"After women, flowers are the most divine creation" - Dior
Miei Fiori (My Flowers in Italian) is a florist with a difference. Not only do they produce beautiful bouquets of stunning flowers and run a variety of workshops, but they operate on a 100%-net-profit-to-charity model.
With a focus on improving children's lives and closing the poverty gap in Australia, they are part of the growing trend towards social enterprises, finding ways to support the community in a very special way.
Miei Fiori are also committed to transparency and want their customers to know exactly where their money is going. They're also operating on a zero waste model, so you know that your flowers are going to be fresh and beautiful.
I recently made a terrarium in a lunchtime session that they ran and thoroughly enjoyed it and discovered that they also run Flower Styling Workshops.
Ranging from the basics to more advanced sessions, you'll be creating your own stunning arrangements before you know it. These fun and hands-on workshops are run by Miei Fiori founder and creative director Lyly Greca.
If you're keen to learn the basics, then this workshop is perfect. Learn how to prepare and care for your flowers, including colour combinations and essential techniques. You'll also get to take home your stunning arrangement designed and created just by you.
Classes run from 9am -12pm on the first Saturday of each month. Click here to book your tickets.
Workshop 2 – Beyond Basics $180
Enjoyed the Flower Basics workshop and keen to learn more? Build on your new found knowledge with advanced techniques. You'll gain new skills with wire work and learning design techniques for wrapped, boxed or vase arrangements. Once again, you will take home your gorgeous arrangement.
Classes run from 9am -12pm on the second Saturday of each month. Click here to book your tickets.
Workshop 3 – Seasonal Fun (Summer Swing, Autumn Affair, Winter White, Spring Delight) $180
Using seasonal blooms, you'll learn how to design and arrange a beautiful centrepiece and at the end, be rewarded with a unique arrangement designed and created by you to take home.
Classes run from 9am -12pm on the third Saturday of each month. Click here to book your tickets.
Workshop 4 – The Art of Styling and Design $350
At this advanced workshop, you'll enjoy enjoy a fabulous lunch while learning plenty more on floral designs, colours, textures and layers. Of course, you'll get to take your arrangement home.
Classes run from 10am – 2pm on the fourth Saturday at the end of each quarter (except for November which will be in November). So the next two for 2018 will be held on 22 September 2018 and 24 November 18. Click here to book your tickets.
Enjoy a glass of bubbles with Lyly who will share her story, tips and secrets during each of the workshops Q&A time.