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Valentina Cirasola
Author and Designer
©The Road To Top Of The World
©RED – A Voyage Into Colors
©Sins Of A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts
©Come Mia Nonna-A Return To Simplicity

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

Tel. 650-346-6349

AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
Valentina Cirasola
is a native of Bari, the main city of Puglia – Italy. As all the Italians she has a passion for fast cars, fast thinking, quick actions, snappy temper, hot and vivid colors, but she loves, loves, loves slow food. She is a trained and award-winning designer of interiors and fashion. She has been in business since 1990.

Born in a family of artists, style surrounded her since the beginning of her life and determined her career. She loves to remodel homes creating the unusual as well as styling personal image.

Often people describe Valentina as “The Colorist” – she loves to color her clients’ world. Vogue Italia magazine and many prominent publications in California featured Valentina’s work.
She was awarded for her participation on the design concept for San Jose Little Italy Arch, unveiled March 2015. http://www.littleitalysj.com/archway.html

She has filmed her own design show “Dreaming California” for Sitcom T.V. in Italy, in which she was the host and the featured designer for the homes she designed in California.
She also appeared on RAI-Italian National TV, in the program “Cara Francesca” but many more TV appearances happened on local California T.V. Comcast Channel 15 and for three years she has conducted her show on BlogTalkRadio called: Valentina Design Universe. Under the same label, she is now producing her own TV Show at a KMVT15 airing in San Francisco, Bay Area and online on BeLiveTV.

Valentina is the author of four books, they are two cookery books of Puglia food:
“Come Mia Nonna” and “Sins Of A Queen”. In addition, she wrote one book on the subject of colors: “RED – A Voyage Into Colors” and the latest published book is a travel narrative:
“The Road To Top Of The World” a very colorful book full of pictures Valentina took during one of her trips to Puglia.
The next book on design is in the making and will be published very soon.
She is a published author in design subjects. During the years Valentina has written design essays for Los Altos Town Crier and for Leonardo Forum, an Italian design sites, other than her own blog columns on Home, Fashion and Good Life, here on this site: https://valentinaexpressions.com  

When Valentina Cirasola is not working with clients, she can be found at the Opera, Ballet and Art Galleries, in her garden growing organic food, taking photos at anything she finds attractive, creating stylish fashion, speaking in public, teaching classes and trotting the world. As a cultural promoter, she exposes her travel guests to wine tasting, food, shopping the Italian style, admiring art and architecture and basically living it up in here homeland Puglia for 12 days.

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
Email: valentinadesigns@comcast.net

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

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Valentina Cirasola
Valentina – Interiors & Designs
Tel 650-346-6349
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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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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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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