Thank you so much and here’s to the best new year yet!

It’s our last post before Christmas, and we just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

We started this blog for various reasons – one of them was from a frustration at the lack of creative outlet with busy city lives/jobs, another was the desire to connect with like-minded people who share our love of styling and interiors and vintage and generally beautiful things. We’ve achieved both this year, to some extent, in the 8 months that this li’l space has been around; we know it was only because YOU have taken the time to pop round and include us in your lives. For that, we are ever so grateful and cannot wait to come back in 2015 with more. We know it will be difficult managing our developing careers and investing in this space, but we have enjoyed it so, and plan to prioritise Courage & Dash as far as is possible.

Banners: Betty Etiquette

Here’s wishing you a lovely Christmas holiday, much rest ahead of the new year, and a productive, meaningful, and wondrous 2015.

Lots of love,

Courage & Dash xx



Images: Courage & Dash


One year on…

This time last year I married the love of my life and best friend. How truly blessed I am that you are in my life! I am truly lucky to have someone so accepting of all my dreaming and scheming and so loving to me at my best and worst. Here’s to decades and decades more!(: xx

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Images: Pui Chan (Love Oh Love Photography) and Evie Winter (

Learning, Blogging, Doing

Hello there, especially if you’ve just popped on over from Dream Fleur! Very different post on Courage & Dash today.


I’m posting as part of a blog tour. Last month, I (Josie) swung by Creative Live, and April’s class on blogging for creatives was on. Blogging is something that I’ve always been fascinated by and drawn to; like many of you, my thirst for the unique and beautiful was quenched and intensified by famous blogs like decor8, style me pretty, and oh joy, alongside Martha Stewart’s empire. I’d always wanted to have a stylish blog, filled with colours, attractive photos, clever ideas, information about refreshing new businesses. However, life, work, lack of tech savvy always seemed to get in the way.


This time, however, I was glued to my laptop screen as April discussed practical, smart and doable tips for blogging. Her ideas seemed to make so much sense! I was also desperate for a creative outlet (my day job isn’t conducive for that), and watching her classes convinced me now was the time.




So here I am, a month on, part of this blog tour, and thoroughly enjoying every single second of writing for Courage & Dash. I’ve gotten to know some of the most talented design-makers and bloggers, attended the most enjoyable events, gotten to play with social media platforms more than anyone is allowed to in ‘normal life’ (whatever that means!). It’s great! My Pinterest exploits and musings now have purpose.

And I get to share life with all of you, my readers, Facebook page likers, and Instagram/Twitter followers. It’s been so encouraging watching the readership grow, and I hope you enjoy visiting as much as I enjoy posting. I’ve learned lots, and have plenty more planned for Courage & Dash.


Here’s to us, design, and inspiration, and to more beautiful living.


Now hop on over to see Jennifer Ashley’s beautiful blog to read about what she’s been up to since April’s class!


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Images all by Josie (Courage & Dash); “Times are Hard for Dreamers” scroll created by Betty Etiquette; “Do Something You Can” poster found in Makeshift studios