Scotland

scotland travel The best thing about Instagram is how it brings people together, paths crossing that really would never have happened without the intervention of this mighty app. Natasha from @takingamomentintime contacted me out of the blue to contribute to a retreat she was putting together, in the Scottish Highlands. Initially I was completely up for a trip and retreat there but when I realised it was a 10+ hour drive, plus work committments on either side of the time away I concluded in an email that I couldn’t come. The very short response I got back was ‘don’t give up so easiliy’ which, after having now met Natasha is a motto she very much lives by, I’m very inspired by her ethos that if she wants to do something the best way forward is not to over think things!

So I flew to Inverness and I’m really glad I did.

It was a pleasure to share a little food photography and styling knowledge and watch and learn styling ideas from Dean & Jeska – The Future Kept, plus crochet with Kat Goldin, discuss Instagram with Ali Dover, hear about Olaiya’s  Cultural & Photography Tours in Paris & Portugal and Stephania’s online concept store, specialising in one off rare pieces. The out of hours discussions, chat and constant laughing was a real highlight and created some of my favourite memories of the time away. As well as a trip to a local distillery and a day of exploring Skye. Natasha & Ramona created a wonderful menu and looked after us so well. Assynt House was a completely indulgent hideaway, the bedrooms a luxury and I thoroughly enjoyed the completely silent nights. Natasha has lots of incredible sounding retreats in the pipeline, I’d highly recommend taking a spot and getting away from it all, even for just a few days.

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Thank you Natasha for having me x

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  • Beautiful images, Catherine. And it was such a pleasure to meet you. Hoping our paths cross again before too long!ReplyCancel

  • It was a pleasure meeting you Catherine and observing your styling and photography process live. Such a treat to be allowed behind the scenes of your beautiful photos. It was so much fun and so relaxing. Hope we can do one some time soon! Maybe with Natasha pampering us all again.ReplyCancel

    • Catherine

      Oh yes, I do hope so I already need more pampering!ReplyCancel

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