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In 2016, I created the This Tuscan Life magazine. It started out as a book draft actually and this issue, November was to be the first of many 'chapters'.
This first issue was only 16 pages long and there was an error in the article about olives at the frantoio where I refer to them as 'grapes'. (you can never proof-read too many times!)
Issue Number 3, January 2017
This cover was from the archives of Giovanni Battista Giorgini, founder of the Pitti Fashion shows that take place in Florence each year in January & June. The first show was held in 1951 and was such a success that the following year, The City of Florence opened the Sala Bianca in Palazzo Pitti to accommodate the International buyers.
Visit iconic Tuscan towns
Meet the artisans and learn their craft
Learn a few new Italian words
Make traditional recipes and enjoy artisanal, seasonal cocktails
The guide to Your Tuscan Life
Celebrate the traditional holidays
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.
FROM THE BLOG
Follow me as I navigate life in Florence with two small boys. We'll drink loads of coffee (plus a bit of red wine) take lovely walks around this city and paint a few watercolours as well.