If you ever get to the beautiful city of Florence in Italy, you have to visit the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy. Founded by the Dominican Friars in 1221, this is the oldest pharmacy in the world and has been producing botanical and herbal products ever since. This is much more than a store! The building began as the Chapel of San Niccolo and it is truly magnificent with marble floors, vaulted ceilings with exquisite frescoes and the most amazing decor you’ve ever seen in a shop of any kind. This is a must see if you are in Florence!

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Joy Alford-Brand Co-Host Girlish Gurus

Joy Alford-Brand is an attorney, author, public speaker and content creator. Joy graduated from Ohio State University College of Law in 1998. In 2014, she wrote her first book. The next year, she launched her first website, YouTube channel and social media presence. It was then that her new career as a content creator was born! A self-taught podcaster, Joy is passionate about helping people live their happiest and healthiest lives and uses podcasting to encourage women over 45 to live their best lives. She also likes to laugh, too! As a co-host of the Girlish Gurus podcast with her good friends Lorraine Miano and Susan Richardson, their is plenty of laughter and information in every episode.