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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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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. There he was in plain sight, almost like […]

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TASTE : Food & Drink

ROAST GUINEA FOWL with CHESTNUT STUFFING

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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Fashion & Design

Benetti – A Luxury Boat Made in Tuscany

The coastal town of Viareggio on the Versilia coast has a certain charm that has always made me feel like I am stepping back into a glamourous past.  The boardwalk of art deco luxury hotels and designer boutiques set the foreground for the long stretch of beach that in Summer is lined with umbrellas from […]

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This Tuscan Life-Ebook

JULY-AUGUST ISSUE AVAILABLE NOW

Our cover brings a bit of resort to the city with the stunning exhibition by Florentine visionary, Emilio Pucci.  We take a look at the incredible man whose designs have an elegant and timeless appeal to women of all ages.  I couldn’t think of wearing anything else but Pucci while sailing on my Benetti superyacht […]

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This Tuscan Life-Ebook

Magazine MAY-JUNE

It’s finally here – our MAY JUNE Issue! https://thistuscanlife.com/product/may-june-2018/

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Shopping in Florence

RICHARD GINORI Hand-made in Tuscany since 1735

One of the things I love about writing the magazine, This Tuscan Life is learning the stories of the many, very talented artisans that can be found in this enchanting region that we know as Tuscany.  In our latest issue, I write about Richard Ginori, maker of the most beautiful porcelain and whose business was […]

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This Tuscan Life-Ebook

March April Magazine

While some of us are still thawing out after the ‘big-freeze’ of this past week, it’s refreshing to know that the warmer months are approaching quickly! Wish this rain would now stop!  I, for one, am more than ready to put my heavy Winter clothes away, throw on a Summer dress and enjoy aperitivos all’aperto! I am […]

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VISIT

Skiing in Tuscany

My new year resolution was to keep this blog regularly updated as after last Summer I found myself a bit overloaded with juggling work and the neverending Italian school holidays that are just way too long in my opinion!  As a working mother, trying to organise your kids for 2.5 months can get very challenging […]

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VISIT

A visit to the Fattoria Poggio Alloro

As Florence suffers one of the hottest Summers that I can remember in many years, my family, like many Florentines alike have taken the kids and headed out of the city.   After having spent so much time at the coast, we decided to take the boys to an Agriturismo, the Fattoria Poggio Alloro for a few days.  Located […]

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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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