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Vikki Ericks
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Joie Davidow
Editorial, blogs

Benvenuto to In Rome Now! We are two Americans living in Rome, a city we love and have gotten to know well. We created this Internet magazine in order to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with other English speakers. It's designed to make visiting or living in Rome a richer experience. We constantly update the site, adding new features, new neighborhoods, new ideas and new information, all of which become part of the permanent archives. If we've missed or misrepresented anything on these pages, please let us know. We'd love to hear what you like or don't like about our site, and we hope you'll let us know about anything you think we should promote.

All of the opinions expressed on these pages are our own. Although we welcome advertising, our editorial content remains independent.

Joie Davidow
is a founder of the L.A.Weekly and founder/ editor/publisher of L.A. Style and magazines. She is the author of Marked for Life, a memoir (Crown) and Infusions of Healing (Fireside) and the co-editor, with Esmeralda Santiago, of two anthologies, Las Christmas and Las Mamis (both Alfred A. Knopf). Her fifth book, I Wouldn't Leave Rome to Go to Heaven, a novel, was published in Spring 2008. She is currently at work on a historical novel. Joie has been an editorial consultant to companies such as Weider Publishing and Los Angeles Magazine. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to Town and Country, Bon Apeitit, Metropolitan Home and More magazines. She has appeared as a television commentator on "Oprah" "CBS This Morning," CNN and many other programs. She received the Liberty Hill Foundation's Upton Sinclair Award for her role in the founding of L.A. Weekly and was named one of Publishing's Most Dynamic Leaders by Folio:The Magazine for Magazine Management. www.joiedavidow.com

Vikki Ericks
is the principal of a public relations and event planning firm, working with art-related clients to develop marketing strategies. She was a freelance news coordinator and field producer for the PBS program "European Journal," a Production Coordinator with the Rome bureau of ABC News, Production Coordinator to Linda Carlin, producer of an L.W. Group/NBC production of “Talk About Pictures” a talk show hosting international photographers and Researcher, Production Coordinator and Interviewer with Jim Rosallini Film Productions, a company that concentrates on ethnographic-documentary filmaking. In Beverly Hills, California, she was principal in a fine arts consulting service, developing marketing strategies for visual artists in painting and photography, organizing lectures and sales presentations and coordinating exhibitions and installations. She was also the principal of an interior design and fine arts consulting firm.

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