About Us – Rochelle and Melanie

About Us – Rochelle and Melanie

Rochelle G and Melanie of Polka Dots and Pixie Dust

Hi There! We are Rochelle and Melanie, sisters with a passion for all things Disney, Travel, Holidays, and Food! We are Annual Passholders for Walt Disney World and Disneyland, closing in on the Gold Level for Disney Cruise Vacations, D23 Gold Family members, and recent D23 Expo attendees. We’ve recently added Disney Aulani to our list of vacations and know more about every Epcot festival and Disney holiday than is actually necessary. We are both college grads, have day jobs, run this blog, and design apparel, accessories, and decor for our shop at Polka Dot Pixie Shop.  We are writers, photographers, and designers. And determined to be on vacation permanently! Always in search of a perfect cup of coffee, we’re so glad you chose to stop by!

Rochelle Mariah- Author Bio

Polka Dot Pixie Shop and Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Blog are co-founded by Rochelle Mariah, working alongside, Melanie Renee, her sister. A writer and designer, Rochelle has been traveling to Disney Parks since 2010. She has been writing and editing travel blogs for almost two decades, first launching the Daytrips and Daydreams Travel Blog with her sister, Melanie, in 2016 to highlight family travel tips for U.S. National Parks, Tourist Attractions, Coastal Towns, and Disney. She later co-founded Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Travel Blog in 2018 to focus solely on Disney experiences; writing travel content for Disney Parks in the U.S., and Disney Cruises and sharing Disney Lifestyle articles featuring recipes, movies, and books. She additionally started the Polka Dot Pixie Shop Brand in 2018, creating, designing, and marketing Disney-inspired apparel and accessories. She currently writes, and designs for the brand, serving as Co-Founder and Creative Director. 

  • 10+ years of experience as a travel Writer, Editor and Blogger
  • 20+ years of experience as a Designer
  • 10+ years of experience in Marketing and Content Creation
  • Rochelle Mariah on Linkedin

Melanie Renee- Author Bio

Melanie Renee co-founded Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Blog and Polka Dot Pixie Shop, alongside her sister, Rochelle Mariah. Melanie is a photographer, writer, and designer, she has been traveling to Disney parks since 2010. She has been a travel writer for more than 10 years working on both Daytrips and Daydreams, since 2016, and Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Travel Blog since 2018. She also designs and creates apparel and accessories for the brand. Her passion for travel led her to receive certification as a Travel Agent. Melanie currently writes and designs for the brand, serving as Co-Founder and Creative Director.

  • 10+ years of experience as a travel Writer, Editor and Blogger
  • 20+ years of experience as a Photographer
  • 10+ years of experience in Marketing and Content Creation
  • Certified Travel Planner. Work with Melanie

About Polka Dot Pixie Co.

In 2018, Polka Dot Pixie Co. LLC, was co founded by Rochelle Mariah and Melanie Renee to include their blog and shop brands, as part of the business strategy. Polka Dot Pixie Co. currently includes the Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Blog, focusing on Disney and Universal Theme Park Vacations, Disney Cruises, and Lifestyle. Reaching an audience of almost 100k visitors a month, Polka Dots and Pixie Dust offers travel guides, travel tips, ideas and inspiration. Our retail brand, Polka Dot Pixie Shop, features inspired apparel and accessories. A top 1% seller on Etsy, you can also see the entire design collection on Polka Dot Pixie Shop. Learn more about the things that are important to us and areas of our work.

Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Travel Blog

On our blog we cover all things Disney and Universal Orlando. From travel to movie nights to recipes and more. Check out the website menus for everything we write, and review. 

  • Walt Disney World: Heading to Walt Disney World. We have so much to say, so be sure to check out the parks, resorts and restaurant reviews here on the blog. Check out all the Walt Disney World posts to dive in. 
  • Disneyland: Peruse our Disneyland Vacation Page for Anaheim Hotel reviews, Disneyland Park Tips, California Adventure news, restaurant reviews, and all you know about Disneyland during the holidays! 
  • Disney Cruise: Check out our posts on Disney Cruising so far. We’ve gathered information on the Disney Caribbean Cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, Halloween on the High Seas, a Very Merrytime Christmas Cruise, and Alaska. Plus tips for your first Disney Cruise, how to stay on budget, and extra ways to make it special! 
  • Universal Studios: Skip a day at Disney and head to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios! We’ll show you how to do it on a budget and smash it in one day so you can save money and time! Check out all our Universal Studios Orlando posts.

disney outfits, disney vacation shirts,

Polka Dot Pixie Shop

We love designing stuff. Designs are switched out regularly and sometimes limited. We can also do light customization if you’re searching for family shirts with a year and family name just let us know. Head to Polka Dot Pixie Shop featuring EVERYTHING we make.

  • Polka Dot Pixie Shop: On Etsy, we share Disney Family Vacation shirts, Crop Tops, Skirts, Phone Cases, and more. 
  • Polka Dot Pixie Presets: On Etsy, you can download our photography presets, perfect for travel, to your phone for better photos. 
  • Polka Dot Pixie Ink: On Etsy, you can grab mugs, keychains, printables, mousepads, pins, and more. 
  • Polka Dot Pixie Co. Design: On Amazon, featuring Disney Gift Lists, Packing Lists, Themed Lists, and our Journals Collection. 

Connect with Us

Get our Friday Newsletter

We’ll share quotes, our latest posts, our latest designs, and any fun news we see about Disney on the horizon. We’ll only send a newsletter once a week so if you’re hungry for more, just follow us on our socials- all lined up in the sidebar and at the top of this page. Sign up here for a Friday newsletter.

Follow us on Socials – Travel

  • Travel Instagram: Need a little happiness in your feed? We’ll share Disney pics from our vacations and beautiful photography, so you can pick your favorites to visit next time you vacation. Disney Vacation Instagram @ polkadots_and_pixiedust
  • Travel Pinterest: Start pinning all your favorite restaurants, resorts, attractions, events, and Disney outfits. We pin it all on our Pinterest page. Find us on Pinterest @polkadotpixies

Follow us on Socials- Shop

  • Shop Instagram: Need Disney gear for your next Disney vacation? We release new designs all the time, so keep an eye on new stuff on our Shop Instagram. Follow for giveaways, insider info, and more. Disney Shop Instagram @polkadotpixieshop
  • Shop Pinterest: Start pinning all your favorite restaurants, resorts, attractions, events, and Disney outfits. We pin it all on our Pinterest page. Find us on Pinterest @polkadotpixieshop