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July 18, 2013

Meet the Locals #16: Eliana, 29, Marketing Finance Manager and Founder of from Ascoli-Piceno, living in Copenhagen

Cristina Vezzaro

A incontrare Eliana a Copenhagen non ci si accorge proprio che non è danese. Alta, capelli chiari, il fisico slanciato delle nordiche. A distinguere Eliana però è l’eleganza tutta nostrana, che ne svela le origini oltre che il gusto. Con Eliana prendiamo un aperitivo sedute a una delle terrazze più belle della città godendoci queste miracolose giornate di sole estivo danese, accanto ai luoghi che le piacciono e che ha eletto come casa in questo suo soggiorno a nord. Mi racconta cosa fa qui e come si trova, mi racconta cosa mi potrebbe piacere e come godere al meglio di questa capitale. E attraverso le sue parole scopro un po’ di più questa città e conosco un po’ meglio lei. La presento anche a voi: Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet Eliana.

Your name age and job?

Eliana, 29, for one more month I will be Marketing Finance Manager for a cigarette multinational company and after that I will take one year off from corporate life to work full time on a project recently started together with my friend Yara.

The project is called Pinktrotters: we organize Glam Escapes for small groups of international women, combining unique activities and networking. Our plans include Capri, Ibiza, Venice, Milan, Rome, Dubai, Bali, Miami and many more destinations! …And we still have a few places left for our upcoming trips, take a look at our website!

Come discover the Pinktrotters world and follow our planned events on all social media platforms!

Where are you from?

I am from Italy, and more specifically from Ascoli Piceno, a small city in the Center-East of the peninsula. It’s a shame not many people know this beautiful medieval town. Especially the main square, Piazza Del Popolo. 

What would you be if you did not run / What do you want to be when you grow up?

If I did not run, I would like to be a ballerina. The stage is a place I love and dancing has always been my strongest passion. It’s a shame I am too tall for that career.

When I grow up I want to be a happy mother and wife, who works from home with her own online business. Hopefully it will still be Pinktrotters! 

How long have you lived in Copenhagen and why did you first come?

I have lived in Copenhagen for one year and a half. I came for work. I was already working for the same company in Amsterdam when I was offered the opportunity to move here. I honestly have to say I was not very excited about Copenhagen before moving, but I now appreciate a lot of it, most of all the safety and relax I enjoy while here. 

What is the best thing to do (what do you like doing ) in Copenhagen?

I believe the best thing to do in Copenhagen is running around the lakes or along the sea towards Kastellet and back where I luckily live: Kongens Nytorv. I couldn’t live anywhere else in the city, it’s my place and I will miss this area a lot. Especially because it’s 100 meters away from the colored famous harbor Ny Havn, the most representative corner of the city where I often go for a drink or a walk.

I also love discovering Nordic fashion & design shops in the area where I live.

Is there something you don’t like about Copenhagen? 

Yes, there are some aspects of the city and of living here that I appreciate less. One of them is…wonder what?? The weather!! Summer needs to be summer for me, at least for 3 months a year, I need the sun and I need to feel it! 

What is the craziest thing you have done in Copenhagen?

The craziest thing I did here was booking 3 months in advance and having lunch in Noma, the ex number 1 restaurant in the world! Crazily expensive but totally worth it! I would for sure recommend to go once, especially if you fancy Nordic cuisine. And I certainly do!

Where would you live if not in Copenhagen?

In Paris or in New York. I think I am going to stay in both cities for a while during this year off. Let’s see if I will be able to do so.

Have you ever been to Italy OR (South) Tyrol – Bolzano – Trento?

I’ve been to Bolzano and Trento during some of my ski weeks. I love mountains in general and Trentino Alto Adige offers spectacular views and ski slopes. No need to go abroad for skiing, Italy has it all. 

What did you like / did not like about it?

I liked the hospitality, the people, the organization and the cleanness.

Anything else you would like to add?

I hope I will be able to welcome to our Pinktrotters Glam Escapes as many international women as possible. These escapes are not only a unique travel experience, but also a great way to share our views about life and different cultures! Ciao!


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