Ever Rosie and Twine…wondered what it would be like running your own flower delivery business? Well this weeks LDNER knows all about that. You could say it’s written in her name, meet Rosie Ansell who runs
Where do you live in London and why?
I live in Wandsworth in South West as I love being able to escape from the London madness and get out to the countryside and with Richmond park so close it’s perfect. There are also lots of great pubs nearby, what more do you need.
Tell us what made you start up Rosie and Twine?
I grew up in the countryside as a gardener’s daughter, so flowers and plants were a big part my childhood. I grew to love flowers as a teenager and since then it has always been my dream to build my own floristry business. Starting an online flower delivery service was the best way to get that dream started and I wanted to make sure that seasonal British flowers were at the forefront whilst remaining simple, creative and affordable.
What advice would you give to anyone starting up their own floral business?
Just get started. You never know what you are capable of until you challenge yourself. It can be daunting jumping into the unknown but it is so worth it. It’s a pretty competitive market out there, what makes your service stand out? I am very passionate about supporting our British growers and only using seasonal flowers. We seem to care more about where our food comes from than our flowers so Rosie & Twine aims to encourage us to buy more British and seasonal flowers.
Finally what would your perfect day in London be…?
Tea in bed followed by a walk along the river to Source in Battersea for their French Toast. Then grab a Barclay’s Bike and head over to one of London’s amazing food markets to pick up some ingredients for lunch and a couple of bottles of London ale. After an afternoon snooze head to Picturehouse cinema for a movie then a wander into Soho for dinner at Ceviche followed by some cocktails and dancing at Barrio Central.
Wanna order some flowers then check out the one’s we got here and hit up Rosie’s website www.rosieandtwine.com