Food and Fashion in Florence

Trip Start Oct 05, 2010
Trip End Oct 20, 2010

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Food and Fashion in Florence
Got a bit of a late start today. Trish needed to catch up on her beauty sleep, and Tad did a boatload of laundry. Our first stop was cappuccino in a large atrium of what used to be someone's home . . . reminiscent of the cafe at the Nelson Art Gallery at home. Before leaving, we stepped into a prism-like modern art structure, and when you looked in any direction, you could see your reflection and everyone else's. Check out the photos.

Just across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, is the high fashion district - Fendi, Farragamo, Valentino - you name it. While it will likely be two years out, we predict gray to be the dominant hue next season. All shades of gray put together, complimented by earth tones. And Tad started a fashion trend of his own by discovering at lunch that he had zipped the wrong pair of pant legs to his Columbia zip-offs. Other than that, I have felt like a fashion disaster since arriving. It's amazing how Italian women can put a look together . . . the staples seem to be good quality shoes (big surprise), scarves, fitted blouses, stylish sunglasses, and a good leather bag. None of which we have, but we did find a couple of scarves. Needless to say, my closet will be going through a huge overhaul when I return!

Lunch overlooked the Arno today. Saw a wedding party take a gondola ride down the river toward the Ponte Vecchio. More photos . . . Next off for Trish's first gelato of the trip and our first gelato of the day and a walk through the main piazza. Browsed and window shopped on the walk back, then took naps, and now we're ready for a late supper as we plan our last day in Florence.

P.S. We're not sure if it's proper in Italy, but Trish and I are sitting here, as I type, drinking our fine Italian Chianti from high ball glasses. We are simply shameless.
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Lisa Haskell on

Glad to hear you all are human & you had to take a nap - I'm tired just looking at everything you're doing! Again - fabulous pictures!

Robin Sutcliffe on

I'm hanging on evey word................................ wanting to help you drink wine from so far away

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