Seriously loving the Instagram feed of Jacqueline Mikutas at the moment. Her recent photos in the Balearic Islands are Summer perfection…and this hammock! Let’s get the look! (position your mouse near the cross to see the price)
Like the Bay of Arcachon, l’île de Ré is definitively a destination for nature and fitness lovers. There is about 100 kms of cycling path that will take you around the island from Saint-Martin-en-Ré where I took these photos to La Flotte and Ars-en-Ré, all very nice destinations on the island. You don’t really have to worry about where to stay, the island is quite small and you can get from one side of the island to the other on the back of your bike. As you can see from my photos, the weather was quite overcast when I was there. It wasn’t exactly the perfect bikini beach day, more like a breton wearing kind of day but it was still very beautiful.
It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful the Bay of Arcachon is, even in Winter. Last weekend, the weather was just glorious and so mild for November, it felt like a gift.
Last week, I flew back to London with François to style a Summer shot for DFS in Seasalter, Kent. The shooting location was a beach house called The Battery, located on the coast of North Kent and it was just such an amazing space. The Battery was built in 1874 for the Royal Naval Reserve as a base for target practice with gunners firing out to sea and it was used later on as a holiday camp for children. Marilyn, the owner, told me that she still get pensioners who spent their childhood in this place, coming to visit and apparently it hasn’t changed. I certainly believe that.The Battery was like a time capsule and had an amazing, happy vibe to it. I really love the place and I would have been quite happy to hang out there a weekend watching the sea. Sadly, Marilyn doesn’t do B&B but she runs occasional workshops to teach painting to beginners and most recently beads. She is soon off to Africa to teach Masai how to look after their beads so …