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Afternoon Tea At Villandry

Afternoon Tea At Villandry

When you combine two of my favourite things – afternoon tea and flower arranging it makes me very happy, and it seems that Villandry have discovered that this makes other people happy as well and have teamed up with their in-house florists, Moyses Stevens to host a flower masterclass followed by one of their delicious afternoon teas. 

Costing £53 per person, you get expert tuition to create a gorgeous floral bouquet, which of course you get to take home with you, followed by afternoon tea. I went down to their Great Portland Street cafe to try my hand at flower arranging, which is fast becoming a passion, before putting their afternoon tea to the test. 

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Chelsea Flower Show: The Beauty of Islam

Chelsea Flower Show: The Beauty of Islam

When the sun comes out one of my favourite places to be is my garden, the beauty of working from home means sometimes my patio can be my office, which is probably why pinning garden inspiration has become of my top things to do on Pinterest. So this year I thought I’d get some inspiration in person at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. 

First off, this is one hell of a garden show, so much to see, thousands of people in your way, patience is needed to visit, and you literally leave with tons of ideas that you want to bring to your own piece of paradise. There were lots of gardens I adores, but there was one that made me stop, forget about the crazy crowds, and take a deep breath and just enjoy it, and that was The Beauty of Islam garden, designed by the first female Emirates landscape designer, Kamelia Bin Zaal of Al Barari, Dubai.

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The Art Of Flower Arranging

The Art Of Flower Arranging

Flowers are a particular passion of mine, whether that’s tending to my gorgeous blooms in the garden, or making pretty displays all around the house to make our home smell and look beautiful, so when I was invited to a flower arranging master class with London florist Jane Packer with Crocs I jumped at the chance. 

I’ve done flower arranging before, where I attempted to make a hand-tied bouquet, I quickly realised that my hands aren’t big enough or coordinated enough, and I most certainly needed help, so I was pleased to see we would be working with an oasis to create our floral masterpieces. flower-arranging-20

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Chelsea In Bloom – Fairy Tales

Chelsea In Bloom – Fairy Tales

This weekend I’m off to the Chelsea Flower Show, I’m not going to lie I’m a little excited, it’s my first time and I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous flowers, which will in turn will hopefully inspire me to create a floral masterpiece in my own garden. So flowers have been on mind all week, helped along by the fact that last night I did a flower arranging class, more to come on that next week, so I thought I would share with you some snaps of the gorgeous arrangements some of the retailers have done around Sloane Square for this year’s ‘Chelsea in Bloom’ competition. 

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