The days are getting shorter, and it is definitely boot weather here in Florence. May have to rent an additional apartment if I buy even one more pair of boots!
Jewelry is much easier…..and with Christmas approaching, I am going to ask the goldsmith to make a few pieces for my spoiled daughters! They just love the Nudo rings I got them last year.
I am considering the matching earrings. Love the design of the Nudo jewelry. With no prongs visible, and with a slice of mother of pearl under the stone, the pieces take on a beautiful shimmer.
I have my eye on something in this case for my own Christmas gift……
If any of you want something sparkly in your Christmas stocking, let me know as it takes the goldsmiths some weeks to make the pieces.
Absolutely everything you have heard about Capri is true! A magical place, full of tourists for a good reason. And the secret is to stay in Anaacapri, which is the town up the mountain. Chair lift to Monte Solano, boat tour around the island to the various grottos, Villa San Michele all just fabulous.
From Capri it is just a short ferry ride to Ischia and the thermal pools. A huge park on the beach with 20+ thermal pools. Incredible! I may have to put together a special tour for the south of Italy! Shopping for linen in Positano, jewelry on Capri…..
Back in Florence, fall has arrived. Cooler weather makes me happy as I can wear boots again! Planning ahead for Christmas, I am having a few things made at the goldsmith for clients, and for my daughters too.
Just can’t wipe the smile off my face from the incredible trip to Capri, Ischia and Positano….
Just back from a few days in San Francisco to see the Italian Consulate and enjoy some great restaurants. Chia liked the heart in San Francisco, as well as the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf. She was welcomed into all of the restaurants there, just like Florence!
Fabio just produced a few more handbags before he left on vacation. Florence residents often take off the whole month of August since it is so hot. It is in the 90’s and very humid. Chia and I are happier here in Seattle with cool breezes and temps in the 70’s. Here are a few of the new bags.
Can’t wait to see all the new boots and leather jackets for fall when Chia and I return to Florence at the end of the month!
Of course when I am back in Seattle, I think about all of the lovely things I should have purchased while I was in Florence! Non-buyers remorse for me….I regret not buying a pair of the blush pink sandals. I somehow convinced myself that owning a black pair and a pair of white with multi colored flowers would suffice. Silly me!
I am loving the gray woven hobo bag that I got from Fabulous Fabio (as I now call him).
And I also love the gray pearl earrings and the Nudo earrings from the goldsmith.
I had debated white versus gray pearls, but am very happy I selected the gray. I have been wearing them lots! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the green stone and gold, long necklace that was not ready before I left. Seeing the beautiful London blue topaz Nudo ring my daughter’s friend asked me to get for her, makes me want one of those too!
I’m all set to return to Florence for the fall shopping season, so if you want me to do some remote shopping for you, just let me know. Or better yet, come and shop with me in Florence!