Tag Archives: The Florentine

live it local! at palazzo belfiore

Last week, Meg and I stacked our Instagram with photos and quips from our 2014 Italian vacation, the Friendsgiving edition. While social media may have led you to believe that all we did was hunt for beautiful panoramas and rustic color-washed walls (you wouldn’t be entirely wrong), we were also lucky enough to take part in Florence’s very first Live It Local!, generously […]

Museo Stibbert by Roberto Serrini on Flickr

upcoming events: october 2014

Each October is a big month for events in Italy. Harvest festivals are in full swing and the change of seasons brings with it new shows, exhibits and festivals. This fall will also bring another “big” event to Florence: these two ladies will be returning to our favorite city! Well, we won’t make it there […]

Photo by Moggi for Florence Design Week

upcoming events: april 2014

Can someone tell me if there is a light at the end of this winter tunnel? I, who thought had made it through the season unscathed by illness, was brought down by a killer head cold and a final stateside snow storm this week (hence the delay in posting – apologies!). So, in addition to hot tea […]

florence for kids

When I was little, I would lie awake at night concocting dream vacations (clearly nothing has changed). Though twenty years ago, those dreams were much simpler. Quality car snacks, a hotel pool, and a bedtime-free week was my idea of the perfect vacay. I can definitively say these childhood fantasies never involved losing track of time at the […]

feast day of san giovanni

After being an ex-pat for the past year and a half, I felt that I had some making up to do to my country when the 4th of July showed up yesterday. So, like a true patriot, I suited up in my American flag bikini, found my best pair of cut off jean shorts, and slipped […]