Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day at McQueens

Today, the McQueens team here in our London HQ are getting their silly (and serious) hats on by taking part in Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day. In aid of children in need around the world, we’ve bid farewell to our florist’s aprons and donned our most fetching Christmas jumpers for the day (as if […]

Meet The Team: Paulina Kwiatkowska

Flowers have been a subliminal theme for McQueens event florist Paulina throughout her life. The word ‘flowers’ features in her surname (Kwiat means flower in her native Poland), she was born in April (which is the month of flowers back home) and she even lived on Rose Street when she grew up – someone was […]

Our Top Tips on Dressing the Christmas Tree

Over the past 25 years, we have had the pleasure of dressing the trees at some of the finest of London’s hotels, including The Berkeley, The Connaught, and the iconic Claridge’s Christmas foyer. From whopping Noble firs and miniature potted picea, to bespoke birch installations and intricate ‘invisible’ designs — created by suspending delicate clusters […]

Meet the Team: Yeon Hee Lee

We have three ongoing regulars that we feature on McQueens blog; Meet the Team, My Experience at McQueens Flower School, and McQueens Flower School Success Stories. Yeon Hee Lee straddles all three of these like a colossus! As a graduate from McQueens Flower School, our work experience programme, and a rising star at McQueens, Yeon Hee is one […]

Meet The Team: Poppy Frost

It’s time to meet Poppy Frost, McQueens’ head of wedding and special events. Poppy is rather special – she’s the life and soul of the party, can galvanize a team like no other, and what she doesn’t know about party flowers isn’t worth knowing. Poppy manages a team of eight, and focuses on design and installations for celebrations […]

Meet The Team: Mariusz Ćwik

Mariusz has worked for McQueens for over a year now, and is a trusty member of our team based at the McQueens store in Claridge’s Hotel, Mayfair. Born in Poland, he is a flower man through and through, and indulges his passion for all things floral both in his work and spare time (he even spends […]

Meet The Team: Giuseppe Puddori

Continuing a tour of the world via a conversation with our international team of florists, we spoke to McQueens Flower School tutor Giuseppe Puddori and quizzed him about a life with flowers and his adventures at McQueens Flower School! Where did you get your appreciation of flowers from? I was born and grew up in the […]

Meet the Team: Emily Mathison

Emily Mathison has been part of the McQueens team for almost 7 years and she has a unique take on the place, having worked in all major departments. From shop to school, contracts to events, Emily has done it all! We spoke to her about flowers and fun times at McQueens, and her latest promotion – McQueens Events Manager. How […]

Meet The Team: Marzena Wasko

Marzena has been with McQueens for exactly a year now, having joined the team as we were preparing to relocate the business lock, stock and barrel to our new premises in Bethnal Green. Time certainly flies when you are having fun! One of the strengths of McQueens is the way we like to embrace all styles of […]

Meet The Team: Michi Kanatschnig

Michi Kanatschnig is McQueens Operations Manager, charged with the responsibility of keeping the McQueens house in order. With over 40 staff and green fingers in every area of contemporary flower design in the UK and abroad, this is no short order. Given the nature of our job, all  kinds of  interesting and varied commissions can land […]