DOD Wedding in Tuscany

By: Bonnie Marie

Who is DOD? Ever notice that picture or video clip in the news where in the credits it says “DOD”? Ever wonder who “DOD” is?  DOD must be someone, someone had to be there. Someone had to get the shot. Someone had to tell the story. Senior Master Sgt. Shane Cuomo is that someone. As … Read More »

5 Tips to make it through a long, hot summer wedding in Italy

By: Bonnie Marie

What an Oscar winning year for weddings in Italy!  There has not been one single drop of rain for months, almost seems like California 😉 Temperatures have broken all records and wedding hotspots like Tuscany, Amalfi Coast and Puglia have been literally baking.  There are ways nonetheless to have a comfortable wedding day despite all … Read More »

Italian Wedding Tradition: Confetti

By: Bonnie Marie

For Italians ‘confetti‘ are not what you throw in the air at parties – those are called ‘coriandoli’. In Italy, confetti are candy-covered almonds that Italians give out at weddings. They put an odd number of them in a little sack and tie it to a wedding favor for each guest to take home. They … Read More »

Roberto Cavalli closes down Florence

By: Bonnie Marie

Targeting a more prosperous Chinese marketplace, Roberto Cavalli is closing down his boutique and cafè near via Tornabuoni in Florence’s main shopping district.  If you’re looking for Cavalli fashion you’ll have to go to Rome, Milan, or beach resort cities Forte dei Marmi or Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

3 Travel Alerts for Florence, Italy

By: Bonnie Marie

Coming to a wedding in Tuscany this year? If you’re travelling by train to get to the wedding venue or leaving for a day trip to Venice, Rome, Pisa, or Cinque Terre, here are 3 travel alerts when coming in or going out of Florence main train station, Santa Maria Novella. 1.  Don’t drive to … Read More »