The Best Viewpoint to Manage Your Wealth From

On a beautiful “winter” evening here in sunny Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, aka DTSP, business partners Susan Pilon and Melissa Converse, founders of Viewpoint Wealth Management, hosted a delightful cocktail party for clients and close friends. Viewpoint Wealth Management is part of the Raymond James financial family, and this shinny apple hasn’t fallen far from that strong, deep rooted tree. Susan and Melissa are the warm, engaging kind of people that also really know their stuff. Guess that’s why they chose my historic event venue NOVA 535 for their 1st anniversary party. Ha! See what I did there? Congratulations on your first year, ladies!! Bravo! It was a night filled with laughter, new connections, success stories and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Viewpoint on Thursday, February 2, 2017…

Viewpoint Wealth Management at historic venue NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete aka DTSP

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2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Donor Appreciation

2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Donor Appreciation was held on a beautiful sunny “winter” night, Sunday January 29, 2017, at Downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. NOVA 535 hosts 5-Star weddings, corporate events, film shoots and private social events, since opening in 2009. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic aka SPFC, was where my father, Michael F. Novilla, spent over 30 years giving his heart, soul, legal and pharmaceutical knowledge to the clinic and its recipients. Tonight we honored and celebrated his and many other wonderful people’s gifts of love, kindness, money and charity to the SPFC.

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A Jolly Good Time at NOVA Noel 9

Can you believe how quickly the holidays came and went in 2016? As jam-packed as the season was, it still managed to have the magical charm you can’t help but to adore. Although the chilly weather hardly ever makes an appearance here in The Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida thoroughly enjoys celebrating an outstanding year with co-workers, friends and family. Nova Noel 9, on Thursday, December 8 2016, was the perfect party to celebrate and create unforgettable moments at NOVA 535.

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2016 12-06 Open House at NOVA 535

Open House couldn’t have come fast enough this month. After such a great success for Novaween, I just couldn’t have been more excited than I was for the upcoming Nova Noel and the fabulous night of live music and good company to hold me over in between. This month, however, things ran a little differently!… and I liked it.

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50th Birthday with Friends Family and Fire

Growing up here in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida was certainly a treat. I was lucky enough to live on the west side of town, near park street and Abercrombie Park, just south of the Garden Drive-In. When I was 11 years old, another Michael moved into our neighborhood, and soon we were best of friends. Our neighborhood was filled with several families, so we always had plenty of playmates, for hide and go seek freeze-tag, kickball, Frisbee, soccer, tree climbing and lots and lots of bike riding. Mike was older and stronger and fell into the role of big brother and friend. We spent a ton of time together, certainly some of the best years of our lives. Fast Forward to tonight, as we celebrate with Friends Family and Fire!

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NOVAween 10 Ignited The Spirit of Halloween

Halloween may have already passed this year, but I think we’re all still celebrating the excitement Downtown St. Pete shared at NOVAween 10. The unique and historic event space, NOVA 535, hosts an annual Halloween extravaganza and 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of this memorable spooky soiree. I’m Erika Cain, Entertainment Coordinator at NOVA 535 and Content Creator at our sister company, DowntownStPete.com. As I have hosted and provided entertainment for the party for the past three years (huge thanks to owner, Michael S. Novilla, for keeping me on board!), I can say one thing for certain: NOVAween is not your ordinary Halloween Party. The event itself has transpired to a well-anticipated ball. Why? The energy within the venue is always beyond positive and everyone has a permanent grin on their face when they are at the party. Perhaps it’s the great tunes that brings everyone together or NOVA’s multiple full-liquor bars that does the trick. Whatever it may be – it has become DTSP’s (aka DownTown St. Pete) favorite Halloween Party!

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Purple Orange and Turquoise Moroccan Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Brandi and Imad’s Moroccan theme and colors looked so wonderful here at NOVA 535. Emily Morgavan, NOVA 535’s interior designer, and I spent a LOT of time immersed within the Moroccan world; exploring and enjoying the colors, patterns and vibrant lifestyle. Our Supernova Suite (Bridal Suite) enjoys hints and flavours of Morocco. Having Imad and Brandi beautifully extend our vision was quite a treat. They are such a lovely, delightful, loving couple, and we were honored to host their most special of days here. Bravo and congratulations to Imad and Brandi on your Purple Orange and Turquoise Moroccan Inspired St. Pete Wedding! Bride and Groom Evening Lighted Wedding Portrait with Twinkle Lights | Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue Nova 535

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A Lively Welcome to Novaween 10

Well, the brick road isn’t yellow and the destination isn’t Oz, but it’s a marvelous brick path to unique venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, Florida. As this gorgeous space is primarily known for creating custom private events and stunning weddings, NOVA also throws wicked public parties for everyone to drink, dance and have a ball at. NOVAween is absolutely no exception to this. We celebrated the tenth anniversary of this spooktacular Halloween bash and the thrills began as soon as the ghouls and goblins of DTSP entered the candle-lit bamboo courtyard. Novaween 10 was full of treats for guests to enjoy and the first ingredient of the entire cauldron was the red carpet treatment as Barry Lively snapped photos of guests sporting their devilish disguises as they entered the party. Talk about a lively welcome to Novaween!!
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NOVA First Friday

Hi, I’m Audrey and tonight was my first experience at NOVA First Friday at the 5 star event venue, NOVA 535. It may have been the CPR I needed for my St. Petersburg First Friday experience! NOVA’s First Friday has been hosted successfully by a fellow local Burger, Jeff Copeland, for over 5 years running.

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Navy, Silver and Merlot Red Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

It’s really cute how Mike and Ashley met, hold tight, you’ll find out below! They are such a delightful couple, who both really seemed to enjoy Team NOVA and our NOVA Way planning process. We believe in continuous improvement here, which  (we hope) always shows how much we truly LOVE OUR CLIENTS!  Of course, some clients are a whole lot easier to work with; that’d be Ashley and Mike! Two wonderful people now united as one. Congratulations to our newlyweds on your outdoor St. Pete wedding!!

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | outdoor st. pete wedding

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A FUNdraiser That Truly Rocked

There’s something incredibly magical within the walls of the 1920 built, historic venue NOVA 535, in gorgeous Downtown St. Pete. Whether it is a wedding, birthday party, award show, live performance or anything in between, one thing is for certain: guests are always smiling and having a good time. It wasn’t any different on Saturday, September 17, 2016 when The Burg Exchange presented Wine Down For Youth Advocacy, an annual fundraiser benefiting Arts Conservatory For Teens (ACT).
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Beautiful Skin and a New Lexus

When we booked Rodan + Fields for an awards celebration party a few months ago, I didn’t immediately recognize the brand name. My skin care regimen is eating well, lots of clean water and plenty of organic coconut oil, so I’m a bit in the dark as to which brands are what. Along the planning path I learned who Rodan + Fields was and that they take good care of their people. One of those lovely people is Erin King, who I got to know a bit as we discussed details, timelines, and floorplans. We also had to decide where we should park the Lexus 460 here inside of our historic venue (built 1920) NOVA 535. Her associate Heather Tuck (congrats Heather!!) was receiving the gorgeous new Lexus as part of her compensation and bonus package! WOW! So I suggested setting it along our gorgeous, red clay block walls. Makes for such fabulous photo opportunities which you’ll certainly enjoy….read on! 2016-09-15-rodanfields-at-dtsp-venue-nova-535-3639 Continue reading

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A Decade of Tricks and Treats in Downtown St. Pete

Friday, October 21, 2016
Novaween 10 – Decade of Tricks and Treats
St. Pete’s favorite adults only Halloween costume party!

This is our 10th, yes TENTH Novaween, Decade of Tricks and Treats! Wow! It’s scary how fast time flies! For those of you yet to attend, scroll down to see what the hell you’ve missed! This year, Friday October 21st, 2016, from 9pm to 3am, is Novaween 10, a Decade of Tricks and Treats will be hosted by the spellbinding Gypsy Allure. Come find out why Novaween is St. Pete’s favorite adults only Halloween costume party!

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Romantic Navy Blue, Silver and Ivory St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Unfortunately I didn’t get to know Ime and Sarah as well as I’d of liked to, but what I do know is that they are a really sweet couple, obviously very much in love. Their smiles were always shining, lighting up everyone in the room around them; that kind of storybook love that Hollywood loves to write about. Sarah and Ime did a beautiful job adding just the perfect amount of personalized decorations at NOVA, as you can tell from these lovely photos. We were honored to host their special day here in our beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg. Congratulations to Sarah and Ime, much love and the best to you both!!

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:
I love the way Chelsea and Dan utilized an elegant, simple design aesthetic, especially with their usage of the gorgeous, breathtaking flowers. We tried so hard when designing and building NOVA 535 to combine timeless elements; bricks, hardwood, glass, wrought iron and bamboo, creating a unique “blank canvas”. This canvas gives our clients the freedom and ease to enjoy NOVA as-is. Or as with Dan and Chelsea, to ability to add just the right personal touches, allowing their own personalities and creativity to really shine through.  Bravo to Chelsea and Dan for creating such a stunning look and feel for thier magical Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding. Congratulations and much love and thanks!!

Outdoor, St Pete Wedding Ceremony, Bride and Groom First Kiss Portrait| St. Pete Wedding and Event Space NOVA 535

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