Dervla Louli is the undisputed digital goddess of Hong Kong.
Founder of drool-worthy CompareRetreats.com - a premier comparison and booking portal for wellness retreats and healthy holidays - Dervla was formerly the editor for The Peninsula and InterContinental Hotel magazines, the managing editor at Sassy Media Group, and the digital editor at Hong Kong Tatler.
With an unequivocal head for business, she is the first person that international corporations, famed publications and us mere mortals turn to for strategic digital consultancy in Hong Kong.
I plan to just sit back, pour myself another Spritzer, and watch her digital empire grow! Oh and she's also a registered yoga teacher . . . and a marathon runner . . . and mum to puppy, Clive. And have you seen the Instagram!
I photographed this beauty recently while I asked her THE 12.
I have two - Hong Kong and Dublin
New York for the wellness scene and 24/7 cultural events
DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN THREE WORDS
Elegant and comfortable with a little bit of an edge
Giovanna Battaglia, Carolina Issa and Sophia Loren
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF YOUR WORK (BOTH COMPARE RETREATS + WITH YOUR DIGITAL GODDESS WORLD)
The digital editorial and marketing industry changes every minute and I thrive in a fast-paced environment. There's always something more that I can do to improve how I create and market content on different platforms. I love that I need to learn something new every day in order to stay on top of my game.
Similarly CompareRetreats.com ensures that I'm on top of my overall wellbeing. I'm always in conversation with founders and practitioners at various health and fitness retreats to find out about the latest wellness offerings and trends.
THREE PEOPLE YOU WANT AT YOUR DINNER PARTY
My Nana, B. K. S Iyengar and Dalida
FAVOURITE MOVIE + BOOK
My favourite movie is About Time and favourite book is The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer
THREE THINGS ALWAYS FOUND IN YOUR HANDBAG
SWELL rose gold water bottle, iPhone, Clarins Rose Hip Lip Balm
WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING, WE'LL FIND YOU . . .
Running, hiking, in a headstand
AND LASTLY, WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE DO YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WANTING TO IMPROVE THEIR ONLINE PRESENCE?
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STYLING + PHOTOGRAPHY
Dervla was photographed and styled by me, dressed by Lululemon
All of the wellness retreats and healthy holidays listed on CompareRetreats.com have been tried and tested by certified health and fitness professionals. Transparent and honest reviews, plus in-depth interviews with retreat founders and practitioners, help consumers make informed-decisions before embarking on a wellness adventure.