Hi there!

I’m so happy you stopped by Simply Paya and I’d like to share my story with you. I grew up in Poland, but I always had a desire to travel and see the world. I was filled with wanderlust, so there I was a small city girl on the way to the biggest city in the world – New York! After living there one year I decided it’s time for something new so there I was again, packed my suitcase, and flew all the way on the other side of the country – sunny California!

I was lucky enough to find a love of my life here! We met in San Francisco during the most magical time – Christmas! Well, almost 😉 Dressed like Santas we missed the last train back home and that’s how our story started.

5 years later we are a happily married couple with two cats living in the heart of Silicon Valley.*

Charlie & Pepper are our two crazy cats. Pepper is a British Shorthair and he’s with us since December 2017. He’s from the trunk of a car parked at 7-eleven.. sounds legit right? I have to say I was a bit concerned but the people that sold Pepper to us turned out to be amazing and caring people.
Charlie is a rescue cat and he’s with us since March 2018. Of course, he also has an interesting story. We went to return something (don’t even remember what) to PetSmart and (as always) we checked the Adoption Center. And there he was, looking at me and saying: Take me home! Charlie is the most vocal cat I’ve ever met. He’s talking sooo much! He also loves cuddles and he loves to lay on you (the closer the better).

Pepper and Charlie are exactly the opposite. Pepper is quiet and scared of his own shade vs Charlie talks all the time and doesn’t mind the company of people he doesn’t know.

I created Simply Paya to share my passion for healthy, delicious meals, traveling, running, sharing my life day by day and showing you what I love!


*In February 2019 we moved to North Carolina! We left sunny California behind and moved to the next adventure. In July 2019 we bought our first house!

Another amazing thing that has happened in 2019 – we traveled to 14 places! We lived on our suitcases pretty much the whole of 2019.


Cabo, Mexico -> video
– Charleston, SC
– London
– Germany
– Poland
– Boston
New York (twice!)
– Toronto, Canda
San Francisco -> video
Lake Tahoe -> video
Tokyo, Japan -> video 1 / video 2
– San Diego
– Myrtle Beach, SC

“Close your eyes now, and then open them again. What you will see is love coming out of the trees, love coming out of the sky, love coming out of the light. You will perceive love from everything around you. This is the state of bliss”