Category Archives: Tuscan Christmas Table Talk

Making an Italian Christmas List

and checking it twice. Looking for quality and Made in Italy Gift Ideas this year and this is what I came up with. 1) Gold fits every women. 2) Cosy and Cashmere. 3) Accessorize, Accessorize. 4) Fashionable technology 5) Handmade … Continue reading

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Tuscan Holiday Table Talk – La Befana

“There is no Santa Claus in Italy.” Harsh words indeed from my beloved grandfather, Batiste, as I sat at his knee just two weeks before Christmas many years ago. He was recounting to me tales of his poor childhood in … Continue reading

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Did you know that the New Year Ball in Times Square weighs

11,875 pounds it is not a “ball” but a icosahedral geodesic sphere which means it has triangular faces meeting at each vertex to form a sphere is 12 feet in diameter is illuminated by 32,256 Philips LEDS is a permanent … Continue reading

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Christmas Lunch in Tuscany includes . . .

I was introduced to this great idea of receiving Christmas baskets from your employer while working in Tuscany and though sometimes they can be quite predictable filled normal kind of stuff  . . . every once in a while there … Continue reading

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Rich in flavor, perfume and let’s face it calories! Italian Christmas treats

Each culture has its own special desserts for the holidays, things that have been passed down from generation to generation following traditional recipes. These things are part of us since we were children – however as an adult in Italy … Continue reading

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The new addition to Florence’s Holiday Decor

Just a quick photo of the beautiful new addition to the holiday decorations in Florence Italy. Located outside of the Duomo – this almost life size nativity scene is beautiful in its simplicity. and this is my new design at … Continue reading

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Tuscan Christmas Table Talk – Decorations

Lights, Camera ……. Action! Coming from the UK, the “turning on” of the Christmas lights has always been a pretty momentous occasion. Big crowds gather in central London, usually Regent Street, and a hugely famous celebrity does the deed amid … Continue reading

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