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Locals I Love – Elena Angeli

Despite slacking a bit on my ‘locals i love’ series, interviewing cool people I meet around Florence (and Italy) – I am happy to introduce you to my latest interview – Elena Angeli whom I met via the Yelp community in Florence. A sweeter person you could not meet, she always has a smile on her face and a positive honest attitude which sometimes can be hard to find in a country where so many people have less than optimistic…

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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 for the company we both work for, and also a social media manager. What’s her favorite drink? Cappuccino. I don’t blame her, lately all I…

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Local I Love, meet Alexandra Korey

We are back with yet another interview, this time by my friend Alexandra Korey. She is Canadian, an all-round communicator and an art historian. What’s her favorite drink, it may surprise you in being nature’s glory – water. I met her while working at The Florentine and we often see each other at various Yelp Firenze events. Truth be told, If I ever need some real advice, she is the one of the first people I run to :-). She works…

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Odd in Florence – what you won’t see in your guidebook

Living in Florence, Italy for as long as I have – I could easily provide you with amazing photos of my city every day of the week like the one below {and I often do}. Of course as fun as that is – what about showing you some of the other things I have spotted around town? The weird things, the odd objects, the strange sitings. Yes, either I seem to attract weird or weird is attracted to me. I…

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Locals I love – Kate Hash

This next ‘local I love’ happens to be a  fellow blogger/web consultant extraordinaire living with her husband and adorable baby girl {and my god-daughter!} in Florence. We met when she needed some help getting her dual citizenship to stay in Italy and needless to say a friendship was born. I have spent many a day with them having lunch/sipping wine/playing with baby. I have to admit they make living in Italy look easy when it really isn’t — all by…

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What not to expect when moving to Italy

Like many fellow bloggers who live and work in Italy, we tend to get a lot of emails from those interested in moving here. I can understand why, the food, the scenery, “la bella vita” – what’s not to love? While I am personally obsessed with this country and can happily see my life here forever — at the same time I have become much more realistic throughout the years and can kind of ‘tell’ when this might not be…

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