We had the chance to watch a great new program on HG TV called Reno Italiano. It is as you guessed about renovating homes in Italy. We were tipped off to the pilot by @girlinflorence (Georgette Jupe). A wonderful person who fills my twitter and instagram feed with pictures of beautiful Firenze. The host of the show is @arleneagibbs (Arlene A Gibbs) a LA transplant to Italy. She has a great upbeat personality and works well as the host. She is also an amazing decorator and renovation specialist. She seems to apply a lot of practical knowledge to the renovation and doesn’t seem like she’s one of those “unrealistic” renovators…yes, we are looking at you Hillary from love-it or list-it.
The production company @luckydogfilms (Lucky Dog Films) is a superb job at condensing the story of a multi-month reno into the span of 24 or so minutes. I think they did a really good job of the herculean task of widdling down the probably 100’s of hours of video into a cohesive story. I really hope that this show gets a full season and we can see other great stories that can inspire us to to move and start our own reno italiano.