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Elena Murzello

Registered Nurse, MBA, Actress and author of a book called "The Love List". An Aquarian with passions for fashion, beauty, travel and food.

How does a small town girl become a big city jetsetter? Ask Elena Murzello, who grew up in Wetaskiwin, a prairie outpost outside of Calgary, and now travels between two countries and two coasts from Vancouver to New York City. Her sense of urban cool brings the best of fashion, lifestyle and travel to her blog ELENAMURZELLO.COM, where she shares what she absolutely loves about products and places.

Murzello, a young 30-something, always had big dreams. 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, 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. But she felt she needed a partner, so she scribbled down a “love list” and immediately met her boyfriend of ten years. When that relationship ended, she felt other women could benefit from her advice, so she authored the book The Love List: A Guide To Getting Who You Want, which was published in 2013.

Besides being an 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 as well as numerous local TV spots; she holds both SAG and ACTRA qualifications.

Instagram: @ElenaMurzello

Twitter: @ElenaMurzello

Website: www.ElenaMurzello.com

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Together We Rise

I have a love and appreciation for start-up companies and small businesses. I realize that being on your toes 365, 24/7 isn't for the faint of heart. Luckily, I've got a strong one. It's one of the re...
07/13/2017 15:08 EDT
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A Better Place For Our Plastic Bottles

My last few overseas trips have been to Asia and the discrepancy between how recycling is handled here in North America versus other continents is silently alarming. I see the eco-friendly initiatives that hotels offer, from the baseline reuse of towels and linens to recycling bins and paper cups. But is this enough? Am I being a conscious traveller and doing what I can to combat the negative effects of tourism? Soon, I'll be making my way to Cambodia and in my research of Siem Reap, I stumbled upon a great recycling program that addresses some of my concerns.
05/08/2017 05:53 EDT
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Tale As Old As Time

You have been there. Scrambling for a last minute gift for a child you barely even know. And while kids nowadays will probably be able to type faster than they can handwrite - why perpetuate it? A goo...
03/27/2017 12:36 EDT
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How To Survive A Mid-Flight Meltdown

You're waiting for your flight to board and you receive an unexpected text that sends you to an emotional tailspin. Lucky for you, if you book it the nearest bathroom and compose yourself before heading up in the air. But what if you find yourself unexpectedly sobbing at the ending of a rom-com mid flight?
03/22/2017 12:48 EDT
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Good Things Grow In The Ground

By now, I'm sure you have heard of the social movement of "Farm to Table" or "Bean to bar." As new restaurants open, there is a huge effort to keep the origin of ingredients local or at least traceable for intricate meals.
01/16/2017 06:57 EST