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
  • Travel: Bluestone Wales, Expedia, James Villa Holidays, Fred Olsen Cruises, Jurys Inn, Cheapflights.com, Netflights, Travelodge, tourist boards for San Francisco, New Orleans and Las Vegas, Come To Hamburg, Hotel Ambra Cortina, Fishmore Hall.
  • 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

  • I wrote the Cardiff Bay section on the Millenium Hotels Guide to Cardiff - PDF download here.
  • My expert opinion was used on an article on The Best Diamond In The World here.
  • I wrote an 'Expert Insight' post on Dubai for the Travelbag website here.
  • My recipe for Bakewell tart was added to the book 'Elevenses in the office' for Furniture At Work and was used on the Children's Society website. 
  • I wrote about money saving tips for booking a holiday on Life In A Breakdown
  • I wrote a guest post on tips to avoid travel stress on Side Street Style.
  • My quote on the luxurious afternoon tea I had was used on the Travelex blog.
  • My advice on how to be a great travel writer was used for an article by Travelex.
  • I am a Blogl ambassador and wrote a guest post about Five tips I wish I had known before I started my blog.
  • The competition I ran to promote the homeware company Nucasa was written about on the PR companies website and judged to be a big success. It had a significant spike of visitors to the companies website and over 3000 entries in the 10 days pre-Christmas 2015.
  • I was featured as one of the top travel bloggers by www.ivisa.com in 2016!
  • I was judged to be a top 100 luxury blogger by Feedspot for June 2017.

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

I have recently visited Hamburg with the Come To Hamburg scheme. My goal was to entice and intrigue readers and make them want to go to Hamburg. The city is so full of surprises and I had some great interaction on my posts.

Tourism Castellón

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. Blog posts to follow soon oPeñíscola, Morella and Benicàssim. Check out #InCastellon to see our updates.


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 July 2017

  • Social media reach and blog followers - over 28,000 including 13578 on Twitter, 4833 on Facebook, 3563 on Instagram and 2744 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 - 36, Page Authority - 46.
In the past, I have been ranked highly in Tots100 (rank 35) and Hibs lifestyle blogs (rank 25)
  • I have over 1,950,000 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."

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, check it out!

Contact Details For Mellissa Williams

Email mrsw@flydriveexplore.com  M
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