I could tell you who I was and what I have done in my life so far…
I could tell you who I want to be and what I still want to do…
The reality though is that I only truly know myself as who I am right now – today. I am constantly changing, constantly evolving and growing. I may even change this about page a few moments after I’ve written it (in fact I probably have!).
My simplest understanding of who I am is that right now I consider myself an artist and a creator. I can’t live this life fully unless I am creating and exploring, whether that is in the literal sense of writing music and singing, photographing, writing articles, or concocting things such as natural remedies toothpaste, cleaning products, and healthy recipes, not to mention the foundational and deeper exploration of my spiritual being.
I search…a lot. I search websites, and blogs. I search myself and my connection to what is beyond what I know.
And now, perhaps the culmination of my life’s experiences so far, I am co-creating a space here in my home town of Tulum, Mexico. Sanará, a healing and wellness hotel which reflects me and my life in so many ways and I’m excited to be able to share this.
If you really do want to read my professional bio, I’ve added it below.
Daniella holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, but instead of walking the path of her peers into the City of London, she chose to travel into the unknown to Sinai, Egypt and followed her passion for the sea where she trained and taught as a scuba diving instructor.
Later, with business and corporate experience gained from time in London from working for AOL UK as Shopping Channel Editor/Producer, as well as involvement in several start up businesses, Daniella then left for the Riviera Maya, Mexico where she developed skills in underwater photography and video production, before returning to the UK. Running a successful underwater baby portrait business and photography/production company, Daniella, (under her married name, Daniella Boutin) was sought out by high level brands such as Huggies and Sony, as well as major feature film productions for her photography and production skills.
Daniella combined her production skills with copywriting, voiceover, commercial modeling and television presenting and spent several years as a freelance travel journalist with a speciality in spa reviews. Her recent evolvement includes fulfilling a creative passion for writing music, and using the title of one of her songs, ‘The Essence of My Instincts’, blogs on subjects close to her heart with a focus on holistic and sustainable living. This has lead to many features in UK national press and guest requests for television.
Daniella has extensive knowledge of the Riviera Maya, and particularly Tulum, where she has returned to live. Daniella is also Co-Founder and Governor of the new K-12th grade, Tulum International School.