Meet Chelsea

Hey guys! My name is Chelsea Davis, aka Chey Chey, and welcome to my blog Chey Chey from the Bay. I’m a San Francisco native who’s spent a considerable amount of time post-graduation calling New York City my home[base], but after one too many winters and crowded subway rides, I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in The City by the Bay.

After giving an earnest attempt at working the normal 9-5 hustle, I decided to apply to a job that didn’t reflect my degree in any way, shape or form, or paid much of anything, but instead allowed me to do the things I’m really passionate about as much as possible. Obviously, I’m talking about eating, drinking and traveling.

This has been one of the best decisions of my life.

Fast forward to today and I’m a full-time freelance writer actually getting paid to do what I love. I created this blog to share my experiences and expertise on the good life with likeminded people who also get excited talking about the latest indulgent dessert they devoured, that time they accidentally stumbled upon the coziest ramen bar in the city or how thrilled they were when they realized how much their safari in South Africa reminded them of The Lion King.

This blog is a place for my personal insights and experiences from the trips I take around the world as a freelance writer. It’s also where you can find travel tips and things like destination guides and lists of the best spots to eat and drink (because who doesn’t love to indulge while traveling?). If you want to check out what I’m up to in real time, check out my Instagram, @cheycheyfromthebay! As much as I try to keep up with my blog, I share a whole lot more outside of it, so let’s connect!

Some of my favorite things in no particular order include tennis, hiking, sleeping through entire flights, glitter, 24-7 brunch, perfectly wrapped burritos, Dorritos, amuse bouche, being right on time, baking, doing absolutely nothing on a sandy beach, succulent plants, freshly made beds, Red Pandas, Corgis, bubble baths, fresh mani-pedis, out-of-the-box brownies, pad Thai, farmer’s markets and millennial feminism.

Say what’s up in the comments below 🙂


    • April 24, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Oh wow!!! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it 🙂 I’ll be sure to do this this weekend. This is awesome!

  1. April 30, 2015 / 11:11 am

    What a lovely blog you have!
    I can’t wait to read about your next adventure 🙂

    • April 30, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      Hey Debora! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I too look forward to reading more posts on your site! Solid title btws- love it. Cheers!

  2. May 2, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Thank you for following my blog. I like what you are doing here. Keep on blogging.

    • May 2, 2015 / 10:54 pm

      Of course- thanks so much! Same, happy bloggin’ 🙂

    • May 5, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Hi Karen! Thanks so much! Same- looking forward to reading more fun stuff 🙂 Cheers!

      • May 5, 2015 / 5:20 pm

        So welcome & very much likewise 🙂 X

  3. May 7, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    I meant to comment yesterday but I guess I didn’t…you have one of the best “About Me” pages I’ve ever seen, for the simple fact that no one ever knows what to right on them whereas you just jump right in and lay everything out as if it’s easy. Also the mini introduction on the home page is a nice touch!

    • May 7, 2015 / 5:55 pm

      Aw thanks man! That actually means a lot… About Me pages are weird to write- I feel that it’s hard not to make it seem forced. It’s like, how do you give a solid one sided, blind first impression? And since I wasn’t sure what to write, I literally just asked myself questions and wrote out my responses. But, I appreciate the complements! 🙂

      • May 7, 2015 / 6:27 pm

        You’re welcome! I’ve edited my About Me page too many times to count. It’s awkward just devoting a page to bragging about myself without gaging how the person reading it is reacting, especially if they’ve never been to my site before. But you’ve definitely set the bar high!

        • May 7, 2015 / 6:32 pm

          Agreed! I just started blogging-ish, so I’m sure I’ll be editing my about me page a lot too…. hopefully in the job/ career/ passion description part lol Ugh job hunting sucks! But thanks so much- I’m glad my first draft is a winner hah

          • May 7, 2015 / 6:36 pm

            Job hunting is the worst. Talking about it is equally bad. I just avoid the whole thing haha. By the way, I was nominated for 2 (fake) blogger awards today and part of it is I have to nominate a bunch of other blogs for the award too. Heads up, I’m nominating you! So lookout for that post later today!

          • May 8, 2015 / 2:50 am

            YAY! Fake or not, I happily accept all awards 🙂 Although I’ll probs just accept one, I think taking both may be a bit greedy… also that’s a lot of fun facts I need to come up with and I’m not thattttt interesting haha I have one other award post I need to make… I would nominate you, but it’s a sisterhood of the world blogger award. And you’re a boy. Sorry man! But thanks again for the nomination(s) 🙂

          • May 8, 2015 / 2:55 am

            No joke that post took me over two hours to write. Mainly because I couldn’t think of facts about me. Wow, yeah I don’t fit the criteria for that award. Thanks for sparing me some embarrassment!

          • May 8, 2015 / 3:27 am

            Anytime! And yeah… I suspect that post will take me awhile. Happy to do it though!

    • May 28, 2015 / 4:54 am

      Hey! Thanks so much! I’ll def check it out 🙂

  4. August 1, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    So excited to follow your blog!! Love your writing!

  5. August 2, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Just followed yours–looking forward to reading about more of your adventures 🙂 And yes! San Francisco > New York!

  6. September 29, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Hi Chelsea I must say reading your blog is like a breeze of fresh air in the blogging world. I am glad I found your blog and am happily following you looking forward to reading some more of your posts. =)

    • September 29, 2015 / 1:21 pm

      Hi Nick! Thanks so much 🙂 It’s really great to hear that! I’m looking forward to checking your blog out too. Cheers!

  7. October 10, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Hey Chelsea! I’m so glad I found your blog…truly super cute! I love all of your photos and you have an awesome style! I saw that you’ve been nominated before, but I had to do it for you again, I’ve nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award! Check it out if you get a chance 🙂

    • October 10, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      Hey girl! Thank you so very much!!! I really appreciate it and am thrilled you enjoy my blog 🙂 I will absolutely check it out!

      • October 10, 2015 / 9:28 pm

        It’s my pleasure! Happy bloggin’!

  8. May 4, 2016 / 9:52 am

    thank you so much for the follow!!! 🙂

  9. May 4, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Really glad I came across your blog 🙂 I can’t wait to read more!

  10. May 20, 2016 / 8:19 am

    I am loving your blog <3
    See you around Chelsea 🙂
    xoxo Mony

  11. Jay
    November 9, 2019 / 12:58 am

    I’ve never followed anyone’s blog outside of any social media but yours is the first. Truly interesting and intriguing and insightful too good foods!

    • Chelsea Davis
      January 6, 2020 / 3:40 pm

      Thanks so much Jay! Definitely going to start vamping it up this year, so I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying it!

    • Chelsea Davis
      August 2, 2020 / 11:33 pm

      Hi Jay! Great to hear that! Thanks so much!

  12. January 21, 2020 / 11:23 am

    Chelsea. Just discovered your writings today on MSN. The one about Lawson In Tokyo. Your piece led me to look you up and find your blog. It is wonderful and I so admire what you are doing. This from someone who also possesses a Political Science degree but grew up in a time before similar options were available. Love your writing and will now be following you. You are an amazing young lady. Thanks for giving us all enjoyment by allowing us to vicariously eat, drink and travel with you. Jim C.

    • Chelsea Davis
      January 23, 2020 / 5:47 pm

      Hi Jim! Thanks so much for you kind words! So happy you found my work and blog 🙂 Fun fact–I’m a political science major too!

  13. Dennis D'Inzeo
    February 4, 2021 / 4:35 pm

    Hi Chelsea, I just read your 2019 piece about Pina Coladas which included the 1954 Caribe Hilton genesis story. Here is an excerpt from an autobiography that I’m writing for my granddaughter that begs to differ; ….Charlie had been a B-25 pilot during World War Two, routinely stopping at Borinquen Army Airfield in Aguadilla before crossing the Atlantic, Africa, and the Himalayan “Hump” enroute to China to assist in the war effort. He recalled having Piña Coladas at the very same Officers’ Club that later hosted Elba and me on our first formal date in 1976; the one still in existence near the western end of Cliff Road. Charlie’s anecdote would seem to debunk later claims by the Caribe Hilton that their bartender invented the drink in 1954. I emailed the Caribe Hilton hoping to get a clarification, but they never responded. In all likelihood the original Piña Colada predated Charlie’s 1942 pit stop by well over a century to the time of local pirate Roberto Cofresi, who reportedly served them to his “business associates”.

    • Chelsea Davis
      April 7, 2021 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to educate me! I appreciate it!

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