You guys can probably recall from my instagram that I was in Florence about two weeks ago for a quick but very special trip. It was my first time visiting, and even though I was so excited about the food, the fashion def brought me here. I had the honor of attending Pitti Uomo, a men’s fashion convention/fashion week held biannually in Florence, with MINI FASHION and The Woolmark Company. The two companies joined forces to launch a capsule collection designed by 4 talented individuals from all over the world – most of whom are Woolmark prize alumni.
This collection is so personal to me because it’s inspired by travel – something that I feel is incredibly important for enriching one’s mind, body, and soul. It’s no secret that I’m a world traveler, and not just for the sake of traveling but for immersing in new roles, cultures, and seeing life through a different lens. So, it made perfect sense to participate in this collaboration. I had a wonderful time and wanted to share my Florence trip recap with you guys along with some recommendations.
Day 1 kicked off with a walkthrough of THE MINI FASHION FIELD NOTES capsule collection by MINI FASHION x The Woolmark Company and the designers themselves. The creative process is one of the most interesting parts of any collection to me. I felt so inspired learning more about the travel stories that were engrained in the pieces. I also got to meet other inspirational girls like Ania – and that was very cool. It always reminds me that world is bigger than it seems – and it’s always more enjoyable with good company!
After the walkthrough, the first thing I wanted to do was eat. I always hear my friends rave about the pasta and pizza in Italy, so I went straight for it at Fuoco Matto. It’s the best pizza I’ve ever had and they have the best service! You’ll be doing yourself a disservice by not visiting this restaurant. Trattoria ZaZa is another delicious lunch option. The truffle gnocchi is to die for, plus, it’s so cute inside – very Italian!
Towards the evening, I changed into this Caroline Constas gown for drinks and dinner. I suggest trekking to Grand Hotel Baglioni for the best view of the Duomo and a killer rooftop experience. It was a perfect way to end the night and totally worth seeing!
But if you have time to explore during the day and enjoy museums, Gucci Garden is a stunning place to see. It’s full of rare Gucci treasures and trinkets that you’re able to splurge on. It’s a pretty incredible place with a unique shopping experience.
You should also check out the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world because of its rare artwork collection from the Renaissance period. There are many famous pieces you’d recognize from artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raffaello. It’s so easy to get lost and entranced here.
On Day 2, THE MINI FASHION FIELD NOTES collection was officially introduced at an exclusive party held at Serre Torrigiani. I loved the ecstatic, garden-like environment of this little gem! Not only that, but the food was so tasty and inexpensive! This is a place I’d come back to if I ever get to visit Florence again.
After the introduction party, I wandered around a little more and then did a quick outfit change for a special night out with MINI at Ditta Artigianale. I dressed it up with trousers, heels, and an oversized blazer since I was told that it’s deemed one of the coolest restaurants in Florence. The food and bar did not fall short of expectations!
On Day 3, I got to hang out with the COS team, a brand I love and wear often. It was so fun running around Florence casually with a bunch of perfectly dressed guys and getting personal with them.
I forgot to mention earlier that I stayed at Joy Hotel Florence! It’s a very cute, boutique hotel with one of the best lobbies (see above). The convenient location, excellent room service, and friendly staff made my stay so homey and comfy – you should def look into them if you ever visit Florence!
And that’s it for my Florence trip recap! I hope you guys enjoyed it. Let me know if you’ve been here and what your favorite spots are (I’m taking notes for next time)!