The Story Behind the Pictures
Friday Morning - My Annie did the honours of being the takeover money shot - she's my money shot. My Tribal Warrior. Fearless. Hilarious & So loving.
AND then.... the control was in my hands!!!!
Feeling empowered - oh the things i could do! But NOOOOOO - Straight to food! It was lunch after all. So I instagram Storied 2 sumptuous Home Made Sausage Rolls & a slice of Chocolate Courgette Cake from Hectors Barn in Harpley - I Stupidly forgot to save the pic so it's gone into the abyss but they got thumbs up from us.
Hectors Barn is a haven of French Rustic Interiors & have an abundance of Christmas Gift ideas. In their Harpley Shop they have a cafe with delicious locally made food, healthy snacks & Norfolk Produce. They are also Annie Sloan specialists and stockists. Well worth a Visit and only 2 minutes from Happy Valley where the Insta takeover took place.
Happy Valley - A Little Background
My grandfather, Frank Coe, referred to the land that lay in the Gentle Valley between Massingham & Grimston in West Norfolk as "Happy Valley". The energy is so calming and it's hard not to feel serene here. From what i've read recently our appreciation for this area is no coincidence and living in the forest may also be a big contributor.
Taken From Quartz Website - The Following Read Explains Why
Forest bathing—basically just being in the presence of trees—became part of a national public health program in Japan in 1982 when the forestry ministry coined the phrase shinrin-yoku and promoted topiary as therapy.
Happy Valley Norfolk
Below - King Nutkin Shepherds Hut - Complete with a King Size Bed, Wood Burner, Kitchenette, BreakFast Bar, Fridge, Toaster, Hob and Outdoor Seating. BBQ, Firepit. Woodland Garden. Private Heated Shower & Toilet. She's our most popular destination for Couples looking for some R&R.
I posted this Picture as we're running a competition on Instagram where you can win a Weekend for 2 at our King Nutkin Hut this Winter - Dates available from mid December. Head over to @HappyVNorfolk and Enter - Our previous competition Winners came last weekend and loved it. See our Reviews on our Facebook Page
Below - Denver Rest is a cosy shepherds hut for 2 which consists of a real Double Bed, Kitchenette, Outdoor Kitchen, Fridge, Hob, BBQ, Firepit etc. There's a private Heated Shower and Toilet with Denver Rest. We also have our Tawny Hut which sits just to left of this should you wish you bring friends or have slightly older children who'd love their very own private room. Tawny has a Super King Real Bed.
Just down the road from Happy Valley is Roydon Common. This was the scene for my next Insta Takeover Pic. This beautiful Nature Reserve is a secret gem in West Norfolk. The biggest Heath Restoration project in the UK she's unrivalled for heathland beauty, Wild Ponies & rare species.
As it's the Vintage Deli takeover I'd better give us a bit of attention.
Vintage Deli was my first Love before Bubbas and Marriage. I'm still not over it and I'm bringing Vintage Deli into our life at Happy Valley later next year.
Photographer - Olivia French (CO)
Vintage Deli Swarovski Embellished Turquoise Empire Dress
Established 7 years ago I began trading online & then opened up in a shop in Burnham Market selling Vintage Gems from the 20s - 80s. A Vintage Lover from an early age, I only ever wore my mums Vintage pieces. I love the eco credentials recycling Vintage Clothing brings along with sensational stories and tailoring behind each piece. They evoke so much emotion in me.
After having a break from selling Vintage when I had Annie those Vintage urges are now returning at speed. I've a whole barn full of beautiful pieces in need of their perfect partner.
Below is the Instagram Guru Ali Dover wearing a Vintage Liberty Dress from our little Vintage Deli Barn.
This beautiful shot was taken by another Insta Queen Hollie Evans - aka FloraFairweather
This love of vintage fashion has naturally led me into Styling and i've been lucky enough to work with some super talented creatives for a number of Magazines.
The Next Insta Pic
I popped into Pia Plums in Grimston last week to help her with a little Styling as she's venturing into Wedding Prop Hire and by gosh she has some fantastic offerings.
The Moroccan Lanterns were a favourite. Vintage Wedding Dress from Vintage Deli.
Insta Takeover - Fashion
My most recent Shoot for North Norfolk Living was just a few weeks ago Styling Winter Fashion.
Ben & Caroline Marten of the beautiful Ingoldisthorpe Hall aka Mount Amelia Hosted our Shoot and what a beautiful Venue it is. For more information on this Venue contact Unique Norfolk Venues.
The Clothes I got to see the morning of the shoot & I was over the moon to discover some fantastic pieces to work with from varying North Norfolk Boutiques. The lovely Sophie from Rejuvenate at The Bull Pen was our Hair & Make Up Stylist for the day. Tim Steele the Photographer. Catherine Monk and Rachael Crowe our beautiful models. We had a great team and I was buzzing to start.
A Few of My Favourites include this one of
Catherine Monk Modelling Christmas Party Pieces
Incredible Wild Christmas Wreath made by Kate Bagnall Oakley at Mock Orange
Below - I was instantly taken with this stunning skirt from Nelle DK so I matched it with a silk slip Nightie from Pollard and Read in Holt - Clutch from The Tannery - Earings from Urban Armour in Burnham Market and necklace from Rocks n Rubies in Heacham
My final pick was inspired by the 70s, Wilderness, Faux Fur, Layering, Tassels & Metallic
I'm so pleased to get all these Norfolk Gems in this one picture as they are well worth a visit if you're ever in North Norfolk -
The Leopard Print Wrap is from Ginger & Duck, Jumper - Nomad & The Bower Bird, Trousers & Tassel necklace Nelle DK. Clutch & Short Necklace Allez Chic, Leaf Necklace is from Lime Green. Ring is from Fineline Frames & Gallery. Boots Fairfax & Favor at Christopher William Country and Vase from the Red Dot Gallery.
The Wild is a big inspiration for me. Forever drawn to unusual Textures & Colour Combinatons, Tribal living, Wilderness & Nature.
The fact that North Norfolk Living are also huge Nature Lovers and produce a wonderful Free Magazine in North Norfolk it was a great pleasure to take over their Instagram Feed for the Day.
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