2013/12/16

christmas market at the four seasons hotel | florence

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

I am on my way to the cold North, but I just had to pop in and share these photos I took yesterday at the annual Christmas market at The Four Seasons Hotel here in Florence.

I went with Matilde after lunch and it turned out to be such a great experience. I had never been inside the hotel's garden and I tell you this place is amazing. A gigantic and stunning park. I can only imagine what the hotel most look like inside.

Everything was based on free offers, meaning that you could buy food and drinks and different home made presents making whatever offer you would like. (Although many places had a minimum offer, which was of course fair enough).

I have to say it was also kind of fun to do some people watching. Somehow it seemed like la creme de la creme of Florence was here, meaning very very elegant people, a few plastic operations here and there, stunning dogs and very well dressed children. You could definitely tell that this event was hosted by one of the best and most elegant hotels in Florence.

We took a ride on the little train going around the garden, chased the man with the balloons (who apparently had left the venue by then), drank hot chocolate, spilled hot chocolate and ate our first macaroons ever from Ladurée (which by the way has just opened in Florence). Now it may be that I chose the strawberry version for Matilde, but let me tell you: That stuff, according to me, is way overrated. They do look beautiful though and as a blogger I feel it is my duty to photograph and share that colorful sugary stuff.

It was a beautiful afternoon and the weather was amazing, warm actually and with lots of sun. We had a great time. Mark your calendar for next year's edition.

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Ladurée Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Christmas market The Four Seasons Hotel Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted
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