Monday, September 24, 2012

Thrifted Find: Turquoise Edition

I was sitting on my balcony this morning and suddenly I was struck by the sudden urge to blog. I hope this feeling sticks around! I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm horribly homesick for all my crafting supplies! The other day I found the coolest dress in a vintage italian store and thought 'if only I had my sewing machine....' But in any case this is a thrifted find that I should have shared ages ago and just never did [bad blogger]! 

I found this ring at the SF flea market back home and we have yet to part since. In case you are new to my love of turquoise you can be caught up here. In any case, this little love and I are off to class. Field trip to the Ferragamo Museum today! Has anyone else had any good thrifted finds lately?


Friday, September 21, 2012

Pisa & Cinque Terra

I bought a shock waterproof video camera my second week in Italia. It has quite possibly been my best purchase yet. Constantly in my hand I document every little thing that catches my eye. Some of the footage is priceless I swear! Here is a little video I put together from my weekend trip to Pisa and Cinque Tera:


Porto Venere

On the boat to Monterosso...worried about getting sunburned

Saint Francis, Monterosso

Just flying the pocket kite in Monterosso 
I don’t know if I’ve even been so happy before. It’s hard for me to express what is happening in my life right now, and it’s even harder for me to explain everything to my friends back home. I think this is because for me there are no words to express just how in awe I am of everything. I didn’t know anything could be as beautiful as the places I’ve gone to, or be as perfect as an espresso in the corner cafĂ© in the morning, or as exciting as booking a train ticket to some place I’ve never been to. I can even look back on getting locked out of my apartment after a long weekend trip and think of that as a good memory [picture below]. 

Another update coming soon! 


Saturday, September 1, 2012

My New Home

Today is my first Saturday in Firenze. The tile in my room is an oxidized green with beautiful patterns on it. My floor is a piece of art by its self. My bed is pressed against the far wall, when I sit up I can look out to my deck. The doors are tall and the ceiling taller. Normally the horrible heat flows into my room from those doors, but today a cool breeze and some rain drifts in. I don't know how to describe what I'm experiencing, I think my senses are as overwhelmed as I am.


In the morning I wake up and wander out to my deck and watch the bell swing back in forth in the tower. I can almost reach out and touch my neighbor, the Medici Chapel...