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What most schools don’t teach | Life with Mila

I thought it was a very interesting video…
I know sometimes we look at successful people thinking how did they do it? Well…that’s just it, they did it! They didn’t spend years thinking…umm I don’t know how to do this or that, they just gave it a go, tried, sometimes failed and tried again.
After I wrote this post about blogging, I got a few comments from people who were scared of even starting a blog. Starting a blog is one of the easiest thing you can do, so if it’s something that has been on your mind for a while, just do it!
It’s a wonderful creative process and before thinking that it may become something that could bring you some income or not, take the pressure off it by looking at it, as your creative window. Let’s face it when you start, not many people will read your stuff anyway :-)
Over the past seven years and since I’ve started blogging, I have taught myself about html code, photoshop, taking better photos, styling. I have connected and met an amazing amount of creative, interesting, warm women and while some are on the other side of the world, I have had an amazing, strong connection with them because we share the same passion for interior design, decoration, kids designs and beautiful, inspiring things as a whole and I’m hugely grateful for that.

Tonight I took Mila to Ikea (see my Instagram). She wasn’t really keen but as soon as we arrived she picked up one of the pencils and paper they give at the entrance and decided to rate all their designs (IKEA watch out!)
In one area, she sat at a desk to write her blog post (let me reassure you, she is 8, she hasn’t got a blog!) but as I was looking at her, I thought about all these creative career opportunities we are making for the next generation of women. I have no idea what Mila will end up doing but I hope she will end up with a job she loves like I do.
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Founder of Award-Winning Concept Store BODIE and FOU (now closed) & Photographer, UK's Top 10 Design blog, mum of one cool surfer, 23 years in London, now living by the beach in France, married to a kiwi.


  1. So true! You will never regret something you tried, only if you don’t give it a try! So i’m very happy i started blogging, only for all the nice people i met it was worth it! Still enjoying it :) and still enjoying yours! :)

  2. Great video, thanks for sharing. I appreciate your latest posts on blogging. Having recently made the switch in photography from film to digital my whole world is rocking! So much going on and so much to learn! Blogging is helping with such a creative journey.

  3. Valérie { Atelier rue verte } says

    Merci pour ce très beau post … cela se sent que tu aimes ce que tu fais. Tu tiens un blog très inspirant, de plus je pense que ta fille doit avoir les gènes qu’il faut avec deux parents aussi créatifs ,,,, et je rigole car demain je vais chez Ikea avec ma dernière fille de 9 ans qui elle aussi veut tenir un blog déco :)) Bonne soirée et continue à nous inspirer … Valérie

  4. Hello Karine, loved the post. I started the blog for fun and even though still not many followers, I love doing it. Share my tastes in decor and inspire anyone who visits me is very gratifying. I also learned a lot from the blog: the styling, the photos … and even understand a bit of html.
    Recently I ventured to open a store with works done by me, crochet pieces for home decoration. I’ll try to make it work, the important thing is to try and not be just dreaming.
    It may be that one day even selling my pieces at Bodie and Fou, who knows? :))))

    Have a great weekend

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