I am a journalist in the French Riviera, Ambassador of the Côte d'Azur and the founder of Bon Vivant Magazine. I absolutely love it! I am knowledgeable of many cultures, work well with international clientele and HNWIs. I have a Masters degree in journalism; over 15 years of experience in editorial management, academic publishing and editing. For the last several years, I was the Editor-in-Chief of “Riviera Insider,” a luxury lifestyle magazine for the Anglophone community of the French Riviera.
Originally from California, I studied art and art history but I've always been a writer. I'm insatiably curious and fascinated by history and people's stories. This is one of the reasons I've always loved Europe. With my first visit at the age of 13, I was hooked. By 21, I had accrued more miles than most do in their lifetime. Since then, I have lived in Provence, Sicily, Norway, the French Riviera, the Italian Riviera and England. I speak English, Italian, French and love to learn more.
In 2009, I left Los Angeles for Italy. The following year, I created the food and travel blog "Cultural Comments," not only as an outlet for my stories of adjusting to life in Italy, but also as a place to share adventures and lessons in food.
As the editorial director of Academic Publishing, I oversaw the launch of a new digital academic journal in 2010. "Alternative spirituality and Religion Review" has become an internationally respected journal in the field of Religious Studies.
In 2015, I received my master's degree in journalism from the University of Sheffield and joined the UK Political Studies Association (PSA), where I volunteered as the media officer for the Italian Politics Specialist Group. I did my internship with "Riviera Insider", where I became a local reporter in the French Riviera.
In 2016, I worked with HelloMonaco.com to bring their successful Russian website online in English, doing intensive structural editing from rawly translated articles. The following year, I worked with them on the launch of their printed magazine, copy-editing all the text and writing articles for the 'Monaco Words of Wisdom' section, creating brief articles from long interviews with renowned Monaco residents.
In 2018, I took over as Editor-in-Chief of "Riviera Insider", planning the content for 82-96 pages - managing contributors, writing features, covering events, reviewing gourmet meals and creating captivating advertorials for local businesses.
At the end of 2021, "Riviera Insider" was discontinued by Riviera Press, another victim of the Covid crisis. A few months later, to keep the momentum and my readers, I created "Bon Vivant" magazine, a website devoted to luxury lifestyle in Monaco and the French Riviera.
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