About Me

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Welcome to The Colorful Chronicle!

My name is Dorina and I started this colorful blogging journey in the fall of 2016 with my former colleague, now great friend Annie. We decided to launch this blog together as an outlet where we could share with our close friends and family a few tips and tricks of new and exciting places to try around Houston and the world!
Annie and I met in 2015 at our former job and immediately clicked! Our love of finding the best restaurants around town, traveling, fun fashion sense, and ability to get a whole room laughing made us even closer. Some of the many things that we had in common was that we were both very creative and that we were huge fans of following blogs.
One summer evening, amidst of a busy work event, we happen to share our visions and ideas for having a creative outlet, where we could share a few of our favorite things….and in that moment, it clicked! That is when we decided it was time to make this idea happen, so we launched this blog together later that fall! But it wasn’t just us, my good friend Alex was also an important person that helped us make our vision a reality by taking amazing pictures of us and of the places that we tried. He still takes some great pictures of me sometimes! 😉
However, since mid 2018 I have taken over the blog and have been running it on my own, but Annie is still very supportive! Although it is just me now, the mission and passion of entertaining you by sharing exciting places to try around Houston and fun travel tips from around the world remains the same! 😉 Thank you for following along my Colorful Chronicle!

I like to say I am the true definition of a Tex-Mex! I was born and raised in Houston, but I spent part of my childhood in Guadalajara, Mexico. So, my palate is trained to identify only the best tacos and BBQ!

I come from a diverse media and communications background and have been working in community relations for the past couple of years. I have a BA in Communication from the University of St. Thomas (TX) and a MS in Communication from Syracuse University.

With thirty countries under my belt, I consider myself a travel enthusiast! I love learning about other cultures and traditions and tasting new flavors.

When I am not at work caring for the Houston community and supporting STEM education, you can find me on a yoga mat, running marathons, traveling around the world, or just hanging out around town!


Photos by: Alejandro Montoya | Make up by: Maria Julia Weaver