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Golden Pen Awards

May 23rd, 2017

I’m thrilled to share that I received a Golden Pen (Zlatna Penkala) award for my writing about Croatia published in the United States! The ceremony was held on 16 May, 2017 at the gorgeous Hotel Bellevue on the island of Lošinj, and honored journalists from countries in Europe and elsewhere.

Spring Stress Relievers

May 1st, 2017

I wrote about natural spring stress remedies and Cayman island spas:

Organic Spa Magazine, May/June 2017: “Spa News From The Caymans”/p.36-37

Organic Spa Magazine, May/June 2017: “Stress-Busting Rituals and Remedies”/p. 60-61

Night Truffle Hunting in Croatia

April 19th, 2017

Where do you find some of the best truffles in the world? Croatia, of course.

My latest for AFAR:

The Most Delicious Reason to Go Night-Foraging in Croatia

Boosting Immunity

March 5th, 2017

Friends have told me that people are battling sickness more than ever this year. Find out about inulin, prebiotics, and other natural products, as well as immune-boosting tips:

Organic Spa Magazine, January/February: “Build & Boost Immunity”/p. 66-67

BBC Good Food: Istria

January 9th, 2017

karlic-tartufi

Excited to share my new feature in BBC’s Good Food Magazine about Istria, Croatia. Discover marenda, rakija, and other Croatian culinary traditions–plus a recipe from MasterChef Croatia star David Skoko!

BBC Good Food Magazine, January 2017: “How to live in Istria, Croatia”/p. 130-132

BBC Good Food: “Top 10 foods to try in Croatia”

Organic Spa Holiday Issue

January 1st, 2017

osm-holiday-cover

Start the year off right with cultivating compassion–learn about how to do it from experts in the field:

Organic Spa Magazine, November/December 2016: “Cultivating Compassion”/p. 71-72

And find out how to rejuvenate on the road with Swissôtel’s new Vitality Package:

Organic Spa Magazine, November/December 2016: “Vitality in Motion”/p. 16

NFCA “40 Under 40”

December 1st, 2016

Karlovac chair photo
[Kristin Vuković in her grandfather’s hometown—Karlovac, Croatia]

I’m honored to have been named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the The National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interest of the Croatian people and to enhance the relations between the United States and Croatia through educational advocacy, public policy and political projects and overall media relations.

“We have had so much fun finding and hearing about so many younger Croatians all over this country making their mark in so many uniquely distinct professional ways and within our community,” says Andrea Novak-Neumann, “40 Under 40” committee member and NFCA officer from Minnesota. “We looked nationwide for forty Croatian Americans who have demonstrated leadership, career success and dedication to Croatian causes.”

The Meaning of Malas

September 20th, 2016

OSM September/October cover

Organic Spa Magazine’s September/October issue hits stands today! If you’ve been wondering about the significance of 108 or those mala necklaces with tassels you’ve probably seen around town, check out my mala article:

Organic Spa Magazine, September/October 2016: “The Meaning of Malas”/p. 48-49

Cosmonauts Avenue Long List

September 15th, 2016

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An email arrived yesterday to let me know that I’m on the long list for the first annual Cosmonauts Avenue Fiction Prize (!) Returning to my literary roots has been a goal this year, and I couldn’t have asked for better encouragement to keep pushing on my fiction. Stay tuned for a future issue of Cosmonauts Avenue, where “Barren” will appear.

Ruminations On Cheese

September 12th, 2016

donkey portrait

Thrilled to have two pieces in the quarterly cheese magazine, Culture. I reported about endangered Balkan donkeys in Serbia, and a cheese that is made from their milk. I also wrote an essay that is as much about Croatian Paški cheese as it is about memories of my grandmother’s cooking and connecting with my roots.

Read them here:

Culture, Autumn 2016: “Ruminations: Lost in Translation”/p. 128

Culture, Autumn 2016: “Farm Animal: Liquid Gold”/p. 22