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Hello everyone! Yesterday I attended the cooking show and book presentation of “In Food We Trust” by Riccardo and Stefano of Gnam Box held at the new floor of the Central Market in Florence.. They talked about their first recipe book and their popular food blog. They were answering to questions and at the same time preparing a delicious cold pasta which we tasted, accompanied by a glass of prosecco!

Thanks to Riccardo and Stefano for this special occasion!

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A group seflfie!

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Gnam Box meets Boutique Nadine!

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The first floor of the Central Market which opened recently! Soon a post only for that! Have a nice day!

“Unusual” fool’s day..

Wishes for a good month.. Instead of an April fool’s joke I got flowers today from Nadia! Then we had a beautiful stroll around the city..

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On our way we met Matteo and we went together at I Visionari, surely the most unusual sunglasses shop in Florence, number 13 on the map! We tried lots of different styles of their new collections and I loved everything! I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this store, I’m surely coming back soon to do some shopping!

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Then a lunch break at Mama’s Bakery, one of my favorite places for bagels, sandwiches and cupcakes of course!IMG_8463_Snapseed

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A quick stop at Boutique Nadine, Lungarno Acciaiuoli 22r to say hi to Irene, Ilaria and Airi!

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A stop for gelato at Gelateria de’ Neri!

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And last but not least, Leone the mascot of Boutique Nadine at Via de’ Benci 32r.

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

“Fuori di taste” 2014..

From 6-11 Mar 2014 Florence was full of delicious events due to Fuori di taste, the fair dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles.! Last year I attended only Boutique Nadine‘s event, but this year I had the chance to taste more in food and drink, and discover some new places around Florence!

Saturday for lunch I was at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro an amazing space between restaurant and wine bar along the Arno river. The event was called #ilgiroditaliaintrepiatti – a tour of Italy in three dishes prepared by the chef Andrea Campani. Later I visited the spectacular and inspiring furniture store Flair at Palazzo Gianfigliazzi Bonaparte, to taste the artisan chocolate Autore and Ivaldi’s Moscato D’ Asti. On Sunday I couldn’t miss Boutique Nadine‘s event “Marinai donne e guai” (sailors women and trouble). An unusual tasting of fish products, sweet temptations and lots of craft beer, all accompanied by the amazing performance of Compagnia Brick

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Andrea Campani – Allegra Giudici

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Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

– Lungarno Acciaiuoli 80r -50100 Florence +39 0550290423

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Flair (flagship store)

– Lungarno Corsini 24r – 50123 Florence +39 0552670154

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Stefano and Riccardo from gnam box

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Boutique Nadine

– Lungarno Acciaiuoli 22r – 50123 Florence +39 055287851

– Via de’ Benci 32r – 50123 Florence +39 0552478274

photos © chrysoula papagianni

Boutique Nadine reloaded!

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Boutique Nadine was our first stop at the #unusualflorence tour for 2013, so it’s only fair to start  for 2014 again with them, on number 8 this time! As you see the map has slightly changed, there are new places added and we are so happy about it!

This Nadine is a relatively new store, opened 2 years ago, situated at Via de’ Benci 32r, Santa Croce area.  A place that perfectly blends vintage and contemporary, always a vintage concept store but with more space for new designers in clothing and jewellery. The thing I love the most is the wooden floor combined with the clean white ceiling and the small living room at the back of course! There you’ll find Matteo helping you with everything!

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

Happy belated birthday Urbanzip!!

Hi everyone!

Last Saturday it was our first birthday! We discussed with Rania about posting something, but between one thing and another we eventually forgot!

Anyway, we want to thank everyone for reading, sharing and giving us feedback! This year was full of moments, bitter or sweet, beautiful walks, new people and many plans for the future. We traveled from Mount Olympus to Rome and from Cyclades to Paris, Venice, Milan, ThessalonikiBarcelona, Valencia, Brussels, Edinburgh, and of course all around Tuscany! We started posting stories, photos, recipes and slowly our group was growing and so did our topics. So besides Rania I would like to thank the 4 other girls of the gang, Andy, Katerina, Stephania and Vera that shared with you and us something of their own, a photo, a story, a journey.

Visit the link below to see some moments of this 1st year together!

http://flipagram.com/f/icSBRdA2LI

Unusual market..

Last Sunday took place the first Unusual Market in Florence! Ostello Tasso, number 14 on the #unusualflorence map, hosted the event and many of the unusual places were part of it! Unfortunately I missed it since I had an early flight to Athens. I would like to thank in particular Matteo and Francesca for the photos they sent me and felt as if I were there too among them!

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Meanwhile in Athens…

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Unusual Florence part 1: Boutique Nadine!

Good morning and have a nice week everyone!

I finally decided to start the #unusualflorence tour. What is Unusual Florence? A different map of Florence including the most important landmarks of the city and 16 spaces of different uses (boutiques, bars, libraries) but with a lot in common. Young people full of inspiring ideas hoping to beat the crisis by focusing on quality above all! Many of these places are of course familiar, others are yet to be discovered. So one by one we are going to discover all of these “unusual” places.

If you ask me this map has to be integrated with every tourist map of Florence. Why? Because all of these places are situated in the most genuine parts of the city, and as you stroll around this map right there you’ll discover Florence, the real thing!

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Of course I have to begin this journey from number 6, a breath away from Ponte Vecchio, Irene’s Boutique Nadine. Actually there are two of them in Florence, Irene’s other half (on number 7) is run by Matteo, a few steps away from Santa Croce church and we are going to visit him very soon!

Crossing Lungarno Acciaiuoli from Ponte Vecchio towards Ponte Santa Trìnita at number 22r is where it all began! A vintage concept store where you can find from silk shirts and designer handbags, to old toys, and magazines, an enchanting place that fulfills all your desires! Everything in this shop is carefully selected which adds to it’s classy character. Of course there is a great focus on vintage but there are also new collections such as their own clothing line Second Floor, Irene’s romantic Odette, and more from new local designers both in clothing and jewellery.

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And if you’re lucky you can have this view while exiting the store!

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

High beer..

From 8 | 9-11 Mar 2013 took place “Fuori di Taste”, the fair dedicated to excellence in taste and food lifestyles. Fuori di Taste is dedicated to good eating and good living attended by the top figures in the international gastronomic and catering trade as well as an increasingly growing public of passionate foodies.

There were many events all around Florence. On Sunday i went to “High beer” at Boutique Nadine!  Boutique Nadine is a sophisticated concept vintage store in the center of Florence, owned by Irene and Matteo!

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“High tea”: a light meal in the late afternoon, made to replace dinner, born in the Victorian era for workers that would come home from work. Workers, Boutique Nadine will be expecting you for an unusual tasting of Birra del Borgo, Bodrato Chocolate and other sweet and savory bites made by Italian artisans.  There was a live performance by COMPAGNIA BRICK.

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After Boutique Nadine’s event, with Matteo, Nadia, Ines, Valentina and Domenico, we went at another event at UB, a great space 2 steps from Duomo! There was also a beer event there with the new TEKU glass dedicated to the event..

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