…It’s the MAGIC of La Forêt…

When I first visited the remarkable and stunning La Forêt for the very first time in 2009, little did I know that it would pull on my heart as much as it has. I knew pretty soon after my first encounter that I wanted to celebrate my wedding there, which we did in 2011. I also knew, deep down, that it would become a very very special place to me and my family and it will remain so, forever…


IMG_2592We recently spent a week here with friends. We had this planned for over a year and for many of us it was a much needed break. For us, it was returning to a little part of France which we had the honour of calling home for 14 months between 2010-2011.


It was so good to go back and especially good to bring Little O along with us. Plenty of relaxing by the pool in the glorious sunshine to eating fine dinners cooked by friends by candle light in the courtyard or terrace…


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  It was also our chance to take Little O and to show her ‘our’ special place…



10583013_10153085487326091_2991486192315384296_o              10383632_10153085487476091_2434178770195046340_nIt wouldn’t be a week in Gascony without drinking the local Floc de Gascogne and plenty of fine wine. Local vineyards including Millet, Domaine du Joy, Pellehaut & Tariquet.  Armagnac too, of course! We visited the beautiful medieval village La Bastide d’Armagnac and took a day trip to beach at Hossegor.10577070_10153085485886091_3686805321728666075_n


Credit to Chris Karageorgiou, who took some of the photos. 





a PARADE of elephants…

… Is witnessed and captured in the breathtaking and stunning book ‘A Shadow Falls’ by wildlife photographer Nick Brandt. This is an astoundingly moving book that captures the wild like no other… To get your copy please visit here… visit Brandt’s website here and check him on facebook here





Please help save the Elephants… get involved and learn more…

The Big Life Foundation & Save the Elephants… X


…it’s all about CELLANDIA


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Cellandia is very excited to have such a special mention in September’s issue of Homes & Gardens, such an inspirational interiors magazine and one of my favourites. Emma J Page has selected beautiful and luxury stationers across London for your fine papers, invitations and desk accessories, such an elite list of stunning paper and writing boutiques. We are very proud to be a part of this list and mentioned amongst some of London’s most stylish stores. You must take a look at the new note card range here and do check in via email at if you have any queries or need some inspired personal stationery for yourself, party, event, wedding or even as a special gift.

…And to add to all this luxury and style – what better place to be, than at the exquisite and remarkable  La Forêt, situated in Gascony, South West France.

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