Elena Murzello

The daughter of a Filipino-Chinese mother and an Italian-East Indian father, she comes by her exotic global influences naturally. After pursuing degrees at the University of Victoria (Nursing), and the University of British Columbia where she got her MBA, she packed her passport and headed out to the airport. Stops in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Dubai and Tokyo gave this world traveler a true appreciation of the international lifestyle. Elena authored the book The Love List: A Guide To Getting Who You Want, which was published in 2013. Elena has appeared on the Tamron Hall Show, NBC News BETTER, The Today Show (Australia) and Good Morning Washington. She has also published countless pieces for both online and print: Thrive Global, Huffington Post Canada, Cosmopolitan UK, BELLA and RESIDENT Magazine. And now, House of Coco. Besides being a published author, the multi-talented Murzello also secured a reoccurring acting role on the Showtime series The L Word, (available on Netflix) and has appeared in television commercials for international brands such as AT&T.


October 3rd, 2023

Silver Spotlight

Incorporate a little shine into your daily OOTD/OOTN with some silver.

September 25th, 2023

All about Brooklyn: Eats

A New York City Guide cannot be complete without a Brooklyn shout out. Especially when it comes to food.

September 21st, 2023

All about Brooklyn: Stay, See and Shop

A New York City Guide cannot be complete without a Brooklyn shout out.

September 16th, 2023

The Talented Tyra

Karen Millen's ICON series continues with multi-talented Tyra Banks.

August 9th, 2023

The Aegean Artisans: A look at modern Grecian culture

After traveling from Athens to Crete, to Santorini and then north to Thessaloniki, I discovered the real magic behind all of the passion and inspiration that Greece generates for creatives and travelers alike.

July 20th, 2023

Pretty in Pink: Barbie Inspired Hotel Stays

#ICYMI there is a certain Barbie movie releasing this week starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. But the question remains, where would Barbie stay on her summer vacation?

July 14th, 2023

Summer in the City: New York’s Best Rooftop Bars

Summer has arrived in New York City. What better way to admire the striking skyline than from a rooftop bar? With breathtaking views, happy hour specials and tasty food, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the summer.

July 14th, 2023

Behind the Brand: Artisans in New York City

When I think of New York City, I think of a city bursting with artists/artisans sharing their talent with the world. Here are some notable ones I have met in recent years...

June 4th, 2023

The Best New York City Brunch Spots

Here's a collection of New York City's best Brunch Spots.

June 3rd, 2023

Behind the Brand: A Q & A with Pentire's founder, Ed Grieg-Gran

An interview with non-alcoholic spirit brand, Pentire's founder, Ed Grieg-Gran.

May 14th, 2023

The Marvelous Mauritius

Take a journey to magical island of Mauritius, small island in the vast, beautiful turquoise Indian Ocean.

May 1st, 2023

All About Elle

The Karen Millen x Elle Macpherson collection is effortlessly stylish, confident and authentic. Check out the newest release in the brands’ ICON series.

May 1st, 2023

Here comes the Bride!

Check out NADINE MERABI’s inaugural bridal collection for SS’23.

April 28th, 2023

Earth Day, Every Day

As Earth Month comes to a close, we should recognize that if we are really looking to make a difference –Everyday should be Earth Day. Check out some more sustainable fashion brands.

April 22nd, 2023

Look Good & Do Good – Rebecca Minkoff’s Earth Day Collection

Check out the relaunch of RM Green(e) for Earth Day.