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#86 Mimi’s Magical World in Venice: A Conversation with Mimi Todhunter

Updated: 2 days ago

Saturday, May 25th Live on Zoom

10am Los Angeles and Phoenix, 1pm NY & Toronto, 6pm London, 7pm Florence

I am honored to welcome as the 86th guest of Paola’s Studiolo my dear friend, Mimi Todhunter. A citizen of the world, Mimi has lived in Italy, her adopted home, for over 25 years. With her great passion for all things Italian, her love of art and beautiful interiors, and her gift for bringing people together, Mimi is a marvelous hostess with a wonderful style and so much wisdom, knowledge, and practical tips to pass on to the rest of us. Her love for entertaining is infectious. At her elegant lunches, dinners, and parties in the piano nobile of the Palazzo Duodo in Venice, she welcomes art lovers, creatives, scholars, museum curators, distinguished artists, and musicians to mingle with family and friends as well as other visitors from all over the world. On her Instagram account, she uses the hashtag #mimismagicalworld, and in At Home in Venice, her online business, she helps the rest of us create our own magical worlds by accessing beautifully designed and artisan-made ceramics, glass, candlesticks, lamps and other artifacts from Italian craftsmen.  Mimi organizes exclusive tours with fabulous dinners in palazzi and visits to artisans, artists, restaurants. In this Studiolo visit, she will share some of her favorite spots around Venice. She’ll also answer all your burning questions about La Serenissima!

Mimi was born and raised in New Zealand, and left at age 21 for Sydney, Australia. To see the world, she worked on an ocean liner at a time when people still travelled in the grand style between Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. On one voyage, the ship docked in Lisbon, and it left a lasting impression,“It was a Sunday, and families were out walking in the lovely squares, everyone so beautifully dressed. At that moment, I knew that Europe was where I wanted to stay. I had come home.” For the past 18 years, her home has been a glorious 15th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice, where she loves to entertain and welcome visitors from around the world.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

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