#FLORENCE Creato da : Mary Gray
Smiling in spite of the semi-sunken lungarno Torrigiani: the new 48-page issue of @theflorentine has arrived in our offices! I'm in awe of this beautiful cover celebrating the June 23 reopening of the Museo degli Innocenti. Grab your copy - www.theflr.net/pickup - or read online at www.theflorentine.net !
A tasty time was had by all last night @fratellicuore, the top-notch 24 hour (really!) eatery at #FLORENCE's Santa Maria Novella station, offering everything from pizza to American-style breakfast. Last night Neapolitan chef Guglielmo Vuolo and his son Valerio presented super-fresh southern pizzas made without added salts. For me the cake-taker was the antipasto, a snack called "scugnizielli" (left) - pressed fried pork cakes coated in ricotta cheese and lemon zest (in Naples they have no qualms about starting off strong, it seems!) 😂✨ Fratelli Cuore is a must for downtown dining all night long - no more kebab for this convert.
Snagged a free salted caramel truffle cupcake last night from #tuscanweddingcakes (via Romana 98r) during their temporary #secretbakery! You can still stop by for free treats today between noon and 4pm, just ring the bell! It's a celebration of this fancy new window display designed by Louise Holm Ferragamo of Made by Made (read @helencfarrell's interview with her on www.theflr.net/louiseferragamo !)
Here is @cardinsky's genius illustration for my "Floren-Tinder" piece, featured on the cover of the newest issue of @theflorentine! In it I share some observations from my limited dating experience in #FLORENCE... including #StranieraStruggles and stereotypes, how meet-cutes at the market are not as common in #Italy as you might expect, and why I apparently am not cut out for #Floren-Tindering. Read it at www.theflr.net/florentinder (clickable link in my bio!)
Casually chatting with Antonio, the good-natured guardian in @theflorentine's neighborhood, for our next #streetsmart column, out on November 5! ( Can't resist a quick shoutout to @jebbush and @univofthesouth: #thisliberalartsmajor gets to write about people / events / places in #FLORENCE, #Italy for a living. #YeaSewaneesRight ! ☺️ ) // photo by @marcobadiani
I thought I had seen most of #FLORENCE's masterpieces. On Friday I was proven wrong! I got the crazy-fun chance to interview Melanie Secciani of #TuscanWedding Cakes for a video by @theflorentine for @istituto_ldm's LdM News channel. She built this beauty for the occasion, so we decided it would be a major disservice to the community to let it go to waste... We threw together a pre-dinner party #TFDessertFirst and within an hour this glorious dessert was a goner. People love free cake! [video coming soon!] #latergram
Cheesy #latergram - I am still beaming after the most joyful weekend celebrating two beautiful friends in beautiful Sewanee, TN, the mountain mini-paradise where I went to college. Now I'm so excited to be back in fantastic #FLORENCE for a full fall! I'm veering dangerously toward "hashtag blessed" territory here, but I don't care - I'm feeling #extremelylucky (lol) to have multiple "heart homes" and people that I love on different sides of the world! 🌎
Posing with the #CrazyForPazzi book of backers, which featured the names and messages of 859 people who contributed to last year's successful crowdfunding campaign to restore the Pazzi Chapel's loggia. I can't believe I had the crazy chance to hand-write it: it will be housed in the Santa Croce archives for generations to come! 🎉🎉 😊😊 photo @marcobadiani
#TodayImet Saturday October 3, 3pm Piazza Santa Maria Novella #FLORENCE A grassroots #instameet about the people behind the Instagram community in FLORENCE. Meet people and take photos with the world instameet hashtag #wwim12 and #wwim12firenze Just show up. At #TodayImet I hope to meet @capturedholiday @florengina @hashtagitaly
❤️ that now-pedestrianized piazza del Carmine is being put to good use with super-estivo space #DiCulturainPiazza. I missed the inauguration when there was a much-needed rainstorm with crazy winds (I was caught in it and took shelter under a hotel awning). Finally got a chance to pop by last night! Monday there's a @streetclerks concert, too. 👍🏻 #howisummer
Ponte alla Carraia will always hold a special place in my heart! Yes, it shares a name with one of the city's (and Italy's, and therefore the world's) most popular gelaterie - and yes, I "cut my teeth on Carraia," you could say. It's the first gelato I tried in FLORENCE - original, I know.) But beyond that, the easiest way to get yourself oriented when you first arrive in central FLORENCE is through bridges/the Arno - for me this was the bridge that I built my life around when studying abroad and living in Borgo della Stella, pochi secondi from piazza del Carmine! I will never forget those first few weeks when the distance from Santa Croce to San Frediano seemed substantial 😉 #nostalgia #