By the grace of Goldberg

Tonight the Nosy Parker family celebrated Mama’s miraculous milestone with some very dear friends. With the help of our friend Lisa and her incredible rose garden, I turned our backyard into an enchanted garden. And, of course, there were lots of peacocks — from the tablecloth I found on etsy to the peacock napkins I created…

Top 5 in Venice, Italy

Today’s post is dedicated to friends with the incredible fortune of traveling to Venice, Italy this summer. The Nosy Parker family has spent a lot of time in Venice — it is like a home away from home for us. A college friend of mine is there on her honeymoon now, and as I perused…

Venetian travel fantasies

Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing this gorgeous photo of Venice on Facebook. This stunning view was captured by our friend Davide Venier, owner of La Mela Verde, the best gelato shop in Venice! This photo truly makes me heartsick for our beloved Venezia, a magical city that brought mama back to life and felt like home.…

Imagining myself in Venice

I just love this photo!!! I’ve been imagining myself sitting there on the ledge with the dog and enjoying this glorious view of Venice all day. This photo was one of the first posts I saw on Facebook today. My friend Silvio, who I met through some other friends during a very special trip to…

The perfect way to see Venice

A gondola ride in Venice is an absolute must, allowing you to experience the city in an unparalleled way… slowly, from a low vantage point, gliding along the narrow canals and looking up at the expanse of churches and beautiful, ancient buildings. “Like biscuits in tea,” one gondolier explained of the crumbling structures. A gondola…

Venetian life filled with culture and friends

We’ve been settling into Venetian life quite happily. Mama simply glows here. Living here (even temporarily) brings her to life, and it is wonderful to see. Venice is a much better cancer treatment than anything the doctors have proposed! We are now at the halfway point — having been here for a wonderful two weeks,…

Taking care of business… Venice-style

We don’t visit Venice like typical tourists. We essentially move here for a month, exploring the winding streets and becoming part of our neighborhood. Here’s a short video I created of some of our wanderings around this magical city: Our first week in Venice has encompassed taking care of business. Of course, since we are…