Cheers to a new year, new adventures, new projects and all the beautiful independent businesses out there!
A new year is always a good time to reflect on things gone by but most excitingly it’s a time to look forward to new adventures. So I thank all of my clients, followers and friends that supported me and enjoyed my work in 2017 and I pledge to you that 2018 is going to be an exciting year of pictures and adventures with many wonderful projects and events to photograph already in the calendar.
2018 is my year of the independents. A year to visit & photograph more places loved and developed by those that own and run them. To frequent and support all those freethinking, individualistic, unconventional, mavericks trying to bring something great into our lives!!
With this in mind I began 2018 with a little visit to my friends at Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside. They are currently closed until the 19th January to rip out the past and renovate several of their hotel bedrooms. They have made so many improvements since they took ownership of the hotel only 21 months ago. Not least with the introduction of top Chef Dan McGeorge. The food is Soooooo tasty and always a joy to photograph.
It’s been lovely to document their journey! They inspire me with their hard work, determination and style. This renovation is going to be pure luxury. I was so excited to see them uncovering original features like this stunning fire place which will enhance the hotels country charm. I can not wait to see the finished rooms in a couple of weeks!
Good luck to them and to all the other adventurous folks embarking on the new this year!