Hey girlfriend!

Ready to make this the BEST part of your story?


Welcome to a revolution where we’ll shake up the status quo & say yes to YOU.

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Join me for the Women’s Tuscany Trip of your dreams!

You’ll enjoy small-group, Chef Julie-led tasting, cultural, & pampering experiences through Florence and the Tuscan countryside with other fun loving women just like you. 

Come solo or grab a friend – you’ll make memories for a lifetime and return home inspired by the talented female chefs, winemakers, and artisans we meet on our tour.


Bring Luxurious Italian Vacay Vibes to Your Everyday Life!


La Dolce Vita at Home

This free 37-page guide includes a collection of easy, inspired recipes and lifestyle tips so you can enjoy the good life…wherever you are!

Stop breaking promises to yourself… let’s make this YOUR time!
→ Did you ever wake up & wonder where the heck the years went?

→ Maybe the kids are gone, your life feels like a scene from Groundhog Day, and you’re going through as many changes as a teenager in puberty.


→ You can’t turn back time, you’re craving a life that looks and feels different. 

→ You tell yourself year after year that THIS will be when you finally get healthy or take that trip you’ve been dreaming of.


→ But the midlife blahs seem to have taken over that wild, fun-loving spirit that’s deep inside.


→ You’ve spent years taking care of everyone else but now you’re left feeling tired and unsure how to take care of YOU!


Hear me loud and clear…
it’s time you said yes to you! 

Your best years aren't behind you my friend...

Your best years are NOW!

Let's get started

Celebrate & Gather

Have fun and enjoy life!

Unlock fun recipes, girl’s night ideas, hosting tips and so much more to add joy to your everyday.

Make Cooking Fun

Cooking for 1 or 2? 

Let’s make it a breeze with my recipes, cookbooks, meal plans, and tips videos sized JUST for you.

Experience the World

Have the travel adventure of your dreams!

Surround yourself with positive, like-minded women on an Immersive Foodie Trip to Tuscany. Chef-led, authentic, intentional, and everything your fun-loving spirit craves!

Here’s what fun-loving women just like you have said

"I'm finally taking care of my health - the group was there to cheer me on and Julie is both your coach and your supportive friend at the same time"


Learning from Julie is life changing! To be honest, I’m so tired of trying to come up with ideas for healthy meals. I also don’t love to cook which makes it even more difficult! So Julie's class is perfect, I know what I need to purchase and all of the recipes sound easy but fantastic!


"Julie is inspirational! She really understands the many emotional and normal situations that cause us not to be true to ourselves. Julie helps us recognize how we can be better physically and emotionally. The result is our being happier. Thank you Julie."


Hey cutie! I’m Julie! 

I help fun-loving women (like you!) lead their happiest, healthiest lives through midlife and beyond. 

As a 53-year-old, empty-nester who lives life to the fullest; I’ve decided to shake up the status quo, shatter those outdated cliches about 40+ women, and help you live your best life too.

I’m an Engineer turned Chef, Women’s Travel Leader and Healthy Cooking Expert who’s dedicated to helping make these your best years yet!

After career-changing to find more joy, traveling around the world, creating 1000’s of healthy recipes, coaching women nationwide, and using mindfulness to unlock my own health, I’m here to share the love with you. Learn more. 

Join me and my community of women living our best lives at all ages and stages and in all shapes and sizes. Your time is now! 

Cooking for One? Make it easy & fun!

Grab my FREE mini cookbook with 10 fun meals for one that you can make in *drumroll please*… Less than 20 minutes!

Join the party on Instagram too @JulieHartigan

Join my Women’s Tour to TUSCANY or SICILY 🇮🇹 so you’ll have a dreamy, smile-making trip to look forward to too ❤️


DM me or comment YES & I’ll send you the info or go to JulieHartigan.com/travel ✈️

These pampering, chef-Julie-led, food & wine focused, women-supporting-women, small group trips are perfect for solo women travelers to have a fun group to see the world with, mother daughter duos, & girlfriends reunions! Everything is done for you - just show up & ENJOY! ❤️ Julie

#womensupportingwomen #womenstravel #italytravel #italytour #sicily #tuscany #italyvacations #solotravel #sicilytravel #sicilyitaly #sicilypictures #florenceitaly #italytour #womenstour #cheflife #lesdamesdescoffier

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GIRLFRIEND! You deserve a DREAMY trip to look forward to! ❤️ @juliehartigan #italyvacation #womenstravel #sicily🇮🇹 #tuscany #italytrip #italytravel #italy_vacations #sicily #sicilyfood #florenceitaly #sicilytravel ...

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Love 🍕& trying new things? Put @cutsandslicesnyc on your list! 🔥#cheflife🔪 #pizzalover #brooklyn #nytimesfood ...

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🌴 BAKED BRIE w SPICY MANGO HONEY-RUM TOPPING 🌴is a no-fuss, tropical inspired sweet-spicy app or dessert everyone will ❤️ NEW recipe for my friends @iloveimportedcheese #cheeselovers #importedcheese #bakedbrie #brie #rum ...

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🥳 Drop a YES if Italy 🇮🇹 is on your travel list! Join me in SICILY or TUSCANY June 2024 ✈️ Spots opening soon! ❤️ Julie #womenstravel #italytravel #pastalover ...

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@juliehartigan Still 2 weekends left this summer! 🍹set up a SPRITZ BAR for easy-fun hosting 🥳 learn how-to in my free mini book “La Dolce Vita at Home” at the link in my bio or comment YES & I’ll send it to you - cheers! ❤️ Julie - so much fun hosting a Summer Spritz event w my friends @hobokencheesewine this summer too! #aperolspritz #spritztime #spritz #labordayweekend #laborday #ldw #njshore #njshorelife #jerseyshore ...

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Top Travel Planning Tips! 🔥 What authentic Italian dish would you ❤️ to learn to make? 🇮🇹 Thank you @scuoladicucina_siena & Lella for a wonderful time! #italytravel #womenstravel #freshpasta #cookingclasses ...

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@juliehartigan Time flies…make the most of it girlfriend! 😎 Need a dreamy trip to look forward to? Get on the list for one of my upcoming Women’s Food & Wine Tours! DM or comment YES & I’ll send you info ❤️ xo Julie

#womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #emptynest #midlifewomen #womenstravel #solowomentravel #italytravel #womentravel #emptynesters #emptynester #emptynesterlife

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The video shoot 🎥 that made me weepy! 🥲 @juliehartigan

So thankful to get to share my late Grandma’s Pasta Fagioli 🇮🇹 recipe in the upcoming @lesdamesny cookbook! ❤️

Honoring her & having her iconic comfort food recipe published & on video means so much! 🥰 And she’d be so excited to know I’m now a chef hosting Women’s Tours to Italy too! ✈️

As a proud member of the Women Supporting Women international food-beverage-hospitality organization “Les Dames D’Escoffier” I’m sure Grandma feels proud too. @lesdamesintl @lesda_mesdescoffiertuscany

#cheflife #italiangirl🇮🇹 #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #pastarecipe #pastafagioli #tuscanylovers #italytravel #womenstravel #lesdamesdescoffier #jceats #jerseygirl #hoboken #jerseycity

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Join us Thurs 7/27 at 7pm! 🥳 @juliehartigan @localbarre @hobokencheesewine ❤️ @thehobokengirl #hobokennj #hobokeneats #hobokenlife #hobokengirl ...

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Join one of my Women’s Italy Trips 🇮🇹 so you can have this much fun too! ❤️ @juliehartigan DM for info ✈️ & share w travel-loving girlfriends

You can come solo or grab a friend - either way you’ll be part of a safe, supportive, fun-loving group of women for the Chef Julie Led trip of a lifetime! ❤️

We had such a blast in Tuscany in May & I can’t wait to host more groups of women to Tuscany, Sicily, & more locations soon! Go to JulieHartigan.com for more info on my Chef Led Women Supporting Women Travel Experiences ❤️

#womenstravel #solowomentravel #italyvacation #italyvacations #womentravel #italytour #italytours #sicilytour #tuscanytour #womenstour

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LIVE 🇮🇹 from the top of the Duomo in Florence! 😍 follow me @juliehartigan for more insider travel tips & BTS of my chef led tour!

Hosting 15 lovelies on my Women’s Tuscany Tour & taking in the most beautiful views of this magical city! 💫✨💫

#womenstravel #cheflife #florence #italytravel #travel #travelblogger #travelbloggers #italy_vacations #italy #florenceitaly🇮🇹

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@juliehartigan ps: Girlfriends! still a few spots to join me in Tuscany in Oct! DM for info ❤️

#womenstravel #italyvacation #summertravel #girlstrip #italy🇮🇹 #hobokengirl #womensupportingwomen

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DM @juliehartigan or Comment for an invite to the Summer Spritz Party! 🥳🍹😎 Thurs 5/11 at 7:30 @hobokencheesewine

hoboken #hobokennj #hobokeneats #hobokengirl #hobokenlife #hobokenmoms

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Stop putting off your travel ✈️ dreams & join me in Italy! @juliehartigan - DM - comment - tag a friend!!! ...

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