Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 210 – After weekend thoughts


This has been such an amazing weekend. I love it when I can combine work with fun and at the end of that day I can just sight and smile in the same time.

Saturday started a little slow, teaching and trying to stay awake in between classes. It’s a good thing my main teaching method includes lots of fun and games, otherwise the classical way would make me yawn and fall asleep faster then the cute midgets I am teaching. The afternoon continued with us as models for a family photo shoot with Mark Abouzeid’s students. We had so much fun watching the poor students chasing my daughter all over the Cascine park, wondering if she will ever stop, if she can ever stop. It was a day we needed to celebrate our anniversary and D‘s birthday and the photo shoot was like a nicely wrapped up present for us. Also there is a saying: the shoemaker never has nice shoes, the photographer never has pictures of himself and I think the list can go on for a while, so having pictures with the three of us is something new and exciting for us (and that doesn’t include selfies hahaha).

After all that fun and games, Sunday morning smiled to me with a nice chamomile tea while taking an interview for The human behind the artist to amazing writer and friend, Marisa Gareffa. There is nothing better than to start your day in a beautiful cemetery, contemplating the morning light falling on the tombs while smoking a cigarette and then listening to an amazing life story of a true artist.

Pointless to say our afternoon was about family time, cuddling in bed and watching cartoons together under the blanket. I will end my day with a much desired coffee and skype across the ocean with a good friend. And thus was the weekend; a weekend about fun, about family, about work and most of all about connecting. I hope you had a beautiful weekend too and if you are around Florence tomorrow, there is a cool event going on called Mercantino and Rinfresco Natalizio,  where you can stop by, admire or buy some amazing jewelry, used books, and all sort of vintage objects, have a glass of something and a nice conversation over a piece of panettone. Maybe I’ll see you there. Over and out!

About the author

Ela Vasilescu

I’m a writer based in Florence, Italy.

Human nature inspires me, different cultures, traditions, folk stories and the differences which make us unique. Documenting stories is a privilege, a glimpse into humanity, an unforgettable experience, one which I embrace and honour every day.

If you have a story twitching in the back of your pocket, one that is ready to be told, shared and heard, chances are I will be ready to listen; so don’t hesitate to send me an email.

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By Ela Vasilescu
Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu