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Tropical Animals Diverse people, good music and a whole different world in Florence

In Clubs, Destinations, Italy by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

From the outside, the club scene in Florence can appear a stagnant mess of bad R&B and pop nights designed solely to yank in American students with cut price drinks and terrible, terrible music. Few exceptions exist . One exception however, is the wonderfully raucous Tropical Animals. It has found its home in a few different venues since its inception …

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Balkan Notes On A Florentine Menu | Gurdulù Santa Spirito's Gurdulù Offers A Tasty Twist of Florentine Conventions

In Italy, Restaurants and Bars by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

I must admit a past ignorance towards Gurdulù. Although the restaurant opened in 2015, I didn’t come across it until Florence Cocktail Week in April 2016, of which the adjoined cocktail bar, headed up by the talented Sabrina Galloni, were a part. At first glance it looked, save for a nod to a Parisian brasserie, with its elegant, brass and …

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Travel Photo: Alsacienne Rooftop

In Europe, France, Photography by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

We’ve just arrived in the Alsace region of France and are somewhat flabbergasted by everything that we see. After a year in and out of Florence, surrounded by the renaissance and bearing witness to the burying of its treasures under a sea of international students and selfie-stick sellers, there could be no better escape than this beautiful, tranquil, and green …