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Locals I Love: Talking to Suzi Jenkins

“I am destined to be an eternal hybrid” With that phrase alone, I know Suzi gets what it’s like to live abroad long-term. I have fallen behind on “Locals I love” (get out the whips and chains y’all!) and I am determined to not let that happen again because I adore it so and that’s pretty selfish. This blog takes a lot to maintain as far as costs, personal time, effort and fact-checking, photo editing, but that’s no excuse in…

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Locals I Love: Erin Ciulla

The thing about living in Florence is that it always surprises you. Not as much the beauty and art, you pretty much know that is going to be good. Instead, it’s the people you meet. The ones who defy the norm and create a creative niche for themselves, and make it ‘happen’ thus creating small waves in the future of this country. These modern international artisans quietly inspire from their hidden nooks in the city and create a new generation…

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Locals I Love: Sara Amrhein

Artisans come in many forms, we may be used to thinking of them in a classical way, as solely part of an older ‘lost’ generation that is slowly fading away in Italy’s small shops and studios tucked away in small alleyways called ‘vicoli’. Luckily, if you live and breathe everyday life in Italy, you will realize that this could not be further from the truth. Truth is, there are plenty of younger people, doing creative things, making with their hands,…

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Locals I Love: Marta Alexandra Abbott

As always it is wonderful to reconnect with people you’ve met, then haven’t seen for ages, especially in a place you both love. This week’s local I love is Marta Alexandra Abbott, born in Amsterdam to an American father and Czech mother. She was raised in Connecticut and lived in New York before moving to Rome. In New York she tried out several different paths including jewelry design, working at a gallery, and working with flowers. Prior to making Italy…

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