About Emilia

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I’m Emilia and I like to live life.

After growing up in New York City, I moved to Bristol, England for university to study Italian. During my degree I learnt I was more intrigued by the mechanics of culture — about how we construct our lives through culture — than specifically Italian society. I spent an Erasmus year in Pavia, a small Northern Italian town, where I studied at l’Università degli studi di Pavia and lived with a family, teaching their three boys English.

Besides writing in this blog for four years, I’ve written for The Daily Meal and Serious Eats. During university I blogged about my year abroad for my department, helped launch the Italian department magazine, worked as Online Travel Editor for Epigram (University of Bristol student newspaper) and wrote a blog about studying abroad for Hotcourses. I also worked as a social media manager for Sweet Lemon Media from July 2013 – January 2015.

I’m currently working as a Sales Associate at Eataly in New York City. I will be studying for a Masters in European Culture and Thought at University College, London during 2015-2016.

43 thoughts on “About Emilia

  1. TheIdiotSpeaketh

    Hello Emilia! Enjoy your time in England! What a great country. I had the pleasure of living there for three years in the 80’s and really regret that I have not been able to get back. Best of luck with your studies. I will be back often to check on your blog. Have a great day! 🙂

    1. Emilia Post author

      Haha, power to the Emilias! Totally understand about needing to acknowledge the name, the first time I actually met someone with the same name I was, to put it gently, shocked. I’m Italian in the sense that I have family from Italy (all of my mother’s side), but I grew up in New York. 🙂

  2. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

    That is so awesome you’re studying in England! My brother and I are planning a trip to Europe this summer, where we plan to finish the trip in London to catch a few days of the Olympics. 🙂

    1. Emilia Post author

      Wow, that trip sounds completely awesome, I certainly hope you have a blast! England is definitely already in the midst of olympic fever, I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time being in London during the games. 🙂

  3. The Food Yogi

    Thanks for following my blog! I am loving yours! Can’t wait to read more. PS – I totally get the living in the UK thing. If I had the opportunity, I’d move there in a heartbeat. 🙂

    1. Emilia Post author

      Thanks, I’m enjoying yours as well (obviously). So nice to read about someone else who enjoys doing yoga 🙂 Always lovely to hear that someone else understands my UK obsession!

  4. Small Street Espresso

    Hi Emilia!
    look forward to seeing you at small street espresso, once you’ve exhausted Italian coffee!
    John & Chris

  5. emilia

    Hi! Surprised to see “my name” on chocolate Katie’s blog, i clicked over to “see” you! Sounds like a fun life you’re having! Ciao

    1. Emilia Post author

      That’s awesome, thank you so much for thinking of me! I’ll definitely be posting this on my blog soon 🙂

  6. kirstymichelleallen

    Hello Emilia,

    I have a proposition for you.

    I blog at http://www.centralstationblog.wordpress.com but have very recently launched a new blog called http://www.twohundredwordtravel.wordpress.com.

    The idea is that any place, be it castle, village, big city or entire country can be captured in just two hundred words and still be packed with expert recommendations of restaurants, bars, theatres, hostels, markets, anything at all. It means that not a single word goes to waste and you can get the all the information you need for a trip in two perfectly formed paragraphs or less.

    I would love for you to guest blog a post on a city that you know inside and out, with a link back to your own blog included of course. Bristol, NYC, Pavia…whichever you fancy!

    If you’re up for the challenge then please get in touch with me at centralstationblog@gmail.com or vai the blog.

    My vision is to have a two hundred word drop of inspiration for even the quietest corners of the globe!

    I’m only at the very beginning of my new project, so it would be lovely if you could help me along.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    1. Emilia Post author

      Thank you so much! You definitely don’t sound like a spambot (though writing these little ‘award’ things always does feel a bit awkward, doesn’t it?) and I’m honored. I’ll definitely be posting this soon. Thanks for thinking of me 🙂

  7. benvenutocellini

    OH…now I really thank you for finding my blog!!!! your blog seems so interesting, too…(I’ll go have a look around now::)
    of course, while I’m tasting my coffee…!
    I would invite you for a coffee…but I am near Rome…

    Have a nice afternoon, Luana

  8. emilygotta

    Wait! This is weird! I graduated from Bristol last year! A masters in English lit. My program was a year, but I would’ve loved to spend more time there.

    What a small world! Give my love to Clifton Village and Woodland Road!:)

    1. Emilia Post author

      That’s so cool! I hope you had a fantastic time in Bristol, it’s a lovely little city, isn’t it? I will most definitely say hi to Clifton Village (love that area) and Woodland Road for you! 😉

  9. Prasad

    Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved your work. Its very subtle. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work

  10. webbav

    Hi Emilia- Keep up the amazing posts! I love reading your blog, especially because it reminds me of my time in England and Italy.

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award (Even though you’re just above the limit).
    Here are the Liebster Blog Award (entirely optional) rules:
    1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog (that’s me).
    2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you (that’s my site).
    3. Answer the questions posted for you in my blog.
    4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
    5. Present the Liebster Blog Award to three blogs with 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
    6. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

    Blue Ridge Vintage


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