Harness the happiness benefits of flowers at the first ever Zest masterclass. In association with Onken.
We all know that a bunch of flowers can put a smile on anyone’s face, but did you realize it’s been scientifically proven?
Yes, petals have the power to enhance your wellbeing and boost your mood. Fact! But how many times does someone give you a beautiful bouquet only for you to transfer them to a vase where they look decidedly, well, underwhelming?
“Petals have the power to enhance your well- being and boost your mood. Fact!”
Luckily, Zest, in association with Onken yogurt, has teamed up with internationally-renowed London florist McQueens, which supplies flowers to a number of designer fashion houses, hotels and A-list events, to give 25 readers the chance to harness the happiness benefits of flowers with a day learning how to arrange flowers beautifully.
As well as perfecting your petal presentation, life coach Nina Grunfeld will be on hand to explain why happiness and wellbeing is so important. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, glass of bubbly, and, along with an exclusive goodie bag worth £40 (including a McQ candle pictured), get to take your work of art home with you, too. Spaces are limited, so get your ticket today!
A US study into the emotional impact of flowers revealed they do more than just look pretty in a vase on the coffee table:
1. flowers have an immediate positive effect on happiness. Participants in the study displayed genuine excitement, delight and gratitude upon receiving a bunch of flowers.
2. flowers have a long-term positive effect on mood. Less depressed, anxious or agitated, and a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction after receiving flowers.
3. the presence of flowers lead to increased contact with friends and family.
When: 10am-4pm, Saturday 6 October 2012
Where: McQueens, 70-72 Old Street, London, eC1V 9An
Cost: £85 per person, which includes a nutritious lunch, exclusive goodie bag, the flowers you have created and a glass of fizz.
How: Call the booking line on 020 7312 3767. hurry, spaces are limited!
Schedule of the day
10am: tea and coffee on arrival
10.30am: Introduction to the event by Zest’s editor Mandie Gower, followed by a talk from life coach nina Grunfeld
11am: Introduction to the flower arranging class by Kally ellis, founder of McQueens, followed by demonstrations and your chance to create your own beautiful bouquet.
12.30pm: nutritious, healthy lunch and the chance to mingle with Mandie, Kally and nina.
2pm: Another chance to get creative with flowers
4pm: the day ends with a celebratory glass of fizz. You’ll then receive your fabulous goodie bag and get to take your flowers home.
A taste of Zest every day...
Onken, the nation’s favourite Big pot yogurt maker, is launching a new limited edition flavour of orange & fig this autumn. The delicious combination of zesty orange and fragrant fig complements onken’s thick and creamy probiotic yogurt perfectly, making it a delicious, healthy treat at any time of day. Enjoy it on its own as a snack, poured over poached fruit as dessert or sprinkled with walnut pieces, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit for breakfast. Available at asda, sainsbury’s and ocado.com, rrp £1.29 for 450g.see more inspiring recipe ideas at onken.co.uk.
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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 11:13
Posted: 04/10/2012 at 09:49
We'll keep you posted Nikita. Hope to see you there Alex.
In the meantime try something new everyday to feel happier in just a week: http://www.zest.co.uk/healthy-mind/feel-happy-in-7-days/473.html
Posted: 04/10/2012 at 11:26
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