After college, mostly on a whim, I decided to take the leap and move across the country to start a new chapter in my life. Apartment hunting in San Francisco is really hard, so I started Whimsy Soul as creative outlet, something stable I could pour myself into every day. I also wanted a platform to share inspiration for others in the form of photographs and stories.
I’m Valene [val-een]. Dubai-based, Singapore-raised…and more recently, Beirut-crazed (thanks to R, the husband). A travel-obsessed, prolific home cook, party thrower, island lover and all-round beach baby. WhyHelloYou.com is a site dedicated to stories of travel, food, and lifestyle. It’s a glimpse into my world across the beautiful cities I now call home – Dubai, Singapore, Beirut…and everything in between.
From finding happiness within yourself to travel and money saving tips we created Wonderliv.com as an open space to share our thoughts and memories to help anyone interested in living a happier life. As we experiment on different things we give you our findings on living a simple more enjoyable life.
World Wide Will is the luxury travel blog of Will Hislop who lives in the heart of the English Sussex countryside. Will has a keen eye for detail and quality which is probably influenced by his career in sales for a company producing some of the finest large-scale model cars in the world. This has given Will an ability to notice things that other people might miss, which is particularly evident when Will travels.
When I’m not blogging or working with clients, I’m probably somewhere else (I travel 3 months out of the year), throwing or attending a party, eating cheese, or asking my meteorologist boyfriend if he can do something about this weather.
I’m a goal-reacher. In December 2012, I started planning to travel to Asia for three months. In May 2013, I made the commitment to go on my own. October 2013, I left. January 2014, I returned, completely exhilarated with a new look on life. Since then, I’ve continued to strive toward my goals despite obstacles.