Eden Hessell is one of those super inspiring women who seems to do - and juggle - it all.
An in-demand floral stylist for weddings and events, Eden's mornings often start as early as 5am, getting ready to head out to Auckland's wholesale flower auctions. Then it's into the city to The Botanist (at Auckland's City Works Depot), the eatery she works from. Eden's days are filled with creating the most insanely beautiful botanic arrangements - living walls and archways, wedding centrepieces, corporate and retail displays, and little and large bouquets of love sent by courier around the city. (You can order one for someone special online here.) In between, she meets with upcoming wedding and event clients, steals 10 minutes for some fresh air with lunch, fits in a little 'gram, and grabs a coffee or three to keep her humming. On the day we visited, she'd also arranged a boot-load of the most amazing pinky-silver, wild-growing maple. After work, she picks up her little man (Jude, 4) from daycare and heads home for much-deserved chill time with Jude and Jason.
Ooh, also - like to learn the art of arranging? Eden's now hosting floral styling classes (including bubbles and canapés on arrival and a bouquet to take home after class) - contact her here for more info.
Photography by the best ever Swift and Click for Fancy
Thank you, Fisher & Paykel - being proudly designed here in New Zealand, for New Zealand homes and families, you are the perfect partners for our Day in the Life series.