Introducing for Preorder:: Italy is My Boyfriend

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In life there are definitely a few pinch me moments. This is one of those moments for me. I have finally told my story in the pages of my new book, Italy is My Boyfriend. Now I am able to share the story of how we came to own several properties in Italy, how my love affair grew and how it all came about. It includes the ups and downs of living in Italy and is truly a pure love story of life and love. Life (and love for that matter) is not always what you think it will be, but that is what makes it fun right?

I’m proud to say my latest book is now available for pre-order here.

I am over the moon to share this tale with you. Stay tuned for book signing updates as the official release date is May 26, 2020.

Thank you to all the have supported me over the years in Italy and in the US; I could not have done it without all of you reading about my journey right here on the blog.

xx Annette

 

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Biennale in Venice, Italy 2015

bienalle 2015 Bienalle 2015 One of the things on my bucket list was Biennale in Venice.

Biennale is an extraordinary art exhibition held in the most awesome locations in Venice. In fact, part of it is held in the Sale d’ Armi, an expansive building where ships were built for the Navy. The compound was a well-kept secret, and all employees lived and worked at this super guarded location. Cool, right?

I can’t even describe how huge the space is, and it goes on for many kilometers. It is the perfect venue for this worldwide exhibition. Biennale is held every 2 years (odd years), and the exhibit is titled All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor; it will be up until November 22, 2015.

I had the pleasure of visiting with my dear friend Forrest Spears who is the owner and operator of Your Italian Concierge, a custom travel service that I have recommended to fans and friends for years (I will be doing an interview with Forrest in upcoming weeks, stay tuned). Forrest organized the entire trip. Despite sweltering, heart stopping heat, he managed to pull off an wonderful trip, including the Cipriani pool one day that was very appreciated indeed.

We soldiered the heatwave in Italy to glide through the amazing artwork at the Sale d’ Armi.

Below are a few of my highlights. I highly suggest that you go if you can, and I would definitely hit up Forrest to plan your adventure. He knows his way around Venice and will include a few unexpected secret haunts along the way. I am a lucky girl having Forrest as my tour guide, and I feel very lucky to have checked this off my bucket list…

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Thought provoking, textural, meaningful, and inspiring are words that come to mind. Art with a message with the entire world lending their voice, All the World’s Future took on many incarnations.

Some of the installations were depressing while some were hopeful and some were more than captivating.

It was amazing to see all the world’s creatives point of view in one place.

The exhibit contained performance art, along with photography, sculpture and paintings. Videos and grand installations were abundant. Vitrines with amazingly detailed crafts and interesting objects were sprinkled along the way. Visually, it was delicious.

 

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