Thursday, 18 April 2013

Love Thomas becomes Avenue Lifestyle!

I am beyond excited to tell you that I will be blogging from a brand new location from now on, from my very own lifestyle blog Avenue Lifestyle.

When Love, Thomas first entered the blogosphere, it was a joint collaboration between two friends. From opposite sides of the globe, Lauren and I shared a passion for interiors and living a beautiful life. We started Love, Thomas as a way of sharing our ideas and inspiration with each other, but also with the world. Since starting this adventure, I have really developed a love affair with blogging and the design industry, while Lauren has gone on to develop a very successful business in Australia. 

Sharing, writing and living a creative lifestyle has brought me so much joy that I have started studying all sorts of things, from interior design to photography to blogging courses, as a way of fine tuning my creative skills so that I can better my little space on the internet, but also as a professional in a creative industry.

It was at a recent workshop I attended in Hannover, Germany, that everything came together. I was attending Holly Becker's Blogging Your Way Workshop at her home studio with 17 other creative and talented bloggers. The weekend was loaded with positive energy and expert advice on not only growing your blog and business, but believing in yourself too, which is can be the difference between being successful or otherwise. It was the people on that blogging course that encouraged me to believe in myself, my brand and my own specific set of skills. I arrived back home after three days of shootingshopping and sharing with a spinning head and a fresh design and direction for a new website and blog.

I want to take some time to thank Lauren, my co-blogger partner on Love, Thomas, for starting this adventure with me in the first place and giving me that initial confidence to put my words and ideas out there. She is one of my favourite people in the world, my best friend of more than 10 years. It has been Lauren that has been quietly fuelling my fire from the other side of the world. When I first started talking about AVENUE, she had nothing but excitement and encouragement to offer me.

This is my final post here on Love, Thomas, but I do hope you venture over to Avenue, where I will be posting each week about all sorts of lovely things that I hope will bring you joy and inspiration.

Thank you for reading and following Love, Thomas, and see you on the other side!


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