Since our last Business girl crush was so popular I decided to invite another one of my favorite business girls to my blog: Audrey from This Little Street. You have probably hear me mention her blog too many times, since it is one of the most inspiring and unique blogs out there. I’ll let Audrey tell you a little about her Little Street, some blogging advice, and why you can do anything you want…
CB: Tell me a little about yourself and This Little Street. Why the name?
TLS: Being from Europe, I’ve always loved little pedestrian shopping streets. They are so much better than shopping malls, you never know what you are going to discover. When I decided to start the blog, while strolling through the little streets of Old Montreal, the name came to me.
CB: How did you decided to take the leap and open your own blog?
TLS: I’ve always loved writing and sharing pictures – I actually started my personal blog in 2007 after I had the girls; I needed to have a place where I could escape and be a mom but wasn’t defined as such. I also wanted a place where I could be creative and share my finds with people who enjoy the same esthetics. As much as I love and want to be around my children, it’s also important to keep myself challenged, working on various projects and meeting interesting people. The blog allows me to do just that while giving me a flexible schedule. *CB Notes: Oh! Did we mention that this gorgeous blogger is a mom?
CB: What advice do you have for new bloggers?
TLS: There are a lot of bloggers out there now, but don’t worry about that. If you are offering something unique, that has your own voice and aesthetics, you’ll find your spot. Just be patient as it takes a bit of time. Also, whatever you are blogging about, aesthetics are very important to readers, so make sure your blog looks nice (there are some great templates out there that don’t cost a lot). At last, try to learn some photography tips, so your content is always original and beautiful.
CB: What’s your idea of happiness?
TLS: Friends and family gathering for some good food and drinks, having fun chatting while the kids are running around. Simple really, but it is in these moments when I’m the happiest. *CB notes: A cool fact - In spanish we call this Sobremesa (This word is untranslatable to english!)
CB: What natural talent you wish you had?
TLS: When I was little I always dreamed of being a singer. I guess now I get to sing for my girls… and in the shower! :)
CB: What is your present state of mind?
TLS: Hecticness! We just moved from NYC to Berkeley, California two weeks ago and the girls are starting at their new school next week. So much to do! But we’ll get there soon enough. Other than a hectic brain, pure happiness.
CB: What is your motto? (This is my favorite question to ask successful people, we can learn so much from each other’s mottos)
TLS: When there is a will, there is a way. When my husband and I met, I was living in Ireland and he was in Europe and moving to NYC soon. He kept telling me that things were not going to work because long distance relationships never work out. I told him “You don’t know me, where there’s a will there’s a way” Six years later and we are happily married with two little girls!
CB: That story is amazing and so romantic! Talking about places, you seem to love traveling! What is your favorite place in the world?
TLS: Southern France is a place that I could visit over and over, it’s so magical. I am from Northern France, which is a lot more wet (ha!) and green, but I’ve always had a thing for the South: breathtaking landscapes and great food, the smell of lavender and fields of olive trees everywhere. Bliss!
CB: TLS is a lot about color, what is your favorite color and flower?
TLS: Do I have to pick one? That’s tough for a color-lover like me! Right now, I have a color crush on coral and lime green, which are two colors we didn’t have much in our apartment in NYC; now I’m constantly trying to find some ways to incorporate them at our new house. My favorite flowers are poppies (they are a bit hard to find though)
CB: How would you like to see TLS in the next 5 years?
Hopefully my readers will still like me in 5 years :). In the years to come I want to create more original content for TLS. I would also love to have a shop along with the blog.
Doesn’t she remind you a little of Sophia Copolla? By the way, Audrey wears our Dalia Print Dres. Visit her blog: www.thislittlestreet.com and follow her on Facebook: HERE. All photographs by: Soazic Gardais Paris, France.
And talking about This Little Street, Audrey is the hostess of our $150 giveaway which ends in 3 days! Enter HERE for all the details on how to win! Good luck!