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Announcing: Riffs & Ecstasies Venice

I’ve announced this book before, by California author Rita Bottoms with paintings by her husband Tom Bottoms. But this announcement is for the new second edition, which has been reorganized and has new content. What I love most about this … Continue reading

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Breakfast Redux

Though I’m in danger of making you all jealous, I wanted to share the news about the new painting I recently received. Rita and Tom Bottoms, who live over the hill from me in Santa Cruz, have gifted one of … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Love Elixir

More than once in his memoirs, Casanova writes about enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate, which he mentions more often than coffee. Capitalizing on that idea, Caffe Florian in Venice’s Piazza San Marco is offering a special Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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