Spotlight: Bee’s Bakery

Avid readers of the blog will know that we are rather fond of flowery recipes, after all, what could be more wonderful than combining two of life’s great pleasures, flowers and food? It’ll come as no surprise that we stopped for a good second look at Bee’s Bakery when one of her truly fabulous, flower-filled […]

Beautiful Butterfly Ranunculus

One of our main flower crushes at this time of year is the butterfly ranunculus. It’s the hot new variety that is turning florists’ heads, so we are delighted to share our fondness for these beauties right here on the blog. Coy and unassuming, this ephemeral beauty waits in the wings while the popular ranunculus […]

Exhibition: Alice Mary Lynch at the Jonathan Cooper Gallery

Avid readers of the blog may recognise Jonathan Cooper Gallery from our recent articles featuring the exhibitions of renowned botanical artists Rosie Sanders and Fiona Strickland. Founded in 1988, Jonathan Cooper is a Chelsea-based contemporary art gallery specialising in representational drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Today, we’re delighted to announce their first exhibition of works from Somerset-born designer […]

Spotlight: Master Sugar Flower Artist, Robert Haynes

As florists, we like to think we’re rather adept at spotting the real thing when it comes to flowers, and of course, in most scenarios, that would be correct. The sugar-based creations of Robert Haynes, on the other hand, are so extraordinarily lifelike you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t beguiled by their delicate […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Clover Robin

London-based surface pattern designer and illustrator, Clover Robin, grew up in Devon before training and graduating from Leeds College of Art and Design in 2007. Clover pursued her passion for art by completing a Masters at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and is now based in Greenwich, where she lovingly crafts her collages, inspired by local […]

Meet The Artist, Claire Luxton

We have been delighted to sponsor artist Claire Luxton for her new solo exhibition BOTANICA. Flowers have been a recurring theme in much of her work and we were impressed by the bold and graphic images that she creates. We spoke to Claire to find out more about her art and why she is so inspired […]

Spotlight: Fox & Squirrel

Avid readers of McQueens the Blog may recall our feature on a sun-drenched wedding held in the romantic Castello Di Tornano (the Castle of Love) in Tuscany. Little known to some, however, is that our beautiful bride, Penelope Sacrafou, is also the entrepreneurial founder behind Fox & Squirrel, an award-winning guided tour group taking the culturally adventurous […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Biscuiteers

With their bright, colour-popping designs, it’s impossible to stumble across the Biscuiteers on Instagram and not stop for a closer look. And at second glance, their captivating designs become that much more intriguing. With expertly-iced, themed biscuits ranging from gingerbread royalty to suffragettes, safari wildlife, creepy crawlies, margaritas, emojis and everything in between, it’s no […]

Instagrammer of the Week: The Doors of London

Writer by day, stalker of London doors by night (or rather, the weekend), Bella’s Instagram feed is full of some of London’s most photogenic doors. From capturing the homes that have become insta-famous overnight thanks to their pretty facades being snapped by the blogging elite to hunting down the lesser-known yet equally aesthetic architecture in […]