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 […]

McQueens Adventure in New York

With a rich heritage and history in the world of flowers spanning almost thirty years, we are delighted to announce our latest venture: McQueens New York. The McQueens tradition of innovation and creativity continues in the hands of our NY creative director, Emily Mathison. Emily brings a wealth of experience to the role, having lectured […]

Just announced – Wreath Masterclass at The Mandrake

Someway, somehow December has arrived quick as a flash. As ardent fans of the festive period, we’re not complaining. Here at McQueens HQ we’re equipped with some of the most skilled Christmas décor experts you could wish to meet. And at McQueens Flower School, our tutors have been sharing their yuletide wisdom across our programme of […]

Dial-a-Star: Poinsettia Installation

McQueen’s Flower School has a long-held reputation for creating dynamic and impactful floral installations within the final week of the Vocational Course. Who could forget the pop-up meadow in the Townhall Hotel or the ornate tree built in Spitalfields Church? With Christmas right around the corner, the school were delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate […]