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Happy Weekend

Happy Weekend everyone. We’re in Florence, Italy right now and I can’t believe how beautiful it is (and how good the food is!) Thanks for all your recommendations. The picture below is from the 20 minutes we spent in Pisa. That tower is totally going to fall down, it was freaking me out. We head to Venice tomorrow and I suspect we’ll be spending the whole time making sure our kids don’t fall in the canals. I hope you have a good one!

I also write for Babble.com here are my posts this week.

Todd Oldham is doing a line at Target!
Stock up on pretty baking supplies for Valentine’s day.
Did this sweater sell out before you could buy it too? A DIY.
I want everything in the new Bobo Choses line.
Sweet chambray flats.

  1. Alexa

    January 27, 2012

    Florence is one of my favorite spots in the whole world (lived there for 3 months). Hope you are enjoying every second!

  2. jessica lynn

    January 27, 2012

    You’ll be one hour from me tomorrow when you’re in Venice–enjoy! It’s a gorgeous place to visit!!

  3. J @ ... semplicemente j ...

    January 27, 2012

    I love Pisa … and I am still missing Italy :)

  4. Hannah

    January 27, 2012

    Sounds like you will have an amazing weekend!

  5. Karen P.

    January 27, 2012

    So glad you made it to Florence. It’s awesome. Have fun!

  6. Marcela

    January 27, 2012

    Oh, Firenze, my favourite city in the whole wide world, and the one where I got married!
    Enjoy!

  7. Kasey

    January 27, 2012

    How fun! Venice is one of my absolute favorite places in Italy (I studied abroad in Siena). I think people have a love/hate relationship with it, but I think it’s truly magical. Be sure to wander and get lost and spend a lot of time people watching!

  8. Juanita

    January 27, 2012

    Eat at Il Muro in Venice. I think there are two but the one in San Stae is the one I have eaten at. One of my best meals in Italy!

  9. Cara Crowley

    January 27, 2012

    Florence is magical, I could live there the rest of my life there and be as content as can be. Enjoy your time there :)

  10. Stephanie

    January 27, 2012

    You need to take a pic pushing it over! You guys may be too cool for that:) We took about 200. One hundred because it was fun, the second hundred because we didn’t want anyone else pushing it down from another angle in the background. have fun!!!

  11. Vanessa

    January 27, 2012

    I guess I never REALLY looked at the tower… but you’re right! It definitely looks like it’s about to fall ANY second… I would’ve been nervous too haha! Glad you’re having a great trip

  12. Judy

    January 27, 2012

    Those Todd Oldham Craft supplies for kids? Man, you could set yourself up so, so cute with those! I used to dream of having things that were cute and all went together like that…

  13. chandra ~ oh lovely day

    January 27, 2012

    We only spent 20 minutes in Pisa too! It was a gorgeous day and cool to see, but I almost told you to skip it b/c it was also dirty and super weird, aside from the tower, duomo & cathedral. Can’t wait to see a post on all you did so I can live vicariously!

  14. Morgan Smith

    January 27, 2012

    Have an amazing time! What a dream to have Pisa be a hop, skip and a jump away!

  15. Lix

    January 28, 2012

    Believe me, Pisa Leaning Tower exists from 1.200 AD, it won’t fall down…It’s a pity you didn’t see anymore in Pisa: there are two more leaning towers, a lot of wonderful romanic churches and many, many little medieval streets, museums, monuments… Around the year 1000, Pisa was one of the four powerful italian maritime republics, as Genua, Venice and Amalfi, and the city had a lot of artists and scientists: did you know that the numbers we are using today and the concept of the number zero were brought in our culture by a pisan mathematician, Leonardo Fibonacci? Nowadays in Pisa are two of the best Universities in the world, The Scuola Normale Superiore and ISS S. Anna and the first one was founded by Napoleone Bonaparte. Pisa, like many of italian cities, is a rich place, in history and culture…it’s worth of more than a twenty minutes visit! And I find that the cathedral near the leaning tower in Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracle Square) is more beautiful than the tower…

  16. Chiara

    January 28, 2012

    So you are in my city. Venice is amazing. I think you will fall in love..
    Don’t be’ afraid tour kids will be’ free to run about without fear of cars and buses. You con take them to campo San Polo for ice skating, take a visit to Ca Rezzonico for a museum and a nice little garden where children can play and you can sit down and relax ( it is an enclosed garden). Other places to see: The Guggenheim museum ( they have kids days), Rialto market for food and aperitivo ( you can have a good tuna polpetta at Diavolo e L’ acqua Santa), have a spritz in campo Santa margherita while your kids can run about with venitian children. Near Santa margherita and ca Rezzonico there is a little Toy shop Lanterna magica and a good bookshop Toleta.
    I Reccomend Anice stellato to eat in cannaregio. A visit to Basilica dei Frari and scuola grande San Rocco to admire Tiziano and tintoretto.
    Too much to see. And obviously San Marco.

    Enjoy your trip.
    Chiara

  17. Maria @ CheekyPinkTulip

    January 28, 2012

    We went on a romantic trip to Florence and Pisa with the hubby two years ago. So much to see and do! And the gelato….oh the gelato!

    Maria xx
    http://www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

  18. Maddie Flanigan

    January 28, 2012

    I am so jealous you’re in Florence! Enjoy your time with your family and children!

  19. Maria

    January 28, 2012

    Jordan, I must say… your family’s brave adventure has more than inspired my family. While we moved into our dream home a year ago we are currently planning our escape (including selling our home) to move to northern Italy with in the next year! I am also a small business owner making plans on how to continue to conduct business while living a dream abroad with our two children. I just wanted to thank you for helping us realize that you only have the time you are given to fulfill your dreams… why wait?

    xo,
    Maria

  20. Jodie

    January 29, 2012

    I’m so jealous! It looks absolutely beautiful there, hope you’re having a great time!

  21. Kelly

    January 29, 2012

    I hope you’re having a blast in Italy! I lived in Venice for a semester in college – I hope you love it! We traveled all throughout Italy, but Venice will always be one of my favorites :)

  22. lindseybee

    January 30, 2012

    When I went to Pisa, I spent about the same amount of time there–it’s surprisingly run down, but worth the stop to see the tower for sure :)
    Sounds like you had a great time there, I miss it!

  23. Zsa Zsa

    February 1, 2012

    Lovely place. Certainly worth making sure the kids don’t fall in the canals.

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