Move to London

How time flies when you are having fun or at least when you are moving home.  

Just a few short weeks ago I packed up my apartment in Hong Kong and moved with my partner, 2year old son and 2 kitty cats to London.   Although I grew up in London and lived here during my 20s Ive not lived here for over a decade.  

Moving back feels  like Ive moved to a new foreign country, I am seeing my old home town with fresh eyes and it is just delightful.  For a start I have been enjoying the most glorious sunny weather over the Easter holidays,   I have attached a few photos from my local neighbourhood where spring blossoms are over flowing from Cherry , Magnolias and Camellia trees.  I adore blossom season, it is the perfect prelude to a summer of weddings.

I am enjoying all the daily  sights,  sounds and cuisine - everything is novel and even being able to read the newspapers and fully understand what people are saying is a simple pleasure after so many years of living in countries where English is not the mother tongue.

I am looking forward to sharing more of my finds and delights in the next few weeks, so stay posted. 

Zosia xoxo 


Kung Hei Fat Choi

Wishing you a very happy, prosperous and lucky Chinese New Year of the sheep-goat!
As I write this I am starting my count down to my big move back to London in just a few weeks, after over a decade of living and working in Hong Kong & Singapore.
While I will be sad to leave the amazing friends behind who have become my Asia family I am truly looking forward to returning to England in spring to our wonderful family & friends whom I have missed so dearly over the years. Having not lived in London for 13years will make the move itself a mini adventure, despite growing up there. I cant wait to get out, explore and reconnect with all the things I love about England and Europe.
I am so looking forward to sharing my new adventures with very soon.Watch this space.


Jo & Andrews Hong Kong Wedding

Jo and Andrew’s wedding day was so special as I had gotten to know them so well with the months and weeks leading up to their big day, not only via our communication on email and skype but meeting in person when Jo visited from New Zealand. I also joined them to capture their prewedding gathering of a private tram ride around Hong Kong Island with their guests. So by the time their wedding day came around I felt more like an old friend rather than just their appointed wedding photographer.

Jo and Andrew met at University in England, but they had chosen to have their wedding in Hong Kong because it was a natural halfway point for their families & friends to meet as Jo grew up in Hong Kong and Andrew in Wales and the couple now live in New Zealand. Not to mention what a fabulous location it would make for a destination wedding & holiday for all their families and friends.

They planned to have a garden wedding at the Shek O Golf and country club, which is quite rare in Hong Kong due to its unpredictable weather. Even though October is supposed to be the dry season, rain can always threaten. Their ceremony took place upon a cliff top at the edge of the estate where a light breeze was running and you could just hear the gentle waves below, while their reception was planned to be on the lawn in front of the house and under the stars.

Jo had put so much thought and effort into not only the planning of their day and week leading up to the wedding day but but also all the details & decor. She choose a theme of Chinoiserie which was a nod to her heritage in the form of traditional ink blue china and worked closely with Yvonne from Divine Floreal to continue this look through to the table tops, giving away mini blue & white china vases as favors. The weather held in perfectly in place for their evening reception to be kicked off by a traditional lion dance which blesses and brings good luck to the new couple.

Wedding dress: Corina Snow, Brides shoes: Rachel Simpson, Bridesmaids: Pyrus London, Groom suit: CraneBrothers, Ushers suits: Hong Kong Tailor, Wedding rings: Sutcliffe, Flowers: Divine Floreal, Cake: Ali Oli (carrot, chocolate truffle, almond gluten free) Band: Acoufunkture, Invitations: Designer Kristen Smith via Minted

Jo and Andrew’s wedding day was so special as I had gotten to know them so well with the months and weeks leading up to their big day, not only via our communication on email and skype but meeting in person when Jo visited from New Zealand. I also joined them to capture their prewedding gathering of a private tram ride around Hong Kong Island with their guests. So by the time their wedding day came around I felt more like an old friend rather than just their appointed wedding photographer.

Jo and Andrew met at University in England, but they had chosen to have their wedding in Hong Kong because it was a natural halfway point for their families & friends to meet as Jo grew up in Hong Kong and Andrew in Wales and the couple now live in New Zealand. Not to mention what a fabulous location it would make for a destination wedding & holiday for all their families and friends.

They planned to have a garden wedding at the Shek O Golf and country club, which is quite rare in Hong Kong due to its unpredictable weather. Even though October is supposed to be the dry season, rain can always threaten. Their ceremony took place upon a cliff top at the edge of the estate where a light breeze was running and you could just hear the gentle waves below, while their reception was planned to be on the lawn in front of the house and under the stars.

Jo had put so much thought and effort into not only the planning of their day and week leading up to the wedding day but but also all the details & decor. She choose a theme of Chinoiserie which was a nod to her heritage in the form of traditional ink blue china and worked closely with Yvonne from Divine Floreal to continue this look through to the table tops, giving away mini blue & white china vases as favors. The weather held in perfectly in place for their evening reception to be kicked off by a traditional lion dance which blesses and brings good luck to the new couple.

Wedding dress: Corina Snow, Brides shoes: Rachel Simpson, Bridesmaids: Pyrus London, Groom suit: CraneBrothers, Ushers suits: Hong Kong Tailor, Wedding rings: Sutcliffe, Flowers: Divine Floreal, Cake: Ali Oli (carrot, chocolate truffle, almond gluten free) Band: Acoufunkture, Invitations: Designer Kristen Smith via Minted


Villa del Sol d Oro

Last year in the Autumn I decided to embark on a small dream to attend a film photography workshop in the US as I am always looking for ways of self improvement and I wanted to make the investment in myself and my photography skills while pushing my boundaries and having the opportunity to connect with other like minded creatives. So I hopped on a plane and flew all the way from Hong Kong to LA which flying without a toddler was already a total a treat.

I was like an excited child on Christmas eve and I wasn’t to be disappointed. Upon landing in LA the light was the most amazing bright, white light I had ever seen and film and light make a very happy marriage, while the team of creatives that greeted me were to both welcoming and brimming with talent, I felt so blessed.

Upon arriving at the Villa Del Sol d Oro I found it was the perfect wedding venue set in vast gardens with huge succulents, palm tress and other tropical flora. I was immediately enchanted by this Spanish fort style building with amazing 1920’s details & glowing apricot exterior.

Our wedding stylist, the amazing Joy Proctor had this venue in mind she worked her magic to create an original colour palette of black, gold, lavender greys and a look that harked back to old days of Hollywood glamour.

Our day began with a boudoir shoot and our make up artist Jess Wilcox created old fashioned gorgeous 1920’s curls for the bride with lavender eye make up and a soft pop to her lips. The bride wore a beautiful lingerie set from La Lilouche and we had huge ‘bridal suite’ draped in gorgeous light for our bride to get ready.

Later the bride wore a beautiful Paolo Sebastian Gown which was made of delicately beaded lace and made the perfect back drop for antique diamonds by Trumpet & Horn while the groom wore simple black tie.

The black paper stationery suite with gold modern calligraphy & monograms by Written Word made for a stunning center piece which tied the whole look together.

I felt like I as in heaven with the most beautiful bride & groom to capture, antique diamonds and details to die for, I couldn’t stop swooning over every little thing. Plus I was made to feel so welcome that I felt like I had immediately made new friends in just a short few hours.

The table top pieces finished off the whole look and almost stole the show. With a soft lavender grey silk runner, gently floating gently to the ground, the glamorous theme continued with gold trimmed chargers, glassware and cutlery. The dramatic florals in tones of deep reds glowed a velvety softness against the grey and gold.

Outside waiting for us post ‘golden hour’ and couple shoot was the back bar set up on the lawn with a lounge suite, which included a gramophone and decanters set up for guests to lounge and sip cocktails. At the end of the day we cracked open the bubbly and toasted to an amazing experience and new friends.

Designer & Florist Joy Proctor Design , Kurt Boomer Workshops , Venue- Villa Del Sol d Oro

Rentals- The Tent Merchant , Table Top- Classic Vintage Rentals , Hair & Make up- Jess Wilcox

Stationary- Written Word Calligraphy , Models- No Ties Management

Lingerie - La Lilouche , Jewellery- Trumpet & Horn Lab - Richard Photo Lab

Cake - Sweet & Saucy , Ribbons & Runner- Silk and Willow







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