Styling Succulents

Styling Succulents

As part of my ‘Flower Week’ series, todays post is all about my new found obsession with succulents.
If you are anything like me, I LOVE flowers and indoor plants. I love to get them home, looking all pretty; they just add so much instant style and personality to a room. Skip four weeks on, and my lovely plant isn’t looking so healthy – either I’ve forgotten to water it or remembered too often… I just struggle to keep anything alive – note to friends I AM an orchid killer.
Which is why I LOVE SUCCULENTS. They hardly EVER need water!!
Some of you may remember I did a beautiful wreath course at Christmas with Kate Avery Flowers. We used lots of lovely foliage and flowers, with one of the perfect ‘wreath ingredients’ being succulents. I only took my wreath down at the end of Feb as it wasn’t overly ‘Christmassy’ in look and I also couldn’t bear to!
I have now FINALLY taken it down, and to my amazement the succulents were STILL alive! So over the weekend, I saved them and potted them in a bit of garden soil in some super stylish glass homes and my new rose gold terrarium…
I think you’ll agree they are looking lovely, along with some of the other lovely dried bits i resecued from the wreath (thank you Kate!).
P xx

Jamie Aston Flowers

Jamie Aston Flowers

I’ve decided that this week is Flower Week here at PS HQ – YAY! For today’s post I am going to share lots of beautiful images of my Mum’s Mothers Day bouquet which were all taken on my Canon 5D mark iii with my 100mm macro lens which was a new edition to my kit bag last year. How i lived without it, I don’t know because it is now a favourite of mine – it’s macro capabilities are gorgeous and it can be a great lens to use in place of my 70-200 during couple sessions and speeches as its considerably lighter! Anyway, enough tech talk, let’s talk about the amazing flowers my sister and I got for my mum for Mother’s Day! This gorgeous bouquet is from one of my favourite luxury London florists, Jamie Aston. The arrangements the JA team create are so dreamy, and are totally affordable. For the same cost, I could have gone to my local flower shop and got a bouquet full of lillies (SO standard and no good for cat owners), carnations and gerbera (I HATE gerbera)…. Nooootttt my idea of a beautiful bouquet 😉 Mum’s bouquet boasts SO much pretty, including a white hydrangea, pink ranunculus and purple roses… I’ll leave you with some lovely flowery imagery to enjoy that may just inspire your choice of wedding flowers, or simply leave you wanting to treat yourself – just stunning! P xx

 All Images by Philippa Sian Photography
Top Picks of the Month

Top Picks of the Month

The two tough months are now out of the way, so naturally I am starting to window shop EVERYTHING, from clothes and accessories, to home decor, new stationary for my office and places I want to go. So this weeks post I am sharing with my top 10 finds this month that I LOVE! 
1) Copper Kitchen Utensils – Oh YES! Style up your kitchen with these gorgeous copper utensils from M&S

2) Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne – I have the peony scent which i absolutely LOVE but i smelt this fragrance for the first time today and it is so lovely and fresh.

3) Do you like museums? Do you like wine? If you do then the Natural History Museum stays open late on the last Friday of every month. Theres the museum bar where you can get snacks and a drink with Dippy the dinosaur! Honestly, I’ve been twice in the last few months, it’s so much fun!

4) LOVE this super efforless yet stylish backpack from Zara

5) I WANT THESE SHOES! Enough said…. And of course, they are TopShop.

6) A friend just came back from Sri Lanka, a place i had never really considered visiting… Oh how wrong i was to think that. Her trip sounded like an ideal escape for me, and the scenery is just stunning… Find out more about what’s so great about Sri Lanka in the Rough Guide. 

7) Dr Paw Paw is the only thing saving my cuticles, lips and nose form this weather and the cold that took me an age to shift. My sister got me this as a hen gift last year, and it has never left my handbag since!

 8) The cold weather also means I am drinking a lot of hot drinks at the moment, and I choose to drink them from these big hand warming monogram mugs from Anthropologie 🙂

9) Kensington Roof Gardens – I recently photographed a lovely intimate wedding here and it reminded me of how lovely it is up there. The Babylon restaurant menu looks scrummy and you can’t beat the views of London. 

10) Terraniums! That is all…. 😀 This hanging one is from Oliver Bonas

I think i need to go shopping…. P xx