Andrea’s work and travel assignments have taken her to more than 50 countries around the world. She has lived in Italy, Spain, France, Los Angeles, and New York, and her fascination for global art, style, and culture comes through whether she is cooking with chefs, dancing flamenco, or celebrating the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.
As the Cultural Enthusiast of Travelista TV, Andrea enjoys interviewing cultural experts, designers, artists, chefs, musicians, and has produced cultural travel segments in Greece, Portugal, Thailand, India, South Africa, and numerous other exotic locales.
With her Travelista partner Teri, she executive produced and hosted the Travelista Inspired Journeys series presented by Ford on BET.com; Girlfriend Getaways series presented by Choice Hotels on AOL Huffington Post; and the Sundance Film Festival experience for TV One. Andrea has been featured in the series “All Girls Getaway” for Fine Living Network; on The Mo’Nique Show on BET Network; and the Steve Harvey nationally-syndicated morning radio show.
A true global coolhunter, Andrea is also the creator of the The Velvet Circle, a lifestyle company focused on art, style, cuisine, shopping and events in Italy and New York. She launched the first annual Shopping Party in Florence in 2011. The Velvet Circle is the exclusive web tv partner of Pitti Immagine Taste.
Andrea earned a BS and MBA Magna Cum Laude on full scholarship from Florida A & M University, and speaks Italian and French. She has studied at Centro Linguistico Alighieri, Florence University of the Arts, and has taken courses at the School of Visual Arts, Media Bistro, Chicago City Limits and Cape’s Coaching in NYC. She jet-sets between her homes in Italy and the US.