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The Whitby Hotel

18 W 56th Street New York NY 10019

  • A bouquet of white and pastel flowers set against a dark background. Lewis Miller Design
  • A florist working on a large bouquet of pink flowers. In the background is a stack of gold guilded mirrors.
  • A bouquet of red flowers set against a dark background.
  • The Anrep private room with hand painted wallpaper by Melissa White, featuring Kit Kemp's mythical creatures, and mosaic artwork, set up for private dining on one long table, with comfortable chairs, beautiful flower arrangements and Kit Kemp's own bone china range for Wedgwood. The Anrep Room
  • An original honesty bar cabinet in the Anrep private room with extraordinary original artwork around; a reproduction of Anrep mosaics from London's National Gallery, two eclectic designed lamps and a stunning fresh flower arrangement. Anrep Private Room
  • the whitby HOTEL PRESENTS 'back to flower school'
    with lewis miller, creator of the flower flash

    Back by popular demand for 2019, The Whitby Hotel welcomes Lewis Miller, creator of the Flower Flash to host ‘Back to Flower School’, an exclusive series of seasonal floral masterclasses starting next month. Celebrated for his iconic street art installations popping up across New York City, Lewis Miller will teach budding florists how to make fabulous floral arrangements.

    Led by Lewis himself, learn how to create stunning arrangements using seasonal flowers at a series of masterclasses taking place at The Whitby Hotel on February 8, April 8 and May 13 from 6pm. Start the evening with a Champagne and canapés reception, before an intimate masterclass in the beautiful surroundings of hotel's iconic Anrep Room. 

    Showcasing Lewis’s signature style while using the prettiest flowers of the season, including colored blooms grown in the Hudson Valley, you will learn how to make a gorgeous and sumptuous arrangement that exudes a spring feel to take home with you.

    The masterclasses at The Whitby Hotel are $295 per person, to include the Champagne and canapes reception and floral masterclass and will take place between 6-8pm on the following dates: 

    Friday, February 8th - SOLD OUT
    Monday, April 8th - SOLD OUT
    Monday, May 13th - SOLD OUT


    To book a table for dinner after the masterclass in The Whitby Bar & Restaurant call +1 646 928 4207 or email 

    Born and raised in California farm country, Lewis Miller developed a respect for nature at a very young age. After years of successfully pursuing his interest in design, flowers and event planning, Lewis moved to New York City in 2000 where he worked for one of the city’s top floral boutiques.

    In 2002, Lewis launched his own company: LMD New York, Lewis Miller Design. It quickly became one of the premiere floral design houses in New York with clients including Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Richard Meier, Mayor Bloomberg and JP Morgan Chase, just to name a few. With over a decade of experience, LMD has grown into one of the most sought after and well-respected multi-event production houses in the world. His most recent projects include securing the highly-coveted Central Park Zoo gala and writing his first book, Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangement.

    Miller is also the creator of ‘The Flower Flash’, street art installations made of flowers. Miller repurposes flowers from events when he can to create pop-up street installations. These floral works of art are created under 15 minutes and all made before dawn. Miller’s business focuses on flowers and fantasy, transforming key life moments in his client’s lives into magical, everlasting memories. The impetus for the flower flashes was to recreate just a sliver of that sentiment and offer it to everyday New Yorkers and the tourists that visit this great City. His main vision is to create an emotional response through flowers.