Ovation Celebrates its Grand Opening

O! What a Night!

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Ovation's Interior Designers, Lauri and Betsy Godfrey and Troy Beasley with JMC's Steve McAuliffe

Friends, family and new residents mingled Friday night at a VIP reception celebrating the official opening of the Ovation condominium tower in downtown St Petersburg, FLA. The Mindy Solomon Gallery in Ovation’s retail space near the lobby entrance also celebrated its grand opening with a preview of the gallery’s first exhibition, “Three from Korea.” Over 300 guests strolled between the two artful venues with ease.  

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Leblon Caipirinha Bar

Like visitors to an elegant art gallery, guests strolled through Ovation’s lobby among columns and seating areas, commenting thoughtfully about the structural detailing and custom artworks, including six 6-foot-tall glass sculptures in niches, ceramic boats suspended from the ceiling and large canvases hugging the walls. 

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Poolside Water Curtain and Fountain

Leaving the area against the fading strains of a live cellist, guests were guided up to the fourth floor amenity area, where they were met with more live music (Florida Orchestra ) voices, laughter, and oohs and aahs as hors d’oeuvres  (Olympia Catering) were shared and stories told. The party spilled out onto the pool area under skies so perfect you’d think it was a Hollywood movie set. There, guests were treated to an Asian Satay station and delicious Leblon Cachaça served up by Ana and Mara at the Caipirinha bar.

Guests also eagerly rode the elevators up to the 18th floor, where they took their time touring the two award-winning model homes. In every room, at least one guest was observed gazing through a broad window at the city lights and animated waterfront. Lost, no doubt, in thoughts about how lovely it would be to end (and begin) each day just there.

Ovation is quickly positioning itself as the premier residential tower in the Tampa Bay area.


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