Caribbean Living’s 2nd Birthday

Crumbs, I cannot believe Caribbean Living is 2 years old already – time is flying by!


It practically seems like yesterday that I gritted my teeth and shakily-kneed handed in my notice to the Land of Accountancy, but here I am one continent later having (still, ahem) nearly finished my design course and started working for my first client, with one successful wedding design under my belt and having ‘met’ a whole bunch of fun fellow bloggers.

I would love to throw a Bloggy Bash today to celebrate but instead will be pegging it around Hong Kong looking at wallpaper samples and frantically trying to find outdoor cushions that cost less than $1 mill…  But if I were to have a p.a.r.t.y I would like it to look a little like this!

(credits – Rue Magazine)

I’ve put together a cute tablescape using this as inspiration, maybe next year I’ll find the time to use it!

{clockwise from top left: red/white swatch, pink/white swatch, flatware, crockery, chargercandle holder, vases, wine glasses, carafe, cake stand

And to prove I really am still working on my course, here are some images of the paperwork I’ve just finished putting together for Elly MacDonald Design – I was up late last night working on my riveting Terms & Conditions document (YAAAWN), but my business cards are rather more exciting, yay.

Alrighty, off to Kowloon I go, toodles!


  1. A Brit Greek says:

    Hi Elly,
    Congratulations!!! Time just flies by when you’re blogging!
    So lovely to meet you and thank you for stopping by my way! (How did you find my blog just out of interest? I had a weird spike in views yesterday…)
    I hope you’re enjoying Hong Kong, I have family based there too as I’m British Born Chinese – yup living in Greece! 🙂
    Love the tablescape in these candy colours – Rue magazine is fab isn’t it? Wish they still published Domino, although I’m not sure how I would get my mitts on a copy!

    Have fun running riot in Kowloon – that’s my neck of the woods!

    • Elly says:

      Thank you, appreciate it! I just came across your blog actually, no special way, but congrats on the spike, I love it when that happens.

      Wow, your story beats mine for sure, what a cool mix. I love that you’re from Kowloon, it’s awesome over there! And yes, I would give a lot for Domino to be back in action, still miss that mag…

  2. Happy birthday for your blog! I am telling you, Elly, your inspirational party would be a hit 😉 The red and the soft pink put together – fabulous, darling! I did not know about your course, I so envy you now :*

    • Elly says:

      Well thank you very much! You would not envy me if you’d seen me at 10pm last night trying to work out which clause to put where… Seriously, it was not good!

  3. Laura Terry says:

    Loving your business cards! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years – congratulations lovely! Enjoy Singapore. We must speak sooooon x

  4. Sam says:

    Hi sweety, Happy 2nd Birthday to your lovely blog! May you have many more successful years here in the blogging world and continue to inspire us with your creativity!

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