Hey, we won an award!

Check out the snazzy award I won for the cover design of The Princess Guide To Rome!

I nearly fell off my chair when I heard.

cover design award“… great approach for this “cheeky, fun” guide to Rome. I love the simplicity and economy of the illustration style, as well as the tongue-in-cheek series logo. Just great.”

“I really liked the fresh and inviting style.”

“I liked it because I recognized the Colosseum instantly. … Well done to you and your team.”

Read more here: http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2014/05/e-book-cover-design-awards-april-2014/

What Not To Wear: Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere, Rome

Sunday afternoon. Piazza Santa Maria, Trastevere, Rome.

Can you spot the tourists? There are 8. Maybe more. (Click the photo to enlarge it.)

For better service and to avoid being overcharged, leave your shorts at home. They may seem like a comfortable, sensible choice, but in European cities, shorts are only ever worn by children under 18, not grownups. Even in summer. This applies to both men and women. This is  not a casual suggestion. It’s an iron-clad rule: Continue reading