Welcome to MOONINSPAIN. When I arrived in Granada as a student and found my first apartment in the Albaicin neighborhood, I knew that my life would be changed forever. In the first few years I found every possible way to support myself and my new found addiction to this country. Teaching English was my first job until I found ways to maintain myself with endeavors that I actually enjoyed. I chose to do continue studying and eventually did my Master’s degree in History. I’ve worked in educational tourism for many years along with teaching on many levels. I’ve spent time studying in Portugal and have also been lucky to have continued studies in Galicia and the Basque Country. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to share my adopted countries along with their cultures and cuisines with many different groups and individuals. I try to share my passion of Spain and Portugal with everyone I meet so they go home feeling that they are taking a bit of the Iberian Peninsula with them.
After being raised in an Italian American family much of my energy goes to food; cooking, eating, discovering, searching for and enjoying. At home I am as organic as possible, taking advantage of our wonderful cooperative here in Granada. While on the road be it for work or pleasure, I indulge in the best Spain and Portugal have to offer. From my very first night that I spent in Madrid in a tiny hostel up until now, I have spent hours researching tapas bars, restaurants and hotels. My favorite past time is finding hidden spots, filled with culture and authenticity. Here I plan to share my love of Spanish and Portuguese food, wine and culture as I know it.
I have been blessed with two true loves on the peninsula. One is my gorgeous daughter, Luna, who is now 10. And the other is my amazing partner whom I have been blessed to know and love and will continue to do………….