There is something magical about Carnevale in Venice. The setting fits perfectly , from the spectacles on the Grand Canal to the wondrous costumes that float around the Calle and Piazza’s with the protagonists always ready to strike a pose. It is winter so it makes it all the more mysterious and theatrical. This is […]

Winter is the best time to be in Venice. The sense of it being overwhelmed by tourists diminishes, there are days when you can wander around San Marco and be practically the only person there. The calle Castello practically deserted. Venice is very familiar to me and I come as often as I can (I […]

La Serenissima

Naples is a place of extremes where everything that is Italy comes crashing together, art, beauty, ugliness, culture, grand living, poverty, history and humanity. It is an exciting place. It’s been a place that I have only touched, a fleeting visit over the years to the Museo Archeologico on the way to Capri or the […]

Classic Beauty

I first met Igor Mitoraj some four years ago when I went to his studio in Pietrasanta with a Client to select a work for their home in Sydney. That work now graces their harbourside home and is beautiful in that setting. We last met six months before his death some two years ago, such […]

The Journey

I have always felt that beauty is very uplifting. When I was seven, my parents took us on a trip from Australia to Europe, back to their homeland and to Venice from where they immigrated after the war. Like so much of Italy Venice is so overwhelmingly beautiful that you cannot bear but do anything […]