This year, to celebrate our birthday, we have taken our inspiration from our clients bespoke choices.
The first is Rubie’s Leopard Rose. A fabulous addition to our Safari range.
Over the years this has been possibly the most popular but I could not quite find the perfect Candy Pink to make it a standard Holly&Lil. Well we have now and here it is:
We will launch it at Crufts this March and it will be available online from 6th March.
Prices start from £49
Our second Launch this spring is Maisie Moos Flower Garden
Since the launch of Union Rose Flower Collar we have made a few bespoke choices – for our Birthday year we will offer a few colour ways at no bespoke charge.
Beautifully Hand crafted Calf leather flowers in Red, Blue, Yellow and Pink…… suitable for everyday wear as long as your dog is not an all in wrestler.
Prices from £90
Flowers and chocolate is a classic combination. Ideal for gifts for so many occasions, so it was an obvious to Chantal Coady OBE, owner and founder of Rococo Chocolates, and Andrew McAlpine, owner and founder of Rockflower, to collaborate by combining their two products and make them available to shoppers at TFL stations.
In a recent Q & A session Chantal said: Chocolate and flowers are an obvious combination, although they have rather different requirements in terms of selling them: flowers need lots of water, chocolate needs climate control and a dry environment, so there are also plenty of challenges trying to sell them together. Andrew has a brilliant mind and way of innovating so that these obstacles are no longer problems, I love the sense of innovation that Rockflower delivers, and the fact that you can buy from them instantly, 24 hours a day, whenever you have a whim to get beautiful flowers or chocolates in fact.
And Andrew commented: 2015 will see Rockflower move into three, if not four, other TFL stations in and around London and with that I am very thrilled to know that we are moving into these new locations with Chantal and Rococo Chocolates, which is such a fine complement because the proof of the matter is that people already like this combination in Blackfriars and I think that when we’re in other high profile areas, we’re going to find that this works even better together.
No doubt we will be seeing more of this natural combination in weeks and month to come. They are perfect together for Valentines, for Mother’s Day and for Easter. In fact it is hard to find an occasion when they are not!
Whether you want your wreath to hang on the front door, decorate the table or adorn your walls, Broste Copenhagen has some lovely ones, which you can leave as they are or decorate with your favourite flowers, fruit or ribbons.
There are wood ones with silver, rattan ones with silver or plain ones, they come in different sizes and retail from £13 to £26.
They can be also used for advent crowns, just add candles.
Flowers are always the best way to say ‘I love you’ and Holly&Lil, The Collar Makers, have surpassed themselves this Christmas with 2 delicious flower collars that make perfect presents for your dog.
A choice of the glistening “Black Ice” or the uniquely joyous “Flower power. Handmade in England these gorgeous calf leather collars come with Matching leads. Prices from £82.
Available online at www.hollyandlil.co.uk or in the Holly&Lil shop in London from November.
Call Elaine on 07811 715 452 for more information High Resolution images available on request.
Flower Power is an amazing work of craftsmanship and skill. A beautiful calf leather flower. Hand made in our own workshops in supple, durable, calf leather so your dog can be a dog.
Launched near Remembrance day was appropriate our first flower is a poppy. But other colourways can be made.
Prices from £90 Available from November online or in the Holly&Lil shop, 103 Bermondsey St, London SE1.
Black Ice is a dazzling beauty – with Swarovski Crystals and Crystal Pearls and glass beads, sequins and Fire Crystals sewn onto a Holly&Lil black calf collar.
A bespoke option lets you select other colour leather collars too. All handmade in England.
Prices from £82 Available from November online or in the Holly&Lil shop, 103 Bermondsey St, London SE1.
Innovative as always Judith Blacklock has launched the first professional on-line Flower course. If you have always wanted to become a Florist, but are unable to attend a class in person this new course is tailor-made for you.
Judith Blacklock and her team have been running the world-renowned two-week Business of Floristry Course for the past 14 years and their students have achieved wonderful things. This new and exciting accredited course, which is completed online, follows the same curriculum, but with modifications to make distance learning possible.
You chose the dates, and you have 12 month in which to complete the course
The link below will give you all the details. The cost of the on-line course is £1,680 (plus 20% VAT) “and includes a starter kit of floristry essentials”. Overseas students do not pay vat but there is a charge for sending materials.
Judith says: “I am so excited about this course, which has taken a long time to perfect. I think it is the perfect sister course for our two-week intensive Business of Floristry and I look forward to welcoming students from all over the world to the Flower School’s ever-expanding network.”
Note to Editors.
Judith is the author of 11 bestselling books and editor of The Flower Arranger magazine. She has taught worldwide and arranged the flowers at Kensington Palace on a regular basis. In 2011, she co-organised Flowers at Chicheley Hall, the largest cut-flower event that has ever been staged in the UK. Judith makes regular television appearances and acts as consultant to companies including Topshop, Channel 4 and BT.
Judith is available for interviews.