Monthly Archives: December 2017

Gondola Stuff: The One I Didn’t Buy

Saw this gondola planter in an antique store yesterday AND I DIDN’T BUY IT! Crazy, right? But you know how it is when you have no willpower and the next thing you know you’re a hoarder. Or you tell someone … Continue reading

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In His Dressing Gown and Nightcap

“The first known devotee of this modern way of travelling [by carriage] is Giacomo Casanova. This quite clearly means that the adventurer from Venice and world famous lover was also the first great user of the modern private carriage of … Continue reading

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Honoring Mamma on Baby’s Birthday

Usually on someone’s birthday, we honor that person with gifts, cards, and Facebook smilies. But I thought today seemed like a good day to honor the mamma who gave birth. Sant’Apollonia used to be a Benedictine monastery from the 12th … Continue reading

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Saldi Saldi Saldi!

Need something new to load onto your new eReader? Smashwords is having a promotion from December 25 through the end of 2017, and you can get ebook editions of any of my books at half price! Prices range from 99 … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Brooch

This lovely gem was recently given to me from a reader who lives across the pond. Mr. Drink Wine Today (check out his fabulous blog before it’s too late!) saw it in an Oxfam shop in Sheffield, walked away, then … Continue reading

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What Gondoliers Do When No One Is Watching

Last summer I visited the Cloister of Sant’Apollonia, situated behind Basilica San Marco on the Canonica canal. I’ll post a separate blog about what I saw inside the cloister. But I couldn’t resist watching the gondoliers for a while from … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Season!

Snow is falling! But it’s not only falling from the skies–it’s also falling on this unique blog from La Venessiana! Check out her lovely Advent calendar, which highlights a different Venetian art each day of the season, as snow flurries … Continue reading

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