do you know franco?

wow.  two warnings in a day.  this crazy life.  
sooooo warning, if you’re offended by fur coats you should probably not look any further.
disclaimer – i did just try on.  not buy. 
instead of just mixing in these next pictures with Firenze’s post … 
I thought I’d explain a bit.  Because a line or two just won’t do.  You’ll see…
these need an explanation.
Meet Franco.  The owner of  David 2   in Firenze.
I called out to him while he was driving his golf cart on the streets by the replica or David.
Because it said “Leather Factory” & JB wanted a new wallet.
He gave me his card, pointed to his store and said “tell them you know Franco…”
We did.  I milked knowing Franco… what?  I wanted a good price.  
The man shutdown his store and immediately took us to another location.
Franco soon arrived again and started popping bottles and turning us into models.
Franco told us he was a retired ex stud muffin. 
 Gave us his thoughts on the jersey shore – saying they’re “tacky” … I ate it up I tell ya.  
After about an hour of trying on … we bid our goodbyes.  
But he wanted a picture with me in his cart.  
I obliged!
He then took off with me in tow.
blaring Pavarotti through the streets of Florence.
in my coat made for the Alps in 80 degree weather.
JB followed on foot … worried I was being stolen. 
and many of you know this is a great fear of mine.
Since I expressed my fears, he quickly took me back.  
an anti-climatic end.
but a true story.
If you are in Firenze, head to David 2 … and tell them you know Franco.  ( ; 

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  • Reply Kristina

    haha, great story!!! still laughing!

    June 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply BenMorrison64

    Awesome Story. I Love You and Your Life!

    June 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    i love this story! and you guys look all absolutely glamorous.


    June 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    What an exciting and kind of scary story! Poor JB LOL! You look lovely =)

    – Sarah

    June 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Ashley Lane Hamlin

    Such a good tale!

    June 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    Hilarious! I am laughing out loud.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Petite Voyageur

    haha hilarious. but you look like a legit model. i'm gonna be in florence in a couple weeks, maybe i'll head in 😉

    June 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    this is one of the weirdest stories i have ever heard in my life.

    love it.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Gentri

    WHAT?! hahaha! Fantastic story! And Those coats are pretty pretty… haha!

    June 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    Ha! What a great story!!! So fun!!! I would have been a lil scared. You are total model material and looked like you were having a blast! You rock star 🙂

    June 15, 2011 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Brenna

    baaaahahaha i am cracking up. franco.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply dCc

    amazing!! what a great story!! will certainly visit Franco next time I am in Florence 🙂


    June 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply elisa

    How fun! Love that story. LOVE Franco. How wild is that? And I just love that he drives a cart… but maybe that's more common in Italy?

    June 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply homeseed

    baaaahahahah! amazing. period!

    June 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Haha!! So funny! I love this. Lookin fab (:

    June 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Alex

    hahaha that is excellent. What an adventure with Franco!!

    June 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Sara B

    Haha that's amazing. I love stuff like that! Jealous you're in Italy! And those fur coats are kind of to die for 🙂

    June 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Holly

    I looooooove random stories. This one is just too funny! 🙂

    June 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Emily

    i am literally dying. this is too amazing for words. i only wish i could have been there to see this amazingness. hahahahhaha. love you and your stories so much!!!

    June 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    this is the best story ever! i think that top pic might be my all time favorite pic of you ever! XO, A

    June 16, 2011 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Ahn

    fur never looked so good.

    June 16, 2011 at 5:10 am
  • Reply Emily

    so much fun! love the pictre of you riding around in the cart!

    June 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Annie

    That's insane! So funny. And I'm SO glad you didn't buy a fur…whew! 🙂

    June 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply keely @ luxe + lillies

    this is so cute! and.. i have to be a bad girl and admit that every christmas in st. moritz, I have a twinge of jealousy and I really want one of those gorgeous hooded fur coats.

    June 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Life Abroad

    amazing!!! what a crazy experience!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Abby

    This is hilarious! I love it!!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Krystal

    this is hilarious!!!!

    June 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Nuha

    oh my goodness this is like the most glamorous thing ever!

    June 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Laurel Hammond

    haha Great story! I love this- I am looking back through all your old posts before I email you trip questions.
    I just have to say- my oh my- I love how much fun you have. 🙂

    December 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm
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