Celebrating Burns Night with Bloom & Wild
Being from London, Burns Night was never really something I'd heard of until moving to Scotland in 2007, but I loved the idea of it - an entire country getting all dressed up to celebrate the work of a centuries-dead poet? I loved the thought that the writings of a poet could still be so important to so many people.
Being so late to the party, we've never really gone big on Burns Night celebrations, choosing instead to have a little sip of whisky and re-read the book of Burns poetry we have on the bookshelf - but this year, I'm getting to celebrate January 25 in style, thanks to a beautiful bouquet from Bloom & Wild.
Perfect for celebrating the beauty and splendour of Scotland, is the Sasha bouquet, part of Bloom & Wild's 'Lux Letterbox' collection. Think beautiful dusky roses, in shades of soft lilac, pink and blush-tipped cream, combined with bundles of the most gorgeous winter foliage - eucalyptus, senecio and ozomanthus - and sprigs of lemony waxflower and champagne-sprayed dried myrtle branches. Plus, there's spiky but stylish eryngium - an ornamental blue thistle that just screams Scotland.
As always with Bloom & Wild, the bouquet is just lush, and couldn't be easier to receive or assemble. The flowers come through your front door in their trademark letterbox packaging, meaning no waiting in for your flowers to arrive, and they're perfectly packed for total freshness and longevity. There's instructions on how best to look after the flowers and how to arrange them, plus two sachets of flower food to keep your blooms looking fresh and fabulous for seven whole days.
The Sasha bouquet comprises a hefty 27 stems, ensuring that the bouquet looks full and lavish - a real showstopper for your Burns celebrations, or it would make a stunning gift. Plus, the blend of blooms smells heavenly too.
I highly recommend Bloom & Wild flowers for a perfect pick-me-up for yourself, or as a gorgeous gift for somebody else, and the Sasha would make a wonderful choice this winter. If you love the look of this stunning bouquet, you can order yours here. Also, keep an eye out on Bloom & Wild's Flower Journal, for tips on celebrating Burns Night from me and some more lovely bloggers too.