Miss Portmanteau is a curated lifestyle blog exploring ‘the good life’ and what it means to millennials today and tomorrow.



What’s a portmanteau?

1. a large traveling bag, typically made of stiff leather and opening into two equal parts

2. a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example, motel or brunch

I am a Norweguese portmanteau (half Norwegian, half Portuguese) and like the traveling bag, I grew up traveling around the world. That’s 6 countries, 10 schools, at least 25 different flats and houses and hundreds of planes back and forth with a very confused notion of what and where is home. They call us third culture kids but I prefer to call myself a portmanteau, Miss Portmanteau.


How long have you been blogging?

I started this blog in November 2016 as a place to share my passion for writing about food, travel and life in general. Although I haven’t been blogging for long, it’s opened incredible doors I never would have thought possible. Now I blog part-time and work freelance, and when I’m not writing for work, I’m writing for fun. Although my categories won’t change, the blog is constantly evolving as I learn and grow as a person, blogger and writer.


Who are your readers?

My readers are global millennials like me, looking for information and inspiration about where to eat, shop and travel. It is truly incredible that people can now afford to do all these things more than ever before, but the growth in accessibility and demand raise big sustainability questions we must also address. Food and travel responsibility is an important issue for everybody and I hope to use my platform to help spread awareness and useful information going forward.


Getting in Touch

Based in London, I work with other bloggers on collaborations, as well as brands and companies on freelance or sponsored posts. For examples of brands I’ve worked with in the past, click here.

Say hello at xoportmanteau@gmail.com.

Vital Stats 1H 2018

Disclosures: Miss Portmanteau uses affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. All posts are written by Lara Olivia. All photographs are my own unless otherwise stated. Please ask permission in advance if you would like to use my work. 


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