Issue 284 – Caring for Christmas

BUY THIS ISSUE – December 2021

In this indeterminate twilight zone of pandemic living, I was walking home one evening when realization suddenly dawned that the Christmas lights had been switched on. Bright, beautiful, joyful!



Florence is unfurling all its festive magic, as captured in our December cover photo by Jessica Fradono, aka @thedishstance.


The general feeling is that Christmas has come early this year, which is almost certainly a result of concerns about the winter infection rate. In the two weeks prior to going to press with this December issue, our team dashed to restaurant openings (see Savourings, p. 14-15), dabbled in nightlife (read Something Strange by our intern Hayley Daffern, p. 13), attended new exhibitions (check out the month’s best events round-up, p. 10-11) and conducted interviews in-person with digital influencer and architect Sophia Sanchez (p. 20-21) and over the phone with Sarah Winman, who is holding a readers’ event tonight at The British Institute of Florence (p. 22) in that odd duality of life, as we now know it.

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