my story


Gabby Mbeki created First and Warren on August 2014 on a whim (probably due to the summer heat) as a way to share her story about being a twenty something girl raised in Connecticut, but living in Boston. During the day a teacher, at night a novice at this new found world of blogging. On some days she is quiet, but funny and sweet. Loves working with kids, but enjoys everything in between. This is not her first time at blogging or making a site for that matter. She is currently on Tumblr on a site she revamped called, Social [Me]dia, and as a requirement for my Masters had to create an online resume, but this lifestyle blog is in its own world. 

I am happy that you are here to help me through this process!!


How old are you?

I am 31 years old, but I am most likely the childish person I know. 

When did you start blogging?

Summer of August 2014 on the platform, Blogger, but moved over to Squarespace Summer of 2017/ 

Are you and only child?

I actually have a younger brother who will be starting college in the Fall, and an older half-brother and sister. 

What is your biggest pet peeve currently?

I have quite a few but I would say at this moment would be when people give away the ending of movies/ tv-shows before you watch them, but this at times can be my own fault because I find myself trolling on Twitter before I even have a chance to watch an episode. So in truth I ruin it for myself. 

What is one thing you want to be able to do to help your blog?

I want to learn more about how to use Photoshop in order to bring awesome features to my new site. I am heavily relying on Squarespace and my graphic designer friend, Billie Denise to help me with some aspects that i just an not equipped to do on my own. 

Favorite song today?

"Palace" by Sam Smith

What is one thing you with you had in your closet?

I really want the Everlane "The Day Heel" in Pale Rose

What is your drink of choice during the Summer?

Most of my friends could answer this from me, but definitely frosé (and in truth I drink rosé year round) but I also have been really getting into Aperol Spritzers this season.

What's your least favorite app?

Anything that you have to swipe left on.