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Carnevale di Venezia

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Today is the first day of carnevale in Italy. For the next seventeen days, Italians will celebrate this festive period before the forty austere days of Lent begin. The two largest and most popular carnevali in Italy are the carnevale di Venezia and the carnevale di Viareggio (in Toscana). The carnevale di Venezia dates back to the 11th century. Revelers would celebrate for two months straight, and the tradition lasted until the 18th century, when it fell into decline. Carnevale wasn’t revived in Venice until 1979 and has continued with great success since then. The carnevale di Viareggio began in 1873 and is famous […]

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A Kitchen Photo Shoot with SPCCreative Photography

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Welcome to my first The Side Dish post! I’m thrilled to tell you about my kitchen photo shoot with my friend Shelly Porsch Chetty of SPCCreative Photography. I first met Shelly several years ago when we both joined the Katy Social Media Mastermind Group, and I liked her instantly. Shelly is warm, friendly, and passionate about photography. She specializes in lifestyle photography, high school senior portraits and personality-filled adult and corporate portraiture. When I first started working on my blog’s re-design, I knew I wanted Shelly to photograph my kitchen photo shoot. She is incredibly fun to work with. I prefer being […]

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