With Venice on my mind this week, I have been thinking about one of my favorite spots in this wonderful city — the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Located right on the Grand Canal in her beloved home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, it houses her renowned collection of modern masterworks as well as special exhibitions — a Robert Motherwell show just opened this week. Peggy lived at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni from 1949 until her death in 1979 and opened it to the public every summer in order to share her growing collection. I love the Palazzo and all of the works of art therein, but I especially love the sculpture garden which is also the buriel site of Peggy’s many dogs and Peggy herself. I find it the perfect place to sit and imagine the extraordinary life that was lived there.