About

Introduction

Hello, I'm Mel, a blogger, wife, mum and business owner, loving life in South Wales.



That's me on the right!

My blog is a luxury lifestyle, travel and fashion blog aimed at ladies who like the nice things in life. My readers are from the UK, USA and Europe aged 25 to 50 plus who love luxury, food and fashion.



Mr W. and I

What I Blog About


My main passion is travel, I just adore visiting new cities, different countries, and exploring new cultures. I love the UK, Europe and the USA especially but I am open to exploring new countries. Great architecture inspires me, as well as the local cuisine. Invite me to your country, hotel or attraction for fabulous coverage.


Eating out is a hobby of mine, not just a necessity! I enjoy eating out in a variety of places, from simple local cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants, and as long as the food is prepared well and lovingly cooked I will eat it.  My mission is to have afternoon tea in all the major cities in the world.

I have a background in I.T. and I owned a jewellery shop for a number of years, therefore, I love to blog about technology, jewellery and fashion. I also love blogging about beauty products, and home and interiors.

I blog with integrity and clearly identify promotional or sponsored content. If you wish to send me something to review then I would love to keep it for my time and effort. I am very positive but also truthful and good at constructive criticism. I do charge for sponsored posts but think my prices are excellent for the quality of the posts and the access to my followers it brings. 
I share my posts on all my social media channels.

Please note I do not do affiliate marketing.

Brands I Have Worked With


I have worked with some fantastic brands including:-



  • Jewellery: Pandora, Georg Jensen, Beaverbrooks, Warren James JewellersLondon Jewellery School, Gemporia, Joshua James Jewellers
  • Fashion: House Of Fraser, John Lewis, Ralph Lauren, New Look, Kaleidoscope, Marisota, Daxon, Hotter Shoes, JD Williams, Milletts, Gemondo, Dower and Hall, Fine Jewellery Company
  • Travel:  Expedia, James Villa Holidays, Fred Olsen Cruises, Jurys Inn, Cheapflights.com, Netflights, Travelex, Travelodge, Bluestone Wales, Come To Hamburg, Hotel Ambra Cortina Italy, Fishmore Hall hotel and spa, Castellon Tourism Spain, Visit Antwerp, tourist boards for San Francisco, New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York, Boston, Amsterdam, Wye Valley and Bath in the UK.
  • Food: Hotel Chocolat, Covent Garden Bars and Restaurants, Jamie's Italian, Rickshaw at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Co-operative Food, Gousto, Brewer's Fayre, Degustabox
  • Beauty: Clarins, Clinique, La Roche-Posay, Tweezerman, Di Palomo, Garnier
  • Home: House Of Fraser, Habitat,  Frette, Fishpools
  • TechnologySeagate, Panasonic, Tengi, Gioteck, Three UK



In The Press



Travel Blog

I have a travel blog that I write with my husband about our laughs and travels around the world called Fly Drive Explore. We also have a YouTube channel with 1600 subscribers, check it out!



Press Events /Trips





If you are looking for coverage for a destination, hotel or attraction let me know and let's see how we can work together. Here is a sample of my coverage working with hotels and destinations. For a full list please contact me.

Hotel Ambra Cortina, Italy

I was invited to review this luxury fashion boutique hotel, and worked closely with the owner to produce blog and video content to showcase this gorgeous hotel.

Bluestone Wales

I am a Bluestone blogger and have reviewed this luxury holiday park in West Wales a number of times, producing social, blog and video content. It has become a firm favourite of mine and I think it shows in my writing.

Come To Hamburg

In Spring 2017 I visited Hamburg with the Come To Hamburg scheme. My goal was to entice and intrigue readers and make them want to go to Hamburg.  I produced more than double the blog and social content required on both The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover and Fly Drive Explore and we have been invited back to cover Hamburg at Christmas.

Tourism Castellón

In July 2017 I was invited by the Castellón tourist board with a group of Bristol bloggers on a press trip to the area. Social content included Instagram stories, Instagram posts, Facebook posts, and tweets.  I created blog content on Peñíscola, Morella and Benicàssim as well as content on Fly Drive Explore. Check out #InCastellon to see our updates.

Visit Antwerp

I was invited to Antwerp to cover Antwerp being the world's diamond centre since 1447. Did you know about 80% of all the diamonds in the world go through Antwerp? Social content was provided pre and post trip as well as on the go and a luxury hotel review as well as blog posts on the 'city of diamonds' are to come.

Recommendations

Buyagift - "What a fantastic review and video! Thanks so much for writing about it."

Oak Alley Plantation - "I really appreciate your blog and really appreciate how you explained the tour. We have had a hard time in the recent past explaining that the tour is not just of the house and the plantation is not just a house.  You explained it beautifully." 

Tara O'Connor, Digital Visitor -  "You always create such wonderful articles, it’s been a pleasure working with you again."

Tatjana Büchler, Come To Hamburg - "We really loved the professionalism of Mellissa and Marcus - they covered their stay extensively and put a lot of heart and thought into their posts. The social media content, the video content as well as the blog content fully met our expectations and even exceeded the coverage which we ask them to deliver. Keep up the good work, you two. We would love to have you again. - the Come to Hamburg team." 


Heather Cowper, tour organiser, Bristol Bloggers -“Mellissa was a pleasure to work with on our recent press trip with Bristol Bloggers and Influencers to Castellón - she was extremely professional and delivered some great coverage of the destination with engaging articles and social media.”

My blog was nominated for the Tots100 MAD parent blog awards 2015.

Statistics September 2017


  • Social media reach and blog followers - over 31,000 including 13990 on Twitter, 4880 on Facebook, 3651 on Instagram and 2981 on Pinterest. 
  • All my posts I share on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google Plus as well as other social media. 
  • I rank between number 1 and number 5 on the first page of Google for 'UK jewellery blog'. 
  • Domain Authority - 38 Page Authority - 48.
I have been ranked highly in Tots100 (rank 35) and Hibs lifestyle blogs (rank 25)
  • I have over 2 million page views on Blogger.


Blogger Outreach 

Businesses - If you need bloggers for a campaign, let me find the ideal candidates and manage it for you. I particularly work with parenting, fashion, beauty, home and food bloggers.


Emma Carney - Senior SEO Manager - "I worked extensively with Mellissa as part of Harvest's digital PR and blogger outreach programs. Not only was she efficient, but she was organised to the max. Any issues with bloggers were promptly and professionally resolved and on very good terms and she was great securing coverage for many unpopular niches. I would work with her again in a second and fully plan to in the future when the option arises. Highly recommended."



Contact Details For Mellissa Williams

Email mrsw@flydriveexplore.com  M
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