Who is Elena Murzello?

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 site 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 (Nursing), 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.

Her sense of energy, fun and adventure makes her an ideal event planner. For her 30th birthday, she even rented out the Vancouver Aquarium!

This Aquarian lives for sharing her passions for fashion, beauty, travel and food…her sweet tooth cannot be tamed. Find her frequently indulging in macarons at local hot spot Soirette.

As a social influencer, she is interested in brand ambassadorships, brand sponsored travel, sponsored posts, product reviews, guest posts on dating and relationships, speaking engagements, on-camera and event hosting opportunities. Elena has done collaborations with brands such as Holt Renfrew, L’Oreal, The Style Line and Packed Party.

Visuals By: Maxwell Schiano

photography (left to right): 1, 8 – Ron Filio / 2-4 – Pierre Torset / 5 – Fabrice Grover / 6, 9-10 – Joey Armstrong / 7 – Johnny Wolf