Well hello there. I'm Emma and thank you for stopping by. Seeing how you've come this far I'll tell you a little about myself. This is me. Sometimes I hide behind my hair. Which never works because it's a beacon of red that will not be hidden.
And this is the story of how Bella & Bear started.
Early in 2012 I was bumbling happily along as an expat housewife and mum to two under fours, living my idyllic dream in a beautiful seaside town in New England. Then it all fell apart, spectacularly. This type of personal calamity is spelt D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Everything I had been working toward in the previous decade was gone and for a while so was I. In the twelve months that followed I moved myself and my children (Annabel and Bear) back to London (via a stint in Devon) and began the process of healing our family. As you can imagine this is no overnight fix, it's ongoing.
After our first summer in London I knew I wanted a creative focus that wasn't all about Annabel and Bear but still included them. I've always loved to write and so it seemed a natural step to write about our adventures in a blog. I love fashion and anything that involves good food, good design and good times. I also understand only too well how easy it is to loose a part of yourself after having children or post divorce. I don't bombard readers with unachievable lifestyle images, Bella & Bear is about sharing our lives and the little things that make us happy. It's about finding the details that make life sparkle.
Join in with us and shine.