About me

My name is Ilia, but since my best friend nicknamed me “Illy”, everyone started calling me that.

Serial traveller affected by a severe Wanderlust nut case, I’m the kind of person who never stops.
Who starts all over again.

In 18 years I’ve moved house more than 20 times – I’ve stopped counting them! – and after living in London for a while, I’m now back in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice, where I was born.

I call myself half Italian half British, and it’s incredible how two different personalities are able to flawless coexist inside me.

When not travelling, I write.

I hold my thoughts and ideas in dozens of notebooks, diaries and notes on my phone, waiting to finally gather everything together – they call it creative confusion – fulfilling my long-time dream of writing my first book.

I’m a freelance Journalist and my articles have been published on Vogue AccessoryVogue Pelle and on some Italian daily newspapers like Il Gazzettino and Il Corriere del Veneto. I also work as a freelance Content Writer and Copywriter.

I’ve created my blog The Frilly Diaries to share everything that tickles my boundless curiousity and above all my beloved trips: you will find fun facts, itineraries and some useful tips.

Hope you will enjoy it.

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