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FLOWER APPRECIATION SOCIETY

28 May 2016

  Ok, so I've been really happy that the weather in London is finally getting better, everything is starting to bloom and look wonderful. So when Ellie and Anna from the Flower Appreciation Society invited me to one of their workshops I immediately said yes. They do workshops all year round, from hand-tied bouquet making,  flower head dress making to DIY bridal flowers. This time the workshop was about DIY bridal flowers. 

 Ellie and Anna are two amazing florist that met working at a bar before deciding to work together with flowers, and thank god they did, as they work together is amazing. They are both really creative and have so much knowledge about flowers and arrangements. Their working space is such a cool place, they have an incredible collection of vintage vases from crystal, pastel coloured to swan-shaped vases. It is so full of light, books and inspiration all around.

 In this workshop we learned how to make the floral arrangements for a wedding. The buttoners for the groom, a flower head dress and a dreamy bouquet. We were all given a bucket of flowers to work with, in our bucket we had english roses, peonies (my favourites!), umbels, delphiniums and much more.

I learnt how to take care of my flowers so that they can last longer, and they also gave us many tips as to where to buy our fresh flowers and material. At the end we were able to take our flowers home and as a gift we receive this lovely book they published, which I have as decor in my living room because it is just so beautiful and bright. 

 So if you are a bride who is planning on doing your own flowers,this workshop would be great. And not only for brides, but also for bridesmaids, mom of the bride or anyone who will be helping the bride in the special day.

  I hope these photos inspire you to fill your home with gorgeous flowers and light that will inspire you and make you feel more connected to nature and its vibration. I have always felt that when I have flowers at home I feel connected to a feminine vibration and frequency that inspires me to create.

Have a lovely Sunday!




























PEONIES IN LONDON

24 May 2016


Spring is finally here in London, the weather is getting nicer and obviously everything has started to blossom. Although sometimes it gets cloudy and starts to rain, as soon as I see the sun I just want to get out there and enjoy the nice weather.

 Remember I told you I bought some beautiful peonies at the Borough Market last week? Well, they have finally started to blossom in the most magnificent way. The kind of peonies you find in England are just so lovely, each one blossoms in a different way. They look so lovely and just brighten any room instantly. So yesterday I was heading to the art store to buy some papers, and decided to take with me the peonies, just to photograph them and show them around.

 It's almost a week now and the peonies are still looking amazing, they will last around two weeks if you take good care of them, that means, changing their water daily and trimming the stems just a bit every two days. At least that is the way they have lasted so long for me. Do you know any other tips to making your flowers last longer? Would love to hear them.

 Any ways I hope you enjoy your spring wherever you are. Enjoy it buy surrounding yourself with beauty, that may be in nature, flowers, family, friends, lovers. Anything and anyone who makes your world more beautiful than it already is. Surround yourself with the things that makes you happy, as spring is a time of renovation and of getting rid of things that no longer serve for your bigger purpose. Just surround yourself with love and remember to give that love back to other.

Lots of love!








PEONIES & SPRING

Peony season is here, and I got some of the most beautiful english peonies at the Borough Market. Can't wait for them to fully blossom. 




HOME UPDATES

17 May 2016

 Remember a few months ago I posted some photos of my flat? If you haven't seen it yet here is the post. But now I've just recently made some updates to my home. I was preparing everything for a photo shoot and decided to get a new dressing table. Living in London gets quite expensive, so usually you will have a really small flat in the city. I live in a one bedroom flat, so if I wanted to get my hair I had to get creative, and sometimes I ended up doing it next to the living room. But with this new dressing table I love how everything is now in one place, I can get my hair done while making my make up in the same place. Sounds weird saying that, because back in Mexico I used to have a quite spacy room, but I'm getting used to this new London lifestyle, and to be honest I quite prefer living in a small space but an interesting city where cool things happens.
 But back to the updates, some times I also use this table as a working space, as it allows me to be in my room and concentrate on my essays or whatever thing I have to do.



WATERCOLOURS WORKSHOP

16 May 2016

Last Saturday I took an amazing watercolour workshop by Emma Block in London. Ever since I first went to the event The Girls Club, organized by Betty Magazine, I've been following an amazing watercolour artist who was doing live portraits of the guests. I was lucky enough to had mine done (will try to post it soon). So I saw on her instagram account she was going to give a watercolour workshop and immediately joined.
 The venue was so lovely, it is called Quill London, and it is located in Islington walking distance from my flat. This place gives frequent workshops, which are mainly on calligraphy and some other on watercolours and brush lettering. It also has an amazing shop, full of beautiful stationary, colours, notebooks, cards, everything for the paper obsessed person.

The workshop was really nice, we learned about colour theory and mixing different tones to get interesting shades, we learned how to draw flowers and plants. Here are some photos of the workshop and at the end some of my creations.



  










COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET

1 May 2016

So today I went to Columbia Road's Flower Market. We woke up really early, around 7:30 a.m. as this market gets packed by around 10:00a.m. It always good to go really early so you can get to pick up the best flowers and really enjoy the view.

 I got some peonies (yes!) which I hope will start blooming soon. I also got some beautiful pink ranunculus flowers and some white, pink, purple hydrangeas. After that we came back home because I wanted to put these flowers on water and run into some beautiful pastel doors.

 I wish all my Sundays were like this one.

 Sometimes it's ok to splurge on yourself. Like buying beautiful flowers without it being an special event. It's natural to want to be surrounded by nature and beauty and we shouldn't feel guilty when we spend some money on things that makes us happy. Every time your turn around and see the flowers you got for yourself, you will remember you are worth it, and that you don't need approval from anyone to pamper yourself.

 So go ahead and get yourself some beautiful flowers and feel the beauty and grace of nature.