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FEATURED EVENT VENETA CUCINE Re-Designs Showroom july/august 2014 137 A “Surreal Garden Party” attracted 150 revelers on April 12 to support The Bullyproof Initiative, the public service project of the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division. Organized and cohosted by Social Exposure Media, known for its edgy and out-of-the-box social events, the garden party was held in collaboration with South Florida Luxury Guide at the SLS Hotel on Hyde Beach. Other co-hosts included the Dade County Bar Association and the ABA. Sponsors included Miami Club Rum, LIQS Shots, Tight Ashes Cigars, Stellas Sweet Shoppe and Paul-Etienne Saint Germain. For information about the Bullyproof Initiative, visit www. americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/initiatives/ anti_bullying_initiative.html. Photos by Stephane Chiche 1/ Grace Ruiz, Melissa McLain & Catalina Rueda 2/ Laura Schwartz, Jeff Stone & Elaine Dweck 3/ Irina & Eric Pharis 4/ Kiyo Yamamoto & Derek Sparks 5/ Laurie Brickman, Gabriella Piccirilli & Amy Harris 6/ Kimberly Goldsmith, Chadwick Lange & Sally Golan - Host and Founder of Social Exposure Veneta Cucine of North Miami Beach celebrated the redesign of their showroom, showing guests the latest in “Made in Italy” kitchen furniture, bathrooms, closets and doors. Invitees also enjoyed music, cocktails, champagne and exquisite sandwiches prepared by celebrity chef Philippe Fiore, whose clients include Shakira and Julio Iglesias. Owners Nelo and Giovanna Bonanno and their sons, Corrado Bonanno and Nello Bonanno, Jr., welcomed special guests including engineer Danny Iglesias, former commissioner of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, with his wife, Marilina, and their daughter; Mayor of Sunny Isles Beach Norman Edelcup; City Manager of Sunny Isles Beach Chris Russo; engineer Fernando Urroz and designer of Kreative Makeovers Tamara Roth; Bob and Laura Toussie; the team of Veneta Cucine, Nathalie Benhamu-Salama, Carlos Romero and Jonathan Fernandini; Bob Melnik and Brandon Ringler of Bang & Olufsen, one of the evening’s sponsors. The celebration culminated with the drawing for a Nespresso machine and B & O Play Form 2 headphones. 1/ Corrado Bonanno, Nathalie Benhamu-Salama, Judith Carducci, Giovanna Di Tommasi & Nelo Bonnano 2/ Silvia Olivera, Virgilio Mariano, Corrado Bonanno & Angela Celemin 3/ Danny Iglesias, Mayor Norman Edelcup, Giovanna Di Tommasi, Dionisio Archiutti, Chris Russo & Nelo Bonanno 4/ Bob Toussie, Nathalie Benhamu- Salama, Lina Feinstein, Giovanna Di Tommasi & Laura Toussie 5/ Sheila Ceci, Daniela Ceramella, Carola Ramirez & Harry Barry 6/ Patricia Gastaldo, Miriam Fridamaen & Valerie Vines SURREAL GARDEN PARTY BENEFITS The Bullyproof Initiative 1 2 3 4 5 6 Photos by Oli Warshowsky 1 2 3 4 5 6


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