Well some of you may have noticed that I have gone a little quiet over the last few weeks (ok months).
First of all, I was away on a wonderful holiday, spending time with the family and friends I grew up with in Boston, Massachusetts.
I loved being home – staying in the family house I know so well, with homemade dinners from my Mum and plenty of Scrabble; local beer (Sam Adams and seasonal pumpkin beers!) with my best friends who know me inside out. A very early-morning, cold but sunny 5k “Turkey Trot” race on Thanksgiving day, followed by a huge amount of turkey at home, was definitely a highlight, as indeed was Black Friday shopping the next day (yes, the next day … shopping at midnight is just plain madness)… 40% off everything at Banana Republic, the Gap, Abercrombie… Why don’t we get those sales over here??
After this came a last minute work trip to Singapore, followed by a bit of a family emergency right before Christmas, and before I knew it, the new year was upon me and my last blog post was about 6 weeks ago!!
Now not being one for “relaxing” as such, I’ve also been slaving away over my laptop, cursing and crying my way through WordPress design (until I found Headway that is – thanks TWIPS!), in order to finally move on to bigger and better things on a self-hosted WordPress blog!
And this, ladies and gentlemen (drumroll please), is it!
Named after that oh-so-famous dance from the 1920′s, as well as my new range of fabulous, sparkly, decadent accessories launching for 2012, the new Charleston Times blog will still feature lots of pretty finds, inspiration boards and real weddings, but will also shift focus a little bit to the real history and inspiration behind it all.
I’m fascinated by early to mid 20th century social history and so am looking forward to researching some of my posts to bring you interesting tidbits about real life (and weddings, of course) back then – what the glamorous (and not so glamorous) ladies from days before wore, did, ate, said and thought!
To kick it all off, this afternoon I’ll be featuring a true vintage post very close to my heart – so make sure you check back later on!