Hello and welcome to SHENSKA! My name is Paulina and I am a Napa Valley fashion blogger focusing on latest trends for petite, curvy gals, including seasonal style tips and affordable finds. I also write about my travel experiences and my European lifestyle approach in the beautiful wine country of Northern California.
To explain you where and when I started my journey with blogging, I would have to go back to my teenage years. I always loved two things: collecting experiences and photos. Therefore, you could always find me exploring new places, meeting new people and capturing it all on my camera.
Also worth mentioning, I was born and raised in Poland. In 2012, I made my life-changing move to America. 😉
Besides being a city girl at heart, I also always loved the idea of living in California. Just the thought of the everlasting sunshine (summer baby!), good vibes, people, and of course, beautiful views makes me feel giddy. After living in Delaware for 4 years, I decided to move to Northern California – Napa Valley to be precise! Now granted, the wine country was not a new place for me. I’ve spent my last summer there and after meeting wonderful people, something clicked – I knew I had to come back. Now, if you asked me where would my dream place to live be, I’d say San Francisco (or New York City if we’re talking East Coast). However, (besides the city being so overpriced), I was more familiar with Napa Valley and it just made more sense for me to settle there. And I’m so glad I did!
After a big move, I also decided to move one more thing… my blog! If you have been following me for a while, you probably know of my first fashion & travel photo diary, which I started in 2014. Needless to say, it was time to move on with a different domain and hosting, so I can bring more content to you guys.
Many people wonder where the name Shenska came from. I wanted it to be something personal, unique and to resemble who I am ( a Polish writer living in America). Therefore, it only made sense for me to merge two words from both countries! For some reason, I always loved the word: shenanigans. I think it’s because it sounds or looks a little bit like my last Polish name: Szczepanska (which Americans always have trouble and fun pronouncing 😉 ). The SKA suffix in my name is also very common and historically important in the Polish heritage, so I really wanted to honor that.
Playing with both of these words: shenanigans and Szczepanska, I got Shenska!
If you read everything all the way down here, thank you so much! I have grown a nice readership and most importantly, A LIKE-MINDED COMMUNITY over the years and I am so grateful for each one of you. Please enjoy this space and use it as a creative outlet for yourself! Always feel free to reach out and ask questions. If you’re a Napa Valley lifestyle blogger as well, let’s collaborate! I love connecting with like-minded people and brands.
I hope you’re as excited for what’s in store as I am… In life and the photos.