Roma, Italy

If I could change one thing about my trip, I would definitely have extended my visit to Italy’s capital, Rome. Having only stayed three days there, I can tell you it was certainly not enough time. My Italian adventure began in Venice and I thought, “Venice is so beautiful, I love it!” Then I went to Florence and thought, “Florence […]

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My Highlights of Florence

Florence is incredibly charming. Unfortunately, I only had a few days there, so I didn’t get to see all that it had to offer. What I did see, I absolutely adored. Here’s are the highlights of what I did: Santa Maria Novella and the farmacia, which is around the block. Check out my post about […]

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The Beauty in Stillness: Palazzo Pitti

I’ve always loved statues, not only because the amount of work and skill that goes into them, but also for their unique beauty. When I look at statues, it creates an overwhelming sense of peace and calm. In order to make these statues, the sculptor must chip into a piece of stone/marble, and with one small mistake and the […]

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Always Look Up: Palazzo Pitti

When I first walked into the Palazzo Pitti I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of art on the walls and the lavishly decorated rooms. I thought, ” wow… this can’t get any better”, then I looked up… There are no words to describe how breathtaking the ceilings are… Most of them are painted in […]

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Il Mercato Centrale

Food Food Food! I stumbled upon this place when I was looking for the San Lorenzo market, which was recommended in one of those Florence tour books (so touristy, I know. Hey I gotta get around somehow!) The San Lorenzo market was a bit of a disappointment for me, as I was expecting something quirky and unique, […]

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Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

For you Ferragamo fans, Florence is also home to the Ferragamo Museum. They exhibit models of the beautiful shoes, the fruit of Salvatore Ferragamo and his daughter’s genius. The actual shoes are archived and stored properly in special wax paper, to preserve them. One of the coolest parts of the museum for me, were the wooden […]

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Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

If you’re in Florence you have to check out the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella! This is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world (it has been continuously active for 4 centuries!). It has an incredible variety of ancient and modern herbal remedies. What I loved was how natural and refined their perfumes […]

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Biennale: Island Di San Lazzaro

I got a chance to take a boat out to the Isola San. Lazzaro/ dei Armeni to see the exhibit which won the golden lion (as in the first prize) of the Biennale. (In a previous post I talked about the art Biennale, you can check it out if you haven’t already!) ‘Streetlights of Memory- A Stand by Memorial […]

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Strolling Through Venice

When I packed for Italy I just had a vision of flowy, boho dresses, mixed with browns and earthy tones. Here’s what I ended up throwing on!. Dress: Free People (Actually got this at a Saks Off Fifth! But you can find similar maxi dresses here) Shoes: G.H Bass & Co  Sunglasses: Givenchy  Bracelet: Madewell Necklace: Satya  Bag: […]

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Biennale Arte: All The World’s Futures

It’s the 120th anniversary of the first Biennale, an International art Exhibition hosted in Venice (this year curated by Okwui Enwezor). The Biennale historically is hosted in two locations the Giardini and the Arsenale. However more recently they started opening more private palaces around Venice so as to be able to display more art from different countries […]

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Take a Walk with me through Venice

Venice is simply breathtaking. As you walk through the city it feels like you have somehow turned back the clock and landed in a different era. Every corner you turn is beautiful. I hope you enjoy the streets (as they call them here calle) as much as I did walking them.  View of the Salute from the […]

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