Thank you, Better Homes & Gardens!

I started this blog a little over two years ago as a summer project to keep me busy while on a break from teaching. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that my humble little blog would have come this far. I started off blogging about random things that had happened to me and featured a few personal essays. Eventually, my focus and my voice became much more clear and La Dolce Vita became a true lifestyle blog with its main emphasis on interior design and travel. These topics just happened to be some of the things I loved most, which is what makes me want to continue to do this each and every day.

Along the way, my readership has grown and I am so thankful for those of you who carve out a little space for me in your lives each day. It means so much to have your support and to read your feedback. I have also had the good fortune of meeting and befriending several fellow bloggers. This outlet feeds my soul so much and it has truly enriched my life. While I never expected any of these things to happen when I first started writing this blog, I knew that they were possible. On the other hand, I never dreamed that more than a handful of people would read La Dolce Vita, and I certainly didn’t think the media would ever take notice, but by some miraculous turn of events, they have.

My little blog and I are mentioned in the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens, a magazine that I have read since childhood. It is such an honor to be mentioned in such a respected publication. I was flabbergasted when they first contacted me about doing the feature and I couldn’t believe my lucky stars. Today, while waiting to check out at the grocery store, I spotted the magazine and couldn’t help but buy a copy even though I have a subscription. It felt a little surreal to be standing there with my cart full of groceries while looking at my face on a glossy page in a national magazine.

Thank you so very much to my loyal readers and to Ms. Gayle Butler, Editor-in-Chief at Better Homes and Gardens. This means so much!

61 thoughts on “Thank you, Better Homes & Gardens!

  1. It’s the result of a fabulous written and nice way to say the things and dedication…
    You and your blog are part of my life and love it!
    You deserve it!
    Xoxo from Brazil!!!

  2. Congratulations! I was just reading about another blog in a magazine today and thought, La Dolce Vita should be featured in a magazine. Apparently someone else had the same thought. Way to go!

  3. Congratulations Paloma! I’ve only been reading your blog for a couple weeks now, but I truly enjoy it. You have such a unique vision and voice – truly one of a kind! I’m sure you will be having many more visitors to your site. Best wishes!

    – Jen

  4. OMG!! So so so exciting and SO well deserved, congrats!

    I love you and your blog- its been one of my daily reads for a long time now, even before I had my very own blog. You are a great source of inspiration, so thank you!

  5. My goodness! That’s so cool. Wow, you must be wondering what it would be like if you hadn’t started blogging.

    Congrats–must check out the magazine now.


  6. Wow!!! I’m so proud of you and excited!! I think BH&G has great spreads lately, I can’t wait to go pick it up!!Congratulations!!!
    Sally W.

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