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Balancing Business and Life for People who Work Alone

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I’ve invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

How can we use Tech and SEO in Creative Business?

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I’ve invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

Why Community is an Essential Part of my Creative Business

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I’ve invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

Personal Branding for Solopreneurs with Maria Ure, Luminate PR

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I've invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

Floral Trends for Summer 2019

“Trends” is a tricky word, isn’t it? Stubborn as I am, my instinct is always to turn away from trends like a bad smell, but simultaneously, I also want to be entirely clued up on who and what’s happening. Into my thirties, I’ve grown more confident in my ability as an...

How To Start A Supper Club

I didn't start my supper club Creative in Residence by logically thinking "How to Start a Supper Club" and working methodically through the list. Rather, I focused on my goals, which thankfully were a shared a vision with my co-host - wellness...

The Personal Development Book That Changed My Life

I don't think I had ever picked up a personal development book before 2018. Formally known as "self-help books", it was a section of Waterstones I had never explored, put off by the strange stigma that surrounded the kind of people who sought...

How Does Creative Living Help Combat Feelings of Overwhelm?

Six years ago, in a small meeting room in Kensington, I said to my line manager, "I don't have a creative bone in my body."  I was working in a fast-paced brand strategy agency, where my role as a Fashion PR Director had me working at London,...

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

For this post, I interviewed three stylish entrepreneurs who are each dreaming of a green Christmas. If you are still searching for gift ideas, but looking for something a little unusual with a big heart, please have a read and let us know if...

3 Tips for Environmentally-Friendly Gift Wrapping

At some point during the 35 degree heat of Summer 2018, I boldly declared that my Christmas 2018 would be Sellotape-free. Christmas is a time of huge wastage in terms of packaging (amongst other things) but as December draws near, I'm very...

Five of the Best Instagram Accounts for Autumn Inspiration

After a few weeks of wardrobe despair, eagerly dressing in cashmere in the early morning and stripped down to a vest by lunchtime, it happened. It got cold. Things can officially get cosy. Here are five of my favourite Instagram accounts that I...

5 Floral Styles Inspiring Me Right Now

I love looking at imagery from exquisite floral designers and events companies to find inspiration. It's fun to see which trends may filter through into my own home, and indeed my client's commissions and wedding bouquet illustrations. Here are...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

"It's the most wonderful time of the year," I sang merrily as I assembled the cafetiere for breakfast time this morning. "What's with you?" enquired my husband, but I'm pretty sure he knew. You see, September is my New Year as I love all the...

Behind-the-Scenes: My Home Studio Tour

Come and join me for a quick look around the home studio. My HQ space is a former guest bedroom, south-facing, blessed with a floor-to-ceiling window. A few months ago, we decided my little empire had grown too large to exist on the dining...

Four Picture Frame Recommendations to fit 30x30cm Art Prints

A bespoke picture frame is always going to give you the highest quality finish for your artwork, offer reassurance about UV protection and give a perfect fit. But to reduce costs, give as a gift, or perhaps as a stopgap while you decide on your...

Energizing Accent Colours: Bright Pink

This is a post about bright pink, one of my favourite mood-enhancing colours for instant energy. A few days ago, I was clearing out some Wedmin (I got married in 2009) and came across the receipt for my wedding day shoes. Gulp. Wow. I can't...

Botanical Illustration for high street fashion brand Wallis

In January, I wrote down "2018 objectives" for my my business - including collaboration commissions with botanical, bridal and fashion brands. I fixed this list up on my pinboard, with all the open-hearted optimism the New Year offers. So I was...

Energizing Accent Colours: Canary Yellow

Greetings from Springtime in London. This is the first in a series of three quick galleries to scroll through, featuring my favourite mood-enhancing colours for instant energy. I once owned the perfect canary yellow silk pencil skirt from...

How To to Start Spring Early At Home

In fact, this should be entitled, "How To to Start Spring Early Because You Suspect You Have Seasonally Affected Disorder and You Are OVER This #BeastFromTheEast". So I have this weird thing where I am very much in denial about January-March. I...

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