Point Being Giveaway

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.

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La Befana 

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’

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Venezia in an hour

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..

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Buon Anno/Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year friends ! ! ! ! ! !

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Cooking with… 

Yesterday, on my Inspired in Italy Facebook page, I asked who you all thought would be the star in my “Cooking with” series.. Well, no, its not Marco, my husband nor is it my mother in law. Great guesses though.

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And the winners are…

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Hi everyone,

The three (3) lucky winners of the contest to win Handmade jewelry by the lovely Donata Zan of Acqua di Vetro are numbers,

1,6,3

Luca, Lisa and Judy!!! Auguri!!!

Numbers

Pick  numbers beetween  and . Distinct:  
Sequence=1 
Draw stat: sum=10, avg=3.33
Draw date: 2015-05-19 15:53:31
163

Need a proof? Take a ticket.

Congratulations to the three of you. Please contact me via e-mail to customize your piece of hand made jewelry.
Xoxo

Local Artisans that I adore ~ Donata Zan

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. 

Anyhow, I did have a chance to have a tea break with the lovely Donata Zan, owner of Acqua di Vetro.
The lovely Donata Zan :) Captivating beauty!

The lovely Donata Zan 🙂 Captivating beauty!

She will be giving away 3 sets of her newest collection! So, that means three lucky readers will each get a set of handmade jewlwery from murano, Venice Italy. And the great thing is that she is willing to customize the order, if you will be one of the winners you can tell her what colors you like, size, ect..

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Northern Italians are so… 

If I had a dime for everytime a person told me they think the “Northern” Italians are cold and not friendly, I’d be rich. 

Contrary to what most people think of the Italians from the North; everyone is friendly and warm. 

And no, I don’t know those three! Haha!! Happy Friday friends!!  

Have you been to Northern Italy? What was your experience? Please share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Xoxoxo 

Carnival 2015 in Venice… Carnevale 2015 in Venezia

I adore all of the festivals throughout the year in Italy.. One of my favorites of all times is the Carnevale which is held in Venice. Living 30 minutes away from the city of water is wonderful;however, this year I wasn’t able to make it..
 
I can’t imagine being in Venice with up to 100.000 people walking around, while I would be pushing my 19 month old around. No way could it be possible. Besides, i am not a fan of big crowds, I am very claustrophobic person.
 
BUT
 
 
A dear friend of mine did go to Venice and she took amazingly beautiful photos that I want to share with you.
 
Her name is Antonella Loschi and she is NOT a professional photographer but you couldn’t tell that by looking over her photos! She has a way with her camera. I am a BIG fan of her work.
 
“Photography is my passion, and I like taking pictures of Treviso which is my hometown and of Venice, which is a world apart and where I go as often as I can”
 
When she isn’t taking photos, she is teaching French at a hotel and restaurant vocational school.
 
Antonella was kind enough to let me show you all her photographs of the Carnival. So, thank you so much Antonella.
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Attention to detail

Attention to detail

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Deep in thought

Deep in thought

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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!

Xoxoxo

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.

And the winner is _______!

Hi everyone, 

I wanted to announce the winner of the contest to win an Italian hand carved Cameo from Venice!
There were a total of 11 contestants in all. Thank you so much for participating..
Down below are the results :

Numbers

Pick  numbers beetween  and . Distinct:
Sequence=1
Draw stat: sum=5, avg=5.00
Draw date: 2015-02-18 10:03:18
5
Lucky number 5!! Congratulations #5!!!
I used randomresults.com.
I would like to thank Eredi Jovon Venice once again for their generosity and kindness. 
We will e-mail lucky number 5 and send you your prize asap.
Thank you again everyone 🙂
Xoxoxo