Florence- Love At First Sight. Always…

Perhaps the first thing you notice about Florence is her astounding beauty and romance, a city surrounded by evidence of times past, a presence of beauty, and an endless charm for the future. Even with the tourists swarming at peak season nothing takes away from her beauty. It feels like you are in a cocoon, trapped in a…

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Havana, Cuba- Wild Nights With A Wild Heart

Cuba. The land that time never forgot. I have a bucket list, actually two; one utterly fantastical, the other with a touch of the real, things I hope to achieve in this life time. Visiting Cuba is on both lists, that world, a mystery to so many. It was a long time coming, my whole wandering existence led up to that moment, culminated with the…

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A City of 100 Churches- Lucca, Italy

Okay, I only have two for you. Lucca is a town of gothic churches, 100 of them reportedly, and the home of Madam Butterfly composer Giacomo Puccini. By now you ought to know that I love Italy. Much more than France. I love Florence much more than Paris. Paris is beautiful, I’ll always give it…

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Spring’s Summon- La Primavera by Botticelli

Heart. Spring. Beauty. Sublime. Intrigue. Discourse. Discord… all embody my favourite painting La Primavera (Allegory of Spring) by Sandro Botticelli. In my opinion this is his MOST stunning work of art- some would attribute that to The Birth of Venus, but I beg to differ. Don’t get me wrong, Venus is stunning, and I love…

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Miracles & The Bell Tower- Pisa

I was many things in my former life, a fancy notebook, a fabulous handbag, a beautiful set of desk organisers, a rockstar but I am almost certain I was an Italian, and in my next life I will be an Italian. From the glorious hills of Tuscany, Florentine to be more specific. I love Italy.…

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A Photo Diary; Eguisheim, Alsace

Little town, it’s a quiet village Every day like the one before Little town full of little people Waking up to say… Bonjour! Bonjour!! Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour! Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department, Alsace. A little town to the North-East of France. Not quite full of little people, but I would imagine everyday…

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See in Paris; Beauté Congo 1926-2015

One thing I love about Paris is the endlessness of it- there is always something to see, do, be, go. It is a city brimming with art and inspiration so much so, one can never be bored in Paris. On a recent jaunt my sister and I were lucky enough to catch the Beauté Congo Exhibition presented by…

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