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Our hydrangeas bring all the boys to the yard...

According to yesterday's Guardian, If Kelis had to chose her last meal, this would be it - and if I had to choose my own last meal it would probably include a gorgeous pastel hydrangea against an inky black wall too - well done uber stylist Sania Pell for creating the most stylish sandwich backdrop we've ever seen!  Kelis's Last Bites... This is hard. I’d probably have to have some kind of sandwich for my last meal. Maybe with some smelly cheese. Some spicy mustard. Really good bread. Avocado. Mayo.Of all the stuff I make, I love a sandwich. It’s an American thing, I guess – simple, easy, and so good if you use great ingredients. I cook so much...

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A Beautiful Baroque Dinner

We recently had the pleasure of styling a baroque dinner for one of our wonderful clients at Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill. By all accounts it was an amazing evening!

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Brunswick House Wedding

  For this wonderfully ancient, quirky and glamorous venue we decided on spheres of wild garden flowers sat above oversized jars, with the root system arranged to look as though it was hanging down into the jars. The idea was for the flowers to be as stripped back and naked as the building, but, also like the building they had to be alive and dazzling with a wild exuberance. Taking garden baskets that we'd pre planted, we went about placing cut flowers in strategic places, and the pips that were left from the Lily of the Valley were used to form the root systems. The same technique was used in other areas, adding pops of colour with fabulous cerise peonies...

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'...a sinister little flower, in the mournful colour of decay.' - In stock now

The Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. Known for her exuberant aristocratic life, her passionate affair with Virginia Woolf led to one of the most groundbreaking works in women's literature. A diary entry dated 5th October 1927, captures the moment of Orlando's conception -  "..and instantly the usual exciting devices enter my mind: a biography beginning in the year 1500 and continuing to the present day, called Orlando: Vita; only with a change about from one sex to the other" (excerpt from her diary published posthumously by her husband Leonard Woolf). The resulting novel was declared by Sackville-West's son as "the...

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