et moi Elle

Dubbed 'The Social Butterfly, ' Elle was born in the bushland of Zimbabwe. Her parents moved to South Africa when she was just 18 months, and Durban became her home for the following 18 years.

In 1998 after graduating, she moved to glitzy London to pursue a career in PR. Luck was on her side, and she secured her first job for the top London PR Agency' Starfish Communications' on Oxford Street. One of her clients and her very first project happened to be the Brit Awards, and this uber-glam music event of 1999 set a precedent for the years to follow. 

A decade later, and with the top PR and Advertising agencies on her CV (including Edelman and Ogilvy & Mather), Elle organized and ran high-profile music festivals, gigs, and events across Ireland. From pre-parties to after-parties and everything in-between, Elle made her mark in the industry. She was known as the go-to Party Girl by colleagues and celebrity friends. 

Having organized private events for VIPs such as Kings of Leon, Mark Ronson, Lenny Kravitz, Sister Sledge, Paris Hilton, Roni Size, Finley Quay, Paolo Nutini, and an assortment of world-class DJ's.

It was a trip to Ibiza for her birthday. She ended up partying with South Africa's DJ duo Goldfish and Faithless. She anticipated a change was imminent. An exclusive yacht party later, Elle returned to Dublin, rolled up the red carpet, packed away the Louboutin's, and went searching for more. 

She made the rapid spontaneous transition from PR Guru to Yachtie within a fortnight. Here, she discovered a whole new world of luxury, decadence, and her 'Joie de Vivre became ebullient. It was that very moment where she turned her love for travel into a full-time job. Her transition to the yachting industry seemed ever so natural, and her focus shifted from one-day gigs for super-crowds to a week-long affair for private groups of 12, commonly referred to as a Yacht Charter. 

Her clients were no longer rock stars, but now film stars, and her fondest memories were picking up Leo Di Caprio from his jet on the runway, organizing a beach BBQ for him in St Barths, and showing Rhianna, the ladies. From the Kardashians to Seacrest, Di Caprio to Denzel, Elle knows no other than the 24/7,7 days a week, beck and call role, with no boundaries. The lifestyle and level of service required by the A-listers became the norm.

After seven years working in the Superyacht industry chasing high heels and pink drinks, her focus shifted towards wellness and spirituality. With regular visits to Yoga Retreats and adopting a more healthy lifestyle focusing on mindfulness, meditation, and forgiveness, she leaped faith to follow her dream and start her Retreat business- with a twist. 

 

After disembarking her Superyacht in May 2016, Elle pilgrimaged to India, where she immersed herself in an Ashram in the Himalayas and went deep within, later leaving as a Certified 500hrs Yoga Teacher. She planned to learn the yogic philosophy and fully understand this new age fad. Little did she know that something would change with her forever and that she would want to share this with the World. 

Leaving India, she had a plan. After setting her intentions, manifesting and trusting, everything soon unfolded, and 'Stellar & Luna' was born. 

Everything across this website is a true reflection of her personality and style. She believes that beauty is about attitude. Attitude is about confidence and courage. Determination and courage bring success. Success has nothing to do with your age, weight, color, or body. It's about owning your power, having your voice, and doing what you truly believe.

Naturally gravitating towards luxury and wellness hospitality, she found her niche. By combining her years of superstar event service, working with A-listers, running a 7-star floating hotel, and her passion for wellness, mindfulness, and the moon cycles, Elle opens her heart and doors to her Retreat experience.