Goodbye, Under the Vintage Veil – it’s time to start a new Darling Lovely Life

My dear readers,

I wanted to write you a little note with some news before John and I head off on our road trip of a lifetime around the USA tomorrow…

As you all know by now, I’ve been plotting a new venture for a while now. The idea, initially, was to run Under the Vintage Veil in its existing form alongside a sister blog, Over the Vintage Threshold.

Over the last couple of months, we’ve thought really long and hard about how to bring you the best content, the most often and without leaving any of you out. After much consideration, we decided to move Under the Vintage Veil to become the fabulous weddings section of our new, all-encompassing lifestyle blog.

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But then, my loves, we hit a little snag. The name.

Over the Vintage Threshold made great sense when paired with Under the Vintage Veil – it was a play on our existing blog name – but as a standalone name, we didn’t feel it said everything we wanted it to say about what the new blog represents.

We recently had the great pleasure of attending The Blogcademy with three of the best blogging masterminds on our world wide web. We spent two days really thinking about how to proceed – and then, with the help of Kat, Shauna and Gala, we found our name and our new identity. Sorry to confuse you all, but we know it will be worth it… we’re inviting all of our readers to join us and follow our…

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This beautiful header by Lucy Ledger Designs is just the beginning. I’d love you to read our manifesto and see if you dig what we’re all about. We’ll be keeping our current Twitter and Instagram (just changing the names) and relaunching our Darling Lovely Life Facebook page on our return from America. If you “like” Over the Vintage Threshold” you already like Darling Lovely Life.

Our sponsors who are signed up beyond October will all be contacted today, so if you’re one of our lovely Veil family, don’t worry!

We will see you in two weeks where we’ll be giving you more details about how you can get involved with the new blog and when exactly we plan to launch (we are aiming for the end of October) but for now, please read our mission statement and we look forward to seeing you on the other side!

Who lives a Darling Lovely Life?

“The world’s a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it.” – Yes Man

Everything in life can, and should, be beautiful.

We are the women who look at the world through pastel-tinted glasses, seeing the potential for pretty everywhere.

We are uncompromisingly creative, decadent decorators, detail eagles, glitter magpies – and we believe that everything looks better candy coated.

We are the learners and the doers of the world, the eclectic artists, the big-hearted listeners and the fearless gut followers. We trust ourselves and follow our noses to magical places, spreading beauty wherever we go.

We are smart, secure and unapologetically, unabashedly ourselves. We are here to spread a message of hope to every woman out there with a lioness heart: you are wonderful – don’t settle for anything less than your wildest dreams.

So whether you’re the writer girl, the geek girl, the artistic girl, the musical girl, the academic girl, the mechanic girl, the loving girl, the confident girl, the shy girl, the sassy girl, the girl on a journey (hey, who isn’t?) all of the above or anything else – if you share our belief in decorating everything you land on… well then you’ve landed in the right place.

Pour yourself a pretty mug of tea and immerse yourself in a land of dreamy, soft and whimsical colours, outrageously beautiful interior design, fabulous style, adventurous travel and chat to us about the heartfelt issues that matter.

This is our Darling Lovely Life – come and live it with us!

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