Hello There! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Emily and I love to create fashion, jewellery and lifestyle (AKA, tea) content…with a touch of magic!!!
I am a creative spirit and I love having a resting place for all my passions and interests. Having studied, Fashion Design…you’ll also see the occasional sewing related post or a few DIYs too, on this blog too!
I also have a huge love for animals and my furry family. I am a guinea mom to Harlow (in-heaven), Zooey and Georgina. And a mama to my mini poodle, Ella (inspired by, Cinderella).
I am also married to my first kiss (and boyfriend)…and we have been together for over 10 years. He is often referred to as, “Snowman”. This originally started on Instagram. Whenever I would share a photo of us together, I would draw a white circle and think it looked too boring…and made it a snowman face. It then turned into using GIFs…and the community just started calling him,Snowman and it stuck!!!
As mentioned earlier: I am tea-OBSESSED! From birth, I like to think…but possibly more so, when I was three or four years old. My father is originally from England and he had us enjoying black tea with milk, from a young age! As I grew older, my love for green tea led me to the discovery of loose leaf tea…and all of the delicious teas: matcha, white, mate, rooibos, herbal, fruit infusion, (to name a few)! I’m just as passionate for tea, as I am for beads…so, expect to see a fair amount of tea on here, as well as my social media accounts.
I love my local tea shops, exploring NEW tea shops, going out for afternoon or high tea…and I am obsessed with DAVIDsTEA, since 2012. I have about 3 cupboards mostly filled with DAVIDsTEA…and I swear, I drink them all!
In 2019, I became a DAVIDsTEA Affiliate (a dream come true)…so, expect to see affiliate links if there is a certain tea or tea accessory I absolute love and have to share!
As for jewellery, (now that’s a long story, but I’ll try to tell it quickly)…I have been jewellery obsessed, since I was a little girl. I also loved wearing necklaces (both ones I made and ones I received), but I would say the bracelet obsession began in high school…with my first charm bracelet. I cannot even remember the brand, but my two best friends and I each picked one out the same three charms; our initial are our first names. They were: H.E.E. I wore this bracelet through out high school, up until it got so worn and shabby (it was a faux pink leather style).
Also, in high school…I was known as that girl who had a crazy bangle bracelet stack…that I would even wear in gym class. They would jingle together as I played basket ball, ran around the track, lifted weights, etc! I now know…this is not the best care for my jewellery, but back then…I didn’t care! It was self-expression and my signature style accessories.
I also got my ears pierced when I was 13 years old…and I got super into silver earrings! But I tended to just have a few favourite I would wear…and I would go extra extravagent with layering necklaces and bracelets.
In 2008, I first discovered Pandora, but it wasn’t until the end of 2008 or early 2009 when I purchased my first charm (the Moonstone charm). And in 2011…that is when my collecting officially began! At the end of 2016, I created my Instagram account, then called, MyPandoraCharms (it is not called, @fashionstoryteller). I became a member of the charm/bead community and made lifelong friends…found a place where I can express myself, get creative, have fun, grow…and meet the fellow jewellery obsessed people out there! It wasn’t long before I decided to make my first YouTube video…and it took about 1-2 years for me to finally “show my face”…something I cringe about now, haha!
From there…my love for other charm and bead brands grew! After Pandora, I discovered a love for Trollbeads, followed by Ohm Beads…and then Ogerbeads and Alex & Ani!
In 2019, dreams and opportunities (I never thought possible), started blossoming:
In 2019, I became an Ohmbassador for Ohm Beads AND…I got to meet the designers and creative masterminds with my best friend (and fellow bead blogger), Nichol. It was just insane and a memory I will cherish forever!
Also in 2019, one of my photos was chosen to be in, Pandora’s Investors Report. It was so surreal and I still pinch myself every day that they used a picture of me! SO CRAZY!
And near the end of 2019, I discovered Ogerbeads (through Martha), and had an amazing opportunity to review Ogerbeads’ newest collections and the most enchanting Murano glass beads.
I have had the most amazing bead/charm journey…and I owe it all to this community’s love, support and encouragement. They are such a huge blessing in my life and I am so thankful to each and every single one of them. <3