Barbara Conelli is a travel writer specializing in the charm of Italy, photographer, radio hostess, polyglot fluent in eight languages and lifelong nomad. In her enchanting, delightful and humorous Chique Travel Books, Barb invites women to explore Italy from the comfort of their home with elegance, grace and style, encouraging them to live their dolce vita no matter where they are in the world. Barb lives between New York and Italy. She is addicted to dark chocolate with almonds, and on her travels she collects shoes, bracelets, paintings, experiences, and extraordinarily charming men. With so much to do and enjoy in this beautiful world, she's not planning to kick the bucket until she's at least 100 years old. Her motto is: "You have one life. Live it to the fullest. Preferably in Italy." To Barb, writing is like breathing, and she's currently working on her new book.