“The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. … Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small “talking bouquets”, called nosegays or tussie – mussies, which could be worn or carried as a fashion accessory.” (Wikipedia)
Young Londoners know a thing or two about nosegays, let me tell you. There’s also a fair deal of mussies being tussied. I don’t know what that means, exactly, but my intuition tells me it ain’t what the Victorian’s had in mind when they came up with that wording.
In any case.
Last night, I was invited to the launch of Little Bud; a fabulous event where the only nosegays in sight were the beautiful bouquets of colourful flowers.
Little Bud is a new type of flower delivery system aimed to provide seasonal flowers all across London. What is remarkable about this service is that they are a sustainable flower company, taking care to source their material from local/English suppliers. Did you know that only ten percent of flowers sold in the UK are actually from the UK? This attention to ethical entrepreneurship is what brought founders Laura Brummer and Georgina Duffin to create the company, as well as their shared interest in flowers and the visual beauty they represent.
Alexicat loves flowers and when I am not being courted by a gentleman with the sensibility to send me some, I buy my own every week. I’m a big fan of gifting myself, as it were, and flowers are a perfect little pat on the shoulder from my ego to myself. More sustainable than weekly trips to Harrod’s as it were. See, Alexicat is also all about sustainability. Just like Little Bud.
May your week be filled with bloom and glam!
Ps. I myself am ordering a flower-crown for this weekend’s upcoming Midsummer’s shenanigans! If you wanna party with the rest of us Swedes, check out this link for tickets to an awesome party this Saturday, organised by London Swedes at Loft Studios 🙂