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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Currently Loving: On the Bright Side

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Media Mentions



The Washington Post, April 2009

Media Mentions


Fox News iMag, July 2009

Fox News iMag


Better Homes and Gardens, September 2009

Better Homes & Gardens September 2009 Issue


002 Magazine, April 2010

002 mag

At Home in Arkansas Magazine’s Blog, May 2010

at home arkansas


AOL’s ShelterPop, May 2010



 Kansas City Spaces, June/July 2010



AOL’s ShelterPop, June 2010


Southern Flourish Magazine, Summer 2010

southern flourish summer 2010



Nominee: Apartment Therapy’s “The Homies” Awards 2008

Thank you for nominating La Dolce Vita!


Nominee: Apartment Therapy’s “The Homies” Awards 2009

homies 09

Top 5: Divine Caroline’s “Love This Site” Award in Style Category 2009


Nominee: The Lovelies 2010


Named #27 in Top 50 Fashion Bloggers, May 2010


6th Street Design

A Diary of Lovely

ABCD Design

ABCD Design

All the Best

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy



Bits of Beauty

Bright, Bold, and Beautiful

Brooklyn Limestone

Brooklyn Limestone

Brown Design

Camille Styles

Carrier and Company



Circa Lighting

Circa Lighting

coco + kelley

Colour Me Happy

Cote de Texas

Cote de Texas

Cynthia Leigh

David Jimenez

Dwell Studio

Elements of Style

Elements of Style

Emily A. Clark

Everything LEB

Everything TypePad Blog

Furniture Designed: Furniture Design from Industry Insiders

High-Heel Foot in the Door

Houston Blog Blog

Inside the Loop


Layers of Meaning

Life in a Venti Cup

Lindsay Coral Harper

Luxe Be A Lady

Material Girls

Matters of Style

Mecox Gardens

Modern Girl Style

My Notting Hill

Palmer Weiss

Peppermint Bliss

Plush Palate

Pure Style Home

Sacramento Street

Sacramento Street

Sixx Design



The Decorista

Things That Inspire

Tobi Fairley

Tobi Fairley

Velvet and Linen

Saturday, January 13, 2007

About La Dolce Vita


Paloma Contreras is the founder and editor of the style blog, La Dolce Vita, which has garnered attention from loyal readers around the world. Paloma's work has been featured in multiple publications including the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal's, Better Homes & Gardens, 002 Houston, Apartment Therapy, and AOL’s ShelterPop. Paloma’s passion for the sweet life is reflected in the topics she explores daily from interior design and fashion to intriguing people and fabulous travel destinations.
 La Dolce Vita was founded in the July of 2007 as a summer respite from Paloma's former career as a high school Spanish teacher. Paloma lives in Houston with her husband Fabian and their adorable dog, Tate. 

My dog, Tate gets a lot of love around here. He is the resident cutie at La Dolce Vita and he keeps me company while I spend my days blogging. We adopted Tate when he was just a puppy in May of 2009. He is a Cockapoo, or Cocker Spaniel / Poodle mix. He's smart as a whip and is as affectionate as can be.

Erika Brechtel is a wife, mommy and brand stylist. She designs logos, websites and print pieces for stylish clients. In between it all, she finds time to blog about her latest obsessions in fashion, art and interior design.

Lauren Friedrichs is a Houston native who is on a constant quest for the perfect margarita, an affordable way to clone her dog, and to integrate style in every nook and cranny of her life.

Vanessa Stern is a Los Angeles-based Creative Recruiter by day, Design Junkie by night, Artist, Decorator, new Mommy with an obsession for tufting, Louis style chairs, and anything gold.

Arianna Vargas is a SoCal girl with a weakness for beautiful fabric, stylish storage, and fresh blooms.

Rebecca Cohenour has a “classic with a twist” aesthetic and a penchant for pink peonies, the fashion featured on Gossip Girl, Lollia Tea Leaves & Honey candle, and sophisticated pieces with feminine detailing.

Kelly is a freelance graphic designer, fashion lover, and art, photography, and decor junkie, with a weakness for fresh flowers, Tory Burch, Sunday brunches, and her rescued pup, Tucker.

Liz Schneider is a personal stylist and Chicago native on a mission to help people style their lives. She enjoys her daily coffee, making to-do lists, trying new restaurants, fresh flowers, and playing dress up.


Favorite Blogs and Websites

Contact La Dolce Vita

Advertising: La Dolce Vita offers sponsor advertising space on our left column where your company will receive exposure to thousands of readers on a daily basis. In addition, we are also open to working with companies on reader giveaways. We do not offer text links, nor do we work with companies with no relevance to the content or aesthetic of La Dolce Vita. We will only endorse companies and products that we truly love! Please contact us for more information or to receive our complete ad kit.
Blog Roll: We appreciate your interest in appearing on our blog roll and thank you if you've already added us to yours. We usually do not add blogs to our blog roll, unless we absolutely love them, but will consider doing so if your blog contains original and interesting content that would be of interest to La Dolce Vita readers, is updated regularly, and has been in existence for at least three months.
Press Inquiries: We are always looking for opportunities to work with online and print media as regular contributors, providing expertise or quotes, or as part of a feature story. If you are interested in contacting us, please do so at For past press features and mentions, please visit here.
Submissions: When pitching products please be sure to include images and links. We will only consider products that are in keeping with the La Dolce Vita aesthetic and will not feature products that have no relevance to the blog and our readers. We will respond in a timely manner if we are interested.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you,
Paloma Contreras
Founder & Editor of La Dolce Vita