Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Our trip to Sydney Australia.
Lisa -- Stuart

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Me and my Stephen Bonannos went to Egypt and visited the Great Pyramids!

Bitsy -- formerly of Stuart, FL now in Aiken, SC

Monday, November 16, 2009


Perfect for Spring!
Traditional Leather tops, leather in-soles, cork wedge, rubber bottom.
Check them out on-line

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Family Affair

It was "game day" for Stephen's son Anthony so we parked our chairs front and center ...

Uncle Domo, his Dad and Mike a family friend

Camera shy at 13, his Dad trying to get him to smile for his Aunt Viv (that be me).

... like Father, like Son

Little Auction that Could

Author Carl Hiaasen Presents ...
Laughing Out Loud for Literacy.
A Celebrity Book Auction.

Over 70 celebrities have signed a beloved childhood book and contributed it to this one-time only event for Hibiscus Children's Center and Literacy efforts for abused and neglected children.

Some of the celebrities ...

"The White House" A pop-up book President Obama

"Little house in the Big Woods"
First Lady, Laura Bush

"King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table"
Senator John McCain

"Treasure Island:
Jimmy Buffett

"Strawberry Girl"
Oprah Winfrey

Other celebrities names ...
Tori Amos
Sean Connery
Lilly Pulitzer
Steve Martin
J.K. Rowling
Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods
Senator Ted Kennedy and his dog
Bill Cosby
Donald Trump
and ... Drum roll please ...

"Lord of the Flies"
Stephen Bonanno

It was a local event held at the Elliott Museum ... and he was fussed over and treated like a celebrity!

The fun part for me was to mingle through the crowd hearing people whisper among their friends, "Stephen Bonanno's here!" ... yeah, my "big celebrity" brother. LOL

If you'd like to bid on a book, go to:

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Hi Viv,

Here is a picture of our PB Pink Metallics with a giant cupcake! Gotta love Halloween! :0)
Caroline -- Stuart

Soooo adorable!

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Hi Vivy,
Here are my Mom's picture. They were taken at the pool in "The Venice of America." aka Beautiful Sun Filled Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I love you guys, miss you much.
Melanie -- Joshua Tree, CA

Stephen Bonanno Sandals Honored

Business Appreciation Award Luncheon 2009

Stephen Bonanno Sandals was honored with the "Newcomer Award." Funny, since we've been around ... forever!, but we did just relocate to Stuart, Martin County.
It was a blast and we were very honored to be recognized.
Stephen and his core celebrating their award.
Left to right, Elizabeth, Stephen, Bailey, Domenick, Rosario and Marcelino. Carmen was out having her baby.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


New sandal styles named after 3 remarkable women who have or are still involved with Stephen Bonanno Sandals in one way or another.

Our Rock -- worked as store manager 2007--2008

The Ball of Energy ... worked with us for the past 3 seasons

The Entertainer ... worked with us for the past 3 seasons

It's Personal ...

For 2 years I had pretty severe pain in my right arm. Don't know why, but I couldn't move it without having sharp pain running up and down my arm ... after months of immobility my arm stiffened where I couldn't move it.

I went for acupucture which helped a little, but if I moved it the wrong way, ouch! So I protected my arm and tried to use it as little as possible. 2 years I learned to live with the pain.

This is the amazing part ... 2 weeks ago I stopped drinking MonaVie because I just forgot or got too busy. I swear folks, in the two weeks "without" MonaVie I was quicky reminded I had a bad arm. I totally forgot! It had been that long since I felt any pain ...

The 2 months I have been drinking MonaVie for ENERGY has actually helped with the healing of my arm too. It was at that moment that I realized just how amazing this health drink really is.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


October 22nd: Stephen Bonanno turns 45

Birthday Boy!

The Cake ... Need we say more.

Bailey and her Dad ...

Mama Bonanno and her husband Richard

Thursday, October 15, 2009


The SBS dogs.
Rippy, our Scottish terrier and her cousin Sugar, Stephen's mix Terrier breed.
Here in a moment of sweetness.

They love to play and live to destroy every toy we give them at the factory. Thank goodness they haven't discovered the delicious flavor of leather ... yet.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Manalapan, Palm Beach

Hi Vivian!
Here is a picture of my Stephen Bonanno's at The Ritz Carlton in Manalapan, Palm Beach! I looooooove my Bonannos!!!!!
Sincerely, Bernadette

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Winnipeg, Canada
Sometimes (okay, every day) I take my shoes off at the front door when I get home and I don't put them away. Eventually I'll trip or stub my toe or just become completely disgusted by the mess, and I'll clean them up. --Lisagh

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Dad and Mom, Benny and Eva Bonanno with my brother and designer Stephen Bonanno

Me and my husband, Domenick who are now full time at the Stuart factory.

The family story (check out the bottom right hand corner of the top photo)
Click to enlarge photo to read story

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Having more free time these days (believe it or not), I've started a personal blog.
"He likes Grape Soda, I love Carrot Juice"
How two people who are so alike can be so different when it comes to food.
It's a diet journal of our on going struggle to beat the battle of the bulge, eat well (or not), keep our weight down and the attempts to stay active.
In case there is someone out there in sandal land who can relate to turning 50, working way too many hours and finding themselves too tired to do anything but veg on the sofa ... we invite you to follow along in our journey to better health (or not).

Vivian and Domenick

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Lisa, thank you for making Stephen Bonanno Sandals a part of a very special day. Congratulations!
Love the pic. -- Vivian

Siasconset Beach. MA
Hi Vivian and Domenick,

I snapped this photo on Nantucket's Siasconset Beach about 60 seconds after my boyfriend of 5 years proposed with my grandmother's engagement ring. He was perplexed about why I insisted on a photo of my sandals (which I adore nearly as much as my new fiance) at that special moment!

- Lisa from Saratoga Springs, NY

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Hi VIvian and Domenick,
Serge and I went to the Wright Brother's Museum ... just had to show off my Stephen Bonannos.
Sandra -- Queens New York

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Sewalls Point, Florida
Thai is my Bengal cat and he cuddles with my Stephen Bonannos everyday!
Beats a dog that chews them right?! Ha.
Kerry -- Sewalls Point, FL.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Domenick's FIRST Radio Gig

For our annual "end of summer" SALE we decided to do a radio spot instead of a newspaper AD.
When we found out we could actually record it ourselves, we jumped at it.

Heading to the station to record his radio spot ...

My handsome hubby's first time behind the microphone with Jay the marketing specialist who edits and tweaks and ... edits, so that it all comes together and sounds professional ...

Rehearsing the AD before it gets recorded for air play...

Quiet on the set. He's recording and sounds so good.

Feeling pretty cool behind the mixing board ... A regular "Wolf Man Jack"

Jay working his magic ...

I wish I knew how to link the radio spot to the blog, but I don't ... You'll just have to take my word for it. Domenick sounded like a pro! Thank you Jay for making it so much fun for our first time.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Helsinki, Finland

The Birch leaves are already turning yellow.
Summer is over.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Bunratty Castle, Ireland

Thought you might like to see your Sandals at the top of a castle in Ireland. Notice our Orange, white and Green for the Irish Flag.!
Caroline, Catherine and Auntie from CT.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Where in the World are Your Bonannos?

Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrating my Barbie Birthday bash at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas with my best girlfriends.