How I almost lost my native language
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How I almost lost my native language

Who needs silly words when you have a plethora of gestures to choose from, Reason #24436726762 to love Italy! He’s just being a ‘rompe palle’ (A pain in the ass). You might wonder why I am essentially calling someone a ‘not to so nice name’ but it’s not aimed at anyone in particular, just an … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Meet Misty from SurvivingInItaly
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Locals I Love – Meet Misty from SurvivingInItaly

This week I get to chat with none other than the mind behind the hilarious blog that is http://survivinginitaly.com/. Misty and I share a lot in common and not just our respective day jobs, she too enjoys a glass or four of prosecco, is obsessed with dogs and has a realistic approach to what life is … Continue reading

July events in and around Florence, Italy
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July events in and around Florence, Italy

June has powered by in a storm-filled, strange weather dream (at least that’s how it feels to me) and July looks to be no different. I am looking forward to this month, not just because of my birthday ;-) but also because of the numerous cool events all over Florence and Tuscany this July. Sounds … Continue reading

Locals I Love: Amy Gulick from The Bittersweet Gourmet
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Locals I Love: Amy Gulick from The Bittersweet Gourmet

This week we are chatting with Amy Gulick from http://thebittersweetgourmet.com/. I met Amy on a recent blog tour cooking competition in the lovely city of Terni. We instantly clicked, her warm demeanor and love for all things Italy shines through her positive character. She’s one of those people you wish you would have known since day … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Chiara Brandi
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Locals I Love – Chiara Brandi

This week we are chatting with a true Fiorentina, Chiara, whose bright smile you can’t ignore. I met her through blogging circles and I welcome any chance to get a little insight into how she manages it all, being a smart and accomplished Marketing manager, mom and blogger while also looking pretty cute at the same time. … Continue reading

More Than just ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’
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More Than just ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’

Ever have one of those months that quite literally felt like you ran through it like a gold medalist at the Olympics? That’s sort of how life in my world has felt since March and the go-go-go never really seems to stop as new (cool) activities pop up at any given time. I really could … Continue reading

Chef for a day in beautiful Umbria
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Chef for a day in beautiful Umbria

Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’ – Anthony Bourdain While I could never imagine the insane pressure that comes with being a professional chef, I do have somewhat of an idea after participating in a very cool food-blogger contest at … Continue reading

June events in Florence, Italy
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June events in Florence, Italy

June has finally arrived and guess what, Monday is a holiday in Italy, festa della repubblica to be exact, [how awesome is this country]. For those who didn’t know this year has been a blessing for us hard workers, it seems like holiday seasons every other weekend. I for one, am not about to start … Continue reading

What’s it like being with an American?
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What’s it like being with an American?

The 4th of July, the only time it was socially acceptable to drape myself in the American flag Our blogger roundtable discussions are back and this time instead of focusing on our thoughts on all-things Italy, we thought why not touch on a fun subject, namely what’s it like for our respective partners to date … Continue reading