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Thursday, November 1, 2012

La Dolce Vita’s Newest Contributors


{Image via Lonny}

About a year ago, after accepting my current full-time position in addition to blogging full-time, I made the decision to bring on a fabulous group of contributors to La Dolce Vita. I love my readers and this blog so much and made the conscious decision that instead of posting sporadically as a result of my schedule, I would reach out to some of my favorite bloggers to bring their voices to La Dolce Vita. I am so thankful to our amazing group of contributors for taking the time to craft original content and sharing their voices on LDV. I have hand-picked every contributor on La Dolce Vita for their style and unique point of view.

Moving forward, Erika will continue bringing us her wildly popular series, “Design Under the Influence” and Vanessa will continue penning the fabulous “Glamour Obsession” series while Lauren, Arianna, and Brendan will be developing new columns. Joining these talented ladies will be a new group of contributors whose style is perfectly in line with what you’ve come to expect from La Dolce Vita. They will be developing insightful, chic posts filled with visual inspiration and helpful advice. Each contributors’ series will appear on the blog every 4-6 weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I am thrilled to welcome this talented group to La Dolce Vita as we have some very exciting things in store for you.

Melanie Duncan


Melanie Duncan is a serial entrepreneur. She started her first online business in college and now has successful multimillion dollar brands (including Her passion is now teaching other women how to start and grow their own businesses at

jon call

jonJon Call is both the past and present of interior design. This New York City designer is equally comfortable sketching plans for custom casegoods as he is posting fabric options for clients on Pinterest. His work exemplifies a modern American aesthetic and exudes effortless style.


lindsayLindsay Souza lives in Washington, DC. She enjoys classic and colorful interiors, a great piece of statement jewelry, and is always adding new items to her never ending wish list.



Nancy Marcus is a Vancouver-based biology professor by day, design-blogger by night. She falls for regency & 'young traditional' décor, lusts over every piece at J.Crew, and enjoys creating artwork at any chance she gets.



Manvi Drona Hidalgo is a designer and stylist based in Washington, DC. She loves decorating and creating party looks. She is a regular contributor to and authors a popular lifestyle blog Mochatini. Having lived in Dubai, New York, London, and Delhi, Manvi has a modern-eclectic approach to design. When she is not working on projects for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her yellow lab, Dexter.


Please join me in welcoming this talented roster of style experts to La Dolce Vita!


Meaghan [for a song] said...

happy to see not one but TWO DC'ers join your lovely list of contributors...I love many blogs, but have a soft spot for those in my own town. Excited for your changes!

michele said...

hi paloma.

i am acquainted with a couple of these talented gals--they are sure to bring incredible content to the table. thanks for the introduction.

hope you'll stop by...i am now happily sharing photos and info about my paris trip!

smiles to you.


Marianne Brown said...

Wow! A great new line-up. As one of your faithful readers I am very happy to hear about these new contributors, especially Jon Call who is a new favorite designer of mine and someone who I think has major potential to be the next great American designer.

Paloma, you have fantastic taste in both interiors and people! I am excited to read their future posts!
Marianne Brown
White + Gold Design