When I remember my time in Cambridge, I think of the dewy spring mornings, punting down the canals in the sun and stopping to take pictures of everything. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the gorgeous city, but it truly is unforgettable. Situated on the River Cam, the city of Cambridge boasts astoundingly old and beautiful 16th century and gothic architecture, such as, the famed Kings College Chapel. More than anything else it is a University town. A place where scholars retreat to their Tudor turrets, take their books to the river side for a picnic with friends, or end up at the local pub with a hoard of other intellectuals to get pissed and talk about philosophy. What a splendid life indeed.
While I was visiting Cambridge to get tattooed, the whole time I thought to myself “wow, someone actually lives here?” or “this building is still being used?”. The whole idea seemed so impossible to me that students were still inhabiting and using buildings that were centuries old and looked like something out of a movie set. And of course, every breath taking building came with an adjoining spectacular green space. Flats of green with Oak trees as old as the structures themselves, towering high and swaying in the light river breeze.
Cambridge has a youthful energy but steeped in English heritage. For my tribute to this magnificent city I have paired royal red roses with deep burgundy hydrangeas, light green gelda viburnum and tall purple fountain grass to help soften and create an air of sophistication and prestige. Our Cambridge bouquet floats above the rest with a valiant appeal that, just like the awe-inspiring city, will stand the test of time, no matter which season.