il Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

“And when I thought of Florence, it was like a miracle city embalmed and like a corolla, because it was called the city of lilies and its cathedral, Saint Mary of the Flowers” – Marcel Proust For my all-time favorite building the world, I felt it necessary to dedicate a whole post to il Cattedrale di […]

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Roman Weekend, Part 2

“Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.” – Alberto Sordi After our incredible but exhausting tour of the Musei Vaticani on Friday evening, we decided that a sleep-in Saturday morning was necessary. After an amazing nights sleep, we got ourselves ready […]

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The White Dress I Wore Everywhere this Summer

Whoever said “you can’t repeat outfits on Instagram”, clearly never had to live abroad on a capsule collection … It happens to everyone at some point with a certain article of clothing, that you love it so much you always turn to it! That has happened to me this summer with the Violetta dress from […]

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Venezia per un Pomeriggio

After spending the morning in Padova, my friends and I took advantage of the €4 and 25 minute train ride to Venice. I cannot believe I am fortunate enough to say that that afternoon was the third time I had the pleasure and privilege of visiting this one-of-a-kind city. The first time I came to […]

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One Morning at the Château de Versailles

“There are many people at Versailles today” – Marie Antoinette to Madame du Barry (Side note before I begin: remember when I wrote about the Visitors to Versailles exhibit at the Met?! This felt like a full circle moment!) Over the weekend, I had the great opportunity to visit a friend who has made the […]

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Visiting the Museo Palazzo Vecchio

I have to start out by saying that I have now been to Florence three times, and I have walked passed the Palazzo Vecchio a countless amount of times in the regular comings and goings of my Florentine life, but this was the FIRST time I had ever gone into see the Museo Palazzo Vecchio! […]

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Le Porte del Paradiso

Have you ever seen a work of art that just left you a bit speechless?! I have a few times, and one of those times was when I saw Le Porte del Paradiso for the first time (in English they are referred to as The Gates of Paradise). In an overview, they are a set of […]

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Peony Mornings

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could forever walk barefoot through my own garden”

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My morning with the Cherry Blossoms

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” – Marcel Proust This past weekend, I had the privilege of spending Saturday and Sunday in Washington D.C.! I am always up for a weekend getaway, and I absolutely love DC, but the real stimulus […]

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All (Winter) White Everything

Outfit details: Lauren Ralph Lauren Coat (it’s on sale!!!), Eloquii Dress (similar here), Vince Camuto boots (also on sale!), August Beret, Spanx tights, Harrods leather gloves, Michael Kors bag (similar here) Now that we are into the thick of winter here on the east coast, I notice that so often our personal styles start to […]

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