LIVING A LIFE BEAUTIFULLY AND INSPIRED
North of Bleu is all about inspiring women to live their lives fully, through lifestyle, food, home décor, travel and wellness experiences.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
A LIFE FULL OF WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES
North of Bleu was created on a whim when I decided I wanted an outlet to document my journeys and experiences through life to share with other women. As much as I enjoy writing, I didn’t think my blog would flourish and grow to what it is today and what it continues to evolve to be. Though I’ve failed before in previous endeavors, I took this experience as one that will learn and grow as I do.
I think it’s inspiring when other women share their stories, of how they came to be or how they overcame an obstacle they’ve failed more than once before. And out of those thoughts, North of Bleu was born. North of Bleu simply means being happy. Rather than being down and out, create happiness – and that is what NoB thrives to be: an outlet for women inspired. NoB curates experiences for women that will craft happiness, gratitude, love, wellness and more. With a love of feeling happy and grateful for my life, this online destination is a curation of all things beautiful, peaceful and serene and the wonderful experiences that they bring. Because at the end of the day, we all deserve to feel north of bleu.
Chief Blogger | editor-in-chief
My happy place is when there’s a pen and paper in my hand, or I’m head down in my laptop, blogging, or creating worlds away from my own. I’ve loved to write for as long as I can remember, and creating is something I’m passionate about. I started North of Bleu in 2021 as an escape outlet to document my travel destinations, passions, favorite things and life in general. Besides leading our incredible team of boss babes who curate content to inspire you, I am a published author and co-pilot to my amazing husband who flies us around the country in our plane.
Besides blogging, I have worked with brands such as Google, and have been featured in many online media outlets, including Thrive Global, Runner’s World, VoyageLA, ShoutoutSoCal, SDVoyager, and Medium.
North of Bleu is listed as a Top 30 California Lifestyle Blog and I’m very proud of what NoB has grown to today. I believe that dreams do come true, all we have to do is stay the path and believe that what we dream has already come into fruition – we’re just on our journey to reach that point in time.
Besides writing, I love traveling the world, exploring new places and I love chasing the mountains, in search of cooler weather. Wherever I may be in the world, you can almost always find me with my nose stuck in a book.
get to know me
FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT
Half Moon Bay, CA
favorite tv show to binge
MY birth chart
☉ Aries, ☾ Sagittarius, ↑ Libra
34 – 27 – 41
Reading people’s emotions and body language
I’D SPEND my whole paycheck on
My investment portfolio
Decaf Cafe Latte with Almond Milk
MY HAPPY PLACE
By the ocean
MOUNTAINS OR BEACH?
Mountains, I love the quietness, peace and serenity they bring
forever ON REPEAT
Get on the Floor – Michael Jackson
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
we’re a talented group of gals
Angela Benson is a freelance journalist who began her own blog on Vocal+ to have a platform where she could publish her articles highlighting the work of various other creative minds as well as market independent films, mostly consisting of the horror genre, that stream on platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Tubi, and Shudder. She’s an avid reader who loves food and also enjoys watching educational documentaries with her fiancé. Traveling as often as she can, Angela always has to try an unfamiliar dish and pick up a new book wherever the road leads!
Diana is a writer for North of Bleu. Her background is in fashion and lifestyle with brands from all over the world, which allows her to have a unique perspective to every project she undertakes. When she’s not creating beautiful content or working on new designs, Diana can be found exploring new places—which is why she’s always on the go!
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Sasha works to create curated content that comes to life, one epic post at a time. When she’s not working, she’s creating art and living her life to the fullest.
we hope to inspire you in the best way possible
Our recipe and food posts are to inspire you to live fully and healthfully, with some of our favorite recipes from around the world, curated just for you.
Our travel and lifestyle posts are all about living fully and loving the life you live. We hope to inspire you by our curated picks to encourage you to live life beautifully.
Living your best life begins with you. We hope to inspire you to create a life so full and well, your cup is ever overflowing.