{ Venice, Italy } The Floating City

Venice1Have you ever been to Venice? I’ve long dreamed of this infamously romantic place ~ the city of water, canals, florid glass and festival masks. It always seemed so wonderfully unreal, and last week I was afforded an opportunity to visit it for the first time, for a fashion show and epic celebration (more on that coming soon!). My adventures in Venice were short-lasting but legendary, only reinforcing my fantasies. I flew both in and out with the rhythmic rocking of Adriatic waves and the twinkling lights of rococo Italian chandeliers dancing happily in my head… Venice2 Venice3VENICE is a city of tiny islands ~ 118 to be exact ~ each so small that it seems as if the buildings and sidewalks are simply floating on water. Instead of car, one must get around by boat! Venice4 Venice5 Venice6 Venice7 Venice8 Venice9I BOATED ABOUT in black Ray-Ban Clubmasters, my favorite earring, necklaces by Phillips House and Monica Rich Kosann, an oversized trench from DKNY, and a black blouse I’d had made in VietnamVenice10 Venice11 Venice12 Venice13 Venice14 Venice15 Venice16 Venice17 Venice18WE STAYED at the Hotel Danieli, a triumvirate of majestic palazzos with sweeping views of the sparkling green Venice lagoon. Every room, every corner drips with Old World Italian opulence. Venice19 Venice20 Venice21 Venice22PHOTOS by Kelly
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