Kelly Kelley

Hello. I am Kelly Kelley. 

I was born and raised in Singapore. My first real job was with Singapore Airlines as a Flight Attendant. I then moved to Tokyo to learn Japanese and landed a job as a Japanese / English / Mandarin / Cantonese interpreter in Hong Kong. I spent six years in Theme Entertainment Construction and eventually left my career in 2008 as a Project Manager to pursue a lifelong dream - I moved to Paris to learn French and the art of making French pastries. I graduated Gregoire Ferrandi and worked at L'Oasis, a two Michelin-star restaurant in Mandelieu la Napoule near Cannes.

I ended up in California in 2010 after reconnecting and falling in love with my American husband whom I met years ago in Hong Kong. I became a Mother to our beautiful 4 year old son. 

I grew up in a house with my grandparents, parents, nine uncles, aunts and many, many cousins, so I believe it takes a village to raise a child.

I love to travel. New places, cultures, sights, sounds and tastes inspire me and make me feel alive. I have curled up under dubious wool blankets on the ground with my sister in villages of Guilin, China during winters without heaters or flushing toilets as well as sun-tanned in the summer along the Azur coasts of the beautiful French Riviera.  I love sleeping in a tent, under the starry night, camping in The Sierras, as much as lounging in a jacuzzi tub, with a cocktail in hand, at The Caesars. 

I am a dreamer. I believe in dreaming and dreaming big. 

I get excited when I read about using Jasmine, Mango and Candied Grapefruit in one Macaron. Even more excited when I feel the sincerity of a friend holding eye contact when they talk to me.

I am known for my pastries, so if you stop by, you will often be treated to gluten and refined-sugar-free desserts like Raspberry Lychee Rose Cake, Earl Grey Peach Tea Macarons, or there's always a tub of Dark Chocolate Lavender Ice-cream in my fridge because that's my husband's favorite. 

I am into sharing honest feelings and will often ask how you are feeling because I truly would love to know. 

Balance, balance, balance. 

I believe having a sense of community with the right people help us feel supported, loved, acknowledged and nurtured. With that, we can achieve anything in our life.

I love my family and doing things with them. We raise our eight chickens, grow herbs, build fairy gardens and go on adventures and road trips whenever we can.  I love to cook and bake and we love being in nature, hiking, skiing, canoeing, four-wheeling. I have a super spontaneous and adventurous husband who sparks all the colors into our life here in California. Together, we make #kelleysadventures. Check out our adventures on instagram.

I enjoy hearing from readers so feel free to drop me a note if you have a question or even just to say hi at hello@mylittlebakerina.com




My Little Bakerina is a place on the web where I write about my life, food, tastes, adventures and motherhood.

I enjoy journaling and always wanted a place where I can document my daily happenings, better organize my travel recs, health-centric recipes and shopping discoveries. I often wanted to find answers to my own questions about - health, parenting, style and what-nots. And quite frankly, after three years of solid motherhood, I was losing my sense of identity. In the summer of 2015 out of my kitchen, I started My Little Bakerina in an attempt to find that unicorn. I started writing and wrote about what mattered to me, what inspired me, what made me happy or made me sad or made me who I am today. I wanted to reconnect with myself while I balance marriage, caring for our son and my life in a foreign country that is now my home. Starting this blog has since proven to be therapeutic and rewarding in so many levels. From the writing to photo-taking and collaborating with friends on feature articles, I feel alive, fun and a real sense of community. The blog has evolved into a space where I hope that my sharing inspires families to slow down, cook together, eat healthier, get outdoors, breathe and experience the wonder of life, adventure and nature. 

I write all the posts myself unless otherwise noted and only share things that I truly love. So whatever you see here is a true reflection of my tastes, thoughts and feelings. Ultimately, my wish is for this space to be a joy for all who loves to wonder about life, food, tasteadventures and motherhood. Thank you for reading!



We love working with brands and businesses and are happy to create all forms of partnerships. Please fill out the contact form below or email Kelly at hello@mylittlebakerina.com for further information.

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