This was going to be a girls trip to one of the most sophisticated and beautiful places in the world! So before we set off I thought it best to Google a few things – Uffizzi, Medici, how remote Cinque Terre was and to quickly double check whether Fiorenzi was in fact the Italian for Florence… Unfortunately though, I was behind with packing and we had to finish a collaboration with a cool new brand that evening. So, when we set off to Stanstead at 5.30am, it felt as if I was going on our road trip slightly on a wing and a prayer! I would just have to assume the obvious: Fiorenzi = Florence…
The flight was delayed… but now on Ryanair we can take two bags of hand luggage. Now let’s be honest, as long as I don’t have to stuff my knickers in my pocket and walk around smelling like a men’s WC for lack of space for my deodorant, then I don’t care about a little lateness or care if we are all subjected to an intimate body check before mowing the runway and winding up the propellers…Anyway, I am sure I needed that extra pair of leg warmers to wear with my bikini, because of course there would be a massive freakish heat wave which would mean we could swimm in the sea even if our trip was going to run into December!* Optimism NEVER DIES (except for it makes you exceed the baggage allowance…then its a bitch)!
I just loved flying over the snow capped peaks of the Alpes and the journey was lovely! The delay meant that Stella, one my most loveliest of friends and I met just outside of Arrivals at exactly the right time. Stella had come all way from Salamanca and had had to push a taxi driver to the limit so that she could make her Madrid flight! Our first stop was coffee, but the second stop would be something much more special…
We learnt out first word of Italian at the train station in Pisa…Baggage Baggaggggggglioglgioglgio (luggage deposit)..it was the suitcase meme that gave it away, but anyway I could feel the local lingo and culture seeping in already after our Cappuccino…another word for the word bank * MY MIND IS A SPONGE and soon I won’t even need words as I will be able to tell stories with my hands like my Italian friends do… #LifeGoals
My first cunning European road trip tip that I would give to you all applies if you are going with someone who is coming from Europe: On your first day, don’t bother changing Euros and just go about the first lef of your journey scounging off your friends and travel companions looking for non existent loose change in your purse/pocket/bag/coat before exclaiming “Damn! I just don’t have any euros!” Or else “I forgot to change money”. In my case I did actually not have time to change money, but really the results were surprising, so you should try it! So thank you Stella for saving me from famine, homelessness and dehydration ❤ ❤ ❤ Looooove PS: that Prada bag was prescribed by my doctor to prevent more tendinitis in my back, basic human rights, I swear!
So here are some of my pictures from our photo shoot from the day before our trip! I hope you guys are excited… ITALY HERE WE COME!!!!
Beige Fur Neck Jacket – JIGSAW
Gold Rings – PRIMARK
Leather Trousers with Padded Knees – ZARA
Metal tip slip-ons – STRADIVARIUS
White Cotton Crochet t-shirt – H&M
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