I’m happy to announce that our magical “La Luce di Venezia” event I have been organizing for so long, has finally taken place this weekend, on June 22nd and 23rd. I’m overjoyed by the fact that this event, meticulously planned with such care and effort, has been so thoroughly appreciated by everyone who has attended it.
It is not a coincidence that, with LIGHT as the theme of the event, I have chosen the days of the Summer Solstice as the perfect time for it to take place, and it is only appropriate that it should be set mainly in Murano.
On Saturday 22nd, as all our guests settled in the hotel, they were delighted to find a unique gift in their rooms. That evening, our guests enjoyed a cocktail, mingled and admired the artist Aristide Najean’s gorgeous chandeliers, glass creations and artworks in his Verriere La Cathedrale, Murano. The guests were also allowed to witness Aristide’s master glass-makers perform their craft in the Fornace. Later, as they were savoring the delectable dinner, with the menu inspired by light, everyone was charmed by the opera performances of Bel Canto a Milano.
However, the evening didn’t end there!
Half the group chose to stay in La Cathedrale to enjoy more cocktails and unique spirits. The rest were transferred by taxi-boat to the Casinò of Venice and were greeted by a private reception.
On Sunday 23rd, we visited Aristide Najean’s exhibition, “Sublimation”, in Palazzo Contarini Polignac, featuring a copy (in scale 1:2) of a glass altarpiece for the Sacré Coeur Church in Lourdes, where St.Bernadette’s reliques is to be installed–and the artist himself explained the concept behind his creation. Finally, everyone continued to mingle as they delighted in a private buffet in the Palazzo’s garden.
Eventually, everyone gave their final goodbyes and returned home.
I want to give a special thanks to our sponsors and collaborators, as well as our excellent staff: Valeria, Miriam, Andrea, Mario, Mimì, Massimo, Antonello, Roberto, Mavit and Mariano.
I would also like to offer my heartfelt praise and gratitude to Aristide Najean and his wife Sylvie.
Follow my posts in the next few weeks as I hopefully amaze you with the more details and pictures.