• logo design for bloggers michelle neo
    Interviews

    Michelle Neo Art & Design

    When I decided to start blogging more seriously and began looking for someone to make a logo, my friend Livia suggested her friend Michelle. I love when friends refer friends, building connections across the world. Working…

    November 16, 2016
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    Interviews

    Livia Hengel | Rome Expert

    There are many good things that came out of moving to Rome. An appreciation for something as simple as cheese and cracked pepper on fresh pasta, for one, or having the luxury of walking…

    November 3, 2016
  • Food

    The Best Naples Style Pizza In Chicago

    In Naples, Italy, pizza is heavy on tomatoes and mozzarella, soft in the middle, and charred on the edges. At Spacca Napoli in Ravenswood, it’s exactly the same. The authenticity doesn’t stop with the…

    October 20, 2016
  • customized travel journal
    Interviews

    Caroline Bogush | Miss Petunia Mary

    Last year around this time I was looking for holiday gifts on Etsy when I came across Miss Petunia Mary, a customized travel journal shop. Soon, Caroline Bogush, the young woman behind the shop,…

    October 19, 2016
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    Coffee Monday

    What Is a Moka Pot?

    Before moving to Rome, I had never seen a Moka Pot, the aluminum coffee brewer present on every Italian stovetop. The iconic, eight-sided contraption was invented in 1933 by Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti’s…

    October 17, 2016
  • Travel

    Five ‘Touristy’ Chicago Things Worth Doing

    In 2015, Chicago hosted more tourists than ever before. We had 50.97 million visitors from the United States alone, and about 1.3 million from abroad. With so many visitors, it’s no wonder the city is…

    September 26, 2016
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    Travel

    Two Perfect Days in Rome

    {Nude flats, black dress, foldover bag, nude lipstick} About once a year, I get an aching urge to visit Rome. I dream in pizza and piazzas, and have to book a flight. Actually, this Romesickness happens…

    September 23, 2016