San Gimignano x Helmut Newton

San Gimignano is a small town in Italy, a medieval walled town surrounded by an outer newer town. Like all small towns and medieval villages it is utterly charming and old and cobbly and uphill and so, perfect. It is also not the place you expect to see a Helmut Newton exhibition, but that’s the…

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Cinque Terre- The Five Wonders

Close your eyes and picture your most enchanting dream, a place where you’ve longed to go but can only do that in a dream. Are you there? Its perfect, sands beneath the soles of your feet, sweet sea breeze, the azure blue ocean stretches as far as the eyes can see. Ice cream, lots of ice cream, more…

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Florence- Eat. Play. Stay.

Always and forever, Florence will have my heart. I could go back there everyday and still never have enough of it. The people. Their passion. The food. The ambience. Even the tourists, nothing ever makes Florence less that what it is- BEAUTIFUL. EAT In Florence you can eat anywhere and everywhere there is no shortage of…

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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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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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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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