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Fans of Fans

It’s the 18th century in Venice. You are fortunate enough to call on friends in drawing rooms like this: Along with your stylish outfit, if you are a woman, you’d also accessorize with a fan. Ca’ Mocenigo displays such drawing … Continue reading

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Boston’s Beautiful Woman in Venice

Okay, one more post about the Boston-Venice connection. While in Boston, I also visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, my favorite type of museum because it is set up to feel like a home full of art. Isabella, a Boston … Continue reading

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Gondolier Pants

Have you ever wondered what gondolier pants looked like, you know, way back in the day? Me, neither, and I like all things gondola. But I hit a lot of museums this summer in Venice and took 8 zillion photos … Continue reading

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