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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Locals I Love


My Locals I Love – now you can love them toolocalsilovecoll2I once read this quote “Relationships are the essence of life. It sounds simple but in fact, it’s quite profound when you realize that what has largely shaped the person you are and the person you will become is due to the relationships you’ve formed.” Truer words have yet to be spoken and this is why I started this series in the first place.

Locals I love is a weekly interview with 10 or so questions, published every week, with someone who I personally know who has now made Florence, Italy their home (and now out of Florence as well). Doesn’t matter how long, or why they are here, but rather is just an opportunity to get to know a real person who lives, works and breathes in this marvelous city (or country) I call home.

Everyone has a unique story and perspective to share about their life in Italy


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    Howard 09.06.2013 at 18:47

    Is Alessia the one with red lipstick and great eyes in an awesome cinematic shot ?

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    Yolanda Joe 07.06.2014 at 4:36

    I love your blog. My name is Professor Yolanda Joe, I am a tenured professor with Columbia College Chicago. I am teaching a course in fashion journalism at LDM this summer in July and would like for you to be a guest speaker for the day at in my class. It is an small and intimate group of five and I think the students who love your blog and energy, many of whom I visiting Florence for the first time.
    Please contact me via email at [email protected] to discuss further.

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    Renate Flynn 07.07.2014 at 3:59

    What a great idea to highlight your Florentine friends! I gain so much inspiration from your blog!

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    About Me

    About Me

    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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