Tag Archives: Venetophiles

Redefining Beauty: Giustina Renier Michiel

How does one go about translating Shakespeare into other languages? His language is so particular to its time and place, and he coined so many new phrases and has such an immense vocabulary. Yet Giustina Renier Michiel was arguably the … Continue reading

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How A Book Led To A Book

Sharing the post by fellow author Claudia Oliver as she describes her participation in First Spritz Is Free. Just click on the link below. How A Book Lead To A Book

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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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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious  Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe. I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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Venice Wins a Medal!

What is it?? That’s what I was wondering when I received this gift from my generous friend Marco. He sent it as a birthday gift all the way from the Netherlands. It’s heavy, it’s abstract, it’s about Venice….but really, what … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Wooden Ferro

As a part of my occasional series “Gondola Stuff,” here you get to see another item from my collection. Friends presented me with this lovely wooden ferro,  hand-carved by a Venetian artist. The artist included a Murano glass inlay, in … Continue reading

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You Had Me At…

“… Venice is a state of mind. That is, the scintillating, kaleidoscopic, shifting colors of that watery realm remain alive inside me long after I depart the actual city.” This from Frances Mayes’ Foreword to Dream of Venice, the 2014 … Continue reading

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