From Luanda, to Lisbon……. to London
Hi, I’m Eliane Lourenço, an Angolan Portuguese blogger living in England. I’m into gastronomy (even as a creature of habit), music, personal development and cherishing the little butterfly life moments that make everything just a little bit better. While building a career in property, I am heavily interested in the blogging world, for this reason I am the female behind Curls in the Office (naturally), my life sharing platform.
I believe n living life with intention and I am open to finding out many ways on how to do it.
My top four life / happiness tips are:
Don’t be scared to take time off and do nothing.
Family time is important, make it a priority.
Have goals, small, big, short-term and long-term. Have goals.
Pay it forward.
A little bit more about me….After one undergrad and two postgrads, I feel ready to allocate more time in building my life and career coaching platform, my aim is to live a life I don’t need to take a holiday from, and share the ‘how to’ with those interested on the same goal. Curls in the office is a diary/ blog with a twist, while I am proud to claim and embrace my curls, what I am and will be sharing is for anyone interested in being the best versions of themselves at all stages of life with or without curls. I go by the simple formula that to achieve goals you need to set them and put them into action, and I hope to convey this through my blog.
When it comes to personal finance, I am a budget-aholic (more lists and spreadsheets), the number one rule I set for myself is that I don’t buy anything worth more than I can save at any point in time, so if I want to buy something worth £20 then before or after the purchase I transfer £20 to my savings, it doesn’t include food as this is my number one guilt free splurge, and I do believe in good controlled debt.
My motto is to line up my ducks, with the focus and strength of an elephant!
The blog…. I have split Curls in the Office in four parts/ pages, “The ‘She’ in you” page is where I share personal development related posts, in the “Guilty Pleasures” page is where I share my shopping, health and wealth related posts, in “Glasses & curls” page I will shared my views on education, work, general knowledge and book reviews. Finally, in the “Style Me” page I will share my fashion, hair & beauty choices.
Embracing my curls
The curly and wavy head of hair is part of my identity, with and without frizz I am proud of what I have been blessed with, and yes I am more than my hair, but my hair is a part of me and it is something to be cherished and embraced with graciousness. Hence, I chose a logo with a curly ponytail as I am a ponytail & top knot/ bun everyday hairdo kind of woman. Pitanga Curls is a community of women not afraid to be themselves at all times.
Born in Luanda at the Augusto Ngangula Maternity, even before I was born I was nicknamed Kio, still do not know what it means.
Favourite dish: Moamba de galinha.
The food…… yes, I mean, the FOOD.
Favourite dish: Bacalhau à Brás.
How can I not love this country.
Favourite dish: Fish and chips.