The Italianized Blonde

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How I Ended Up In The Heel of Italy

Almost three years ago I was living in D.C. struggling to pay bills and going greatly in debt trying to afford my college payments. I was studying art history and International relations and I LOVED it, yet for some insane reason the US makes affording college/university more difficult than I imagine it would be to successfully rob a bank (notthat I have, if I had I probably would have been able to afford my degree). I was a very good girl, I worked extremely hard and balanced an  ...

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Florence, Italy

Every new city I visit in Italy gives me a new and improved flavor of Italian living. A better grasp of culture, language, and even a small glimpse of what daily life might look like for a local. For me, a place could be absolutely breathtaking and full of life and constant stimulation, but if it lacks a certain “mood” the experience changes completely. I am very sensitive to the atmosphere of a place and it always determines how deeply I fall in love with that destination. Get  ...

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The Art of Being Blonde in Italy

When I first moved to Italy, I lived in the south. Everyone was tan, olive skinned, with dark eyes, and generally almost black hair. I am about as far polar opposite as one can be from that. Before coming to Italy I didn’t give much consideration to my hair color. I am naturally REALLY blonde. I do not dye my hair, honestly I hardly touch it, although in the south people would LITERALLY touch it.   One of my first days in Puglia, I went to an open air market on my own one morning and  ...

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The Italianized Blonde Q&A

  Why did you start a blog? Abby: I had wanted to start a blog for a really long time, because I think that writing is a great way to self reflect and save memories. So, as soon as I moved to Italy I started writing. However, I know to stay accountable I need to work with someone else, and Emily is a fantastic business partner! Together, we will be able to provide more content and share multiple opinions, plus it’s a really nice way to strengthen our friendship. And I mean, isn’t  ...

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