I'm Lisa!

I’m a magazine founder & editor, a private food & shopping guide and watercolour artist who wants to share everything I know about the best-kept secrets in Tuscany with you.


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Delight in traditional as well as new foods, recipes and a few artisanal cocktails as well

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Discover the Tuscan artisans and learn the history of their craft

Celebrate the tradition of the festive events that take place around Tuscany

Explore this beautiful region and discover the popular and not so well-known towns in Tuscany

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Join me on an exclusive Food, Fashion, Artisan or Design tour around Florence and discover the favourite local places where the Florentines shop, eat and did I mention shop?

I can create a bespoke tour for you based on what you want to see.

Are you a foodie who wants to taste all of the typical Florentine foods while learning about their origin and how they are made?  Maybe you would prefer to visit the artisans whose creative talents are what makes this city so special.  Do you love fashion and want to take home a few original designs from the best contemporary fashion boutiques in the city? Or maybe you would like to visit some of the Florentine fashion and design icons that I have personally admired since first coming here in the early ’90s.

I am also available to accompany you out of the city should you choose to visit one of the many beautiful Tuscan towns within easy reach for a special day-trip!

Contact me to organise your Tuscan Life Experience!



I will never forget my joy when many years ago, I found my very first porcino mushroom. I really couldn’t believe my eyes when after what seemed like endless hours of climbing up and down a mountainside in the hills above Pistoia, about an hour from Florence.

On a clear day in late February, just before Italy went into lockdown, I set off from Florence to Podere il Casale, an organic, family-run farm located in the breathtakingly beautiful area of the Val D’Orcia. The property, located about ten minutes from the Renaissance town of Pienza has been owned by Swiss-born, Ulisse Braendli and his wife Sandra, for the last thirty years.


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A creative, food & fashion loving mamma of two boys with a passion for all things Italian. 


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