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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: designsvalentina@yahoo.com
Visit Valentina, the designer: www.valentinadesigns.com
Design Blog: https://valentinaexpressions.com/category/home-designs-master

Tel. 408-732-9782

AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
Valentina Cirasola was born in Bari, Italy to a family of artists, designers and food connoisseurs. Growing up, Valentina was only allowed to watch the cooking happening around her, but not practice it!  She wanted to imitate the adults, but did not get the opportunity until she moved away and started to cook for herself out of necessity.  Then, as if by miracle, it was as if all those years watching, eating and tasting translated to doing.  She recalled the perfection how every dish was supposed to look and taste.  Watching her family and eating good food every day, gave her the expertise of a professional chef.

Today, living in America, Valentina writes articles on food and kitchens, in addition to teaching cooking from her Region of Puglia, spreading lightheartedness and joy, while passing her notions of good life and health through good eating.
In her words: “Puglia’s food will keep you young longer than you want to”.

Valentina has written both books for people who have never cooked, people who are afraid of cooking, beginners and those who don’t have time to cook. Her books are a proof that anyone can put together an excellent and healthy meal in thirty minutes and without spending a load of money. Furthermore, her books will allow you to entertain with delicious food that will save you money.

Valentina’s goes to Italy!  She organizes culinary tours that delve into the rich history, beautiful architecture and the discovery of hidden corners and food of her homeland.

Valentina is an avid, passionate cook. She takes interest in cuisines of the world and she is especially interested in food in the history. She is an intellectual, entertainer, teacher of cooking classes, a designer, a writer and world trotter. This is not all.

Valentina’s main profession is in Interior designing with a special focus upon Kitchen Design and Wine Cellars! What a better designer than the ones who cooks!
She has been in business as a certified interior designer since 1990 and served a variegated group of fun people in Europe and in United States.

Designer Valentina Cirasola is a creative master in the art of living who makes little distinction between work and play.
She wrote a book #3 on the subject of colors: Red-A Voyage Into Colors and will publish shortly a design book #4 on: ©Bring Nature In.
She expresses her creativity in the homes she designs or decorates, in her third book on the subject of colors, in the accessories and furniture she designs and in the way her energy influences people around her.
In her words: “Change your colors, change your life, change your energy and become happier”.

Visit Valentina’s design website: www.valentinadesigns.com
Visit Valentina’s design blog: https://valentinaexpressions.com/category/home-designs-master

Books available on:
Amazon: http://goo.gl/xUZfk0
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w  

PRESS RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valentina Cirasola
Valentina – Interiors & Designs
Tel 408-732-9782
valentinadesigns@comcast.net
www.valentinadesigns.com
www.valentinaexpressions.com

BOOK SIGNING EVENT:
ITALIAN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND AUTHOR WILL SIGN HER NEWLY PUBLISHED SECOND BOOK ON JANUARY 16, 2011 AT THE OLIVE BAR IN CAMPBELL, CA.

Sunnyvale, CA – January 7, 2011 – Valentina Cirasola owner and principal designer of design company Valentina Interiors & Designs, today announced the signing of her second book, ©Sins Of A Queen, marking the continuation of the making of Valentina’s book collection on various subjects.
The book title: ©Sins Of A Queen is about the culture of food in the South Italy, in the region of Puglia where the author was born and raised. It is a hymn to her Italian land, to her origins, to stories of the past, anecdotes and talks of traditions. The cultural cookbook is filled with her hand drawings of some of the specialties and plenty of photos. This second book will uncover how to prepare desserts with fruit in a healthy way and how to turn appetizers into meal size dishes to keep the readers young and fit, while eating good.
Cooking is Valentina’s passion. She has a high knowledge of food and many decades of experience in cooking, thus she thought of a fun title for this second book to show that it is not necessary to be a chef to cook good food and know how to prepare and serve them with fun.

The book is available at www.valentinaexpressions.com and in various locations:
http://outskirtspress.com/SinsOfAQueen
Amazon: http://goo.gl/xUZfk0
Barnes & Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

While writing the second book, Valentina was still doing what she likes to do the best: Designing! In fact, she designed the entire book interior and the colorful cover.
Valentina’s main profession is in interior designing with a special focus upon Kitchens and Wine Cellars. What a better designer than the one who cooks!
If as a designer she can balance beauty, harmony, comfort, color and style in people’s home, as a cookbook author she can balance aromas, taste, flavors, calories and costs for dining table as well.

The first 2011 book signing event will happen:
January 16, 2011 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Olive Bar
232 E. Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Valentina Cirasola is the founder and owner of Valentina Interiors & Designs since 1990. She has been an independent designer ever since she decided the only place to work was in her own company. Valentina has been featured in California and Italy on a variety of main design magazines, such as Vogue and Gentry. She has made many appearances on Comcast Channel 15 for the show: On The Town. For more information, visit: www.valentinadesigns.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valentina Cirasola
Valentina Interiors & Designs
valentinadesigns@comcast.net

www.valentinadesigns.com
www.valentinaexpressions.com

Tel: 408-732-9782

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE  WORLD AT THE AINSLEY HOUSE – SATURDAY NOV. 20, 2010
51 North Central Ave – Campbell, CA 95008.

Sunnyvale, CA – November  8, 2010 – Valentina Cirasola, owner and principal interior designer of Valentina Interiors & Designs, today announced that she has been selected to decorate Christmas at the historical Ainsley House in Campbell, CA.
This year theme decided by the House’s curator and team is Christmas Around The World.
Ms. Cirasola chose to decorate the guest bedroom and attached boudoir. Her theme will be Christmas in Amalfi.
Days to decorate will be Saturday, Nov.13th  through Wednesday, Nov. 17th.

Christmas Around The World will open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 20th  and closes on Sunday, Dec. 19th .
Producer/Host of the Show On The Town – Comcast Channel 15 will cover the event.

About Valentina Cirasola
Valentina is an Italian expatriate with a passion for design.  She founded Valentina Interiors & Designs in 1990 and is the previous owner of Atelier Valentina, a fashion company first established in Italy.
She is a trained designer well-known to bring originality to people’s homes. Being Italian born and raised, her design work has been influenced by Classicism and stylish, timeless designs. She will create everyday living with a certain luxury without taking away comfort.
She loves to remodel homes and loves to turn ugly spaces into castles, but especially loves to design kitchens and wine grottos, baths and entertainment rooms. Affordable luxury is the hallmark of the Bay Area-based business.  In addition, the company offers custom-made pieces of signature furniture —“one of a kind” ideas produced locally, with local artisans.
Valentina and Valentina Interiors & Designs are often featured in American and Italian design magazines, such as Vogue Italy and Gentry.  She is an author and guest writer, contributing to Italian publications, including:  Italo-Americano, Italian American Heritage Foundation News and writes blogs on her site.  For more information, visit: www.Valentinadesigns.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valentina Cirasola
Valentina Interiors & Designs
valentinadesigns@comcast.net
www.valentinadesigns.com
www.valentinaexpressions.com
Tel: 408-732-9782

ITALIAN LIFE IN STYLE EVENT TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 13 AT FRETTE STORE
180 El Camino Real # 159, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Sunnyvale, CA – September 16, 2010 – Valentina Cirasola, owner and principal interior designer of Valentina Interiors & Designs, today announced the commencement of a unique idea celebration.
Ms. Cirasola recently declared October as the “month of Italian style.”  She stated, “It’s a perfect month to learn how to harmonize a bedroom in style, how to prepare for a good night sleep in style and how to roll in luxurious bedding.”
Ms. Cirasola added, “Style refers to forms, appearances and character.”
The LIFE IN STYLE EVENT, hosted by Valentina Interiors & Designs will be held in Frette Store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.
In what promises to be a one-of-a-kind event, Ms. Cirasola will discuss 2010 fall colors, how they apply to home décor and to Frette’s bedding concept.

About Valentina Cirasola
Valentina is an Italian expatriate with a passion for design.  She is the founder of Valentina Interiors & Designs and previous owner of Atelier Valentina, a fashion company first established in Italy.
Valentina Interiors & Designs specializes in remodeling interior and exterior home and office spaces.  Affordable luxury is the hallmark of the Bay Area-based business.
In addition, the company offers custom-made pieces of signature furniture —“one of a kind” ideas produced locally, with local artisans.
Valentina as a colorful person and Valentina Interiors & Designs are often featured in American and Italian design magazines, such as Vogue Italy and Gentry.
She is an author and guest writer, contributing to Italian publications, including:  Italo-Americano, Italian American Heritage Foundation News.
For more information, visit: www.valentinadesigns.com

About Frette
Frette was founded 1860 with the mission of producing luxury fabrics on Jacquard looms to providing stylish comfort to individual and hospitality clientele.
To celebrate its 150 years anniversary of unforgettable patterns, textures, fabrics and Jacquards, the House of Frette is launching the fall special edition called “Anniversario”.
Frette official website: http://www.frette.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valentina Cirasola
Valentina – Interiors & Designs
designsvalentina@yahoo.com
www.valentinadesigns.com
www.valentinaexpressions.com
Tel. 408-732-9782

DINNER-BOOK SIGNING EVENTS:
DUE TO A POPULAR DEMAND, ON MARCH 30, 2010, ITALIAN DESIGNER AND AUTHOR WILL REPEAT THE CULTURAL EVENING OF DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT IN LOCAL ITALIAN RESTAURANTS WITH STORIES OF PUGLIA AND TASTING OF SPECIALTY FOOD FROM HER NEWLY PUBLISHED COOKBOOK.

Sunnyvale, CA – March 17, 2010 – Valentina Cirasola owner and principal designer of design company Valentina Interiors & Designs, today announced the series of book signing events of her first book, marking the opening of Valentina’s book collection on various subjects, now in the making.

The book title: ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity – is about the culture of the Italian Region of Puglia where she comes from and its healthy cooking. It is a hymn to her Italian land, to her origins, to the stories of the past, anecdotes and talks of traditions. The cultural cookbook is filled with her hand drawings of some of the specialties and plenty of photos. This first book will uncover a piece of Italy not well-known and it is a promise to keep you young and fit, longer than you want to.

The book is available at www.valentinaexpressions.com and in various locations :
http://outskirtspress.com/ComeMiaNonna
Amazon: http://goo.gl/xUZfk0
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w
Keplers bookstore in Menlo Park, CA

While writing this book, Valentina was still doing what she likes to do the best: Designing! In fact, she designed the entire book interior and the colorful cover.
The book has been an outlet to let out her passions: cooking with good food and  pass on the habit of good eating. Valentina is the ambassador of food from Puglia. Her book provides a lot of good cooking experience and will be on tour in local Italian restaurants all through 2010.

Valentina’s main profession is in interior designing with a special focus upon Kitchens and Wine Cellars. What a better designer than the one who cooks!
If as a designer she can balance beauty, harmony, comfort, color and style in people’s home, as a cookbook author she can balance aromas, taste, flavors, calories and costs for your dining table as well.

Her clients say “Valentina is a beautiful reality”, because she is a person of many interests. Other than being a successful designer who helps people realizing the dreams they thought were not possible, she takes interest in cuisines of the world and she is especially interested in food in the history. She is an intellectual, entertainer, teacher, a world trotter and now she is a brand new published author with a future collection of books on various subjects in the making.

One of her trade associate says: “Valentina, an International Professional Interior Designer with a passion for cooking and kitchens is giving you an opportunity to redesign your palate”.
Robert Taitano – Owner of Wine-Fi.com

The dinner-book events will happen:
March 30, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 pm – La Strada Ristorante Italiano in Palo Alto
April 15, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 pm – Da Mario Ristorante Italiano in Saratoga
May 11, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 pm – Donato  Enoteca in Redwood City

Valentina is an Italian expatriate who wanted to emerge in her designing career. Crossing the Ocean with a luggage full of dreams, Valentina felt like a modern pioneer, she knew the jet she boarded that day held the key of the beginning of her success.
The focus of her interior designing business is on the remodeling of any spaces in homes and offices, interior and exterior, but she especially like to design kitchen and wine cellars.

Valentina Cirasola is the founder and owner of Valentina Interiors & Designs since 1990. She has been an independent designer ever since she decided the only place to work was in her own company. Valentina has been featured in California and Italy on a variety of main design magazines, such as Vogue Italy and Gentry. For more information, visit: www.valentinadesigns.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valentina Cirasola
Valentina – Interiors & Designs
Tel. 408-732- 9782
valentinadesigns@comcast.net
www.valentinadesigns.com
www.valentinaexpressions.com

FIRST BOOK SIGNING EVENT:

ITALIAN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND AUTHOR WILL SIGN HER NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK ON DECEMBER 12, 2009.
Sunnyvale, CA – December 5, 2009 – Valentina Cirasola owner and principal designer of design company Valentina Interiors & Designs, today announced the signing of her first book, marking the opening of Valentina’s book collection on various subjects, now in the making.

The book title: ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity – is about the culture of the Italian Region of Puglia where she comes from and its healthy cooking. It is a hymn to her Italian land, to her origins, to the stories of the past, anecdotes and talks of traditions. The cultural cookbook is filled with her hand drawings of some of the specialties and plenty of photos. This first book will uncover a piece of Italy not well-known and it is a promise to keep you young and fit, longer than you want to.

Available www.valentinaexpressions.com and in various locations:
http://outskirtspress.com/ComeMiaNonna

Amazon: http://goo.gl/xUZfk0
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

Keplers bookstore in Menlo Park, CA

While writing this book, Valentina was still doing what she likes to do the best: Designing! In fact, she designed the entire book interior and the colorful cover.
Valentina’s main profession is in interior designing with a special focus upon Kitchens and Wine Cellars. What a better designer than the one who cooks!
If as a designer she can balance beauty, harmony, comfort, color and style in people’s home, as a cookbook author she can balance aromas, taste, flavors, calories and costs for your dining table as well.

Her clients say “Valentina is a beautiful reality”, because she is a person of many interests. Other than being a successful designer who helps people realizing the dreams they thought were not possible, she takes interest in cuisines of the world and she is especially interested in food in the history. She is an intellectual, entertainer, teacher, a world trotter and now she is a brand new published author with a future collection of books on various subjects in the making.

The first book signing event will happen:
December 12, 2009 – 11.00 am
La Bottega – Inside of Allied Arts Guild
75 Arbor Rd. Ste N
Menlo Park, CA 94025

About Valentina
Valentina is an Italian expatriate who wanted to emerge in her designing career. Crossing the Ocean with a luggage full of dreams, Valentina felt like a modern pioneer, she knew the jet she boarded that day held the key of the beginning of her success. The focus of her interior designing business is on the remodeling of any spaces in homes and offices, interior and exterior. Valentina Cirasola is the founder and owner of Valentina Interiors & Designs since 1990. She has been an independent designer ever since she decided the only place to work was in her own company. Vogue and Gentry magazines, along with various publications in California and Italy featured Valentina’s work. For more information, visit: www.valentinadesigns.com

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