Why I Started Bliss & Bellinis…

Toward the end of college, I knew I wanted to start a blog but when I started my graduate degree, I directed all my efforts back to school and the thesis I inevitably had to write. In hindsight, I’m so glad I didn’t attempt to start in college. While I know many popular college bloggers, I think for me, I would’ve missed out on a lot of the memories I treasure most. Despite what it looks like or what anyone tells you, blogging is a lot of work!

By the time my graduate thesis was approved, I started tossing around names in my head but nothing stuck. I’ve always been a fan of alliteration & when “bellinis” popped into my head (as it often does) “bliss” shortly followed. Maybe because the two are synonymous in my mind. My initial post was merely announcing the launch but quickly expanded to a variety of topics and honestly, just my day to day life.

People began to ask me “what’s your blog about? fashion?” and when I’d post a recipe, I’d get “are you a food blogger now?” I loosely would say my content is lifestyle but in reality haven’t we all had (or wanted) that girlfriend that is your go-to on all your random life questions that pop in your head? What should I bring as a gift when meeting my boyfriend’s mom? What’s an easy recipe to impress my coworkers? What should I do on my vacation? What should I make for dinner tonight? What dress should I wear to my cousin’s wedding? What should I be putting on my skin? I don’t know about you but I have these types of questions all the time, every day! I can’t imagine I’m the only one.

My main goal when I started Bliss & Bellinis, is the same goal I have when I write today: to be that girlfriend.

While I certainly don’t know it all, I wholeheartedly want to. That’s why I read so many other blogs, try new things & share my experience with you. Good or bad.

The internet, while has the potential to be an extremely volatile place, can also be an incredible community & for the most part, I get to be in that space, thankfully. And thanks for coming on this ride with me, your support & readership mean the world!

Comment below on what kind of content you’d like to see or questions you have for me! Or you can always email me or slide into those DM’s on Instagram to ask away.




  1. Christy Bohuslawsky-Brown
    May 11, 2018 / 9:33 am

    Hi Anna, it’s Boho (your beautiful mom’s ADPi sister)…I love your blog and enjoy reading about all of your adventures!! Keep up the great work!
    Wondering if you had thoughts on the Rodan and Fields skin care line? I have my own experience and opinion on the products, but I’m always interested in hearing other people’s thouggts—especially of those who have used many skin care products…anway, just curious!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • blissandbellinis
      May 11, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Hey Boho!! Thanks so much for reading 🙂 In full transparency, I’ve only used their lash boost and I’ve seen good results. The before/after pictures of their skincare are amazing however for the investment I didn’t want to switch things up before the wedding & risk not loving it. I’ve been using a few SkinCeuticals products and really love those. I think it totally depends on your skin and what it reacts to best. Unfortunately, it’s all trial & error. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been burned by buying an expensive lotion or serum and hated it. UGH

      • Christy Bohuslawsky-Brown
        May 12, 2018 / 6:27 am

        I also use the lash blast-among other RF products-and really don’t have anything but good things to say….but you are correct, it’s a total investment, which is why I think I like asking people what they think…I keep waiting for someone to say “yes I have used this line, and it’s great, but you should try x, y, z because it will give you the same results for way cheaper” 😂

        sigh…until then, I shall remain an avid user!!

        looking forward to hearing more from you on B.B.!!

  2. Jennie
    June 14, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    Anna, Anna, Anna!
    Sweet, joyful, energetic, and intellectual Anna. What a treat it has been to watch you grow and thrive over the years (electronically speaking of course). I have about 2,000 questions I would love to ask and gain your insight, but I shall start with 3 to ease into it. These are in no particular order, more for fun:
    1. How do you stay motivated to keep blogging?
    2. Has blogging become a profession full-time or do you engage for the pure enjoyment of it?
    3. Now that I have had the honor to travel to Europe, what was that one hidden gem (location, cathedral, coffee, sweet treat, sight, etc.) that knocked your socks off or just left you breathless? ( Do you have a photo of it?)

    Sending all the very best on a easy breezy June afternoon,


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