FANS, FANS, FANS… Where? In Venice! Wherelse?

Thanks to the passion for antiques and collecting of the Beggiato family, owners of the Hotel Metropole in Venice, and the precious association with the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum we may witness beauty and history in a unique exhibit showcasing some amazing fans from the Beggiato’s collection www.hotelmetropole.comfan3Hand painted, lace, silk, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl… but also eclectic with ostrich feathers, this is without doubt one the most impressive collection in the world.
Made mainly in France, England and Italy, fans became popular in Europe between the 17th and 18th centuries.
Considered for the most part as aristocratic and artistic objects with images painted both on the surface and the mounts, for a long time they represented indispensable accessories for upper class ladies who used the fan as a way of proclaiming their status and femininity.
At Palazzo Mocenigo from 7th June to 14th September 2014
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THE “DOLCE VITA” …. AT YOUR TABLE

                 A very special dinner for a very special book

"AT THE TABLE WITH FELLINI" by Maddalena Fellini

“AT THE TABLE WITH FELLINI” by Maddalena Fellini

Met Restaurant at magnificent Hotel Metropole in Venice www.hotelmetropole.com will held a tribute to the legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini in occasion of the presentation of “At the Table with Fellini, Oscar recipes by his sister Maddalena”   fellini-a-tavola   a book-collection of the most delicious dishes usually at the table of the great director, enriched by pictures from the Family Fellini’s album. A voyage through memories, habits, little rituals and simple gestures in the kitchen little rituals, from Mom dumplings to the classic                        home-made pasta ragout

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Fellini was a man who liked simple yet generous dishes, exactly like his bosomy actresses. So   get ready to taste one of the hits of the night: a succulent capon stuffed with stuffed zucchini!

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VENICE:DO YOU BEAD?

Let me introduce the charming “signora veneziana” Gloria Beggiato, owner of the magnificent Hotel Metropole and creator of the 2013 Fashion Design Made In Venice a five months event dedicated to strictly Venetian designers whose products favour refined and precious materials

Once a year, the windows of the Metropole’s Oriental Bar become a luxurious display of Venetian excellence and help rediscover objects combining art, technique and fashion. www.hotelmetropole.com

Once a year, the windows of the Metropole’s Oriental Bar become a luxurious display of Venetian excellence and help rediscover objects combining art, technique and fashion.
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Among this year artists, Marisa Convento presented Venetian Dreams, an amazing collection of necklaces, earrings, bags and corals created from the most beautiful Venetian glass beads as a tribute to the traditional crafts of Venice, once entrusted to the patient and creative hand of the “impiraresse” (bead workers).

Among this year artists, Marisa Convento presented Venetian Dreams, an amazing collection of necklaces, earrings, bags and corals created from the most beautiful Venetian glass beads as a tribute to the traditional crafts of Venice, once entrusted to the patient and creative hand of the “impiraresse” (bead workers).

Despite hours of work Marisa aims to keep prices under control. For example, a stunning glass bauble on a cord costs about $75 and this elegant handmade bag is less than $250.

Despite hours of work Marisa aims to keep prices under control. For example, a stunning glass bauble on a cord costs about $75 and this elegant handmade bag is less than $250.

Coming right from the sea…This spectacular necklace looks like a coral tree, but is actually made from minuscule red beads. It took two weeks of work!

Coming right from the sea…This spectacular necklace looks like a coral tree, but is actually made from minuscule red beads. It took two weeks of work!

Marisa is also an enthusiastic supporter of DO YOU BEAD?  www.doyoubead.com, a project that aims to popularize the culture and tradition of glass beads produced in
Venice and Murano, increasingly threatened by the marketing of no value products
 and no historical repertory.

Marisa is also an enthusiastic supporter of DO YOU BEAD? www.doyoubead.com , a project that aims to popularize the culture and tradition of glass beads produced in
Venice and Murano, increasingly threatened by the marketing of no value products
 and no historical repertory.

In an age of fakes and degradation of genuine products, what is common to all designers and companies involved in
DYB? is a great passion for these little wonders that are traditional Venetian beads

In an age of fakes and degradation of genuine products, what is common to all designers and companies involved in
DYB? is a great passion for these little wonders that are traditional Venetian beads

The glass beads are in fact part of the fundamental enormous artistic heritage that the city of Venice has produced over the centuries.


The glass beads are in fact part of the fundamental enormous artistic heritage that the city of Venice has produced over the centuries.

Check Marisa Convento web www.venetiandreams.altervista.org

Check Marisa Convento web www.venetiandreams.altervista.org