Two ladies in fabulous dresses: Holly Hipwell (left) and Megan Morton (right)
Some weeks ago, I received an email from the divine Megan Morton ( I love getting emails from MM, they are always so much fun!). It went something like this:
‘have you seen that new place?’ asked the elephant to the mouse.
(random, I know, but stay with me..)
‘there’s tables and plates and classes and flowers and candles and
felt and pom-poms (she had me at pom-poms!) and art and rugs and
teapots and knick knacks and vases and gloves and mantelpieces and
books and workshops and,….
‘oh STOP!’ cried the mouse,
‘it sounds TOO FANTASTIC’.
Woah. Who could knock back an invitation like that? Oh, and the opportunity to make flower bombs with the divine Holly Hipwell of The Flower Drum. By the way, isn’t Holly Hipwell the coolest name ever?! Well, she lives up to her name.
So, on Saturday I popped along to ‘the school’ at 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, (same building as koskela and Kitchen by Mike) with a whole bunch of other super-cool folk. After having a chuckle with the likes of Mr Jason Grant, Ann-Maree Sargeant, Viv Mansour (ish & chi), Tamara Maynes and Pepa Martin from Shibori, we got to work. With carnations, and rosé (the gay man’s beer, according to MJG!) served in divine vintage crystal glasses. And, yes, carnations! They are apparently the best to make flower bombs with. Who knew? Holly Hipwell, that’s who!
After choosing bunches of brightly coloured carnations, we spent a while cutting carnation stems (chatting), pushing carnation stems into balls of florist’s foam (drinking rosé), and taking numerous amusing photos! A totally fabulous afternoon. 33 glorious, creative people, Megan Morton, Holly Hipwell, an amazing space and a whole bunch of carnations.
The best school ever! Thank you divine MM. It was, indeed, divine!
Jane (centre) and Vivian Mansour (right) from the ish & chi blog
This guest post is kindly brought to you by Sydney stylist and friend of Interiors Addict, Jane Frosh as Jen was out of town.