Buongiorno from my birthplace, Pistoia! This morning I after having visited the clothes market that as I wrote in another post of some time ago, it is on Wednesday’s & on Saturday’s in the main square of Pistoia since the Middle Age, I took a walk at the vegetable market on the “Piazza de La … More Summer colors of Pistoia : sun is here,on our food market today
Have you ever took part to a speed date? For me it has been my first time last Thursday evening & I’m sure it will not be the last one! Not to know a new man for a love story but a business “one-to-one” meeting of just 3 minutes each to introduce ourselves to another … More To be a working woman in Italy : a business speed date to meet other women – Confcommercio Pistoia & Prato together
Are you ready for the new year? As I already told you in my previous posts this upcoming year , 2017 , will be very important for my beautiful little town Pistoia and for me , of course , as I feel as being part of my birthplace. Just about 50 years ago nobody could … More Welcome 2017 & may all your dreams come true as these ones…
My best wishes for a peaceful Christmas with your family & friends for a very happy relaxing day! Here some of my photos I took by Chiesa del Carmine in Pistoia – that is not open to public usually – but for this special exibition with handmade original Nativities made with different materials even recycled … More Buon Natale from Pistoia !
I love my birtplace Pistoia, as a part of myself, althought I wanted to escape from her when I was young as I thought it was too small , too NOT open mind for the big dreams I had..after many years I fell in love with her just because I have been so fortunate … More Why Pistoia ? my interview to American expats who decided to live here.
Imagine a group of beautiful ladies from the States – headed by my dear friend Suzanne Stavinoha Waltz – sharing a stunning typical Tuscan villa “under the Tuscan sun” , on a green hilltop , in the countryside of Chianti area : amazing view, great landscape , vines & olives groves around it , aromatic … More Cooking class & sweet memories in a Chianti Tuscan villa
In Viareggio , a coastal summer location, just 40 minutes driving from my birthplace , Pistoia , I just saw these beautiful windows& thought of you, my friends abroad , that cannot see what on fashion here in Tuscany at the present & so………now you could see them through my photos ! Same trend … More Windows shopping in Viareggio!
Think you can’t imagine how many nice things could happen in a small city as Pistoia ! I really want to show you as much as I can of my birthplace in Tuscany as it is a hidden gem nobody knows…but you miss a lot if you don’t visit it once in a life time! … More MadeinPistoia : a different choice, no more slot machines but …free books!!
My grand-grandmother Inès used to prepear these at home during autumn season when in Pistoia’s countryside farmers killed pigs to make sausages,ham,ciccioli,salame & ….these original kind of crêpes made of pig’s blood . In Italy we have a saying : “del maiale non si butta niente! ” in English :We use all parts of … More MadeinPistoia : ever tried migliacci?a special kind of crêpe made of…blood!
You don’t need many things to feel free & enjoy life here! That’s what I really like of this place : no make up ! just at night maybe if you go to dance or to a special dinner no shoes ! just slippers, sandals or better ….bare feet no elegant dresses ! just casual … More Sardinia : the free life of living in an island
Last year I met many different kind of people from everywhere .. I shared with them my passion for food, shopping and art and for The great addentare Of travelling! But most of all The pleasure to stay together on The same way , same street , different language , same heart I’ve met a … More A New year , New things I’ve learned
Last week was in Paris ~ France ~ and visited one of the most beautiful square of the city : place des Vosges. Under the arcades I visited Dammann Frères established in 1692 in Paris . Just in that year the King Louis XIV granted the exclusive privilege sale of tea to Mr Damame in … More Passion4 …tea in Paris!