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I’m Anita and welcome to Trawlergirl. I live in Luton, approximately 30 miles from London with with my wonderfully supportive husband, my fun seeking daredevil son and a small fluffy kamikaze hamster called Phineas. They are all lovely and amuse me greatly.
I love to write about inspiration for life’s celebrations. This invariably involves incorporating my passion of anything remotely, vintage, retro or kitsch. You will find wedding and party inspiration here, alongside creative cocktail recipes, vintage inspired craft tutorials and interviews with my favourite inspirational and fun loving people. Occasionally, you may also be treated to some personal rambles too.
Prior to getting married in September 2012, like many brides to be, the internet became my ‘go to’ place for ideas and inspiration. I became a Pinterest ninja, an Instagram addict and an Etsy forrager. I used to spend hours ‘trawling the net’. Hence the name Trawlergirl was born, I like to think of her as my super heroine alter ego, looking to spread ideas and inspiration via the medium of this blog.
Anita wants to live in a world where good manners will always rule and please and thank you are still magic words. A world in which her Pinterest project attempts look exactly like they do on the tutorials and where cocktail hours never go out of fashion. She is a self confessed moment junkie and believes good will always triumph over evil. She loves vintage and sparkles almost as much as she loves her amazing supportive husband and her fun loving son. ALMOST.
Since the launch of Trawlergirl in January 2013, Anita has indulged in champagne tea with Caroline at Sparkles & Crumbs and her DIY Felt Flower tutorial received much acclaim as one of Love All Blogs Top 10 posts for 2013. Anita also regularly contributes to Fe-line where she writes about her personal experiences as a celebration inspiration blogger. Her wedding in September 2012, to her long time love was featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, online magazine PVB Daily and in the Autumn/Winter 2013 issue of local magazine The Wedding Planner. Anita was honoured when Gala Darling shared her post ‘You know that the Blogcademy has changed your life when……….’ on her regular Carousel feature in March 2013.
Anita seeks to inspire others by publishing articles such as how to entertain with a retro twist, or how to make Super Easy Vintage Wedding Place Cards. She fancies herself as a mixologist and likes to share cocktail creations here too. She loves to interview small business owners and creatives that she admires, highlights include Bink from Pearls & Swine and the Merlesque Mermaids.
Anita encourages others to share their own celebrations here and regularly features her readers real party submissions, including this fab Back to the 1990’s party.
When she’s not writing for the blog or enjoying her new role as the President of a newly formed Women’s Institute, you can find Anita perusing local charity shops, and emporiums for vintage and retro gems to add to a growing collection of vintage barware available to hire,
Anita also loves spending time with the two favourite men in her life, attending vintage events or catching up on the latest happenings over a glass of prosecco or a lovingly crafted cocktail with friends.
Anita launched a bespoke hire service of her 2 beloved vintage cocktail bars to fellow enthusiasts of vintage entertaining in April 2014. Anita and the bars, fondly named Bettie and Brigitte, can be found currently attending wedding fairs and events spreading the vintage cocktail bar love.
Join me here, where it’s always cocktail hour and any excuse is a good enough reason for a party! Follow the adventures of Bettie & Brigitte, my two beloved vintage cocktail bars too as we embark on a mission to re-educate the world in the fine art of vintage entertaining with sparkle.
Find out how to hire the cocktail bars here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a chat about all things vintage and cocktails.
The bars are also available for styled photo shoots and collaborations and have recently been involved in a top secret shoot at a nearby well known film studio.
Want to be a HIP Star? Pop on over to the How I Partied page, to find out how you can be featured on the blog too. Guests are always welcome!
It’s always all about the sparkles, my friends.