Mihaela Tom, Floral Designer, Founder & Owner of flowerMe Budapest

  • 31 Mar 2022 12:27 PM
Mihaela Tom, Floral Designer, Founder & Owner of flowerMe Budapest
Before starting her own business as a floral designer, Mihaela used to work in the advertising industry for more than 15 years. 

Her utmost wish is to surprise people with her creations and to bring joy in their lives.

The best part of her work is to be the messenger of the most beautiful human stories.

She is designing flower bouquets and flower arrangements for home, offices and bespoke events.

She is organizing workshops on different floristry themes and techniques. Get to know more about her story and her work at www.flowerme.hu.


1. When did you arrive in Hungary and what brought you here?

I arrived in March 2002, which means I landed here more or less at the same time when Xpat Loop started in Hungary. Love brought me here in the first place, and work. I fell in love with a German lawyer who moved to Budapest for work.

One day in May 2001,we were both on a business trip from Budapest to Bucharest. We met on the plane, exchanged a few words and business cards and one year later I ended up changing my existence, moving to Budapest and getting married. Luckily I could continue my work in advertising at the same agency I used to work for in Bucharest.

2. Have you ever been an expatriate elsewhere?

No.But you never know what the future will bring.

3. What surprised you most about Hungary?

The lovely springs, the mild winters and the beautiful Budapest by all means.

4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do? 

Margaret Island is a must do, as well strolling on the streets of the city center. Castle district by night and the breathtaking views over the Danube and its bridges. 

5. What is your favourite Hungarian food?


6. What is never missing from your refrigerator?


7. What is your favourite Hungarian word?

"Huncut" (mischievous) which is a cute adjective said to children who are trying to fool the adults. Certainly I must have heard the appelative  quite often at the playground when my daughter was small.

8. What do you miss most from home? 

Currently home is here with my family. But I am always longing for the fresh air and the mountains near my home town, Brasov.  

9. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?

I changed my career path several times in my life. I worked as a journalist, as well in the music industry promoting international and local artists. I also worked in advertising for more than 15 years and now I ended up being a floral designer. It was quite a journey till now. As a next challenge, I would love to get to know more about human behaviour, so psychology is on my list.

10. What's a job you would definitely never want?


11. Where did you spend your last vacation?

In Austria, skiing together with my family.

12. Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?

Italy, on a discovery roadshow. Searching for the perfect place to retire and a stone house with a garden full of lemons and oranges.

13. Apart of temptation what can't you resist?

Chocolate and a good laugh with the friends.

14. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?

Queen for the band, "Sliding doors" for the film (but not as a teen, more as a young adult).

15. Red wine or white?

Red wine and a lot of prosecco.

16. Book or movie?

I love watching movies, but a good book will definitely get me hooked. So both.

17. Morning person or night person?

Definitely a morning person.

18. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?

Human rights, children welfare, gender equality.  

19. Buda or Pest side?

Both have their own  charm.

20. What would you say is your personal motto? 

Nothing is absolute, there is always a solution. 

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