After being in Venice for the day (which was long enough), the next day, I rushed in the pouring rain to the train station and jumped on the train to Florence with seconds to spare! Whew…in Europe, they don’t wait for you. If you miss it by 1 minute, you miss it all together lol! Thankfully, I made it and began my final journey to the beautiful Tuscan region I missed last year.
My 1st assignment was to check in with the model house who was hosting me, I was expecting to stay at the model house (which I would’ve dealt with even though it would have been ew for me….a bunch of girls that don’t clean up after themselves and are all catty-not fun) BUT They surprised me with a gorgeous centrally located hotel called Firenze 9. (Firenze is Florence in Italian) The hotel was in the perfect area to get around easily. So I settled in that night and then prepped for my 1st day of shooting, which was all in the city of Florence.
|The statue of David we have in Vegas is NO comparison to this masterpiece|
|Such a great city, I LOVED it here, would totally consider moving!|
Day one of shooting started out a little rocky with the language barrier with other models and myself with the makeup & photog translating lol, but by day 2 we got the hang of it. We traveled out to this AMAZING farm in San Gimignano, called Fattorio Poggio Alloro. This was one of the coolest places I have ever been! WOW how lucky was I to be able to shoot there of all places! I’d trade in my entire lifestyle now and move there tomorrow if it were an option.
|With views like this all week, can you blame me for wanting to relocate?|
We spent several days out here shooting, the food on the farm was AMAAAAAZING! I can’t even tell you, they gave us a tour on the 1st day we arrived, they make everything there, all organic; pasta, meat, cheeses, wine, grow everything! even artichokes, my fav!
|After shooting, enjoying the peace & beauty|
|My sweet little cows! (I couldn’t eat meat after meeting them!)|
|Vineyard on the farm-took some crazy hot pics here|
So we worked, ate and toured around to our different shoot locations, it was really the trip of a lifetime. I will never ever forget the people I worked with and I will always have this experience. I am truly SO blessed! I was giving thanks daily.
Sadly the shooting was over, the only shoot in my life I was sad to have end lol and we headed back to Florence. I stayed an extra 2 days to see the city and experience more of Firenze, I took a couple of cooking classes, since cooking is one of my other passions. Made pasta from scratch, real ragout sauce (no not like America’s Ragu), had great wine, make pizza & gelato…such a blast. I also toured the sites of the city, climbed to Michelangelo’s piazza…beautiful! and listened to the live music in the streets.
|Making my pasta|
|Shopping at a traditional market|
A lot of Americans I spoke with before coming said that Tuscany was boring & they’d pass over Florence…now I think they are absolutely insane! It was probably the most memorable and wonderful time I had. I really hope I have the chance to go back….soon!
That sadly concludes this trip! But it was SOOOOO frickin’ awesome! I hope you guys have a chance to travel, and I hope you enjoyed my blogging about my personal experiences.
Back to Vegas and normal life, work, work, work! I run myself ragged for my fans and family. Here’s a peek at next weeks HOT Scene…hope you like this weeks ‘Wet Black’. ONLY at http://www.Briannajordan.com
Remember that next week is my big exciting announcement! My fans have always asked me for this even before I was modeling…and NO its NOT Boy/Girl… ;o)
Next week! Aria Giovanni & I in “Girls Next Door?” Such a smokin’ hot scene! Enjoy