About The Sophisticated Life
The Sophisticated Life Blog is a luxury brand. If you are living or seeking to live a sophisticated lifestyle filled with knowledge of travel, food, wine and culture, The Sophisticated Life blog is for you! Get ready to be inspired to travel around the world and experience all the amazing things it has to offer. The motto of this blog is “Live. Travel. Share.” Our stories showcase personal experiences of deeper travel, local cuisine, fine dining, wine including wineries, vineyards, wine regions around the world and wine entrepreneurs. It also covers food & wine festivals, art and local culture. By reading our countless travel, food & wine guides you will learn how to achieve luxury for less.
I am the creator & editor of The Sophisticated Life, LLC. I am also an award winning travel blogger as seen in Essence Magazine, on TravelChannel.com, TravelZoo.com & Huffington Post.com. As a jetsetter I have traveled to countries near and far including The United Arab Emirates, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, England, South Africa as well as cruising the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. I love exploring the U.S. as well with my favorite places being Hawaii, Sedona, Napa Valley, Southern California, Chicago, Savannah, New York City, San Francisco and anywhere with a beach. I will hop on a plane, train or in an automobile at a moment’s notice just to see a part of the world on my bucket list! Next up is Thailand! I believe in deeper travel. It is important for me to get to know the history, the people, the food and the culture of the place I am visiting. I share these experiences with my readers in order to inspire and excite them to see the world. As a foodie, I also cover restaurants and food festivals. As a wine enthusiast I enjoy discovering new wines, attending wine tastings, wine festivals and visiting vineyards. I love bringing people together for social events and for travel both here in Atlanta and abroad. Contact me via email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards & Recognitions
2014: Best Travel Blog winner in the 2014 Black WeBlog Awards.
2016: Featured in “10 Inspiring Travel Bloggers You Need To Follow Now” on The Huffington Post.com.
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87.1% are women, 12.9% are male, 38% are 25-34, 26.57 % are 36-44, 14.5 % are 18-24. United States 79.65%, Canada 5.8%, United Kingdom 3.11%.
Travel/Hotel, Travel Buffs, Accommodations, Food & Drink, Cooking Enthusiasts, Aspiring Chefs, Shopaholics
Partnerships with tourism boards, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, restaurants, wineries. Partnerships with film, food & wine, art and music festivals. This partnership can be in the form of a brand ambassadorship, blog articles, giveaways and social media promotions. Contact me via email at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org about how we can work together.
Travel Massive-Atlanta, The Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Female Travel Bloggers, Nomadness Travel Tribe, TravelNoire, Girls Love Travel, The Association of Food Bloggers, Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society.
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Essence Magazine: June 2016 issue. Quoted as a travel expert in “Travel On Any Budget” by Tamara E. Holmes
Hometown Tourist: “5 Atlanta Festivals You Must Go To“,
TravelZoo.com: “Travel Experts Confess Their Embarrassing Rookie Travel Mistakes”
Travel Channel.com: Expert contributor for “Travel’s Best Summer Foods 2015”
Brands & Companies I Have Worked With
Nikon- Photography Class
Atlanta Dining Out Ambassador
DusitD2 Chiang Mai Hotel Thailand
SiamRise Travel Company Thailand
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket
Santa Barbara CVB
Drive Shop USA
Cruise One Dream Vacations.
New Orleans CVB.
Myrtle Beach CVB
Lexus Luxury Sedans, SUVs, Hybrids and Performance Cars
BeetleCat/Ford Fry Restaurant in Atlanta
PGA Tour/William Hill Estate Winery
Historic Hotels of America
German National Tourist Office
Gansevoort Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa-Atlanta
Cuba Travel Network
Sterling Winery & Vineyard
Mercer Estate Wines
I.W. Harper Whiskey
House of Mandela Wines
Trellis Growth Partners
Voga Italia Wines
The California Wine Club
Vinturi Wine Aerators
Love, Cork, Screw Wines
Zuri Wine Tasting & Tours
Savor Wine Boutique
Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop
Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour
Table 8 Food App
Dash Restaurant App
Brand Ambassador for Culinary Local
The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival.
BeetleCat Restaurant-Ford Fry Restaurant Group-Atlanta
The Daily Meal.com
Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
The Atlanta Film Festival
Axel & Ash Travel Journals
Wise Guides App
Room Escape Atlanta