I spent the first part of this week in Vancouver with my daughter and design partner, Sam, and a big shopping list….

Sam and I love succulents for their architectural structure, cool colour palette and low-maintenance nature – we travel a lot, so only having to water them once or twice a month is brilliant.

My comments about this fabulous designer trip to the succulent markets of Vancouver? I would say they should have purchased more sedums. Really now, sedums are going to be the hot plant in interior decorating next year, and the whole aeonium craze is just so 2006. If you want to show how dated your palette is, just add a cabbagy echeveria to the dining room!