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The Mayflower Cafe in Sydney has officially launched

The Mayflower Cafe in Sydney has officially launched

Situated in the heart of Darlinghurst was once a renowned Art Deco Florist in the 90s. Now with the help of a strong team of designers, creatives and tradesmen, the space has been transformed into The Mayflower, a lush cafe serving the finest selection of quality coffee and caviar. 

At Don de L’Amour we had the opportunity to be part of this transformational project, working with carefully selected preserved floral varieties to uplift the space and provide a unique experience to The Mayflower customers and patrons. Across the two-level cafe, we worked to produce five floral installations over three weeks. With our continuous efforts to remain as environmentally-friendly as possible, we intentionally constructed each installation using wire and free from any use of floral foam. 

The process began in the middle of May where we sourced over 250 bunches of fresh Amaranthus. We prepared and conditioned each stem to begin the preservation process, which required over three weeks to complete. Although labour-intensive, this process was but absolutely necessary to ensure that the flowers were preserved with the utmost quality. In addition to the use of Amaranthus, we incorporated asparagus fern, and native templetonia. 

With a background in art and fashion, you’ll often see the use of mixed medium within our designs. We drew inspiration from textiles present with coffee and the sea when we incorporated natural hessian fabric and rope throughout all abstract floral sculptures. 

Layers were suspended from the ceiling in waves, pouring out from the florals and weaved throughout the cafe.

  

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Mother's Day POP-UP Store

Mother's Day POP-UP Store

This Saturday 9th May & Sunday 10th May, we will be running a POP-UP store from our workshop location in Bankstown. Pre-order online now, or call to arrange for mum's blooms to be picked up on the day.

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The Star Casino - International Women's Day

The Star Casino - International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women's Day, we designed and set up florals for this morning's luncheon event held at Sokyo for The Star Sydney's Sovereign guests.

All elements in the design were composed of real flowers and fruit. There is no artificial preservation within the design.

In a conscious effort to make environmentally friendly choices, we have used water vials instead of harmful floral foam.

Apart from this, an interactive experience was created for the luncheon tables. As guests were seated at the tables, they were greeted with woven baskets at the centre of each table, each overflowing with fresh florals amongst juicy pomegranates, trailing grapes, fresh figs and whole almonds.  

 

 

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Roxy Jacenko's Annual International Women's Day 2020

Roxy Jacenko's Annual International Women's Day 2020

Today we florals for Roxy Jacenko's Annual International Women's Day Luncheon. The theme was opulent French Antique.

Tables were adorned with antique teapots, candelabras, gilted trinket boxes, porcelain figurines and silverware overflowing with green.

Florals designed using various purple hues. All antiquities specifically sourced and chosen in alignment with the theme. 



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2019 FACCI Annual Ball

2019 FACCI Annual Ball

Last month, we attended the French Australian Chamber of Commerce's biggest event of the year, the Annual Soiree de Gala.

Held in the theme of Opera, it was an evening of elegance and style, opened with a speech by the Ambassador of France, H.E. Christophe Penot.

Don de L'Amour was a proud sponsor of the event, alongside Renault, Bouygues Construction, Air France, Pernod Ricard, Aircalin, Anantara, Meetings & Events by Club Med, Myconian Collection & Nouvelle Calédonie Tourisme, Avene, Bausele, Four Frogs, Franck Provost, French Espadrilles, Gault & Millau, GJ Food, Le Jacquard Francais, Klorane, L'Occitane, le Creuset, Le Roof Restaurant, Lilianfels, Naval Group, revol, Ramada, Sabre & Simone Pérele.  

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