POP UP: Valentine’s Day Black Rose Florist
The old romantic in me loves sending roses on Valentine’s Day and this year will be no exception. However, I recently heard about a pop up opening for February 14th that puts a morbid twist on the otherwise loving day. The ‘Think Ink’ florist in Kingley Court (just off Carnaby Street) will sell black roses arranged in grave vases with the equally charming messages “Take Me Whole” or “Swallow Me Piece by Piece”.
The one day only shop is being set up in collaboration with The Kraken spiced rum, the drink known for its distinctive black ink colour (hence the black roses), mythical octopus inspired design, and smooth taste. Each bouquet comes with a 5cl bottle of The Kraken with all proceeds going to the Thames forts preservation charity Project Redsand. The Think Ink Florist will be open from 0800 until all the bouquets are sold, offered on a first come first served basis with one bouquet per customer. Due to the accompanying rum only those aged 18 or over may purchase a bouquet.
Think Ink Florist, Unit 1.16, Kingley Court, W1B 5PW. Nearest Station: Oxford Circus