Welcome to Spritz Sunday!

About Jillian & the blog

Jillian is your go-to wellness expert with a love for travel! She’s here to help you live la dolce vita and be your best self!

Jillian used to work a lot-the irony of grinding away as the owner/instructor of a Pilates and yoga studio. You know, that hustle culture that we look up to in our society—where being busy means you’re doing life right? That was her. She had multiple side hustles, and was always searching for “success”. Jillian lived for vacations-time away from the hustle. It was this back and forth of work hard, play hard. Now she lives every day like it’s Spritz Sunday, and she’s on a mission to show you that you can too! 

Jillian was in the middle of trying to move and sell her small business and house. Her business fell out of escrow, her house fell out of escrow-2x. Her mom got sick. It was a very hard time. And so of course, she burnt out!

And instead of doing the physical wellness work she was used to – yoga asana, lifting weights, running, eating kale…she decided to just focus on the inside work and let everything else in her life go. 

She spent time at the beach, went to therapy, ran with her pup, read more books on her couch in a few months than she had in years. She journaled every day, walked, was religious with her morning routine. She chose exercise that was soothing instead of the ones that were the most effective and burned the most calories. She spent quality time with her dogs at the park every day and took herself out for a glass of wine alone. She worked on her energy and hired a life coach. She went all in on HERSELF.

That’s when her whole life started to fall into place. Her mindset changed. She always knew how to manifest and had worked on personal development, but this was a complete reset. With this internal work she set boundaries in relationships that weren’t serving me, started manifesting her dreams, only said yes to things that felt right; and now she’s living her best life!

And what’s her best life? Spritz Sunday! Spritz Sunday is a day off where you get to relax with no to-dos. You get to connect with others, replenish, and nourish your soul. It’s about living an Italian inspired lifestyle. Spritz Sunday is slow living, mindfulness, and appreciating the smaller things in life. 

Now she lives every day like it’s Spritz Sunday, and she’s on a mission to show you that you can too!

Spritz Sunday is a blog on travel, mindset, and wellness to encourage you to live your best life. Sunday is a day of leisure, food, family, relaxing, and the little things, or what the Italians call la dolce far niente. Living an Italian lifestyle will help you slow down and appreciate the little things in life. For us, there’s nothing better than enjoying a spritz on a Sunday afternoon. We’re on a mission to make every day Spritz Sunday; won’t you join us?


The best times in life are often when we are sitting at a café, on a patio sipping an espresso or a cocktail with family and friends. It’s a time to relax, connect, and enjoy life.


At the heart of the Italian lifestyle is a custom called passeggiata, a leisurely evening stroll. La passeggiata is a casual social event when people dress up and promenade around to gather with people or meet at different places. It can even end at the bar with an apertivo or a spritz. Join me on my sips, strolls, and stories!


This is a collection of my travels, thoughts, and memories. I hope that when reading about my adventures you’re inspired to go on some of your own.

Follow me on my sips, strolls, & stories!

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I want to see you enjoying a spritz anywhere on the globe! Tag me and let’s make everyday SPRITZ SUNDAY!



is an accomplished small business owner, entrepreneur, and a pilates and yoga instructor. While she used to spend most of her time working, she has changed directions to live an Italian inspired lifestyle. She loves slow living and lives a well balanced life, focusing on her passions of travel and wellness.

Spritz Sunday is about having the mindset to live a well rounded and happy life and living la dolce vita lifestyle.

I want to see you enjoying a spritz anywhere on the globe! Tag me and let’s make everyday SPRITZ SUNDAY!


“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking..” -Nietzsche

Follow me on my sips, strolls, & stories


Whether it is your daily coffee ritual or a cocktail in the evening, take time to savor your sips.
monopoli, puglia, italy


Take time for yourself daily.
jillian travel and wellness influencer on a trip to matera puglia italy


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