About Donna DeRosa


I am Donna

I’m the founder of the La Dolce Vita Lifestyle and author of The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking, which is available in bookstores all across the U.S.

This book came about because I’m a lover of all things Italian: the food, fashion, culture, wine, history, architecture, the landscape, and the people.

A few years ago, I left my fast-paced, high-stress job in search of something more. I learned to slow down, to enjoy healthy cooking, and to live life with passion and a sense of play.

I believe in making magical moments by adding a zest for life, an eye for beauty, and a feeling of connection to everything I do.


La Dolce Vita

On these pages you’ll find recipes, lifestyle tips, craft projects, sparkly and shiny things, and advice on the art of living well.

If you’re a lover of food, beauty, style, and most importantly the sweetness of life, I would love for you to join me on this journey.

Let’s live la dolce vita together.

I’m happy you’re here.

Donna xoxo

Toni P.

It’s so nice to talk with someone who doesn’t judge you. Donna helped me find out what I really want out of life and map out a clear plan for making it happen. And it was totally painless. She’s the best.

~Private Coaching


I love the easy suggestions to make each day better. It’s always something simple to do (like buy a plant, take a bath or eat off your good dishes) and makes me feel like the special person I am. Thanks Donna!

~La Dolce Vita Spring Training


I had been “launching” my blog for more than two years without every actually putting my blog out there. Donna got me to stop tweaking and helped me nail down a real launch date. We developed a calendar with all the steps I needed to make it happen. No more playing with colors and fonts. I’m out there now. No more hiding.

~Blog Coaching


The course was fun to read every morning, with lots of great tips, advice, and beautiful ways to enjoy life. I really enjoyed getting to read and experiment!

~La Dolce Vita Spring Training


I find that Donna really knows what she is talking about. I enjoy her blog immensely too. It’s really nice to know she is professional and seems like quite a caring person.

~La Dolce Vita Spring Training

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