Made in Italy Accessories is about transforming a personal dream into a new way of life, working in a field I've always loved, providing the same top quality handbags and accessories I would want to buy myself for others around the world.
In July 2010 I returned to re-visit Rome, the city where I had left my heart many years ago. I instantly fell in love when I arrived at my apartment along a cobbled street in the heart of Trastevere.
I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere and the noise; the feeling of class and style that floated around the place, and loved the grace and timeless feel of the fashion conscious Italians.
I felt sad on my last day saying goodbye to friends I made during my stay in Rome, as I packed and headed to spend my last night in a hotel.
It was in that very hotel I met Marco, who has grown to become both my business and life partner. It took a little time, but after some serious thought and overcoming my fear, a year later I relocated and started my new life here in Rome.
It was not easy to leave family, friends and a secure job to travel abroad to take on a new adventure in a country where I couldn't even speak the language, but I was up for the challenge and I think any risk is worth taking when you are chasing your dream.