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
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.