Hi! I’m Emilia, welcome to my blog.
This blog is my attempt to get myself to write on a regular basis about whatever is making me feel that day. There’s a lot of random musings (I love life!), a lot of book reviews, some baking adventures (and misadventures) but, most importantly, there are coffee and croissants.
Currently, I’m in my third year of Italian at the University of Bristol in England. No, I’m not English, not in the slightest. I’m spending my year abroad studying in Pavia, a small university town near Milan. My degree is much more than grammar, I spend time studying history, literature and culture. I’m currently working on an essay about the differences between Italian and American coffee culture.
During the past couple of summers I’ve dipped my toe into the world of web and magazine publications. Summer 2011 was spent as an archival intern for BOMB Magazine in Brooklyn. For summer 2012, I interned for the drinks department at The Daily Meal where I got to spend whole days writing about coffee. I’ve also work for my university’s international department giving tours and helping international students get oriented in Bristol. I also write a blog about my year abroad for my university and am a regular contributor to my university’s newspaper and the school of modern languages’ literary journal.
My favorite foods are mushrooms, croissants and beet juice. I hate bananas, tuna and tomatoes. Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors, Clueless is my favorite movie and 1973 is my favorite song.
I’m Emilia, welcome to Emilia Lives Life!