Apologies for the lack of video. I will make a new one and post it asap!
Even though it has been very cold in Europe, the weather is warming up now and I am excited to return to Florence. Chia has her bag packed and a new haircut. We arrive next Thursday and have our first shopping tour a few days later.
We are getting shopping requests daily now, but I am cutting back on the number of tours I will do. I want to save time for travel to more of the Italian towns on my wish list!
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!