About LakeComoStyle.com

I’m Celia Abernethy, lifestyle and travel writer based in Italy. Originally from New York, after a career in fashion, design school in Milan, and working as an ASP & PHP web developer, I created a local blog to showcase my writing and online marketing skills. Today, I maintain my personal blogs: MilanoStyle.com and LakeComoStyle.com as well as manage content and write for international publications and companies.


All my content is curated with the audience in mind. I write for the fashion-savvy traveler who loves Italian culture and style. I want to offer valuable information that will spark your curiosity, inspire your creativity and motivate you to explore Italy and the world.

I am not a travel agent or tour guide but I have great contacts and can point you in the right direction.

Are you traveling to Italy? Contact me.



I am a freelance writer working with tourism, travel, and fashion publications and blogs.
I am a tenacious researcher and incorporate my first-hand experience and knowledge into my work. I live in, and I am specialized in Italy and Italian culture

  • Copywriting & Blogging
  • Ghostwriting
  • Content Creation for your publication (print or web)
  • Mystery Audits (Hotel, shopping, restaurants)
  • Proofreading & Translations (Italian to English)
  • English Language Consultancy (Business English)


My own blogs are focused on promoting travel in Italy.  I work with private companies and tourist boards. I provide showcase content and promotion for both local businesses and multi-national hospitality companies by offering personalized content based on my extensive travel experience and unique viewpoint as an American living abroad. I give readers an insider’s view of what to do, where to go and how to do it in style through special interest stories on travel, shopping, food, fashion, beauty, wellness, and local culture. 

I offer collaborations and page sponsorship on my blogs:

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I have worked with the following companies as well as on undisclosed ghost writing projects and translations for private companies. Contact me for information and references.


I worked for many years in fashion as a runway and print model and was very fortunate to have traveled the world. I have lived in New York, London, Barcelona, Milan and now Lecco, Italy. Much of my life at that time was spent in the air or in hotels. It is an industry that demands high standards and professionalism. I have left the fashion runway but my love for travel and discovering new things has stayed with me.

I  worked in restaurant service and management, and as assistant to Daniel Alley, I was one of the principal promotional leaders in starting the Brunch in Milan trend. The concept of American style brunch was introduced to the public through marketing, promotion and special partnerships.

I understand the needs and concerns from a guest’s point of view while at the same time understand the work demand, standards and quality that management requires.

I have experience doing five-star level mystery shopper and mystery guest audits.


In 2018, I completed Experiential Tourism training with Artès where I learned how to develop interactive itineraries and activities for the curious and culturally inclined traveler.

In 1999, as a graphic design student in Milan, when routers made beeping and squealing noises I started designing websites and working in database integration and was soon managing teams of developers, creating online profiles and data-driven sites for corporations all over Italy. I left the corporate office-life in 2004 and started working freelance. I use WordPress,  CSS, HTML, PHP, photo editing and I know server upload protocols and procedures. Crafting words is what I love doing, so naturally, SEO is an important part of my work now. 

I  speak three languages; 
English, Italian and Spanish.  I am very personable and easily make friends with the locals which open doors that are usually closed to many.

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Photo above: Celia at the Cheese cellar of Il Filet Restaurant, Lecco (Lake Como)