About Elin

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Home base: Toronto, Canada; Umbria, Italy

Vacation: any time I can

Favourite quotes:

  • “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only a page”
  • “Mangia mangia”
  • “Where did you find that?”
  • “If you don’t own a slow cooker, go out and buy one right now.”

Full-time job, part-time hobbies and lots of varied interests.

Married to my favourite travel companion, Pete.

Mother of a much loved (and spoiled) Chihuahua, Corona.


I hold degrees in Science (Biology/Psychology), Business (Marketing/Finance) and a Culinary Certificate from George Brown.

I am very fortunate to have very creative and interesting friends, whom you may meet in future posts.

I’ve restored a farm house in Italy. For more details see: www.bellaelin.com

Explorer. Gourmand. Hostess. Chatelaine. Golfer. 

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Pete and me at the three Michelin-starred, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in London, England