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The Mallick Ghat Flower Market

The Mallick Ghat flower market runs along the banks of Kolkata’s, Hooghly River, beneath the famous Howrah Bridge. Earlier this year La Femme Fleur intern (and husband) Simon joined the

Françoise Gilot, La Femme Fleur

When I was living in Paris the favourite book I read on life in the 1940s in the French Capital was Françoise Gilot’s memoir Life With Picasso. The love affair

Flower Power

  10.10.2016   Millie   Floral Tradition   No comments

Nuclear fuel arrangement Bushehr Nuclear Plant, Iran, February 27, 2005.American artist Taryn Simon became fascinated by the constant presence of flowers at the most important moments of history. Her 2016

The rules and hazards of presenting flowers at the ballet

Who knew the etiquette of the presentation of flowers at the end of a performance of Swan Lake could be so rigid. But the rules and regulations surrounding who gets

A Time and a Place: The Flower Market

  17.08.2016   Millie   Flower Markets   No comments

Tulips waiting to be sold at auction at the United Flower Growers warehouse in Auckland.UFG Flower Market, Auckland, Wednesday 5.30amIt's cold and dark outside, but from inside the roller door