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!



These delicious soft square pillows of ravioli filled with mashed potato, cheese, garlic and parsley are more commonly known in Tuscany as Tortelli Mugellani, the famous Tortello from Mugello! If you haven’t tried these yet, then add them to your list of ‘must-taste’ when you next travel to this region known as the ‘Green Valley of Tuscany’. 

Barberino di Mugello is a small town found an easy thirty minute drive along the A1 from Florence or 45 minutes from Bologna. For those of you that know me well, you’ll understand one of the things that I find special about visiting Barberino…….. Did someone say Designer Outlet?


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