So I was invited by Tia Maria to Florence, to attend the Tia Maria Social dinner. I jumped at the chance of course! I've always wanted to visit Italy and see it's beautiful architecture and explore the city. This trip was perfect as I got to go with other bloggers too (Lydia, Leanne, Tamara and Nyane) and just chill out and get to know them better.
So I traveled off the on the Monday afternoon and arrived late evening, grabbed a quick pizza and headed off to the LUISAVIAROMA Firenze4Ever party at this warehouse. It wasn't my vibe to be honest as I'm more of a go to bed girl at 10pm with my hot chocolate but having my friends there made the night pretty awesome. CleanBandit were also performing so we danced the night away into the morning where we then headed back to the hotel to get some rest.
Tuesday couldn't of come any sooner, I woke up, had a shower and felt so refreshed. I did sleep in during breakfast though as we came back at 2am and I needed my beauty sleep! We just then headed to the centre of Florence and went around exploring. Ended up by the Duomo (the backdrop of my latest outfit post) and decided to pitch there and take it in turns helping each other out with our blog photos! Really is the best thing travelling with other bloggers, knowing that you can communicate and take your time without having to worry. Oh, we also popped into GILLI for lunch! Was so nice to sit out in the sun and enjoy the view and atmosphere of the city. It wasn't long till we had to go back to the hotel and get ready for our social dinner with Tia Maria.
For the social dinner I opted to wear my knitted MISSGUIDED dress with my ALLSAINTS blazer. Wasn't sure on the combo at first but I was in a bit of a rush and just went with it. Turned out really well to be honest! We were driven to this beautiful private building and went straight to the top. It was incredible. The view was stunning and the apartment was just wow. My jaw dropped. I wish I could live there. It was be perfect lighting everyday for blog photos and instagram posts.
We were then introduced to the Tia Maria team and the chefs for the night, no other than the GNAMBOX guys! We started off the dinner with cocktails and a wonder around this beautiful apartment. Then photos on the rooftop over looking Florence. After a good hour of socialising it was time to head to the dining room for our three course meal.
We were introduced to this beautiful salad, handmade burgers and a wonderful tiramisu. You can say I was very satisfied with the food. It was stunning and the presentation of everything was just too amazing for words. The dinner was one of the best I had! After we chowed down everything, we took some more photos and then headed back to our hotel for our final nights rest as we were going to be flying back home.
I was excited to go home though, I've been missing my puppy and boyfriend a lot but it was sad to leave such a beautiful city. I wish I had more time to explore and maybe even have a meet up. Next time though! I'm so grateful for this trip and for the company I was surrounded with. Thank you again Tia Maria for my experience in Florence! It was amazing!