I have been having so much fun traveling this spring that there have been complaints of not enough handbags on the blog….So here you go! While shopping for handbags for 3 former clients, I ran across these that are so much fun. There are tons of colors not in the photo, and the bag is lightweight and convertible. They are made from nubuck leather and pressed to take on the texture. The price including shipping is 210 euro.
The bag is big enough for a laptop, and fits over the shoulder. I think I need one for my upcoming trip to the beach! Will just have to make up my mind which color I want…
After last year’s accidental fall into the lily pond, I decided it best to leave Chia at home when I visited the Giardino Semplice here in Florence. She had a nice long walk in the morning, so wasn’t too upset to be left behind.
It was a glorious sunny day and I had the gardens practically to myself. Easter Monday is a holiday here, and I expected a crowd,so was pleasantly surprised.
The roses and azaleas are in full bloom and so beautiful. Lots of plants I didn’t recognize too.
I have decided that I will offer to escort clients to the various gardens around Florence upon request. If I have time away from shopping that is! Couldn’t resist popping into one of my favorite shops on my way back from the gardens. Love this watermelon colored cashmere! It is being paired with gray and with navy. Of course, the shopkeepers all wanted to know where Chia was…
Although I agree with this statement, I would have to add HANDBAGS!
Fabio has been busy this winter and made a few new bags. As usual, the hardware is heaven and the colors fabulous. And as usual, I want them all…. This woven bag is a medium size, and it converts to a tote as well. It is a warm chocolate brown, and Fabio has a couple other colors too. Burgundy quilted calfskin with rose red ostrich trim and a longer shoulder strap included. A work of art! Camel leather with python trim in a tote bag! How will I ever decide???
Spring styles are all over Florence, and I am seeing lots of color. Melon and pink combined with navy and gray, and lots of neutral shades too. Pants are coming in wide legs with cuffs and the ultra light weight cashmeres are positively yummy. I have just begun my shopping tours, and eager to check out the new shoes and gold jewelry too!
Chia and I have just returned to Florence for the spring after a long trip. Jet lag is starting to ease and had a nice shopping tour on Friday with a couple from San Francisco.
The displays of red shoes all over the city are to commemorate violence against women. This one is at the Mercato Sant’Ambrogio.
Looking forward to lots of shopping this spring! The weather is beautiful here, and I am itching to cast off the boots and buy some new sandals…