Florist Jeff Leatham is a celebrity in the flower world. He did have his own reality show, after all, but more significantly, his floral arrangements at the Four Seasons George V in Paris are so legendary that A-list guests of the hotel recruit him to do the flowers for their own weddings and events. (He worked on the reopening party of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, along with events for Kylie Minogue.) Leatham is the hotel’s Artistic Director, and his decorations—like 2010’s Swarovski Crystal holiday decorations—are worth traveling for. His weekly flower arrangements incorporate 9,000 flowers delivered fresh from Holland.
Now some good tidings for aspiring florists and decorators. The Four Seasons Hotel George V has launched exclusive floral arrangement classes under the guidance of Jeff Leatham himself. The two-hour floral art workshop begins with a demo, then participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements based on Leatham’s tips. (Here’s a recent review from the Paris Chérie blog.) Free of charge for hotel guests upon reservation with the concierge. The next workshops will take place November 22, 2013 and January 30, 2014. This is just one of the unique Parisian experiences that Four Seasons has recently rolled out for guests. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/paris