Happy Mothers Day With Love From Venice!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Before I post some of my photos from my trip to Venice, which by the way is as amazing as I ever imagined, I just want to wish all of you who are mothers, a happy Mothers Day. I also want to especially wish my Mom and my Eema (my fabulous mother in law) the happiest Mother's Day ever!

I am truly lucky to have such wonderful Moms who are both so loving and supportive, not to mention a whole lot of fun to boot! Here are some photos of me and my Mom on an antiquing day trip. We were trying on some glamorous and vintage fur jackets and hats ala one of my Mom's favorites: Barbara Streisand!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Now for those of you who don't know, I've been on vacation over the last couple of days, first in Belgium and now in Italy. Our first stop in Italy was Venice, and coming from someone who loves aesthetics and visual beauty, there really are so few words that can sum up the unending beauty of this city. It is a pure visual feast full of architectural eye candy. As I strolled through the city today, I literally felt like I was walking inside an ever changing piece of classical art. With so many colorfully hued buildings adorned with overflowing flower boxes, plus curving narrow passageways and water filled canals, there was a beautiful scene to behold at every angle my eyes could take in. 

Oh, and did I mention all the shops? Don't even get me started about the Murano glass! I could go on and on, but here are some highlights...enjoy!

Here's me thrilled to have arrived in Venice...this is the boat dock that takes passengers from the airport into the city. There are no streets or cars in Venice, the only way to get around is by boat.
 My first view of the city:
 This is the courtyard of the hotel we are staying at:
 The doors to one of the ancient shuls (synagogues) is amazing, as are so many others:
 An Italian street vendor selling colorful wares:
 Kids playing in one of the plazas:
 The architecture and flower boxes are divine:
 Public transportation has never been so romantic:
 How quintessentially Italian!
 Some of the beautifully distressed colors of Venice:
 A pretty flower shop:
 More colors and flowers!
Deliciously vibrant produce at a street vendor's stall:
 And more!

The weather has been beautiful, but tonight a storm blew in. I hope I'll be able to get some more amazing photos to share with you. But in the meantime, enjoy your Mother's Day!
Until next time,

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  1. Amazing pictures! I think it's time to tell my husband we need to take a trip there ;)

    Happy Mother's Day to a woman who truly basks in the rays of every joyous, beautiful moment! xoxo Mimi

  2. Amazing pictures! I think it's time to tell my husband we need to take a trip there ;)

    Happy Mother's Day to a woman who truly basks in the rays of every joyous, beautiful moment! xoxo Mimi

  3. Amazing pictures! I think it's time to tell my husband we need to take a trip there ;)

    Happy Mother's Day to a woman who truly basks in the rays of every joyous, beautiful moment! xoxo Mimi

  4. beautiful photos, happy mothers day!

  5. You look sexy in the denim skirt! You look like a hottie Italian with that georgeous hair of yours((: great photos!
    I am exhausted from gardening ... And now all I want to do is fly to Italy...

    Happy Mother's Day to you too Sharon ... And enjoy your travels! Xoxox Z

  6. Have a wonderful holiday ! Italy is my favorite place on Earth, seriously. Every part of it, but most especially Sorrento & Positano along the Amalfi Coast. Venice is an artist's delight. Great pics...

  7. Happy Mothers Day Sharon. You certainly look like you are in your element. Hope the weather is as good for you in Italy as it is at the moment in Spain :-) Ciao Bella xx

  8. Italy how wonderful!!!! I hope you're having a great time. Happy Mother's Day to you Sharon! Enjoy your day!


  9. Sharon,

    Beautiful photos and so glad you are enjoying your trip!

  10. Ah Venice.....it's dripping in romance. Enjoy the history and beauty around you {and take lots of pictures to share with us}.

  11. Amazing post! Happy mother's day!!!!
    Love the photos from venice!

  12. I'm totally loving these Venice trip images, I feel like I'm right there with you - such vibrant images and a gorgeous look from you too!

    I love Italy and like many others here, I still need to do the Amalfi coast drive - Positano, Sorrento etc...

    Hope all is well love!

  13. I'm dying!!! Want to visit Venice soooo bad!! So thankful to live vicariously through your photos! Enjoy every second, Sharon. Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful. xo

  14. You and your mother look fabulous!! Glad you had a great time away!!Gorgeous pictures of you. Wish you a super new week :) x

  15. SHARON! Looks BEAUTIFUL! First, you look so much like your beautiful, beautiful mom! And Venice ... how wonderful! So happy that you were able to have such a lovely vacay, sweets! xoxo

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
    This Week: "PINK" with limited edition Perfume & Chanel notecards!

  16. Sharon,
    I love all your pictures!!! I haven't been to Venice in 20+ years and I was hoping to make it to Italy this summer. Our renovation turned out to be our "vacation" if you know what I mean...so I am living vicariously through you!!!

    I'm so happy you were able to get away and enjoy the beauty of Italy!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  17. I hope your Mother's Day was perfect, and that you are enjoying your trip :)


  18. Wow, Venice looks amazing. Your photos are beautiful.

  19. Oh this is beautiful! I love VEnice and love it more each time I go. Enjoy every second!

  20. lovely! italy is one of my favorite places on earth, and venice... (sigh) simply no words. (one teeny weeny correction: the breathtaking glass is called murano, with a "u," after the venetian island where the workshops are.)

  21. wow looks colorful and so peaceful. i did not know there were no streets or cars in venice, that is so interesting, am getting a little education right here hehe

  22. I am glad that you had a great time in Venice along with your mom. Best regards!