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November Events in Florence, Italy: Personal Suggestions For a Great Month

Fear not November’s challenge bold— We’ve books and friends, And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends! ~Alexander L. Fraser (1870–1954), “November,” c.1918 What would a year be without a November? Typically reviled and scorned as a depressing month with short, dark days and plenty of rain, I see it a little different. It’s a month where I typically dive into cooking warm, comforting meals and rearrange my wardrobe (boring but necessary). It’s the month of our wedding…

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November Events in Florence, Italy

In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year. ― Cynthia Rylant, In November   While Tuscans aren’t in love with cinnamon like us Americans, this quote does ring a bell personally.  I absolutely adore the month of November. A…

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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 pretty cold here, and due to gas & electricity being so expensive, no one leaves their heat on unless it’s included in their condo fees.…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Girl in Florence

While I honestly can’t remember the last time I actually spent Thanksgiving with my family, tis the life of a maybe-forever expat, I do however still value the holiday – or rather any day that prompts you to reflect on the things you should be grateful for. Personally, I truly feel thankful to have so many amazing people in my world, a career path I adore and a life that keeps on surprising me, especially this year. Also , it…

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Happy Thanksgiving – What am I thankful for?

If anything is achieved on Thanksgiving besides a turkey hangover, it’s the remembrance that we all have something to be thankful for. Though I am far far away from my family and friends back home whom I miss more than ever (especially on holidays). They can rest assured that I am happy, healthy and thinking of them this thanksgiving. I also really hope no-one decided to deep-fry a turkey (horror) this year. I read this great article talking about the…

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Thanksgiving in Florence – Turkey Day 2012

Thanksgiving is back again this Thursday the 22nd  (unless your Canadian in which you already had your turkey day) and all of the Americans in Florence are stocking up on puree pumpkin, scouring the market for turkeys, and wondering if Italians will understand what the hell yams are. Obviously not everyone bothers to celebrate but for those who like a little tradition abroad, never fear as usual Firenze is more than willing to provide the experience for you – at…

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