Jasmine grew up a second-generation Canadian in Edmonton, Alberta. A true romantic, she is an avid cook, wine drinker, and wanderluster. Jasmine studied Italian (and Russian, and Spanish and promptly forgot all but the former) and Pharmacy at the University of Alberta. She was a practising pharmacist for just more than one year prior to packing her bags for Bergamo, Italy where she now resides indefinitely with her ridiculously good-looking Italian fiancée and an even handsomer cat, Puffo. She has written online for Travel Fashion Girl, Pink Pangea, and Insiders Abroad and was featured on an episode of House Hunters International. She blogs about the search for the good life on Questa Dolce Vita (This Good Life). When she’s not doing that, you’ll find her as a translator, copywriter, and all-around language consultant to Italian businesses trying to avoid a “brutta figura”. In her spare time, she reads, writes, and stomps around Italy in cowboy boots.