Easter Flowers & Chocolates

Easter is my favourite time of year. The abundance of chocolate and colourful flowers might have something to do with it.

Get creative with spring flowers and bulbs and plant a flower arrangement for the Easter weekend. Below is just such an arrangement I made using a wide mouthed urn. The cut flowers are drinking from water filled jars that’s hidden by moss and planted primulas. I added bulb plants like hyacinths for fragrances and that spring feeling. Blossom branches adds texture and a bit of drama. If you don’t have an urn, a shallow bowl or tray will work too.

Spring urn flowers for Easter

Spring urn flowers for Easter

After playing around with this flower garden, I think it’s ok to over indulge in some Easter chocolate. I could not resist adding the very new Gin & Elderflower tipple into the mix.

Easter chocolate are not just for kids, right? See my selection of the best Easter chocolates with the grown-up’s in mind:


Easter Chocolate Aldi, Hotel Chocolat, Betty's, Warner Edwards Harrington Elderflower Gin


Now for the more colourful and fun-loving choices:

Easter Chocolate, Prestat, Waitrose, M&S, Sainsbury's


Shopping Credits:

Specially Selected Exquisite Easter Egg, £7.99, Aldi

Extra thick egg with choc  selection, £27, Hotel Chocolat

Medium milk chocolate spring flowers egg, £27.50, Betty’s

Warner Edwards Harrington Elderflower Gin, £33, Amazon

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle in a Real Eggshell, £4.95,  Prestat

Fiona Cairns  cupcakes, from £1.25 each, Waitrose

Beau Bunny, £2.50, M&S
Hen House eggs, £15, M&S

Easter Bunny pack, £2.50, Sainsbury’s


Feature and Flower photos: Theoda Solms Iles

Mother’s day Flowers with Joanna Lumley

It is not everyday a mere mortal like myself gets to meet celeb-royalty, like Joanna Lumley. So forgive me if I’m kind of lost for word on this post. It’s kind of good to let the colourful flowers from M&S do the talking on this occasion.

Below is a video of Joanna Lumley introducing the event, speaking so beautifully with a soothing velvety voice, I could listen to her all evening long, check it out for yourself.

VIDEO – Joanna Lumley hosting M&S Mother’s Day flowers class


Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist



Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist


Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist

Mother’s day shopping ideas

Joanna Lumley M&S flowers Mother's day Theoda stylist


Feature & photos: Theoda Solms Iles