Florence Photo Diary

We are now back in London and have been working on some great collaborations these last few weeks. Today we did a photo shoot in Shoreditch with a really cool brand which was really fun. I won’t say too much at the moment but they have some very original creations and for those of you want to have a quick sneak peak preview of it, I have posted a couple of pictures on my Instagram account.

Today though I wanted to share with you some of our pictures from our stay in Florence.

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We were a bit tiered from our Pisa road trip, bottle of Chianti and midnight tour of Florence and to mak things worse our bodies received a pummeling this morning even before leaving the hotel. We woke up sweating because the towel rail was on all night and we couldn’t open the window (God knows why the heating was on in the first, or why so many people were wearing coats because to us it felt so hot!) and then I grossed myself out by having the most sugary breakfast on record: chocolate and meringue, nutella on brioche, sugary biscuits, nuts, more meringue… I couldn’t stop trying the eye candy on offer in our private kitchen as everything looked amazing but after feeling like I had just triggered off type II Diabetes in one sitting I realized that I probably should have just gone with plain toast like Stella had done.

I couldn’t wait to see Piazza de Duomo with its beautiful Cathedral in the day time and against the blue sky on such a crisp morning it was even more spectacular than the night before. One of the highlights of the day was crossing the Ponte Vecchio and going to the Palazzo Pitti and seeing the beautiful rooms and the costume museum which gave me an incredible insight into Italian fashions and the most famous Italian designers and  collections.Some of my favourites included the brightly colored prints by Susan Nevelson, Rosa the socialite and first champion of “Made in Italy” ‘s collection inspired by Botticelli, Raphael and Italian Renaissance art and Franca Florio’s lavish wardrobe.

The palace was formerly the residence of the grand-dukes of Tuscany and later of the King of Italy and it was beautiful to walk through its grounds, the Boboli Gardens famous for its fountains and grottos. Still high on sugar from our breakfast we went along the river to one of the most spectacular places, Piazza Michelangelo one of the best look out points over the city. I had started to have foot cramp even before we got to Palaccio Pitti and now the sun was low in the sky and the rubbing had turned to blistering. But after a Herculian effort to climb up the final the hill, we finally witnessed Florence in all its glory, an uninterrupted panoramic view of the historical city, truly spectacular!

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I opted for a chic look and combined a white lace floral top with black jeans and sparkly black slip-ons. I decided to tie the outfit together with a black neck piece and I opted for a Finders Keeper’s top to wrap around my shoulders. I thought later that perhaps a better alternative would have been simply a thick black ribbon tied in a bow around my neck almost like a scarf. Finally to soften the look I decided to wear a pastel coat, which added color, kept me warm for when it got cooler in the evening. Let me know if you like the look 🙂

WEARING

Lace Floral Top – ASOS

Black Jeans – GUESS

Black Sparkly Slip-Ons – OASIS

Pastel Coat – PRIMARK

Neck Piece- FINDERS KEEPERS

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18 thoughts on “Florence Photo Diary

    1. Aww I am so glad you enjoyed Flornce too! Driving around the city sounds amazing 🙂 Did you see other Italian cities whilst you were there with your old Fiat car? Sounds like such a fun thing to do. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and I am so glad you liked the pictures. The heating was actually quite funny because we only really noticed when we started going red in the face whilst we were writing our postcards…It was a great trip and I am glad you enjoyed reading about it too! Abi xxx

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      1. Actually It wasn’t my Fiat. I got married in Vinci and drove around Tuscany, Lombardy and over to Elba, then Cinque Terre and up to Lake Garda and back down to Lucca and Pisa in an Alfa Romeo spyder convertible, in ‘ferrari’ red, hired for us by a great friend! It was fantastic. We visited Montepulciano, Cortona, Siena and a lot inbetween… On my wedding day I drove a little old white 500 from the villa to Leonardo’s house and back for the secret ceremony, a surprise from my wife.
        The following year on a revisit We hired a smaller Alfa which by chance was also the same colour and stopped in Florence for the tour of the city in a convoy of old Cinquecentos, another of her surprises. Then it was back in the Alfa touring again, this time via Rome as well. I do not recommend driving in Rome! Anyway, the memories are now twice as old as the marriage lasted for, but at least they were great ones!

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    1. Aww thank you 🙂 I am so pleased that you liked the post and also liked the look of Florence. I hope that you get to go someday because it really is a great place for holiday, it is so interesting but has great restaurants and shops, so just perfect really 🙂 Abi xxx

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    1. Hahaha this comment is great! Thank you for your kind words regarding the photos, I am so pleased that you liked them…The food ones were probably the hardest ones to take because all I wanted to do is eat the food…so to get a picture before it all got devoured took mental strength haha! ❤

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    1. Thank you Brandi, I am so pleased that you liked the pictures and also that you enjoyed your trip to Florence as much as we did! I agree with you, it really is an incredible city and thank you for your kind comment Abi xxx

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  1. I’ve been knowing that Florence is beautiful from my friend and your photos prove it, Abigail ! Your photos really make me wanting to go there right now. Hopefully someday I can go to Florence too.

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    1. Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is starting well for you? 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so glad that these photos have made you want to go there and see the beauty that Florence has to offer. I really can’t take too much credit for the photos as the city and the camera did most of the work, but I do really hope that you get to go to Florence too! In fact I can’t wait to see your pictures too and then it will be my turn to wish I was there 🙂 Abi xxx

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