I don’t know about you, but 2013 is off to quite a start. I mean, I guess you can’t go wrong when you start the new year in Florence, am I right? I know. You do not feel sorry for me one bit… and you shouldn’t. I started off the holidays with the newest addition to the family – my niece, precious Alexandra. Almost the whole family was together, patiently taking turns to hold the sweet one. After some good family time, I was off to see my best friend (living in Florence for grad school), to celebrate the new year in Florence & then traveling to Barcelona! I won’t bore you with details, but here are snapshots of the highlights… The Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Cavalcada de Reis d’Orient (Three Kings Parade), and tons more breathtaking architecture + good eats. Barcelona is not only an amazing city, but ALSO the inspiration for the next collection for Arboreal (launching June 2013)!