I’m a freelance writer, journalist and photographer, based just north of Milan. I write about travel, food, culture and women’s issues in Italy.

I’ve written features, articles and reviews for a variety of publications, and write regularly for Italia magazine, The Local Italy and Segmento magazine. I’m currently writing a guidebook about fashion in Milan for White Owl books in the UK.

I came to Italy in the 90s and made it my home. It kind of happened gradually. There are two versions: the Isabella Allende version, female genealogies and all, that will be written for my grandkids and begins Our grandmother arrived on a plane. And then there’s the other version, owing slightly more to Bridget Jones that starts with me in a bright orange puffer jacket roaming around Italy on trains.

Then life happened, and before I knew it I was driving round the Milan ring road eyeing up the Abarths and singing along to Mina with the best of them.

I ate the food, absorbed the culture, and ended up bilingual in the process.