Hi, I’m Jessica, but everyone calls me Jess. I’m an American living outside Stuttgart, Germany with my husband and dog. Room for Gelato is a personal blog where I share all the joys, adventures, and fun that come with life and how there is always room for amazing things, like how you always have room for gelato after a delicious pasta meal.

Here on Room for Gelato I write about the trials, tribulations and joys that come with being an expatriate, travel adventures, delicious recipes, great books and music, yummy restaurants and more! You can expect to see a new post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To read the backstory on the blog name, check out my Why Room for Gelato? page.

about_meThe goal is to celebrate life, both the big and small things. I truly believe that life is worth living and that the best is yet to come. The below six things are the biggest pieces of my life that bring me happiness.



1 – My husband, Vinn, and I have been married since October 26, 2013 (the best day ever!) and have been together since freshman year of college. Vinn is my best friend in the entire world and I love the life we are building together. He loves whiskey, tennis, trying my recipes (most of the time) and sitting on our balcony.

2 – Copley, our 6-pound Cockapoo, or in German, Schnoodle. I am obsessed with her, love her like a child and she goes everywhere with me. She loves to play fetch with a tennis ball as big as her face, to cuddle on the couch and to bark at birds.

3 – I have a hard time turning down dessert and believe that no matter how much I eat for dinner, there is always room for something sweet, hence the name of this blog.

4 – I absolutely love coffee and am a firm believer that the day doesn’t start until I’ve had some caffeine. I have several cups of coffee per day and enjoy an afternoon cappuccino when the mood strikes.

5 – Traveling is my favorite pastime. A huge perk of living in Germany is being able to travel around Europe, crossing amazing places off my bucket list. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite, but anytime I can go to Italy is a good time.

6 – Prosecco is my drink of choice because there’s always something to celebrate!