Thursday night (5-21-15) Venice magazine threw a party at 15th St. Fisheries in Ft. Lauderdale celebrating their latest issue featuring super model Samantha Hoopes on the cover. There was a 60% chance of thunderstorms and general manager Carlos Rives had tents erected on the fuel dock in case of a deluge. I complimented Carlos and his staff for their impressive service and attention to details. The storm loomed to the west over the Everglades on our boat ride to the event.

 

 

The storm loomed in the distance and we stayed dry all night.

The storm loomed in the distance and we stayed dry all night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauderdale Marina’s docks were closed for the private shindig, but we arrived early and grabbed our favorite spot inside the horseshoe shaped area in front of the restaurant. Spanking new Van Dutch yachts were prominently displayed for sale.

 

 

Van Dutch showed of  two of their newest models.

Van Dutch showed off two of their newest models.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen tried a Van Dutch on for size.

 

 

Karen lounges on a Van Dutch Yacht.

Karen lounges on a Van Dutch Yacht.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The belle of the ball was Samantha Hoopes. The Sports Illustrated swimwear addition sensation sidled up to me for a snapshot. She even liked the fishy shirt I wore for 15th St. Fisheries.

 

 

Nobody cares what you look like when you pose with a super model like Samantha Hoopes.

Nobody cares what you look like when you pose with a super model like Samantha Hoopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The night lights at 15th St. Fisheries makes a scenic setting that’s sure to enhance any celebration. Venice supplied free libations and wait people roamed the crowd with trays of tasty treats.

 

 

Green lights in the water make docking at 15th St. Fisheries cool.

Green lights in the water make docking at 15th St. Fisheries cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To top off a fun evening, the storm clouds that stayed at bay made for an awesome sunset above the boats in the marina. Thanks again Venice Magazine for a fine Thursday night out.

 

 

 

A threatening sky turned into an excellent sunset.

A threatening sky turned into an excellent sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Girl

Cover Girl Samantha Hoopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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