Summer has arrived in full force. Record breaking temperatures have been a norm so far, this year. The heat is mirroring the energy of the city now as the industry heats up for a fast and furious season. I finally took a moment to breath and realized half the year has come and gone. So, before it is time to write the winter edition, I wanted to bring you up to speed on what has occurred since the beginning of the year.



All the product lines have had some wonderful introductions this year and several of the lines were featured at HD17 in May at Mandalay Bay. We had several winners of the Annopoly Game that was played at the show and congratulations to all the “FREE PARKING” winners! In addition to winning free parking, they all also received an authentic pearl bracelet to kick off the 30-year anniversary celebration of Parenti & Associates. A big thank you to all of you that had a chance to stop by and see the wonderful new products at the booths of Credible Hospitality, Northland Furniture and TRI-KES. If you didn’t get to experience the VR experience at the TRI-KES booth, I will be bringing the experience to you this next month or two. Soon Scotty will be beaming me up right to your office - no need to drive!



There has been a lot going on with Forgotten Song Foundation this first half of the year. We had some wonderful monthly events at The Gallery of Music and Art inside Caesar’s Forum Shops, Divine Café at Springs Preserve, Henri Bendel at Fashion Show Mall, Art from the Heart at Summit in Summerlin and of course, the VIVA Awards at Fifth Street School. We have the rest of the year lined up with events at Bash in Boca Park on July 29 and back to Divine Café on Aug. 31. We will announce some exciting news as we progress into the autumn.



Wishing everyone a fun summer and hope that you have some plans to escape the heat for a bit with some vacation time or quick trips to cooler climates for the rest of the season. We have a fun autumn and winter lined up with some terrific new product introductions and of course, I will have some interesting events lined up for the foundation. So, see all of you soon and have a safe summer!