The Life: Farewell Dream Team, Hello Love Harlem

HarlemLoves Farewell Gift

So today’s my first day as an independent boss lady. I was intending on posting about this yesterday but didn’t want to get this post mixed up in all the April Fools malarky as this is most definitely true. As the title alludes, I have indeed moved on from one of the best jobs I’ve ever had to launch Love Harlem.

Friday was my emotional last day at the day job.  For the past 2½ years I’ve been working on an online community for entrepreneurs and now I guess you can say I’m about to become one.

It’s taken a real leap of faith but following a series of praise-break worthy miracles I’m so excited for what the future holds, namely the much-anticipated unveiling of Love Harlem this Spring.

I have worked with some awesome and incredibly talented people. My brother-from-another-mother @Jossmart has gotten a frequent mention on the blog and more recently I shared some gorgeous polka-dotted nails done by my former manager @ErnestinaCH.

I have to thank them all for giving me such a great send off too. If there’s one thing you should know about me via Harlem Loves, is that to say I’m a fan of stationery is a severe understatement. Don’t ask why. It’s just who I am. So what were my leaving gifts? A selection of treats from Liberty including the cutest floral print pencils, an owl paperweight and a Christian Lacroix notebook (all pictured above).

They also managed to put together the best farewell video:

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*wipes tear* Salutes to everyone on Virgin Media Pioneers. You guys are simply the best!

Amongst many other things, I'm a 30-something contemplative Londoner making the daily commute between contentment and ambition.When not blogging, I'm using my talents for good as communications director at Gingerland and co-founder of Love Harlem.


  • Reply April 2, 2012


    Congrats Erica for taking that all important move – to make a difference and create value. I’m really looking forward to see how the Harlem Loves story unfolds.

    • Reply April 2, 2012


      Thanks Desiree! Looking forward to sharing more as things progress. So much to do :)

  • Reply April 2, 2012

    Fadzai Sand via Facebook

    Congratulations that’s amazing!!!

  • Thanks lovely x x

  • Reply April 2, 2012


    Congratulations!!!!! Soo exciting, I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us with Love Harlem. My newly transitioning hair is ready and waiting. ; )
    Nicola X x

  • Reply April 2, 2012


    Congratulations on your marvelous leap of faith. I’m really proud of your accomplishments and I join many others in pray and thanksgiving on this new, journey/chapter in your life. Go brave and conquer the cyberspace……lol

  • Reply April 5, 2012


    Thank you so much Nicola and Nicole! I really appreciate the encouragement :D

  • Reply May 30, 2012


    Congratulations! Good luck with your endeavour!

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