Locals I Love – Diana Simon
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Locals I Love – Diana Simon

Back again with another fun edition of ‘locals I love’ this time speaking to someone I really love to read on the blog-o-sphere (and twitter) who is on top of her game when it comes to sharing tips and news all about Italy (and especially Rome). Diana manages the social media for an Italian tour … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Valentina Dainelli
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Locals I Love – Valentina Dainelli

This week we are back with yet another local I love [I know a lot of people right? ;-)] and this time we are picking the brain of  ‘TooMuchTuscanys’ Valentina Dainelli. I met Valentina during several blog tours, heck we even shared a room together. It would be hard to meet a nicer, kinder, more open-minded … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Costanza Giovannini
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Locals I Love – Costanza Giovannini

This week’s local I love is Costanza, a girl who works too much and shares my love of moscow mules. Witty, almost too organized, she is just one of those people who ‘gets it.’ We met a few times but more recently we embarked on a blog tour adventure together to promote the thermal springs … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Dario Trovato
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Locals I Love – Dario Trovato

Meet Dario Trovato, Italian, a videomaker/sound designer, loves beer Locals I love is back,  and this week we are getting to know Dario, a guy I met while working at Nana Bianca in Florence. A talented videomaker who is part of Balzo, a 4-person team making video game apps and doing a pretty great job … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Alexandra Lawrence
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Locals I Love – Alexandra Lawrence

While it’s taken me a few weeks to get back into the swing of things regarding my Locals I Love series - interviewing people I know who live and work in Florence and around Italy. I am super happy to finally interview Alexandra Lawrence, a wonderful art guide who I met via The Florentine, and who has shown … Continue reading

Things I didn’t do before coming to Italy
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Things I didn’t do before coming to Italy

It’s impossible to live in a country without getting influenced by local habits. While I consider myself a pretty adaptable gal {can I list that as a skill on my linkedin?} – invariably it’s hard to shake off habits that carry with you from your native country. That being said, with every year that I reside … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Elena Angeli
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Locals I Love – Elena Angeli

Despite slacking a bit on my ‘locals i love’ series, interviewing cool people I meet around Florence (and Italy) – I am happy to introduce you to my latest interview – Elena Angeli whom I met via the Yelp community in Florence. A sweeter person you could not meet, she always has a smile on … Continue reading

Meet Mario, a Florentine Institution
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Meet Mario, a Florentine Institution

“Please take a look at my business card, I find it the best way to meet ladies.” chuckles Mario as he cheekily slid a card across the table with the words ‘are you free’ and ‘I am single’ written among the typed details of his work. I had to give him a bit of credit, at … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Christine Lasso
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Locals I Love – Christine Lasso

Locals I Love is back this Thursday (I’ve been good lately!) and this time I am getting to know someone who I work with who is really pretty awesome and instrumental to helping me finangle my way in an Italian office, she is Christine Lasso Montesinos. A Panamanian girl, an administrative assistant & assistant Manager … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Emilia & Aidan
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Locals I Love – Emilia & Aidan

This weeks ‘Local I love’ is actually not just one but rather two people, a very cool couple Emilia & Aidan. I met Emilia through my friend Katey at a blogger workshop she hosted about a year ago and I remember thinking what an amazing person she was. She has the kind of biography that … Continue reading