Hi! I’m Alisa Bovino, the girl behind A Glass of Bovino.
First and foremost – welcome. You have no idea how happy I am that you’re here! Feel free to move some pillows to the side and get comfortable while I grab you a glass of (bo)vino. Do you prefer red or white?
Now that you’re settled, I’ll assume you’re here to learn more about what this blog is all about. I’ll begin by mentioning that the A Glass of Bovino brand began as a home and lifestyle blog in 2017 and has since shifted its main focus to what truly gets me excited:
I’ve never had more than a single room of my own to style, until last summer when after nearly 8 years together, my husband, Angelo, and I purchased our first home together – just a few months before we were married in November. I spent every single day last summer indoors; Vitamin-D-less and binge-watching YouTube videos on how to effectively roll paint on walls. With each roll of Repose Gray in my right hand, I would have a new faux peony flower arrangement in my left, itching to be left in a visually appealing spot. Since then, I’ve re-designed each room multiple times (paint and all), and I now know firsthand that designing and styling a room is never truly finished.
On a more personal note…
As a NJ native with Italian-immigrant parents who taught me the value and importance of hard work, I love to stay busy and thrive on getting shit done.
When I was 3 years old, I was thrown into gymnastics and spent a majority of my childhood in a gym until I quit at 17 years old. Gymnastics taught me discipline, dedication, and resilience in the event of adversity. I believe a large part of my personality was molded from the sport and I don’t know if I would be who I am today if it wasn’t for showing up to that tots’ class in a green crushed velvet leotard that complimented my curly red fro’ back in ’93.
Because a majority of my life was spent in a gym, at 17 years old I decided Exercise Science would be a rewarding and completely sensible college major. I was a personal trainer throughout college and eventually decided that it just wasn’t for me, so when I graduated I sort of “fell” into pharmaceutical marketing and have been in the industry ever since. A majority of what I now know as a “marketer” was learned from hands-on experience and if I could turn back time, I would’ve probably studied marketing and interior design in college. But here I am, doing something I never thought I would do – writing about what I’m passionate about on my very own internet diary. As ‘they’ say – it’s never too late to start doing what you love.
In November 2017, I married my husband, Angelo, and the day after our wedding we finally moved into our home in northern NJ. The first time I saw him, on my first day of college, I thought to myself that “he was by far the most handsome guy I had ever laid my eyes on.” After an immense amount of stalking and over 8 years later, he’s now my husband. Dreams do come true. Especially if you stalk your future husband for long enough. Don’t give up.
On a serious note – I couldn’t be any luckier. In addition to being the most beautiful human being I’ve ever seen, he is the most loving, selfless, genuinely kind person I have ever met. Not a single day goes by where I don’t consciously think about how grateful I am for him. He is my entire world.
(I mean, do you blame me for stalking him)?
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for just hangin’ out. I encourage you to sit back, relax and follow along – because life is enjoyed best with a glass of vino.