Monthly Archives: March 2018

Tombola Ending Early!!

Hi folks–This month’s tombola (raffle) for Christine Volker’s book Venetian Blood will end a bit early–in fact, tomorrow!! I’m leaving town and won’t be checking email on March 31, so I’ll draw the winning name tomorrow. If you want to … Continue reading

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Dinner at Casanova’s

Okay, I know I baited you with that title. You expected me to tell you about one of the houses Casanova lived in in Venice. Alas, I am not in Venice at the moment, so Carmel in California will have … Continue reading

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Any Guesses Yet?

The right and left bottom corners are pretty clear now. How about that top right corner? Anyone ready to take a guess where this is? A reminder: You can still enter the latest “Venice, My Muse” raffle, offered by Christine … Continue reading

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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious ¬†Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe.¬†I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

Palazzo Zaguri, which has been under scaffolding for the last few years, is finally reopening–as a museum and exhibit space. It will also have a large library and bookstore. It’s located in Campo San Maurizio, not far from Campo Santo … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Christine Volker

Venice and books brought us together. Christine Volker actually lives quite near to me in the California Bay Area, but I didn’t know that until I learned about her new book, Venetian Blood. I read and reviewed it as part … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Arcangela Tarabotti

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I’d like to bring you a video in the Redefining Beauty series. Today I’ll focus on Arcangela Tarabotti. We don’t have a portrait of her. As a teenager, she took orders to be a … Continue reading

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