WHAT IS THIS WEBSITE?
ElizabethDhokia.com is a positive lifestyle blog focusing on wellbeing in all areas of our lives. This is a personal blog as I share my journey to live a more positive and intentional lifestyle.
I believe that wellbeing is more than just nutrition and fitness. It’s about state of mind, experiences, and the path we choose through life.
I want to share ideas on how to live a holistic positive life. This is about taking self-care seriously (with a good dose of humour). Because if you don’t take care of yourself you can’t take care of anybody else or the world around you.
This is about a lifestyle choice that is honest, meaningful and kind to yourself. Making a change in the world starts with you.
These are my adventures in positive intentional living. I hope you will join me for the journey.
WHO AM I?
Hello! I am Elizabeth Dhokia (née Sellers).
I am a multi-award winning lifestyle blogger from the UK. I have been blogging for nearly 10 years now and love sharing my ideas and stories with you online.
By day I run my own business as a freelance digital dabbler specialising in blogging, social media training and consultancy.
I currently live in Birmingham, UK in a cute two-bed terraced house with a cosy garden. It’s currently just myself and the husband (wedding in 2017)
but I’m angling for a cat in the near future! and our two adopted kittens.
I started Rosalilium.com back in 2010 following two years of travel blogging (whilst I spent time in Southeast Asia travelling and studying for my Master’s degree). Rosalilium was an opportunity to keep writing daily, sharing ideas and thoughts, and generally being a bit of a scrapbook for my life. Over time this has shifted to a focus on sharing the very best I’ve learned in self-care, wellbeing, luxury, and positivity.
Rosalilium, became (also a YouTube channel), an award-winning, multi-award-nominated website that has been featured both in print and online in publications such as The Sunday Times, Buzzfeed, Mollie Makes, Good To Know, GoodHomes, V&Oak, and Red.
I was the Agony Aunt for Blogosphere Magazine for 3 years where I answered reader questions about their blogging and vlogging businesses.
I was also a Pinterest UK Ambassador speaking on their behalf at conferences and events all over the UK between 2015 and 2016.
Plus, I am often asked to speak at events about blogging, entrepreneurship and creativity.
Phew! As you can see I like to keep myself super-busy with lots of projects. I am a huge advocate of working for yourself, carving out and designing a lifestyle that suits each individual.
Likes: travelling and outings, brunch, Scandinavian design, picnics, cats, fresh coffee, cashmere socks, spa days, margaritas, photography, cooking for friends, scented candles, pretty dresses, the great British countryside, hygge, and finding the comfiest loungewear in all the land.
Dislikes: cheese, bananas, bad manners, hairdressers who chop off too much hair, soap operas, horror films, middle lane drivers, strawberry-flavoured sweets, long winters, people using ‘lol’ as punctuation, bits in orange juice, beef (we’re a Hindu household).
AS SEEN ON
Public Speaking Gigs
2016 – Blog At The Beach with Ice Lolly – How To Make Pinterest Work For You: Best Practice for Content Creators
2016 – Pinterest 101 – Mumsnet’s Blogfest ’16
2016 – Creativity and Entrepreneurship panel – Britmums Live
2016 – Pinterest 101 and Advanced Pinterest – Blog On Conference
2016 – Blogging and Entrepreneurship – Birmingham Digital Meet-Up
2016 – Pinterest for Bloggers Workshop – Birmingham Blognix
2016 – Pinterest For Bloggers – Blognix Retreat
2015 – How To Create A Passive Income – Blogstock
2015 – How To Use Pinterest To Grow Your Blog – West Midlands Blogger Meet
2015 – Blogging and Entrepreneurship – Birmingham Women in Enterprise
2015 – Blogging and Business – Blogcamp
2015 – How to Monetise a Food Blog – Blogcamp
2014 – How To Brand Your Blog – Blognix
2014 – How To Work With Bloggers – The Custard Factory
I have written for print publications such as Mollie Makes, More! (R.I.P.), and Blogosphere magazine. My writing can be found online for sites such as 91 Magazine, Goodtoknow, Regus Connect, London Beauty Queen and The Travel Hack.
I have been featured in the Sunday Times Style, BBC News, V&OAK, Goodhomes, Vouchercodes, Matalan and Red magazine.
Awards and Nominations
2016 – Community Star – Thirty Plus Awards
2013 – Lifestyle Blogger of the Year – West Midlands Women of the Year Awards
2016 – Best Colour Inspiration – Amara Interior Awards
2016 – Blogger of the Year – Birmingham Awards
2015 – Best Fashion Inspired Blog – Amara Interior Awards
2015 – Blogger the Year – Birmingham Awards
WORK WITH ME
Fancy working with me? Here are just a few things we could collaborate on:
– Social media chat
– Brand ambassador-ing
– Public speaking
I have worked on campaigns with a huge range of brands including Tourism Authority of Thailand, Aveeno, Laura Ashley, Alpro, John Lewis, Royal Garden Hotel, Twinings, Kaleidoscope, Genius Foods, Great Plains, Rekorderlig, UE Boom, Tune Hotels, Appleyard London, Wayfair, Carte Noir, Cricut, LAN Airlines, Nectar, Tempur, Blue Dragon, Old el Paso, Taylors Coffee, Grand Central Birmingham, Thatchers Cider, Oreo, Monopoly, and many more.
Topics I Cover
Food, travel, fashion, beauty, interiors – with a focus on wellbeing, self-care and living a positive life.
What I Don’t Do
Pre-written guest posts, infographics, brand collaborations without payment, free advertising.
The best partners for this blog and audience are ones that fit the theme of wellbeing, self-care, positive living.
I am open to ideas and love planning creative collaborations. Get in touch to have a chat about how we might work together.
See my Instagram here, and YouTube channel here.