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Living Life to the Max, One Blog at a Time

Jumping out of airplanes, test driving luxury cars; there is no such thing as a “normal day” in the life of Ebbie Koelle.


There is no such thing as a “normal day” in the life of Ebbie Koelle. On a Monday morning in late June, Ebbie jumped out of an airplane above scenic Newport (don’t worry – she landed safely). In July, she traveled to Buenos Aires to review some of the city’s top hotels and activities. And last summer, she test-drove a Maserati at Bentley of Providence.

For Ebbie, these experiences were all in a day’s work.

The 25-year-old Providence native has made a career – and developed a more than 36,000 person following on Instagram – out of living life to the fullest. Her blog, The Part Time Enthusiast, explores and reviews luxury experiences in pursuit of a “life well lived.”

Earlier this year, Ebbie quit her financial sales job at JP Morgan to pursue what started as a passion project full time. Ebbie credits the two years she spent in finance with much of her success as a blogger; not only does she have a solid sense of what it takes to successfully run a profitable business, but most importantly she is not at all afraid to pick up the phone and ask for what she wants, whether it be a skydiving lesson or the chance to meet the cast of Broadway’s Hamilton. Ebbie has found great success in her work thus far, and has begun consulting with other brands on their social media and growing her business to focus on digital marketing.

Despite all of the incredible places Ebbie’s work has taken her – in addition to Buenos Aires, she’s been to Tulum, Miami and Napa – she finds the greatest pleasure in coming home to Rhode Island and working with some of the local brands she grew up with to give them national exposure.

“Rhode Island is small, but mighty,” says Ebbie. “I’m only 5’3 and 102 pounds, and I’m small but mighty, too.”