Friday, 2 July 2010

Florence 1810

Due to my work in Milan I have not had time to report on the lovely Jane Austen Society of Florence weekend. In one word it was 'fantastic'. My friends and I decided to take a holiday either side of the event. I thought the city of Florence itself was wonderful. The people were friendly and the atmosphere was amazing. We stayed near to the Pitti Palace in a historic palazzo. The event itself was lovely. Saturday night there was the Grand Ball in the Poggi Palace and Sunday was a relaxed day at a country villa with an evening party. I was also lucky enough to be able to try on an authentic Empire parure in one of the antique jewellery shops on the Ponte Vecchio. It was a very special moment!! I also visited the Santa Maria Novella shop where they sell natural perfumes, creams, herbs and other beauty products. What an amazing place!!


Lauren said...

Absolutely lovely!!!!

Farida Mestek said...

The dress is absolutely gorgeous.