Hi – I’m Renée O’Brien, a 25 year old Canadian with a love for creativity and travel. I created this little space on the internet for people like me to be inspired to be creative every day. I’m a small town Nova Scotian girl who happens to now live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I moved here in September 2016 and now call Charlotte my home. Being a recent graduate from a Master’s degree in French Literature, I wanted to continue to be creative in my daily life and I thought there’s no better way than to start a blog. My hope is to connect with new people and stay connected with friends and family back home.
So, what is LeaBelle? It is a creative, lifestyle and travel blog! You will find tons of inspiration in all three categories to try a hand at what I’ve done or create something yourself. The goal is to connect people like me who love being creative in their daily life to a source they can love and trust.
I believe that Elizabeth Gilbert described creative living best in her book “Big Magic”,
“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner – continually and stubbornly – is a fine art, in and of itself. Because creative living is where Big Magic will always abide.”
So with that being said, let’s get started!