We chat to Renée Luus, florist at Jun­gle Blooms in Jo­han­nes­burg, about this new city hot spot from the peo­ple who brought us Warm & Glad

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What kind of prod­ucts are avail­able at The Jun­gle?

We sell a se­lec­tion of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional life­style brands in­clud­ing fash­ion, groom­ing prod­ucts and home­ware. Jun­gle Cafe is a bak­ery and patis­serie and Jun­gle Blooms a su­per-fresh florist.

How do you choose which de­sign­ers to stock?

We have in­cred­i­ble lo­cal brands and de­sign­ers – from our own cof­fee ta­bles by Naked to fur­ni­ture by Ped­er­sen + Len­nard and clothes by Me.Plus.One. Brands are cho­sen for their fo­cus on qual­ity, crafts­man­ship, de­sign and cre­ativ­ity. We look for brands that share our pas­sion for ex­clu­siv­ity, unique­ness and de­sign, whether South African or in­ter­na­tional.

Tell us more about Jun­gle Blooms.

We have freshly-picked bunches, uniquely crafted de­signs in var­i­ous pots or con­tain­ers and our own Jun­gle range that can be pre-or­dered from the web­site or at the store.We also do flower ar­rang­ing. I love the idea of a work­ing florist in a cafe – it is my favourite part of the day! Craft­ing some­thing unique adds a per­sonal touch be­tween our clients and their florist.

What makes the per­fect Valen­tine’s Day bou­quet?

Any­thing lo­cal! Valen­tine’s flow­ers are not about the colour or type of flower – it is about what your Valen­tine would love and ap­pre­ci­ate. Go lo­cal and stay sea­sonal to re­ceive bet­ter value for your money.

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