Monthly Archives: May 2020

Redefining Beauty: Giustina Rossi

Why have I waited so long to post this video? Giustina Rossi is a Venetian hero and the story from farthest in the past from my collection of Beautiful Women in Venice. I cajoled a stranger on a busy day … Continue reading

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Sharing: Barbara Lynn-Davis Interview

Tune in tomorrow (May 29) to hear a live interview with Barbara Lynn-Davis on Instagram. My life has intersected with Barbara’s in a number of ways–shared research, her contribution to First Spritz Is Free, and her participation on the author … Continue reading

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #8

This one is interesting because the postal rubber stamp is different. Most of the postcards I’ve shared here have a round rubber stamp, often from Venezia Ferrovia. But this one is Palazzo Grassi. Too bad part of it is missing! … Continue reading

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Puzzle (5)

Working on the sides now. Slow but steady progress! I want to puzzle more, but we’ve actually started making masks. That’s more important right now….

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Casanova in Istria

Vrsar in Croatia is promoting travel with a Casanova Tour. Here’s their website and a link to their video. Casanova visited the area a couple times in his life, and the tourism board is trying to use this to its … Continue reading

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Recreations: Sarra Copia Sulam

Hasn’t Karen captured Sarra Copia Sulam’s look so perfectly? That wistful smile is lovely. Thanks, Karen, for adding to the gallery! I hope this will inspire more people to send me their photos to recreate these beautiful women. Sarra Copia … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Testaccio

Continuing my series of places Casanova visited in Rome…. You’ve already heard how Casanova was embroiled in the Barbaruccia affair. He met the Pope and consorted with various priests and cardinals. He learned French, which served him all his life. … Continue reading

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Puzzle (9) Fini!

All done! Except for one missing piece. I thought my cat had gotten it, but after I had taken the puzzle apart and put it away, I found the missing piece on the table inside a book! (p.s. I should … Continue reading

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Puzzle (8)

Having a cup of tea this time instead of a glass of wine!  

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Puzzle (4)

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