April events in Florence, Italy
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April events in Florence, Italy

While I may at this exact moment be sitting on my mom’s plush beige couch in San Antonio,Texas, Florence is never far from my mind. Especially this month of April which surely will be an exciting month for us all with Easter and more vacation coming up {because we can never have enough, right?}. The … 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

How to survive your next permesso di soggiorno renewal in Florence
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How to survive your next permesso di soggiorno renewal in Florence

[Disclaimer- These pigeons did not need a permesso di soggiorno to enjoy this view of Florence] This is you – a dreamer who wanted to leave corporate America, UK, Australia [insert said country here] for a simple life in Italy. A life of picking fresh veggies at the market, leisurely chatting over a cappuccino to … 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

Living in Italy : What is it really like?
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Living in Italy : What is it really like?

I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time, and of course being an overworked expat – overplanner extraordinaire, I just haven’t had the time. But since I get a fair amount of emails weekly about people all over the world looking to move their life overseas, I thought it the right time to … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Yasmine Hassani
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Locals I Love – Yasmine Hassani

It’s about time for a little session of ‘Locals I Love’ and this week’s protagonist happens to be a good friend of mine, Yasmine Hassani. She’s French, fabulous and living in Florence with her boyfriend Svebor teaching French around town {including helping me – god help her}. We met through mutual friends being that we … Continue reading

What not to expect when moving to Italy
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What not to expect when moving to Italy

Like many fellow bloggers who live and work in Italy, we tend to get a lot of emails from those interested in moving here. I can understand why, the food, the scenery, “la bella vita” – what’s not to love?  While I am personally obsessed with this country and can happily see my life here … Continue reading