2020 & The Year Ahead

Hi Everyone, I wanted to share one last message in 2020, reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the future.  Thank you again for all your support and best wishes for a healthy, happy new year. You can watch the video below or scroll down to read the transcript.

I hope you had a lovely and festive few days. Like many others in London and the UK, my Christmas was a bit smaller and quieter this year, but still full of a lot of turkey and a little too much chocolate.

I will not be the first to say that this has been a difficult year for many of us. At times, I have felt frustrated, lonely, overwhelmed and unmotivated. However, thanks to my family, friends and supportive customers, I have also often felt grateful, focused, inspired, and energised.

So while acknowledging there have been tough times this year, I also wanted to celebrate what we have accomplished in 2020.

  • Completed a 2-month fine fragrance creation course
  • I launched this designer video series
  • I began a virtual book club
  • Hand-painted many monograms...
  • Our exclusive magazine for our mailing list, DESIGNER INSPIRED, was launched
  • ...Many, many monograms
  • I formulated new fragrances and designed a new capsule candle line launching soon

And we made it through this year - and with 2021 on the horizon, I am looking forward to a busy start. Our new vegan wax candles are being made in London and will be launching in the beginning of the year. I am working to finalise my handbag samples with custom metalwork with my Italian factories. And hopefully these styles will be launched in a new pop-up shop in the Spring.

At the beginning of every year, I look to one of my favourite quotes from a poem by T.S. Elliot. It reads

"For last year’s words
belong to last year’s language.
And next year’s words
await another voice."

 

I love the feeling of stillness that sits between last year and next year that gives us time to reflect and plan. And I believe that next year’s voice will be one of hope, progress and growth for all of us.

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey and best wishes for a very happy new year!

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