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Locals I Love: Jennifer Diederich

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Sometimes you meet people that you instantly take too, like that perfect first sip of a warm cappuccino. Some people are just meant to be friends. That’s a bit how I feel about Jennifer. Talented designer, extraordinary host (trust me on this!) and an all around awesome person for so many reasons, I just wish I could hang out with her more. She appeared on the American reality show about fashion Project Runway and makes the most beautiful, fun flirty…

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Locals I Love: Emiko Davies

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Every have one of those ‘eureka’ moments? Mine happened today, when I got to interview someone I have following ever since arriving in Italy and begun a burgeoning interest in food that extended a little further beyond opening up a packet of crisps. Emiko Davies has long been one of my food idols, her beautiful blog details so many wonderful recipes — matched with her superb photography that always leads me to drop what I am doing and head to…

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Locals I Love – Gillian McGuire

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This week I am going a little further south to the Eternal city of Rome (which recently celebrated its 2768th birthday, and still looking good!). My interviewee victim is the lovely Gillian who is also a writer and social media maven who I read quite regularly. I met her on our recent Rome adventures and her husband and my Frenchy (Nico) quickly became ‘blog support’ buddies which usually means holding our purses while we snap photos. She describes herself as a…

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Locals I Love: Julia Park

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Locals I Love is back (yay) and this week I am interviewing a close friend of mine who I have been itching to feature here for some time. Julia from South Korea, my German friend Coco and I, your resident ‘Tuscan Texan’ often have girly lunches or international aperitivi at each other’s houses. We all come from vastly different areas of the world, do completely different jobs, which makes the fact that we have so much in common, even more…

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Locals I Love: Sarah Dowling

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Locals I Love is back and I finally have the first interview of 2015, picking the mind of American blogger in Bologna, Sarah Dowling of The Italy 365 Project. In case you don’t know what ‘Locals I Love’ is, this is an ongoing series on the blog aimed at showcasing real people, living and working in Italy (and beyond). Sharing their stories is especially important as many look to this country as a sort of ‘dream’ place without knowing many people who…

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Thinking of Moving to Italy? Read This First

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“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury. One thing that is truly wonderful about writing a blog about Italy is realizing just how many people all around the world dream of coming here, no matter what it takes. I am always surprised how those with careers that I personally envy, want to leave it all back ‘home’ and move here permanently. I suppose bloggers like myself play…

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