J’taime Paris!

J’taime Paris!

It must seem that sitting aboard a plane, sipping a G&T and being 30,000* feet up in the air creates a great recipe for me to begin musing. I’m reflecting on the trip to Europe I have just departed and feeling joyous at the return to my family.  Their absence in my life for the past 29 days has been nothing short of painful and I cannot wait to return back to Florida,  so I can resume my duties of making breakfast pancakes, being their personal Uber and generally embarrassing them at every opportunity, Mum dabbing is the worst apparently. This particular cacophony of words for once isn’t about my general adoration for my offspring, I hope you hung in there, this, is to introduce you to something altogether a little more illicit, a torrid secret I would like you to keep from my husband, although I am more than happy and joyfully hoping for him to join me anytime and make it a delightful three way. This post is all about my love affair with, Paris.  I am sure you may reflect on my grammar here & I admit it is appalling but Paris quite frankly deserves the pause. I cannot quite remember the moment I feel in love with this city, perhaps it’s the not so distant French blood that exists in my veins but somehow it has my heart and every time I return it is like greeting an old lover, the familiarity and memories return and I am left in a haze, a warmth and a welcome home.  Whilst, in the pit of my stomach...
Gwenda  – Fabulous II

Gwenda – Fabulous II

Gwenda Jeffs AKA Vintage Floral Design. This stunning woman, Mother, florist and occasional model embodies women of this generation. Sensitive, strong, able and full of a lust for life. Creativity is what she is all about and life has given her work the edge. Wonderful to photograph, she leaps down the lens and eats it up.   1. In one sentence, tell us who you are and what you do. I’m Gwenda, a floral designer and owner of The Vintage Floral Design Company based in the Garden of England, Kent! 2. What’s the favourite thing about your job? Working in a bespoke way means that no job is ever the same as another, which keeps the creativity flowing and the passion alive. 3. Who do you admire the most in your work? and why? I make a point of not following or being influenced by anyone in my field (see question 8!). I simply admire anyone with follows their creative heart and carves a professional niche that is perfectly ‘them’. 4. How did it feel to be photographed? I’ve done a bit of modelling for photographer friends, but this usually involves getting into a character or theme that allows me to step out of myself for a while. This was a very different experience as I was being ‘me’, albeit a more glamorous version than the usual!  You have to confront your insecurities, but working with a pro like Carey means that it’s not nearly as scary as it seems it might be. 5. Did it improve your confidence? There’s no Magic Bullet when it comes to re-building self...
Milbridge Court – Wedding & Events Venue

Milbridge Court – Wedding & Events Venue

I love visiting venues for events.  One day I’ll have one of my own, and it will be fabulous! Don’t you just adore all the little details, the special extras, the interior design & cleverness? We all love a plump sofa, posh soap in the loo, the smell of fresh flowers and beautiful artworks adorning walls. When seeking a wedding venue or a place to hold that special event we want to fall in love at first sight and then marvel at all the little details. I am often asked about venues and I consider the couple before me when giving them my advice and sharing my experience. Having spent many years organising events and weddings, previous to picking up my camera I have amassed a large knowledge of all things wedding! My first encounter with Milbridge Court was their showcase event, alongside Kalm Kitchen their in-house caterers and a collective of esteemed wedding personnel, they created a stunning visual, entertaining & edible display. Despite being busy, gossiping all things bridal with all the guests you couldn’t help but be amazed at this great space and what you could do with it..and the vast amounts of food from Kalm Kitchen, they always look amazing and taste even better. But on a day to day basis without the countries best wedding designers at your fingertips (or budget) what does Milbridge Court offer to the every day bride & groom? This is my take on the venue and how I would present it to my couples. Milbridge Court to me is like being married at home, albeit a very, very, nice home, only so much better and...
Exclusive Luxury Venue…..

Exclusive Luxury Venue…..

I’m not one to tease but I will on this occasion. There will soon be a new wedding and event venue in the Hampshire area and let me tell you, its absolutely stunning. Private and exclusive, in the prettiest & most charming grounds I have ever come across. This venue will be for the discerning bride where only the best will do and no distractions or uninvited guests are allowed. Not only will weddings be hosted here but also private parties and commercial get togethers with a host of activities available for your stay. With plans for sumptuous rooms to eat, sleep and entertain I am having trouble making any comparisons. Hopefully you won’t be kept in the dark for much longer as plans are underway for a wonderful showcase event…I do hope you are invited.  😉 In the meantime my wonderful friend, Paula and I were invited along for a preview and to make plans for an exciting photoshoot to whet your appetite for all things Quintessentially English in weddings!     This is Paula in the newly created reflection area…running her wedding empire!  ...