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Bringing A Bit Of Italy To America With Franciacorta

January 13, 2017
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I love wine. I spent most of my time living in Italy drinking wine and eating delicious food. And, I have a special appreciation for sparkling wine. And while that usually means sipping on Prosecco to most people, I’ve now tasted Franciacorta Sparkling Wine and I don’t think I will ever go back. One of my favorite things to do after a long day of staring at my computer is to open a nice bottle of wine and watch tv (and I watch…

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Magical Places: The Picteau Lounge Bar

December 15, 2016
Photo Via Lungarno Collection

There’s just something about Florence. The magic that you can find around every corner. All of the history that surrounds you, the people you meet, the food you eat, and the wine you drink. There is always a place to stumble into for an afternoon or evening cocktail, and one of those magical places is the Picteau Lounge Bar in the Hotel Lungarno. If you know me, you know that Italy holds a special place in my heart. In fact,…

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The Truth About Travel II

October 23, 2015
oktoberfest

Sometimes other people will try to ruin it for you. When I studied abroad, everyone from my college who was studying in Europe headed to Oktoberfest at the same time. We spent the weekend in Munich doing as the Germans do, during the three week long Oktoberfest. My trip to Munich was the first trip I planned for my time abroad. I booked it almost as soon as I knew that I would be studying in Paris. I spent a…

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My Year Abroad

September 9, 2015
year abroad

As most of you know if you’ve been following along the past year, I lived in Italy for about 10 and a half months. It was by far the best experience I’ve ever had in my life… With that being said, I was ready to leave and start a new adventure (which I will be doing in a few short weeks in Thailand (which is also why I have been MIA)!). Today I want to share with you a video I…

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Rome wasn’t built in a day…

May 27, 2015
Rome

  Rome wasn’t built in a day…right? So you really shouldn’t give yourself only a day to see it. The city is massive and there is a lot to see. You can walk to so many places and see so much of the city if you have more time. But, if a day is all you have, here is a little list of things to do during your time there. I’ve been to Rome several times now and I have…

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Top 10 Things to Do in Florence

May 20, 2015
florence

So now that you know exactly where to eat and drink in Florence, its time for the touristy things. Here are my top 10 things to do in Florence. If you have any other ideas, leave them in the comments! I’m always anxious to hear what other people’s favorite things to do are. My favorite thing to do in Firenze is to grab a bottle of wine and some meats, cheese and a fresh baguette and head up to Piazzale Michaelangelo…

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The ULTIMATE Guide to Food in Florence

May 13, 2015
food in florence

 I spent almost a year living in Florence, and you can pretty much wander into any hole in the wall and eat a great meal. Still, I had my favorites and some places that deserve to be mentioned. So, here is my list of all things food in Florence – and of course where to get a good drink. (I know its a bit long, but I lived there for so long, I couldn’t leave places out!) Lunchtime Spots Pino’s…

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Handmade Italian Goods from Positano

May 7, 2015
handmade italian goods

Aviators, Straw Hat (similar), Grey Sweater (similar), Floral Tank (similar),  Polka Dot Shorts, Orange Clutch (similar), Black Gladiators (similar), Necklace I won’t lie, one of my favorite things about Italy is the quality of the goods there. And when I went to Positano for the second time a few weekends ago, I made no mistake and went shopping for some quality handmade Italian goods. I bought gorgeous handmade black leather gladiator sandals from a tiny little shoe shop. I tried…

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A Love Letter to Florence

May 6, 2015
love letter to florence

This is my love letter to Florence. You changed my life. The last time I lived abroad, I had a really difficult time. I was always wondering what was happening back at home and never truly lived in the moment. As cliche as that sounds, I knew I wanted a second chance. I was lucky enough to be given this opportunity when a friend told me to apply for FlorenceFor Fun. After getting a job offer in April, and accepting,…

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An Afternoon in Pisa

May 1, 2015
pisa

I knew that before I left Italy, I needed to make a trip to Pisa. A short train ride from Florence, Pisa offers the perfect location to spend a quiet afternoon, acting like a complete tourist. You can also rent a car from Florence and drive about an hour. You’ll spend most of the time driving up the highway, but be careful once you get into Pisa because there are SO MANY roundabouts. Just go slow and ignore the crazy…

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