59th Annual Young Patronesses of the Opera Gala “Hat Spats & Pearls…”

59th Annual Young Patronesses of the Opera Gala "Hat Spats & Pearls"Saturday, October 25, 6:30pm-11:30pm – Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami Brickell

Miami’s most engaged philanthropic leaders will join the Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO ) to celebrate the energetic exuberance of 1920’s era at the gala “Hat Spats & Pearls… A Toast To The Roaring ‘20’s.” The 59th annual YPO Gala is considered among Miami’s oldest and most prestigious black tie affairs. This elegant soiree, hosted by Lisa Wheeler, President of YPO, and Gala Chairs Laurel Auerbacher, Amal Kabbani, Patti Scerpella, Lori Thomas and Lise-Marie Wertanzl, will feature live entertainment, dancing, and a sumtuous four-course dinner to raise funds for YPO’s music education programs. The Gatsby-theamed party will evoke the excitement of the era. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and underwriting information for Hats Spats and Pearls, contact Lisa Wheeler at 305-794-1761 or President@YPO-Miami.org.

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SLS Lux and Ocean Drive Celebrating Lux Living In Miami

SLS Lux and Ocean Drive Celebrating Lux Living In MiamiTuesday, September 30, 6pm-9pm – SLS Lux Sales Gallerry, 801 S Miami Avenue, Miami Brickell

SLS Lux and Ocean Drive Magazine co-hosted a fashion-fused event celebrating LUX living in Miami and the September Fall Fashion issue of Ocean Drive. This exclusive event kicks-off in time with the arrival of fall fashion, debuting Neiman Marcus at The Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables’ fall collection at Brickell’s newest luxury property. Guests experienced an exclusive cocktail reception with a live fashion show featuring models wearing the latest fall trends from all of the top designers. SLS Lux Sales Center provided a perfect backdrop for Neiman Marcus gorgeous models strutting the catwalk at this chic oasis in the midst of Brickell.


Thierry’s Catering and Event Design 25th Anniversary Celebration

Thierrys 25th Anniversary CelebrationThursday, September 25, 6:30pm-10:30pm - New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

Thierry’s Catering and Event Design celebrated their 25th Anniversary as selected VIPs enjoyed stellar catering and entertainment that only Thierry’s can come up with. Thierry’s has emerged as a leader in creating a five star culinary and total event experience. Owner and celebrated chef Thierry Isambert is inspired by his European roots, treating every dish as an innovative masterpiece. He endlessly travels in search of new recipe discoveries and original ideas, and often combines traditional French cooking techniques with a blend of Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific influences.

Since he formed his company in 1989, Thierry’s Isambert status quickly rose from entrepreneur to celebrity chef-caterer. In 2009 his country awarded him the prestigious “Merit de Agricole” from the Ministry of France for his dignified representation of the organization. He was honored for his undying passion in culinary excellence, business integrity and his community involvement in many charitable and philanthropic ventures. Thierry has an incredible following by people who share the same expectations of culinary excellence. There is a remarkable consistency in quality, taste and creative presentation of his dishes. His talents and reputation extends through his impeccable service and professional staff.


The 4th Annual Turkish Film Festival Returns to the Colony Theater

The 4th Annual Turkish Film Festival Returns to the Colony TheaterSeptember 23 – 25, 7pm - Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

After three successful runs, the 4th annual Turkish Film Festival returns to Miami from September 23rd thru the 25th. As it is customary, all screenings will take place at the Colony Theater located at 1040 Lincoln Road and are free and open to the public. This year, the festival will be showcasing four feature films that represent the best Turkish Cinema has to offer. Opening the festival on September 23rd will be “Only You”. Directed by Hakan Yonat, this is the love story of Hazal, a visually disabled young woman and Ali, a former boxer. On September 24th, the festival will feature “Oh Brother”, directed by Kemal Uzun. This hilarious comedy adventure sees three friends attempt to turn their lives around only to find themselves in a whole heap of trouble. Also on September 24 will be “Love Me”, co-directed by Marina Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadie Er, “Love Me” is an idiosyncratic comedy-drama sprinkled with hilarious notes of cultural clashes and endearing displays of kindness that will warm audience’s hearts in the most unexpected way. On September 25th, the festival will be closing with a screening of “My World”. Directed by Ugur Yucel, “My World” is inspirational drama about a devoted teacher who helps a deaf and blind girl to live with her disabilities.


Before ‘The Conjuring’ There Was Annabelle

Before The Conjuring There Was AnnabelleMonday, September 22, 8pm-10pm – Biltmore Hotel, Granada Room, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema presents a special VIP experience for the upcoming film: Annabelle, supernatural horror film directed by John R. Leonetti, produced by James Wan, and written by Gary Dauberman. Guests were able get up close and personal with Annabelle and actor Tony Amendola, while enjoying cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and photo opportunities at the famously haunted Biltmore Hotel.

Annabelle is both a prequel to and spin-off of ‘The Conjuring’, staring Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Eric Ladin, Brian Howe and Tony Amendola, who plays Father Perez. Known for his role as Pinocchio’s creator/father Geppetto on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Amendola is a multi-skilled actor with projects including CSI:NY, Terminator, Charmed and the Mask of Zorro. Amendola practices Catholicism as a religion, but believes that as an actor, his beliefs are immaterial and must remain open-minded. For Annabelle tour Amendola engaged his longtime friend from LA, Salvador Gata of Botánica El Indio, a spiritualist & psychic reader, who performed cleansing for the interested in the audience. Born with the clairvoyant gift in Santiago de Cuba, and with over 30 years of experience, Salvador is extremely accurate and sharp in his readings, and cleansing.

Released last year, The Conjuring was probably the most successful supernatural horror of the lase decade at the box office with $318 million worldwide. Annabelle was a small part of that movie and now in this new spin-off you get to see the full story behind the creepy doll. The Conjuring 2 is still coming next year, until then Annabelle gets her own horror flick that looks just as scary as you would expect, opening in theaters on October 3rd. #Annabelle #EvilEye


Game of Thrones Valor Morghulis Beer Launch Masquerade at OTC

Game of Thrones Valor Morghulis Beer Launch Masquerade at OTCWednesday, October 1, 6:30pm-10:30pm – OTC Restaurant, 1250 S Miami Ave., Miami Brickell

OTC Restaurant and Ommegang Brewery present the official launch of Valor Morghulis beer in Dade County. Bring your own mask and a few friends and enjoy Game of Thrones themed food, drinks and interactive giveaways. OTC is an American craft beer and burger restaurant in Brickell. For more info call 305-771-2428 or email marketing@otc-restaurants.comThere is limited availability for this FREE event. 


Empire Executive Offices Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Empire Executive Offices Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting CeremonyWednesday, October 1, 5pm-7:30pm – 110 Tower, 110 SE 6th Street, Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale

Empire Executive Offices cordially invite you to their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Enter for a chance to win giveaway prizes of: 1 year Virtual Office, 6 Month Virtual Office, 20 hours Conference Room/ Day office usage and many more! Take a tour, and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres! Empire Executive Offices is directly across the street from the Broward County Courthouse and was designed to be the most impressive and powerful office in Fort Lauderdale. They offer professionally staffed upscale office space on a full time or part time basis. State-of-the-art Meeting Rooms and Day Office’s that are available by the hour or by the day. They can also provide you with a virtual office/prestigious business address, allowing you to select the level of services that best fit your business needs. Whether you’re opening a start-up company or looking for a new location for your business, they can help you find your perfect office.

Bay Harbor Drugs & Beauty Bar Grand Opening

Bay Harbor Drugs & Beauty Bar Grand OpeningWednesday, October 1, 4pm-7pm - Bay Harbor Drugs, 1015 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor

Celebrate the grand opening of the new & amazing pharmacy & beauty bar – Bay Harbor Drugs, a European style pharmacy in the heart of Bay Harbor, for all your personal health and beauty needs. Make-up artists & skin care specialists will be on site for consultations. 10% off your purchase (except on prescriptions, restrictions apply). Bring your family & friends and of course your prescriptions. Refreshments will be served.

Miami Attractions Month 2014

Miami Attractions Month 2014October 1 – 31, Various Participants

During Miami Attractions Month enjoy buy 1 admission, get 1 admission free and other great offers. Miami Attractions offer countless choices — from historic to adventuresome, natural to man-made. Attractions so exotic they beckon to be explored. Old World-style villas. Animal and botanical sanctuaries. A River of Grass. Places that capture the imagination and stir the soul. Just imagine swimming with dolphins, posing with parrots and hand-feeding giraffes — just a few of many jaw dropping sights and experiences that make up our kaleidoscope of attractions. Share hastag #MiamiAttractions for your chance to win a $50 MasterCard gift card to create your own Priceless Miami experience during #MiamiAttractions Month!

SONIQ Paladar Experience at Lenny Kravitz Design Penthouse Suite at the SLS Hotel

SONIQ Paladar Experience at Lenny Kravitz Design Penthouse Suite at the SLS HotelTuesday, September 30, 7:30pm – Lenny Kravitz Design Penthouse Suite at the SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

SONIQ Paladar Experience Miami was adventure for the senses,  curated by Anthony Petitone & Juan Carlos Zapata, and presented by SONIQ, a specialty audio design and engineering company founded by Mr. Chandra Reddy. SONIQ Paladar Experience is an evening of Zensai – means before dish in Japanese, by Executive Chef, Jose Icardi, from Katsuya by Starck, thoughtfully paired by Sommelier Eric Larkee, featuring sounds from SONIQ’s award winning HTS500 Signature Limited Edition home theater system with iQSTM, intelligent sound.

Each dish item served is designed to draw out the human sensory experience including, sound, sight, taste, smell and touch. The menu consisted of:
- Tuna Tartar Osteria Caviar, paired with Rihaku ‘Wandering Poet’, featuring iQS sound of unplugged concert masterpiece,
- Live Hotate Carpaccio, paired with Don Benedicto Pisco Quebranta, featuring iQS sound mix of the best Spanish rock,
- Smoked Salmon Hand Roll Lime Caviar & Wasabi Cream, paired with Hitachino Nest White Ale Vodka, featuring iQS sample sounds of The Islands,
- Mushroom Gyoza Umami Cream Truffled Dashi, paired with Gaston Chiquet Champagne, featuring iQS sound of hip-hop,
- Wagyu Nigiri, Ponzu, Soy Pearls, paired with Scarbolo Amarone Merlot, featuring iQS jazz sounds,
- Wild Berries Parfait, Bluebbery Compote, paired with Ron Barcelo Dominican Rum and featuring iQS sound electronic temple demo.

The SONIQ Paladar Experience is held at carefully selected locations in various cities around the world that offer only the very best. Completing the SONIQ Paladar Experience Miami is the penthouse suite designed by Lenny Kravitz at the SLS Hotel, South Beach, providing spectacular views of the beach, while sampling the unique creations by Executive Chef Jose Icardi and incredible sounds from the HTS500 Signature Limited Edition. #paladarxp, #soniqiqs, @soniqaudio


LEMA Miami Grand Opening

LEMA Miami Grand OpeningWednesday, September 24, 5pm - LEMA Miami, 4141 NE 2nd Ave, Suite #115, Miami Design District

LEMA in collaboration with 4141 Design invites you to the opening of their new flagship store, at 4141 Design, one of the most exclusive addresses for quality décor aficionados and professionals. The space is not only a showcase for the home collections, but it is also a reference point for all the architects and contractors involved in multi-apartment projects also with the help of a dedicated staff.

The brand is a privileged interlocutor for American market, an exceptional partner for architects and decorators who consider made in Italy products and the all-Italian lifestyle a reference point. The systemic part of the company – Selecta and T030 for the living zone, Armadio al Centimetro and Cabina Armadio for the sleeping zone – fulfils aesthetic and architectural requirements, composing actual spaces thanks to its solid yet discreet presence. They are matched with single pieces of furniture which highlight the mood of the offer: the constraint-free spirit, made up of pieces that create a snug home environment where different types of furniture mix up harmoniously. Precious materials, like black walnut, or elaborately decorated, like processed materials, mix up with other natural and physical materials, creating a mix that defuses spaces and makes them lighter.

The development of a collection of upholstered items, which started with four models on the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2013 and went on this year with three other models, further enriched the brand Lema. Casual yet minutely decorated pieces with colours and fabrics evoking free time and relax; wide, comfortable shapes to relax, with different shades each and every time. The Lema flagship of Miami presents actual patterns of living spaces, not simple product expositions but summaries of lifestyles and to perceive home environments where design enters on tiptoe and merges with a lifestyle that is far from clamour and pretentiousness. Precious objects, accurately finished and handmade, have a unique lightness and a delicate luxury made up of details that a practised eye gets to recognize, although they are only whispered.

Intermix Lincoln Road Opening Party

Intermix Lincoln Road Opening PartyMonday, September 22, 7pm-9pm - Intermix Store, 1005 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Intermix Lincoln Road has officially opened its doors, stocked with your favorite brands, like Vivienne Westwood, Current/Elliot and Miami-based Alexis, and with the wall mural commissioned by Francesco LoCastro, an Italian contemporary artist based in Miami. The store partnered with Amsterdam-born designer Pieter Ceizer and Parisian prêt-a-porter brand ElevenParis to celebrate the opening. The laid-back vibe gets polished with white onyx stone, metallic wallpaper and leather tabletops.

“We look forward to bringing even more of our signature styling and exclusive merchandise to Miami with Lincoln Road being our third boutique in the market,” INTERMIX Chief Executive and Co-founder Khajak Keledjian says. Established in 1993, INTERMIX is a multi-brand women’s specialty retailer known for its meticulously curated selection of coveted designers. In 2012, the brand was acquired by Gap Inc., making it a fashion tour de force.

They’ve continued the artsy vibe by showcasing some of the most stylish art gallery managers in town, in addition to some of Miami’s fiercest tastemakers, on their blog: Alina De La Vega MacLean, Ashley Turchin, Lauren Gnazzo, Alicia Halegua, and Tatiana Cartaya. The opening party was catered by Chef Michael Schwartz and sponsored by Chandon, while DJ Florencia Galarza provided the sounds. @INTERMIX

Photos by: Sarah Klein


Save My Gym Reality Show’s Grand Opening of Rise Health & Fitness

Save My Gym Reality Show's Grand Opening of Rise Health & FitnessMonday, September 22, 4pm-8pm – Rise Health & Fitness, 16357 NW 57th Avenue, Hialeah

RISE Health & Fitness Club in Miami Lakes had their Grand Opening event for their new reality TV show Save My Gym™, benefiting the Miami Children’s Health Foundation. RISE brings you the absolute latest and greatest in equipment, personal training, group exercise, nutrition and overall wellness. Strong Monkey Protein Bars joined in on the fun and served samples of delicious customized Peanut Butter and Jelly protein bars for the gym members to try.

As people stormed through the door, they visited all of the vendor tables that had sample products and different fitness focused items, including a bar inside of the gym handing out healthy smoothies and pre-work out drinks. RISE gave away 9 free memberships as well as free raffles from the different vendor tables. However, everyone wanted to grab a piece of Strong Monkey’s PB&J protein bars! Overall, the RISE event was a success and Strong Monkey Protein Bars was definitely the center of attention!