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Mar 12, 2013

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Vanilla Ice Shops Capitol Lighting

When you think of Vanilla Ice you’re more than likely to associate him with his album “To the Extreme” and his hit song “Ice, Ice Baby”, which sold over, 11 million copies in the early 1990’s. But Rob Van Winkle, his given name, is also an accomplished general contractor who has successfully flipped dozens of homes throughout the U.S.  With a great deal of knowledge under his belt, Vanilla Ice is now the star of his own one-half hour Do It Yourself (DIY) Network series “The Vanilla Ice Project”, which chronicles his experiences as he renovates, and looks for the perfect chandelier lighting, for his 7,000 sq. ft. Palm Beach mansion.  When the time came for choosing the perfect chandelier lighting for his current lighting renovation project, his ultimate choice for lighting ideas came from Capitol Lighting’s Royal Palm Beach store. The Royal Palm Beach showroom is one of eight Capitol Lighting showroom locations in South Florida and New Jersey.
“He was really a delight to deal with and very knowledgeable,” said Renee Savarese, Royal Palm Beach showroom and store manager.  “It wasn’t a surprise visit as his producers had called in advance asking permission to shoot video in the store.  Of course we were delighted he chose Capitol Lighting for his lighting renovation needs. He has great taste and that certain eye for detail that few possess. He chose a lovely Minka chandelier that will go perfectly for the location he has in mind,” said Savarese.  “Everyone at Capitol Lighting is looking forward to seeing the show, which airs at 9 p.m. Thursday evenings on the DIY Network.”
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