Monthly Archives: September 2012

Give Yourself a Livened Up

In Venetian, apparently that’s “Date ‘na reffada!” So, I recently signed up for the social media site, which seeks to bring together local Venetians and others who love Venice and want to preserve it as a living city. Tonight … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Casanovists

I love this new habit–roughly every six months I have breakfast with a Casanovist! Last February, I met up with Marco Leeflang and Branko Aleksic in Paris, and today I had breakfast with Tom Vitelli at Buck’s in Woodside, California. … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Genius

Tonight I heard a TED talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray Love, on creativity. She said that she’s really “not okay” with the idea that creative people must suffer for their art.  She decided to learn how other … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

In reading through Seductive Venice to prepare it for publication, I was struck again by the street and place names. There’s the ever-so-much-fun Ponte de le Tette in the previous photo, named for the street and bridge (and there were not one … Continue reading

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Ponte delle Tette

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How Did You Do?

Here are the quiz answers. Now, you know that if you had bought the book already, you’d know the answers! But I won’t make you search. Here they are, following the questions. 1. What was Casanova’s favorite morning drink? Hot … Continue reading

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Yipity Doo Dah! It’s Published!

Here it is, the long-awaited Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps! Please visit to view the book, download a free sample, or purchase it. It’s currently available in a number of e-formats, such as the Kindle or even just to … Continue reading

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