Sunday, 17 March 2013

Bliss Inspiration : Surf, Sunshine and 8 Blogs to Inspire You

Morning Bliss

Waking up to the most glorious sunshine I simply couldn't resist a morning at the beach. So, with the kids sorted, a freshly brewed latte in one hand and my camera in the other I took my rightful spot to watch the last few days of events at our local surfing festival. It was a lovely relaxed vibe on the beach that left me feeling extremely blissful and ready to tackle some of my Blog Boss homework. As I expected, the course has been so much fun and extremely informative and one that I would highly recommend to any of you who are considering blogging or are already. 

Last look before heading home.

This week we were asked to think about 8 blogs that we love. My only problem has been narrowing it down to only 8 as there is so much amazing content being produced on very professional looking blogs. Though the subjects of my chosen blog's vary, it is the ability of the author or blogger to write in a manner that is welcoming and down to earth that seems to attract me to their blogs. All of the blogs  listed are by people full of passion for life and what they do in it, they inspire me, are uplifting and are unique.

Carla Loves Photography - I have mentioned my total admiration for Carla here before. She is an Aussie girl that moved to Italy to live her dream, who met the love of her life and now lives in Paris. Carla's blog focuses on her love of photography but she has a charming way of writing from her heart to share her knowledge, experience and success. Her love for life and her surroundings is contagious and a visit to her blog is like sharing a cuppa with a girlfriend, I always come away feeling a little more inspired and empowered.

Garance Dore - need I say more! For those of you who don't know this name, she is one incredibly talented and inspiring woman doing phenomenal  things in her amazing life. For me, its not just the fashion content of this blog, but the use of design and technology that totally rocks and is something I aspire to one day even be half as good as. I love, love, love her video content which takes blogging to a whole new level. Garance's radiant personality, spirit and passionate for what she does bursts out of her blog with massive amounts of style

Bright Bazaar - I actually discovered this charming young man through the phenomenon that has rocked  our app world known as pinterest. Interestingly it was the really cool guys stuff that he was pinning on his 'Fashion for Him' board that that lead me to discover his beautifully designed blog full of colour, creativity, style and pure joy. I think he is the most inspiring and talented young man blogging at the moment.

Around Minetta - is a gorgeous blog written by another creative lady. I (on line) met Alex via my last course with Holly Becker. I instantly connected with her honest writing style about all the lovely things that catch her eye and take her attention.

Beautifully Suddenly - is one of my latest finds. It is a visual feast for the eyes with the amazing photography of Natasha. A Sydney girl who uses her blog to document her travels, beautiful finds and assorted thoughts in a very chic and elegant way. 

Karen McElroy - is a Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Wellness Consultant. The content of her blog is an up to date wealth of knowledge for holistic health that inspires the want to live a vibrant, meaningful and balanced life. If your as interested in a healthy lifestyle and living your best life as I am, then you will get a lot out of Karen's blog.

Her Indoors - Alison describes her blog as 'The Musings of an Interiors 'Photographer's Wife'; it is that and so much more. The pictorial content along with Alison's down to earth writing style always puts a smile on my face. She is another talented woman passionate about her life, which reflects brightly on her blog.

Tid Bit Dujour - Is a fascinating lifestyle blog which is a collaboration between friends. It's sophisticated layout beautifully encompasses elements of design, technology, innovation and travel. With crisp images and a succinct writing style, it is a very chic blog full of inspiration.

So, get inspired and check some of these great blogs out.

Heather xx

All photos by Heather



  1. Heather Thank-you so much for including me in your blog list and for the lovely words so so kind!
    Such a great list of bloggers to be included in
    Good luck with Holly's course so much fun and your blog looks fabulous xx Carla
    Thanks so much for messaging me and letting me know :)

    1. I'm truly honoured that you've visited my blog Carla and thanks for all the inspiration you've shared.
      Heather xx

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, Heather. Also, thank you for letting me escape the grey London weather to the beach for a minute or two - so fun to see!

    P.S. I love Carla's blog and photography, too!

    1. It's my pleasure Will, happy to know I've added a piece of beach bliss to your day. It is so exciting to have two of my favourite bloggers visit my little blog. Thanks for making my day.
      Regards Heather

  3. Hi Heather! Thank you so much for the mention! Talk about being in good company! It's lovely to discover your blog, too, so thank you also for emailing me to let me know about this post. Have a lovely evening :)

    1. Thanks for visiting Natasha, I really appreciate you stopping by. I look forward to viewing more of your gorgeous work at Beautifully Suddenly.
      Heather xx

  4. Hi Heather. Stopping by to say I really like the layout and feel of your blog. I haven't had time to read that much yet but I feel an instant connection with how you write. You seem to be a very warm and friendly person. And just looking at this main page makes me wish I was a surfer girl. Lovely. Now I have to update myself with this weeks lessons at Blog Boss... Happy Tuesday.

    My Rose Valley
    In your Blogg Boss class

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words Annette, I've just been over to your wonderful blog. What a talented lady you are!
    Kindest regards

  6. Hi Heather! What a surprise! I feel so flattered and honored to be included in your blog list and surrounded by such an amazing people. Thank you very much!
    I'm away from home now, in Uruguay and we're having a rainy day, so your post had the effect of a sunshine in the middle of this rain.
    I also follow your blog since we met at BYW, and it's a big inspiration...
    Alex xxx
    PS Love your photos!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Alex, it was a pleasure to include your wonderful blog in my favourite 8. I'm glad I was able to bring a little beach bliss to your day as well. Enjoy your holiday! Heather xx

  7. Thanks Heather :)
    I love sharing my passion for health, personal insights and musings on my blog
    x Karen

    1. My absolute pleasure, your information is always informative and your passion for what you do is inspiring Karen. I'm glad I found you. Heather xx


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