Dear Enchanted One,
Are you feeling disenchanted by life?
Do you long to connect to the magic of the world around you?
Have you ever stopped to wonder how you can discover your own tapestry of wonder in a noisy world filled with so much brutality and sadness?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions then I welcome you so deeply and so warmly to my online enchanted portal.
Brimming with inspiration, stories, dreams, recipes, wanderlust, the arts and seasonal enchantments, Georgie xoxo is for wondrous souls who seek an illuminating portal to enchanted living.
FAVOURITE ARTIST: CLAUDE MONET
FAVOURITE COLOUR: PEACHY-PINK
FAVOURITE COMPOSER: CLAUDE DEBUSSY
FAVOURITE CHARACTER: MIFFY
FAVOURITE BOOK: THE ENCHANTED LIFE
FAVOURITE CITY: KYIV, UKRAINE
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Each blog post seeks to ignite a sense of wonderment within you to dream the world anew so that it sets you on your own exquisite path of journeying home to yourself.
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Every one of my services has been lovingly designed to help you to embody the enchantment of life and the miracles all around you by bringing forth your creative treasures to the world.
YEAR BY YEAR
THE BIRTH OF GEORGIE XOXO
Originally called ‘Dreams That Glitter’ (after a line from a Girls Aloud song ‘Call The Shots’ that truly enchanted me!) my blog was born in 2009 to soothe the depression, disconnection and loneliness I felt at University.
In its infancy, I was particularly interested in documenting my travels, beauty, fashion, style, the arts and simply anything that could comfort me as all these things had done in my early childhood. Immediately, it started to mute my loneliness and comfort my aching heart.
This fertile, but painful, period of time truly did start the gestation for the slow growth of my online enchanted world as you know it today!
Everything I’m so blessed to have now started from those gentle seedlings from the Blogspot blog I started at University that has become my greatest companion ever since.
However it was also during these tender years that I was becoming more and more poorly.
THE BIRTH OF BEAUXOXO
Such was my passion for blogging and sharing my creativity with the world that I opened an Etsy shop for my handmade hair accessories called ‘Beauxoxo’ from my University library!
Beyond my wildest dreams, Beauxoxo grew exponentially and became the focus of all my time. Like my blog, this was such a fertile period of time for blogging and Etsy and my accessories graced the pages of magazines like Marie Claire, ELLE, Teen Vogue and were adorned by celebrities such as Little Mix, Katy Perry and Youtube stars like Zoe Sugg and Tanya Burr.
In addition, I was stocked in boutiques across the world with extensive travels in Europe and Japan.
I channelled every inch of energy I had into making my handmade hair accessories from bed or the very small desk I had in my University accommodation.
Tragically, during this period I was also diagnosed with a Prolactinoma and later PCOs and Endometriosis.
SCLERODERMA AND GASTROPARESIS
After University, and as I sailed into my early twenties, a ‘clusters of symptoms’ started to develop within my body leading me to seeing up to 5 specialists on a regular basis.
This led to a battle over a period of 8 years with things that were completely unrelated to my endocrine illnesses.
Instead, I was gathering answers for a great many unexplained or misdiagnosed conditions that were actually side effects of the auto-immune disease Scleroderma and chronic condition of Gastroparesis that were officially diagnosed in 2018.
Like every undiagnosed, chronically ill person reading this knows only too well, suffering in such a way is not just physically draining, but also emotionally unbearable, and especially in such formative years of my life.
However, inspired to serve others who are also battling these conditions, in 2018 I increasingly started to create more blog posts around chronic illness from recipes to soulful diaries of my own experiences.
AU REVOIR BEAUXOXO
With the diagnosis of Scleroderma and Gastroparesis, on top of a Prolactinoma and PCOS, in 2018, with a very, very heavy heart, I said Au Revoir to Beauxoxo as I lost the dexterity in my hands that I once had.
In addition, I simply couldn’t bear the fact that I wouldn’t be able to create for myself anymore and so I had to put my creative soul first.
Then came an emptiness. A feeling of utter loss and failure. Moreover, the forest of connections and accolades I had collected over the years slowly faded to obscurity.
I entered a dark night of the soul and wondered what my future held.
I asked myself: What am I able to do now? What can I adapt my conditions to? And most haungtingly, what is to become of me and this swirling sea of creativity I want to gift to the world?
THE LAUNCH OF THE ‘WHIMSY WORLD’ E-LETTER
When life fell very quiet the whispers of my intuition became ever clearer: That my mission has always, always, always been helping people infuse their life with wonder, whimsy and enchantment.
So, in June 2019 after Beauxoxo ended, I launched ‘Whimsy World’ a free monthly e-letter that is now read by over 1000 enchanting souls.
‘Whimsy World’ now celebrates over 40 issues based on the Georgie xoxo blog posts and podcast that enables you to find whimsy, wonder and enchantment in your everyday.
Since day one, it has been my ultimate hope that ‘Whimsy World’ will enable my community to travel into the deepest realms of wonder and enchantment so that you can truly feel and embody their own world, and the world around them, which can be filled with more magic than they could possibly imagine.
PLANTING THE SEEDS FOR AN ENCHANTED RENAISSANCE
Slowly but surely, as my enchanted community began to blossom, I started to connect my thoughts and findings and the bountiful creativity that emerged from it all led me to imagine the possibility of combining my passion for the history of art and music to reach as many people as possible.
For the rest of 2019 until 2021 I spent 50% resting and tending to my body, and the rest of the time on projects related to my passion for my arts for which no public recognition was required.
As I started to peel the layers of societal pressure off my mind, body and soul and to simply to paint my life with courage, curiosity, patience, rest, receptivity, stillness, spaciousness, surrender and just truly to be in flow as I have added that paint to my canvas.
Over time, the colours of this canvas revealed itself to me and I vividly saw that life was helping me to emerge gently to do hard things. To seek a life outside of myself. To serve other people, and to continue to produce things that are valuable, meaningful and of course, enchanting.
ACADEMY OF THE ENCHANTED ARTS
Originally called ‘Painting Music and Art’, I launched my dream art and music history online school to serve those home-schooling during the 2020 world pandemic.
Since 2022, I have re-branded ‘Painting Music and Art’ to ‘The Academy Of The Enchanted Arts’ and the full vision will take full fruition in 2023.
The ‘Academy Of The Enchanted Arts’ is the self-study online learning school I always longed for, designed lovingly for highly creative souls with a passion for art and music history, who also possess a deeply enchanted heart.
Unlike anything out there in the arts learning space, The Academy seeks to educate, inspire and enchant students of all levels in the creative arts who desire to learn about some of the greatest creatives in history whilst also embodying their own inner creative heart and spirit to master a deep reverence for life and the magic and miracles all around them.
THE LAUNCH OF MY CREATRIX COURSES & BESPOKE MENTORING
In 2021 I launched online courses about blogging, Pinterest and online simplicity curated for highly-sensitive, creative soulful entrepreneurs from my experiences of healing immense burn-out with Beauxoxo so that I can help dreamers to build a life and creative business full of ease, flow and simplicity.
Through my courses and bespoke mentoring, I have been on a deeply personal mission to inspire highly-sensitive, creative soulful entrepreneurs to build a business and creative content strategy that brings an abundance of ease, flow and simplicity so that those who embody the creatrix can spend the majority of time drenched in the richness of a relationship with their Creative Muse.
Later in 2021, I also introduced bespoke one-to-one mentorship as a Creatrix Conspirator with a specialist interest in blogging, Pinterest, starting your own handmade business to bring creative soulful entrepreneurs into a life and business of Sacred Simplicity and ease.
THE LAUNCH OF ‘ENCHANTING CONVERSATIONS’ PODCAST
In September 2022, I launched ‘Enchanting Conversations’ a companion podcast to the Georgie xoxo blog that is simply a vessel for my truth and lived experience.
This podcast is dedicated to every single person that has loved me through these past few years who has helped me ignite the emancipation of my enchanted soul and the imaginative mystical child within me who always just wanted to have the freedom to just BE.
Brimming with inspiration, stories, dreams, the arts and seasonal enchantments, the ‘Enchanting Conversations’ podcast is for wondrous souls who seek an illuminating portal for enchanted living.
2022 was also the year I re-imagined my website design to truly encapsulate the body of work I have created over 13 years online.
““Turn your blessings into something we pass on like a string of pearls”
– Caroline Myss
Are you ready to enter into your own whimsical world?
Whimsy World is a free monthly email based on the Georgie xoxo blog enabling you to find whimsy, wonder and enchantment in your everyday.
It’s my ultimate hope that Whimsy World will enable you to travel into the deepest realms of wonder and enchantment so that you can truly feel and embody your own world, and the world around you, that can be filled with more magic than you could possibly imagine.