Who I am

Hello, my name is Katie. I hail from sunny England and now live in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I am very lucky to have a fabulous husband, William, and a rather special dog, Penny. When I am not working I spend my time baking, gardening, and watching English soccer. I also enjoy volunteering for local non-profit organizations, and I am currently the Communications Director for the Junior League of Detroit.

What I do

I own a design and marketing agency called Honest Opinion, working with small businesses and associations in Metro Detroit. I am proud to say that I have a reputation as someone who is honest, reliable, provides beautiful creativity, and original ideas. If you would like to learn more about Honest Opinion please visit: honopindesign.com or if you ever need an English accent…I’m your woman.

What Else?

When I moved to Metro Detroit I instantly fell in love with the beautiful surroundings, and the historical architecture. We regularly go for walks in the metro parks, and as for the architecture, this is now a passion of mine. For six years I have written a weekly historic blog on the architectural finds in Grosse Pointe, and my first book is published in April – The Grand Estates of Grosse Pointe.

2008

Moved to the United States

2013

Became a US citizen

1986

Fell in love with soccer

3500

Miles from home

Penny the Greyhound

A couple of years ago my husband spoke about fostering a retired greyhound. I though this was a wonderful idea, and did everything possible to help make our dream come true. Penny arrived, from Florida, on October 29, 2017. Within hours we had both fallen in love with her, and she instantly became part of the family. I am now totally in love and obsessed with Greyhounds, and I am happy to admit we have numerous greyhound related items adorning the walls of our house. And yes, there is always room for one more…a picture, and a greyhound.

England

My beloved family still live in England. Thankfully I am able to visit them twice a year. Every-time I go over I get to visit the beautiful country houses and gardens I never got chance to visit when I lived there…I feel like quite the tourist. It also gives me the opportunity to stock up on my precious english goodies – tea and cake are always a must – along with catching up with all my favorite shows on the BBC.