Collaborators for life, the mother-daughter team of Deborah and Jamie Nelson morphed their individual creative spirits and entreprenueal lifestyles to create this spectacular private nature retreat in the Caribbean.
As creative entreprenuers, both enjoyed decade-long successful careers in publishing--Deborah as an author, publishing and writing coach, and jamie as a fashion and beauty photographer.
Deborah's longtime dream of a retreat to host celebrities to write books in peace and privacy--fused with Jamie's vision to offer her hollywood clients an exotic tropical shooting location, spawned this unique boutique retreat.
This serene spot was spurned from lifetimes in the making--and required thousands of moving pieces and events to mesh perfectly as one.
With Deborah writing and coaching in the Caribbean for 10 years, and Jamie visiting throughout those years, FJ was born in 2020--just before the covid lockdown when the Nelsons closed on the 2.25 acre ocean view property in March of 2020.
At the time, Flamingo Jungle was a wild jungle plus an infinity pool with an ocean view and a few bare structures. Two years later in summer of 2022, Flamingo Jungle emerged to boast of its first music video production, as well as its 6 live flamingos living on the site.
Jamie's thriving location business in Hollywood area has inspired the high-end design and prop ideas for the property. And Her experience and understanding of photography, directing, and shooting locations has made it a dream filming spot.
Meanwhile, Deborah has been living onsight, managing construction, maintenance, and remodel projects. She tends to organic gardens, flamingo infrastructire and facilitates the organic nature of how Flamingo Jungle flows and grows.
Jamie makes frequent hops over to infuse fresh new vision, take updated photos, and do planning sessions.
And … last but not least—The live flamingos on site have been models with an onsite handler in some especially extraordinary photo shoots.
CELEBRITIES + MUSICIANS
Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Kourtney Kardashian, Chloe Bailey, Machine Gun Kelley, Panic At The Disco, Sydney Sweeney, Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, January Jones
Casa Blanca, Trixie Motel, Benefit Cosmetics, Geico, HGTV, Grey Goose, Pair of Theives
Vogue, Playboy, Billboard Magazine, Paper Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Portugal