I feel like a proud parent. My beloved blog turns 1 year old today, and, my… hasn’t she grown (see here for my first ever post. Bless). I can’t believe how much has changed in a year. I dipped my toes into the blogosphere after reading so many others day in day out, and thinking, really, how hard can it be?! So, turns out, pretty darn hard! But, y’know what… it doesn’t matter. As I’ve said before, {what you fancy} is my creative relief from an oh-so-corporate day job, and it doesn’t matter how exhausted or cross-eyed I am from staring at a computer screen all day, blogging never gets old.
But it’s not just the actual blogging that I love; it’s the community that comes hand in hand. It’s the newfound friendships between like-minded people, the sheer extent of the creativeness that exists out there, the emails, the tweets, the pinning, the instagramming, but most of all, the feeling of ‘this is what I’m meant to do’. Twee, but true. I don’t know what direction it’s headed and where it’ll be this time next year (hopefully with a sister wedding site to keep it company), but if it’s anything like the past year it makes me unbelievably excited. Bring it on. I don’t want to sound all trite or anything, but I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your support, messages, and for visiting my little blog as often as you do. It means so much I can’t even tell you. And finally thank you to my amazing fiancé, who created this site based on my cobbled-together Powerpoint presentation… and still remains bewildered by my love of scatter cushions and “show candles”.

Now, remember those quizzes that you used to email to friends when you were a teenager, with a load of questions all about you? Howzabout a quick fire version. If we’re heading into our second year together, I think we should get to know each other better… (copy and paste into comments, and replace with your answers):
Where do you live? SW London
What do you do? Event manager by day, style blogger by night
Favourite high street store? Zara or Anthropologie
Favourite designer? Mulberry
Most visited website/blog? Pinterest
Favourite film? Anything with a wedding or a last dance
Style icon? Diane Kruger
Top of ‘laminated list’? Bradley Cooper
Weakness? Cheese
Aim for 2012? Escape the corporate world & escape to the country
Spending Christmas…? With family in Hertfordshire
Can’t wait to hear your answers! And thanks so much again, El xx

COMMENTS   comments8

  1. Tom
    8 December 2011 at 8:38 am

    Where do you live? SW London
    What do you do? Web Developer
    Favourite high street store? Game
    Favourite designer? Ted Baker
    Most visited website/blog? SmashingMagazine/StackOverflow
    Favourite film? Evil Dead 2/3
    Style icon? Don’t have 1 but Jamie Redknapp always looks smart
    Top of ‘laminated list’? Mila Kunis
    Weakness? Good code
    Aim for 2012? To get into shape!
    Spending Christmas…? With family in Hertfordshire

  2. Noas'Libellule
    8 December 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Happy brithday to your blog! I totally a blog is the perfect getaway from corporate life.. Loved the idea of Q&As to know your readers.. So here are my answers

    Where do you live? Hertfordshire
    What do you do? I am most of the time a ‘delivering’ director in a financial regulation trade association that turns into a craft addict at night..
    Favourite high street store? John Lewis
    Favourite designer? Celine
    Most visited website/blog? After my blog, Facebook
    Favourite film? Les bronzes font du ski (an 80s French film that I found hilarious – I ma the only one – and makes everything better, every time)
    Style icon? Marion Cotillard
    Top of ‘laminated list’? My husband of course…yeah right… so that will be most of the guys making up the French rugby squad
    Weakness? Cheese
    Aim for 2012? Work out what I actually want to do with my work life
    Spending Christmas…? in France, with my parents, my brother who is now posted in China and my grand-parents – and the fireplace..

  3. Radell
    8 December 2011 at 5:56 pm

    To El — Congratulations!!! To my most favorite Brit – you rock. I look forward to reading more of what you fancy in 2012… Happy Holidays Love!
    xo R

  4. Amanda
    8 December 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Happy birthday what you fancy!! Love this idea..
    Where do you live? Bristol
    What do you do? HR manager
    Favourite high street store? Topshop
    Favourite designer? Chanel
    Most visited website/blog? Facebook, Twitter, pinterest..
    Favourite film? Devil wears prada
    Style icon? Kate Moss
    Top of ‘laminated list’? Ryan Gosling or Reynolds, can’t decide
    Weakness? Shoes! and chocolate
    Aim for 2012? buy my own home
    Spending Christmas…? In snowy Scotland with family and friends 🙂

  5. Vicki
    9 December 2011 at 9:56 am

    Congratulations on your first birthday! Looking forward to many more, and seeing what 2012 holds for {what you fancy}. Keep up the brilliant work xx
    Where do you live? Clapham Junction
    What do you do? Agency director
    Favourite high street store? Boots
    Favourite designer? Elie Saab
    Most visited website/blog? Twitter, FB and CNTraveller
    Favourite film? Sound of Music
    Style icon? Usually everyone on this blog!
    Top of ‘laminated list’? Paul Rudd
    Weakness? Toiletries
    Aim for 2012? See more of my husband, see my business grow, and see my best friend get married 🙂
    Spending Christmas…? With family in Southampton and Kent. Eating, mainly.

  6. Teri@beachcitylifestyle
    10 December 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Congratulations! It is an accomplishment to get a year of blogs out and be consistent. I will have a year next month and i know what a feat it is. Keep up the great work. Teri

  7. Liz
    12 December 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Happy happy Birthday 🙂
    Where do you live? Clap J
    What do you do? Generally organise things!
    Favourite high street store? M&S an oldie but a goodie and H&M for staple items at staple prices!
    Favourite designer? I’m too indecisive to decide!
    Most visited website/blog? The outnet and What you fancy of course!
    Favourite film? It changes regularly but vampires and werewolves make a good start!
    Style icon? My friend Bangs!
    Top of ‘laminated list’? Ryan Reynolds…hot!
    Weakness? Shopping!
    Aim for 2012? Get a job I love and lose those post Xmas pounds!
    Spending Christmas…? By the seaside with my folks!

  8. Katy
    13 December 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Love your blog! Congrats on 1 year 🙂
    Where do you live? NYC
    What do you do? Design student
    Favourite high street store? Kurt Geiger
    Favourite designer? YSL
    Most visited website/blog? Mrs Lilien
    Favourite film? Tough one, maybe Crash
    Style icon? Sienna Miller
    Top of ‘laminated list’? Tom Hardy
    Weakness? nail polish
    Aim for 2012? Worry less!
    Spending Christmas…? Being cosy with the fam and dogs upstate xx


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