In late 2009, I was living in a small flat in London (plus ca change…), still adjusting to this new country and a job that was less than inspiring.
I’d just taken an Introduction to Herbal Medicine Course and was fascinated at the rich history of using plants for health & beauty in England. In less than a year I’d gone from a beauty product junkie living in central Paris to that moment in London when I realized that smearing hundreds of chemicals on my body everyday wasn’t a very smart thing to do. Hrm.
And I was desperate for a creative outlet. New country, new city, newly living with my boyfriend, stuck in a cubicle all day and no friends – I had a burning need for change.
So Vintage Savoir Faire was born.
In the 4 years that followed, I’ve learned so much about natural health and beauty – which has completely transformed my life and my health.
I’ve become a certified health coach.
I’ve gotten engaged.
I’ve traveled more than I ever imagined.
I made friends and explored London.
I bought a real camera and learned how to use it.
And I’ve developed this active community of readers (and friends) through this website.
And now I’m so happy to announce another huge milestone moment in my life…
I’ve become a full-time entrepreneur.
Starting today, I’m 100% dedicated to teaching women about natural health & beauty.
I said goodbye to my well-paid corporate job with lots of travel perks, to follow my creative passion and help women have more energy, less stress, and feel more vibrant again through natural health & beauty.
I’ve really Turned Pro. (Great book, if you haven’t read it.)
Vintage Savoir Faire soon became Vintage Amanda, and as part of becoming an entrepreneur and business owner, I’ve made some changes around here again…
Vintage Savoir Faire is now AmandaCook.me
New name, same great content.
Why the name change? I loved Vintage Savoir Faire. But no one could pronounce it, spell it – or remember it.
And that’s Good Website Naming 101 … you need a simple, memorable name. So please explore my new home at AmandaCook.me and make yourself comfortable.
If you haven’t been to the site for awhile, check out the new ‘resources’ pages on the right side – they’re all my best content on DIY beauty, home remedies and de-stressing – organized and easy to read!
More simple, practical solutions – using everyday ingredients
You’ve told me loud and clear that you want to have more energy.
You want to feel less stressed.
You’d like to make beauty products and remedies – but you don’t have a lot of time.
My blog posts and projects on this website going forward will be tailored for your real life. Simple but effective projects that you can actually make in your kitchen, without a ton of time of specialty ingredients.
Make those changes stick – and transform your health!
If you’ve tried to make real changes in your diet or lifestyle, you know how hard it can be. Maybe you stick with a change for a week or two, but soon enough it’s back to your old, comfortable ways.
I know how that is!
Making changes stick was one of the surprise results of my survey in January. And that’s where I can help you as a health coach.
I’d also like to say Thank You. Many of you have been with me since the beginning, sharing your ideas, wisdom and insight on natural health & beauty.
Thank you so much for joining me on this journey.
I always dreamed about running my own business, but couldn’t imagine how I could turn my creative love of food, health & beauty into a career. Thanks so much for your inspiration and encouragement along the way!
Now I’d like to hear from you – where would you like to go on a natural health & beauty retreat? (And feel free to share your comments or questions about the new site below!)
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