Meghan Markle’s Blog Update Could Mean an Engagement Is Around the Corner
We probably can’t imagine all of the ways your life changes when you become a member of the royal family. And while Kate Middleton left behind her career to become a Duchess, it looks like Meghan Markle might be taking the same steps as her relationship with Prince Harry becomes ever more serious. With the news that The Tig creator has shut down her blog, this could be another signal that the pair (who already have an apartment under construction in Kensington Palace) are about to get engaged any day now.
After three years of bringing lifestyle tips and personal touches to her popular website, Meghan Markle sent out a message to fans today, saying, “What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity. You’ve made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy. Keep finding those Tig moments of discovery, keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being ‘the change you wish to see in the world.’”
She ended the email with, “Above all, don’t ever forget your worth – as I’ve told you time and time again: you, my sweet friend, you are enough. Thank you for everything. Xx Meghan Markle.” We have to wonder if this is one of the last times she’ll be signing her name as Meghan Markle as opposed to Meghan, Duchess of Somethingorother.
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And while this may just seem like an ending for Markle’s side project (she *is* pretty darn busy as the star of Suits), it also could be a sign that the actress is wrapping up the loose ends of anything and everything she’ll need to leave behind when she becomes a member of the royal family. Honestly, with all of the protocol and decorum involved (did you know this is why Prince William and Kate never hold hands in public?), there’s no way she’d be able to continue a blog if (and when) she marries the prince of England and fifth in line to the throne.
The only questions we have now: Will Meghan Markle have to quit acting if/when she joins the royal family? And when will they FINALLY announce the engagement?
Do you think Meghan Markle will quit acting if she marries Prince Harry? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t ET; photo via Nicholas Hunt/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)