“Life is like a camera…Focus on what’s important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives, And if things don’t work out, Take another shot.” – Unknown

S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera

Click here to view this Italian staple recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This classic and extremely delectable pasta dish is a traditional preparation originating in eastern Sicily. It is a staple recipe that would be found in any true Italian household’s cookbook. Simplicity at its finest, Spaghetti Carrettiera is a quick dish that canContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera”

Studying Abroad: Do’s and Don’ts

Click here to view my published article on HerCampus.com. One of the best decisions I have made in my entire life was to study abroad in college.  If there is any possibility for you to do it, I promise you that it will be the most enriching, awesome opportunity you will possibly experience during yourContinue reading “Studying Abroad: Do’s and Don’ts”

FASHION FROM ABROAD: Work Boots + Oversized Sweater

Click here to view my published article on CollegeFashionista.com. This Fashionista flaunts her chic ensemble down the city streets of Firenze. She looks completely stylish, totally working her unique look. An oversized cowl neck sweater dress paired with her black leggings and work boots makes such a fashion statement. Her hunter green jacket from Zara pops againstContinue reading “FASHION FROM ABROAD: Work Boots + Oversized Sweater”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate

Click here to view the full recipe/preparation on the Santa Cristina site. Tart with Figs and Chocolate As we get further into Autumn, the culinary world is buzzing with newly prepared sweet treats fit for the season. The absolute perfect Fall cake brings together a unique combination of two delicacies – one to satisfy theContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate”

FASHION FROM ABROAD: European Flair for Him

Click here to view my published article on CollegeFashionista.com. This Fashionisto certainly knows how to work a fine city look. He looks super cool on the streets of Firenze standing confidently in front of his Honda scooter. This great fall guy’s outfit consists of a hunter green fleece pullover and comfy pair of jeans. ItContinue reading “FASHION FROM ABROAD: European Flair for Him”


Click here to view my published article on CollegeFashionista.com. This Fashionista shows off her unique style in an effortlessly chic plaid ensemble. She is perfectly prepared for a crisp fall afternoon exploring Bologna. It is a smart outfit for pictures, and will forever leave her stylish footsteps in Bologna. Knotting the flannel shirt over herContinue reading “FASHION FROM ABROAD: Plaid Perfection”

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

Welcome to Venezia, Italia!  What an absolutely amazing and unique city of canals, bridges and breathtaking architecture.  Gondoliers sing to you while navigating through Venezia, by the original homes of Giacomo Casanova (the actual lady’s man who the term “casanova” was named after) and Marco Polo…