I recently paid a visit to the famous Kew Gardens, at last! This vast collection of botanical beauty is one of the most celebrated in the world. From lily ponds to treetop bridges, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy here at this nature-haven on the outskirts of London! Getting there: You can actually reach
Lavender roses, red peonies, blue hyacinth, and round-leafed eucalyptus make for the most aromatic bouquet you may ever smell. If the fountain of youth were real, I imagine bathing in its waters would leave you smelling like this! Soft, sweet and enchanting. These are featured in my new favourite vase, hand-blown glass with a thick, warped
One of my favourite things about Moth Orchids is their long blooming period. You can usually expect a good four months of blossoms out of a healthy moth orchid. But what about when the blossoming stops? Are you doomed to a petal-free mass of leafy greens and orchid spikes? No, I say! No, you are not! To
Patio weather has arrived in London, which, in my books, means cocktails! This spring I’ve been feeling cistrusy. And not just because my lemon and orange trees are flowering! ( Shout out to the neighbourhood bees! 🙂 ) That being said, the smell of blossoming citrus definitely played a role in my latest take on the
Flowers speak a language, though that language expresses different things across cultures. While a symbol of honour and wealth in China, the peony expressed shame in the Victorian language of flowers.
I recently spent a weekend at Berdoulat & Breakfast, a B&B in central Bath, Somerset. I have stayed in my fair share of bed and breakfasts over the years, palatial apartments to crumbling old country homes, most of which have managed to blend into one another in my memory. Berdoulat & Breakfast, on the other hand, offers something truly unique. Something
I decided to take a little weekend break to Bath this April. I was hesitant. Everyone goes in Summer to enjoy the warm sun and the green hillside foliage. But I was pleasantly surprised. Granted, the weather was a tad dreary, but the blossoming flowers, strung throughout the city, gardens, and walkways, were truly stunning.
I love traditions, especially crafty ones. So naturally, I am a big fan of dying Easter eggs around this time of year! But I wanted to try something a little different. Though I love the pastel hues of Easter pinks and purples, I wanted to go completely botanical. Earthy. 100% Natural. So this year’s eggs
Columbia Road Flower Market is easily one of my favourite places in London. Tucked away in Hackney, this gem bursts open every Sunday like a spring peony. Carts, stands and shops filled with flowers unfurl into the street and hug the curvature of Columbia Road. Though it can be tricky to find, my recommendation is simply to follow