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Italian "Goddess" Design and Cooking Secrets

Italian "Goddess" Design and Cooking Secrets

Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior and Fashion Designer, working in the USA and Europe. She blends well fashion and interior in any of her design work. She loves to remodel homes and loves to create the unusual. Her design reach is global and she is always ready to serve.

"I build spaces that do not exist yet, but they exist in your mind. I build your dreams!"    Valentina

Valentina is the coordinator for the San Francisco Bay area event with different stores called "October the Month of Italian Style".  The event revolves around Valentina talking on a design subject related to the merchandise the store sells, they have food, wines, raffles and good time while people learn from her expertise. She makes the event really fun, lot of laughter and joy fill the event. One of the topics this year is about "Etiquette at an Italian dining table" (when in Rome, do like the Romans).

Filming is ready to commence for a design show with an Italian T.V. company which will feature the most beautiful homes she has designed in San Francisco Bay Area. The show will air in Italy close to the end of the year.

Valentina is available for anyone who needs the magical Valentina's touch.

“Italian Luxury for Comfortable Living” - Pure – Elegant - Original."

Listen to Valentina on blogtalkradio, June 14, 2011 9 a.m. PDT.  Call in and ask her any design questions at 347-994-1903 and find out about her cook books!  She will be talking about how she combines the cook books with design work for the kitchen.

Valentina has been an Interior Designer since 1990 to present · San Francisco, California

  • Architectural Interior Designer
  • Designs new beautiful homes
  • Remodels ugly homes
  • Turns shacks into a castles
  • Designs any space with architectural drawings

She has received awards from: U.S. Commerce Association "Best Of Local Business" July 2010. U.S. Local Business Association award "Best Of Sunnyvale Award" December 2008.

The focus of her design is on kitchens, Wine Cellars/Grottos, Bathrooms and Entertainment Centers. In her designs, she includes landscaping concepts, lighting, architectural color analysis, furniture and custom designed furniture, which she always manages to produce locally, resulting in a good saving for her clients. She also designs office spaces and restaurants.

A new addition to her business is design GLOBAL consultation on-line any where in the country and abroad.

"As the professional who is always ready, I shall be prompt and ready to help you with any of your needs, whether it will be decorating, designing, or remodeling."...."Every person who has a home deserves to live in beauty, harmony and comfort. My goal is to touch and transform people's lives."

Valentina's cook books will delight your palate with healthy Italian recipes.

Valentina was born in Bari, Italy to a family of artists, designers and food connoisseurs.

Valentina 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 and world trotter.

Cook books available NOW:

Sins Of A Queen Sins of a Queen

The book is easy to read with large font and beautiful pictures of her delicacies handed down from her Italian Heritage. An added bonus is the color prints of her original artwork. This woman is someone you want to connect with on facebook and buy her cook books! She has a third book coming out on color.

Come Mia Nonna- A Return To Simplicity

This book is a tribute to slow food and appreciation of life, a life made with human rhythms. A return to simplicity because these recipes from the Region of Puglia, in Italy are so very uncomplicated that even if you have never cooked in your life, you will be able to put an attractive dinner together in a short, short time.

valentinadesigns blog

Book Come Mia Nonna

Book Sins Of A Queen

Connect with Valentina on facebook

Valentina has been invited to write a new column about deisgn for the Philippe Matthews site

She will be on his radio show and will be filming her homes for the TV side of the PM Show in the next few months!


Set a reminder and don't miss Valentina Cirasola on blogtalkradio, June 14, 2011 9 a.m. PDT. Call in and ask her any design or cooking questions at 347-994-1903 and find out more about her cook books, her cooking classes along with trips to Italy!

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Comment balloon 16 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • June 10 2011 12:22AM


What a nice post aubt about Valentina... if you look close... you both have the same smile!  Best,  kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) about 9 years ago

Thank you Kathy... she is so talented!  Have you connected with her on facebook?  She is lots of fun!  I have her cook book Sins of a Queen and it is great!  Her story is even more fun so hope you can listen in.. she brings her International Italian Flair to decorating all over the world with skype!  Cosmic Shift Happens :)

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

Carra, she does beautiful work from her pictures....wonderful share for all & i'll have to go over to FB to connect...thanks

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Carra, what fantastic photos those are, Valentina's work is fantastic! Great post, thanks for introducing me to her!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 9 years ago

Hi Carra - What a great post about your friend, Valentina.  She's obviously very talented.  Love the name of her cookbook.  Makes me want to buy it just for the name!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 9 years ago

Ginny ~  I know Valentina would love to connect with you and your friends on facebook.. she is just a delightful person so hope you can listen to the show!

Andrea ~  Valentina works via skype and all over the world so connect with her and if you need design work..she is the global contact to call!

Pam ~  Great cooks think alike!  Hope you can join us and I would love to talk to you about your cooking venture too!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

Cara...Ah Yes; this is Italian from the 'arches' found in so many of the individual pieces & in most every Kitchen; the colors say Italian to me, but then have not seen the 'Real Italy'. What I loved was that Giraffe & the Zebra print. thanks for this posting; must go check out her items; once I can actually stay online for any length of time; ATT trucks running around the area and 'Poof' there goes our connections. Sob.
Have a great weekend.

Posted by Barb & Sal Dragotta, Macomb County Michigan about 9 years ago

Barb ~  Sorry to hear about your Internet Connection!  Valentina is certainly a talented woman and her flair for design came from early exposure to Fashion Design in Italy... so she has a wonderful story.. I hope you can join or listen to the archive if you can't make it on Tuesday!  Good luck with the Iternet connections! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

Hello everyone, 

I feel so truly honored to be on the radio show with Carra. She is a wonderful person and I wanted to connect with her when she started to appear in my feed sometimes ago.  I was interested in getting to know her because she is a writer like me and because in every post on FB she was giving out posiitive energy. Those are the type of people I want to attract to me. I also want to get to know all of you, so I will do that as soon as I have some dinner tonight and I can talk straight. If I don't do that at once, I will start seeing the constellations with the entire the galactic way. Until a little bit later, it is a real pleasure to be friends with Carra's friends. Ciao, Valentina

Posted by Valentina Interiors Designs about 9 years ago


So happy you stopped by to meet some of the group.  You know this site is for people in the real estate related industry.. and you sure fit with your design work... We need to get you posting blogs here with all your valuable information!  We can talk about that... I just thought of something is your name Vanentia related in any way to Valentino?  Just connected those dots with your start in Italy coming from the fashion world.  It will be a great time on Tuesday getting all the inside scoop!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago


Not Valentino the fashion designer, but Valentino the actor. I will tell you all about it during our blogtalkradio.


Posted by Valentina Interiors Designs about 9 years ago

Valentina,  WOW... that sounds like something our listeners will want to hear... we will hear the rest of the story on Tuesday! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

I love the Internet. It makes things available and accessible that would have cost many thousands of dollars a few decades ago, if they were even thought of.

Posted by Not a real person about 9 years ago

HaPpy BirthDay to you and the USA! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 9 years ago


That's so true!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 9 years ago

Russel ~  So ture.. Carole is right!

Carole ~  Thank you ... we can all celebrate!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago