Unrelated photographs aside, I am happy to report that I have arrived safely in the city of Firenze this evening. As soon as I had changed out of my hiking clothes worn on my journey in and from northern Italy, I ventured out on foot for a couple of hours around the city centre, soaking up the familiar sights and sounds of the maze-like streets. In the fleeting daylight I managed to spot a few potential Pitti peeps, judging from their sharp overcoat, sprezzy coiffure and most importantly, well-groomed facial hairs. A few looks were exchanged – not sure if puzzlement of amusement but we were obviously judging each other pretty hard – thanks to my favourite Junya Watanabe biker jacket. There were also the Asian contingents sporting strong anti-fashunz looks, consisting of padded long parkas, undercuts and ponytails. Certainly not what I was expecting in the Pitti circus.
I am currently typing this in my hotel room while waiting for my dinner/meeting while munching on a delicious, not-too-stale sandwich bought from Venice hours ago. A press sample had just been delivered – a first since my days as a journalist yonks ago. In it there was a beautiful faux leather-bound notebook which is exactly what I need right now to look professional in the next few days, considering I’d only brought my old college notepad. The only thing I’m lacking is some sriracha to go with the sammich.
Now to watch 30 Rock as dinner time approaches.
PS. I have made a few changes to the site, especially on the sidebar. You can now subscribe to my newsletter that informs you whenever a new post is published, as well as new comments you’ve subscribed to. Also a ‘Press’ page because I’ve been told that I’m not tooting my own horn enough.