Hello, I’m Fiona.
Emerald & Jade Lifestyle was born from all the things I love.
It all started when I created Emerald & Jade Flowers in Bristol, following a career change from being a lawyer in employment law. I had always been a creative soul so I feel that this was always meant to be.
I successfully ran Emerald & Jade Flowers for several years, up until our move to France. I mainly focussed on weddings, funerals and workshops. I was nominated two years in a row as Regional Finalist for the South West of England for the Wedding Industry Awards.
In 2018, I moved to France with my husband and two young children. We now live in a small hamlet, in between Angouleme and Poitiers. As often is the case in life, my business had to change and evolve and so Emerald & Jade Flowers became Emerald & Jade Lifestyle.
My husband Barry is an RHS qualified garden designer and gardener, and also runs his own company: Le Jardin Contemporain. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
We left Bristol in March 2018 for our new life in France, and are currently working on and redecorating our 1790s French farmhouse.
Since arriving in France, our lives have changed a lot, and we have been adapting to our new lifestyle daily. From starting a new gite business, starting a business in France, getting used to rural life after being in a busy city, and everything else in between, it’s been a good old journey and continues to be every day.
Emerald & Jade Lifestyle was born when I realised just how much things had changed, but how somehow, everything has also been coming together. So here, you will find everything about our journey under one roof (website).
Welcome to our journey!