Aperitivo at Hotel Minerva – cocktails & sunsets
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Aperitivo at Hotel Minerva – cocktails & sunsets

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a beautiful panoramic view of Florence. I am in love with my city and there is no better way to really revel in its marvelousness than by embracing its full glory on one of the many rooftop terraces around town. Last week, I joined my … Continue reading

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In Florence this August? Some “cool” suggestions

  As I sit upon my used Ektorp Ikea couch while one sad half-broken fan is struggling to keep me cool while I type, I implore you and myself to remember that August isn’t so bad.  We had the Olympics to go crazy about – in fact I just discovered this week the hilarious/bewildering sport … Continue reading

Caffe, food, and books. List of “nerd-havens” in Florence
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Caffe, food, and books. List of “nerd-havens” in Florence

After an un event-ful weekend including being sick, working and loads of cleaning, T-man and I were more than happy to meet with some good friends of mine, Kate and Rob, to catch up over un caffe. ( By the way , their blog is kinda awesome so if you haven’t already seen it, check it asap http://www.lavitaebellablog.com/). … Continue reading

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my favorite aperitivo in florence, can you say “Morrocco” … I can ;)

Anyone who knows me pretty much gets that one of my favorite places to stop in Florence for a “pausa” or break, is a little Morroccan haven called “Derb” . Located on the very interesting ( and international ) Via Faenza off of the San Lorenzo market in the center of Florence, look carefully or … Continue reading