About Celeste

Celeste Brash is a writer with her heart stretched between the Pacific Northwest and the South Pacific. After 15 years in French Polynesia she and her family now live in Portland, OR although they get back to Tahiti whenever possible.

Celeste has been a travel writer for Lonely Planet since 2005 and has contributed to over 75 books and countless articles. Her travels have brought her to around 45 counties and have helped her learn to communicate in French, Spanish, Thai, Malay and Tahitian. Along the way she's written for numerous other outlets such as Islands Magazine and National Geographic's Intelligent Travel. She's also had her photography published in magazines including Travel & Leisure and has starred in videos produced by Lonely Planet.

She is currently flexing her entrepreneurial skills as CEO of www.kamokapearls.com, an online, sustainable Tahitian pearl jewelry boutique, while also trying to complete her memoir about her five years spent on a remote atoll pearl farm.