VeneziaJune 5, 2012
I have returned from my adventures abroad – but only briefly, as I’m flying off to Gloucestershire and then hence to Cornwall and 3 Wishes Faery Fest next Monday. The shop is open as normal between now and then.
Venice was glorious – beautiful weather, amazing food, epic shopping. I even got a little culture in there with a visit to the excellent Klimt exhibition at Museo Correr, the Gallerie dell’Accademia, and Museo Fortuny. I now have a fire in the head about making myself a Fortuny style dress (since no one seems to make them like that these days, and if they did I wouldn’t be able to afford it!). I bought some amazing printed velvet from Antonia Sautter’s inspiring shop, and got very excited in a stunning shop that sold Fortuny lamps and other lovelies. I did of course, return with masks – a Medici di Peste for my lovely husband, and a faerie faced leaf mask for myself from La Bottega dei Mascareri. I’m not quite back in the real world yet – I’ll have to ease myself back into the swing of things by making some elflocks this week!