Why you should visit the Toulouse Christmas markets
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Why you should visit the Toulouse Christmas markets

I am no stranger to the south-west French city of ‘pink brick’ otherwise known as Toulouse. I visited a few years ago for the first time with my then friend Nico (and now boyfriend-partner in crime otherwise known as ‘Frenchy’. he is from a smaller town called Castelnaudary that not many know about other than … Continue reading

Local I Love, meet Alexandra Korey
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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 … Continue reading

Truffle sagra in Girone, the emergence of the ‘food baby’
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Truffle sagra in Girone, the emergence of the ‘food baby’

Yes, I really did use the term ‘food baby’ in the title of this blog post. That alone should convince you that I don’t use this blog for SEO purposes… but instead as a vehicle for my twisted agenda to convince everyone to visit the Truffle Sagra in Girone which lasts almost the entire month … Continue reading

Making friends in Florence, Italy
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Making friends in Florence, Italy

I often get asked ‘Where do you meet people’ in Florence, Italy?’ It’s a subject I have touched on before but I really thought it worthy of its own post. It is true that The Florentines as people have a reputation for being very closed and I really don’t have a ton of Florentine girlfriends, more acquaintances. Instead … 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 – Lisa Gucciarelli
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Locals I Love – Lisa Gucciarelli

This week I plan on interviewing Lisa Gucciarelli an Italian entrepreneur whose favorite drink is apple juice. I met Lisa through one of my day jobs at Nana Bianca  a startup incubator in the center of Florence whose goal it is to help and encourage young Italian businesses (especially artisans) realize their potential — needless to … Continue reading

5 questions expats in Italy hate being asked
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5 questions expats in Italy hate being asked

Without trying to be like a teenage emo kid listening to a spotify indie music playlist, I thought I would write a more personal post for a change. When I started this little baby of a blog of mine, I was very unsure about how much personal info I wanted to share. I thought about … Continue reading

Locals I love – Kate Hash
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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 … Continue reading