Peacock Image

Author name: Anna List Brain

The Lodge Barn gets a sparkly Christmas makeover

I am a big fan of Christmas and the rustic feel to Preston Court means its a great canvas for natural looking festive decoration.

This year I foraged in the garden and picked up holly with red berries, fur tree, variegated ivy, twisted hazel, hydrangeas and pine cones. I found some Hazel poles also from the garden and used these to create the formwork from which everything else could hang. I used a small amount of gold spray to pick out a little bit of shimmer on some of the leaves and then added some warm white fairy lights.

La Boheme Bride’s festival inspired shoot at Preston Court.

We hosted this ultra cool shoot for La Boheme Bridal featuring their dresses and an AIRSTREAM caravan. Hannah who runs La Boheme has some really special pieces and they are based locally in Whitstable. Go try on a dress – it may just be the one.

I particularly loved the fringed dress – it has lots of movement and is so eye catching.

Baxter The Camel

Baxter the two humped camel comes to Preston Court. We did a rare out of wedding season event and hosted my aunty Theresa and her husband Stuart’s wedding reception. Boy was Baxter a beauty. Please check out Joseph’s Amazing Camels and ask to speak to Daisy. Their camels are incredibly well looked after and very calm and friendly.

Joseph and his daughter Daisy also make delicious chocolates made from camel milk. I have tried them and they are really delicious. A really good idea for a Christmas present. The milk is really good for you as its high in anti oxidants which help to prevent damage to your cells, which can lead to certain types of cancers and heart diseases. Chocolate which is healthy AND good for you, who would have thought?