Tara Willging

Tara Willging is a recent graduate from James Madison University in Virginia. She will be living in Florence for a year, fully embracing her Italian heritage and appreciating the opportunity to live in such a great city. Read her blog at tarmichelle.wordpress.com

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Vintage Selection #23

Living in a fashion hub such as Florence, I find it hard as a foreigner to resist admiring the latest trends that people and stores publish in the center every day. While more high-end labeled stores band together on via Tornabuoni to flaunt the next season’s line,


Knit one, purl one

In search of something crafty to do in 2014? Knitting might be the thing. Florence is brimming with knitting groups stitched with an international make-up.   Head to the knit café at IBS.it bookshop in via de’ Cerretani, 16R, on Mondays from 5 to 7pm. Participants


Zucca delights

Buongiorno all’autunno! We have arrived at the season of fall cooking, leaving juicy summer tomatoes and fresh citrus fruit behind. Now the heartier gourds, vegetables and apples are becoming part of our daily diet. Whether in soups, purees or pastas, the pumpkin—or zucca—is