Hi! And welcome to My Wander Coffee!
My name is Chiara, I am originally from Verona (Italy) and so far I lived in Rome, Dublin and now, Zürich.
Married to Mr. No, I am the mother to two little super heroes, Pietro & Bianca, who can raise your mood during the greyest days.
You can hire them anytime. (No, you can’t).
I thought about starting a blog for a long time and it took me months and many sleepless nights before grasping the real concept of being a mother and acknowledge the new situation: as an expat, stay-at-home mom, I would have always be there for my children, constantly, all the better if I started to do it with grace.
The time for MYSELF, like I knew it before, did not exist anymore so I tried to create new ways to enjoy OUR time, together with my kids.
I knew my life would have not change anytime soon so I’ve walked out the door together with my assistant (daughter, B. – who always adds that crucial sparkle to every coffee I drink), and started wandering and searching for a good espresso, a chat and a story in some of the many stylish bar of Zürich, Switzerland.
Just so, I have embarked into this wandering tour for the same common reason of many other human beings: to get in contact with people, to communicate, exchange a smile, a word, sometimes that comforting feeling of being part of an awesome journey we’re all experiencing together.
And this kind of sensation…well, it’s pretty, pretty, pretty good.
So, one day I took B’s little hand and put my shoes on:
I couldn’t help but wander.
After a few months I have starlaunched this blog, Bianca started her krippe (the daycare in Zürich) for a few mornings per week while I began my german classes. We both have been busy integrating and adapting and, although this is something it does not happen overnight – for sure it doesn’t when you have a family! – I reckon we are doing a pretty good joy (optimism rules).
I often find myself wondering what is home, I do have my moment of doubt and crises but I look up sustained by the love of my family and I am grateful to have the privilege of being healthy and to live in such a beautiful city that is Zürich.
Before starting reading this blog and expecting technical information about coffee
or how to brew it.
Beware: I am Italian but I drink cappuccino also after 2pm and I could go to pillory for that.
So, the reason why I began this adventure is more than a passion for caffeine:
- I LOVE stylish and pretty bar where my eyes can get their share of taste too;
- Wandering around, with no destination in mind, is a great way to bump into experiences that would never ever happen if you decided to stay in because you’re tired, not dressed well, overweight, annoyed, drained…you get the picture.
I am a mom too and have experienced all of the above but always came home with a good feeling in my heart after a good session of caffeinated strolling;
- Last, but definitely not the least, I loved the idea of building up a community united around coffee, style and motherhood. During the past ten years, I have had the privilege of knowing different cultures and it is amazing how much one can learn and be inspired by diversity. I thought of sharing with YOU the crushes of my life together with the amazing people and adventures I have the good fortune to live.
FACTS ABOUT ME
Favourite coffee: Il Coloniale, Verona, Italy.
Favourite sandwich: tramezzino (something like club sandwich, kind of).
Favourite sound: silence and the sound of water.
Favourite song (currently): Kissing a fool, by George Michael.
Beach girl, slow living creature, supporter of sustainability when it comes to food and fashion and all the things in life.
Wherever I have the chance, I love to pass time with my family and friends and put my phone down.
If you are interested in knowing more about me and this blog, please read the page I have written for you: The Art of Slow Sipping.
Thanks again for stopping by!
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