Was recently on a remote shopping expedition for a client searching for ceramics they wish they had purchased when they were here. They didn’t remember the name of the shop, or the address, but I did find it! Saw this lovely window display in the area.
With only 12 days left here in Florence before I return to Seattle for the winter, I am on the hunt for a pink cashmere pashmina and something fun to wear for the holidays ahead!
Just back from a trip to Anacapri and Sicily. What an adventure- beautiful hotels, Air B&B’s, trains, ferries (including an overnight ferry), car rental and a flight….
Of course everyone wants to know WHAT DID YOU SHOP FOR?
Found these scarves in a little shop in Anacapri. The pattern is the gates of Capri and as you can see, I bought several! They also had large canvas tote bags in this pattern and all sorts of little bags. Wish I had gotten some of those too! Bought a linen shirt in a fabulous shade of jade green, a cream cashmere poncho and scents from a very old profumeria called Carthusia. I am not usually a fan of room scents, but the Mediterraneo per casa changed my mind.
The overnight ferry from Naples to Catania, Sicily was interesting. Great little cabins and Chia was permitted also. Once in Sicily, I bought table and kitchen linens of beautiful quality. I even found pink linens for my table in Seattle!
Am considering putting together a little shopping tour group next spring. Florence, Anacapri, Taormina…..anyone interested?
Off to look at costume jewelry this afternoon for my new client in Australia who buys wholesale for boutiques there. Fun for Chia and me!
Beautiful fall weather here in Florence, where boots reign and leather jackets call to me! I am considering a bottle green leather jacket in the lightweight antelope reversible leather.
The Nudo ring continues to be popular with shopping clients. It is so simple, but so different!
I am partial to green, but the London blue topaz is gorgeous in a ring like this, or earrings or pendant.
Love the woven hobo I bought in gray last spring. Navy blue is available now and I am so temped! Either that or the reversible and convertible bag, which comes in tons of different color combinations. Had one specially made for a client with black leather and red antelope that was fabulous….
I arrived here with just a carry on, but am thinking I may need to buy a suitcase for the return trip!
Even though it is just August, I am already doing some Christmas planning. Back in the day when I was performing in the Nutcracker, we worked 7 days a week starting in October. Taught me to do my holiday shopping before Halloween!
I think that these necklaces with diamonds would make great gifts for my daughters. Rose, white or yellow gold in a letter, or maybe a disk with an initial? Perhaps a florin?
These are something they could wear every day.
I will be returning to Florence next week for the fall. Can’t wait to see the new boots and booties! I love my suede and leather boots in navy and the same pair in camel. So much fun to have boots in a color other than black!