About

Hello • Bonjour • Kamusta • Hola


My name is Rachel and I’m a UX/Product Designer in New York City. I started Hello, Chelly on a whim in 2011 but I started blogging long before that. I’ve always turned to writing and design as a way to explore my creativity and this blog has been the perfect culmination of that.

I’ve written about hundreds of books, career switches, travels, friends new and old, and the random ongoings of my day-to-day life. I’ve designed websites and dozens of graphics and take pleasure in creating something just for fun (and more importantly, just for me!).

Needless to say, this little space on the Internet has been and continues to be pretty personal to me. And it’ll continue to change as I do. But you can always count on me to talk about good books, wanderlust, must-try ice cream shops (obviously!), music and anything else I find interesting in my daily life.

Thanks for stopping by and if you want to say hi or leave a message, email me at hellochelly [at] gmail . com!

Fast Facts
Favorite Foods
Ramen, pizza, ice cream, pad thai,
seafood, mac & cheese

Favorite Colors
Purple, yellow, blush pink, navy,
grey, cream
Favorite Movies
Before Sunset, Two for the
Road, Star Wars

Favorite Band/Singer
The Black Keys, Florence + the
Machine, Incubus, Paramore,
Kings of Leon, James Bay
Favorite Book
How to Love by Katie Cotugno,
all Sarah J. Maas, Tiger Lily by
Jodi Lynn Anderson

#1 TV Obsessions
Orphan Black, The Walking
Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor
Who, Grey's Anatomy
Can’t Live Without
Coffee (+ soda!), books,
my iPhone, music

Travel Wish List
Paris (always), Tokyo, Italy,
South America, Prague, Santorini
Favorite Pastimes
Reading, travel, photography,
trying new restaurants, shopping
Book Boyfriends
Rowan Whitethorn, Rule,
Daemon Black, Phury
Shopping
J.Crew, Aritzia, Madewell,
Express, Monica Vinader

Go-to Outfit
jeans, ballet flats, cute top,
cardigan, Neverfull bag
Words to Live By
“I’m a work-to-live not a live-to-work type of person.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Forever, Interrupted.


Guest spots

The fine print
I post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am (perfect time to read with your morning coffee!). I love opportunities to collaborate on my blog whether it's with publishers, authors, fellow bloggers or a product/company I enjoy.

On the book side of things, I'm open to receiving requests for reviews. I accept ARCs, finished copies and e-galleys. I read a mix of Young Adult (primarily), Adult and New Adult and my favorite genres include, but are not limited to: Contemporary, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Paranormal, Dystopian and Romance. My reviews are thoughtful, concise and always constructive. I'm extremely appreciative of the relationships I currently have with publishers and can be depended on to be professional. I've participated in blog tours, author interviews, guest posts and giveaways and in general, enjoy promoting books I'm passionate about. For more info: I'm on Netgalley (company/affiliation name: rachel_domingo), Edelweiss and Goodreads.

On the lifestyle side, I've done sponsored posts in the past but I only consider ones where the content is completely original and reflective of my personality on the blog. If I'm going to write about something, it has to be because I believe in it. To see more of my social media, I'm on Twitter and Instagram.

To see more details on the different blog features I run, you can check that out here. And I can be reached at hellochelly [at] gmail . com for any questions or inquiries!