The Girl Behind The Blog

Hi guys! My name is Gabrielle and I am a small business owner from the greater New York City area. I am fascinated with wellness, growth, and making simple situations a little more interesting. To me, a perfect world consists of billions of people living their lives in the truest, healthiest way possible for them. I started this blog because ever since I was young, I’ve loved writing. It helps me to express myself and understand the world around me better. In a world that is obsessed with spreading negativity, my goal is to share refreshing, inspiring content that helps you to feel and live better. I’m eager to share my thoughts and ideas with you all and get to know you better.

I started my wellness brand Love Is Essentials in 2022, and since then I have been building it and navigating life as a young, female entrepreneur. My passion for wellness started long before Love Is Essentials was ever even a thought. Ever since I was young I’ve had a passion for skincare and became fascinated with oil and it’s ability to transform my skin and make it more healthy and radiant. I loved the power of fragrance and its ability to, in a blink of an eye, transport me to a specific moment in time. Being the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica, I was always encouraged to adopt a more Caribbean approach to beauty and wellness, and use products that are natural and that contain minimal ingredients. As I experimented with skincare and fragrance, I learned more about which ingredients work best for me and started making my own products. I also learned about the toxic additives that are in the most accessible beauty products.

Living in an age of social media and constant pressure and comparison, I turned to wellness and spirituality to improve my mental health. I felt passionate about helping others practice mindfulness and I recognized my mission to help others live more mindfully and intentionally.

I was born in Manhasset, New York and raised in North Jersey. Growing up I always thought I wanted to live in New York City, but as I get older I realize that I love the peace and quiet of more rural areas. Some of my passions include fashion, design, and wellness. I feel most fulfilled when I am well dressed, well fed, and living a slow paced yet full life. During my Freshman year of college I began working part time at Anthropologie and fell in love with the whimsical nature of the Anthro culture. Ever since then, I have been on a mission to live a more elevated, “Anthro-esque” life. My dream is to one day live a fabulous life on a lake with my family and a couple of goats. I hope you all stick around with me through this journey.

I hope that when you’re here you’ll find inspiration to improve you life in both big and small ways. Let’s grow together! I’d love to connect with you! Follow my blog for more lifestyle content and my Instagram @gabbywalters13 and @loveisessentials.