About Us

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Welcome to our blog, we’re both so glad you dropped by! ♡

Dorotea & Louise here! The BCF’s (Best Cousins Forever) who share the same passion for food, fashion, traveling, music, art, plays, and.. pretty much almost everything. We’re cousins by blood and best friends by choice. Together we created Dorotea & Louise, a travel and lifestyle blog. All the content on this site both photos and copy are created by us. We wish to create meaningful experiences that will outlive our raw memories and aspire to bask in the natural beauty of the world around us. We hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we love making it for you. ♡♡ – D&L

Alessandra ‘Dorotea’ graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College with degrees in Politics, Global Business and, Chinese. Her love for traveling propelled her to pursue further studies at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China and The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is both the recipient of Mount Holyoke Leadership Award and is a Sarah Williston Scholar. She was a contributing writer at Travel Now Magazine, a summer equity analyst for Deutsche Regis, and an HR recruiter for Shanghai Huateng Systems. For her spare time, Alessa loves to write, travel, learn new languages, dance ballet, and run.  Today, she is taking her masters in Economics and Political Science in the University of Columbia in New York.


Gabrielle ‘Louise’ is a graduate from The Ateneo De Manila University with a degree in European Studies in International Business and Economics and was a member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) chess team. Her summers during college included cultural and lingual immersions at the Carl Duisberg Center in Berlin and roaming Europe. Her areas of interest include public policy, conflict transformation and peace-building and is a contributing writer at the EU Times. Today, she is pursing her masters in Governance and Regulation in the University of Bonn in Germany. 



  1. August 31, 2015 / 6:57 am

    I am so impressed by your educational background. I wish you all the best in your new journey. And looking forward to contribute my recent exhibit at the New York Now at the Jacob Javits Center as I have promoted Filipino craftmanship.

    • September 14, 2015 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you Ann Ong, we too are a fan of your work. We look forward to your upcoming exhibit in New York and wish you all the best!

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  5. November 19, 2015 / 4:45 am

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  6. November 22, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    We are such a fan of your blog Dorotea & Louise! Feel free to drop by ours for favorite dishes around Manila!

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