Live the literary life, Tuscan style! Yes, this will be my next tour in Tuscany : read the book , visit the setting! Brunelleschi’s Dome or Death in Florence, or Mona Lisa or Dan Brown’s Inferno….here they are now : are not only in your mind and fantasy but in the locations we will visit … More Book Club in Tuscany with …me!
Ever celebrated a birthday party for breakfast?? My friends & I did it this morning in a nice café in Pistoia called Evo Cafè http://www.evocaffe.it Our common friend was just 40 last August but everyone was on holiday so cannot celebrate it. So, we decided to have breakfast all together before going to work this … More A surprise birthday party for breakfast🍰🎂☕️for ladies only🎁
A wonderful time in Pistoia yesterday night : from 9 :00 pm until over midnight all the shops showed their clothes & items outside the door on the street & celebrate the sales’ beginning! Some shops were so beautiful, live music in the street & lots of people enjoying shopping & fresher night air 😍😍😍 … More Pistoia : an exaordinary shopping night for sales !
To celebrate my birthday what a better place than being my birthtown with a green , fresh carpet of grass in the city’s heart? For just one day ,until midnight , as in Cindarella’s tale Pistoia was a green island in the so called ‘Sala’ district where is the city’s movida every week end. This … More Made in Pistoia : “the green & the city ” yes , we can ! just 4 one day in Pistoia
Where do you try shoes at the market ? on the floor , of course! Usually on a piece of paper so the soles will stay clean 👍😉 So funny to try a pair of shoes in the street! Everybody can watch at you( as I did this morning & took some picts without been … More Pistoia market : shoes & bare feet
In Via del Parione, 28-32/R ,just at the beginning of this street almost on the corner with the most fashionable street , Via Tornabuoni ,near palazzo Spini Feroni that hosts the Ferragamo’s shoes museum & its boutique , you can find the Florian Café , founded in Venice in 1720. http://www.caffeflorian.com Daniel , the kind … More Florian café : not just in Venice but in Florence too!
Just close the beach a huge display of clothes & home decors items & …bees. & organc honey from the local mountains , Carrara marble comes from here , & lots of sun ☀️☀️ On Monday morning , every week of the year , enjoy!
Here 4 you , some floral & coloured clothes from a nice boutique shop in Pistoia . Just have a look to the bright shades of yellow, pink & orange with matching accessories , mocassins & ballerinas , small bags & big ones with fringes ! This is Italian casual & trandy fashion you can … More Pistoia : spring colours 4 fashion MITO boutique
My very first time in Lisbon was last week , just before Easter & I am missing it already…. its colours, its fresh & light air ,its smells , its sweets bakery shops’ windows , its old cafès ,its azulejos All over façades, its mosaic Street’s pavements, its multi colour trams & funicular , The … More My Lisbon ‘s coloured façades
Please don’t ️️miss ️it ️when in London : everything you can desire is Here ! Fashion shops,beauty shops, food, parfums ,drink, Theatre, cafes , restaurants,market,street artists ,live music, happenings , champagne, chocolate, teashop & …..people of any kind & colour , children That can run as in a small town’s Church square without cars In … More London to me : Covent Garden a small Beautiful world
Winter is going to end & I need sun 🌞🌞 & New spring colours , no more Just black ! Have a ️Look ️to this Great choice The New Collection with brighter colours to celebrate ️many many years of bags’ production …since 1885 in The Italian fashion Market offering light & Nice shapes purses for … More Bags by Gherardini & Braccialini ~ made in Italy ~ in Florence , Tuscany
Pistoia is located in a stateglical place : about 50 km. From The coast on The beach & about 70 from The mountains Where We can sky. I ️️was at this market last Wednsday to Have a ️Look to The market located in The biggest square of The small village on The Tuscan cost. In … More Forte dei Marmi ~ Tuscany~ fab & glam Shopping at The market
Not only food………Sometimes we have the time to shop & have fun ( if we can still fit the same size after all our tastings😬😬😬) ️here I am with Sonja & Brenda owners Of http://www.mondo-organics.com.au Let’s see How much they Love Italian fashion with an authentic Italian personal shopper as me 😉😉 !
The first temporary shoe shop in My town ! “Didì le fou ” is its name: located on a street corner exposing nice high hills shoes & sandals , offers a huge choice of ladies footwears. Pop in & have a Look it’s Open even on Thursday night but ….just until The end Of June😉😍👠👡👢👞👠 … More A temporary #shoe shop in #Pistoia👠👡👢👞👟👠👟
In a lovely location facing The Fifth Avenue Of Lucca That is Via Fillungo , LADURÉE Open a New shop together with Massimo Rebecchi fashion store at The first floor Of The same old ,historical beautiful building . Same charming atmosphere for The French Macarons we love but with a feeling Of being hosted in … More Macarons by LADURÉE New shop in Lucca
Maybe you remember when in a previous post I mentioned The Italian Macarons’ origins : Caterina dei Medici from Florence exported them to France in The XVI century when she moved to France to get married to Henry II Of France. Nowadays another lady brought them back to Italy : first in Milan & Rome … More Macaron by Ladurée in Tuscany now : Lucca & Florence
When I was in Paris last July , visited Goyard shop in Rue Saint Honoré & My friend Anna bought a bag but it wanted her monogram in it so she has to wait until September to have it ! Now here it is she posed for me in This pict showing it with glam … More Paris, France : exclusive bags by Goyard
Yesterday night we had a great night in Florence ! most shops were Open until midnight with Special events to celebrate Vogue fashion night. Couldn t be there so I decide to post some picts of the best bags & shoes I love just to celebrate last night without me ( but My heart was … More Fashion : bags&shoes4winter 2014
Dedicated to Forte dei Marmi ( worldwide well known location on the Tuscan coast ) as did in the past for Porto Cervo in Emerald Coast in Sardinia and Capri .
On Thursday morning if you have the chance to be in Sardinia on the Emerald coast you really can’t miss this Open air street market! You can find many different kind Of things : handmade hats,vintage sun glasses, clothes Of course!, bags, jewels , small handmade sardinian souvenir to hang in your summer house and … More My pills Of Heaven : Sardinia ,San Pantaleo street market
This could be considered The most beautiful and really the oldest boutique still left in My small town, Pistoia. Yesterday Morning I saw its old gallery as a sort Of a small Burlington arcade in London : This Made me think about My strolls in London and how much I loved it when I first … More Like a Burlington Arcade but in Pistoia ~Toscana ~ Italia
Once upon a time, there was an historical cafè called ‘Giacosa ‘ ( founded in 1815 and licensed furnisher Of the Italian Royal family ) in the most glamorous street of Florence ~ that could be compared to the Fifth Avenue in New York ~ Via Tornabuoni . It was the only café facing this … More Fashion café in the heart of Florence
Shoes are My passion or maybe I can say My obsession? I spent half Of My life dealing with them: My father was involved in The shoe business as footwear Agent in Italy representing some Italian factories on The export market . I followed him as soon as I finished The college and I loved … More Passion4…shoes!!
Love soooo much Rome! It’s so welcoming and I feel at home here : I can walk on its streets & have to chance to see ALL the best fashion windows in one day only and at the same time I am surrounded by ART&HISTORY that I adore..so, whatelse? & great food too !!! Enjoy … More A stroll in Rome with me!
For an unforgettable dinner or aperitivo try this restaurant by ABITART HOTEL . Visit http://www.estrobar.com you will find a cool atmoshere and a great choice & music! Enjoy ESTROBAR near the fashionable roman district ‘Testaccio’ and few steps away from Eataly.
One of the windows,the entrance of the shop, me with the earings just bought! Angela Caputi’s laboratory is just near Ponte Vecchio, in the heart of Florence. The Florentine artist designs her creations through inspirations from 1940s American films and her passion for fashion. In 2005 her creations were displayed by the Metropolitan Museum of … More FASHION IN FLORENCE :ANGELA CAPUTI JEWELS DESIGNER
Today New opening shoes exibition by Ferragamo ‘a palace in The heart Of Florence. A beautiful story Of a man Who came from The South Of Italy , went to America,Found in Florence -Tuscany – his home and great success . Thanks to This brilliant mind nothing has to be created in shoes: He Did … More Ferragamo’s shoe museum in Florence
Walking down London’s streets is itself a pleasure , especially when you are in a such exclusive area like this one, with imponent buildings and trendy people from all over the globe walking around you Harrod’s is a must for Italians : everyone wants to visit once in life and buy some souvenirs to take … More LONDON – HARROD’S
Such a wonderful entrance by LIBERTY’s store Love flowers and love Liberty for the wonderful old setting with woods all over (stairs,pavement,fornitures) You may have the feeling of being welcomed in an elegant English palace who opens its doors just for you Have you ever had an afternoon tea here ?
Found This nice shop in Lucca with vintage clothes and accessories: can’t help thinking about My Sundays in London visiting the original Camden Town markek with its stalls full Of coloured scarfs & clothes surrounded by any kind of people , smelling ethnic food & the Camden Lock
Love hats as well as shoes! Old ones are soooo funny and made me think which kind Of faces where used to take around…
If you travel in Tuscany – and for sure you will stop in Florence – do not miss this museum cafè in Piazza della Signoria , just behind the Palazzo Vecchio. An interesting permanent but always in changing exibition of bags from the beginning of the Guccio Gucci’s first boutique in Florence to fab dresses … More FLORENCE GUCCI MUSEUM , A MUST
Met him in his beautiful estate in the tuscan countryside last October , in occasion of a luncheon & wine tasting with group of a cooking class from Los Angeles. He came to welcome us and everybody fell in love with him!
In the Ferragamo’s palace in Florence you could find the best shoes of the world !
This is the first boutique opened by the Founder Guccio Gucci ( That’s why the logo has his monogram : GG)