The best flower markets in the world

Ohhhh flower markets. Like a candy store for a flower lover. What is it about a market that we love so much? Even just the word ‘market’ conjures up romantic notions of breadsticks, baskets and bunches of blooms.  They offer something real that other forms of shopping can’t – the abundance of freshness and colour, connectedness…

Glasshouse flowers… Barcelona

What a dream! A glasshouse studio for playing with flowers! ohhh! On a recent trip to Barcelona, I discovered Manuela from Gang and the Wool and the Monument Hotel. Here is her story and her style. Enjoy….. The GANG AND THE WOOL is my studio, my flower shop. It emerged in 2010 when I decided…

Dream job – styling the iconic Ballymaloe House, Ireland

Imagine if you could fill your day doing the flowers for a beautiful Irish country house where you source everything from the expansive gardens – both walled and wild. Well this is what Iona … gets to do for the iconic Ballymaloe House in south west Ireland. This is sustainable floristry at its best. The…

Have snips will travel – wedding flowers in Tuscany

Travelling to Italy to do wedding flowers sounds somewhat romantic and rather exciting. It was…. SUCH. A. THRILL!  ….but…!  It wouldn’t be an adventure without a flat tyre, getting lost on foot in the narrow one-way lands of the Florence hills and watching in nervous delight as all our flowers bobbed up and down in a little…

PARIS AND FLOWERS- another gorgeous coffee table book

Those two words can bring some people to their knees and now there is a beautiful new book to combine the them. Paris in Bloom delivers on every level of what you have hoped for…. Naturally it comes with a travel warning, of the best kind: This book may result in impulsive travel behaviour. With…