Fell in Love with Italy

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Fell in Love with Italy

Posted by in Travel | May 15, 2013

Acquedotti di sera Blog 5.15.13A mutual friend introduced Sara and I shortly after my relocation to Chicago. Originally from the Windy City, Sara was then living in North Carolina after a stint in Italy.  During our first phone conversation we found we had more and more things in common and our hour on the phone was definitely not enough, so we continue to talk and email until Sara returned to live in Chicago in the early winter. Sara is a true Italian living in an American body and offers a unique perspective of my country based on her frequent solo travels to Italy:

Chiara: Sara, tell our readers a little about yourself and how you fell in love with Italy

Sara: It was serendipity. A colleague of mine was about to start taking Italian lessons and asked me if I’d like to join her. I said yes, even though I had never even thought of it before! My first lesson felt like I was going “home.” I loved the language and never wanted to stop learning it. So I booked my first flight to Italy about 6 months later, and I have not stopped going back since. That was 13 years ago. Every time I go back I feel like I am going to my rightful home. Every time I return to the US, I cry a little. Italy is magical. It has captured my imagination and my senses and won’t let go.

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Traveling In Style

Posted by in Tips, Trends, Custom & Lifestyle,Travel | May 10, 2013

Noelle Cellini  blog 5.8.13 picby Noelle Cellini, mybest-footforward.com This week Allure Italia is happy to have Fashion Expert Noelle Cellini as a guest blogger. Noelle, founder and owner of My Best Foot Forward is an accomplished Personal Stylist. She’s helped women in Chicago “put their best foot forward” for over 10 years. Her goal is to make her clients’ life easier and to show them that having great style isn’t something only the stars get to enjoy! And so, who best to tell us how to pack and dress with style when traveling than Noelle?

Dressing chic while traveling.  I know this may sound like an oxymoron, but it is possible!  With a few well-chosen pieces, you can navigate your vacations in style. When you’re traveling, comfort is a must, but you also do not want to stick out as a tourist and you want to make sure you’re appropriately dressed for any situations. All of this packed in a small suitcase. So, It’s extremely important to change up your neutrals, pick stylish, yet comfortable shoes and don’t forget the accessories.

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