where it all begins

Oak and Whistle may seem two ordinary words thrown together but, to me, they are roots. They are the names of two tiny rural villages in the Italian countryside, between which my childhood home nestled. Bright summer skies, dark starry nights and snow capped mountains. They are the fibres of my being. 

Stepmother to two gorgeous girls, mama to one sweet little boy, dog lover turned cat owner and curious creative.

I'm an Italian expat who's lived in England, on and off, for 20+ years - as well as little spells here and there in Egypt, Poland, Hong Kong ...

I started Oak + Whistle in 2017 as a creative outlet and it has grown in many more ways than I could have ever imagined. 

The ethos behind Oak + Whistle is a love for handmade and uniquely designed items that elevate our everyday. It's about creating by hand, sustainably and meaningfully. To instil a little of that magic life into mine and yours.

Ramblings of a curious creative is my blog where I ... well, I just ramble really. But if you join in then it becomes a conversation, so please do!

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Ciao ciao! x