About Me

I still remember the moment when books became a huge part of my life. It was something my dad had said to me when I was about 8 years old. He said I was missing out on a whole other world by not reading. And I believed him. Fast forward years later – I'm a 33 year old UX designer & developer working in NYC who still loves books. But that's not all there is to me! I'm always looking for a new band to listen to. I love being in New York even when it drives me crazy. I experience wanderlust on a daily basis. And I'm a bit of a shopaholic (bags are my weakness!).

Ever since I hit my 30s, I feel like a new chapter of my life opened up. I moved into my own apartment for the first time and made a long overdue career change. I overcame my fear of flying and fell in love with traveling. I just want to keep on moving forward, you know? But I never want to forget what's important to me either and that's enjoying life with my family and friends and not taking the little things for granted.

Thank you for following me as I share my adventures and daily ramblings about books and life on here!

Fast Facts
Favorite Foods
Ramen, pizza, ice cream
Favorite Colors
Purple, yellow, pink, navy, grey
Favorite Movie
Before Sunset

Favorite Band/Singer
The Black Keys,
Florence + the Machine

Favorite Book
How to Love by Katie Cotugno,
TOG + ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas

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

Travel Wish List
Paris (always), Tokyo, Italy,
South America, Prague, Santorini
Favorite Pastimes
Reading a good book, travel,
trying new restaurants, shopping
Book Boyfriends
Rowan Whitethorn, Rule,
Daemon Black, Rhys, Phury
J.Crew, Aritzia, Madewell,
LOFT, 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 posts/blurbs I've done:

If you want to say hi or leave a message, email me at hellochelly [at] gmail . com!