After one month of rainy early Spring, it is finally bright and sunny here in Florence. Flowers are blossoming, birds are singing, sunshine pours into your window when you get up in the early morning...... It is time again to enjoy outdoor activities and start planning something, which would make your week, month, year, etc. … Continue reading Time For The Annual Event Again: ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO
Welcome back to another episode of #5QuestionsTo series. This time I am in talk with a talented lady, who I've been longing for interviewing: Emiko Davies. I met Emiko the first time during a gathering at Giulia's place, when I learned that she was a food writer. And in the many later contacts , I have also … Continue reading 5 Questions To: Emiko Davies
Surviving rules of a Chinese expat in Florence Taste is part of our memories. A special taste may not remain in our mouth for a long period, but it will always take a place inside our brains and heart! I deeply believe that no matter how many years a person lives abroad, and how much he/ … Continue reading How I fulfill my Asian food craves in Florence
“Have you (physically) been to Rome?” “Yes! Ten years ago!” “Have you really seen Rome?” “...No.” Ten years ago, I arrived Rome with my best friend. Of course we visited Rome in the Chinese way: we went to the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Vatican City, tracing a famous gelateria listed on the tourist guide, … Continue reading Weekend in Rome, Explore Eternal City in Unusual Way
My obsession to brunch dated back to the days when I watched Sex and the City: putting on a cute outfit, meeting girlfriends on a lazy Sunday afternoon, chatting at a table full of food: bacon, eggs, bread, shrimp, pasta, pancakes, pudding...... and cocktail! I call it occasion of the three F: Friends, Food & Fashion.
“Where can I go if I'd like to have a snack/ a relaxing break in a quiet and nice environment, and still close to the city center of Florence?” I would say one of the best options is Amble, a restaurant hiding in a small piazza, only 100 meters away from Ponte Vecchio. Locating in … Continue reading Amblé: Oasis Right in the Florence City Center
How is a “perfect Sunday” for you? In my version, it includes: waking up in a sunny morning, having a coffee at the table together with my beloved family, taking a walk along the Arno river...... Oh, and between the coffee and the walk, definitely a PERFECT brunch, which contains ham and cheese, eggs and … Continue reading The Ultimate Brunch: Sunday at La Ménagère