Friday, February 28, 2014


one of the fantasy dreams I had since I was 18 was to go to the
Cipriani Hotel

I think I read about the people who frequented this legendary place,
and just knew I wanted to go.

my husband was always late.
he said he was born late and had been trying to catch up ever since :)'s

lunch for him was on Mexican time,
like 2 in the afternoon.

so, here I am, poolside after the late lunch.
 1 person sitting by the was nap time at the Cipriani you see.

you see, we had to take the Cipriani motor launch from St. Mark's Square
out to the island where the hotel is located.

once at the hotel dock you are in another world.
a world of the famous Cipriani.

do I look overdressed for a poolside lunch?
just, fyi, I wasn't...this place requires a certain dress for admission.

& a personal note for you...
I had hair extensions at this time and I wore knotted scarves around my head because my own
hair is silky fine and the humidity of Venice and the lagoon destroyed it...
the extensions remained perfectly curled though.
& those scarves were a major fashion statement weren't they?

I roamed the streets of Venice, with husband, and found beautiful things
for our home and for my closet + Murano glass beads by the pound.

the Italian in me loved every single minute, but especially this one.

those days are gone now, but not my memories.

& a little word to you guys:

travel travel travel

save your pennies, don't buy a new outfit.




Chicatanyage said...

The Cipriani is wonderful. So much history. We spent a few days of our honeymoon there. Wonderful memories.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I LOVE this post, Marsha! And, adored seeing this gorgeous picture of you! Nothing beats lunch at Cipriani's and TRAVEL! Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

VM Creation Atelier said...

Such a very wise,wonderful words,Marsha..............
Traveling is one of the greatest way to live! ) If it possible,sure....'

Wah see je marvelous out Marsha at this photo!!!
All colors in tourqoise are amazing....


zanetastyle said...

Funny how simultaneous are thoughts are Marsha! Just the other day I told my hubby that we spend less an travel more as a family! Memories are best and time together ... Can't replace it.

Sue Marrazzo said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing a beautifull place like this.

Eliza Beth said...

So glad you were able to enjoy the luxurious beauty of Venice's cipriana hotel and pool, and come home with lots of stunning murano glass to boot!
Memories are wonderful things:)

I can't wait to try the new AMAN boutique hotel in venice. It's supposed to be stunning!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Yes, yes, yes.


Lauren said...

That looks like a fantastic place to vacation at! I could definitely go for a nap by that pool!


Flora Fascinata said...

Marsha! I love Cipriani's!!! I am so happy to see this photo! :D you are right it is 'out-of-this-world'. Xxx

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

First, I would rather be overdressed any day than under dressed! You look fabulous!!!! And I would travel alot more if I did not have this terror of flying. To Fl. is about as far as I can go. I have done that for the past 4 years after NO flying for 30 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a beautiful weekend, Marsha! XO

Nella Miller said...

Marsha, you look beautiful and happy...I loved the Cipriani....we had to go when we were in Venice...I agonized over what to wear! I agree, everyone should travel....I have always come away with some unforgettable experience...N.xo

vicki archer said...

The best advice ever... :) xv

La Contessa said...

I second the motion!
TRAVEL………… teaches you more then any classroom!Those of you that have college aged kids SEMESTER AT SEA is a GREAT way to spend a semester.A ship that has classes with college credits that goes around the world!When one reaches a PORT its one big recess for a couple of days!A REAL EYE opener.I was lucky enough to go in the SPRING of 1981 then I sent my SONS………………..a real experience.

cindy hattersley design said...

So true Marsha...words to the wise...

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Such a lovely story and a beautiful photo of you! I hope you have so fabulous weekend .

LPC said...

Just wonderful Marsha.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Ahhh, thank you, Lisa...