My name is Rachel and I’m a UX Design Lead working in New York City and living in New Jersey. 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! I'm also on Twitter and Instagram or if you want to leave me a message, email me at hellochelly [at] gmail . com!

Fast Facts
Favorite Foods
Ramen, pizza, ice cream,
bun xao, sisig, seafood,
mac & cheese, french fries

Favorite Colors
Purple, yellow, blush pink,
navy, grey, cream, black
Favorite Movies
Before Sunset, Two for the Road,
Star Wars (originals), Love Me if You Dare, Labyrinth, Avengers: Endgame

Favorite Band/Singer
The Black Keys, Incubus, Paramore, 
Florence + the Machine, Yuna,
Miranda Lambert,
Maggie Rogers, James Bay
Favorite Books
How to Love by Katie
Cotugno, all by Sarah J. Maas,
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson,
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz
Zafron (see full list)

#1 TV Shows (of all time)
Grey's Anatomy, Fringe, Orphan Black,
Crash Landing on You, Heartland,
Fruits Basket, Dawson's Creek,
Snow White with the Red Hair,
Downton Abbey, This Is Us, Felicity

Can’t Live Without
Coffee, taro bubble tea, books,
my iPhone, music

Travel Wish List
Tokyo, Italy, South America,
Prague, Santorini, Morocco
Favorite Pastimes
Reading, travel, photography,
trying new restaurants, shopping
Fictional Boyfriends
Pacey Witter,
Rowan Whitethorn,
Daemon Black,
Jace Herondale

J.Crew, Missoma, Dior, Aritzia, 
Tory Burch, Everlane, Longchamp

Go-to Outfit
jeans, ballet flats, simple top,
gold jewelry, crossbody 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 twice a week, usually every Tuesday and Thursday, at 8am (perfect for reading 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 bookish 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, 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: Hello, Chelly), 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.

 I can be reached at hellochelly [at] gmail . com for any questions or inquiries!