Long ago, before Mega Malls devoured any semblance of Main Street, there existed elegant, venerable department stores. At these downtown landmarks, one would enter through heavy, gilt-framed revolving doors and instantly feel transported. Inhaling the heavily perfumed air, greeted by coiffed, properly attired salesladies, you couldn’t wait to splurge on a new outfit, buy a little trinket, or just browse away the afternoon. The act of shopping was elevated into an art form. Does this kind of place even exist anymore?
Enter Venetucci Home –a unique furnishing, décor and lifestyle store which encompasses a mini-main street-style Marketplace. WTNH broadcaster par excellence Ann Nyberg welcomed us into her personal corner of that wondrous emporium—an adorable jewel of a boutique aptly named Annie Mame. We were instantly smitten! Ann’s dear friend and business partner Francine Piscitelli, store owner Tony Venetucci and guest Eileen Kaplan joined in on the fun. In case you missed this RLSG broadcast, you can still catch it here. Or, better yet—catch up on all past episodes (FOR FREE!) by subscribing in iTunes.
On our Mother’s Day broadcast (and quite by coincidence), you will hear Ann’s former WTNH co-anchor Jon Crane. Wait till you hear what he said!!! But I’m not gonna tell you much more about our topics, other guests, or even about the yummy things we ate (and imbibed) at Nini’s House of Tapas in the Ninth Square. Did we drop any “No-no’s at Nini’s?” How did our substitute co-host and RLSG Humorist-in-Residence Gerry McGuire fare as Duo’s sit-in? Was he snarky, silly, sanctimonious, sarcastic, subdued, or all of the above?
Listen tomorrow at 4:30 on WNPR to find out!
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!