Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday Capture the Castle!




Photos by the number one Rachel Kara


Most years my blog birthday has snuck up on me, unannounced and without much ceremony (I've only really posted about it twice! be gentle on my 2011 self please). This year, my sixth (sixth!!! sixth!!!), I knew I wanted to do something special. Not just another questionnaire, not just another emotional, maybe a bit teary thank you note, not just another post about me. It's been all about me every day of the year for the past six years. No. This year I wanted to do something for you. For you who read and comment and come back and bookmark and subscribe and enjoy and think and feel - right by my side - and have done all these things for the past six years. None of this could have happened without you. The audience is the thing. When I started this blog (oh dear, be kind!) I really didn't think anyone would ever read the slightly melodramatic, overblown notes of a seventeen year old stress head.  Now, every time someone emails me for tips on books to read or cafes to visit, every time someone comments and shares their opinion or just says hello, every time someone tells me that they love this little, little thing, I feel that warm glow of happiness and gratefulness and, yes, pride. If I am proud of one thing so far in my life it is this blog, and the people who read it, and the way it has become so much more than - and yet irrevocably linked to - the stuff and things that populate the rest of my life.

Ah I said I wouldn't get teary! Down to business. So. To say thank you and to celebrate six years of being here, I am having a giveaway of six items that I love (love love, eh?). One reader is going to get a little prize pack containing four blocks of Loving Earth chocolate (raw chocolate by Australia's resident raw food gurus), the new creme de la creme hand cream by Maison Balzac, the best ever rose gold and leopard print watch by Komono, a selection of beautiful cards from AHD, the ultimate pouch in tan and paisley by Benah and the perfect fine gold necklace by PetiteGrand. That's right! All of these amazing things, and all for one reader. I have specifically chosen everything in this giveaway because they are pieces and brands that I personally love, use and believe in. I can't wait to share some of that love with you! This giveaway is open to everyone - local and international. All you have to do to enter is comment on this post with your email so I can get in touch with you if you win. That is it!

Just to reiterate (once more with feeling, why not).
Enter: by commenting on this post with your email. One entry per person.
You win: 4 blocks of Loving Earth chocolate, Maison Balzac hand cream, Komono watch, 6 AHD gift cards, Benah large tan paisley pouch, PetiteGrand circle teardrop necklace. 
Competition ends: in one week, Sunday the 16th March, AEST 8PM. Winner to be announced shortly after.

Good luck! And thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

EDIT: GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND FOR ALL YOUR LOVELY, LOVELY COMMENTS. WINNER ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

X

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this happen. Rachel for giving your time and talent to take the photos, and Benah, PetiteGrand, Komono and Stem Distribution, Loving Earth, Maison Balzac and AHD.

172 comments:

jamie-lee said...

Wow H-R, six years!! It's funny the speed with which these things pass us by - but that's not to take away from the six years of committing to maintaining your slice of the internet. It is definitely something to be proud of, and as I said to you yesterday, I enjoy reading every word you write - it's always such a pleasure.

Again, it was SO nice to finally meet up with you yesterday - will have to try and catch up again soon xx

I am your lung said...

Congratulations on your sixth blog-o-versary (ridiculous word but ok)! Here's to more words from you to get inspired by. X

Cécile said...

Happy B ! I don't think I read you since the very beginning but certainly since a long time now and it's always with delight. just because I'm sure you will pack all these amazing things with love I want to enter. but also because everything is so beautiful and perfect !

cecdupon@gmail.com

A said...

happy 6th birthday !!! I have never written to you, but you have been a daily source of inspiration in all things life basically; not only do we share a similar style but your literary quality when writing is a thing I admire. I recently moved from Barcelona to London so I share the feeling, the eagerness to visit and discover. Keep it up !!!! Oh and my email of course (remarkable gifts, very tasteful indeed!) alexandra.armenteras@gmail.com !!

cheers xx

alex

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Capture the Castle! Xx

charlottemidson02@gmail.com

petal and plume said...

happy 6th birthday!!!! may there be many, many, many more!
petalplume@gmail.com
xx

Caille said...

Happy blog birthday, Hannah! caillem@hotmail.com

Alison said...

Congratulations!!! This blog is always such a joy to read...wishing you all the best from Canada.

helloalisonj(at)gmail.com

S. said...

Happy birthday, Capture the Castle! My day is never complete without coming here at least once. Here's to another six!!

S xx
septohtrois.blogspot.com

kanne.samantha@gmail.com

jacqueline said...

Congratulations, Hannah - your blog has been a little soft pause in my lunchtimes, it has helped me daydream and plan trips, had me nodding in agreement with curated wardrobe lists and prompted me to revisit books that pushed aside for too long. You have created a lovely little thing - well done x

jacqueline.looks(a)gmail.com

Sarah Dee said...

Happy sixth birthday dear! I've been reading for (4? 5?) years now and while the types of blogs I read have changed, yours is ever constant. You have a genuine voice, something not many can claim to have, and that is what makes your space such a fun one to read. Never change.

xoxo Sarah
sarahdee@live.com

ellie k said...
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ellie k said...

Happy birthday! Thankyou for creating a space that is graceful, truthful and raw, whilst always appreciating the small and beautiful things in life. May your next year be filled with curiosities of the most wonderful kind.

thingsbyellie@gmail.com

x

Kate Cross said...

Congratulations & happy birthday to Capture the Castle! Six years - wow! Your blog is always such an inspiration to me - you are a beautiful writer and have a way with words. I can tell that you put a lot of thought into each post, and it always, always pays off.

And because I can't resist (best giveaway yet!).... my email is: kate@modetteblog.com.

xx

Melissa said...

Happy blog Birthday! Yours has always been one of my favourites even after all these years! Here's to many more x

mel@flourishedandsunkissed.com

Frances said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HRY! Remember when chris found your blog in first year uni?? i fell in love with it then and haven't looked back since. (and so has Margaret Connolly)
xxxxxxxxxxx

Ps this is Frances

Morgan Grace said...

Happy happy birthday! It's strange to think I started reading this blog as a freshman in College, and now I've graduated and capture the castle has been there the whole time. Thank you for your beautiful words, lovely photos, and (6 year!) commitment. Here's to the next six! xxx


samanthahillman1 said...

Hip Hip Hooray! Six year? How incredible. Wishing Capture the Castle the happiest of birthdays. Thanks for introducing me to Mama Yee's ricotta pasta, Cafe Gitane, all the hidden treasures of Wan Chai and The Breakfast Bible. It's so lovely to have found a kindred spirit on the internet (here I was thinking I was the only stripey Armor Lux wearing, Philosykos and Byredo smelling, muesli and ginger cake eating, 90's minimalist loving, rom-com watching bookworm this side o the equator! Here's to many, many more birthdays! xx

Elizabeth Jane said...

Dearest Happy Birthday to your blog, its brought many beautiful things into my life.

courtneyelizabeth.bell@gmail.com

Ellen said...

Well done Hannah! Thank you for the inspiration these last six years. ellen dot falconer at hotmail dot com

Gretta Walker said...

grettawalker@live.com
xoxo your number one fan

Moha Thakur said...

Six years, congratulations! I am inspired by your blog and love to scroll through the archives - especially on a rainy sunday in bed. So thank you!

moha.thakur@gmail.com

Lisa said...

omg! so many beautiful things.

lisamhampton@gmail.com

Zippy Brautigan said...

Happy 6th Hannah! Hope you got to visit some of the go to places in Auckland xo

candycho@gmail.com

-Candy.

elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday to Capture the Castle! Your blog is a constant source of inspiration both in terms of content and the writing itself. It's been so lovely to get to know you via your blog and I'm so excited for everything to come in the years ahead :) x

liz.k.obrien@gmail.com

Teresa Y said...

Aww, reading old posts is the cutest! Congratulations on six years, here's to the future :D

Hannah Debus said...


Happy blog birthday! Six years, that's bananas. Congratulations and well done!

x
Hannah

hannahdebus@gmail.com

Sophie said...

Happy birthday capturethecastle! Hannah-rose you are still one of my favourite bloggers out there and I would say the best writer I've come across. More people need to be reading your words. What a way with them you have. Thank you for keeping this up for six years. Here's to many more and bigger things to come x
Sophie
mwa_05_23@hotmail.com.au

Rosa said...

what a beautifully curated gift - congratulations on the blog which knows its voice so well.

rosaline.yusman(at)gmail.com

Vulette said...

Happy Six Years! Your blog is always so inspiring. The dreamy pictures and whimsical words are always a breath of fresh air compared to the same-sameness of many other blogs. And your travel tips have always been so super helpful!

Here's to many more happy blogging years!

vulettehaines@gmail.com
xxx

Lucy Bladen said...

Happy 6th birthday to you blog. A splendid place of the Internet to enjoy beautiful words and photographs!

xx

lucybladen@live.com.au

Fashion Tidbits said...

Congrats!!! Your blog is always a pleasure to read.

Tidbitsfashion@gmail.com

animalorchestra said...

The biggest of congratulations, lovely Hannah!

Here's to many more years of light-filled rooms, treat-laden breakfast trays and beautiful words.

you said...

Happy 6th birthday to your blog! I knew the instant I saw the blog title that I would be a huge fan. I too fell in love with Dodie Smith's novel a long long time ago. I have always enjoyed your wonderfully lovely and simple posts and am definitely looking forward to more in the years to come!

CatherineS said...

Happy blog birthday Hannah-Rose!
I have been following for a few years now and it has been amazing watching how your blog has grown and transformed into such an inspiring place; so thank you for your beautifully written words and lovely photos as well as travel tips, book recommendations and general life guidance. I’m a big fan and you should be so proud of your work.
Such an amazing prize pack! My email is catherine@steller.id.au

Ammu said...

Happy anniversary! Here's to many more years in celebration of visual poetry and your beautiful, beautiful words xx

Amelie said...

Cheers Hannah! I only discovered your blog recently, but I love how your love for literature and fashion merges and you manage to write so beautifully about it. I myself am a total book girl who also loves wearing birks, a mens cashmere sweater and dainty gold jewellry, so I absolutely enjoy reading what you write about fashion and pretty much everything else. Congratulations for doing this and to many more years of capture the castle! Best, Amelie (amelie dot hipp at gmail dot com )

Grace Eleanor said...

You've helped so many of us see the beauty in the little things, helped calm us down with beautiful images and made me laugh more times than i can count. Your words and wisdom have inspired me. Happy 6th birthday, may there be many more!

xx grace

gracedoughty@ymail.com

calvinandhobbes said...

i adore your blog

sophielovesbeets (at) gmail (dot) com

Alexandra Fraser said...

Happy Birthday!! And congratulations! Your blog is always such a pleasure! xx

alexandra_hannah@hotmail.com

Charlotte said...

Happy birthday Capture the Castle! You are without a doubt my absolute favourite blog, been a long time reader and admirer. Many a book and author I can now call my faves thanks to you. Much love from NZ :)

charlotte_marr@hotmail.com

talisa said...

Happy Birthday! This is absolutely gorgeous, I love you two xxxxx

ROSEANNE said...

Congratulations and happy 6th birthday on creating a corner of the internet that is beautifully untouched.

roseanne.tiziani@gmail.com

rachel kara said...

Thurs April 10, 2008
I'm a simple girl at heart though. I've always been happy with pink macaroons, with freshly brewed tea and newspapers and poppies and daisies. I never wanted (nor will i ever get) that million dollar apartment, the car that celebrities drive, the wardrobe the size of a house filled with couture and designer labels. I just want love, real love, real all consuming, breath slowing, drives you crazy love.

This combined with a photo of Gemma/Sasha eating croissants & coffee dripping in pearls.
I am in love with you in 2008 as much as now HRY.

And yes adjectives are your thing

Anna Brown said...

What a lovely birthday gift from a lovely blogger!
annapigeonhole@gmail.com

Méliné Kasparian said...

Happy birthday and congratulations!


mel064@msn.com

Méliné Kasparian said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations !

mel064@msn.com

mycatssaymeow said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy your consistent writing style and dreamy pictures - well done!

mycatssaymeow@gmail.com

Simone Burton said...

What an awesome achievement! Congratulations and happy 6th blog birthday!! Hope you're celebrating this day for many many years to come as following your blog has become such a special ritual for me. Thank you for sharing so much beauty.
Simone xx
(monie_burton@hotmail.com)

Jessica. said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats, thats quite a milestone! Glad I've found you along the way!

jessphillips90@gmail.com xxx

Sunniva Gautvik said...

Happy birthday! I hope the blog continues to blossom for a very long time, it is my little safe haven on the internet. First spring happiness from London x

sunniva.sg@gmail.com

Claire said...

Super crazy congratulations. :)
claire@clairebonello.com x

J Kao said...

Congratulations on 6 years. Yours is one of my favorite blogs to read & cheers to another 6 years.

jamieykao@gmail

Ella Morrison said...

Happy birthday! Here's to six more years of good books and chunky knit sweaters.

ella.mem@hotmail.com

Freja said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! :)

freja_nielsen@hotmail.com

Hannah said...

Wowee six years is quite the achievement!! thankyou for all the beautifully written posts, introducing me to so many hip brands & applauding the little things in life xx

Lindsay Smith said...

I can't believe it's been six years!! Happy birthday!

smith.lindsay.1990@gmail.com

analove said...

Happy birthday - have been reading you for 5 years since I was in school too, and truly you are the only blog that I don't miss a post from/ check regularly even when I'm not at home. Stay mint!

20756597@student.uwa.edu.au

Emma said...

Wow, I've been reading most of those years and have loved seeing the blog evolve. Still one of my favourites and you've always stayed true to yourself in tone. Happy birthday!

Eljkennedy(at)gmail.com

Megan said...

Congratulations on reaching your 6th year as the author of this wonderful blog. You have a wonderful voice when you write, it's truly a gift I swear! Looking forward to many more delightful glimpses into your life and musings, every post of yours is a heady slice of inspiration. x

megan.fung@gmail.com

Ari Lee said...

Happy 6th birthday! Have loved following you for the past few years and glad that Sydney is producing such blogging quality! All the best xx arilee4@gmail.com

serendipity said...

I love how you encouraged me to seek divinity in the ordinary and the everyday details. To just swim and feel the waves of the water, toes wiggling with the sunrays stroking the cheeks, ever so slightly.

To just, feel. That's what I always try to do (hard to achieve when you're an architecture student with project deadlines and sleepless nights) and your blog has always been the place I come back to when I need some inspiration to kick back and re-adjust, recalibrate.

Much love.
Please keep writing.

M.


kathrynoregan said...

Congrats on your Blog-o-versary! I have been reading with several years and have always enjoyed your elegant approach to both writing and style. Here's to many more! x

kathrynmoregan@gmail.com

Silaa* said...

I write this sitting in my kitchen sink...

Happy Birthday! x
Many more fabulous tales to come.

sileculley@gmail.com

Rebecca Aurora Warden said...

You are all things wonderful !

Thank YOU for being a true breath of fresh air in a crazy, over-saturated interwebz

beckwarden@gmail.com

Xoxo

Rebecca Aurora Warden said...

Oh no please excuse my triple post !!!!!
Total accident

Sofie said...

Congrats to your blog's birthday!

Annie said...

Love this blog!

acampbelllangston@gmail.com

x

AerlGray said...

Happy 6th Blog-B-Day!

thearielzhao@gmail.com

Aerly said...

Wow, has it been 6 years?! I'm glad your blog is still going on strong, because it one of my favorites!

jiugon@gmail.com

aysikukedisi said...

Joyeux anniversaire!

aysikukedisi@gmail.com

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Scarlettpl said...

The happiest of birthdays to you Capture the Castle!

scarlettplewis@gmail.com

xx

svm said...

I never really comment but I've been reading your blog legitimately since it began! I think it was 3 months old when I found it as a seventh grader and now as a second year in college I still love this blog and following the beautiful maturing of your writing and style. Happy birthday!!
sumatimehta@gmail.com

Ανθή Παναγιώτου said...

Always a pleasure reading your blog Hannah! And no matter the distance you always seem so close! Happy birtday!

Charlotte said...

Congratulations on 6 years! I truly look forward to seeing what you have posted and having a daily source of inspiration. X
charlotte.chee@btinternet.com

Kaylene said...

Happy Birthday 6th birthday Hannah-Rose! I'm impressed with anyone who can stick at anything for six months let along six years! xo

kaylenemilner@gmail.com

LauraRed said...

Congratulations on your 6 year anniversary and thank you for your delightful, insightful and beautiful posts...here's to many more!
Laura - RustyRuby@gmail.com
P.S. That Benah pouch is completely swoon-worthy!

Sian Jones-Christ said...

Congratulations on such a successful 6 years, I will continue to check and refresh your blog daily xo
joneschristsian@gmail.com

Erinna said...

Congratulations on six years! I've been reading your blog for years, but I don't think i've actually ever commented! thanks for providing a space to escape to, always find inspiration and calm. Love your writing and your appreciation of the little things in life. Best of luck in the future! :D

erinna.skiotis@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Congratulations and Happy happy birthday! Love reading your blog!
kirstinhg(at)gmail.com

Kate said...

The happiest of birthdays to your beautiful blog, from your aesthetic-taste-twin on the other side of the world! xx
katharine.strange@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk

Amy said...

Happy 6th beautiful blog!!
Amy.ac1718@gmail.com

T-La Matthews said...

Happy 6th birthday! What a journey! You're definitely one of my faves to read.

t-laturtle@hotmail.com

the uncharted blog said...

Congratulations Hannah, and a very, very Happy Blogobirthday to you. I've just started my own and can only dream of one day inspiring as many people as you do, daily. XX

Kimberley said...

Happy blog birthday!
kimberleyjgriffiths@gmail.com

Anat Bentor said...

Congratulations on this anniversary, and it's so kind of you to celebrate by giving US a chance at a gift!

Alice Liddell Blog said...

NO, NO, SILLY - THANK YOU!!!! xxxx
rachel@aliceliddellblog.com

BIG LOVE.

b e c c a said...

congrats, hannah! your blog is a mainstay for me, even after i jumped the blog-ship.

varcoerebecca@gmail.com x

Anita (rocketscience) said...

long time reader, first time commenter! i am a huge fan of your writing and you wonderful food and book recommendations! keep it up!

here's to another 6 years!

anitavandyke@gmail.com

maybe said...

Hooray happy 6th birthday! I can't even remember when I started reading, but it's lovely x

abi.womersley@gmail.com

Laura said...

Happy 6th birthday! I've been reading your blog for about four years now and it is always a delight - your style, the images and, of course, the words. Also, I cannot get enough of #breakfastwithhry on insty! xx
l.mcnicolsmith@gmail.com

Bethan Axford said...

Happy Birthday! I've been following for about 3 years now, and still love your content and voice. bethan(dot)axford(at)gmail(dot)com

madhatter said...

all the way from Asia... your blog is such a joy to read :) happy birthday capturethecastle!
gohallison@gmail.com

googly-eyes said...

Happy Birthday! Ah, I remember your good old blog spot days. Come see me in SF sometime!

olivia.abtahi@gmail.com
www.oliviaabtahi.com

ritournelleblog.com said...

Un très joyeux anniversaire de blog à toi Hannah-Rose! En espérant qu'il y en ait beaucoup d'autres xx
ritournelle.blog@gmail.com
PS. How is your hunt going on for the Paris au-pair position?

Genevieve said...

Happy birthday, blog! I read you every day, and look forward to your lovely pictures, distinctive voice and viewpoint, and most of all the thoughtful and peaceful mood of your posts. Thank you!

I can be reached at genevievelisecasey[at]gmail.

viv said...

Happy anniversary, Hannah! I'm sorry I never comment, but your blog has been on my top list for years now and it's a weekly read for me. I really like the way you write, and your way of seeing things, too. You inspire me so much! My email can be found behind this link: scr.im/viivi

Siânicles said...

Happy birthday Capture the Castle! Wonderful blog, wonderful giveaway. Thank you for that buzz of excitement I get when I see a new post is up and the moments of escape when I read one of your dreamy passages. xxx

sianicles@hotmail.co.uk

Aleksandra said...

Happy Birthday! Six years seems to be quite a lot in a blog years. I want to congratulate you on doing a great job. I find your blog to be a really great (and stylish) source of inspiration. Keep on writing, girl!

aleksandraewarozycka@gmail.com

Nell C said...

Happy Birthday! Your blog is always my favourite thing to peruse on a lazy Sunday. Coffee in hand, it's the perfect scrapbook of fashion and musings.

andnellwrites@hotmail.com

Nell at And Nell Writes

Annie Lowry Thomas said...

Happy Birthday. Thank you for constantly brightening my day, sparking my imagination, and distracting me from my essays! Keep on writing. Love Annie

annie_lowry@outlook.com

atorramonti said...

Congratulations!

aawheaty@gmail.com

paperdoll chronicles said...

Happy Birthday to Capture The Castle and Congratulations on being a resource of inspiration for six years and many more years to come!
preciouspaperdollblog@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Congratulations, such a great achievement. Love your instas! andrea.sophocleous@gmail.com

lina said...

Happy birthday!

Lovely pictures as always. x

lina.chen05@gmail.com

Patricia Yang said...

Congrats!

patriciayang1@gmail.com

Alyssa said...

Congratulations and happy birthday!

xx
alyssajasminea@gmail.com

Marie said...

Congrats!

such a long list of comments but thought I'd try my luck!

marie.christodulaki@gmail.com

Joanne Kim said...

Congratulations Hannah! Vanessa R. Sent me here :)

Joannekim93@gmail.com

Karenina said...

Congratulations and thanks for all the wonderful posts!
thequickredfox1 (at) gmail.com

Le Petit Flaneur said...

Dear Hannah Rose, I just wanted to take the opportunity, on your blog's sixth birthday, to thank you for inspiring me - to read Bonjour Tristesse, to start blogging again, to re-connect with my life's passions (the workday can get in the way). Perhaps it's a strange idea - sitting at the computer screen, one doesn't anticipate having that sort of impact on another. But you have, for me and I imagine many others. So thanks again and keep up the top work and don't ever change! Best, EE x emmajapan@gmail.com

Camille said...

Six years!! Congratulations, Hannah Rose, you do have more than a right to be proud! xox

camillebenoit@hotmail.com

Belle Whealing said...

Happiest of birthdays to Capture the Castle!

Keep going, your voice is fresh and simply 'you!'

isabella.whealing@hotmail.com

Rach said...

Wow 6 years is a long time! Congratulations! I'm pretty new to the whole scene and have loved reading your blog. Your style is so wonderful and all these wonderful items in this give-away are a testament to that - the gold necklace? STUNNING!

rachpeth@gmail.com :)

Sheena said...

Happy Birthday CTC!

freemartha87@gmail.com

Juliet Beiglari said...

Happy birthday !! I live close to Paddington in Sydney and have always looked at your blog for inspiration to accompany my romantic daydreams of our beautiful city - you have the unforced ability to beautify the otherwise seemingly mundane. Years ago I commented on a blogpost of yours about a secret garden and you responded. A few weeks later I tweeted you when I saw you on the bus coming from uni and you replied. Your loyalty and attention to your followers has always been consistent. It makes reading your blog feel like catching up with an old friend to discuss life and its many adventures. Wishing you the best on your future endeavours, Hannah!

xx Juliet

jbei7698@uni.sydney.edu.au

Lucinda said...

This is really special Hannah-Rose. Even before we became real life friends, I admired the way you crafted this little corner of your own. Six years of honesty, fun times, focus and sharing your soul in the best of ways.

Loren said...

I have been reading your blog since its inception - it is the only one on my blogroll that had stood the test of time. Thank you for providing me with pretty pictures and musings throughout all these years.

- Loren

lorensmith87@gmail.com

Dominique Wong said...

happy birthday capture the castle! i love your writing and photos and travel and honesty - always beautiful!

dominiquewong89@gmail.com

xxx

Phoebe Cummings said...

Everyday that I've clicked on your blog it's because I've found a raw, natural, honest, non-bullshit, non-plussed attitude to fashion, style and mostly life.

That's why I'll continue to click. Forever

M said...

Yay! Happy 6 years. I've admired your lyrical writing for its thoughtful content that keeps me coming as a reader.

preciousillusions@gmail.com

Louise møller said...

You have made me dream of visiting and discover Australia, and when reading your post its almost as if I'm there :D

Contrats from Denmark!

Kimberly Merritt said...

Congratulations!! Love your artful blog. Thanks for all the lovely posts!! Kimberly
Dreamitaly83@ hotmail.com

Emma Lavelle said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY HANNAH! I've been reading your blog right from the start - can't believe it's been 6 years. I remember years and years ago , one of my first ever posts was inspired by your post (in turn, inspired by UK Vogue) detailing your dream dinner party.
How time flies!
I love reading your beautiful prose and admire your impeccable taste. All of the items in this giveaway really epitomise your aesthetic!
So.... I would love to win but regardless of the competition, CONGRATULATIONS and here's to 6 more years!

Emma x

Zoe said...

Aww Hannah! I've really enjoyed reading your blog over the years. It's one of the few I have kept up with. Thanks so much for being an escape for me! Happy Blogg-iversary xx

nadiam555(at)gmail(dot)com

Ali said...

Thank you for all your beautiful words Hannah! You offer such a rare and inspirational perspective. Happy 6 years <3

ali.cornwell@gmail.com

Alice Goodman said...

Happy birthday!

Shannon Elizabeth said...

You have been an inspiration to me, and we've never even exchanged words. Life's a funny old thing.

rogan.shannon@gmail.com

Twobreadsplease said...

Congratulations! This is such a lovely corner of the internet for me xx

twobreadsplease@live.com

bre said...

happy birthday sweets! such a pleasure reading your words. <3

AMD said...

Congratulations on six spectacular years! Not only is your taste impeccable, you manage to marry fashion and intellectual depth. Your travels are an endless source of jealousy and inspiration! Wishing you another six to keep conquering the world!
Best,

Anna
adumont@u.rochester.edu
letsbirdland.tumblr.com

thejoyofmylife said...

Congratulations on such a fabulous milestone and your wonderful blog, I love it x
Kylie
nrav1@idfs.net.au

Brigadeiro said...

Happy blogaversary Hannah!!! How time flies!
xx

CC

Karen C said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for making the internet a lovelier place xoxo

karcheah at gmail dot com

chooska said...

happy birthday, Hannah! i've enjoyed your blog for several years now from Toronto. Always brings a smile to my face. chooskas@gmail.com

Hannah Vettese said...

And here's to many more! You always have such beautifully written posts and inspire me to keep wearing my dungarees!!

hvettese@icloud.com

Madeleine said...

A little late to this birthday party, but just wanted to add that I'm so happy that you've been crafting this blog for so long. It's always a joy to see a new post of yours in my feed x

Aubrey Daquinag said...

H A P P Y
6
Y E A R S !

ctc & your writing always inspires me (and I'm sure many others) Hannah, always! Also, what an amazing giveaway - how can I not enter. :)

aubrey@theloveassembly.com

Jenna Turner said...

Congrats on your incredible blog. Six years! Wow.

Marie-Ange said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday!

I just want to say that, even though I'm not the biggest follower of fashion, I love your laid back style and always find your writing engaging and inspiring.

And thanks for all the literary recommendations over the years.

Cheers.

marieange.mcculloch@gmail.com

08monicar said...

Such a beautiful blog and an amazing achievement.

08_monicar@live.com

annadelprat said...

I've been admiring from afar for a while, a friend recommended you in 2010 and I was so delighted that you went to discover you went to the same uni as me, saw you around campus a few times but I was too shy to say hello. I love your simple elegant style and way of looking at the world. Always love the cinematic style posts. Congratulations on six years! Anna x
annasophdelprat@icloud.com
P.S. Please write a book some day!

Kate Muldowney said...

Well this is a little bit exciting! Although I don't visit Capture the Castle as much as I'd like, I live for your instagram pics - my favourite study distraction! Well done x

E: kate3187@hotmail.com

Emmilia Nurulashiqin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! eatemopeople@hotmail.com :)

JIANG Clara said...

happy birthday~~ P.S. reading your blog is one of my joys to do~~

(my email:jxyclara@hotmail.com)

Natalie Holmwood said...

Happy 6 years, such a wonderful blog that i love reading!

natalieholmwood@gmail.com

Bianca Newman said...

Happy 6th year blog birthday! What an amazing achievement!

biancanewman@hotmail.com.au

annabel said...

Ooh happy blog birthday!
So many lovely goodies :) <3
yau.annabel@gmail.com

Elissa Morcombe said...

Happy 6th birthday!! Wishing you many more fabulous years to come! Xx

emorcombe@me.com

Rachael Linke said...

You are an utter delight. Happy happy birthday to you, Capture the Castle! Thank you for your beautiful words.

Rachael
www.polkabakes.com

hello@polkabakes.com

Smarties said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!! x

su-shii said...

Congrats on the 6th birthday! Your blog is amazing and so is your IG :)

Su
su.jang@gmail.com

Julia Loo said...

Happy birthday! My email is: luwyyy@gmail.com

Shadiya Nusrat said...

Happy 6th blog birthday Hannah-Rose! May the good times keep rolling x
Shadiya.nusrat@live.com

Pearls & Lace said...

Happy 6th birthday! Keep going strong :)

anne.goninan@gmail.com

xo

Norwegian Wood said...

The benah clutch.... I just can't.

To a hundred more HR!!! (ps. feeling old now)

Gabriela Daviana said...

Happy 6th Birthday! Wishing you all the best, for you and your blog haha.

gabrieladaviana@hotmail.ca

xo

Sherry Hsieh said...

Completely love your work! You are an inspiration to many of us. Thanks to your posts, it keeps me sane through the working week ;)

cherry_h66@hotmail.com

xo

debra nisha said...

Yay Hannah, yours is the only blog that i've read consistently over the years. One of the highlights of my internet life haha.
(debra.nisha@gmail.com)
never stop writing. xx

lh said...

happy birthday!

ahopskipaway at gmail dot com

the golden oyster. said...

woooooooo, six years - wish i would have found you earlier, not just some months ago, your writing is just so delightflu as is your taste in pictures and living a good, cosy and pretty life~ so, here's to you, gold glitter and confetti, champagne, pom pom hats and a happy flute song - to many more years! wooooo!

smarties said...

Wow happy birthday! Your blog is such a treat!

Kathryn Alley said...

Happy Birthday Capture the Castle - congratulations!

kathrynalley@gmail.com

annadelprat said...

I've been admiring from afar from a while. I've actually seen you around uni a few times but was too shy to say hi. Congratulations on finishing and six years of your lovely blog. Your style is so simple, elegant and considered. Cinematic style is always my favourite. Here's to another six!
Anna
annasophiadelprat@gmail.com
p.s Please write a book!

Bean said...

Happy Birthday!
I always look forward to reading your beautifully written blog.

quirk.meaghan@gmail.com

Lizzy G said...

Happy Birthday! I've been a quiet, non-commenting reader for quite a few years now and your blog is easily one of my favourites. Thankyou for letting us into your beautiful, lovely world! X
elizabethgubbins@hotmail.com

Enya said...

Happy birthday Favourite Blog xx

looseknots@hotmail.com

x

Vanessa said...

Happy sixth blog birthday, Hannah!
xx Vanessa (themondayissue@live.com)

Alpha Omega said...

Woohoo! Six years! congratulations! So excited for the next six!

And amazing giveaway choice - what perfect items, from the most perfect brands.

dark.glass09@gmail.com

Sass said...

Getting in just before the deadline! Congratulations on another year of inspiring posts.

Sassphillips@gmail.com

Jenn said...

Congratulations on six years! I don't remember when I stumbled onto your blog but I'm so glad I found it.

It's always a pleasure to read your work and here's hoping for six more years of love love love, wardrobe lists and countless hours of inspiration!

Jenn
jenn.bedoya@gmail.com