Happy New Things

Oh hello, happy 2018 form the woman who disappeared. Well I needed to disappear for a while as I needed to get some life stuff sorted and I did.

And I’m here to bring you good things again.

For too long I thought the new blogger name was influencer but I have decided to not be an influencer, as I don’t want to influence you, I’m a blogger and I’m here to inspire you. I never had the intention to become something that I’m not but I got dragged into it. I got dragged into a lot of stuff I am definitely not. Like being an author, a journalist and a person on the telly. I’m grateful I got to experience it all as it made me who I am today.

But I need to make a living, like we all do, so I sat down and looked back to everything I had done in the past and everything that made me truly happy. What did I play mostly as a child, what were my best weekend jobs, how can I be at service to you? So I decided that I have to make Yvestown offline available and coming March the doors of the Yvestown Tea Room and Shop will open.

It’s definitely scary stuff as I don’t have a clue what I’m doing but following my heart. I’m investing my last Yvestown money and all the hours I have spare and all the love I have to give. And I have this amazing husband as my wingman. Bo spends every single moment fixing up the shop with such enthusiasm and positivity it makes me week in the knees.

So watch this place, I’ll be here quite often again blogging like it’s 2005.

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  • Johanna La Fleur
    24/01/2018 at 20:36

    Bravo and good for you!
    I can’t wait to see what your new offline space looks like. I’m captivated.
    The very best of luck – tho you of course don’t need it!
    I’m such a fan.

    • yvestown
      24/01/2018 at 22:46

      Aw thank you that’s so sweet of you. I can’t wait …

  • Val
    24/01/2018 at 20:46

    Best of luck in your new venture Yvonne!!! I’m excited to see what you’re going to do with that blank canvas, in any case, it’s going to be amazing!

    • yvestown
      24/01/2018 at 22:47

      Thank you so much. It’s so much fun to work with a different space and to add so much white and see the place transform.

  • Leen
    24/01/2018 at 21:14

    Heel veel succes ermee! Ik ben vooral benieuwd naar de spulletjes die je gaat verkopen. En ook wel naar de metamorfose van het gebouw. Ik kom zeker een kijkje nemen!

    • yvestown
      24/01/2018 at 22:48

      Dank Leen! Ik ga spullen verkopen die ik zelf ook koop 🙂 Hopelijk gaan wij begin april open, tot dan!

  • eva
    25/01/2018 at 08:07

    Bravo! I’m sooooo looking forward to it!

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:46

      Yay, thank you!!!

  • Marian
    25/01/2018 at 10:42

    So happy to read that you will return into blogging again. I terribly miss some good old 2005 blogging.
    Have been struggling with blogging myself, wondering if it actually makes any sense for people nowadays or if I am the only one loving a good blog post. Happy to read there are more of us 🙂
    As to the new shop. I have been following your new journey in insta-stories and feel like booking a flight for March to come visit all the way from Athens. Really beautiful news. All the best <3

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:50

      I think that blogs will be populair again if social media platforms keep messing up the fun for us. All the followers and popularity rules don’t apply for blogs in general. We can control and mention them the way we like and we can read them the way we like. So eventually we might all end up blogging again. That’s why I’m going to follow my old path because there was nothing wrong with that. Good luck finding your way and thank you so much for reading my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment xxxx

  • Marloes
    25/01/2018 at 11:50

    Good for you!! Het wordt vast heel mooi. En ik kom heel graag kijken! Succes 🍀💛

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:49

      Thank you xxxx

  • Dawn
    25/01/2018 at 12:29

    I haven’t been this excited since 2005! Congratulations! Love how brave you are being by following your heart. I wish you all the best and I will be following along! Only wish I have is to be able to see your tea room in person. 😍

  • Emma Pridal
    25/01/2018 at 14:55

    I am so excited for you Yvonne – I have been following your blog for so many years and have always loved what you do. I am glad you have found a new path to walk down, and I am sure you will make it a great success. Good luck – maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to see it in person. Best wishes. xx

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:45

      Thank you so much Emma for taking time to leave a comment and for reading my blog, that means a bunch x

  • Sonia
    25/01/2018 at 16:09

    ¡¡Suerte, surte, suerte!! Good luck in your new project!!!
    And thank you for being so inspiring

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:44

      And thank you for following!!

  • Caroline
    26/01/2018 at 00:40

    BloggIng like it is 2005! Best quote ever.

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:44


  • Meredithe
    26/01/2018 at 00:41

    Fantastic news, Yvonne! I wish you every success and with your innate good taste and flair I’m sure it will be. Just wish I lived closer to visit. Looking forward to seeing more on your blog.

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:43

      Thank you so much Meredithe xx

  • Myriam
    26/01/2018 at 19:31

    Spannend! Alvast heel veel succes.

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:43

      Dank je! Het is heel spannend!

  • Rachel
    26/01/2018 at 19:44

    Sounds like a really fun leap of faith. Wishing you the very best of luck. Can’t wait to see pictures.

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:43

      Thank you very much! Will make sure to document lots of before and after photos.

  • Lynette
    29/01/2018 at 20:24

    Good luck to you all the way from Canterbury! I will come see the wonderful new shop and it will be a Splendid Day! 💕

    • yvestown
      29/01/2018 at 21:42

      Thank you very much! That would be lovely if you could come and visit. London – Canterbury takes me about 3 1/2 hours by car!!

  • Domenico
    30/01/2018 at 20:34

    Good for you. I have found that the best things I have experienced in life are usually the ones that scare me to my core. Well wishes.

  • Tracy
    05/02/2018 at 18:40

    well done Yvonne, you have to follow your heart, it’s usually right! You have such lovely style and whatever you do will be successful. Let your passions be your guide. all the very best

  • Rena
    12/02/2018 at 22:48

    Dear Yvonne,
    I have been reading your blog and following your adventures all these years. I have bought pillows with all the family’s innitials, I have admired you for your talent and braveness. And now I want to cheer you on. to this new adventure. Go ahead and amaze us all and yourself! xoxo

  • Barbara
    14/02/2018 at 20:22

    Oh wow good luck Yvonne for your shop!!! I love your style!! Barbara from Italy!!!!

  • Kari Dent
    20/02/2018 at 19:26

    That’s amazing! Congratulations!