My Story

Hello, I'm Kay.

Thank you for visiting my website. I wanted to say hello and let you know a little bit about me.

I'm a London girl born and bred and very proud to be so. I love my city and I've lived in almost every part of it. I grew up in south east London and spent many years living and working in west London. Now I'm based in leafy Beckenham where I love to take walks in two of the prettiest parks just on my doorstep. 

I wasn’t always a florist, I used to work in television as a journalist and producer and gave up a successful but very stressful career to pursue what I hoped would be a much calmer and less fraught way of life.

Getting started

I fell in love with flowers when I took a short flower-arranging course at a local adult education college. I had been looking for a hobby class that would fit in with my strange working hours and this one fit the bill. One class and I was hooked. I absolutely loved it and would just lose myself in the flowers. Later the same year I began a two-year City & Guilds course in floristry at Southwark College. I studied part-time whilst still working as a journalist and also running a flower stall in Islington at the weekends. I would literally be writing scripts for newsreaders one day and selling flowers on the Essex Road the next!

I was so full of optimism and enthusiasm for my new career that I couldn't wait to get going full-time. One shop, several pop-ups, and many, many workshops later and here I am in lockdown 2020 launching a new website and online shop.

One of the many delights of my job is that I get to meet the most interesting people, hear their stories and convey their feelings through flowers. I love the creativity, the smells, the seasons, the colours, even the early starts!

Time Out

Away from flowers, I love anything to do with the arts: film; theatre; galleries. I'm addicted to coffee and enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family. And I love music. I'm most definitely a frustrated performer. I discovered singing a few years ago and take lessons, very sporadically. I love it but I doubt I'll be 'discovered' anytime soon. 

Looking Ahead

This year many plans have had to be postponed because of the COVID 19 situation including lots of lovely weddings and events that I was due to work on, so for the time-being I'm focusing on my online shop, working with flowers whenever I can and looking forward to getting back to doing what I love as soon as possible.

No Regrets

My life as a florist has not always been calmer or less fraught than my life in television but I have no regrets; switching careers was one of the best things I ever did. I followed a dream and everyone should follow at least one dream.

#loseyourselfinflowers