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The Jetsetter Christmas Gift Guide

The Jetsetter Christmas Gift Guide

We are forever planning our next adventure at Wisteria London HQ, so we thought we would share The Jetsetter Christmas Gift Guide on what to get the stylish traveller in your life, or maybe you’re one yourself (in which case, subtly share this post with anyone who needs a nudge in the right direction!)

From travel document wallets, to passport cases and travel mugs, our range of travel accessories are the perfect gift for the girl who loves to travel whilst doing so in style.

Travel Wallets

Organisation is key to a relaxing journey. Why carry everything separately when you can have all your travel documents in one convenient place?

Our Alice Scott and Yes Studio travel wallets are the ultimate must have for any traveller! These luxury textured, leatherette travel wallets will store all your travel documents and currency in one convenient place. The pink and green banana leaf print exterior on the Alice Scott wallet, features the words ‘OUT OF OFFICE’ in embossed gold detailing, while the pink Yes Studio Wallet is printed in red with the words ‘ROADTRIPS AND OCEAN DIPS.’ Inside each of the travel wallets you will find labelled tabbed compartments, for easy access to tickets, boarding cards, passport and currency with a zip compartment for change and smaller items.

Alice Scott ‘Out of Office’ Travel Wallet  // Yes Studio ‘Road Trips and Ocean Dips Travel Wallet

Passport Cases and Luggage Tags

Our passport cases and luggage tags are perfect for the girl who loves to travel. The stylish designs (which also match the travel wallets), come beautifully boxed ready to gift this Christmas. The leatherette luggage tags will be easy to spot, ensuring that you grab your suitcase and start your vacay stat.

Alice Scott Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set // Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet Passport Cover // Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet Luggage Tag

Toiletry/Make-Up Bags

Protect your make-up essentials with our small and large cosmetic bags. The Alice Scott ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’ make-up bag is compact in design. It’s size and simplicity means that it is perfect for your cabin bag or check in luggage. An ideal carry case for your make-up, or easily lost items, such as, contact lenses, headphones and earplugs, keeping them neat and tidied away.

Alternatively we have the stylish and eye catching large tropical printed pouch also from Alice Scott, perfect for keeping your toiletries in check.

Alice Scott ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’ Make-Up Bag // Alice Scott Large Tropical Toiletry Bag

Travel Mugs

For the avid tea/coffee drinkers these travel mugs are the perfect gift. Not only do they save money and help with the environment, they let you look fashionable while drinking your daily cup of tea/coffee on the go! We love them!

Yes Studio ‘I Did Not Wake Up Like This’ Travel Mug // Yes Studio ‘I’m Like 110% Tired’ Travel Mug // Yes Studio ‘I Don’t Need An Inspirational Quote. I Need Coffee Travel Mug

Alice Scott ‘Pocket Money’ Card Holder

Our slim Alice Scott credit card holder is both fun and versatile. A perfect alternative to a full sized purse, fitting effortlessly into your pocket or handbag to keep your essentials close at hand. It holds up to 4 credit cards and standard size business cards.

Alice Scott 'Pocket Money' Card HolderAlice Scott ‘Pocket Money’ Card Holder

 

 

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The Ultimate Girl Boss Gift Guide

The Ultimate Girl Boss Gift Guide
The Ultimate Girl Boss Gift Guide

We all have a woman in our lives that embodies the term #girlboss. She’s a go-getter, who relentlessly chases after her dreams. With the holidays upon us, gift shopping has already begun but, lets face it, sometimes it is hard to choose just the right present for someone. If you have a lady in your life who is rocking it as a girl boss (or maybe you’re one yourself) then our ultimate girl boss gift guide will make both of your work lives more functional and cute, because we are all about those #deskgoals!

She Believed She Could Mug

The Ultimate Girl Boss Gift Guide - 'She Belived She Could' Mug

Let her start her day with a boost of motivation so she can get through her never ending to-do list”

Alice Scott ‘Goal Digger’ Agenda

The Ultimate Girl Boss Gift Guide - Alice Scott GoalDigger Agenda

The perfect accessory for the on-the-go gal! It will help her make plans, set goals and get organised! An undated week to week planner, which means she can start and stop as she pleases. Perfect for the ‘I like to think I’m organised but I’m really not kinda gal!’

‘I Don’t Need An Inspirational Quote’ Travel Mug

Yes Studio I Don't Need An Inspirational Quote Travel Mug

Double walled to keep your drink warmer for longer, this mint plastic eco travel mug is guaranteed to make a statement on her morning commute.

‘Consider This Day Conquered’ Planner

The Ultimate Gift Guide- Consider This Day Conquered A5 Planner

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous new notebook and that addictive feeling of being super organised? This A5 ‘Consider This Day Conquered’ notebook is the perfect accessory for writing her long lists of to-do’s

‘Dream Big’ Enamel Pin

The Ultimate Gift Guide - Dream Big Enamel Pin

To remind her to always D R E A M B I G !

Sterling Silver Wishbone Necklace

Sterling Silver Wishbone Necklace. Available on 16", 18" and 20" Chains

Her lucky charm!!

Alice Scott ‘Out of Office’ Travel Wallet

Alice Scott Travel Document Wallet, Travel Document Holder and Passport Holder. The must have travel accessory. This handy travel wallet will store your passport, boarding card, currency, tickets and any spare change you may have. Adrned in a beautiful pink and banana leaf print the front of the travel wallet feautures the words 'Out of Office' in gold foil detailing

For the girl boss who loves to travel. This handy travel wallet will store her passport, boarding cards, currency, tickets and any spare change she may have

‘Woman Power’ Water Bottle

Yes Studio Woman Power Water Bottle

‘If she’s going to be great, she’s gotta hydrate!’ The perfect bottle for her desk, our ‘Women Power’ water bottle will keep her water chilled or her tea/coffee hot for up to 6 hours!

Alice Scott ‘Note to Self’ Pen Set

Alice Scott Pen Set. Set of 3 Boxed Ballpoint pens. One pen has the quote 'Note to Self, in gold foil detailing, the other is a black and white aztec design and the third is a black and white stripe design. All come in a beautiful gift box ready to gift.

Your favourite girl boss will be sending her thank you notes in style with our gorgeous pen set from Alice Scott

The Master Plan Notebook

The Master Plan A5 Notebook

Jotting down thoughts and to-do lists has never been more fun with our fab ‘The Master Plan’ A5 notebook.

Alice Scott ‘Pocket Money’ Card Holder

Not only does it look cute but it will keep your favourite girl boss’ cards more organised! Features 2 card pockets that can hold up to 4 cards and a middle slip ideal for receipts.

Sterling Silver Dreamcatcher Necklace

Sterling Silver Dreamcatcher Necklace. Available on 16", 18" and 20" chains

To remind her to always chase her dreams!

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Top 5 Things To Do In November 2019

Bye October thanks for the memories. Hi November I look forward to making new ones.

Forget cosy nights in, throw on your chunkiest knitwear, grab a spiced latte and join us for our roundup of the top 5 things to do in November, we promise you won’t regret it!

1. Watch a Mega Firework Display

BOOM! Kicking off or top 5 things to do in November is London’s biggest and best firework festival. Back with a bang, on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November Ally Pally’s legendary firework festival will be lighting up the skies of London . Taking Bonfire night up a notch they have a lot more than rockets and Catherine wheels on offer! Why not head on over to the Luna Cinema where they will be showing the first Harry Potter movie or if that’s not your thing take to the Ally Pally ice rink where you can glide around the ice whilst listening to a disco soundtrack (singing is optional!) You can book your tickets here

2. Stylist Live Luxe

If you love Stylist Magazine you won’t want to miss their Festival of Inspiration from the 8th – 10th November. Join them for a line-up of seriously brilliant women (and men!) celebrity interviews, catwalk shows, uniquely curated shopping market and fabulous entertainment. If that wasn’t enough each person who attends will also receive a goody bag worth £185. Book your tickets here

3. Explore Hogwarts In The Snow

Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Calling all Harry Potter fans, this one’s for you! The Warner Bros Studio Tour is having a festive makeover from November 16th-January 26th, with the movies iconic sets all getting a dusting of snow. Expect the Great Hall to be lined with Christmas trees finished with golden bobbles and topped with witches on miniature broomsticks , while the Gryffindor common room will be decked out with cosy Christmas decorations. Book your tickets here before they sell out

4. Visit Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland

Located in the heart of London get ready to fully immerse yourself in all things festive from November 21st – January 5th. Completely free to enter, you can save your pennies for funfair rides and hot chocolate. With over 100 spectacular rides, thrilling shows, London’s largest Christmas market, restaurants, cafes and bars, this Christmas extravaganza will keep you topped up with festive cheer!

5. Christmas Light Switch On

Credit: Time Out London

November is the month when many places in the UK get transformed into the sparkliest. blingiest, most festive places on earth, with the switching on of the Christmas lights all over the country. There’s nothing like the sparkle of Christmas tree lights to get you in the festive mood.

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Bridesmaid Gift Guide

Bridesmaid Gift Guide

My bestfriends are like fairytales, they’ve been there since once upon a time and will be there until forever after

We know that your to-do list is already long enough, so we’ve made thanking your besties easy with our bridesmaid gift guide providing you with some inspirational gift ideas that your bridesmaids will actually want to wear after the wedding too!

The Bee

Fun and feminine, the bee is the timeless trend that she can wear for years to come.

Constellations

Celebrate each of your bridesmaids own personalities with one of our beautiful sterling silver constellation necklaces.

The Wishbone

Not only a symbol of luck but also a symbol of love our sterling silver wishbone necklace will show your bridesmaids how much they mean to you on the most important day of your life!

Shells

Perfect for a beach wedding our selection of shell necklaces will be more than just a piece of jewellery, it will be a keepsake your girls will love forever!

The Bobble Chain

Add your own charm to our sterling silver bobble chain or wear on its own. A versatile piece as your bridesmaid can also add their own charms to it after the wedding.

Love it, Wear it, Share it! We love seeing pictures of you wearing our products so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @wisterialondonltd

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4 Headband Styles Having Their Moment

Over the years headbands have had so many standout moments – from Grace Kelly and Brigitte Bardot to the headband queen herself, Blair Waldorf. It’s the ultimate chic update to any simple outfit and headbands are certainly having their moment for SS19. After the revival of scrunchies and hair clips it is no surprise that designers have moved onto the headband trend as the next nostalgic accessory to reinvent. From Prada to the Duchess of Cambridge the headband trend is officially back in business!

1 . Made You Blush

For something that doesn’t blend into the background go for our beautiful Connie baby pink headband. The perfect summer shade it looks great with a simple white tee or dressed up for a night out. Wear yours with soft waves or a low pony.

2 . Back to Black

Prefer to keep it classic? Ease yourself into the headband trend with our classic Connie black padded headband. Pair with a monochrome suit for a modern boss babe take on the trend or go girly and pair with polka dots and gingham prints!

3 . Lilac Love

We love Marina Didovich take on ‘Lilac Love’ with her top to toe tonal look. Our Connie lilac headband is the perfect accessory for weekend brunches with the girls to summer sun soaked weddings!

4 . Royal Blue Approval

The Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton and Cressida Bonas have all proved the headband royal relevance having all wore them on several occasions including two royal weddings! Keep it bold and make a statement with our Connie headband in royal blue.

4 Headband Styles Having Their Moment - Royal Blue Approval
Images: Pinterest / Connie Blue Padded Headband
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6 Ways to Style our Pearl Hair Accessories

Hair accessories are back for SS19 and if Instagram and Pinterest are anything to go by, then we are going to be embracing the trend for many seasons to come. So, with that being said today on the blog we look at 6 ways to style our pearl hair accessories. No longer seen as a little girl’s accessory, the hair clip trend has grown up, so put down those kirby grips and grab onto something that is going to be sure to make a statement!

1. The Top Knot

Our Capri rectangular pearl hair clip is the perfect accessory to hold those loose hairs in place and upgrading your look instantly.

2. Half Up Half Down

If you want a more minimal look our small pearl hair clip is the way to go for a single pop of the pearl trend.

3. The Ponytail

Sweep your hair into a chic ponytail and hold those loose strands in place with our Lottie pearl hair slides.

4 . The Plait

Position our Audrey statement hair clip at the side of your plait for a chic and elegant updo that will take you from day to night.

5. Mix and Match

For a statement yet timeless look, co-ordinate our Lottie pearl hair slides with the small pearl hair clip.

6. Make it a Double

When it comes to the hair clip trend forget the less is more rule and double up with our Capri and Oversized pearl hair clips.

How do you style your pearl hair clips, let us know in the comments below.

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All product images are our own / Model images found on Pinterest

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Behind the Meaning: The Constellation Collection

Celebrate your star sign with our beautiful new collection of Sterling Silver Constellation Necklaces. A celestial wonder, our stunning zodiac series is inspired by cosmic astrology and the starry night skies. Featuring a unique cut out design which relates to each of the zodiacs, these dazzling necklaces come in a range of chain lengths meaning you can layer your necklace with other jewellery you may have to create your own unique look. A perfect gift for a friend, loved one or maybe just as a treat to yourself!

Sterling Silver Aries Constellation Necklace

Aries (21st Mar – 19th Apr)

Spontaneous | Fun | Adventurous | Competitive

‘The one who is courageous to speak their mind and passionate to follow their heart, who always lives life to the full’

Sterling Silver Taurus Constellation Necklace

Taurus (20th Apr – 20th May)

Loyal | Loving | Generous | Strong

‘The one who is fiercely independent and loyal and the one who will always be there for you no matter what’

Sterling Slver Gemini Constellation Necklace

Gemini (21st May – 20th Jun)

Exciting | Curious | Imaginative | Fun

‘The spontaneous one who thinks on their feet and finds adventure round every corner’

Sterling Silver Cancer Constellation Necklace

Cancer (21st Jun – 22nd Jul)

Creative | Compassionate | Thoughtful | Caring

‘The one who is thoughtful and caring who is always quick to help others’

Sterling Silver Leo Constellation Necklace

Leo (23rd Jul – 22nd Aug)

Faithful | Courageous | Passionate | Positive

‘The one with a heart of a lion, who’s positive outlook means she is always living life to the full’

Sterling Silver Virgo Constellation Necklace

Virgo (23rd Aug – 22nd Sept)

Kind | Generous | Practical | Caring

‘The one who brings order to chaos and perfection to life, she’s an inspirational figure to those around her’

Sterling Silver Libra Constellation Necklace

Libra (23rd Sept – 22nd Oct)

Charming | Strong | Reflective | Social

‘The one who is loved by many and loves to be surrounded by friends and family’

 

 

Sterling Silver Scorpio Constellation Necklace

Scorpio (23rd Oct – 21st Nov)

Genuine | Passionate | Brave | True Friend

‘The one who’s calming and sociable nature makes her a great person to be around’

Sterling Silver Sagittarius Constellation Necklace

Sagittarius (22nd Nov – 21st Dec)

Fun Loving | Generous | Optimistic | Extroverted

‘The traveller, free spirit and philosopher whose fun outlook on life is a breath of fresh air to those around her’

Sterling Silver Capricorn Constellation Necklace

Capricorn (22nd Dec- 19th Jan)

Loyal | Patient | Determined | Independent

‘The wise and patient one who lives life to the full and loves nothing more than being surrounded by friends and family’

Sterling Silver Aquarius Constellation Necklace

Aquarius ( 20th Jan – 18th Feb)

Warm Hearted | Imaginative | Quick Witted | Original

‘The one who’s caring and warm hearted but also knows how to have a good time’

 

Sterling Silver Pisces Constellation Necklace

Pisces (19th Feb – 20th Mar)

Imaginative | Loving | Gentle | Wise

‘The one who possesses great creativity and wisdom, who gives selflessly and has compassion for all’

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The Met Gala 2019 | Our Favourite Looks

The Met Gala 2019 | Our Favourite Looks

It was fashions biggest night of the year, with the Met Gala 2019 taking place on Monday in New York’s iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art. The theme; Camp: Notes on Fashion based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Notes on Camp.’ As per, the night did not disappoint and delivered some of the most incredible fashion we could have wished for.

So here are some our favourite looks from the night

The Met Gala 2019 - Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

We can’t mention the Met Gala and not include the reigning queen of extravagance, Lady Gaga. She 100% took this theme and ran with it! Susan Sontag in her essay ‘Notes on Camp’ describes camp as being a reason to dethrone serious. ‘Camp is playful, anti serious, more precisely, camp involves a new complex relation to ‘the serious.’ One can be serious about the frivolous and frivolous about the serious.’

Arriving in a bellowing pink ball gown by Brandon Maxwell, Lady Gaga playfully revealed, in a Russian doll like performance a further three (yes THREE!!!) more outfits underneath!

Ezra Miller at the Met Gala

Ezra Miller

All eyes were on us with Ezra Miller’s eye popping Met Gala look. The actor stepped onto the pink carpet wearing a Burberry suit accompanied with a jewel corset, train and white cape, but it was his face that had us in a spin! The Fantastic Beast actor had adorned his face in eyes that were so lifelike that it was a.) hard to figure out which were his real eyes and b.) hard not to fall over from dizziness

The Met Gala 2019 - Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

‘I would define camp as an expression of your most outrageous.’ Cara Delevingne did not disappoint, her rainbow theme was a nod to the LGBT flag with the Pride inspired stripes being completed with a pair of multicoloured platform heels and a Swarovski cane.

Kendal and Kylie Jenner at the Met Gala

Kendal and Kylie Jenner

The girls certainly did their homework this year! Arriving in brightly coloured feathered gowns, Kendal looked every inch the Victoria Secret model she is, with her bright orange feathered wings, while Kylie went the extra mile matching her lavender wig to the colour of her dress.

Anna Wintour

Vogue Editor-in-Chief and chair of the Met Gala since 1995, Anna Wintour looked stunning in an elegant, highly embellished Chanel floor length gown which was in fact the last Chanel dress Karl Lagerfeld designed before sadly passing away earlier this year.

What was your favourite look of the night? Let us know if the comments below.

Rebecca x

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TWELVE MONTHS IN, TWELVE LESSONS LEARNT; What Wisteria London has taught me in my first year in business

February 1st 2018 – The day Wisteria London went live!

Hi Everyone and happy Friday! As you can see today, is actually an extra special Friday for me as it marks ONE YEAR since going live with Wisteria London, and what a year it has been! It would be easy for me to sit here and fluff up the last year, but in reality it has been bloody hard work! I think I have been through every emotion imaginable and learnt a lot about myself in the process! I wanted to sit down and write this blog post, so I could share the twelve lessons that the last twelve months have taught me. So grab yourself a cuppa and let’s delve right in!

1 . If you can dream it you can do it

I can’t believe that today marks a year of the launch of Wisteria London. Time really does fly when you’re having fun. This time last year I had quit a job I wasn’t 100% happy in, to start up on my own! The very thought of being my own boss scared the living daylights out of me, but I am a great believer of chasing your dreams and seeing where they take you. If you have a dream and are determined to work  damn hard then don’t let anyone take that dream away from you! Sometimes, all you have to do is believe in yourself and the rest will follow. So whether you want to start your own business, sign up o run your first marathon, learn a new language, go travelling or simply take the leap into a new job the DO IT!! If it doesn’t work out, then we can’t say we didn’t try…..life is to short for regrets, fight to do what you love every chance you get!

2 . Don’t let the naysayers have an impact on your dream

Not everyone is going to be your biggest fan and that’s okay! I received some pretty harsh comments in the beginning (we won’t name names!) but I was basically told that I was making a BIG mistake and that I would never succeed! HA how wrong were they?

3 . Accept you will never fully be ready

Whether you’re starting up your own business, running your first marathon or writing your first blog post, you will never feel totally ready. The plan will never feel perfectly formed, you’ll never feel as strong and prepared as everyone else seems (I’ll let you in on a secret; they’re not that strong or prepared either! No one is!) No one has every last thing figured out, we are all just paddling. Paddling is good though, it’s what puts us in charge of the situation!

If I had waited for the ‘perfect’ time to start Wisteria London, I would never have got started, and I would still be in a job I hated, wondering ‘what if.’ Off course I was scared, scared I would fail, scared I would run out of money and scared what people would think! The moral of the story is, that none of these things, matter in the whole big scheme of things as long as you are willing to work hard. Who cares what people think, at least you are taking a risk at following your dreams and if it doesn’t work out you can say you tried, more than any of them can say! So paddle like you’ve never paddled before!!

4 . Start where you are, Use what you have. Do what you can.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘if only I had,’ thought process. My advice….do your best, given any situation, and be grateful for what you’ve been able to achieve because in the end, amazing things will happen! I created the entire Wisteria London website from scratch, myself. Now, I am no IT genius and funny story is when undertaking my degree in Business Management, one of the modules was building a website and I swore from the day that class ended, I would never build a website again! Six years later here we are….LOL! It may not be the most technical site in the world but I am proud of it. Same goes with product photos, I take all the Wisteria London photographs myself (bar a few I use from the brands we stock) but these are all taken on my iPhone 7 and edited on a free app on my phone.

What I am trying to say is that you don’t need to wait around to know it all, or have a fancy camera to take pictures, or have the latest high tech editing app. You can start now! Use your mobile phone camera and edit images on a free app, there are lots of them out there. Use Instagram/Facebook and Twitter (again all are free marketing tools that reach thousands of people daily,) to promote your business or blog posts, as you never know who might see them. I was lucky that some of the girls from Dancing on Ice last year saw my page and got in touch, and we were lucky to send them some of our products which they then promoted on their Instagram, to their thousands of followers.

5 . Nothing happens overnight

I’ve never been someone that could simply ‘wing it’ in life. Everything I have achieved, I have achieved through hard work and determination. I am the most impatient person in the world, I want everything done yesterday, but this year has taught me that nothing happens overnight and the same goes for a lot of people in business. Sophie and Hannah Pycroft, the sister duo behind the fabulous Spectrum Collections, worked out of their garage and didn’t make a sale in their first six months, Coca Cola only sold twenty five bottles in their first year and Michelle Mone took three years to launch her brand Ultimo. Not one of these businesses found success overnight but that didn’t make them any less of a person, it just made them appreciate it more when they did make it!

Don’t get me wrong, there are still days I wish I had more sales, or my following on Instagram would grow a little quicker and there are many brands and businesses out there that cheat their way to the top but this is something I will never do with Wisteria London. I respect myself and my followers too much to do this. I want to build my brand properly and learn from my mistakes and if that take 5, 10, 15 years then so be it!

6. Be your biggest cheerleader

As one goes through life one learns if you don’t paddle your own canoe you don’t move’ – Katherine Hepburn

With many of us preaching self-love these days, it’s only right that we practice what we preach and become our biggest cheerleader. We deserve the praise and recognition and we need to start believing in ourselves!

I am going to be honest with you and say that I can be rubbish at this sometimes, however, I am learning and it’s forcing me out of my comfort zone! I am relatively a shy person and I’ve still to master the whole talking on Instastories malarkey, but rewind to last year, and when people asked me ‘what I did,’ or when I handed in my notice, ‘what are you going to be doing,’ my heart would race and I tended to either dodge the question or tell them quickly, and then change the subject! I don’t know why, but I was so worried about what they would think. Fast forward a year and I am getting better. If someone askes me now, what do you do for a living, I am more than willing to tell them about Wisteria London, hand them a business card and be proud to talk about ‘my baby!’

Moral of the story, be proud of you! Give yourself a pat on the back for going for it and trying your best. This is your journey and you’re on your own path! Who cares what other people think, this is your life? Everyone’s journey is different; if we were all the same it would be boring. So c’mon be your biggest cheerleader!

7 . Don’t get caught up in numbers on social media

I think we are all guilty of this! It’s easy to get lost in social media, especially when it comes to the numbers game. You can be left thinking why are they getting followers and I’m not? However, I’ve come to learn that it’s okay to grow slowly. As a small business, I want a community of like minded super fans, who love what I do, engage with my content, sign up to the Wisteria London newsletter and buy Wisteria London products! Off course we would all love to get to 10k to have the swipe up feature, but I would much rather have 1,000 engaged followers who support me than 10,000 who don’t give two hoots!

In the words of Sam Burgess from Small and Mighty Co, ‘I need a tribe not a crowd and I’m happy to grow slowly because I’ll gather followers as my business grows and that’s okay.’

8 . Structure is key

When you go from having a 9-5 to having a 24/7 job, you need to learn to manage your time better. You no longer have someone telling you what to do and when to do it by, so you need to be strict with yourself and plan how you can be the most productive.

9 . You need downtime

Running your own business undoubtedly brings quite a bit of pressure with it! If you don’t work hard enough, you won’t pay the bills! It can definitely be stressful and almost make you feel that you literally need to work every single minute of the day, but when I do take time to relax and switch off I feel like I come back a hundred times more productive. Nobody can keep going 100% all of the time, so it’s important to listen to your body and mind and make sure to give it the rest it needs. When it boils down to it, you are the boss, so you call the shots! Make sure to prioritise downtime, as it’s true what they say ‘your health is your wealth!’

10 . Reflect on what you have achieved

Sometimes we are so consumed by the now, that we forget the little things that have actually got us to where we are today. Last year, I made a conscious effort to note in my diary when something happened, whether it be big or small, so that when I was having a bad day, or feeling low, I could look back and see how far I’d come. It’s crazy how much you forget and the little things that make you smile. Although you may not think it, you’ve grown a lot from this time last year!

11 . Never underestimate Google Search or YouTube tutorials

Google Search and YouTube tutorials have become my new best friends. Starting your own business means you have to be a jack of all trades but not necessarily a master of them all. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses, I may have a business degree but that doesn’t make me an IT specialist or a financial advisor, which are both part and parcel of my everyday business. When creating and designing my website, I found YouTube tutorials a God send, not only did they tell me what to do but I was able to visualise it as I went along! What we ever did without YouTube and Google I will never know!

12 . Enjoy every minute

One of the biggest things I have learnt is to enjoy every minute. Off course, some days can be tough, that’s life, but I have to remind myself that I’m doing something I have wanted to do for a very long time! I no longer have to dread getting up in the morning to go to a job I absolutely hate, I no longer have the Sunday night dread and I can look at Monday as a fresh start, a new week to achieve whatever the hell I want. Be grateful even just for the small things in life, as I bet/know there’s someone in the world who would love to be in your shoes! Monday-Friday are not days to be back at the grindstone, these are the days to be back at your passion. If you are working for the weekends you’re doing it all wrong!

And there you have it….12 lessons that the last 12 months have taught me!

I honestly can’t believe that it has been a year already! It has been thoroughly hard work and at times emotional, but I absolutely love what I do and wouldn’t have it any other way. I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to my mum and dad who have been the biggest supporters from day one, my boyfriend Richard, who has picked me up when I’ve been down, and reminded me why I started and most importantly YOU. Thank you for being a part of my journey, for buying Wisteria London products and for following, liking, commenting and sharing our posts. My little business wouldn’t have grown in the last year if it hadn’t been for you, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To celebrate and say thank you there will be FREE SHIPPING on all UK orders until midnight on Monday 4th February 2019.

I hope you all have a wonderful day

Rebecca xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Secret Santa Christmas Gift Guide

Secret Santa Christmas Gift Guide

Secret Santa – the present we all leave until the last minute!

Every year it’s the same – you pick a name out of a hat, then spend half your time struggling to find just the right thing for that person…but fear not, we have the annual Secret Santa conundrum all wrapped up!

We have picked some of our favourite items from the Wisteria London website, all £10 or less, that’ll be sure to raise a smile as well as put the ho, ho, ho back into your Secret Santa gift!

For the Jetsetter

Every workplace has one, the colleague that seems to spend more time at the beach than at their desk! While you might be sick of seeing all her holiday snaps on Instagram and secretly jealous of her constant sun kissed glow, you’ve still picked her name out of the hat…so why not treat her to our fab-u-lous Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet’ Luggage Tag. She might even bring you back a fridge magnet from her next trip!

Yes Studio Are We There Yet Luggage Tag

Yes Studio ‘Are We There Yet’ Luggage Tag

For the Coffee/Tea Lover

Coffee/Tea breaks just got better, sip away the afternoon with our range of mugs perfect for the office or at home. Our ‘I’m like 110% Tired’ Mug will let everyone know that you’re not quite ready for that 3hr meeting on a Monday morning! Plus, it can be just as useful as a pen pot on your desk as it is a coffee mug at home!

Yes Studio ‘Awkward’ Mug // Yes Studio ‘I’m Like 110% Tired Mug // Yes Studio ‘I Did Not Wake Up Like This’ Mug

For the Organised Co-Worker/Friend

Sure to get them noticed in the boardroom, our fun yet stylish notebooks are perfect for brightening up any note taking task.

Old English Company ‘The Master Plan’ Notebook // Alice Scott Set of 6 Pencils // Old English Company ‘Get Stuff Done’ Notebook

For the Selfie Queen

We all know that one friend or colleague – the one who spends more time on their selfies than they do on their work! The one who takes so many selfies she always has her camera front facing. We might like to wind her up about it but we can’t help appreciating the dedication she has for the selfie game. As the holidays are approaching, why not support the cause with our Alice Scott #nofilter compact mirror. This handy pocket mirror means she will always be prepared for the perfect selfie. A must for make-up touch ups and quick hair fixes. This mini mirror is as pretty as it is practical!

Alice Scott #NOFILTER Compact Mirror

For the Fashionista

Keep the chills at bay with our fabulous range of fashion scarves, perfect for your fashionable colleague or friend. We have a wide selection of different prints including animal print which is HUGE this season. Our Nala and Lumi scarves are perfect paired with your favourite outfit, tied in your hair or wrapped around the handles of your handbag.

Nala Leopard Print Scarf // Lumi Leopard Print Scarf // Beatrice Floral Print Scarf

The Inexpensive Way to be Thoughtful

Fashion designers are accessorising with them on the catwalks and they are all over the internet. It’s official the enamel pins are having their moment and what’s great is they make a really affordable Christmas gift. Whether they’re a coffee addict or you just want to show your girl gang some love, our fabulous range of Old English Company enamel pins will have you covered.

Old English Company ‘She Believed She Could So She Did’ Enamel Pin // Old English Company ‘Coffee Then The World’ Enamel Pin //Old English Company ‘Girl Gang’ Enamel Pin

 

Happy Shopping xx