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Looking for a bit of Tuscan inspiration? Here I'll share the latest of what I'm up to  in Florence - which at the moment is a bit restricted thanks to the pandemic!  I can't wait to be able to travel around Tuscany again but in the meantime I'll be posting a few excerpts from the magazines as well as sharing a few updates from our daily life with two young boys.

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It’s been a while since I last posted as I took a little (long) break at the end of the year to relax, re-energise and reflect on the direction of the magazine which I have to admit was a huge labour of love.  I was stretching myself too thinly between my main job, home, being […]

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TASTE : Food & Drink

Castagnaccio

A Traditional Autumn Tuscan Treat With rain forecast for this weekend and as Monday 1st November is a public holiday here in Italy, why not spend some time in the kitchen making a traditional Tuscan slice known as Castagnaccio. It is very easy to make, a simple slice made with chestnut flour, pine-nuts, sultanas and rosemary […]

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Living in Florence

Finally Spring

Even though it is still quite chilly in the mornings, Spring has started to show her gorgeous face with lots of sunshine, new flowers in bloom and new season fruit & vegetables in abundance!  People just seem to be happier too, walking around smiling as they soak up the first rays of the warmer sun. Here […]

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Pappa al Pomodoro

One of my all-time favourite comfort foods is Pappa al Pomodoro and we make it about every other week, usually when we have too much bread that is not going to be eaten.  Thomas loves it (no surprise there) but Matteo has decided that he doesn’t like it even if I smother it with parmesan […]

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Beijing8 Comes to Florence

  Via dei Neri is becoming known as the ‘Strada del Cibo’ / or Eat Street and it’s easy to see why.  This last Saturday a new restaurant opened up and is already creating quite the buzz.  Beijing8 is actually a Swedish chain of Chinese restaurants with a focus on dumplings and tea.  With over […]

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FOOD OBSESSED, FASHION LOVER, BUSY MAMMA, MAGAZINE CREATOR & WATERCOLOUR ARTISt.

Ciao, I'm Lisa B,
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.

I created This Tuscan Life blog, magazine and experiences to share everything I love about Florence & Tuscany, one of the most popular and visited regions in Italy.   Add a splash of watercolour & you've got a creative mamma of two who wants to show you the true & authentic side of Tuscany.

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