Tag Archives: FLORENCE

just the best

i will agree that just the absolute best is having health and love.  i tend to not want to accept any absolutes, but health and love are absolutes.  and other than these ‘absolute’ best, i find that there is ‘just’ … Continue reading

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blue sky ferragosto

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. ~ L. Frank Baum  i became accustomed to anticipate that ferragosto would be a blue sky day.  with the unpredictability of todays climate, … Continue reading

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MARCHESI ANTINORI

i met the marchese Piero Antinori at a wine tasting event, and he told me about his family story past and present.  his family, is a wine making family whose roots can be traced to the late 1300’s.  i was excited when … Continue reading

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BUCA LAPI

although florence appears not to change; it does.  the food scene has.  florence, italy, is a city invaded with tourism that, in general, does not appreciate the characteristic dishes of the tuscan cuisine.  as a result, many restaurants there have … Continue reading

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ETRO

seduced and enamoured or was i enamoured and then seduced?  by a fragrance?  in that now moment i was…in 1989, in milan, italy, i found a luvFIND, a fragrance by ETRO; lemon sorbet, and ten years later, gimmo etro, better known as signor etro, introduced … Continue reading

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a shawl

the first Faliero Sarti shawl i dressed myself with came from a luvFAB shop,  Kristina Ti, in porto cervo, italy.  i knew then that this shawl was ever so special.  the weave was tight and the supple threads were just the right weight for that … Continue reading

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