Perhaps it’s because we’re Californian, but breakfast fruit smoothies have long been a staple in my family. (I even brought a smoothie recipe book and portable blender with me when […]
Ever wondered what happens if you drop something important into one of the many canals in Venice? Like many, I have my klutz moments, so I was curious… and I discovered the answer during a gondola tour. This man shown here in a wetsuit is the expert; he goes diving […]
We didn’t explore a lot of museums during our trip; it really wasn’t that kind of trip. We were there more to experience Venice. Anyway, Mama Jude’s friend Bruno took us to the Costume Museum and it was AWESOME! Photos weren’t allowed in the actual museum, but there was one […]
Recently I woke to discover on Facebook that my friend and mentor Joel Connable had died suddenly at the age of 39 after suffering a diabetic seizure. I hadn’t seen Joel in years — since we’d both lived in Los Angeles, but we kept in touch online. Joel had just […]
I’ll be honest. It can be hard to see G-d at the hospital. Particularly in the Oncology Department (aka cancer), and especially when you’re dealing with an incredibly RARE brain cancer. But watching the sun rise over the Grand Canal on Yom Kippur morning after a mostly sleepless night spent […]
On our first trip to Murano, we enjoyed watching the art of glass sculpting. The next morning we returned to Murano for a private tour at a glassblowing company called Salvadore. This all came together during a chance meeting of Mattia Salvadore when he was briefly the owner of the […]
This is where we lived in Venice for the month, shown from across the Grand Canal. We lived in the ground floor apartment of the red building in the middle of the photo to the right. We are standing along the Grand Canal between the outdoor fish/fruit/veg market and the […]
This beautiful, carved stone lion stood guard in front of the door to our apartment, located off of the hidden Campiello del Remer (in the Cannaregio sestiere of Venice, Italy).
Gorgeous glass chandeliers and light fixtures are everywhere in Venice. This particular clear and gold one glowed eerily on the island of San Servolo.
Gondolas in Venice feature a wide array of decoration. Here’s a photo of one of the more ornate ones we saw. These were regularly parked on a canal we crossed over regularly to get to the Strada Nuova (a lovely main strip filled with restaurants, cafes, shops, gelato, pharmacy, grocery […]