Nothing makes my team and I happier than writing, reading, photographing or filming a great story.
Inspiring stories have the power to create positive change. Stories really do matter.
PROFILES & PERSONAL STORIES
"Only a person's character is the real criterion of worth." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Telling someone's story so that people sit up and listen, is an art form. Chelle and her team are passionate about conducting inspiring interviews and creating profiles that bring other people's stories to life.
HOTEL, resort & lodge REVIEWS
"Great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies that they service." - Joan Didion
Today, some of the best hotels and resorts are pivots around which social, envioronmental and community projects move. Of course, a great spa and exciting bars and restaurants on-site can add to the many wonderful experiences to be had in the world's ever-growing selection of places to lay your head. And eco-tourism is stronger than ever, leading to an exciting plethora of resorts and hotels doing great things for the planet.
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." - Anonymous
We feel your pain. If we read one more story that tells you to 'Go here, stay there, eat this', we'll go jump in a lake. Travel stories need to not only impart a tale that enthrals the reader, but make them feel as though they have gained something special by learning about someone else's experience. Travel stories that matter need to capture the magic of a place and the people who call it home.
FESTIVALS, EVENTS & theatre
"Just keep taking changes and keep having fun." - Garth Brooks
Every day, an exciting festival or event is happening somewhere. Festivals bring people with common interests together and more often than not, they're not there just for the fun factor, but can also be facilitators of change.
DESIGN & art
"Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style. – Massimo Vignelli
Recognising that there is a need for something, and looking for a solution to a situation, leads to designers to creating wonderful things for us all to enjoy. Michelle has been writing about design for over 15 years, and it is one of her greatest passions. The designers behind the scenes have so many great stories to tell, and their products are reflections of even bigger ideas.
"If we surrendered to Earth's intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees." - Rainer Maria Rilke
There's no better feeling than writing a story that can make touch others, and and also help others, or the environment and creatures big and small. We've got a lot of work to do to save the wonderful world around us, but we can make a difference with stories that educate others and shine light on important issues. Our planet matters.
CHEFS, FOOD & WINE
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw
There is always so much happening in the culinary world, and thus an endless stream of food, wine and chef stories to be told. Get on the delicious wagon and explore produce and the people at the coal front with us.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." – Jalaluddin Rumi
I always kept a diary as a young girl, right up until i was 30. So after 15 year hiatus, I've decided that it's time to get back into it...