Last evening we journeyed to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica to meet with Kerry Morrissey who has the enviable task of representing the Opal Collection of resort hotels stretching from Bar Harbor, Maine to Key Largo, Florida.
Over cocktails and appetizers Kerry displayed the handsome magazine, also called Opal, which is now distributed at all the properties.
The magazine, loaded with picturesque photographs, also included some interesting stories. The issue we received included a illustrated story about a West Palm Beach photographer named Tony Arruza who views surfboards as art and has made a collection of them.
The collection will be called the Surfboard Art Project. We are ahead of Tony, our garage is loaded with surfboards since my second son, Brian, started making them at the age of 13. Now he has a line of boards called Fineline and can be found on the web.
Getting back to Opal we thought that Kerry had a very fine job indeed.
It was a delightful evening until we had to return to the 405 freeway.