our suppliers: luvshifting.

In this post we want to tell you a little more about one of the lovely people and businesses who work alongside us.

We’ve worked really hard over the years to create a warm, relaxing atmosphere at Southsea Coffee. It’s one of those tricky things that sometimes you just can’t put your finger on, as the feel of a place is made up of lots of different elements. In addition to delicious food and drinks, and, of course, a lovely team, we have always felt that we can do a lot to contribute to the soul of Southsea Coffee with what we put on the walls.

If you have been popping in to visit us for a while you will have seen a variety of different artwork splashed across the walls, created by some of our favourite local artists, including our latest (and largest!) mural by Los Dave. We also feel you can’t beat a bit of glorious greenery, so from our earliest days we have always had fresh plants and flowers dotted around. We asked our florist friend Nia to bring her creative touch to our newly opened coffee shop, and what began with a large bunch of blooms each week has now become one of our most talked about features, the beautiful Living Wall.

 The current living wall installation

The current living wall installation

Prior to starting luvshifting in 2012, Nia had been a florist for over 30 years, working for some of the biggest names in the business, all over the UK. We were able to have a few minutes of her time to find out a bit more about her and the company.

How was luvshifting born & what was the inspiration behind the company name?

luvshifting was born out of a desire to work together. We are a husband and wife team who have different creative talents, including floristry and fashion design. Our name expresses how our love of design changes, for example because of the season or current trends. Our minds are always shifting onto new ideas.

Where would you like to be in 10 years?

luvshifting would like to be an established and recognised luxury brand in ten years, known for our floral installations

 A previous living wall - lots of bright and beautiful pots!

A previous living wall - lots of bright and beautiful pots!

What is your proudest achievement?

Being able to work well with each other and have a balanced and ever evolving business.

If you could pick a famous client who would it be and why?

We’ve worked at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, and with well-known florists like Paula Pryke and more recently Paula Rooney… all have celebrity clients but it isn’t the done thing to mention names! However it would be wonderful to make a floral expression of the talents of Marienella Nunez, the prima ballerina at ROH.

We can't wait to see what creations will be adorning our wall next! Keep an eye out for new displays when you're in for your next coffee fix. If you would like to find out more take a look at the website www.luvshifting.com