Ashley came on board last week and we're excited to have her. She is studying Radiology locally at Keiser University in Port St. Lucie. Her favorite things to do are shopping, going to the beach and dinner out with her boyfriend Marc. As a matter of fact, she was out shopping in Downtown Stuart with her boyfriend recently, happened into our shop, and asked if we were hiring. Ashley took an application home with her and really impressed us during her interview with her "Bonanno" knowledge, and her sweet personality was the clincher. Next time you're in town, come on in and say hello to Ashley.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
My brother David & sister in-law Su
Hey big sister, I must say, without bias, your blog is becoming a wonderful source of entertainment for me. You offer historical information about Dad's sandals; rich with detail and as far as I'm concerned, completely accurate.
It's really nice to see customers come into your boutique showing off their Bonanno's or sending you funny stories relating to the sandals. Good stuff!
Furthermore, the images and text you receive from globe trotters solidifies Dad's hard work and dream of making a fine sandal that would stand the test of time and fashion.
It seems like just yesterday, under the glow of the dining room light, Dad and Mom would make one sandal at a time. His heavily calloused hands would cut the leather with precision like Michelangelo chipped away at David. It's an artistic skill that maintains a steady heartbeat today, thanks to Steve, Monica and the both of you.
Keep up the good work and keep posting images of your great customers.
Your loving little big bro Dave
Posted by Vivian at 2:48 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The lovely Dale Lovette popped in today, and to my delight was wearing an original pair of Bonanno's made by Mr. Luigi and my Dad, back some 35 years ago. They're still in pretty good shape. She says she can't part with them to be resoled, they're her favorites among the many she still has in her closet. Too Cool!
Notice there isn't a name stamped inside the sandal.
Back then, every part was literally hand punched and hand cut, even the soles were hand drawn around the foot. In fact, Dale shared that when she first started noticing the sandals with the JR stamp inside, even back then, she (and her friends) knew first hand Jack's were the knock-offs.
Thank you Dale for sharing your treasured Bonanno's with us.
Posted by Vivian at 3:10 PM
"Tony Trischka Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular"
Posted by Vivian at 2:48 PM
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thanks so much,
Posted by Vivian at 7:13 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Queens, New York
My Bonanno's went to Shea Stadium in New York to watch the Mets play the Florida Marlins. The Marlins won the game -- perhaps in honor of my Florida-made Bonanno's!
Hope you are having a great summer!
West Hartford, CT
We'd love to hear from you ... When you're vacationing, or off doing something interesting, snap a picture in your Bonanno's and send it along with a little story about where and when to: firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to add your first name, city and state you are from.You keep sending them, we'll keep posting them.
Posted by Vivian at 9:50 AM
Monday, August 06, 2007
Celebs? Ok, you might be saying to yourselves, "I don't think I recognize these Celebs." I'll give you that, but they're very special to us!
Meet the girls of Summer (Historic Downtown Stuart Style)
The Lovely, Sweet and Very Stylish Paula, Joanne and
Wyndi. ... all wearing their Bonanno's ... of course.
Posted by Vivian at 4:05 PM