About

Hi there! I’m Mella, a 30-something girl from Brussels, Belgium. Born and raised in Antwerp, but hey, love makes people do crazy things. Like moving to Brussels.

I am the mother of a wonderful, creative, sensitive, crazy and adorable 8-year-old son.  I’m also the stepmom of my BF’s two amazing kids age 5 and almost 7. I am a fulltime freelancing copywriter and mar/com consultant working for various clients in Belgium and abroad.

This blog is the ‘new and improved’ version of my old one, that died a tragic death after a stupid debate about the domain name. #dontask. You’ll find some of the articles of the former blog on this one as well.

What’s with all the planners?

You’ll notice this blog is frequently about the nerdy side of me. I’ve been a Filofax/planner user since the age of 13(!) and found a wonderful world of international networks of people sharing the same passion, about 7 years ago I think. I shared a wonderful Belgian brand with them (Gillio Firenze) whose planners have since then conquered that little world.

Gillio went from small local business to global planner phenomenon and I’m extremely proud to have been the instigator of that (r)evolution. The Gillio-family and I have been working together since 2013. New product designs, annual meet-ups in Brussels, a customer ThinkTank in London, visiting the workshops in Firenze, Italy, and much, much more. Since 2015 I am their marketing & communications manager and their social media strategist.

I combine that job with various freelance assignments for other fashion and luxury brands and I’m also a writer for both small and lange businesses. Someday, I’ll finish my book, too (or so I keep telling myself).

Shoot if you need anything – I’m online as @_moremella on Twitter and Instagram, and also on Periscope (if you want some inside looks into my life at Gillio!)

Till next time,

Mella