Hi, I’m Amanda and welcome to Croissant Crumbs. Although hard for me to believe, I’ve been blogging about fashion, life and style since 2005. Despite my best efforts, I have yet to achieve complete perfection – fashion, style or otherwise – in my everyday life. You’ve found me today on my blog that finally lets me introduce you to the real me. The me who believes in trying to live an inspired life style in all aspects, existing within graceful moments and pursuing luxurious pastimes… But where I sometimes get interrupted by reality.
This blog was created thanks to a co-worker who one day called me out for eating a croissant at my desk. It was a typical day in the office for me; I could be found with one ear listening in on a conference call, the other following a conversation with my staff. One hand was mapping out everything I had to do that day on my to-do list while the other swiped away the croissant crumbs off my couture suit. Why, asked the co-worker, was I eating something that was getting crumbs all over me? My answer is simple: what’s the fun in life if you’re not going to enjoy the little luxuries – as simple somedays as a delicious buttery croissant?
Now I’m not saying I live a purely luxurious life – that would be a lie. Some days I barely have enough time to get out of the door on time. Would I like to have all the time in the world and do nothing but pursue luxurious pursuits? Of course, who wouldn’t! But I’d also like to be the future Queen of England and own this bag tomorrow… They’re just not in my realm of reality. What is my reality? A husband, a toddler, 2 jobs (I work in finance and have this one), a house, a dog, hair that just doesn’t stay straight despite my best efforts and large glasses of wine at the end of the day. But it doesn’t mean I can’t still have luxury in my busy life.
In 2012, my business partner Christine and I launched Effervescence Media Group and a series of ventures along with it because we came to realize that women were sick and tired of trying to achieve perfection in all areas of their lives, but still wanted to find ways to lead a refined, glamorous, luxurious and wholesome life.
This blog is about how I find that balance in my life – something that perhaps because I’m a Libra, I seem destined to always be searching for. I am trying to spend more time in the kitchen and less time in fast food drive-thru lines. More time with friends & family rather than store sales associates. Less time trying to decide the next bag I have to have and more time stuffing my kid’s sweater into one and heading out to play. Now let’s not get crazy – I have no problem spending $300 on face cream or spending an entire day at the spa. I’m just slowly learning to be more selective in my luxuries, financial or not, to have as balanced of a life as possible. Maybe I can’t live without my face cream today, but I’ll have delay my future beach house purchase.
I want to live, laugh and love while enjoying the best things in life that I can. It is about living life and preferring quality over quantity, refined over rehearsed and luxury over lazy.
Croissant Crumbs is all about me and living the good life, one delicious but potentially messy, bite at a time. It’s about how I live my life inspired by the lifestyle of a quaintrelle. Because sometimes you can put on your best dress, have the best laid plans and the most gorgeous blowout… and still be covered in croissant crumbs.