Hola, friends and a happy Halloween! I’m starting a new series here to introduce you to my fave Boston blogs (and bloggers). To kick it off right, I’m starting with Gabriella Valladares of By Gabriella.

Behind the Boston Blog - By GabriellaImage courtesy of By Gabriella

I first met Gabi 5 or 6 years ago through blogging …. obviously … and have looked up to her ever since. She always produces high-quality and visually-inspiring content that’s easy to read. Plus, she’s a super lovely lady IRL to boot. Here’s a little Q&A with Gabi so you can get to know her a bit better. Happy reading!


How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

6 years! I moved to Boston in 2010 without knowing a single person in the city. I always loved writing, so when I found out that ‘blogging’ was a thing, I dived right in and created my first ever blog. Since 2010, I’ve now launched my second blog and have connected with so many incredible people around the world


Tell us a little bit about By Gabriella

I like to spice up my readers’ life(styles) with cocktail recipes, DIY projects, entertaining tips, and more. I also share blogging + social media tips, thanks to my experience working in social media and marketing


Who is your blogger crush?

Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth. Her content is ON POINT. Every time.


What’s your favorite post you’ve ever written?

My Grapefruit Bourbon Cocktail with Homemade Basil Syrup – it’s definitely a reader favorite! It’s a gem of a cocktail, and my favorite to date.


What is your dream brand to collaborate with?

J.Crew! I could fill my closet with items solely from the J.Crew brand family and aspire to collaborate with them one day! I’ve worked with Madewell once before (and it was a dream!), so I think I’m like 50% of the way there 😉


Tell me: Have you checked out By Gabriella yet?