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After One Year Of Marriage: A Letter To My Husband

I really can’t believe that it has been one year today since we have said “I do” or as you gently reminded me this morning as we sipped coffee before he headed to work, je te rends ta promesse (don’t kill me if that’s wrong, I’m still in level one of my French class). There is a lot to be grateful for in life, isn’t there? 365 days fly by faster than the familiar whirl of our Nespresso machine. God I love that…

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Fratelli Peruzzi: The Silver Makers Of Florence

When most people think of the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, mentally they transform into one of those most iconic of Italian locations. An ancient medieval bridge spanning two sides of a city, its arches gleaming in both the morning’s earliest lights and glowing in the nightly sunsets. The stores are historically known to sell gold, as it was famously said that the Medici Family’s creation of the Vasari Corridor spelled the end for the former residents of…

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Keeping It In the Family: Pruneti Extra-Virgin Olive Oil In Tuscany

Virginity Is Overrated Unless You’re Olive Oil  To quote the author Tom Mueller “Once someone tries a real extra virgin — an adult or a child, anybody with taste buds — they’ll never go back to the fake kind. It’s distinctive, complex, the freshest thing you’ve ever eaten. It makes you realize how rotten the other stuff is, literally rotten. But there has to be a first time. Somehow we have to get those first drops of real extra virgin oil…

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5 Strange Wedding Traditions Around The World

Wedding can be some pretty strange affairs. In fact, some might argue that entire concept of getting hitched legally to someone when there is a 50% possibility of it not working out is pretty inane in itself, but we love it! While we’re all used to the standard ‘here comes the bride’ moments, I also have other more awkward memories as a child going to weddings where the groom takes his newlywed’s garter off her thigh using just his teeth…

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Lost In Paradise In Thailand: Koh Yao Noi

It’s hard to believe that one country could have hundreds of beautiful islands, each prettier than the last in a place with so many different shades of blue, even Crayola wouldn’t know what to name them all. Periwinkle, aqua, sapphire, indigo. You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic place to spend your honeymoon than Thailand, and like two slightly tanned lovebirds, we saved the best for last. We left for what I will only describe as pure, unadulterated…

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Planning A Wedding In Tuscany: Interview With Simona Cappitelli

Since getting married last November (you can see my photo roundup here), I am still fresh from all of the joy and happiness that comes from that wonderful day marrying my best friend. We came back to Florence from a whirlwind honeymoon in Thailand and Texas with a renewed vigor in life, and I am brimming to share it all! I have been getting so many emails from you guys planning your own weddings, and seeking advice. To be honest,…

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