Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami Supports Why Not Teens and MB America’s Mission Trip to Guatemala

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami Supports Why Not Teens and MB America’s Mission Trip to Guatemala

The first ever official presentation of Why Not Teens (WNT) took place at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on May 21st, 2018. During the event, Nicklaus Children's Hospital officially delivered one of their Telemedicine support devices to Lucia Bruzzi, WNT’s founder and president, and MB America’s founders Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti for their next mission trip in Guatemala.

In front of Evelyn Terrell, Director of Global Health and Telehealth, her staff members and doctors videoconferencing from different locations, including Dr Andrea Maggioni, who first introduced her to telemedicine, Lucia presented WNT’s upcoming mission trip for a construction/medical project at Casa Guatemala, a children's village providing education, nutrition, and health care for the vulnerable children in Rio Dulce's remote and impoverished region.

In preparation for this mission trip, over the past few weeks, under the guidance of Evelyn Terrell, Lucia completed an observership and training on the use of Nicklaus Children’s mobile health devices. Through this alignment with the Nicklaus Children’s NCHS Anywhere ® Telehealth Program, Lucia will bring the Nicklaus Children’s pediatric specialists to Casa Guatemala utilizing remote examination devices that allow for capture of ear, throat, lung, skin, heart and temperature exam, and many more health services.

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Business Ingenuity Meets Creativity

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Business Ingenuity Meets Creativity

MB America’s CEO, Marco Bruzzi, and the company’s Chief Design Officer, the italian architect and interior designer Monica Melotti met Designer and Craftsman Luca Porcelli at the 93 Palm mansion back in 2016.

From this encounter they came up with the interior design idea to have "ART IN ART" where Luca Porcelli could express his art with an installation of unusual and unique objects in an unusual unique location – 93 Palm – objects that through their rareness could highlight the rareness of the house.

All pieces made by Luca Porcelli are completely handmade using precious material. His functional art reveals the evolution of his aesthetics pushing to a further level his pleasure in transforming home space into a sophisticated playground. Focusing on the quest for beauty and opulence through deliberately hazardous yet sublimely refined colour combinations, the use of the finest materials, and the most traditional crafting techniques, Luca Porcelli expresses his own amusement and amazement for the infinite ways of infusing art and uniqueness into something unexpected. 

Everything was designed to leave intact the "historical flavor" of this unique property. 

The collaboration is now featured in the latest edition of Décor Year Book, the interior design book the showcases the latest trends and international, cutting-edge interior design projects.

When business ingenuity meets creativity, great things happen.

 
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Sky returns to MB America's W37

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Sky returns to MB America's W37

Sky filmed its latest commercial promoting its next generation Sky Q technology at W37 Venue. For the occasion, the space managed by MB America was transformed into the stylish house of Italian presenter and actor Alessandro Cattelan.

Enjoy the video.

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W37 OPEN ITS DOORS DURING OPEN HOUSE MILANO

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W37 OPEN ITS DOORS DURING OPEN HOUSE MILANO

On May 5th and 6th, MB America’s W37 took part in Open House Milano, the exhibition that opens the doors of locations representative of the architectural heritage of the city, to which there is normally limited public access.

Over 30,000 visitors participated in the 3rd edition of the event and discovered the architectural treasures in Milan across the entire city.

In an itinerary that shows the re-qualification and upgrading of former industrial sites, W37 opened its doors for the first time and welcomed nearly 1,000 visitors.

Open House Milano will be back in 2019, on May 11th and 12th.

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Inside 93 Palm

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Inside 93 Palm

Wealth management and investment firm MB America invites you to take a special, virtual tour of former Al Capone mansion in Miami Beach.

Enter into an intimate world of elegance and beauty, and let the city dissolves away. Enlighten your senses in this magnificent waterfront, Palm Island mansion. Enjoy the pristine Biscayne Bay views, the utmost privacy and the timeless grace of this one-of-a-kind residence, renovated by MB America. This is everything you need to treat your senses and feast your eyes.

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MB AMERICA PUT AL CAPONE’S MANSION IN MIAMI BEACH ON THE MARKET FOR $14.9 M

THE PROPERTY WHERE PROHIBITION-ERA GANGSTER LIVED HITS THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ITS RENOVATION

MB America announces that former Al Capone’s mansion in Miami Beach is on the market through top-producing Senior Vice President Nelson Gonzalez of EWM Realty International.
Waterfront located on the private, gated Palm Island community, the 7 bedroom, 5 full bathroom and 2 powder room property - renamed 93 Palm - is one of Miami’s oldest and most famous estates. To discerning buyers looking for pristine privacy and timeless grace, 93 Palm offers the desirable combination of strong investment security, glamorous potential and historical value. 

"93 Palm has been a landmark in Miami Beach for more than 90 years. We have been particularly respectful when working on this heritage building and we are proud that we rescued it" said Marco Bruzzi, MB America CEO. "93 Palm represents the rare opportunity to own a slice of American history". 

Built in 1922, prohibition-era gangster Al Capone bought the property in 1928 to make it his sunshine retreat. In 2014 MB America acquired 93 Palm on behalf of a private investor. To rescue it from a state of progressive deterioration, MB America contracted a Boston-based team of experts in restoring and rebuilding heritage buildings. After 6 months of intensive work, a team of 50 people led by MB America brought 93 Palm back to its original splendor in record time. Today, 93 Palm is a private property which has been featured in a wide range of TV programs and documentaries, and has hosted photo/video shoots, events, movies as well as products launches. 

"When restoring 93 Palm, we wanted to remain true to the property’s era and existing architecture," said the Italian architect Monica Melotti, MB America Chief Design Officer. "While the estate retains its original characteristics and heritage, we reinforced its infrastructure and selected design elements that offer a historical context with a 21st century twist. The final result gives a refined sense of modern elegance combined with an old world charm".

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Dynamic Women

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Dynamic Women

Miami Magazine, a US high-end luxury lifestyle publication, honors Monica Melotti, MB America co-founder and Chief Design Officer, in "a selection of women who are dynamic leaders in their field", women of distinction who "are truly accomplished and stand out as influencers and contributors in the Miami community", according to the magazine.

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MBA featured on Turkey’s Bon Voyage

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MBA featured on Turkey’s Bon Voyage

Special mention for MB America. International writer and restoration expert, Aylin Öney praises the W37 project powered by Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti in her review for "Bon Voyage", a Turkish online magazine about travel and food. In the article, the journalist also writes about LUME and its sophisticated design.

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MB America’s CEO and Consul General of Italy in Miami present the Italian Excellences Award in Florida 2017 to Col. Igor Bruni

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MB America’s CEO and Consul General of Italy in Miami present the Italian Excellences Award in Florida 2017 to Col. Igor Bruni

The Consul General of Italy in Miami Gloria Marina Bellelli and MB America's CEO Marco Bruzzi presented the "Premio Eccellenze Italiane in Florida 2017" ("The Italian Excellences Award in Florida 2017") to Italian Air Force Col. Igor Bruni, 33rd FW Italian Training Supervisor based in Eglin, Florida. During the award ceremony held on Saturday October 28th, 2017 at 93 Palm, an MB America-managed property in Palm Island, Miami Beach, Col Igor Bruni received the annual recognition for his work in supporting the national system, the Italian Country and the local Italian community.

As part of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program at Eglin AFB, earlier this year the Italian Air Force with the generous support from the General Consulate of Italy in Miami, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MB America, the Filippo Marazzi Foundation, ODLI - a branch of the Italian Ministry for the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - and Mayac Inc, launched the "Italian Cooperative Program" to give native Italian language instruction to its dependents’ families and to provide Okaloosa County schools' American students the opportunity to learn the Italian language and culture.

"I am really pleased for Col. Igor Bruni and his team that their work has been recognized with this prestigious award. The Italian Cooperative Program received the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) 2017 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award earlier this Summer. This recognition is a further testament to the great results achieved thanks a strong collaboration among the General Consulate of Italy in Miami, the Defense Ministry, MB America, ODLI and all the parties involved", commented Marco Bruzzi.

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The Good Life praises MB America's Monica Melotti

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The Good Life praises MB America's Monica Melotti

"The new outdoor area is a brilliant idea, it seems to be in a romantic hotel out of town [...] A rectangle surface measuring 160 square meters, a total white aviary-shaped structure, ‘sanpietrini’ tiles and Liberty-style decorations, then the ‘cage’ used as a container: compliments to the architect, Mrs. Monica Melotti." – writes Dominique Antognoni in ‘The Good Life’, a magazine about business and lifestyle, after visiting the new Orto by LUME, and continues: "Mr. Taglienti has a firm and delicate hand, sure and fine, he offers a cuisine in constant evolution, chromatic and creative, he has a very outlined personality".

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ORTO DI LUME'S SELECTED COVERAGE

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ORTO DI LUME'S SELECTED COVERAGE

Two months after its opening, we are pleased to share with you a selection of the most significant press clippings featuring the Orto di LUME.

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MB AMERICA'S MARCO BRUZZI AND MONICA MELOTTI WIN THE PETE TAYLOR PARTNERSHIP OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

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MB AMERICA'S MARCO BRUZZI AND MONICA MELOTTI WIN THE PETE TAYLOR PARTNERSHIP OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

MB America, the Filippo Marazzi Foundation (FFM) and Mayac Inc receive the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) 2017 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award - K-12 category - for their Italian Cooperative Program (ICP). MB America’s CEO Marco Bruzzi, FFM’s VP Monica Melotti and Mayac’s Director Luigi Bava were honored and officially recognized with the award on August 1st at the MCEC National Training Seminar in Washington, DC.

On receiving the award on behalf of the ICP’s partners, MB America’s CEO Marco Bruzzi commented "I am extremely honored for this recognition and proud of everyone who made the Italian Cooperative Program possible. We are all touched by the educational issues affecting the highly mobile military children. Being Italian, the fact that through my native language we can benefit these children, makes all this even more exciting for us".

In April 2017, MB America, the FFM and Mayac, together with the Okaloosa County School District (OCSD), launched the ICP with the generous support of the General Consulate of Italy in Miami, ODLI Inc., on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Italian Military Delegation, at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida.

Starting with Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School in the 2017/18 school year, MB America, the FFM and Mayac pay for the teacher’s salaries, textbooks and teaching materials whilst the OCSD provide the facility space and educational support required to make this program a success for all students involved.

The ICP gives native Italian language instruction to the dependents of active duty Italian Armed Forces members who are stationed at Eglin AFB embedded within the 33rd Fighter Wing of the U.S. Air Force. Additionally, the ICP provides American students the opportunity to learn the Italian language and culture, with a total number of 160 students who already participate in the program.

The Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award annually recognizes successful partnerships and projects that ultimately benefit military-connected children. The Award is given in two areas: K-12 and higher education. The K-12 award may represent a single project in which a military installation and one or more school districts participated, or it may be a summation of the entire program between a military installation and the school districts serving an installation.

"The Italian Cooperative Program truly lives the MCEC vision to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children. Working together, the General Consulate of Italy in Miami,MB America, the Filippo Marazzi Foundation, Mayac, ODLI and the Okaloosa County School District make great things happen for great kids!" commented Dr. Mary M. Keller, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Military Child Education Coalition.

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MB AMERICA LAUNCHES LUME RESTAURANT’S NEXT STAGE WITH AN AL FRESCO AREA

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MB AMERICA LAUNCHES LUME RESTAURANT’S NEXT STAGE WITH AN AL FRESCO AREA

Michelin-starred restaurant LUME, Milan (Italy), announces the opening of its al fresco area - Orto di LUME - after an extremely successful first year. Since opening in June 2016, with Executive Chef Luigi Taglienti, the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star just 6 months later, and more recently was announced as the Best New European Restaurant at the prestigious OAD Awards, held in Paris in May. "We are excited for the next stage of the restaurant’s development" said Marco Bruzzi, Managing Director at LUME. "It was always a part of our plan for the restaurant. The Orto di LUME has been completed on time and ahead of schedule, with no interruption to the day-to-day service."

Key features
The restaurant’s new outdoor area is a mesmerising spectacle - a calming white, grey, and green oasis away from the busy streets of Milan’s Navigli district, in which LUME is situated. Within the rectangular 160 sqm outdoor area, the focal point is a large 60 sqm birdcage,in which guests are seated. Here they can order from the same menus offered inside, but also benefit from a "5 sense experience". Surrounded by the plants that bear the fruits of many of the dishes’ core ingredients, such as lemon, basil, rosemary and many more, guests gain a further insight into Executive Chef Taglienti’s simple and seasonal approach to cooking, and are able to recognise the innovative techniques used in LUME’s kitchen to transform these ingredients into dishes that surprise and delight.

The al fresco area adds an additional 16 covers to the restaurant’s current 40. There are four circular tables, with the capacity to seat up to 4 people per table. The area will be open from today until weather permits in 2017, and will open again in Spring 2018.

The philosophy – an extension of the LUME experience
In everything that makes up the LUME experience – the design, the food, the service and the W37 building in which it sits – the dualistic themes of heritage and evolution are present. The new al fresco area gives guests the opportunity to experience what LUME is about in an alternative environment. Indeed, just as Executive Chef Luigi Taglienti’s food honours the importance of history and tradition, while at the same time offering something totally new, the design of LUME both indoors and outdoors and the features that form part of the restaurant’s aesthetics recall the memory of the past but are, at the same time, forward-looking.

The use of the oversized 19th Century bird cage, the Art Nouveau style decorations on the walls and the square stone pavement in the garden are all elements from our past. However, all these decorations have been adapted with a modern, futuristic twist. For example, the birdcage, vastly out of proportion compared to the space in which it sits, is used as a container, and an apple tree, a historic symbol of the fruits that the past can bear, is an espaliered apple tree that grows as a beautiful work of art against the wall.

Commenting on what inspired her design of the Orto di LUME, Architect Monica Melotti said: "At LUME, our goal is to give guests a truly memorable experience, but we also want to encourage them to remember the vital role of memory in both our present and our future. I wanted to transport those dining in the Orto back in time, into a traditional Italian grandmother’s backyard in an outlying metropolitan district. Many of the features that I have chosen to place here are reminiscent of exactly this, but have been reinterpreted; such as the painted white terracotta pots, a garden with edible plants instead of flowers and the 19th Century birdcage."

 

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MAG Magazinen interviews MB America CEO Marco Bruzzi

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MAG Magazinen interviews MB America CEO Marco Bruzzi

“An innovative business model brought (LUME) a (Michelin) star...” writes MAG Magazine in a dedicated article featuring an extensive interview to MB America CEO Marco Bruzzi and LUME executive chef Luigi Taglienti.

 
 

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LUME nominated for the Vivi Milano Awards

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LUME nominated for the Vivi Milano Awards

ViviMilano-Corriere della Sera nominates LUME for the ViviMilano Food & Drink Awards in the haute cuisine category for its harmoniously balanced culinary creations from premium raw materials. Click through to the voting page by Friday May 12th and vote for us with one simple click.

 
 

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MB America fund the Italian Cooperative Program in Florida’s Okaloosa County

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MB America fund the Italian Cooperative Program in Florida’s Okaloosa County

On April 10th 2017, MB America and Filippo Marazzi Foundation’s Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti attended the Okaloosa County School Board meeting during which the Consul General of Italy in Miami, Gloria Bellelli, and the Okaloosa County School District (OCSD) Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Italian Government and the Okaloosa County Public Schools District for the launch of the Italian Cooperative Program, a program funded by MB America, the Filippo Marazzi Foundation and Mayac Inc.

"We are excited to expand educational opportunities for young people across Florida and we are honored to partner with the Okaloosa County School District, the Ente Gestore ODLI Inc - a branch of the Italian Ministry for the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the General Consulate of Italy in Miami and Mayac Inc. for the development of the Italian language and culture in the US," said Marco Bruzzi, MB America CEO and Filippo Marazzi Foundation Vice-President. "We are thrilled about the enthusiasm and energy that students have for learning a new language. The fact that this new language is Italian and that they can learn it thanks to our support, makes all this even more exciting for us."

With generous support from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MB America, together with the OCSD, the Filippo Marazzi Foundation and Mayac Inc, launch the "Italian Cooperative Program" (ICP) by paying for the teacher’s salaries, textbooks and teaching materials. Beginning at Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School in the 2017/18 school year, the OCSD will provide the facility space and educational support required to make this program a success for all students involved.

This program will give native Italian language instruction to the dependents of active duty Italian Air Force members who will be stationed at Eglin AFB, FL, as part of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Additionally, the ICP will provide American students the opportunity to learn the Italian language and culture.

OCSD Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson stated, "We are so excited to begin the Italian Cooperative Program in Okaloosa’s Schools. It will benefit our students because the importance of cultural experiences is vital to living in a global society."

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The Financial Times includes LUME among Milan's most stylish eateries

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The Financial Times includes LUME among Milan's most stylish eateries

Financial Times journalist, Jaclyn DeGiorgio, praises the innovative design techniques used in the renovation of a porcelain factory into W37, the building complex in which LUME is situated, describing it as the perfect setting for Executive Chef Luigi Taglienti’s "highly anticipated return to the kitchen."

 
 

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Casa Vogue Brasil features LUME, MB AMERICA and Luigi Taglienti’s mouthwatering dishes

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Casa Vogue Brasil features LUME, MB AMERICA and Luigi Taglienti’s mouthwatering dishes

Paula Jacob at Casa Vogue describes visiting LUME as an artistic and sensory experience, in which the restaurant exhibits its artwork both through the historic yet contemporary design of the site but also the exceptional creations emerging from Executive Chef Luigi Taglienti’s kitchen.

 
 

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