I moved to Italy for love five years ago. I was in a long distance relationship with my Italian stallion while finishing up my degree in Florida. After that I finally made the big move and got married in Italy in August, 2012.
Apart from the romance I like entertaining my hobbies such as home decorating, making crafts, fashion, business and travel among others.
I am 100% immersed in this culture as I practically live with my in-laws in the same villa. After so many interactions I finally feel like I have a grasp on the language; it has been the hardest aspect of my moving to Italy.
I am currently pursuing my dreams by running an online home decor business via Etsy and other online platforms. I teach crochet workshops locally, and online. I’m so glad I quit my teaching job to just be ME and make an income doing what I love. You can check out my shop by going to the Shop tab!
Where I am
I’m living in the region of Puglia, more particularly in a little original town called Casarano (the boonies of Italy). Where I live I get the reality of every day Italian life that you can’t get in major cities like Rome, and that’s why I love it here. In the map below I am an hour south of Brindisi
My writing focuses on the positive aspects of Italian culture, business in Italy, design inspiration, and my experience here overall. I strive to write a post every two weeks.