I moved to Florence last September after taking a little break from a hectic London lifestyle. I originally planned to stay for 3 months to do a course on art history and to learn a bit of Italian, but got a little addicted to the Italian way of life. A month in I felt a little lost without a job and was lucky enough to find a cute little enoteca in the centre…and I have been here ever since!

I have a long background in restaurant, starting out in the kitchen, moving to front of house and most recently as a sommelier, so Tuscany seems a perfect fit for me at the moment. On here you’ll find bits on just about everything. HEARD – History, Eat, Art, Refresh, Discover started out in London, but I’ve decided to give it a rebirth here in Florence. I plan to stay at least another year, then it will probably be back to London (and reality) for me. So whilst I’m here I hope you find this little insight to my life helpful or maybe a little interesting!