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Bloom & Wild and Matisse in the Studio

Now here’s a lovely collaboration in SEEN’s opinion: to coincide with the ‘Matisse in the Studio’ exhibition that’s on now until 12th November at the Royal Academy of Arts, Bloom & Wild have created three limited-edition bouquets to evoke the style, objects and palette of the renowned artist Matisse. SEEN has had the pleasure of seeing Bloom & Wild’s creations in the flesh, as it were. They are wonderfully uplifting in their simplicity. The company also packs their flowers so they can be delivered through the letterbox, so there is no delay in customers enjoying their orders.

The Lydia

These lovely bouquets, so simple and fresh in their arrangements are named The Amelie, after Matisse’s wife; the sunny brightness of the blooms celebrates the artist’s famous still-lifes of flowers, and features calendula, snapdragons, bupleurum, and gerberas. £33 with free next day delivery.

The Monstera

The Lydia, is named after Matisse’s muse Lydia Delectorsky, his model, manager, secretary and companion; pom pom chrysanthemums, scabiosa, pitto, wispy burgundy snapdragons, green bell and astrantia evoke the artist’s sojourn in the south of France, asltromeria maracuja roses. The purple hues of the bouquet recall the Matisse’s Provençal paintings. £36 with free next day delivery.

The Monstera pays homage to Matisse’s cut-out paintings and features fiery red hot pokers, calla lily, kangaroo paw, dracaena leaves and of course, Monstera leaves; wonderfully sculptural. £45 with free next day delivery. The bouquets will be available from Bloom & Wild’s website from 25th September.

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Seen this week

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

London has always had an enthusiastic relationship with gin; right from the days when the water was undrinkable, gin has become the city’s tipple of choice. Imagine SEEN’s joy therefore, when we heard that this month, gin and tonic experts, Fever-Tree, is launching its very own Fever-Tree Gin School.

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.