|"Looking back over your life you see that love |
was the answer for everything" ~Ray Bradbury
|"Each night ask yourself...When did you withhold love when you |
might have given it?" Marianne Williamson
|'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' or|
'The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces"
by the Brothers Grimm~
|Author, Lisa Rushford|
|A little something found on Lisa's Facebook page...|
|And this..."You made me realize that every meal is a celebration." |
~Nigel Slater on Nigella Lawson~
|"As a lifelong reader, lover of books, and a writer, this is such a happy|
personal-dream-come-true, and I would encourage you to follow your
hearts"~ Lisa Rushford
To receive a free, author signed copy of Enchanted Venice in your mail, please leave a comment on what enchants you most about Venice. Then check back on Monday for the winner of the drawing.
Lisa Rushford's “Enchanted Venice” is a charming love letter to one of the world's most dreamed of places that will entice novice and seasoned traveler alike.
I wanted to learn more about the author who graciously answered this brief "Proust Questionnaire."
What’s your present state, Lisa? Caffeinated.
Where did your fascination with Venice and Italy originate? It began in my early teens when I received a calendar-cook book titled "Italy the Beautiful," which spoke of each region of the country and the corresponding food culture. The photos and recipes entranced me, and I studied them endlessly, daydreaming.
What significantly influenced your childhood? My childhood was heavily influenced by German fairy tales, and I was obsessed with Aesop's fables. Then came the serious literature phase, and I never quite got out of that.
If you could wave a magic wand what would your ideal life be? Living in a converted barn in New England surrounded by apple and quince trees.
What’s your favorite virtue? Integrity.
Your chief characteristic? Curiosity.
If you could choose just one memory from life to live with through eternity, what would it be? Sitting on a bench, in a busy circle, eating ice cream with my son, and we would burst into a laughing fit that would not stop.
Your favorite qualities in a man? Chivalrous, humorous, carnivorous.
Your favorite qualities in a woman? The ability to wing it, humor, integrity.
Your idea of perfect happiness? Thanksgiving in New England.
Your idea of misery? Being in a Walmart.
If not yourself, who would you choose to be? Elizabeth Taylor.
Where else would you like to live? Across the pond.
Your favorite bird, color, and flower? My favorite bird is the owl. My favorite color is red. My favorite flower is the foxglove.
Your three favorite books? The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. My family and other animals by Gerald Durrell. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy.
Your favorite real-life heroine? Nigella Lawson.
Your three favorite films: Les Intouchables, La Bûche, and The Birds.
Your favorite food, drink, and Venice eatery: Sardines in Saor and/or linguine with clams; the Venetian Spritz; Osteria am Bacareto & Osteria all Mascaron.
What do you most loathe? Bureaucracy.
What natural talent would you wish to be gifted with? A head for Mathematics.
How would you wish to die? With my Wellies on, thinking pleasant thoughts. Or by spontaneous combustion.
Your favorite motto? Joseph Campbell's ‘Follow your bliss'... and thank you so much, dear Suzanne, this has been fun.
Thank you, Lisa! Order Lisa's dreamy book: (HERE).
Rick Steves' "Venice: City of Dreams": (HERE). Be sure to leave your comment to enter the drawing, and check back Monday for the winner. Thank you so much for stopping by...