“Bringing Home the Birkin” best-selling author and Respoke founder Michael Tonello spoke to more than 200 guests during Food For the Poor’s inaugural Bloom Luncheon about his unconventional vocation of reselling high-end handbags by Hermes.
The event, which also featured a Neiman Marcus fashion show, took place at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Proceeds from the luncheon support the international relief organization’s Angels of the Poor program, which provides food and medicine to children living in poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America.
A silent auction was held, which included a pair of Tonello’s Respoke espadrilles.
For more information, visit foodforthepoor.org/help-now/angels-of-the-poor.