ok, with this room it was nothing short of a miracle that i actually left my hotel room! yes, my room was incredible: the view, the deck, the balcony....happiness. so when in florence, check out the hotel santa maria novella. and if you must have the room i was in, then ask for 621. the hotel staff are friendly, helpful & funny.
so here are some shots of where i rested, relaxed, and soaked in all thing florentine: biscotti vin santo, hand made ravioli w/ sweet lemon, trying on my new purchases from luisa via roma, santa maria novella and all the paper products & gifts. again, happiness.
also, when in florence, check out:
boutique nadine along the arno river but before the ponte vecchio
guya boutique (there are 2 on the same street via par santa maria..)
parione (via parione) delicious restaurant!!
elio ferraro (via parione) fantastic vintage store down the street from parione restaurant
santa maria novella (you must check out the almond soap, hand creme & body milk)