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Oct 25 2011

When rewards trump awards…

Our salons have received numerous awards over the past 25 years, all of them so special and very, very appreciated.  And . . . that said . . . nothing compares to the rewards I’ve enjoyed lately watching members of our NUOVO team pair up with the fashion photography students at Ringling College in preparation for our 11-11-11 event to benefit SMOA (the Sarasota Museum of Art).

I am delighted to see our team so pumped up, so excited that they return to the salons in absolute creative ecstasy!  These stylists, new/upcoming and seasoned veterans alike, have been collaborating on photo shoots with the very talented students in order to present a fashion photography exhibit at the event.

We know the outcome will be amazing . . . Five years ago Sally Schule and I decided to celebrate our companies’ anniversaries together, and we decided we wanted it to be a charitable event.  Five years later, after the overwhelming success of “the last time around”, we’ve decided to repeat the adventure!

The evening will consist of the fashion photography exhibit, cocktails and small plates, an over the top fashion show by the Saks Fifth Avenue team, followed by desert and dancing into the night . . . Quite a line-up for $88!

So, yes . . . We know this will be an amazing event . . . In benefit of SMOA . . . And I’ve so enjoyed collaborating with Saks General Manager Sally Schule and Marketing Director Beth Bobb and her assistant Reba Evans, our beloved Phil Mancini (Michael’s on East Catering), Ringling Fashion Photography professor Dr.Anju Kulkarni, SMOA’s Wendy Surkis, NUOVO’s  co-owner James Amato and Operations Director Mandy Ford, and the Ringling Fashion Photography students . . . Whew ! . . .

But, it’s the rewards of watching our team so pumped up, so expressed, so ready to do more, that I’ll be wearing to the party on the evening of 11-11-11 . . .

Note:  I can hear some of you . . . Why $88? . . . (It’s a multiple of 11!) . . .
And . . . if by some crazy circumstance you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, it’s so easy . . . www.nuovosakscelebrate.com (for a secure shopping cart) . . . or call NUOVO Salons – 941 924 2499 –  We’ll be observing our green values by using a list as opposed to actual paper tickets . . . See you there!

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