I've always been a lover of fast-paced cities and wild nature.
I grew up among the ponies of the New Forest. My father was born in Jamaica and my mother raised in Sussex, Paris and Warsaw.
My career in writing and photography started aged 7, with my daily journals of what I had eaten and how I felt, and the Kodak snapshots of my cat and family.
My mother was an artist and a fashion designer, so I rebelled against the creative route. But life has a habit of going full circle, and in the end I found myself working in fashion retail and studying photography.
As a journalist, I first specialised in Latin America, and learnt Spanish. This held me in good stead for when I moved to Barcelona, where I worked for the Olympic Games and reported for the likes of Condé Nast Traveler, The Times, Sportswear International and the BBC.
I spruced up my French as a journalist visiting Algeria. It took me a few years to tone down my Arab accent. Now one of my main clients is a Paris-based organisation, and I make the homage each year to work at Paris Photo.
Before turning freelance in 2015, I was Global Head of Corporate Communications at McArthurGlen Designer Outlets. Here I worked in the fashion, retail, luxury and global travel markets.
At that time, McArthurGlen had 21 centres in nine countries across Europe and North America. That's a lot of cultures and a lot of destinations to unravel and understand!
I have a BSc specialising in Sustainable Development, which makes me green, green, green, and a Masters in TV Production & Directing.
More recently I studied Digital Marketing Leadership, to take me into the 21st century.
That's me! Thank you.
© Picture: Anais Boileau
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