Hey! I’m Elena. Born and raised in the Italian countryside only to find myself living in Vienna. 

After several failed attempts at fitting in a big city by acting like someone I was not, I realised that my roots were a strength and not a liability. That’s how The Non Metropolitan idea was born. As much as I enjoy living in a metropolitan area and the opportunity to do what I want to do, it can still feel overwhelming to look for a sense of belonging.

I learned how to embrace the fact that I can still do things my way, define success for myself and not be taken over by a conformed vision of happiness. 

The Non Metropolitan then is a space where I document and share my point of view on what’s around me. Expect a lot of recipes with an Italian edge, travel adventures, simple living ideas and anything in between that may catch my curiosity.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I hope you will enjoy the ride with me and this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!