Happy New Year everyone!! Can you believe 2017 has come and gone and here we are ringing in a brand new year? Thinking back and reflecting on 2017, as cliche as it sounds, I think 2017 was one of the best years yet. From launching B & B at the beginning on January, through all the highs and lows, to living abroad in France and traveleing Europe, to finding friendships and love. 2017 has been so dang good. So here’s to 2017, a review of all of the incredible memories, opportunities, changes and goals.
J A N U A R Y
Celebrating the launch of Blonde & Bliss with two of my very bests!
My first boutique collaboration with Pretty b.!
F E B R U A R Y
CollegeFashionista Style Guru Valentines shoot.
One of our very first dates! Surprised this guy with tickets to the Wild Game for Valentines.
M A R C H
Spring Break spent with my mama in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!
A P R I L
Collaborating with Urban Violet and Ali Miller Photography
Quick little family trip to Florida ( my brothers are camera shy…)
M A Y
Off to an incredible summer abroad!
… and shooting just hours after landing, not having slept in 37 hours!
J U N E
Exploring London and finding the cutest little cake shop, Peggy Porschen’s.
Shooting with the lovely, Agata (Always More Photography), in Notting Hill, London, UK.
Arriving at my summer home – Montpellier, FR.
Wine excursions with new friends in Montpellier, FR. Enjoyed some of the BEST rosé this evening.
Weekend excursion to Nice, FR, with new friends made at Université Paul Valery in Montpellier.
J U L Y
Weekend trip to Sitges, Spain, to visit my uncles in their beautiful costal home.
Last minute and definitely out of my comfort zone, traveling 100% alone, but one of my favorite trips of the summer – Palma Mallorca, Spain.
Last (school) weekend spent in the beautiful Paris. We hit 10 monuments/sights in one day!
Last week of school celebrations at the beach in Montpellier, FR, with friends from all over the world. I have this place to thank for my summer glow!
Annnnnd that’s a wrap Montpellier! The final day of classes at Paul Valery and also some very tough “see ya later’s.”
A U G U S T
The beautiful Amalfi, Italy – the start to an incredible week with my mom in the Amalfi Coast + London!
Positano – a must when in Italy.
A boat excursion on the Mediterranean, visiting some of the most beautiful costal cities.
Tea-time at the stunning Berkely room in London, UK.
One of my first big collaborations with Two Feathers!
Collaborating with General Mills – Oui Yogurt
S E P T E M B E R
Celebrating 21 with some of my very best friends!
Got this handsome guy in front of the camera for a fun “mock engagement” shoot with Michaela Paige Photography!
O C T O B E R
My first time in Detroit, MI, to visit my little brother playing for Team USA U-17.
My first blogger event with Primp Boutique for their Style The Night Event!
N O V E M B E R
Collaborating with Ily Mix, Kolob Cold Brew and Joanna Liu Photography!
Had the best time at the Strategic Socials Winter Bash at the Hutton House.
Collaborating with JORD watches for the holidays.
D E C E M B E R
Another fabulous night with Strategic Socials at the Moxy Hotel in Uptown.
Collaborating with Jeulia jewelry.
Finishing off the year home for the holidays <3
Words can hardly describe how thankful I am for each and every opportunity I’ve had this past year and for all of the amazing people I’ve met along the way. A year ago, starting this blog was merely just a hobby and something to pass my time, but has grown into so much more than that. It’s become a part of me, something I am proud of and honestly a dream I never thought would be my own. A HUGE thank you to all of you for following along and supporting me. I appreciate you all SO much. And also, a huge thanks to my photographers for all your time and effort. Blonde and Bliss would not exist without you guys! Another huge thanks to all of the companies and brands who’ve worked with me over the past year and have had faith in me to support their brand. What a year it’s been, and I simply cannot thank you all enough. Here’s to 2018 and for the exciting journey to come!
Thank you all!
Danelle Lynn Photography & Design | Ani Paoletti Photography | Michaela Paige Photography | Joanna Liu Photography | Merina Burda Photography | Ali Miller Photography | Always More Photography | Pretty b. | Urban Violet | JORD | Ily Mix | Sweet Nautical | Jeulia Jewelers | Lip Chic with Becky | Sisters Selling Skin Care | Elite Fitness | Gordman’s | Primp Boutique | Two Feathers | Oui by Yoplait | Lulu’s | Underclub | Raw Spice Bar | Monat Hair Products |