About Alya

Hi There & Welcome!

I’m so glad that you’re here, now why don’t we get to know each other a little better?

A bit about me…

I started AlyaBuzz on a beautiful midsummer’s day in 2009 while taking a break from helping my husband DIY our newly purchased beach house. There we were 2 city people creating a weekend retreat for our then 2 year old son who had become the center of our world. I was working full time & hating what I was doing but…family, fashion, food, travel & yes DIYing made me extremely happy. Writing & sharing my experiences with others made me even happier so I decided to give it a go. A bit of research & voilà, AlyaBuzz was born!  It didn’t solve my job situation but it gave me a creative outlet to connect & share my passions with others like you. Specifically, raising a child in the city & exposing him to the world through travel.

I didn’t always live in the city or in the US for that matter.  Born in Kiev, Ukraine I immigrated to America at the age of 9, grew up in the burbs of Baltimore, MD & as soon as I could, I moved to NYC where I fell in love with city living & everything that came with it. I first worked in fashion & then in advertising where I found myself at the center of NY culture. I found the lifestyle exciting & exhilarating but shortly into it, met a great guy, fell in love, got married & moved to his hometown of Philadelphia where I live today. Five years of merry matrimony, awesome adventures & mind-numbing infertility treatments, we adopted. Needless to say, my life took many unplanned twists & turns but from the second I laid my eyes on my son, Jacob stole my heart & became my everything.

He has inspired me to be & do better. I try every day to do the same for him & what better way than to give him the world through travel? Ever since he was 9 months old when he had his first bite of sushi in Miami he has been by our side traveling the world. This has been my gift to him & I don’t plan to stop any time soon. From London & Paris to Portugal & Cost Rica, we do it all. So, where will our family adventures take us next? I don’t know but I hope that you stick around to find out because I’ll be sure to share it all here!

If you’re a regular AlyaBuzz reader, thanks & I hope that you enjoy reading my blog as much as I love writing it.

New? I can’t wait to get to know you better & Welcome you to get in touch via email at alya@alyabuzz.com or social media; Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks & Have a BuzzWorthy Day!



6 thoughts on “About Alya

  1. Hey Alya- I just stumbled across your blog…it looks awesome! Congrats on chasing and fulfilling your dreams!
    Bon appetite et bon voyage!

  2. Traveling is the best gift any human can experience. The culture and energy of the living world is priceless. I admire you….you have truly inspired me. Cheers.

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