About me

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. “

I was born in Sofia, but came to Milan right after I finished school.

The idea for this blog was born while I was having my hair done in one very unusual place in Bangkok. I had ended up in the Thai capital a few weeks earlier, shortly after I had decided to quit, what-I-used-to-think-but-it-wasn’t, my dream job in Milan.

I stayed in what-is-truly the land of Smiles for six months, looking for inspiration and new challenges. And I found them. After the mission was accomplished I decided that it was time to return back to Italy, as I had left there one very important piece of me – my better half.

Thanks to the experience in Bangkok I slowly but steadily started doing things that I had never considered before. Now I finally do what I love and it doesn’t even feel like work. I am back  in the fashion industry, this time as a Social Media Consultant and in the mean I am fine-tuning my photography skills.

In this space I share my experiences and all the beauty that I see around. I have three passions and they are: food, travel and fashion (in that particular order). So here you will find posts about must visit cool places, boutiques and eateries with interesting concept, local designers that I discover, street style pictures of ordinary people from Bangok, Milan and Yangon. And last, but actually first in importance – useful tips and a visual diary from my trips, including both the bright and the less bright sides of the places I visit.

For guest posts, collaborations or if you just want to get in touch, don’t hesitate to drop me an email at gabri.bell *@* icloud com or use the form below.

Thank you for stopping by.

xoxo

Gabriela Bell Gabriela Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Wow, you look beautiful and elegant! Like Audrey Hepburn!

    • Wow you are too kind, thank you!

  • A quanto pare bellissima e molto in gamba! ??

    • Grazie, Lucio! Quello era anche uno scatto molto fortunato 🙂

      • ahahahha..mi fa piacere che mi segui! 😉 buona serata..

  • Thanks for stopping by and liking my post on Ginger and Cream. I appreciate it, this looks like a lovely informative blog so I’ve followed. All the best.
    http://www.gingerandcream.wordpress.com

  • love your blog!

  • oh and I love your tshirts! just tried to place an order but its not working, saying invalid input data

    • Oh thank you! Really? Thank you for letting me know, I will check this out with my web master. In the meantime if you wish we can make it directly with paypal if you have it. Just let me know which model do you like and your email. So sorry for the inconvenience. P.s. Or did you try with credit card? Right now I don’t have this option available but If you can use only this method I can redirect you to another platforms where I sell ?

  • Hello! Thanks for stopping by and liking my post on Hunnybunnysoph. You’re really beautiful and I love your style! You’ve got plenty of tips for exploring Bankgkok in here and I would love to visit some day so I’ve followed you on Bloglovin 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

    • Thank you so much for the nice words and for the Bloglovin, I will celebrate tonight as you are my first follower on that platform ? if you ever need any advice about Bangkok don’t hesitate to ask! Xxx

  • Hi. Thanks for taking the time to stop & follow FictionBin! Checking out your blog, some of your fashion is amazing!

    • Thank you, Rich! ?

  • Hey! I have just been exploring your blog for the past hour and I am so happy I found somebody as passionate about BKK hidden gems as I am 🙂 let’s exchange tips in the future :))

    Sandy

    • Hi Sandrine, I just saw your comment (Yikes!)
      Thank you for passing by and it would be great to keep in touch 🙂

  • I love you about page- personal and elegant 🙂 Thanks for liking my posts on https://5609milesapart.wordpress.com/

    • Thank you for the nice comment ?? your posts are very likeable!

  • I simply love your comment as to why you moved to Bangkok: ‘because I felt I had to do so’. It sums up how I felt about moving abroad myself. It wasn’t a matter of pros and cons, weighing up things like work and money, but something I deeply felt.

    I moved abroad because just staying in the same place I have always lived felt wrong, when there is so much of the world to see. Each new place will bring something different to our lives.

    • Hi Emma, thank you for your comment! I’m happy to hear that I’m not the only person who takes non rational decisions 🙂
      Btw I love your blog, your stories are so interesting and the photos are like taken from a national geographic magazine!
      Can i ask you which is your favorite country so far?

      • thanks so much! That’s a tough question! I absolutely fell in love with Hong Kong and it’s the place I’d want to live most. But when it comes to travelling I think Vietnam has been my favourite – it’s such a close call though.
        What about your favourite country?

        • For the moment I think Thailand is my favorite for living, it has all the perks an expat can dream of – nice weather, nice people, good food, including any kind of western food,ultra modern condos, beautiful nature, great fashion experience, it is easy to settle down, the cost of living is low.
          But I still have a lot of explore and it is possible that I can change my mind, even though it is not plausible 🙂

          • I think I love Hong Kong for very similar reasons – except for the cost of living which is unfortunately a lot higher. I can think of nothing better than being in a multicultural modern and energetic city whilst also having beautiful scenery, islands and beaches right on your doorstep. I definitely appreciated the food, shopping and fashion in Bangkok!

  • Su

    You should visit the Philippines! 🙂

    • I must! There are so many things there that I want to see. And something tells me that there will be also a lot of material for my fashion posts 🙂

  • …the World is yours!!

    • Couldn’t agree more ?

  • Hey! Thank you so much for following my blog! I love both traveling and fashion, so I love that your blog intertwines both of those things. I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

    -Chelsea

    • Thank you, Chelsea! I love your posts too ( and your profile pic ?) xoxo

  • Hi Gabi

    Thanks for the follow; we really appreciate it !!

    I won’t lie here; I know nothing about fashion nor does Diane but I hopped over to your boutique gallery and love the t-shirts and other clothes. Very hip; even old people like us could wear them (well not me but Diane anyway).Reminded me of the TV show “Two Broke Girls” (dunno if you are familiar with it but they sell cupcake t-shirts from their business).

    There’s something so uniquely different about European women compared to American women so I was compelled to follow you also.

    Glad you love Thailand; we also love it and may wind up living there some day if Malaysia doesn’t work out. Would love to add you to our ever growing email contacts of blog friends in SE Asia with the hopes of meeting next time we are in Thailand so if you’re interested please email us your email address via our contact page

    Best
    Rob and Diane

    • Hi RoDi,
      Thank you for the nice compliment about my creations (And since we are confessing things now, I must say that I always giggle happily when I read/hear positive comments about them?).
      I will definitely send you my email address. Lets keep in touch!
      Regards,
      Gabriela

      • cool ; I will ask Diane to buy one of your shirts

        • This sounds like a super exciting idea (I’m totally unbiased) 😀

  • I love hearing about people who aren’t afraid to venture off and take a chance on themselves! Great for you! Cant wait to read more and hope all the best for you!

  • Thanks so much for following my blog and leading me to yours. I have been wandering through your posts and you are doing so great. As much as I love our time in the Philippines, I have been missing my doses of fashion, so thanks for helping me with your lovely blog 😉

    • Aren’t the Philippines a fashionista country? I see often filipino girls around that are dressed pretty cool and I assumed that there would be a lot of material for my street style pics in Manila…in Cebu maybe less 🙂 The Philippines are in my bucket list so I’m reading your posts with great interest! And thank you for the nice words. Have a great weekend!

      • Yes Filipinas are really feminine but Cebu is not Manilla, good luck if you are planning to wear high heels in the Cebuano streets 😉
        Phllippines are awesome, a beautiful country made of cheerful people, you really have to come. I promise you won’t be disappointed 🙂 Have a lovely week!

  • Hi Gabi, thanks a lot for following my blog! Just started blogging and you following my blog inspires me so much! I love your perspective in sharing your thoughts as well! ?

    • It is my pleasure ? I still remember how happy and unbelieving I was when I was getting my first visits, likes and follows ? I’m looking forward to read more of your posts ?

  • Thanks Gabi for liking my post and following me. I admit I don’t have any sense of fashion. I wear whatever I find comfortable. But your posts on fashion and clothing lines are an eye-opener. I am sure they will help me. So, I am eager to follow you too. Good Luck. 🙂

    • Comfort is more important than fashion, but you don’t seem like someone who doesn’t care how he looks! Thanks for your message ?

  • Thank you for liking my post on desertmoonmusings. You ought to live in the UAE (Dubai or Abu Dhabi), people here are v-e-r-y fashion conscious (bling-bling is actually a must-have if one is to be socially active) and follow the latest trends (most of which do not appeal to me since I’m already middle-aged). The heat, though, is a killer.

    Like someone said, you look so elegant and like Audrey Hepburn … Have followed you since I prefer reading fashion bloggers than fashion magazines.

    • Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! I have thought about doing a fashion reportage in dxb but the fashionistas are inside the malls and I’m still not aware how to take photos of people where there is only artificial light ? Maybe in winter people spend more time outdoors? Wish you a great Saturday.

      • You may watch for fashionistas by the poolside of five-star hotels (only problem is taking pics of females without permission, locals or not, is frowned upon). Looking forward to your next posts …

  • hello gabi,
    greetings from kuala lumpur.
    thanks for dropping by and the likes.
    cool fashionable blog you have :).
    regards,
    ken

  • Great job! Your blog is very interesting especially to discover or rediscover shops and unique places! Good keep it up!

    • Thank you so much for the encouraging words!

  • Thanks for checking out my new blog/website. It’s always exciting to meet fellow expats, because visiting a place is a lot different than living in a place! Love your fashion sense, looking forward to following your blog and your adventure!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for checking my blog out! You look like a woman on a mission, I’m jealous (and inspired) ☺️☺️

    • Yayyy thank you for the nice comment. It inspires me to inspire 🙂

  • Thank you for being a subscriber! 🙂

    ~ https://thedailyfashioninspiration.wordpress.com/ ~

    • It’s a pleasure!

  • Nicely done blog, Gabi. Thanks for your visit to mine. I frequently have students who want to do fashion blogs, so I’ll point them to yours as a model — you’re a fine writer and obviously have an eye for style, color and form. You also have reminded me of the importance of virtual networking. It looks like you’ve made a lot of friends in the blogging world, and I suspect in the real world beyond!

    • Thank you, Steve, you are so kind! I’m really honoured to receive a nice feedback from a man with such a background! I have to agree with you that blogging is one of the best ways to meet like minded people. And if they are from your area, bring this virtual relationship into the the real world. I have made some connections in thia way that I’m sure will last for a lifetime.

  • Hi Gabi,
    Thanks for the follow! I will have to follow back because I love traveling and it seems your blog focuses on both travel and fashion– two things I also enjoy 🙂 It’s awesome you live in Bangkok now– I am thinking of moving to Thailand next year and would love to read your posts about SE Asia!
    I hope you enjoy my Bloody Mary recipes and writings 🙂
    Cheers!
    -Jess (www.bloodymarytour.org)

  • Conquering the world is fantastic! I hope to join you in that idea one day!

    • Let’s do it! ?

      • When we gonna leave, Gabi? My bags are already packed! 🙂

        • If the bags are packed and the passport is handy I’m running out of reasons why not tomorrow!

  • Ciao Gabi! Thank you for liking my recent post. I love your pictures about Milan…Take care!

  • Hello. Thanks for following Xpress Journal. Same as you, we are also adventuring our own clothing label and we are currently base in Bangkok too. How small is this world. Will spend some time go through your site on lrosuct later. Glad to know you. Cheers.

  • Hey! Thanks for following my blog!
    Yours looks really cute and chic! I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂

  • Thanks for following me, Gabi. Your posts about Thailand are fascinating and I lived in Italy for a year so will enjoy those as well!

  • Hi, thanks for following! I’m loving your blog so far- your free spirit- and travel from a “street style” perspective. If I’m ever traveling to Bangkok, Sofia, or Milan, I will definitely contact you for “insider” tips. Bangkok is on our list for sure.

  • Wow thanks for the follow!! Your blog is amazing<3

    • Yours too, Amber ?

  • Hi beauty! Thanks for the follow! You’re amazing! ^_^

  • Thanks for dropping by at eugephemisms! Your support means a lot to us. Keep blogging!

    https://eugephemisms.wordpress.com/

  • It must be so exciting to live in Italy! Not so much in Springfield, Massachusetts :/ (But there’s always a way to make the best of any place, especially when the weather is beautiful!)
    Thanks for the follow; I look forward to getting to know you a little better 🙂

    • Gabi

      Hi there, thank you for the message, that I just saw.
      Springfield sounds quite exciting to me, I have never been there but I wouldn’t mind a stroll by the river.

  • HelenOfSA

    Thank you for the follow because now I got to see your unique and amazing blog too!

    • Gabi

      Thank you, Helen! It’s a pleasure