My name is Dianne Willey. I’m a wife, expectant mother, writer, editor, marketing strategy consultant, and educator from Manila, Philippines. My husband and I currently live in Dubai, one of the many places we call home. Hampton in New Hampshire, USA, is one such home.

Before moving to the Middle East, we lived in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Philippines. We were married in Panglao Island, Bohol–one of those beautiful Southeast Asia destinations full of kind people that we hope to frequently go back to.

We are lucky to have a close community of friends from all over the world. We travel when we can, carrying backpacks and a luggage with books plus some space for travel artifacts that we fill our home with. Within one year of getting married, we travelled to 20 countries from Asia, US, and Europe. We like to run, lift weights, climb mountains, or just fall asleep by the pool under an umbrella. We geek out on culture, history, and museums, and lesirely sit back on street-side cafes and parks watching Boston Celtics, writing, and just being too grateful for the gift of a marriage that is beyond what we ever expected. We are adventurous with food, and we often find ourselves a spot by the bar for our single malt whisky, an old-fashioned, or a really good glass of wine.

Our home has wide open doors for family and friends, because conversations with drinks and homemade food are what chez Willey is all about.

This site is a part of chez Willey–giving a wide open glimpse into my most honest and hence, oft-times most vulnerable thoughts about marriage, moving countries, parenting, travel, fitness, and life. Thank you for making time to visit our home.