• Travel
  • Sunset in the Iris Garden

    If you are lucky enough to visit Florence in the Spring when the temperatures warm up, but the tourists are still slightly at bay, then you definitely should make a point to visit the Iris Garden.  Tucked just behind the Piazza Michelangelo, this hidden gem is home to what feels like hundreds of beautiful irises. […]

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  • Cooking in Tuscany

    When traveling, taking cooking classes are one of my favorite ways to get immersed into a culture; and so as soon as we booked our tickets to Italy I knew that a cooking class was in order.  When I looked for a class to sign up for in Florence, Walkabout Florence was an easy pick […]

  • Travel
  • Lazy Sunday in Florence

    I had been planning all throughout last week to visit Orvieto for the day on Sunday.  But by the time Saturday night rolled around, my still slightly bothersome jet-lag and lingering cold had the best of me.  I was pooped.  So I decided to turn off my alarm and play the day by ear. And […]

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  • Life in Florence

    It’s kind of funny, I go to Italian class every morning, and my teacher asks me what I did after class yesterday.  I usually respond with something along the lines of, “it was good…I didn’t do too much.”  And she responds, “niente di bello?”  Asking me, “nothing special?” or “nothing nice or fun?”  Well, I […]

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  • Ciao Firenze

    If you weren’t able to guess where I was headed to from my last post, the cat is officially out of the bag, I am back in Florence (sigh).  And this is probably no surprise to you, but it feels so amazing to be back.  I am a firm believer that you can never have […]

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  • Time to Fly

    If you watch my Insta Stories, then you know that I have been hinting at some upcoming travel plans.  Well…the time has come, and I am officially en route to my next adventure, and boy is this going to be quite the adventure! So where is my first stop?  Well, I am so thrilled to […]

  • Style
  • DIY Step-Hem Jeans

    For the past few months now (or maybe even longer), I have been toying with the idea of making my own step-hem jeans.  Besides the fact that they are pretty much everyone’s go-to pair of denim right now, my friend and oh-so-stylish fashion blogger, Kali, created her own pair on her blog, In Spades.  She […]

  • Recipes
  • Pasta with Truffle Butter

    Where do I even start with this one?  Well, you’re going to love it.  Now, I know that I say this with just about every recipe (actually every recipe) that I share with you, but I promise that I am only sharing the créme de la créme with you – and this one really tops […]

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  • Spring Eats

    Typically during the change of seasons, since I have the slightly compulsive desire to “Spring” clean (even when it is Fall or Winter), I find myself rifling through my recipe binder.  Yep, recipe binder.  Don’t we all have one?  No, not the one with the recipes that are tried and true, but a binder dedicated […]

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  • Loungewear

    Is anyone else completely loving the whole loungewear as daywear trend right now?  For me, someone who would happily always be in either loungewear or jammies, this new trend is pretty much the greatest thing that has happened since…well…ever.  I’m all about comfort, but it often used to be a choice between comfort or style.  […]