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Keller Graduate School of Management
Co Founder of GNJ Investor Marketing LLC
Hey, I'm Michelle!
New York, New York, United States · Member since October 2010

…… and welcome to Casa de Belle Soleil which is my humble abode – it is a quaint yet simple haven that will cater to your short term accommodation needs for your NYC summer vacation and beyond. Casa de Bel Soleil is a great hidden gem in the Bedford Stuyvesant sub section of Ocean Hill. It is an eclectic neighborhood mix where old meets new and boasting young urban professionals like myself with a sprinkling of family orientated fun that also offers pockets of stable refined residents, welcoming the burst of energy and diverse changes that the neighborhood brings.

I live in a century old home which has a lot of charm, charisma and pizzazz and the steam heating system is phenomenally comforting, especially during those cold winter months in NYC winters and the sporadic sound of hot water passing through the radiator pipes brings that extra touch of comfort but you yourself will be very warm and toasty at la Casa de Bel Soleil :-)

Hopefully from my commentary you may be able to decipher that I’m very down to earth, friendly and I definitely do have a positive attitude and outlook to life. I enjoy hosting especially on Airbnb as I like compiling itineraries, providing information to curious first NYC timers, basically providing guests with ample information hence making them feel safe and secure in their surroundings.

The five things I cannot live without are:

•Books: I have many favourite authors but the main two that come to mind are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Octavia Butler
•Travel shows: I LOVE travel shows!!! Globe trekker and Anthony Bordain’s “No Reservations” are among my favourites
•Food: I have a passion for cooking when I can and good food. I love Indian, Carribean, African, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Thai, Mexican, Italian, French, Chinese/Vietnamese (Notice how all the spicy foods are listed first)
•Traveling: I have traveled within Europe, West Africa and the US East coast and plan to do a lot more traveling. I love meeting likeminded folks like myself from all corners of the globe.
•Current Affairs: I love being kept informed and up to date on world economics, political and social issues as well as being savvy in every day life issues as well.

I plan to travel once my schedule permits and I enjoy airbnb hosting because I get to meet different people from other parts of the world and strike up relationships that hopefully leads to a place where I could stay on my travels.

… and finally, About Me: I'm a MBA graduate who works Manhattan, NY and New Jersey. I am also involved in a plethora of projects and welcome like minded people like myself to collaborate and share ideas with, from ALL walks of life. I’m originally from London, UK and now live in NYC full time for the past ten years. People may say I am a New Yorker now but I like to claim this on a physical realm especially applying it to the term “acting like I belong”. Once you get this pegged down, there will be no stopping you lol.

About You: I like to feel that you would be easy going, clean, tidy and independent, that you would feel comfortable in your space and visa versa. I am respectful of one’s privacy and trust that you would also be the same way too.

Feel free to check out Casa De Bell Soleil listing by scrolling to the bottom left hand side of my profile page.

Also, feel free to check out my reviews from past guests recommendations AND references so you can get a better idea of who I am. You will also find prices for nightly, weekly and monthly stays once you click on the listings tab on my profile page. I look forward to hearing from you soon …

PS: My favourite motto for the moment “Natural talent, intelligence, a wonderful education – none of these guarantees success. Something else is needed: the sensitivity to understand what other people want and the willingness to give it to them. Worldly success depends on pleasing others. No one is going to win fame, recognition, or advancement just because he or she thinks it’s deserved. Someone else has to think so too” – John Luther

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