Oh em gee. It’s been a long, LONG time you guys. How have you been?? I’ve missed you.
I didn’t make any big public proclamation about it but I decided a year ago to take a break. I walked away from Champagne & Chivalry and from social media altogether. Besides the odd post here and there, I really didn’t use Instagram or C&C at all.
I debated whether or not to give it up forever or to just get some distance to recalibrate.
I’ll spare you all the gory details – but at its simplest, C&C is a creative outlet that I cherish. It’s a platform on which I can curate very personal content. It’s an amazing way to connect with total strangers across the globe who share similar interests. It’s also been an incredible way to discover new menswear, grooming, alcohol and entertainment brands that I may have never otherwise given a second look.
The tough part is to balance all of these. Whenever I felt my own annoying voice, the opinions of others, or the influence of a brand-sponsored post outweigh and overpower the others… well, I started to feel icky; Not true to myself.
As you can see, it took me a full year and some soul searching but ultimately I decided to return :)
So I’m back – hopefully new and improved.
Hope you all have a lovely 4th of July weekend.
Lots of love,