Towers of Flowers

If I’m in the neighborhood of the George V hotel, I always pop in to take a look at their flower displays. They are done by an American, Jeff Leatham, who is given a huge allowance to buy flowers in Amsterdam and I think he is the one who started designing floral arrangements with huge clear vases with the flowers often slanting at an angle. He didn’t do that this time.

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This is what you see as you enter the lobby. As you can see, white orchids are the flower being used this month.

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A closeup using the great lighting there.

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In the huge central courtyard, which is where I think breakfast is eaten, is this striking water feature with purple orchids streaming above.

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Some more orchids by the bar.

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This is a lovely room in which to have tea. Notice the live piano music being played. I actually had tea here once-a friend paid.

2 thoughts to “Towers of Flowers”

  1. Oooh, how gorgeous. Last trip to Paris I had breakfast at Le Meurice, it was extraordinary, I imagine it would be here too. Breakfast is a great way to enjoy these spaces that otherwise we mere mortals can’t afford.

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