The Barcelona florist superbrand Bornay have been my flower heroes way back since I was lucky enough to embark on a floristry career back in France in 2010. Since then I have been in awe of their work, scouring over their social media accounts regularly. So when the Instagram pops up about them opening a shop I just gotta go... to Barcelona... 10 days before Christmas!
A £10 (!) flight and a few metro stops later I'm standing outside a converted garage in the Sants Montjuic neighbourhood.
Inside the red brick facade is an enormous light filled space with palm trees growing out of the dirt floor. Enormous wooden benches hold an array of Bornay's signature arrangements and bouquets.
I soon got chatting to Fatima who introduced me to Joan. I was truely touched at how welcoming and hospitable they were; making me coffee, showing me around their whole workshop, giving me a chair centre stage to watch Fatima put together a bridal bouquet and buttonhole, giving me reccommendations for places to go later. I watched as the team put together wreaths for Burberry and saw the cactus wall they had installed for a Hermes event.
After two hours I felt completely inspired all over again, their passion and creativity is so infectious.