Adding a bit of colour to the already energetic scene in the famed ivy laneway, Merivale have unveiled something a bit different from the usual big-ticket food and drink opening. Now standing right next to Lorraine’s Patisserie is the hospitality group’s first ever flower shop, Pailings Flowers, opened just in time to spring with a bespoke flower service offered in the heart of Sydney.
Pailings Flowers puts the spotlight on Merivale’s in-house florist Hannah Coomber, who earned her stripes at flower institution Grandiflora before joining the group in 2015 to create the vibrant blooms seen throughout Merivale’s many venues and events.
“I’m often stopped in venue and asked about our floral displays”, said Coomber. “I thought the Pailings Lane boutique was the perfect space to not only display some of the florals we use across the group, but to also allow our guests to purchase the stunning varieties we source from the flower market”.
Pailings Flowers will be Coomber’s platform for sourcing unusual and interesting cuts to produce bespoke combinations, maintaining a strict dedication to making each and every bouquet different from one another. The space itself is as dramatic and sensory as the arrangements, described as a “floral apothecary” that has been molded by Merivale’s in-house design team.
The launch also symbolises Merivale’s spring season, which looks to be jam-packed this year; forthcoming events include Establishment’s huge 17th birthday (20th September), a Cuban-styled takeover at Queens Hotel and The Paddington, a sweeping (thought temporary) Japanese makeover for ivy Pool Club through the month of October, and a four-night Halloween celebration at El Loco as the Mexican favourite turns into a “haunted casa”. There’s a few more events up the group’s sleeve so head on other to their official website for all the info.