Girl in Florence aka Georgette Jupe

I started this blog as a writing outlet for me to share what it is I adore about the beautiful city of Florence and Italy also sharing travel tips and stories along the way. Now 'Girl in Florence' includes advice for Florence, artisan features, interviews with locals, tips for life in Italy and travel posts from all over Europe. I'd love to think of myself as a fearless badass but If I am keeping it 100% real on this blog a quote that I sort of live by is"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." I hope you enjoy this journey with me.

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New Year, New blog ( sort of )

21.01.2012 No Comments

It’s 2012!!!!!! , a zombie Apocalypse and/or end of the world is not coming anytime soon , well its STILL early and I did just read World War Z …

Its time to leave the old and embrace the new… and keeping with the  spirit , I wanted to have more motivation to change/update my blog and for some time I have felt frustrated with the lack of events, news, available info in Florence. Often I will see really fun activities or free events that just were not really promoted or available online to see details so I would to attempt to bridge that gap.

I have only been in Firenze full time since 2007 but I do try to keep up-to-date with whats going on in town so I can temporarily escape the sound of my neighbors TV on full blast and his 24/7 coughing…

People often tell me there is not much to do in Florence or complain of  the lack of info , but the fact is , we live in a country where Italian is the language , not English. I understand its not easy to learn another language , it takes time which is why when I see something fun , or a new place , I will try and put it on this blog.

since I am obviously on a semi-rant about change.. I will leave it with a “unique” idea about climate change..


Georgette Jupe is a 'Tuscan Texan' digital social media marketing maven based in Florence, Italy. When she's not at her day job as social media manager and content editor at ITALY Magazine, she's creating social strategies for international clients and providing travel, foodie & life tips via her blog 'Girl in Florence'. Hobbies include plenty of reading, hiking, beagle cuddles, the hunt for the 'perfect' Moscow mule and laughs with the girls.

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    Certainly Curious 21.01.2012 at 15:50

    subscribing to you due to the fact that your from texas, like me, love italy, like me, and more specifically- love florence, like me! 🙂 woohooo! hope to hear of fun events in florence through your blog and met you at one ;P

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      ggnitaly84 21.01.2012 at 15:53

      why thank you! I appreciate the kind words :), considering all of my American friends are normally from Boston or California… its nice to see a fellow Texan loving and living ( or at least appreciating ) Il Bel Paese . I am always around, I work like 5 billion jobs but luckily I somehow always make time to be out and about so yes I hope to see you at one as well.. piacere da Georgette

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    Hi There!

    Ciao, I'm a curious American "Tuscan Texan" who calls Florence, Italy home for the past 11 years. I am the editor at Italy Magazine and I also work as an established digital social media marketing strategist (5+ years) as well as a freelance writer. My bylines have appeared in Lonely Planet, Luxos Magazine, and International Living. This blog is my way to share what life is like living and working abroad, as well as provide up-to-date true advice on traveling and living in Italy, weekend trips around Europe, and a monthly roundup of interesting events. I'm married to a wonderful Frenchman and we have a Florentine beagle who rules the household. Keep in touch with our adventures with your favorite glass of franciacorta or espresso!


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