A guide to romantic Lisbon, Portugal
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A guide to romantic Lisbon, Portugal

Truth be told, I have been obsessed with Lisbon ever since we got back from our #winteroadtrip from the south of France to Portugal this past December. Five days of living it up with my partner in crime and I really think we got the most of our vacation, it was non-stop walking, eating, drinking and experiencing. … Continue reading

Local I Love, meet Alexandra Korey
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Local I Love, meet Alexandra Korey

We are back with yet another interview, this time by my friend Alexandra Korey. She is Canadian, an all-round communicator and an art historian. What’s her favorite drink, it may surprise you in being nature’s glory – water. I met her while working at The Florentine and we often see each other at various Yelp … Continue reading

The people of Sansepolcro, Italy
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The people of Sansepolcro, Italy

You would think that after living in Italy for six + years that nothing would surprise me anymore. After all, Italy is the land of beautiful landscapes and interesting personalities no matter where you are in the country. And did I mention the food? Well luckily, I am constantly wowed on a daily basis which … Continue reading

Why you should visit San Gimignano
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Why you should visit San Gimignano

If you have been to Tuscany but not yet visited San Gimignano – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ‘town of towers’ {it used to boast 72!}. I suggest hopping in a car, bus, on a horse, vespa, or even advocate hitchhiking {kidding} to check out the incredible skyline this town has to offer! Not … Continue reading

Middle East Now film festival in Florence
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Middle East Now film festival in Florence

One of my favorite film festivals in Florence, Italy is coming up the next week at the Odeon Cinehall and Stensen – Middle East Now. For someone who is self-admittedly a little obsessed with the Middle East – what better way to quench your curiosity than a few days of wonderful movies (with subtitles) and … Continue reading

March events in Florence Italy
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March events in Florence Italy

Leap year has ended before anyone can say ‘ciao bella’ and somehow it’s already a few days into March. When did that happen? I am aware that everytime I write that I sound like my parents. oops! Anyway, it’s time now to throw that gear into overdrive and enjoy the beginning of spring (and the last … Continue reading

Last Minute Valentine’s day ideas in Florence
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Last Minute Valentine’s day ideas in Florence

Love it or hate it –  it’s Valentines Day in Florence, Italy and ‘love is in the air’ (at least I think it’s around somewhere). Most Italians I know aren’t a huge fan of this holiday and many actually think it’s “cool” to hate it but nevertheless it has gotten some increased fan-fair in recent … Continue reading

February 2013 events in Florence, Italy
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February 2013 events in Florence, Italy

February is just upon us and according to Phil, the groundhog in Pennsalyvania we will be enjoying an early spring this year, hurrah!  As usual this year started off in a rainy, rather random temperature kind of way. It was warm and rainy, it was freezing, it was going to snow, it was cold again, … Continue reading