A few months ago, I had the opportunity to represent Flowers of Colombia in one of the most iconic cities in the world: London. This project became a great personal challenge that helped me discover a new way to bring two different cultures together.
This tribute tour isn’t a thing that came out of nowhere, it represents the efforts of all the people that believe flowers can change the way we see and interact with the world. It represents farmers, like me, florists, breeders and all those whose lives are made better because of flowers.
When Flowers of Colombia made me a part of this original idea, I understood it could be a great way to share those amazing feelings that a single flower, grown with love and passion, can evoke. I grew up smelling the beauty of flowers, sharing my childhood with people devoted to them, and I felt the importance that giving means that we want to make the world a better place.
In London, I found some great British florists that helped me highlight the beauty of Colombian flowers in delicate arrangements that would allow me to honor to some of my all-time favorite bands: The Beatles, Queen and The Rolling Stones. I took my flowers to the Apollo Theatre, De Hems Dutch Bar and we even crossed Abbey Road, all part of music history! It was thrilling to share these flowers, something I love, with fans from all over the world who were there paying tribute to their idols as well.
There, I felt the energy that powers a city proud of its culture. Walking through the streets and talking to people that share the same passion for music and flowers as I do, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
This project allowed me to truly understand the impact that Flowers of Colombia have all around the world. No matter where you come from or what you believe in, giving a flower to those who you really care about is always going to be a sincere expression of love.
The first time my father invited me to our family farm, I felt a huge amount of emotions that I could probably only compare to the feelings I’ve had while listening to meaningful songs. Now, I understand that growing flowers is like creating music. You plant seeds to grow flowers, while ideas, inspiration and dedication help music come to life. In the end, both are great ways to inspire people to feel loved and alive.
I believe that this Flower Tribute Tour really accomplished the main goal of spreading an emotional message about a Colombia that embraces inspiration and diversity through flowers. I’m just glad I was able to be a part of this beautiful story.