One week in Florence, photo diary in December
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One week in Florence, photo diary in December

I know things have been a bit quiet of here but I call it the fault of colder weather. While yes, technically I should be holed up at home tapping away my computer while sipping mug after mug of hot tea. Ps. Hot tea & coffee is my Florentine version of a ‘heater’. Houses are … Continue reading

December events in Florence, Italy
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December events in Florence, Italy

You know what time it is.. basically its the time when I put on my writing hat and find the coolest events around Florence & Tuscany for the month of December, a beautiful time to be in town. I have been snapping photos of the Christmas lights set up around the city and Florence definitely … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Christine Lasso
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Locals I Love – Christine Lasso

Locals I Love is back this Thursday (I’ve been good lately!) and this time I am getting to know someone who I work with who is really pretty awesome and instrumental to helping me finangle my way in an Italian office, she is Christine Lasso Montesinos. A Panamanian girl, an administrative assistant & assistant Manager … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Michela Simoncini
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Locals I Love – Michela Simoncini

Introducing this week’s ‘local I love’, Michela Simoncini, who is Italian, works as a Social Media Manager (sounds familiar) and loves all sorts of drinks from wine to “Sbagliato”, from cappuccino to your classic Americano (the coffee), from Moscow Mule to Amaro del Capo, and on and on! I think you get the point here, … Continue reading

Locals I Love – meet Gina Baxter
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Locals I Love – meet Gina Baxter

This week’s local I love is Gina Baxter – California girl turned tour guide, study abroad office assistant, waitress extraordinaire. She is a hard worker and a lover of animals, especially now that just got an adorable new {rescue} puppy! I met her a few years ago through my friend Gianna, another local i love … 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

Locals I Love – Elena Farinelli
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Locals I Love – Elena Farinelli

This week’s local I love is someone who actually was part of the reason I started this blog! When I first moved to Florence, I was always seeking out info about cool, cheap events around town and I discovered Elena’s awesome blog {in Italian} http://www.ioamofirenze.it. She does such a great job of keeping it up … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Kristina ‘Yelp’ Grancaric
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Locals I Love – Kristina ‘Yelp’ Grancaric

It’s with great pleasure that I introduce this week’s ‘Local I Love’ – Kristina, the Yelp Firenze community manager and a friend of mine. She is somewhat of an anomaly in Italy – half Canadian half Italian and can speak both English and Italian without an accent. You could say that I’m jealous — and … Continue reading

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

April showers bring May’s Flowers – I have always hated that phrase and this year it might as well be four months of rain with no end in sight. Yes, we in Florence are ready for a little bit of sole (sun) and so far this week has been promising. YES! thank you mother nature. On … Continue reading