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Passing Time with Paul Thomas

On a warm Spring day in London there are few nicer places to be than sat at a table in the sunshine in one of the alleys that intersect Shepherd Market. Once famous for its prostitutes, here you will now find restaurants, cafes and unusual and interesting shops.
This includes award winning flower designer, Paul Thomas. I had heard of Paul and his work and was delighted that as I chat to Sarah, his manager, (she tells me she has been with Paul for over 20 years) Paul pops his head into the shop, - in between appointments.
Paul tells me that last week was their 23rd birthday - and in these tough economic times for florists, that is a huge achievement.
For those who do not have time to call into the shop, I would suggest a wander through Paul's website www.paulthomasflowers.co.uk
Look on the Events page at Paul's romantic and luscious wedding and party designs - the type of work that earned Paul the position as in-house florist for the Ritz. I am reminded of my friend Trish, who years ago worked in the Ritz flower shop, she told me that if there was someone famous staying who the florists wanted to have a look at, they would grab an arrangement and walk purposefully down the corridor - pretending to look busy - in search of them! She had a particular soft spot for Richard Geer and the manager of the restaurant had it noted that if he ever ate there he should give her a call!
As you scan Paul's website - definitely have a look at the Contracts page. There are so many simple and effective ideas there that could be used - even on a smaller scale - in your own home or office. As I am typing this I look around my office and realise, apart from the masses of flower photographs on the walls, I do not have a single flower. Shame on me! I am going out to do something about that right now!

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that i found you.....I love England ... also you blog.
    I also make beautiful creations with flowers ..... especially flowers cakes
    It's purely hobby ... but very nice to do!!
    You may find it nice to take a look at my blog.
    I enjoyed yours!!
    With warm regards,
    Silvia

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  2. Making the combination of the different flowers is not a easy job at all as it plays a vital role to describe the plant beauty. And mostly rose is taken in the leading role.



    send flowers

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