Table For One At Gilli

Written By bryanboy

Because of the lifestyle and nature of my work, I am constantly surrounded by people. I talk to dozens, if not hundreds each day, online, real life and on the phone. Over the years, I’ve been extremely lucky to have met a ton of incredible and inspiring individuals from all walks of life around the world, some of them I personally admire. It’s one of the very many things that I truly love about my job.

Caffe Gilli, Florence

As much as I love interacting with people, there are times when I want to be disconnected from everyone to recharge myself. From time to time, it’s nice not to be with the company of others, whether physically or virtually. No friends, no acquaintances around, no laptop, no ipad, and no phones. I call it “alone time”. That’s exactly what I had yesterday. A meaty dinner (carpaccio to start and bun-less burger for main) at Gilli, two glasses of red, a few cigarettes and a stroll around Piazza della Repubblica at sunset. Life is not good. Life is very good.

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Gilli Piazza della Repubblica Firenze
Beef carpaccio at Gilli Firenze
Hamburger at Gilli Florence
Hotel Savoy and Rinascente Firenze
Carousel at Piazza della Repubblica, Florence
Florentine carousel lights
The arch of Pensione Pendini
View of Via Degli Strozzi, Florence at sunset.


  1. Isabel Mondorf

    I love alone time too Bryan, especially when it involves good food, wine and beautiful surroundings. Enjoy yourself girlfriend, you’re only young once! xoxo

  2. People think its a little strange that i need time to myself after spending maybe practically ALL day around people(i work with the public so a break from them and my collegeues is needed) i love just to have time to myself.So its nice to read someone else is like me im not alone hehe x

  3. I very much like it when your blog is not just about fashion (is boring to me) but more lifestyle in general. You would definitely make an excellent travel journalist with all the travelling you’re doing and have done. And you’re also quite the budding photographer! I’ve been loving the pictures you’ve taken from Florence. But that carpaccio looks awful though. Hope you didn’t pay too much for that. It looks like an American Diner version of a good carpaccio, did they really put all that sauce on it from a spurt-bottle? Or was that you’re doing?

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