Tag Archives: Art

FEB 25th

Secret Ballots, An Italian Honeymoon and the Making of History

Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time. For Mr. V and I that place was St. Peter’s Square in Rome on April 19, 2005. The event was the election of Pope Benedict XVI. But let me … Continue reading

NOV 1st

Uncommon Gifts

Psst…It’s that time of year again. Whenever we reach November 1st, I start into “Holiday” mode. I always have high hopes for myself in June. I tell myself it will be different this year. I swear, I won’t have another … Continue reading

OCT 1st

Baubles and Bangles: Verdura Style

  Cabuchon sapphires, basket woven gold and diamond latticed rubies were all used by Fulco Di Verdura, legendary jewelry designer in his amazing pieces. Born into Sicilian aristocracy, Fulco became well known after World War I when American cafe society … Continue reading

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