2019 Milkey Family Foundation Annual Fundraiser

2019 Milkey Family Foundation Annual Fundraiser

Friday, March 22, 2019, the Milkey Family Foundation returned once again to our historic Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535, for its annual Fundraiser. A true FUN-raiser, filled with warm smiles and as fabulous as always! Hosts Jeanne and Kevin Milkey were leading the way, showing us all that life is better when you are kind, generous AND know how to have a really great time! I think that’s why they return to NOVA 535 year after year, and we LOVE them for it! If you notice, everyone is smiling in all the photos, that speaks volumes to the Milkey team and its leadership!

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2018 Cox Media Group Holiday Party

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone from the fun and wild Cox Media Group! It’s Thursday December 13, 2018, and a warm welcome back to NOVA 535 for your annual Cox Media Group Holiday Party! Thank you all so much for choosing NOVA once again for your Holiday Festivities!! A super duper big thank you to Debbie McLean and Keith Lawless the COX Super Stars who worked so hard with us to make sure everything was Kick Ass Perfect!!  Tonight’s Theme was Grammy / Oscars Award Show, with red carpet and photos by the Step-n-Repeat!

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Novaween 12 Hosted by Sheldon Blake

Novaween 12 Hosted by Sheldon Blake
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

2018 11-19 NOVAWEEN 12 Official Photos by Ann Coffman - Host Sheldon Blake

Friday, October 19, 2018 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete.  This year, since I was literally across the globe, sadly I missed my first ever Novaween. So, our amazing friend and world wide entertainer, Sheldon Blake, brought his colorful, magical energy and played host for us! We love you Sheldon Blake! Continue reading

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Couture Cocktails and a Fashion Show with Junior League of St. Pete

A fabulous Saturday night, October 28, 2017, and the lovely ladies of St. Pete Junior League were here at Historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, for a night of Couture Cocktails and a Fashion Show! NOVA 535 is located in gorgeous Downtown St. Pete, Florida, one of the world’s most delightful cities! The Junior League of ladies came together, with the special help of superstar planners Alexis and Emily, once again to do good things for others. While enjoying themselves. We call that smart kindness! Let’s see what happened..Saturday October 28, 2017 the St. Pete Junior League was at Historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete for Couture, Cocktails and a Fashion Show Continue reading

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Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow

Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, this year named “He11even”.  In this web story we are featuring the Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow, showcasing the remaining photos from Ann Coffman Photography. The next, final blog, about Novaween He11even will offer up the Photobooth images from Get The Picture, stay tuned and enjoy the photos from St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party!!  Our Friendly Freakshow Novaween He11even ensured we all celebrated 11 years of Downtown St. Pete's favorite Halloween Party Novaween on October 20, 2017 at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535

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Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies

Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, this year named “He11even”. What’s often referred to as St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party! In this web story we are featuring the Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies, with about 50% of the photos from tonight in this story, the rest in my next blog, so stay tuned and enjoy!  Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida. Continue reading

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Team Novaween He11even

Team Novaween He11even at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party Novaween He11even once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535;. Our doors opened at 9:00 pm and we ended this always unpredictably wild party to a close at 3:00 am. Those 6 hours are what you, our guests, got to enjoy. But the process of creating and producing this most fun of events took weeks and months, by an entire team of wonderfully talented people. Team Novaween He11even. Here is their story, and many incredible photos from this process and evening. The remainder of the photos will be found in the next few upcoming blogs, so be patient and enjoy! If we post them all at once we may just overload your senses and device loading time!Team Novaween He11even at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 downtown St. Pete, Florida

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Welcome Back BABC Wedding Dress Show

Here is a warm Welcome Back to Tampa Bay and to historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535 to our friends at the “BABC Wedding Dress Show!

The amazing wedding dress company “Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC)” is having its FREE DRESS GIVEAWAY event for Brides in need. For years Historic Wedding and Event Venue NOVA 535 in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida has supported BABC. Since 1997 this social enterprise company has helped over 50,000 women find affordable designer wedding dresses all while donating millions of dollars to cancer-related charities. Let’s check out all the wonderful news…Welcome Back Brides Against Breast Cancer to downtown St. Pete historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535 plus 200 Free Dresses flyer

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NOVA 535 Awarded Best Wedding Venue by Brides Against Breast Cancer

NOVA 535 was recently Awarded “Best Wedding Venue in Tampa / St. Pete” by Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC). This social enterprise has assisted thousands of women in purchasing beautiful, pre-owned wedding dresses at an affordable price all while donating millions of dollars to cancer-related charities.

NOVA 535 Awarded Best Wedding Venue by Brides Against Breast Cancer

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Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Each year comes the St. Pete Art and Fashion Week, founded by the delightful Dona Crowley, of LUXE Fashion Group. This year the SPAFW week is September 13-16, 2017. On Thursday, May 4th we were lucky enough to enjoy some early fashion fabulousness. See Dona is one of our Entrepreneur Social Club members, and instead of our regular Thursday night meeting, we hosted her beautiful Luminescence “Blacklight” fashion show. Here happens to be at our ESC HQ, the one and only historic DTSP venue NOVA 535.

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

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60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

Growing up here in sunny St. Pete, Florida was 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. After graduating from Bogie in 1986, I found myself out and about, doing the normal guy stuff. Drinking beers, chasing the ladies, riding bikes all over town, playing video games at Aladdin’s Castle, hanging at the TI Fun Center and of course, at some point we all ended up at The BIG CATCH. And that’s where I, like most everyone else of those days, ended up meeting Jon. The Jon LaBudde. Jon RENO LaBudde, our Buddy. The birthday boy, who tonight, April 29, 2017, at historic venue NOVA 535 in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, aka DTSP, we gathered to shower with love, to honor and thank him for all that he’s done for us! How did we thank him? That’s the fun part! Read on and enjoy the 60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde!

60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

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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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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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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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