Hello, I'm Mel, a blogger, wife, mum and business owner, loving life in South Wales.
That's me on the right!
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.
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 jewellers 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 have a teenage son and cheeky husband so will also be happy to review products and experiences in conjunction with them.
Frequently I visit Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and occasionally London. If you wish me to review hotels or restaurants in these areas or further afield please get in touch.
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 Jewellers, London 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. Travelodge, tourist boards for San Francisco, New Orleans and Las Vegas
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
Technology: Seagate, Panasonic, Tengi, Gioteck
In The Press
Cardiff Bay section on the Millenium Hotels guide to Cardiff - PDF download here.
Expert opinion quote on the best diamond in the world here.
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.
Hunters Chicken recipe for Degustabox UK blog here.
Money saving tips for booking a holiday on Life In A Breakdown.
Tips to avoid travel stress on Side Street Style.
My quote on the luxurious afternoon tea I had was used on the Travelex blog.
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."
My blog was nominated for the Tots100 MAD parent blog awards 2015.
Statistics December 2016
Social media reach and blog followers - over 26,000 including 12,274 on Twitter and 4697 on Facebook.
All my posts I share on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google Plus as well as other social media. I have approximately 9000 followers on other media channels including Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, Google Friends Connect and email. In December 2015 I reached 1 million page views on my blog!
I rank between number 1 and number 5 on the first page of Google for "UK jewellery blog".
Domain Authority - 35, Page Authority - 46
Alexa rank - 13,248 in the UK and 209,098 worldwide.
HIBS lifestyle blogs - rank 24 out of 2500 blogs
TEADS rank - rank 5 Fashion, 31 Lifestyle http://uk.labs.teads.tv/top-blogs/fashion
I have a 2:1 Hons degree in Multimedia Studies and experience in managing Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as running competitions for companies.
Businesses - If you need bloggers for a campaign, let me find the ideal candidates and manage it for you.
I have a travel blog that I write with my husband about our laughs and travels around the world www.flydriveexplore.com, check it out!
Contact Details For Mellissa Williams
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