More about Me
My greatest passions are family, writing, home (interiors, architecture, landscape design), web creation, cooking, travel, books, gardening, writing, photography, crafts, and nature. I love discovering and sharing creative projects. I’m an optimist–I believe in the magic of inner potential. When it comes to recipes I like healthy food and I also love dessert, so I try to find a balance. I publish recipes for every type of meal, but I tend to cook Italian and American cuisine. (More on my Italy connection below!)
I grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, then got my M.A. and B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania in literature and creative writing. After I graduated, I moved to Florence, Italy, for five years and worked as an English teacher and translator.
When I came back, I wrote the book Living, Studying, and Working in Italy (published by Henry Holt), and launched my magazine career as a senior editor at Departures magazine in New York City. Eventually I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where my best friend and boyfriend (now husband) lived. Next up: I became the Editor of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME; the Home & Garden editor of Atlanta Magazine; and the Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantan, a monthly magazine. It was a lot of hard work and it was fun, but I left to spend more time with my kids and work on my writing. Now I’m back as my own boss, which I’m enjoying fully.
As you can guess, I’m a huge fan of indie publishing and anything DIY!
My husband Brian is an architect and he designed our family home, which we share with our two daughters (Aislin and Lila), and two dogs (Cocoa, a mini dachshund, and Poppy, a spaniel).
To contact me, please visit the contact page.