Save Venice is a fun benefit.
Usually, "fun benefit" is an oxymoron. You can serve all the jumbo shrimp you want, even the wisest fool knows that an evening of endless boring speeches can lead to a minor crisis.
Save Venice, however, is a seriously fun evening, and last night that was especially true. Benefit organizers, there are the lessons to be learned here.
Save Venice is always a masked ball. People go all out to find or design over the top creations, and the best of them win prizes.
"Did you see the guy with the bunny ears?" asked the evening's judge, Patrick McMullan. "I'm trying to find him."
Jennifer Creel made her own mask out of feathers, pearls and crystals. "This is such a beautiful event," she said. "People go out of their way to really dress up, more so than other parties."
The decor, brilliantly executed by Nicky Balestrieri of ExtraExtra, reflected the theme for the evening, "A Night On The Lido," with huge blue and white beach tents set up as the bars on the balcony at 583 Park. The champagne was Perrier Jouet—a huge, and welcome, step up from headache-inducing prosecco.Add a comment