Wife, Mother, Art Enthusiast, History Buff and Chocolate Addict.
I grew up in a suburb of New York City where I had an early introduction to top notch theatre, music, art, and design: Visits to the Met, New York City Ballet, MOMA, Broadway Shows...so lucky to have parents who made it priority to give us these experiences!
After studying Art History in college, I pursued arts administration positions in NYC and Providence, RI with artist management companies, performing art centers, and galleries and worked in boutiques specializing in artisan and designer collections.
DIVING INTO BLOGGING
Moving to Westerly, RI in the late 90's with my husband and 2 kids definitely changed my life. Living in a small seaside village, I fell in love with the unique New England charm, beauty, culture, and activities that make our area of the country such a pleasure to visit and live in.
In the fall of 2015, my daughter Tori and I began hatching a plan for joint project. Our idea was to create a blog with different yet complimentary mother/daughter perspectives highlighting everything we love, and Live. Travel. Adventure. Bless.was born. We hope we have created a place where people will come to find and share some of the best places to explore, experience and enjoy in New England and beyond.
Daughter, Sister, Singer/Songwriter, Ice Cream Lover, and Social Media Junkie.
My name is Tori. I'm 24 years old and I'm a singer/songwriter. Growing up I always loved music and for a long time I thought I wanted to go into musical theater. Then, at the end of my junior year of high school I decided that I didn't want to do musical theater after all and had a small panic about what I was going to do with my life.
Luckily, for my birthday, my parents had agreed to send me to a 4-day songwriting workshop at Berklee College of Music. I hadn't even been there a full day before I was sure that this was really what I wanted to do. 6 years and a music degree later, I am even more love with music and songwriting than I was then. Be sure to check out my YouTube channel and leave me a comment letting me know you were there!
JOINING THE BLOGGING WORLD
I spend an insane amount of time on YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram and exploring the blogosphere. I've loved the idea of blogging for a long time, but when my mother and I began discussing the possibility of doing a travel and lifestyle blog, that was the first time I'd seriously considered jumping in. I've always been very proud of where I lived. I knew it was a special place and I was always very excited to share it with my friends and family when they visited. Now, I'm even more excited to share it with all of you! Thank you for joining us on this new adventure and I hope that we can help you have some wonderful adventures of your own.
ABOUT LIVE. TRAVEL. ADVENTURE. BLESS.
We believe in living life to the fullest.
Live. Travel. Adventure. Bless focuses on adventures big and small: The ones that bring simple pleasures to everyday life and the ones that offer new experiences, expand your mind, and change your perspective.
One of our goals in starting this blog was to put even more emphasis on these experiences in our own lives - planning for trips here and abroad, making more time to really explore our local area and allowing time to become inspired by the world around us. We will take you with us as we discover new and exciting people, places and things and share our all-time favorites with you. The name of our blog, taken from a quote by Jack Kerouac, charges us to venture out, try new things, live passionately and make every moment count - we plan to take this advice and hope you'll do the same!
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