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Autumn Interviews vol. V : Robbie Honey

Robbie Honey is one of London’s leading florists, a writer, an artist and a teacher, working between London, New York and Beijing.

My inspiration for what I do comes from three main sources: nature, art and fashion.

What I love most about what I do is the diversity, it keeps things fresh and every day is different for me and I enjoy that. I am currently working on a project involving fragrance and it is fascinating.

If I didn’t live in London the city I would live in is Harare.  It is where I grew up and where my heart is.

If I weren’t doing what I do I would be living in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe working to preserve the indigenous flora threatened by exotic species.

My signature style piece is currently a pair of navy linen trousers from a Chinese brand called Croquis. I bought them in Beijing and they are lined so suitable for Autumn.

The luxury I can’t live without is D. R. Harris & Co’s Verbena Bath Oil – having a soak in a bath with a splash of this in it is a tonic.

The books on my bedside table are The Wild Places by Robert Mcfarlane and Falling Upward by Father Richard Rohr.

The best cocktail I recently drank was an Old Fashioned at the Blue Bar – I am a sucker for a muddled cherry.

An unforgettable place I have travelled to is Assynt in the Scottish Highlands.  I went canoeing and camping there earlier this year, it was utterly magnificent and there were wild orchids growing everywhere.

The artist whose work I would collect is Ben Nicholson, I love the simplicity of his compositions and his fine use of colour.

The Augustus Hare product I would most like to find in my stocking is the Suffolk, Navy cashmere knitted tie. What’s not to love?

You can see some of Robbie’s incredible creations, for some of the most recognisable global fashion houses to exquisite private events here:

Robbie was photographed at the Chelsea Physic Garden wearing the Hemingway knitted tie and Nautical woven tie.

Photography by Candour Creative.