“I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I will be back again”...Well I’m off and can barely contain my excitement. My entire life I have dreamed of going to Italy. I have traveled all over Europe and Asia, but never Italy. It’s a long story and I won’t bore you with the details on why I have yet to travel there, but all I know is I am leaving for Florence (Firenze) tomorrow. Before everyone gets excited, it’s a business trip, which means I will be flying in and flying out. Anyone who travels for business knows that you very rarely have time to sightsee. I will be arriving Thursday, in meetings all weekend and back to the states by Tuesday.
I love EVERYTHING about Italy, the food, history, textiles, shoes, handbags, clothes, design, etc. You name it I love it. While I will arriving in Florence, my business function is in Prato, known as the textile capital of Italy. Italy is a destination that I have dreamed of my entire life. I know Peggy & Fritz will be smiling from above knowing their grand-daughter will finally have stepped foot in Italy. You can read about Peggy & Fritz here and if for some reason the link doesn’t work, click on Peggy & Fritz under LABELS and there is two posts on Peggy & Fritz. This is bitter sweet for me. The year my grandparents passed away, was the year I was suppose to travel with them to see the “homeland”, as my friend Sash would say. No one can quite understand what it will mean to me when I arrive in Florence, I will hold my head high, keep my composure, and try not to scream out loud, “I’ve FINALLY arrived!”. I cannot wait to blog about my experience.
For now, Ciao, Ciao, Ciao!!! Love all things Italian!
Art & History
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I cannot wait to update you when I get home next week. I hope you all have a great week!