Category Archives: Thursday Treats

Thursday Treats: Back in the UK (For Now..!)

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Kristin Cofer

I feel like I have a million things to tell you! After what seemed like a lifetime preparing for this trip I was so excited to board my flight to New York just over two weeks ago. I stayed with Gala and Mike at their brand new pad for a few days before heading to San Francisco to crack on with our first Blogcademy workshop of the year.

And oh and how wonderful it was. It really was the best possible way to kick off our 2014 world tour. The girls who came to class were diverse, enthusiastic, colourful and completely inspiring!

After a few days on the west coast we were off again, this time jetting towards the Midwest. We’d planned to spend the whole week eagerly exploring Chicago but even this hardened Brit was not prepared for the frigid weather we encountered!

So, instead of chilling ourselves to the bone we spent the majority of our time hauled up in our beautiful Lakeview apartment eating too much pizza and drinking lots of wine. We chatted about life, love, our careers, and everything in between! It was glorious.

The week ended with our second class at a super cool co-working space with the best view of the Chicago skyline. More on this soon!

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Soda Fountain Photography

Our experience here was quite different to our usual adventures. Having so much time in one place was quite weird at first but it did mean that we were able to really decompress, get lots of work done and actually sleep in for once!

In other news, we’ve secretly been working on a big huge new development for The Blogcademy since January, and this week gave us ample time to put some final polish to it. Believe me when I say I can not wait to finally share it with you (the big launch date is next Tuesday, 27th May – put it in your diary!) and I hope you’ll be as excited as we are when you see it.

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Oh and did I mention that I’m hitting the road again in just under two weeks time? Eek! We’ll be teaching in Vancouver on June 7th and 8th and Calgary on June 14th and 15th. I’d love to see some of my Canadian contingent there!

So… what did I miss?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Georgia railroad museum wedding
Beach wedding with a boho twist
Laid back LA wedding
Summer camp wedding
Aussie yacht club wedding

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Brittany Esther

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Thursday Treats: Hit the Road (Jack)

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Dior

The time has finally come for me to pack my bags and hit the road for the first leg of our 2014 Blogcademy world tour! I AM SO EXCITED (can you tell?!) to see my besties again, but most of all to meet 60 new Blogcadettes and teach them about my all time favourite subject – blogging!

As a little side note, I get SO PROUD and excited to see what our workshop attendees do after they leave the classroom. Lucy, who came to London last year, just quit her day job to run her business full time and Ché aka IndieBerries just launched her brand new (awesome!) website today. YAY!!

After a quick pit-stop in NYC (because, why not?) I’ll be heading over to San Francisco followed by Chicago for workshops. The SF class is sold out but we do have a couple of spots open in the Windy City if you wanted to sign up to the fun. I’d love to see you there.

As usual while I’m away, there’ll be a little break in Thursday Treats, but everything else will remain the same. I’ve pre-scheduled a bevvy of beautiful weddings and a plethora of Green Room goodies to keep you occupied in my absence. Have a fabulous few weeks you guys, and be sure to follow me in Instagram if you want to digitally accompany me on my trip.

MWAH!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

The real girl’s wedding diet (so funny!)
2014 wedding and bridesmaid dress trends and where to find them on etsy
A guide to writing your perfect wedding vows
Oooh check out this lovely lilac wedding dress
♥ Wayne Thiebaud wedding inspiration 

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 Apryl Ann Photography

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Thursday Treats: Shooting Up a Storm!

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Shell De Mar 

This week started with an Easter egg hunt around my parent’s back garden. Yes, my sisters and I might be 26, 28 and 30 respectively, but that didn’t stop us – it all got very competitive! I also did a super fun shoot for Claire’s on Tuesday at my house, the results of which I’ll be sharing really soon. AND tomorrow I’m heading over to The Big Smoke to shoot up a storm with my buddy Chris Barber. It’s all go go go in Rock n Roll Bride land!

How have you been? Eaten all your Easter eggs yet?! I don’t like chocolate so I wore mine in my hair…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Bright and beautiful Sydney wedding
Gorgeous wedding at LA’s The Huron Substation
6 things I won’t worry about on my wedding day
Bohemian black tie wedding (and part two!)
Beautiful picnic wedding

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Nadia Meli

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Thursday Treats: Having a Jolly Good Clear Out

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I don’t know if it’s because Spring is finally in the air or because Gareth took it upon himself to do all my dirty washing this week, thus highlighting how completely impossible it is for me to fit all the clothes I own in my wardrobe at the same time… But yesterday I went through all my cupboards and had a good old clear out.

Not only did I realise that I own ELEVEN black cotton maxi dresses but there were way too many tee-shirts with cats on, most of which I’ve probably worn only once. My wardrobe was also heaving with things I’ve collected from photo shoots and promotions over the years. That giant pink fluffy tutu might have been fabulous but a) when the hell am I really going to wear it again? and b) it doesn’t half take up a lot of space.

There is something so immensely satisfying about throwing things away. In actual fact I think I find it somehow more gratifying than actually getting the stuff to begin with. Now, not only can actually close my wardrobe and chest of draws, but I probably have space for a few new things. BONUS!

Oh, and if you happen to be in Reading any time soon and are on the look out for a giant fluffy tutu or a bunch of tee-shirts with a kitties on it you might want to to stop by Oxfam… Just sayin’.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Natural, coastal wedding ideas
1960 mod shoot
Handmade Canadian barn wedding
Comic book ‘pow!’ bouquet
Austin botanical shoot
Vera Wang’s Spring 2015 wedding dress collection is unexpectedly gorgeous and quite alternative!

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Thursday Treats: The Glamorous Life of a Blogger

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You know, I often think people are a little disappointed when they find out that my life isn’t all that glamorous. I’d imagine people think bloggers are always being whisked off to fabulous parties and that we spend most of our time snapping our perfect instagram-worthy lives. But my everyday life couldn’t be further from that fantasy (case in point, taking the above photo was anything but professional!)

In reality, I spend the majority of my time in front of my computer, wearing sweatpants, writing emails, compiling wedding posts, doing admin for The Blogcademy and drinking copious cups of tea.

That’s not to say that I don’t love my job, and my life. In fact I’ve never been happier. While I do get invited to lots of parties and events, these days I turn 99% of them down. I much prefer being at home with my husband and our cats, or going out with my (real life!) friends.

This week has been another one of those not-very-exciting ones. And it’s been wonderful. Things are going to be cranked up about 685 notches when May hits and I get back on the road with The Blogcademy. I love travelling though, and spending all that time with Gala and Shauna is the best fun ever, but for now, I’m pretty happy to be permanently attached to my lounge wear.

HOWEVER, in saying all that, I am off to the Most Curious Wedding Fair in London this weekend. I’ll be there with Sophie selling headpieces and magazines on Friday night and all day Saturday. If you’re around be sure to come and say hello. I’d love to meet you!

Damn, can I wear sequinned sweatpants to a wedding show?

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Beautiful Queensland wedding
Manhattan loft wedding
Colourful New York wedding
Wedding rave up at the George Tavern
♥ Eco-friendly label Reformation has launched a bridal line of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses all made using repurposed vintage and surplus material. Prices start from $518 for wedding dresses and $198 for bridesmaid ones. I am SO into this!

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Thursday Treats: Thursday… I’m in Love

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Kylie by Ellen von Unwerth for Stylist Magazine

Oh hello there Thursday, my old friend. The end of the working week is nearly upon us and we are so happy to see you! Just what could make this Thursday afternoon even better? A truck load of internet lovelies to entertain us until clocking off time, that’s what!

Oh go on then…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Whimsical Austin wedding
Romantic garden wedding
Scott Pilgrim gets married!
Quirky Berlin wedding
Whimsical Malibu ranch engagement
♥ DIY Chicago wedding

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T&C Photographie

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