Summer Sizzle in Seattle.

Back here in Seattle for a few months, avoiding the heat in Florence only to find it hotter here! Less humid certainly, but very warm for July in Seattle.

I succumbed to the lure of these gorgeous sandals in Florence, thinking that I wouldn’t wear them too much in Seattle, but wrong! They do NOT have too much bling for the Pacific Northwest. Even better, they are comfortable, and I usually don’t wear such a flat sandal.
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I have been wearing these here with white pants, dresses in blue, pink, white and green, jeans, etc. and loving them! The detail, which is so Italian, makes these sandals real standouts. They come in so many styles and colors, too. Might have to get another pair when I get back to Florence.
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On the downside, I have come down with a bug, and have been lying in bed for a few days. But the view from my bedroom entertains me with a parade of boats.
And Chia is concerned that I don’t feel good, so stays by my side every moment.

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Scarves, Scarves, Scarves!

A longtime favorite of the Florentine ladies, the large silk scarf is my favorite now too! It can be used so many ways, as Ricardo shows in the video we made. Just posted photos of some of the patented patterns that Ricardo’s shop has started making. You can see them in the photo gallery tab on my home page. yellow:orange shoes scarvesGorgeous! Will post more next week.

Fashion Help for the Average Man…

Here is the thing….most men have no idea how much more attractive they would be with minimal fashion effort! A pair of beautifully made Italian suede loafers, with a well tailored white shirt and a pair of jeans or khaki pants are comfortable for them and pleasing to us! Add an Italian leather jacket and you can take that man anywhere proudly! men's shoesblue suede shoes

The Carabinieri are a perfect example of, “clothes make the man.” The Armani designed uniforms they wear make even the most average men handsome! So let’s help our men by throwing out the sweat pants, ill fitting shirts, logo tee shirts and ugly shoes…Embrace the Italian style.

And if your man refuses to change his look, a new piece of beautiful jewelry will definitely put a smile on your face! Leaf Earringsanello cuore 006silk link bracelet

Hot Summer Days

Pink Florentine Chapel scarf

Here in Florence, the use of the large square silk scarf continues in the hot summer months. With air conditioning in various places, sometimes the scarf is used for warmth. Other times, it can be used as a coverup at the beach. I found mine very useful last week when I went to Cinque Terre again! I try to pack very lightly, and the big scarf is perfect for lots of occasions.

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I have just gotten permission to put Ricardo’s beautiful new scarves in my online store! These scarves are unique patterns, which have been patented. You won’t find these scarves anywhere else! Coming soon to the online store. You can view the video Ricardo and I made at: My new online store is at: I am offering a nice discount on jewelry and handbags for all of my former shopping clients, too!

Your personal shopper in Florence, Italy