Boxes of Wonder

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One of the reasons I choose Florence to live is the large artisan community that is here. Finding wonderful products for my customers for 38 years was my passion and it is still in my blood. I have the idea that I might be able to do some of that here.  While having lunch at my favorite panini place Semel, I started talking to two nice gentlemen and was invited … Read More

Santo Stefano Al Ponte

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Santo Stefano Al Ponte in the heart of Florence near to Ponte Vecchio is a magnificent deconsecrated church. It is one of the oldest in Florence first mentioned in 1100.  In 2015 it was reopened to the public as a venue for art exhibits and concerts. i went New Year’s Eve for a concert inspired by the world-renowned “Three Tenors” of LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, PLACIDO DOMINGO and JOSE CARRRERAS.   The … Read More

Aging out of place

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Recently I was contacted by Erica Manfred a journalist for Senior Plant an online publication.  They are doing a series called Aging out of Place. It is about people over 65 who have picked up roots and moved to a foreign country by themselves.  Sounds like me so we did a phone interview.   It was lots of fun and Erica did a great job.  To read the interview … Read More

Holidays in Firenze

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To say I was excited to see Firenze during the holidays is an understatement.  I have gathering pictures since December 8 when holiday decorating starts. Thank goodness later than in the United States, it becomes more of an event. All the different neighborhoods put up lights, some more dramatic than others.  In my near neighborhood of Porto Romamo they decided on the balllon motif. With many of the … Read More