I was so excited to finally be able to return to my beautiful house in the clouds in France.
High on the hill in the medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, my French home is my sanctuary, and I was especially glad to return there after the loss of my little dog, Cristal – my beloved pet and a favourite with everyone in the salon.
I needed to get away and it was lovely to see all my friends. I was thoroughly spoiled with lots of dinner parties and the most beautiful flowers. The weather was fabulous, and I spent my time swimming and recharging my batteries. After more than a year and a half away, it was so wonderful to be back.
At home, weddings are once again in full swing, and we are doing them every week. Everyone at the salon loves them as they’re always such fun and weddings are a fabulous way to channel your creativity.
I was invited to join the wedding party at the spectacular Grange Park in Hampshire; such a beautiful setting. I styled the hair of the bride and bridesmaids, then I helped the bride fit her veil, and then did her hair again in the evening. The groom was in the forces, so the men were either in uniform or morning suits. I wasn’t wearing either, so I stood out
like a sore thumb – but I still had all the ladies talking to me, which was very nice!
It was quite exciting to meet the up-andcoming actress Jessica Aquilina, who has been cast as Fergie in the next series of The Crown on Netflix. Her mother lives in Winchester, so she sent Jessica to me to have her hair done. It was lovely to meet her and I will be looking out for her when The Crown starts again.
As well as weddings, big fashion shoots are up and running again and I’ve been in London working with national magazines on their fashion pages. It is good to be so busy and interesting to see how we are all settling in to the new normal.