The Sweet Escape is an insight into the creative and colourful head of  Melissa DiRenzo, an experienced Art Director, Designer, Stylist and all ‘round creative soul. She has a deep-seated passion for home decor, an obsession with anything vintage and a gift for great styling. She’s also has a serious case of wanderlust, a dabbling foodie and a (huge) sucker for D.I.Y.

After spending nearly 10 years working in the marketing industry as an art director and graphic designer on national retail campaigns, her passion for blogging (and independent spirit) drove her to leave the cushy design job and start heel-toeing it down the road less traveled.

The objective of this site is to provide readers with a daily (sweet) escape and inspire people through both original and thoughtfully curated content. We’re over the moon excited to be listed as one of House & Home’s favourite design sites.

When Melissa isn’t busy heading up The Sweet Escape she’s busy as a Home & DIY contributor at Apartment Therapy and the Editor & Creative Director of Merry magazine.  Her signature styling, DIY projects and home decor design have been featured on House & Home, Style at Home and many more great publications (see Press page for full list).

Thanks so much for stopping by, we hope it’s a sweet visit!