The Swelle Life is now five years old, though that feels like dog years - in a good way! This blog is a collection of beautiful things to see, ponder, explore and wear. And eat.
When I began writing TSL it was a bit different, as all things evolve. There was a more random approach to topics and there weren't really any (good) original images. In the past couple of years I've taken to creating my own images with photography. After going through all of the rookie fashion blogger cliches (you won't see the term 'effortless chic' anymore and I like to do my own thing as opposed to following the community trends), it's now more personal, and encompasses not just fashion (which is how it began and still includes my shots from London Fashion Week and sometimes Paris - my True Love - when I can get over) but also interiors - I've been working with Houzz.com for two years now, contributing monthly Ideabooks for products - as well as art and architecture. And food, pretty food. I got a bit tired of Cupcake Monday after one full year of weekly posts and stopped. Then a flood of tear-stained emails soggied up my inbox and I got back to it. So hey, if there's something you really like about what I do, let me know beforehand, eh?!
Oh, and I'm Canadian and am living in England with my wonderful husband whose patience encompasses the universe (the opposite of me), and the most awesome daughter ever. We lived in Paris for a short time, too, and that was probably the greatest time of my life. I miss home like mad, but things have happened here that never would have if not for my world being turned upside down. I'm still waiting for it to right itself, but it's been interesting, to say the least.
Thanks for reading. And looking. And commenting, if you do. (And that photo really needs to be changed, it's the worst - I do have eyes! But of all the photos I take, none of them are of myself. Please bear with me.)