Raised in Florence, John Mair is currently finishing a degree in politics at the University College London. His love for coffee and books almost matches his love for his hometown, and as an intern at The Florentine he hopes to gain even further insight into its vast cultural depth.
Classical music schools provide quite the sensory experience. The faint smell of soft wood and dust. An interior aesthetic left unchanged for several decades. An implicit agreement of silence between the hallway shufflers in respect for the indistinct notes coming from the closed doors. In the warm first days of June, the windows of the […]
We tend to think of gin as being sipped by a Bond-like character in the smoky bar of a London hotel. And yet, through the humid heat of a Tuscan summer, one can make out strong hints of high-quality juniper. Its production suddenly seems to andare di moda (be in fashion). Three local gins paint […]