a thrilling year for McQueens Flower School. Kicking off with our 20th anniversary, it set the tone for an exciting 12 months ahead. We delighted in welcoming students from all over the world on to our extensive programme of courses, our tutors went on tour extolling their love of floral designs with workshops […]

New for January 2019 – introducing the Athena bouquet

We regularly take pleasure in extolling the talents of our team and for 2019 we’re delighted to be giving you further insight into their individual skills and creativity as each month a different florist will be creating a new bouquet. Each new design will be available for both London-based and Nationwide deliveries. January sees Michi […]

What’s in Season: Winter

With Christmas a seemingly distant memory and the buzz of New Year quietening down, the looming winter months can seem, dare we say it, a little gloomy. Endless cups of tea, roaring fires and Googling sunnier climes are all popular coping mechanisms against the chilly dark days, but it might not surprise you to find […]

McQueens Top Adventures in 2018

As the year draws to a close, we’ve taken a moment to step back and reflect on some truly fabulous floral highlights. From extolling our love of flowers all around the globe to creating designs for some seriously glitzy events, it’s been a busy and flower-filled year for Team McQueens. We can’t wait to share […]

Spotlight on: Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip

We love to keep our eyes peeled for new and exciting innovators, and one that’s had our attention for much of 2018 is Seedlip. The exciting brand has achieved no mean feat; they’ve created the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit. we sat down to talk botanical ingredients and floral artwork with founder Ben Branson who […]

Starry Night: The 2018 Claridge’s Christmas Installation

Claridge’s is an iconic hotel in the heart of Mayfair, and at Christmas time it really is a remarkable sight. McQueens has the privilege of creating beautiful flowers for the hotel throughout the year, and we take great pride in transforming the hotel entrance, lobby and public spaces every Christmas with some showstopping festive designs. Ably […]

Spotlight on: Chantal Coady OBE, founder of Rococo Chocolates

If we’re being honest, we don’t usually need any special excuses to indulge our sweet tooth. But this time of year calls for some serious confectionery. We recently channelled our inner Charlie (yes, he of the Chocolate Factory fame) and delighted in having a conversation with Chantal Coady OBE, the powerhouse behind the wonderful Rococo […]

Spotlight Interview: Elizabeth Cairns

Achieving the perfect work-life balance is something of a challenge for most of us. Combining those routine tasks, the demands of work, and squeezing in culture, health and a dollop of fun is no mean feat. So we were delighted to discover  Elizabeth Cairns’ book The Empowered Entrepreneur; it’s packed with wit and wisdom on […]

Gift Ideas for the Flower Fan

We are no strangers when it comes to panic buying Christmas presents, which is why we always appreciate a gentle nudge in the right direction. At McQueens, we happily immerse ourselves in all things floral, both in and out of work -– and the glorious things they inspire from interiors to edible treats. With this […]