The Bubbleista Lifestyle: Are You a Bubbleista?

**For the month of January I’ll be re-publishing some of my most popular post from 2015 to celebrate my 1-year blogaversary. Enjoy!*

Are you a Bubbleista imageSo you’re chugging right along, reading The Bubbleista blog posts, taking it all in, when all of a sudden you say to yourself: “Wait a minute. What exactly is a ‘Bubbleista’ anyway?” Well my dear, I’m glad you asked!

Truth be told, it’s actually a word I made up just joking around in 2009. I came up with the name as an inspired riff on the word “Fashionista,” a term made up by Stephen Fried in 1993, that ended up becoming a bonafide entry in the Oxford English Dictionary {OED} in 1999. Today the OED’s secondary definition is “a devoted follower of fashion.”

Fashionista definition

So let’s break it down and analyze the term just a bit:

the word “fashion”


the the adjective suffix “ist,” which is defined as “denoting an adherent of a system of beliefs and principles; or holding certain principles, doctrines etc.”


“a” which indicates the feminine form of the adjective suffix.

Fashionista block letters

Makes a lot of sense when you actually take it apart and break it down to its essence, right?

Similarly, The Bubbleista started out as me poking a bit of fun at myself because of my insane, insatiable love for champagne and sparkling wine, also known of course as bubbly. “Bubbly” + “ista” = {with a slight alteration} “Bubbleista.” After all, I couldn’t think of a better moniker for myself than a made-up word describing my devotion to the sparkling potion.

The Bubbleista champs ABS Wiley

The Bubbleista doing what she inherently does…sip champagne.

As time went on though—and as I continued to actually refer to myself as The Bubbleista—I discovered that the name really meant so much more than I originally thought. I began to realize more and more that the word, in essence, really described my fundamental, natural, deeply-rooted, core philosophy of life.

Consider the basic qualities of champagne for a moment: it’s sparkling; effervescent (bubbly); distinctive; and celebratory. Those terms perfectly described my belief in having a lifestyle where all of the facets of life encapsulated as many of those descriptive terms as possible, as often as possible. It was then that I decided to truly define what “The Bubbleista” meant for me. I came up with this:

The definition of a Bubbleista. (original image © Emile C. Browne photography; graphic design courtesy of Social Proof Design; definition © TheBubbleista. All rights reserved)

The definition of a Bubbleista. (original image © Emile C. Browne photography; graphic design courtesy of Social Proof Design; definition © TheBubbleista. All rights reserved)

So what does having an effervescent lifestyle mean exactly?

  • It means making the extra effort to make something distinctive, memorable, and special, even when you don’t have to.
  • It means trying to learn about something you delight in so that you can figure out ways to enjoy it even more.
  • It means stopping to take the time to actually experience moments and events in life as opposed to just blindly trudging your way through.
  • It means raising a glass of champagne and toasting to absolutely nothing at all just because you can.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the way I strive to live my life and I want to inspire others–including you, my darling–to do the same.

Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut

So…the question remains…are you a Bubbleista? If so, with this blog you have found your tribe. And if you’re not quite a Bubbleista yet, don’t worry. I’ll be your sparkling fairy godmother that uses her magic wand to help you transform into the effervescent lifestyle princess {or prince!} you were always meant to be!

Stick around—it’s going to be a fun ride.


  1. says

    déc18 With havin so much content do you ever run into anyissues of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my pemsorsiin. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

  2. says

    · (My apologies. I am signed in as ‘Louise’ but it is actually me, Gracia, typing. One laptop used by us both equals a little confusion. I have just asked Louise if she ever ironed hankies as a child. Turns out she did enjoy it. So, you can read the above comment from either one of us, if you like.)

  3. says

    Having just visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (again) this past weekend, I marvel at how he used ordinary building supplies like brick, and by tweaking them did extraordinary things. Outside the brickwork is deeply raked on the horizontal and the vertical grout is dyed the same color as the brick, emphasizing the horizontal. Inside there’s a fireplace of the same brick but the grout is painted with a bronze varnish that makes the whole fireplace glow when there’s a fire. Makes me look at everything differently.

  4. says

    I’ll take it easy on you since you’re only 17 but you’re probably old enough to know the truth. The entire film was one big cliched western picture. It’s another story about a white man coming to save the Indians. This may be a great story to whites but to Indians is just one big mess that has done nothing but increase stereotypes and theft of Indian culture.

  5. says

    Even now Germany is trying to be a dominant nation, with the scramble of power for the Euro and EU.Although, in saying this, I do admire the works of Wagner and Karl Marx especially.Germany is nation that always strives for the best but unfortunately terrible things happen as a result.The GDR was good, we can learn a lot from the brilliance of the former workers paradise if Germany is to truly to become a successful nation

  6. says

    MaLquE:Pos el dia que nos carteemos, vamos a quedar a mano porque mi letra no es patuscrita, pero parece estar escrita con las patas, asi que no te preocupes.Primero pon chonguitos para que se nos haga ir en noviembre, porque la crisis esta canija tambien aca> conque mi jefe no cierre el changarro a medio año como le ha pasado a muchos, ya estamos del otro lado.No te apures, MaLquE, acaa vamos a estar me late que mucho rato ;)

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