T+L Reports: Tips from Hotel Florists
Published: May 2009
By Shane Mitchell
Celebrity florists are sprouting in top hotels, where radical bouquets can turn guest rooms into sylvan bowers. Look for Louise Woodhouse in her rubber wellies strolling through the marble lobby of London's Dorchester, or Jeff Leatham scattering bruised rose petals on the staircase at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris.
Florist/Hotel Louise Woodhouse/The Dorchester, Park Lane, London; 44-207/629-8888
The Look Romantic ranunculus and sweet peas with petals swirled below.
Secret Garden "Go to the Old English Garden in Battersea Park, when it's frosty and full of berries and odd early flowers like hellebores."
Florist/Hotel Jeff Leatham/George V, 31 Ave. George V, Paris; 33-1/49-52-70-00
The Look Drowned orchids, peacock feathers, roses in sparkling water.
Secret Garden "No one knows about the Swedish Institute, a charming hôtel particulier garden in the Marais."
Florist/Hotel Seth Cohen/The Pierre, 2 E. 61st St., New York; 212/838-8000
The Look Explosions of single varieties.
Secret Garden "I love the way the Jefferson Market Garden wraps around a former church. So overgrown and natural, like being in the country."