Locals I Love – Corinna ‘Coco’ Matthes
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Locals I Love – Corinna ‘Coco’ Matthes

Locals I Love is back, this time I interviewed someone I personally know very well who has recently taken the plunge to move her whole life to Florence, Italy from Berlin, German. Have you ever met one of those souls who are just amazing and almost divinely meant to be in your life? Coco is … Continue reading

Osteria de L’Ortolano – foodie spot near the Accademia Gallery
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Osteria de L’Ortolano – foodie spot near the Accademia Gallery

While I can be the ‘queen’ of restaurant recommendations by zone in Florence, Italy – the one area that I have always been a little ‘eh’ about was around Piazza San Marco and the Galleria della Accademia. I received an invite recently to check out a small deli on via degli alfani in this area which … Continue reading

April events in Florence, Italy
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April events in Florence, Italy

While I may at this exact moment be sitting on my mom’s plush beige couch in San Antonio,Texas, Florence is never far from my mind. Especially this month of April which surely will be an exciting month for us all with Easter and more vacation coming up {because we can never have enough, right?}. The … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Costanza Giovannini
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Locals I Love – Costanza Giovannini

This week’s local I love is Costanza, a girl who works too much and shares my love of moscow mules. Witty, almost too organized, she is just one of those people who ‘gets it.’ We met a few times but more recently we embarked on a blog tour adventure together to promote the thermal springs … Continue reading

Odd in Florence 2 – embrace the weird
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Odd in Florence 2 – embrace the weird

After the success of ‘Odd in Florence’ part one featuring weird things I spotted around town, I knew i had to make this a continuous series. Of course the pretty pictures of panoramas overlooking Florence, foodporn that will make anyone fail their diet and colorful vintage fiats won’t stop anytime soon. But just like a … Continue reading

Meet Mario, a Florentine Institution
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Meet Mario, a Florentine Institution

“Please take a look at my business card, I find it the best way to meet ladies.” chuckles Mario as he cheekily slid a card across the table with the words ‘are you free’ and ‘I am single’ written among the typed details of his work. I had to give him a bit of credit, at … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Christine Lasso
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Locals I Love – Christine Lasso

Locals I Love is back this Thursday (I’ve been good lately!) and this time I am getting to know someone who I work with who is really pretty awesome and instrumental to helping me finangle my way in an Italian office, she is Christine Lasso Montesinos. A Panamanian girl, an administrative assistant & assistant Manager … 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

Locals I Love – Michelle Tarnopolsky
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Locals I Love – Michelle Tarnopolsky

Locals I love is back again and this week I would like to introduce blogger Michelle Tarnopolsky “Maple Leaf Mamma”. I met Michelle via a few friends of mine in town on one of our special ‘wine Wednesdays’ girl dates and am thrilled that I did. Besides just being a super nice – good person, … Continue reading

Locals I Love – Yasmine Hassani
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Locals I Love – Yasmine Hassani

It’s about time for a little session of ‘Locals I Love’ and this week’s protagonist happens to be a good friend of mine, Yasmine Hassani. She’s French, fabulous and living in Florence with her boyfriend Svebor teaching French around town {including helping me – god help her}. We met through mutual friends being that we … Continue reading