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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

One week in Florence, photo diary in December
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One week in Florence, photo diary in December

I know things have been a bit quiet of here but I call it the fault of colder weather. While yes, technically I should be holed up at home tapping away my computer while sipping mug after mug of hot tea. Ps. Hot tea & coffee is my Florentine version of a ‘heater’. Houses are … Continue reading

December events in Florence, Italy
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December events in Florence, Italy

You know what time it is.. basically its the time when I put on my writing hat and find the coolest events around Florence & Tuscany for the month of December, a beautiful time to be in town. I have been snapping photos of the Christmas lights set up around the city and Florence definitely … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving from Girl in Florence
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Happy Thanksgiving from Girl in Florence

While I honestly can’t remember the last time I actually spent Thanksgiving with my family, tis the life of a maybe-forever expat, I do however still value the holiday – or rather any day that prompts you to reflect on the things you should be grateful for. Personally, I truly feel thankful to have so … Continue reading

Sweet escapes at the Dolce Lab in Florence
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Sweet escapes at the Dolce Lab in Florence

While I wouldn’t consider myself a person that constantly craves sweets, when I do – it’s an itch that pretty much is mandatory to scratch. Luckily, living in Italy has provided a plethora of ‘sweet escapes’ to indulge in like tiramisu, panna cotta, various torte and much more. Thank god I live on the third … Continue reading

Zuppa di Cavolo Nero – Black Kale soup
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Zuppa di Cavolo Nero – Black Kale soup

A Florentine winter – while this year the cold has creeped in a lot slower than normal, personally I officially class the first day of ‘inverno’ as the day I finally turn on the riscaldamento (heater) in my house. If you don’t already know, gas & electricity are very pricey in Italy and this is … Continue reading

A bit of Bavaria in Florence, Birreria HB Firenze
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A bit of Bavaria in Florence, Birreria HB Firenze

You might be wondering why I am talking about Bavarian food living in the gastronomic heaven that is Florence, Italy. Of course, when you live here and enjoy the fruits of the mediterranean diet on a daily basis – and trust me, you know I do, you sometimes crave a little something else. While I … Continue reading