Sometimes I write down aims and goals that feel a little bit too ambitious. You know those ones that make you feel like a bit like a child again dreaming of what you might be when you grow up? All that innocence makes you dream big and so it should but then you grow up and wishing for these big goals can make you feel a bit wobbly and just leave them on the "some day" list.
On Saturday I held a workshop at Anthropologie, Regent Street in London. Writing that sentence still feels unreal. I fell head over heels with Anthropologie back in my 20s when I spent lots of time with my friends on the West Coast of America. The moment I first walked into the store I felt so inspired and totally cocooned in loveliness. The smell, the colours, the textures and the displays. This company gets it so right and in every single store I have been in. Each with a slightly different look and feel and yet so clearly Anthropologie.
When the store first came to London I started dreaming of the day I would be invited to run a workshop there. It felt like the most ridiculous, unlikely thing to happen but it stayed on my list. And then earlier this year I was brave and moved it from the "one day" list to the "this year" list. The Makelight team definitely helped me push this one forward. Thank you!
So, on Saturday I arrived at Anthropologie and saw the most gorgeous sign waiting for me and the sweetest marble table right by the window at the front of the store. Like a kid in a candy store I filled one of their beautiful baskets full of pretty things to style and photograph and before I knew it people were gathering to ask me questions, to watch me style and to soak up this precious experience with me.
I hope they all left inspired to work on their Instagram galleries and with some of that Anthropologie magic.