So, I was in on a major musical project and I co wrote a song called ”Waiting for Miracles” and a couple of the other songs on the album were written while visiting Venice.
Now, that the Carnevale has officially started in Venice today, I decided to share with you all a recipe for Castagnole al Ciccolato.
La Befana has been an Italian tradition since before the 13th Century and is derived from a religious background rather than a modern and popular culture such as Babbo Natale ‘Santa Claus’
For the longest time, I have been wanting to take my son to Venezia.. Being that it is the first of January, the first day of a New Year, I thought why not cross off a couple of firsts for Luca James and I too..
Happy New Year friends ! ! ! ! ! !
Well, what a whirlwind this past month has been for me and my little family. We have been sick for the past month and finally I got answers to why my son is always so sick with the help of a private doctor, that being said, I wasn’t able to be online much as if any of you who have children know that when they are sick, you don’t have much free time and when they finally sleep,well you are pretty destroyed too.
I recently sat down with Donata Zan, designer and owner of Acqua di Vetro.
Donata and I met many months ago and instantly became friends. You know when you meet someone and you hit it off instantly, kinda like you’ve known them your whole life? Well, yes, that pretty much sums up our great friendship.
Donata works in tourism by day and a jewelry designer by night. She recently showed me her new collection and I loved it! I told her we’ve got to do something. I want people to see what beautiful pieces she makes by hand, each piece is unique, no two are the same. What better way to introduce her new line then to have a contest.
Being the sweetheart that she is, she decided to give away 3 sets of her newest collection to 3 lucky readers!!
So, you guys are probably wondering what does she make? She creates necklaces, earrings, and rings made out of hand blown glass balls from Murano Italy and then she adds silk which she finds from the old vintage shops.
There are 3 different sizes S,M,L.
There are only 3 steps to have a chance to win 1 of 3 sets.
Like Acqua di Vetro on Facebook
Like Inspired in Italy on Facebook
Leave a comment on this post that you’ve entered and then in return I’ll give you a number.
Please also leave me your email in the comment section.
Donata will customize your set for you.
So if you are one of the lucky winners you can let her know which colors you would like and she will make them according to your desire.
The contest starts today April 11th 2015 and will end on May 11th 2015.
Good luck everyone!!
Such gorgeous photographs! Which one is your favorite?
So hard to choose, I know. I love them all..
All of the photos above were taken by Antonella Loschi. If you would like to contact her click here!
Ps ~ If you went to the Carnival this year in Venice, please feel free to share your photos in the comment section. I would love to see them.
Draw stat: sum=5, avg=5.00
Draw date: 2015-02-18 10:03:18
I wanted to give you all a friendly reminder that you have two days left to enter the contest to win a gorgeous hand carved cameo from none other than Eredi Jovon Cameos Venice.
I simply adore Marco and his family. They are true Venetian artists. They were kind enough to give one of my lucky readers and chance to win a Italian hand carved cameo worth $250/200 euro.
We decided in honor of Carnival/Carnevale that we will give away a cameo about the Carnival itself.
I wanted to share some photos with you of just what it takes to make this precious piece of art.
Simply amazing, right? I’ve been blown away!! I wish I could enter the contest too. Hahaha!! One of you guys will be quite lucky..
You can wear this gorgeous piece as a necklace, pendant or brooch.
If you are in Venice, I highly recommend stopping by to say hello. Marco’s mom, Gabriella also does workshops.. She’ll teach you how to make Cameos herself! What a treat that would be! I may have to take her up on her offer.
A lot of people have asked me about the contest because most of my readers don’t have twitter, and thats ok. If you don’t have twitter don’t worry about it, BUT please you in order to be entered into the contest.
You MUST click here and like Eredi Jovon Facebook Page.
You MUST click here and like Inspired in Italy Facebook Page.
You MUST leave me a comment on this blog entry and once you do, I will give you a number, with that number you may win this gorgeous prize that you’ll cherish forever.
The winner will be contacted via the email name displayed on my website. The competition is open to everyone, worldwide. Prizes can only be sent to a valid address unless otherwise stated, all postage and packaging included. Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person please. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified! The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, among all the people who have correctly completed all the indicated steps and left a comment (we will use this sitehttp://www.randomresult.com/). The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to. The competition. is open from today Tuesday February 10th, 2015 until Tuesday February 17th, 2015. http://www.inspiredinitaly.com is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.