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January events in Florence, Italy

For some reason, January has creeped up on me without any warning. One second we were departing from the Florence Peretola airport headed to France for Christmas and then suddenly, we were in Lisbon, Portugal bringing in the new year with plenty of Rose and now, I’m back in my chilly apartment in Florence. Of course, despite a bit of post-vacation depression, Florence is as beautiful as ever. Chilly sure, but also sunny and full of people taking walks in…

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Vogue’s Fashion night out in Florence, cocktails & Ferragamo

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Florence {#VFNO2013} can be summed up using a few words – free cocktails, crazy outfits, plenty of shoes with no socks and the most traffic stores on lonely via tornabuoni received in one day (from … non-rich tourists).  Basically its a chance for your average person (me) to wear a fun blazer, put on too much lipstick and wander into stores where you could never actually buy anything. One of the funniest moments of the night…

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How to dress in Florence, Italy

I love this photo. I like it so much that I bought it for myself, my dad and pretty much anyone who likes anything in black & white. The enigmatic appeal of the American girl in Italy. One has to look at a photo like this and say, wow – those Italians were so elegant. Well, pretty much they still are except for the occasional shiny silver sneaker and black puffy trash bag jacket. While I personally wouldn’t describe Italians…

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“Fashionista” for a night at Vogue’s fashion night out in Florence

The much anticipated Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Florence finally happened this past Tuesday to a huge fanfare congregating in Florence’s very busy historical center. We had to note that the effort put into this event was quite impressive. Statues of legs in the most ‘fashionable’ intersection was just one of the many cool displays we spotted around town. Everywhere we went there was some sort of cool event going on from aperitivos, dinners, cocktail parties, photo shoots – it…

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