Blog About Paris , Fashion, Food & Travel http://solli-kanani.com Solli's Lifestyle Wed, 25 May 2016 23:32:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Palazzo Guadagni in Florence http://solli-kanani.com/2016/05/palazzo-guadagni-florence/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/05/palazzo-guadagni-florence/#respond Tue, 03 May 2016 01:04:37 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39285 Palazzo Guadagni in Florence – rooftop view fr the window at the room where I stayed Palazzo Guadagni in Florence is a beautiful hotel in Renaissance style situated in an 16th century historical building at Piazza Santo Spirito. After my trip to Tuscany I returned to Florence, the capital of Tuscany and center of Italian Renaissance, to spend a last day before returning to Paris. I had the opportunity to stay at the hotel Palazzo Guadagni located in the Oltrarno neighbourhood that until then been unfamiliar to me. It turned out to be a lovely area with narrow streets with many artisans workshops, antique shops but also home to many impressive monuments, beautiful gardens and museums. An ancient Florentine residence The check-in went swiftly, the entrance is very discrete, at least it’s not easy to tell you are entering a hotel it feels like you are entering a secret palace. I was warmly greeted and shown to my beautiful and spacious room, decorated with antique furnitures, frescos on the ceiling, a large window giving lots of light to the room, it felt like staying in an ancient Florentine residence with lots of charm. I loved it. Throughout the window at my room […]

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Spring in Tuscany http://solli-kanani.com/2016/05/spring-in-tuscany/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/05/spring-in-tuscany/#respond Sun, 01 May 2016 16:26:52 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39283 Spring In Tuscany In Florence I rented a Fiat 500 and and headed toward South of Tuscany, was staying in a farm near the village San Quirico d’Orcia. It was my second time driving a car, and first time driving in Italy, which was an experience in itself and I will write more about that in a separate blog post ;-) Three days in the magical landscapes of Tuscany was definately not enough for me, I wasn’t Lucky with the weather, only sun one of the days, but I did enjoy every single day, visiting different medieval villages and just driving along the green rolling hills. In the photo above you can see one of my favourite villas in Tuscany, Podere Belvedere. Captured it the very first morning…and it was a beautiful moment, watching the sun rising behind the hills and to see this villa covered by its golden rays. Beautiful Spring flowers in the fields in Val d’Orcia Magical sunrise in Val d’Orcia in Tuscany Love this group of cypress trees in the middle of the green rolling hills in Tuscany A typical view in Tuscany, perfectly alined cypresses leading to a villa Spring in Tuscany

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Vegan Lunch at Osteria Della Pagliazza in Florence http://solli-kanani.com/2016/04/vegan-lunch-at-osteria-della-pagliazza-in-florence/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/04/vegan-lunch-at-osteria-della-pagliazza-in-florence/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:17:51 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39269 Vegan Lunch at Osteria Della Pagliazza in Florence Osteria Della Pagliazza is a restaurant one of two restaurants at Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, offering a Tuscan menu, serving both lunch and dinner. Unlike Paris, it’s quite easy to find restaurants in Florence, but also in Italy in general, that have vegetarian or vegan options in their menu’s, even at finer luxury hotel such as Hotel Brunelleschi! In fact at Hotel Brunelleschi’s restaurants they also offer gluten-free cooking. I was invited  for a vegan lunch at Osteria Della Pagliazza and as the sun was shining outside we chose to sit in the square where the restaurant have a few sets of tables, enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. The chef, Giuseppe Bonadonna, came and presented himself and also explained the dishes we were about to have in the vegan menu. We started off with a delightful Jerusalem artichokes cream topped with confit cherry tomatoes and crispy polenta chips. The second starter was a corn mille-feuille with sauteed vegetables, rice cream and coriander. Very original and tasty! The third dish was a typical Tuscan tomato soup with basil and bread chips, very rich in taste and creamy texture. The main dish consisted of […]

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Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence http://solli-kanani.com/2016/04/hotel-brunelleschi-florence/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/04/hotel-brunelleschi-florence/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:51:10 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39196 Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence Hotel Brunelleschi is a luxurious 4-star hotel located in the historical heart of Florence and what’s unique is that a part of the hotel is located in the oldest building in the city, the medieval Pagliazza Tower from the Byzantine period. The hotel is located on the Santa Elisabetta square, very central as you have just a few minutes walk to the Duomo, shoppings streets and museums like the Uffizi Gallery, yet very calm as the square is a bit hidden. “I’ll be there a week without much to do. Is that an invitation? we’d be living in luxury. They’re giving me a room at the Brunelleschi” – Dan Brown , The Da Vinci Code If you have read Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code you probably remember he stayed at the Hotel Brunelleschi, and just like him, I had the pleasure to do the same! After my two nights in Venice I took a morning train to Florence where I checked-in to this marvelous hotel, filled with so much history and charm it felt like a dream. I was warmly greeted at my arrival and shown to my luxurious suite, that felt like a small apartment […]

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Venice in two days http://solli-kanani.com/2016/04/venice-in-two-days/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/04/venice-in-two-days/#respond Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:52:46 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39198 Venice in two days Venice, or Venezia as they say in Italian. This beautiful city is unique and known as the floating city as it’s built on different islands with around 150 channels in total. Once it was the center of a powerful maritime empire and you’ll see many impressive and magnificent palaces and churches from that era while walking around in the city. The most famous one and the one you most likely have seen on postcards is Santa Maria della Salute. It was my first time visiting Venice and had not many expectations than eating gelato (my favourite activity when in Italy) however after lot’s of research I understood quickly that finding homemade artisanal gelato, with no colourings, artifical flavours, preservatives would not be easy to find. But there were so many other things I enjoyed in Venice instead. Beeing Easter weekend, Venice was crowded with tourists. I can’t stand masses of tourists especially when they’re hysterical with their selfie-sticks. I needed to get away and so I did. Intentionally I let myself get lost in the narrow alleys and crossed the canals with it’s beautiful bridges. I realized that it wasn’t until I had stepped out of the […]

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Models Off Duty Paris Fashion Week FW16 http://solli-kanani.com/2016/03/models-off-duty-paris-fashion-week-fw16/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/03/models-off-duty-paris-fashion-week-fw16/#respond Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:50:07 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39358 Mame Titi Camara and Ari after Véronique le Roy fashionshow at Maxim’s in Paris Here you’ll find some photos I took of models off duty during the fashionweek in Paris in March 2016, enjoy! Mame Titi Camara Mame Titi Camara Mame Titi Camara Mame Titi Camara Doetzen Kroes after Stella McCartney’s fashionshow in Paris Doetzen Kroes after Stella McCartney’s fashionshow in Paris Grace Elizabeth after Miu Miu fashionshow in Paris Grace Elizabeth after Miu Miu fashionshow in Paris Grace Elizabeth after Miu Miu fashionshow in Paris Taylor Hill after Miu Miu fashionshow in Paris Model Off Duty after Véronique Leroy’s fashionshow at Maxim’s in Paris Model Off Duty Spanish model Neus Bermejo – backstage at Rahul Mishra’s fashionshow in Paris Adriana Lima after Miu Miu fashionshow in Paris

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Paris Fashion Week FW 2016 Streetstyle http://solli-kanani.com/2016/03/paris-fashion-week-fw-2016-streetstyle/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/03/paris-fashion-week-fw-2016-streetstyle/#respond Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:28:26 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39339 Candela Novembre in Paris Streetstyle photos that I captured during Paris Fashion Week FW 2016 Michelle Meinert Candela Novembre Kristina Bazan Eleonora Carisi Chiara Ferragni Kristina Bazan Giovanna Battaglia Anja Rubik Aymeline Velade Aymeline Velade Michelle Meinert Aymeline Velade Linda Tol Eleonora Carisi Miu Miu heels Miu Miu Chiara Ferragni Eleonora Casiri Miu Miu Anna Dello Russo Chiara Ferragni Jenny Walton Fashion Week Streetstyle Ulyanka Sergeenko Olivia Palermo Paris Fashionweek Streetstyle Charlotte Olympia Trashy jeans streetstyle Streetstyle Paris Paris Fashionweek Streetstyle Chiara Ferragni Streetstyle Paris Streetstyle Paris Fashion Week Streetstyle Paris Chanel Carine Roitfeld Alexandra Lapp Prada heels Chanel invitation Fashion Week Kristina Bazan Paris Fashionweek FW 2016 Paris Fashionweek FW16 Paris streetstyle Paris fashionweek streetstyle

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Tuscany’s Rolling Hills http://solli-kanani.com/2016/03/tuscanys-rolling-hills/ http://solli-kanani.com/2016/03/tuscanys-rolling-hills/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:31:16 +0000 http://solli-kanani.com/?p=39153 I’ve got tons of photos from trips I still haven’t shared with you yet. Before it’s getting too late, here is a selection of photos I took during a two nights trip to Tuscany last Autumn. First time in Tuscany and I totally fell in love. Tuscany’s rolling hills, not only spectacular but so surreal, no wonder why many impressionist painters came here to paint. The landscapes  with the postcard perfect medieval villages, vineyards, hills lined with cypress trees are truly captivating. Watching the vineyards who alternates with the olive groves creating a beautiful patchwork, left me breathless. Photos taken with my Fujifilm x100s Podere Belvedere, probably the MOST photographed Tuscan villa The owner was not home at that point, but the gardener who was harvesting the olives gave permission to walk around the property What a view! I would not move an inch if I was living here. The Villa, Podere Belvedere in Tuscany, seen fr a restaurant on a hilltop The cypress alleys Tuscany Naked hills Not what you expect to see in Tuscany Torrenieri and the amazing clay hills

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