Hello! Welcome to (un) Diplomatic Wife.
This is a space where ladies can bravely be the candid, un-done versions of ourselves. Where we don’t have to be perfect partners, housewives and mamas.
I’ve long felt uncomfortable with the title of “diplomatic wife,” because it’s too much pressure to live up to. When in fact, I am just making it up and learning as I go along – through trial and lots and lots of error!
I’d like to be more raw, open and honest about my feelings and views – as an expat, homemaker, parent, life and travel hacker. Hence the un-doing and rebranding of The Diplomatic Wife to UnDiplomatic Wife. I hope you enjoy read along our nomadic and eye-opening lifestyle.
As a person with disability, I am also passionate about talking about mental health and how I cope with my Bipolar Disorder and OCD, and how it relates to family, home and moving.
WHO IS DIPLO WIFE
I am Ayessa and in 2009 I launched expat blog, The Diplomatic Wife, where I shared food finds, travel tips, easy recipes, and practical homemaking hacks from Manila, Jakarta to Berlin, and back. I love discovering tricks and hacks on how to flourish in our crazy, nomadic, expat life without completely losing my marbles. (Well maybe, just some of them.)
When we moved with Diplo Baby and Diplo Dog to Manila in 2016, I temporarily retired from blogging, to focus on raising an infant while coping with the higher cost of living and the daily challenges in the most densely populated city in the world.
In August 2016, I founded the online community, Declutter MNL which currently has 12,000 members and growing, wherein we coach members on decluttering and selling best practices in Facebook.
In 2017 I founded the Minimaluxe lifestyle brand a hub for people who want to achieve a more minimalist, yet still luxurious, life. Through decluttering consultations and holding estate sales for clients, we help them achieve a more minimalist yet luxurious lifestyle, move with ease, or declutter pre/post renovation.
In 2020 we have temporarily suspended home visits but continue to help people declutter and move by doing virtual decluttering consultations and move coaching for expats.
READ: client testimonials | Blog
Today I advocate creating a Minimaluxe lifestyle – mindful living, conscious consumption and simplicity parenting. I love all things white and gold, German sparkling water, chilly Autumn days and, most of all, bedtime stories and snuggles with my husband and toddler.
For inquires and press kits, email: thediplomaticwife@gmail. com