5.31.2010

Meet the Blogger: Helena of A Diary of Lovely



In 5 words describe Helena
passionate, patient, compassionate, stubborn, chatty


You are a world traveler! Tell us where you are currently located, and where you have lived before!

I currently live in London but my home is Barcelona. I was born and raised in Barcelona (minus 4 years living in Athens). I love my home city and miss it dearly to be honest but life kept me in London and I try to live it the best I can. I came here to study a MA and I was only supposed to stay for a year, circumstances kept me for a bit longer and then I met my boyfriend, the rest is history :)
We live in central London and I can't complain to be honest, life isn't treating us badly. I am blessed with a wonderful family, some really good friends and a wonderful partner. I recently started a new job that for now keeps me happy and we have a pretty house I love taking care of. I am lucky as I have traveled a lot and been to most of Europe and some other places around the world which is blissful and a great experience. One of my favorite trips was to Northern California and Vegas :)









What inspired  "A Diary of Lovely"? and what is your favorite part of blogging?



Last spring I came across Apartment Therapy and I became highly obsessed. From there the Internet was my oyster and my desktop started overflowing. I wanted a place to store my inspiration, ideas, things I loved and cherished which is how the blog began. I never thought I would take it to where it is today and to be honest it's still a half dream, I never thought anyone would want to read me! It has opened incredible new doors and has allowed me to meet some incredible ladies. Every comment, every email, every reader, follower is a little smile in my life, A Diary of Lovely would be nothing without all these so I can't say thanks loudly enough. 

I love discovering new blogs, new people, new inspiring people daily, there is so much talent. It is a privilege to be part of this community and truly and honestly feel blessed, it has completely changed my life and has made me believe more in myself and want to improve every day. Hopefully I can continue doing it for a very long time and maybe one day I can meet some of you personally. 





Name your top places you go to for inspiration? (blogs, places, people)



Blogs, blogs, blogs for sure, I can't even narrow it down to some and I would rather not name specifics as I have a long list of blogs I follow and admire and really don't want to miss anyone. Magazines, I subscribe to several and there is always something that will inspire me or give me an idea or two. I get inspiration everywhere, in the street for example, London is such a diverse city and inspiration is everywhere. My family, especially my mom also inspire me, and my friends. And blogs, did I mention blogs? :D





What is your dream job? OR Where would you like to be in five years?



My dream job, aaah that's THE big question. Ideally I would love to work from home, and work for myself. Not sure if it will ever happen but I'm hoping one day I will be able to manage myself, I would love to be able to afford more time for A Diary of Lovely too. In five years time I would like to be married and have a baby. Spend quality time with my partner and fully enjoy life. Hopefully live in Barcelona closer to my family too. For now these are thoughts and dreams and I would love to come back here in 5 years and tell you that I've accomplished these or some at least. 

Keep up with Helena here:

*Helena is one of the sweetest girls, and she is so much fun to follow! Her blog is filled with inspiration, giveaways, fashion, etc. Be sure to check it out! Thank you so much Helena for allowing us to get to know you better!

29 comments:

  1. Fantastic interview Anna...about a wonderful gal..with such aspirations..great read x

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  2. Nice interview - Helen's blog is one of my daily reads - lovely knowing more about HER;-)

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  3. She sounds really nice... going to check her out now! :)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a great interview!! Love it! Helena you are the best!!! The way you describe yourself... passionate, patient and compassionate...those are gifts to have!! SO nice to keep getting to know you!!!

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  5. Lovely getting to know Helena a bit better, am a new follower of hers. Great interview!

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  6. Thank you Thank you Thank you Anna!!! You can't imagine how exciting it is for me to be here!! It was a great pleasure, thank you again so much!! xoxo

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  7. i love her blog and it was so nice to get to know her better! great interview :)

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  8. Stopping by from Helena's blog and now I love yours too! Great interview!

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  9. Great interview!
    Helena certainly has great style~

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  10. So glad to see Helena here, she is so lovely!!

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  11. Great post! I learned a few new things about Helena, also now discovered your blog. Off to check out the rest it:)

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  12. Great interview. Love Helena and her blog!

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  13. marvelous interview. helena is so talented :)

    xo Alison

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  14. Helena is a wonderful blogger, full of energy and style, who writes such inspirational posts. Love her blog and love this interview! Thanks for posting! xo

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  15. Great interview! I love Helena, she's one of my favorites! XO!

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  16. LOVE your blog...thanks for visitng mine and letting me discover yours!

    now following =)

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  17. Helena is a sweet and lovely lady. Thank you for this feature, i am sure we all got to know her even better than we do now. :)

    Hope you had a great weekend too, Anna.

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  18. i loved the interview! i want to visit barcelona! such a lovely gal with a lovely blog, indeed!

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  19. Love Helena, love her answers, love this guest post!! xo

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  20. soooo glad you shared this blog...i'm off to check her out now!

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  21. This was such a fun interview to read. Wonderful job Anna! Helena has a beautiful blog too. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

    Hope you have a gorgeous day!

    xoxo,

    Bonnie

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  22. I ADORE Helena. I have to admit I had a similar experience with falling in love with certain blogs and then having my files over flow with pictures and ideas. There are some inspiring things out there.

    Rachael

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  23. Helena's blog is filled to the brim with inspiration and is always a charming place to visit in this great Internet. i always feel at home.

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  24. great interview..i'm a fan of helena's blog

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  25. Oh Anna this is such a fabulous interview! I just adore Helena :)

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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  26. I LOVE Helena! She is always SO supportive with her comments. Her blog is fun and filled with bright colorful images! LOVE HER! -jami

    PS- I'm hosting a fun summer giveaway over at 'imagine' today! Check it out! http://jamigoldsmith-imagine.blogspot.com/2010/06/wednesday-weekend-warm-up-giveaway.html

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  27. very nice post!!! i love her blog too... she's sooo nice!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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