Peter and Paolo’s Story

Peter and Paolo met in 2002 while Peter was on holiday in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was love at first sight. After the world’s fastest courtship and always ready for a new adventure, Paolo insisted on moving to New York to be with Peter. They became partners in business and in life. Peter’s and Paolo’s combined talents helped build Absolutely Wild into the innovative and exciting company it is today. 

In 2012, their lives would change forever. Peter was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. Peter faced surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments. For three years, Peter learned the meaning of letting go and focused on his health. Paolo took the reins and made sure Absolutely Wild would continue to be successful while taking care of Peter. 

After a period of recovery and reflection, Peter and Paolo sought a more tranquil environment in which to live and fell in love with New York’s Hudson Valley. Today, in addition to their successful event design business, Peter and Paolo have a line of home goods and a store, Absolutely Wild Home, in Millbrook, NY. 

When they aren’t working, Peter spends his spare time in the garden while Paolo spends his time painting. They love their dachshunds, Alpha and Romeo (a nod to their love of cars), and are devoted to working with programs that provide assistance to cancer patients and their families. They hope to bring their love of beautiful things to the support of creative outlets for cancer survivors.