Originally from NY, I came to walk the runways of Milan but then I never left! Now I walk the promenades of the Lake Como shore, and the cobblestoned lanes of Italy’s cities and towns. I have lived in Italy for… let’s say..quite a while now. I teach English and I love writing. I share my discoveries of my travels and experiences in Italy and beyond on my personal blogs and write for international publications.
This website is a portfolio of my work.
What I offer
Travel Content Creation for Blogs and Print Publications
I am a freelance writer working with tourism, travel, and fashion publications and blogs.
I offer magazine quality Copywriting & Blogging, Blog Content Creation, Hotel, Restaurant & Brand Reviews, Proofreading and Translations (Italian to English).
Blogger Tour Organization
I will help you organize a Blogger Tour. I will help you choose the right bloggers that will help get the word out about your company. I am a natural networker and have an extensive address book of contacts.
Blogging about Italy
My own blogs are focused on promoting travel in Italy. I work with private companies and tourist boards. I provide showcase content and promotion for both local businesses and multi-national hospitality companies by offering personalized content based on my extensive travel experience and unique viewpoint as an American living abroad. I give readers an insider’s view of what to do, where to go and how to do it in style through special interest stories on travel, shopping, food, fashion, beauty, wellness, and local culture.
I manage three travel website promoting travel in Italy
- MilanoStyle.com (150,000 views per year)
- LakeComoStyle.com (29,000 views per year)
- ItalyTravelMore.com (10,000 views per year)
I worked for many years in fashion as a runway and print model and was very fortunate to have traveled the world. I have lived in New York, London, Barcelona, Milan and now Lecco, Italy. Much of my life at that time was spent in the air or in hotels. It is an industry that demands high standards and professionalism. I have left the fashion runway but my love for travel and discovering new things has stayed with me.
I worked in restaurant service and management, and as assistant to Daniel Alley, I was one of the principal promotional leaders in starting the Brunch in Milan trend. The concept of American style brunch was introduced to the public through marketing, promotion and special partnerships.
I spent much of my young adult years, literally, living in hotels. I understand the needs and concerns from a guest’s point of view while at the same time understand the work demand, standards and quality that management requires.
I have experience doing five-star level mystery shopper and mystery guest audits.
Last spring, 2018, I completed Experiential Tourism training with Artès where I learned how to develop interactive itineraries and activities for the curious and culturally inclined traveler.
As a graphic design student in Milan, when routers made beeping and squealing noises I started designing websites and working with database integration and was soon managing teams of developers, creating online profiles and data-driven sites for corporations all over Italy. I left the corporate office in 2004 and started working freelance. I can use a computer really well and I am familiar with WordPress, CSS, HTML, PHP, photo editing and upload procedures.
I speak three languages; English, Italian and Spanish. I am very personable and easily make friends with the locals which open doors that are usually closed to many.