Monday, 28 June 2010

Off on Hols

Above Mrs MDS's bed hangs an Edouard Manet, a print of one of his many oil on canvas scenes of Venice.
One of Mrs MDS's all time favourite films is Summer Madness or Summertime (1955) starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by David Lean. Set in Venice it is a tale of a lonely American woman finding romance. Summertime was the original title of the film and remains so in the UK but Summer Madness became the US release title. However, there was no madness involved merely a beautiful setting and fabulous clothes.



Anyway, Mrs MDS is off to Venice for her hols en famille. Keep your fingers crossed she can lose them all for 5 mins to replicate Katharine Hepburn for a moment!

17 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I'm going to be in Firenze come Friday! Have a lovely time in Venezia!

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  2. What a gorgeous Manet!

    xoxox,
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  3. I hope you have a wonderful time xx

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  4. Bon voyage( or however they say it in Italian)!xo

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  5. Have a fab time and such a great movie reference. I remember Katherine sitting alone in the square at the cafe with her camera, a true style icon and lady!

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  6. Say hallo to Italy for me, I miss my motherland so much. Enjoy Venice, such a wonderful and magical city!

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  7. I loved that movie when she fell into the canal, and the dropped shoe, fireworks bit! Venice is wonderful so romantic, beautiful have a lovely time

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  8. I love Venice. It is a very special place. Have a wonderful time. Xxxx

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  9. Have a wonderful holiday! I've never seen that film, I shall be checking it out and thinking of you.
    Vix
    xxx

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  10. I dream to visit Venice some day!!!

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  11. Ooh you lucky thing! I love Manet but I've never seen Summertime. I shall get a copy. Have a gorgeous time! xx

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