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Goal: Don’t Leave the Lagoon

I had passed the place a number of times, it being on my walk to the language class I took a few years ago. Da LeLe, the little bacar√≤¬†wine bar, couldn’t hold its patrons in its 4 x 4 interior, … Continue reading

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First Spritz Is Free Is LAUNCHED!

I’m thrilled to announce that the new ebook First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts, is done and yours for free! Click on the title to get the link to Smashwords, where you can choose your ebook format. First … Continue reading

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Exploding Head

Can you see the flames leaping out of my head? My head is exploding! Last night I attended the sagra, the neighborhood festival at Campo San Giovanni in Bragora. Part of the entertainment included “singing from the balconies,” a short … Continue reading

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And Again the Spritz Is Free!

Rain rolled in overnight, and I woke to thunder and winds blowing in my window–a welcome freshness that lasted until the evening. Last night I had a lovely meet up with contributors to the forthcoming book, First Spritz Is Free: … Continue reading

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Always Free!

Woohoo! I’m in Venice! Sadly, my suitcase is not… But that didn’t stop me from setting out today to explore things new and old. First, the old. I stopped by at Bar Tiziano for my first spritz of the trip. … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Philip Gwynne Jones

I was first introduced to Philip Gwynne Jones through our mutual friend, author Gregory Dowling, and now Philip is contributing to an upcoming book I’m putting together. He is a Welsh author living and working in Venice. He first came … Continue reading

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First Spritz Is Free!

You know how a spritz, that drink of wine, Campari, and soda with an olive and an orange slice, is the iconic drink of Venice. Each month in my “Venice, My Muse” interview, I ask the participant if they prefer … Continue reading

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