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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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Do you have a favourite season? The beauty of Tuscany is that every season offers something special, unique and incredibly beautiful. These four issues of This Tuscan Life, are a collection of the This Tuscan Life magazine. A collection of the best of Tuscany – the best things to do, visit, eat, drink and celebrate. […]

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VISIT

PODERE IL CASALE

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 […]

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Personal

WAITING FOR SNOW IN FLORENCE!

Today, the first snowflakes fell across Florence.  Unfortunately not enough to stick as the flurry quickly became more of a slushy sleet but the surrounding Tuscan countryside has a lovely white blanket covering it this evening.  I was tempted to take a drive into the Chianti hills this morning to take some photos but I […]

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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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VISIT

PIETRASANTA

‘Little Athens’ on the Tuscan Coast   The town of Pietrasanta on the Versilia coast is a personal favourite of mine and it’s all thanks to my sister Toni, who first moved there in 1998, making it her home for the next 15 years.  I would travel there as often as possible to enjoy the […]

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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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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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