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A Guide To Vogue’s Fashion Night Out In Florence

Yep, the fashionistas are back in Florence. The curiously named Vogue’s Fashion Night Out is now apparently in its third edition, a sort of ‘white night’ for the trendier set, with stores set to open until 11pm in the city’s historical center. Think cocktails, plenty of people milling about and the apparent opportunity to meet designers and buy gadgets. The concept of Fashion’s Night Out was created in 2009 to restore consumer confidence and to boost the industry’s economy. The fun…

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Illegal to Date a Street Artist? Apparently So in Japan

I wasn’t planning to write a post like this, mainly because you would hope to not be compelled to but since I have a high esteem for the work of street artist Clet Abraham, his wonderful partner, and the people he works with that have become friends. I had to share this ongoing story that we still don’t know the ending to. Clet’s work using peelable stickers to modify urban street signs are pretty famous in Florence and around the world,…

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Lunch at the Hotel Savoy

Every once in awhile a girl has to treat herself to a sweet treat. Sounds like a dubious comment made by Samantha from Sex in the City but nope instead I am referring to the delicious and decadant ‘party in your mouth’ that was a recent dessert I tried at the Hotel Savoy in Florence, Italy. A five-star hotel that has made it’s name as one of the top places to stay in the city, with an outdoor restaurant that…

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A Florentine aquatic show: Ponte Vecchio lights up!

Imagine wandering down to the banks of the arno river on a Monday night to find a chaos of people, all clamoring to see one thing – the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge that is one of the most important landmarks in the city. This medieval cobblestones masterpiece once housed butchers, now expensive jewelery for tourists. During World War II, this bridge was the only bridge not bombed by Germans, rumored to be a special order from Hitler itself. It’s not…

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The new Mercato centrale: Eat your heart out Florence

  If you have visited Florence, likely you have stopped in the mercato centrale, or central market where fresh produce, meats, fish & cheese are in abundance and you can pick up all sorts of seasonal delights you can use to create delicious Italian meals. From farm to kitchen for your pleasure at a place I love to waste time just browsing, this is the kind of Italy that everyone wants to be a part of.   This year’s hot…

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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 month of skiing) in Florence, Italy. Here is my compiled March list of events you don’t want to miss including great theatre shows, new art…

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