Archive: February 23, 2016

“Bellini Canella per l’Arte” competition

The second edition targets all young artists of the Venetian Fine Arts Academy and the IUAV University – the city’s avant-garde university of arts, architecture and design. Competing artists are to design a special gift box for the 750 ml bottle of Bellini by Canella.

A great opportunity for young art students, who will have a chance to see their work reproduced on 10,000 cardboard gift boxes.

Competitors need to be regularly enrolled in either of the two universities and the winner will be awarded 1,000 Euros as well as a supply of Canella products… for future inspiration.

Info & regulations here

Mad about Madalina

The Romanian actress, Madalina Ghenea, was a fictional Miss Universe in Paolo Sorrentino’s 2015 film, Youth, and co-hosted the 2016 Sanremo Music Festival alongside Carlo Conti, Virginia Raffaele and Gabriel Garko, Feb. 9-13. (For those of you not living in Italy, Sanremo here creates a buzz only comparable to that of the Academy Awards in the States…) This 2016 edition of the Festival was one of the most successful ever and Madalina’s explosive beauty – voluptuous and elegant, exotic and Mediterranean, with a je ne sais quoi of Sophia Loren – her poise and grace onstage and the spectacular outfits she wore for the glamorous event, were the talk of the town throughout the peninsula and beyond.

It would be hard to imagine anyone could like her any more than we do already; yet call us biased, our crush on Madalina grew exponentially when we found out she loves our Bellini cocktail…