Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shoes, oil and a fly swatter

So it's another end to a beautiful relationship...

No, husband hasn't left me for one of these beautiful Italian women who have an ability to ride a scooter with six inch stilleto's with wind-defying hair.

No, it's possibly my last time that I will smile and flirt with ....the gorgeous signs in town that read SALDI. Florence is famous for the start-of-year sales and it did not disappoint me again this year.

This has been my best purchase so far:
Reduced from 100 euro's to 20 euro's people!


You put high heels on and you change. -Manolo Blahnik


Hey I didn't say it was a practical purchase. Or one that is good for my back. Or one that will function on cobblestone Italian roads...ok ok so it was a completly impractical impulse buy...but they are carina (cute) don't you think?

On the other hand husband, who prides himself on never impulse shopping and only buying necessary items, bought this for the same price. What is it you ask?

It's a fly swatter gun....in the shape of a hand with a bulls-eye target drawn on it.



As predicted by me, it still has not been used once because we are yet to see a fly in Italy. But if an unfortunate fly happens to appear, Mr. Miyagi will be ready.

The other thing we bought was this cute bottle stopper for our Olive Oil. I remember back in Australia we ate butter or margarine every day. On toast, on bread or on a muffin. Here in Florence, I can't remember the last time I even bought butter. We now have bread drizzled with this olive oil. It is DELICIOUS and so much better for you.




Whenever we go to a new town we try their local olive oils and red wines. We bought this olive oil in Montalcino and so far we can not find anything that even remotely matches the amazing taste this has. Montalcino in Tuscany, is famous for being the region where the Brunello red wine is made. We also bought a bottle of that and were so excited to drink it the other day. Guess what! It was corked and smelled like vinegar. And it cost more than my shoes....so the motto of the story is. Buy the shoes. Or if you don't like shoes, you can always go for the fly swatter instead.

9 comments:

erin :: the olive notes said...

oh...i LOVE the shoes! So cute. Not too sure about Jason's purchase though :) ha.

Anonymous said...

Shop up Mon.. your time is nearly coming to an end.. Yay you'll be home soon!! Love the shoes of course!!

Leanne in Italy said...

Ha! How funny. I love your shoes by the way...well I just love shoes in general!

Gina said...

Mon the high heeled shoes are divine, enjoy now as having heavy babies has not allowed me this indulgence for many years!! I think you could make a fortune selling those fly squatters in Australia,the flies seem to be everywhere this season!

ShawnaHanna said...

Love the shoes, they are to die for! And who cares if they're impractical? All the good ones always are!

Anonymous said...

The fly swatter was the sensible purchase...

Cheyanne said...

Those shoes are beautiful - I'm so jealous!

Sue said...

Oh, I love the shoes! The fly swatter? Not so much, ha ha!

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

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