Travelogue - Florence is testing my resolve

In July 2012 I gave up buying, cooking, eating, wearing (unless I already owned it) animal. That is, anything with feet. I still eat eggs, and seafood, although I'd like to give up eggs.

We are in Florence Italy, in the Santa Croce neighborhood, where for centuries tanners and leather craftsmen had plied their trade.


My resolve is being put to the test - the most beautifully crafted leather is being produced and sold here.
Oh My Gosh, but I want several handbags, and a jacket, and shoes, and, and, and, ......