Thursday, May 23, 2013

Venice week #8

The l'heure bleu is the time of day I love most, the sky is luminous and velvety at the same time. In Venice, the blue hour is beyond beautiful, it is magical.

Crossing the Canal San Marco again, but this time in the evening, for dinner. The jetty for the shuttle is conveniently located next to Harry's bar, and has a telephone where you ask for a boat to come and pick you up.

Capsule pieces: black cropped jacket, tank top and jeans
Shoes: black/silver Roger Vivier patent pumps
Accessories: Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc and MaiTai Collection gemstone necklace in green







An arrival to remember...



drinks at the Gabbiano bar, Cipriani



followed by dinner at Cip's Club





Back home for a night cap with a view



Gabbiano bar and Cips Club restaurant at the Cipriani
Giudecca, 10, 30133 Venice, Tel: +39 041 520 3930

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31 comments:

  1. Mai Tai you look so happy, what a wonderful holiday!

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    1. It was such a happy and memorable time!

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  2. Dearest MaiTai

    This is one of my favourite posts.<3
    The first photograph is sublime and captures the magic of Venice so well! What a glorious evening!

    Your beautiful smile reveals so much calm, beauty and happiness <3
    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and personal journey with us and showing us one of the most enchanting cities of the world. The warmest magic hugs to you, dear friend, Manuela

    P.S. I could go on and on watching your marvellous photographs from Venice

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    1. So happy you enjoyed the travelogue so far, my dearest Manuela! It is so special to share my adventures with you ladies, and so, even when away, you are always with me! I have been re-living every moment when putting the pictures and posts together, and wish it could go on forever.... Have a wonderful weekend <3 Much love x

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    2. Oh, thank you for your lovely and very heart warming words. A wonderful weekend to you too. Love, Manuela

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  3. The blues in that first photo are simply stunning! And you look positively adorable in these photos! These Venice posts are like a fireworks display with each one better than the last.

    Everytime you wear that gorgeous new shawl, you'll remember your amazing visit. xoxo

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    1. The shawl is so special to me, it already has so many precious memories woven into it! Enjoy a most wonderful weekend, my dearest Marla xx

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  4. You look really happy and beautiful...You should frame these!

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    1. Night pics can be tricky, but so glad they captured the atmosphere, even if a little blurry!

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  5. I am anything but bleu while scrolling this most beautiful post! I think this is my fav so far,too!
    Love the light,the water, the scene and the scenery! More importantly love that happy,relaxed look on your face dear friend! You are truly in your element and enjoying every second of your celebration. I thank you for sharing and letting us be a part of this happy occasion! Lucky us for having this travelogue to refer to. Lucky you for creating memories with DH to last a lifetime<3
    A toast to you both,bubbly of course T xx

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    1. Oh my darling Trudye, the light was unforgettable, so smooth, soft and velvety. No harsh lights, neon advertising or traffic noises.... instead just beautifully illuminated buildings and streets, and all these amazing shades of blue. It could not have been a lovelier evening in any way. Bubbly toasts right back, and have a most happy weekend! xxx

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  6. Beautiful Mai Tai as usual and splendid pictures of all my good memories....
    Spend an excellent week end if not raining...
    Monica

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    1. So glad the pics brought back happy memories! Have a wonderful weekend too (and yes, please please without rain!).

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  7. Très beau voyage auquel vous nous avez un petit peu associé c est magique Il faut dire que la lumiere est merveilleuse a n importe quelle heure meme avec la brume quand on arrive en bateau sur venise et qu on voit au loin apparaitre les monument c est si beau.
    Vous etiez très belle pour cette soirée .
    Encore merci de nous en faire profiter?
    Très bon weekend.
    Amicalement.
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, ma chère Myriam... je peut imaginer la magie de la brume à Venise.. si mysterieuse et belle! J'espère que nous allons le voir un jour... Un très beau weekend à vous. Bises

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  8. Dear MaiTai,

    What a wonderfull tour around Venice you have taken us on, it has been so special I have loved everything so interesting and I have learned so much that I wish i was there.

    This one you looked so relaxed and happy having a wonderfull time with your DH.

    Have a lovely weekend
    Best Jane x

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    1. So happy you enjoyed coming along, dear Jane! It was a memorable evening.. everything about it was just magical.

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  9. Dear Maitai, Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful holiday pics with us... Such beautiful bleu views ! As usual, you look fab!
    Cheers, Mandy

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    1. Many thanks, dear Mandy. Sorry for the late reply, your lovely comment got swallowed by mistake!

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  10. Dear MaiTai, I'm so glad you had such a beautiful birthday holiday. Thank you for sharing all your photos with us. That bracelet is lovely, as is your new shawl. I was looking at that one as well. The color combination is stunning.
    K

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind and lovely words, dear K. I only saw your comment now, as I had some problems with the notification settings. Happy you like the new shawl.. it is very easy to wear and the color combination is perfect for summer.

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  11. Gorgeous Venice, Gorgeous Mai Tai! The gemstone necklace is smashing!
    I love Cipriani's (I previously stated that I had never explored Giudecca, but now I realize that I have!) What a perfect venue for dinner and romance!
    The travelogue is ending soon? Dear Mai Tai, your mission, should you choose to accept it( a la Mission Impossible) is to travel often and well, and to share it all with us!!
    Barbara A

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    1. Oh what a lovely mission that would be, my dear Barbara! So glad you enjoyed coming along this trip, and that it brought back great memories! The Cipriani is almost an island to itself, it's easy to forget where this spot of paradise belongs to...

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  12. Magic - cannot find better words out there for the scenes you put together.
    Besides beauty of Venice itself and obvious nice mood you radiate - I am always thankfully thinking about amount of work and talent involved in creating your magic posts. It can be seen from each post that they were put together with great care and attention and I am truly impressed with it.
    Hugs, Lea

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    1. Magic it was, my dear Lea. I so much enjoy putting the posts together, and it is a source of tremendous pleasure to find ways to mirror the atmosphere as I experienced it. Your appreciation means a lot, thanks so much <3

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  13. Maitai!
    "L'heure bleue" is such a pretty expression! To express the same idea, I like "entre chien et loup"... I'm in awe of your last post: the light is magic indeed and you look ethereal... It even looks like the climate was ideal: not too cold, not too hot... Just the right excuse for a beautiful new shawl! Would love to see a post dedicated to your new addition: I'm thirsty for its colours!
    Have a great weekend,
    Béatrice, SubPolar Switzerland

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    1. A belated thank you for the lovley comment, dear Béatrice. Never heard of "entre chien et loup", thank you for sharing this charming expression. Hope the weather has improved in the meantime, and wishing you a wonderful upcoming weekend!

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  14. Dearest MaiTai,
    L'heure bleu is indescribably beautiful, if only we could suspend time…but not as divine as you, dear MaiTai. You are the most luminous star of all the stars, lighting up all our hearts. How wonderful to see you so very, very happy - so much joy, so much love!! Thank you so much, dear friend, for sharing your moments of bliss. Much love and biggest hugs to you xxx

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    1. If only we could suspend time indeed, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! Thank you for coming along, and for sprinkling extra fairy dust onto this travelogue. With love, gratitude and happy big friendship hugs xx

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  15. Dear Mai Tai, just going through all the posts and came accross this one of Venice, the light you spoke about is called l'ultima luce, (last light) it is loved by all venetians and visitors alike, as you pointed out it is so special.I dont know if you will get this message as its an old post, but I hope so. Buonasera mia amica. Susan.

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    1. L'ultima luce! What a most beautiful and romantic sounding description. Thanks so much for sharing, dear Susan x

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