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Author’s Contact Information:

Valentina Cirasola
Author and Designer

©RED- A Voyage Into Colors
©Sins Of A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts
©Come Mia Nonna-A Return To Simplicity

Email: valentinadesigns@comcast.net   OR  designsvalentina@yahoo.com
Visit Valentina, the designer: www.valentinadesigns.com
Design Blog: https://valentinaexpressions.com/category/home-designs-master
Tel. 408-732-9782

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Valentina’s Public Speeches – Forum and Appearances:

mannequin-312526_960_7202016 – Become Friend With Your Closet and Your Body – Seminar – Los Gatos, CA
Nov.13 – 11:00am-2:00 pm
Valentina will reveal designer’s secrets on how to dress perfectly for every occasion and how to shop to bring out our personality.♢

 

Berkeley SectionClub

2016 – Berkeley University – Italian Section Club  – Berkeley, CA – Feb.12 – 11:00am-2:00 pm
Valentina will talk on stage on “Color Your World” .
Book signing at the end: ©RED- A Voyage Into Colors.

SVItalianFestival2016 – Silicon Valley Italian Festival – JC Center  – Palo Alto, CA
Jan.31 – 9:00am-6:00 pm
Join for a fun day into the arts and crafts of Italy with food tasting.
Valentina will present her design business and the one of her books: ©RED- A Voyage Into Colors.

2015- Holiday Italian Market – Fort Mason  – San Francisco, CA
Verde_3aDec. 5 – 9:00am-6:00 pm
A fun day into the arts and crafts of Italy with food and wine tasting.
Every item at this Christmas market is made by Italian women living abroad.
Valentina will present her fashion creations and her three books.

 

SANTACLARAUNIVERSITY2015- Santa Clara University – Catala Club  – Santa Clara, CA
Oct.12 – 11:00-2:00 pm
Valentina will speak on stage on “Color Your World”.
Book signing at the end. Book featured: ©RED- A Voyage Into Colors.♢

 

Little Italy2015-  Italian Festa – San Jose, CA
Aug. 29 – 2:15-3:00 pm
Valentina will speak on stage about her books and her native region of Puglia
Book signing at the end.♢

Colors-Collection
2015- Valentina’s Seminar at the Community Centre – Campbell, CA

Apr. 30 – 7:00-8:30 pm
Valentina will disclose designers’ secrets on:
“The Power Of Transformation”.
Book featured: ©RED- A Voyage Into Colors.♢


2015- Chamber of Commerce – Milpitas, CA

Apr. 15 – 12:00-1:00 pm
Valentina will talk about: “The Power Of Colors”.
Book featured: ©RED- A Voyage Into Colors.♢

2015- Museum Italo-Americano – Fort Mason – San Francisco, CA
Apr. 12 – 5:00-7:00 pm
Valentina will talk about: “The Wonders Of Puglia” – a cultural evening to immerse the audience into the culture of her homeland Puglia, history, food, table manners and anecdotes of her native land.
Presentation of her three boos, tasting of food and wines from Puglia will follow with book signing.

MyPlaque-LittleItaly2015- Little Italy San Jose, CA
Mar. 27 – 6:00-8:00 pm
During this event Valentina was awarded a plaque for her participation in the design concept of the Little Italy Arch.
http://www.littleitalysj.com/archway.html

Colombo Club2015- Colombo Club – Oakland, CA
Feb.12 – 6:00-9:00 pm
Valentina will present her three books at one of the oldest social club in Northern California founded by Italian pioneers in 1920.♢

Fashion Items by Valentina Cirasola

Fashion Items by Valentina Cirasola

2014- Holiday Mercatino Italiano – Fort Mason – San Francisco, CA
Dec. 5 – 9:00am-6:00 pm
A fun day into the arts and crafts of Italy with food and wine tasting.
Every item at this Christmas market is made by Italian women living abroad.
Valentina will present her fashion creations and her three books.

 

Valentina's Fashion Evening2014 – Isabella Boutique – Sunnyvale, CA
Dec. 1 – 12:00-8:00 pm
A fun fashion evening with Valentina Cirasola, hot cocoa and hors d’oeuvre.
Valentina will present her amazing collection of Hand-Made crochet accessories with colors combination like no other!!!
Don’t miss it.♢

2014- Silver Creek Women’s Club Holiday Market – San Jose, CA
Nov. 25 – 10:00am-6:00 pm
Valentina will present her fashion creations, fashion accessories and her books.
Book featured: ©RED- A Voyage Into Colors.♢

Italian Christmas Market

Italian Christmas Market

2013 – Mercatino Italiano – Fort Mason – San Francisco, CA
Dec. 5 – 9:00am-6:00 pm
A fun day into the arts and crafts of Italy with food and wine tasting.
Every item at this Christmas market is made by Italian women living abroad.
Valentina will present her fashion creations and her three books.♢

 

Microphone2013 – Valentina Design Universe is a monthly show on Blog Talk Radio with host Joanne Mathis
Valentina will be a guest on Mathis radio talk show the first Thursday of every month. As a renaissance woman who has done it all, Valentina will entertain the audience with her talks on style, home, fashion, decorating, etiquette, food and everything her passions are made of.
Click on the links to listen to her shows.

Oct. Show – Fashionable Drinks
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2013/10/03/valentina-cirasola-design-universe

Sept. Show – The Art Of Lighting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2013/09/19/valentina-cirasola-design-universe

Aug. Show A Livable Home My Way http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2013/08/01/valentina-design-universe

2013- Italingua (Italian language institute) – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 25 – 6:00-8:00 pm
During this event Valentina will speak about fashion. “Body types and how to dress them”.
Presentation will be in English.
Book featured: ©RED- A Voyage Into Colors. Books signing at the end.♢

2013- Museum Italo-Americano – Fort Mason San Francisco, CA
Oct. 17 – 7:00-8:00 pm.
Presentation of book #3: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors.
Book signing at the end.♢

mathisinteriors2013 – BlogTalkRadio – on line radio talk show with host Joanne Mathis
May 28 – 3:00-4:00 pm PDT
Valentina’s interview will be on homes: “Rules of decorating by bringing out feeling, emotions and personality”
Click on the link to listen to the interview
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2013/05/28/valentina-interiors-and-designs

2013 – Domenico Winery – San Carlos, CA – Lady’s Night
May 2 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet interesting women, get a glass or two of wine, get a signed copy of each of my book and shop at this artsy event for fashionable ladies.♢

mathisinteriors2013 – BlogTalkRadio – on line radio talk show with host Joanne Mathis
Apr.2 -3:00-4:00 pm PDT
Valentina will speak on fashion: “How to be perfect in every moment”
Click on the link to listen to the interview.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2013/04/02/how-to-be-perfect-in-every-moment

mathisinteriors2013 – BlogTalkRadio – on line radio talk show with host Joanne Mathis
Jan.28 – 5:00-6:00 pm PDT
Valentina talks about the trips to Puglia with a group that she organized for April 15, 2013. Click on the link to listen about the trip program.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2013/01/29/lets-travel-into-the-sinful-luxury-of-a-queen

2012 – Silicon Valley Country Club – San Jose, CA – Holiday Fair
Nov.18 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Book Presentation and Signing Book Copies. Valentina’s three books will be available. Stop by the booth.♢

2012 – Villa Montalvo – Saratoga, CA – Christmas Yuletide
Nov.17 – 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Book Presentation and Signing Book Copies. Valentina’s three books will be available. Stop by the booth.♢

2012 – Mask Gallery – Campbell, CA – Book Presentation and Book Signing
Nov.1 – 6:00-8:00pm.
Featured book #3: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors.
Stop by this gallery.♢

Microphone2013 – Blog Talk Radio – on-line radio talk show with host Carra Riley: “It’s RED Hot”
Oct.18 – 9:00 am PDT
Valentina will introduce her newly published book #3:
©RED-A Voyage Into Colors.
Click on the link to listen to the interview.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/carra-riley/2012/10/18/red-hot


2012 – Blog Talk Radio – on-line radio talk show with host Joanne Mathis – three shows schedule

Oct.5-12-19  at 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Valentina will talk about  the trips to Puglia Italy she is organizing based on her  three books and guided by Valentina in person as the local designer and expert on the region of Puglia.
Each trip package will be an inspiration and an experience into a Italy  not seen by tourists.
1. First trip package will be based on her book ©©RED- A Voyage Into Colors
Name of the trip: Travel Into The Colors Of Love
2. Second trip package will be based on her book: ©Sins Of A Queen
Name of the trip: Let’s Travel Into The Sinful Luxury Of A Queen
3. Third Trip package will be based on her book: ©Come Mia Nonna-A Return To Simplicity
Name of the trip: Explore The Elegant Simplicity Of  Italy
Stay tuned for more details on each trip and for the links to the radio show.♢

2012 – Book Signing Event and Wine Tasting in a Private Home – Los Altos, CA
Sept.22 – 2:00 pm
Valentina will prepare some incredible morsels from her two Italian regional cuisine books for a taste in a private home.
Guests will be involved in Valentina’s video. Book signing at the end.♢

2012 – Villa Montavo – Saratoga, CA
Sept.17 – 11:00 am
Lunch Talk: “Designing and decorating an attractive dining table”.
Featured book #3: ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors.
Book signing at the end.♢

2012 – Blog Talk Radio online radio talk show with host Joanne Mathis

Aug.27 – 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Valentina will be the guest on Joanne Mathis Radio Talk and will share with the audience “The Taste Of Italy” with nuances of the Italian culture and interesting stories.
Click on the link to listen to the radio talk.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2012/08/28/valentina-cirasola-artist-designers-and-things-oh-my

2012 – Italian Festa – San Jose, CA
Aug.25-26 at 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
This will be Valentina’s third year participating to the Italian Festa presenting her books.♢

2012 – Italian Athletic Club – Italian Art Festival – San Francisco, CA
Aug. 11, 2012 at 11:00 am
Valentina will participate to the festival to be part of the Italian community and to introduce her books to the visitors.

2012 – Blog Talk Radio online talk show with host Joanne Mathis
July 31 – 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Joanne Mathis will interview Valentina as the designer and the author of her third book: ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors.
Valentina will explain her theory on colors, how they affect our lives and prompted her to write a book on colors.
Click on the link to listen to the radio talk.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2012/08/01/valentina-cirasola-artist-designers-and-things-oh-my/scrub/0

2012 – Limoncello Making Class – Lunch and Talk at Gioia Co – Los Gatos, CA
July 13-14 – 4:00 pm
During the class not only you will taste the food from Valentina’s books, but you will learn directly from the author how to make limoncello, history and Italian cultural notes.
Each participant will take home lemons peeled and ready to macerate  for thirty days. Instructions will be given out on how to finish your own limoncello production.
Be ready to taste store-bought limoncello and compare it with Valentina’s limoncello made from her book.
Book signing at the end of the class.
Watch the video of the class. ♢


 

2012 – Radio Interview – Station 860 AM WGUL – Boomer Nation! with Host Terri Benincasa
Mar. 11 – 5:00-6:00
Click on the link to listen to the radio talk.
http://www.boomerradioshow.com/#!listen 

2012 – Italian American Heritage Foundation – Lunch Talk on Regional Cuisine of Puglia – San Jose, CA
Feb. 16 -12:oo -2:00 pm
Valentina will speak after lunch on Puglia traditions, culture, food, history of the area and will present her two books.
Book signing at the end of the event.♢

2011 – Italian American Heritage Foundation – Opera Night – San Jose, CA
Dec.9 – 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Holiday boutique, Opera, Dinner and Book Signing event.♢

2011 – International German School  – Mountain View, CA
Dec.3 – 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Book signing event and holiday boutique.♢

2011 – Domenico Winery – Ladies Night – Redwood City, CA
Dec.1 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Book signing event and holiday boutique.♢

2011 – BlogTalkRadio Interview with host Philippe Matthews on ThePMShow
Nov.15 – 2.00 pm Pacific Time
Valentina will talk about her coming to America as an expat from Italy and how she made it successfully in the new adopted country.
Click on the link to listen to the radio talk.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepmshow/2011/11/15/valentina-cirasola–from-italy-to-america

2011 – Peninsula Rotary Club – Redwood City, CA
Nov.8 – 7:30 am
Guest Speaker.  October Italian Month Of Style
Topic: Puglia Culture and presentation of  my two books on Puglia cuisine.
Book signing at the end of the event.♢

2011 – Istituto di Cultura Italiana – San Francisco, CA
Oct.20 – 6:30 pm
Guest Speaker. October Italian Month Of Style.
Topic: Puglia culture and presentation of Valentina’s two books on Puglia cuisine.
Book signing at the end of the event.♢

2011 – Arata Art Gallery – San Francisco, CA
Oct.12 – 6:30 pm
Guest Speaker – October Italian Month Of Style
Topic: How to care and illuminate wall art.
Book signing at the end of the event.♢

2011 – Beltramo’s Wine Store – Menlo Park, CA
Oct.6 –  6:00 pm
Guest Speaker  – October Italian Month Of Style
Topic: Italian Table Etiquette followed by Italian wine tasting.
http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9785 

2011 – Italian Family Festa – Guadalupe River Park – San Jose, CA
Aug.27 – 2:30 pm
Guest speaker – Topic: Puglia culture and presentation of  my two books on Puglia cuisine.♢

2011 – Redwood City Patch Video
July 12 – 9:00 am
Foodie Fridays Show with Host Monique Soltani

 

2011 – BlogTalkRadio 0nline radio talk show with host and author Carra Riley
June 14 – 9:00 am
Carra interviews Valentina on her life’s achievements
Click on the link to listent to the radio talk.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/carra-riley/2011/06/14/sins-of-a-queen-and-other-italian-secrets 

2011 – Peninsula Italian Women Club
June 13 – 7:00 pm
Presentation of Valentina’s books and events: October Month of Italian Style.♢

2011 – Barterra Winery, Half Moon Bay, CA
June 12 – 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Presentation and introduction of Valentina’s second published book:
©Sins OF A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts
with the companion book: ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity♢

2011 – Olive Bar, Campbell, CA
June 5th – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Presentation and introduction of Valentina’s second published book:
©Sins OF A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts
with the companion book: ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity♢

2011 – La Biscotteria – Redwood City, CA
Mar.26th – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Presentation of the newly published book: ©Sins Of A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts.
Book signing at the end of the event.♢

2011 – Back to Health – Chiropractic Office – Los Altos, CA
Mar. 16th at 7:00 pm
Topic of the talk: “Benefits of Mediterranean Diet”.
Presentation and book signing for Valentina’s second book:
©Sins OF A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts.♢

2011 – Star Group Chamber Of Commerce – Los Altos, CA
Mar.1st at 8:00 am
Talk about Valentina’s experience in book publishing, how to go where life takes you and  how to bring enthusiasm and zest into work.
Book signing at the end of the talk.♢

2011 – Paesano Restaurant, San Jose, CA
Feb. 28th at 6:30 pm
Presentation and book signing event of Valentina’s second published book:
©Sins Of A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts.
Paesano Restaurant prepares a four course dinner from both of Valentina’s books.♢

2011 – Olive Bar, Campbell, CA
Presentation and introduction of Valentina’s second published book:
©Sins OF A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts.♢

2010 – Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
Christmas Market and Book Signing Event for: ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity.♢

2010 – Appeared on T.V. Comcast Channel 15 – Shows:
“On The Town” – Christmas Around The World at The Historic Ainsley House in Campbell, CA.
“On The Town” – That’s Italian!♢

2010 – Frette, Palo Alto, CA
Italian Life In Style – A talk on “Style the bedroom and how to dress for bed”
Book signing at the end of the event.♢

2010 – Appeared on T.V. Comcast Channel 15
Shows: “On The Town” – That’s Italian! – A talk on Valentina’s books.♢

2010 – Gioia Co., Los Gatos, CA
“The Flavor Of Puglia” – Presentation of Puglia Region, history and stories.
Book Signing at the end of the event.♢

2010 – Red Feather Winery, Livermore, CA
“Vino Con Valentina” – Book Signing Event for: ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity.♢

2010 – Silvestri Garden Statuary, San Francisco, CA
“Vino Con Valentina” – Book Signing Events
Puglia wine tasting and book signing event for ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity.
Presentation on the subject of the culture, history and cooking of Puglia conducted in Italian to Americans studying Italian language.♢

2010 – The Flavor of Puglia Events organized in various restaurants.
Restaurants feature specialties in Valentina’s book. Presentation of Puglia cuisine and culture.
Book signing at the end of presentation for: ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity.
Cedro Restaurant in Menlo Park, CA.
Kepler’s Book Store in Menlo Park, CA
Da Mario, in Saratoga, CA
Donato Enoteca in Redwood City, CA♢

2010 – Interviewed by Avaliving, a site for designers.
Meet the designer.♢

2009 – Allied Art Guilds
Presentation and introduction of Valentina’s first published book:
©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity♢

2009 – Interviewed by Design Success University
Designer Career and Marketing
Designing, Fees and Value
Procedures used by a designer to interview prospect clients and to assess a project.♢

2009 – Founded Business Networking Group Night Crawlers
Presentation of members and their trades, presentation of schedule, programs, events and marketing talks.♢

2008-2010 – Whole Foods – San Mateo, CA – Cooking With Valentina
Cooking and Culture Studies of the region of Puglia, Italy.♢

2008 – Frette Store, in Palo Alto
“Ferragosto in Italy” and Presentation of the New Frette Line.♢

2007 – Appeared on T.V. Comcast Channel 15
Shows: “On The Town” and “The Colorful Journey Of Success”.♢

2006 – Interviewed by Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto, CA
“How to decorate the fireplace when it is turned off”.♢

2002/2004 – Recreational Centers and Italian Foundations, in California
Talks on subjects of Italian Culture, History, Art, Cooking and Traveling.
Italian American Heritage Foundation – San Jose, CA
Dante Alighieri Society – Santa Cruz, CA
Sons of Italy Association – San Mateo, CA

2001 – Burlingame Rec. Ctr. – Palo Alto Rec. Ctr. – Sunnyvale Rec. Ctr.
Cooking in Puglia and History of the Region.♢

1998 – Universita’ del Disegno, Forli, Italy
“Feng Shui Theory”.♢

1996 – San Mateo College, San Mateo, CA – Art Studies
“Dressing for Dinner”
Food and Table Manners in the Medieval Age.♢

1995/1996 – Canada College, Redwood City, CA – Fashion Studies
Color in Fashion
Concept Design of a Collection and Presentation of a Collection
Fashion Marketing.♢

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Author’s Contact Information:
Valentina Cirasola
Author and Designer
©RED- A Voyage Into Colors
©Sins Of A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts
©Come Mia Nonna-A Return To Simplicity

Email: valentinadesigns@comcast.net   OR  designsvalentina@yahoo.com
Visit Valentina, the designer: www.valentinadesigns.com
Design Blog: https://valentinaexpressions.com/category/home-designs-master
Tel. 408-732-9782

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