Thank you so much for stopping by andreaporritt.com! Here is a little bit about me, my journey and what andreaporritt.com means to me....
Sooo... Who Am I?
Well my name is Andrea Porritt and I grew up in a small town in the Okanagan Valley, located in British Columbia, Canada. I am lucky enough to still be able to call this beautiful place home and live here with my long time boyfriend and our adorable chocolate lab Rypien.
I am half Australian, have two younger brothers and was obsessed with horses and playing dress up when I was a little girl. In high school I was the queen of competitive sports. College was no different, and spent most of my time rowing varsity crew for the University of Victoria.
I speak french, I'm super passionate about wine and I've developed a shameless love for designer accessories, extra leg room on flights and a room with a view. I have travelled to over 20 countries and lived in France for a year with my current bf and pooch.
I have worked as a gardener, wine writer, art gallery saleswoman, director of marketing (real estate & restaurant) and most recently as the general contractor for my newly built house.
I started my lifestyle blog at the beginning of 2015 simply as a hobby. I loved the idea of having my own creative outlet and a place to share my inspirations and love for fashion, travel and design (and everything in between)! I want my blog to be a place where readers can be inspired and interact with me and with each other.
I have always been a lover of fashion. When I was in kindergarden I would wear the fanciest dresses to school - black velvet bodices with gold lame skirts, bows and patent mary jane flats. I kid you not! Today, I believe that fashion is all about confidence. Being a curvaceous girl myself, I want to inspire and show women that they don't have to be a size 2 to look great in clothes - everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin. My personal style is a reflection of my personality that mixes a relaxed chic vibe with modern high fashion trends inspired by New York, LA and Paris. I believe that women should always look sexy but in a classy and mysterious way, not giving too much away.
When it comes to travel and travelling my goal is to get swept away as often as possible. It's magical, beautiful and unpredictable all at the same time. And you never really know what to expect when you pack up that rolly bag and leave home behind. But then again isn't that one of the best parts about travelling?? The ability to just get lost in it.
Every place featured on my blog has been visited and experienced by me personally and serves as a bit of a guide on some of the world's coolest hangouts, tastiest restaurants and most beautiful hotels. I am by no means trying to be the next Lonely Planet guide book, I just want to share some of the amazing gems I discover along the way.
My family and friends have had the greatest influence on me and my life and are reflections of who I am today. I am so thankful and feel very lucky to have them in my life. Your time and willingness to support andreaporritt.com is greatly appreciated. As always, thank you so much for your support and for stopping by!
If you have any questions or just want to chat, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org