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Virginia Belle Living a Southern Life in the Bay Area

No matter where a Black Southern Belle goes in life, she always bring the South with her. Today we are featuring aA�Virginia Belle Living a Southern Life in the Bay Area. Portia Blunt is a the owner of Bee Blunt Studio, a lifestyle blog showcasing the her busy life as a millenial mom and career woman. Learn more about thisA�Virginia Belle Living a Southern Life in the Bay Area and get inspired to follow your dreams and remember to keep your southern roots no matter how far life may take you.A�

Your Name: Portia Blunt

Business Name: Bee Blunt Studio

What You Provide: Blog focused on LifeStyle: Fashion, Lifestyle and Career Mom insights. A�How to balance it all while still looking good. From a Millennial perspective


Where are you based? I am a Virginia girl that has recently moved to San Jose, Ca living in the bay area.

Why did you decide to start a business? A�I wanted a creative outlet that I could share my perspective and experiences as a mom and career mother all tied to my passion of lifestyle and fashion. I am currently writing a book that will bring it all to life.


IMG_1227 Virginia Belle Living a Southern Life in the Bay AreaWhat is your favorite client story? As a blogger I dona��t have any clients however I have professional clients that have encouraged me over the years to share my stories and perspective to add value to other career moms like myself. A�I remember a professional colleague saying to me I always come to you because you have such great insight you should put it in a book. A�Years later here I am trying to realize that dream.

What is your website?

Who are some of your business idols? Jenna Lyons – Former Creative Head JCrew, Beverly Bond- Founder Black Girl Magic, Jim Davis – Owner New Balance

Do you have any mentors?Yes, my former boss is my business mentor. A�Life Mentors: My mother and Father

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What is your favorite thing about being southern? A�My sense of appreciation for decorum, hospitality and tradition

What is your favorite southern dish? Any version of sweet potatoes and Fried Cabbage

What is the most important thing you have done to build your business? Stepping up my networking game and putting myself out there.

What are your favorite southern brands? A�Jack Rogers, Lily Pulitzer, Collard Greens, Fornash, Ann Hand Jewelry

What is your favorite item or piece of clothing to wear/use while doing business? PEARLS PEARLS PEARLS.



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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. Erica Ahmed
    August 24, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Great article!

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