Blog The Blog Scene // Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm


I'm blaming it on the winter weather, but I've been secretly obsessed with reading American blogs lately and experiencing complete summer envy. Beautiful beach days, back yard gatherings, refreshing cocktails, summer fashion and the carefree attitude that comes with warm weather. Agh, I'm jealous!  Thankfully, there are SO many great blogs out there to distract me from this current cold spell and one of my new favourites is Sugar & Charm.  

Just as the title predicts, Eden's posts inject a little charm into your everyday life and if you need a little boost of sunshine then this is it. She was gracious enough to share a bit about herself and her blog below - hope you enjoy no matter what the weather is around you...

Describe your blog in 3 words… 
Charming, Effortless and Inspiring!
What is your blogging manifesto? 
Funny, I’ve been wanting to sit down and actually write out a full manifesto. In short, Sugar and Charm is a daily inspiration site for all things sweet and charming. Inspiring readers to add charm to the everyday life is my goal. We want to inspire readers to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, like relaxing with a delicious cocktail after a long day of work or baking, cooking and exploring. We follow the rule, "everything in moderation.” I try to keep things simple, fun and fresh. From tips, to recipes to fun travel's your daily dose of Sugar and Charm. 
Top 3 blogging essentials? 
Canon 5D Mark III, MacBook Pro, Lightroom/Photoshop 
My biggest blogging moment/milestone was...
I don’t have one big moment really. When I look back there have been several small milestones that have led me to where I am now. And very I’m grateful for all of them! Last year was pretty cool when we were contracted to do a series of DIY and recipe videos for Lifetime Moms! Having our creations featured by respected blogs and sites is a highlight. I’m also teaming up with Apothic wines to create something yummy, which will make its debut in 2015!
My dream collaboration would be? 
To collaborate with a company on original products or a shop in the future. 
Right now I'm listening to... 
Yuna, Beyonce, Cold Play, Gavin Degraw 
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger? 
Stay focused, create new content and try to be a little different, although that’s becoming increasingly difficult in this crazy internet world of ours! Really, I guess my biggest advice is to only start a blog if you’re willing to put copious amounts of work and hours into it. And only blog about what you’re passionate about. 
If I wasn't blogging I'd be...
An elementary or Home Economics teacher or working for a lifestyle magazine/brand. 
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like...
A mess! It’s not glamorous and there are always a million dishes in my sink and props scattered around. But since I love and work in the same space most of the time, I try to have things back in order before 6pm :) 
In 2014 I'm most excited about...
The growth we’ve had with Sugar and Charm so far. Working with new clients, making new friends and staying creative!