About Me

about me pretty mayhem

Hello! My name is Soraya Pearl Jolly but everyone calls me Pearl. I was born in Paris (my mum is Lao and my father is French) but due to my father’s job I kind of grew up all over the world and lived in places such as Burundi, Cambodia, Laos and the Caribbean Islands…I also stayed in New Zealand for ten years and now live in Australia so my accent is kind of a crazy mix of French, American, and Down Under intonations (which apparently makes me sound kind of Dutch?! Who knew!).

I’m a ‘the glass is half full’ kind of gal and I love to fill said glass with champagne whenever I can ;)  I believe there’s always something to celebrate and nothing brings me more joy that bringing my friends and family together around a good meal. Except maybe for looking at cute animal videos on the internet, I also enjoy doing that very much.

This blog is where I share my passion for cooking, traveling and entertaining. Here, you’ll find easy recipes, party ideas, travel tips…and a whole world of pretty inspiration.

I hope you enjoy what you find here! Don’t hesitate to drop me a line at pearl@prettymayhem.com or we can connect via Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!

♥ Pearl