Hi there, I’m Sally, founder and chief pretty creator of Halo Blossom Floral Design.
Growing up, whilst other girls were spending time with their Barbies, I was the kid sketching flowers or looking for butterflies in my garden. For many years, I put my sketch book down and had a career in magazine publishing; launching corporate magazines for clients, but the desire to be with nature never left me.
Passion For Nature
I decided it was time to use my skills and love of creatively meeting a client’s brief with my passion for nature.
I had an overwhelming desire to work in an industry where it was encouraged to be as enthusiastic as I was, so I retrained as a floral designer. Halo Blossom was then born and now I spend my days creating florals for the dreamers just like me.
Sally In Five Minutes
A Few Quick Facts About Me:
I collect vintage women’s magazines and Penguin Classic books. I have copies of Vogue that are nearly 100 years old, and I love this visual history of style.
I’m rarely seen without a big flick of black eyeliner and red lipstick. The latter is thanks to growing up thinking Rizzo from Grease was so cool and I’ve never grown out of it.
I love music and think David Bowie was a genius.
If I wasn’t a floral designer, I’d love to be a radio DJ.
I’m teaching myself to play the piano.
I live with my two children, our two cats and way too many house plants. I always name pets after musicians. Ziggy and Florence if you’re wondering (my children wouldn’t go with Kate Bush). Our last cat was Elvis.
I hate vinegar. I mean properly hate vinegar. I can’t stand the smell and have a totally irrational fear of getting the smell on my fingers.
I’ll never stop being mesmerised by nature — seeing the way moss creeps across a log, or how a coot’s beak is so perfectly white on an otherwise entirely black bird fascinates me.
“We absolutely loved our flowers – you smashed it!”
Dannie and Clive