Lovely to meet you, I'm Vadz!
I help small businesses and aspiring bloggers create their dream websites, to take their online presence to the next level, increase sales and grow an audience.
With 5 years experience running a lifestyle blog, working with brands and full time bloggers, let me help you get through the mumbo jumbo of the design platforms by designing your website while you focus on your zone of genius.
Because I also love to write, the blog section is filled with my travel diaries, healthy recipes I enjoy, my journey through minimalism and sustainability and the musings of a 21st century girl living her truth and hopefully inspiring others to do the same.
Sit back, grab some Oreos, and I can’t wait to see what life has to offer us next!
My Journey So Far
My story began on a tiny dot on the map, on the main island of Mahé in the Seychelles. Growing up an island girl, I've always loved the ocean, the sun and sea, good food and always considered myself bit of a nerd who could always be found with her head stuck in a book.
Fast forward a few years, at 19, I moved to the beautiful city of London to study for a Bachelor of Laws and I embarked on my very own 'find myself' journey.
I quickly discovered that there was plenty in the corporate world that didn't sit right with me. I found that the 'traditional' way of doing things wasn't sustainable for the earth, and for humanity. While going through a phase of self-doubt, depression and almost dropping out of university, I discovered my love for travel, sustainability, simple living and the wild and wonderful world of online communities.
With the foundation of a Law degree on my back, I knew that I was adamantly going to try and mould my life, my passion and my livelihood along my own rules and in alignment with my truth.
I now help small businesses and aspiring bloggers (as I once was) finally create their dream website. I work with them to understand their brand themes and identity, to bring to life the images and words inside their heads, and turn these into a platform that inspires them to share their products, services or content with their clients and audiences to grow sales, clicks and views.
So, that's where I'm at, as you sit here reading this dear reader. Now I'll ask you, what can Vanilla Vadz do for you today?
I find true alignment and freedom through slowly see more of this beautiful world we live on, to learn more about various ways of life in order to understand the relationships we have amongst ourselves and with the environment.
Whether that takes me to the big metropolitan cities of the world, or the beaches and mountains of the rugged outdoors, I aim to share this desire to reconnect to our planet and its people with you. So far I've adventured in:
My discovery of minimalism in mid 2018 changed my entire perspective on the world and forced me to slow down in order to make more intentional conscious life choice.
Not only can you get rid of the excess in your life but you can be free to be yourself and choose experiences & relationships that bring you joy.
My top 5 favourite eco friendly essentials are:
- Bamboo toothbrushes
- Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
- Reusable water bottles
- Metal straws
- My Palm & Peak backpack
There are a few tips and tricks that I've picked up from my three years at uni to help you get through what could be one of the most stressful and yet the best times in your life. My top 5 tips for getting through university are:
- Time flies, so don't waste it
- Eat well and get some sleep
- It's ok to have a power cry
- But then get right back up and keep going
Recipes & Food
I love food! I know everyone says they love food, but I looovee food, and so these pages would not be complete without my favourite kitchen experiments that turned out a success.
Most of the recipes I share are vegan, in alignment with making more sustainable and conscious choices for the environment and our overall health.
Let's stay in touch