Florence // 02
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We were staying with a childhood friend in her picturesque apartment near one of the main squares in Florence. She and all her roommates are artists, so the place was decorated marvelously, gorgeous pieces of art hanging from all the walls. We took the stay in Florence as visiting a friend, not a tourist vacation. We did a lot of lounging with biscotti and espresso, a lot of aimless wandering and window shopping. This particular afternoon, we stopped by a bakery and a grocery store to pick up some Italian “nibbles” and wine and headed up to this high point overlooking the city, from where we watched the sun start to go down but not quite at sunset point yet.

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Florence
Florence
Florence
Florence
Florence
The beams of sunlight behind gloriously historic Ponte Vecchio were like looking at a National Geographic spread. I still can’t believe that this was my real life for one late afternoon.

Florence
Florence
Florence
Side note, this is my ONE HUNDREDTH POST! I wanted it to be special so I’ve been waiting to post this haha. My personal favorite posts on the blog are my travel ones, so this is in honor of that. I kinda wish it was about Paris my favorite place but I already started my Florence series and I didn’t want to go out of order haha. Anyways…happy 100 posts to me!
  • 1. Congratulations on your 100th post! I meant to celebrate mine and missed it due to scheduled posts, I'd have loved to have made a little song and dance about it ;).
    2. Florence looks absolutely gorgeous and it sounds like you had a perfect, relaxed stay! Sometimes I think it's better to visit a friend than to go as a tourist as you get to experience more of what real life is like there.

  • BEAUTIFUL!

  • happy 100 posts! and these pictures are just jaw dropping gorgeous!

  • Wow, what great pics! Florence is def on my to-do list, right under getting the time and money to go 🙂 Looks like you had fun. So jealous!

    Brittney
    http://www.bsknees.com/

  • 1. Thank you thank you! I definitely think it deserves a song and dance haha. I'm sorry you missed yours! But that will make your 200th extra special!
    2. It totally is better to visit as a friend vs tourist. It's exactly what you said…it's more what real life is like.

  • THANK YOU :]

  • Thank you thank youuuu :]

  • Hahaha yes time and money are always at the top of everyone's lists sadly. Mine too! I wish they weren't so important, grrr. Florence was beautiful, you'd love it!