Category Archives: Venice

Ahhh, anything about the city I love.

Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Bob and Edith Fusillo

Usually I interview one person at a time, but this month I have something special–a couple who fell in love with Venice years ago. I was introduced to them by Piero Bellini, who often gives me good things to blog … Continue reading

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Say “Ahhh!”

In Venice this summer I visited the new Istituto di tecnologia dentale nel rinascimento. As you can see, it features artwork relating to early dental practices.

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Flamingo Spotting, Venetian Style

“We’re secretly going flamingo spotting,” B wrote on her Facebook page, “but the boat captain doesn’t know it.” She and her sister Laura, British ex-pats living in Venice for over a decade, had invited me to join them on the … Continue reading

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Catching the Creative Process

I whipped out my camera to catch the creative process, as Manuel Carri├▓n demonstrated how he creates his series of inky watercolors. With a wet brush, he spontaneously draws lines and swirls reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy. Before this water can … Continue reading

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Living La Vida Brunetti

Saturday morning. So groggy. Had taken a sleeping pill too late the night before, battling jet lag. Woke briefly at 7:00 then dived under again. The doorbell. What? Not that I had heard my doorbell before. This was a rented … Continue reading

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Marisa’s Prosecco Secret

  I didn’t realize there were so many kinds of Italian crackers and chips! Apparently Marisa Convento did, though, and she had set them all out for us to enjoy when she opened her jewelry shop, Venetian Dreams on Calle … Continue reading

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Spritz Has Hit America

And you thought only the book First Spritz Is Free is popular! Turns out Americans are turned on by this very Venetian drink. Popularity has been rising, but this year a spritz is apparently the hottest drink of the summer. … Continue reading

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