The Latin root of my name means “cheerful” and “happy” and I am lucky that my name fits me, I live life looking for anything that will make me smile. I’m not always that way, which is probably why I love finding things that lift me up.
When I was in college I did a study abroad in Germany, where I met and hung out with a group of Italians. They all referred to me as the Italian version of my name, Ilaria. The sound of that word reminds me of beautiful memories full of “Ciao, Bella” and chocolate and the Latin meaning of my name.
So this is my effort to share the beauty of that name, to collect and share something everyday that will bring cheer and joy to those who seek it.