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4KIDS 2016 Sweet Dreams Gala

4KIDS 2016 Sweet Dreams GalaSaturday, February 27, 6pm-9pm – Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton

Join honorary hosts Bernhard and Vikki Langer at the 4KIDS Annual Sweet Dreams Gala for an inspirational evening. The evening will feature live powerful presentations to unlock the dreams of children in crisis in our community. You can unlock the dreams of modern-day orphans and provide the brightest futures possible for children in our community by joining us at the 4KIDS Sweet Dreams Gala. Individual tickets are $250. #SweetDreamsGala @4KIDSofSFLA

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2016 Fairchild Gala In The Garden

2016 Fairchild Gala In The GardenSaturday, February 6, 6:30pm-11:30pm – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

The 23rd Annual Gala in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden celebrated individuals who generously support Fairchild’s growth and the advancements made throughout the year. Co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, proceeds benefit Fairchild’s programs in education, conservation science, and horticulture. Notable philanthropists from South Florida and beyond get together for an evening of unmatched beauty, delicious food, dancing, and charity.

This year’s theme was “Starry, Starry Night.” The evening started with a cocktail reception under the stars and an enhanced silent auction featuring luxury getaways and world-class experiences. The evening continued in the Lakeside Marquee, bathed in blue with lights adorning the ceiling like stars. Le Basque’s food and décor artists prepared a gourmet dinner and the Soul Survivors Band played the lively tunes, all culminating in an unforgettable evening of tropical beauty.

Photos by: Brittany Robey


42nd Annual Love and Hope Ball

42nd Annual Love and Hope BallSaturday, February 6, 6pm-12am – LIV at Fontainebleau Resort, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Diabetes Research Institute hosted 42nd Annual Love and Hope Ball “Fantasy at the Fontainebleau,” supporting the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute. Guests enjoyed an unforgettable evening starting at Miami’s quintessential nightspot, LIV Nightclub, followed by the fabulous dinner at Sparkle Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “Fantasy at the Fontainebleau” mistress of ceremonies, was Deco Drive Co-Host and WSVN News Anchor, charming Lynn Martinez. Singers, actors, funny-men and advocates of arts in education, Will & Anthony Nunziata performed fresh takes on timeless songs!


Boulevard 57 Launches Sales in Miami’s Upper East Side

Boulevard 57 Launches Sales in Miami's Upper East SideWednesday, February 4, 6pm-9pm – Boulevard 57 Sales Gallery, 5700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Unitas Development Group officially launched the sales for Boulevard 57, represented by One Sotheby’s International Realty, and unveiled their meticulously designed sales gallery located on Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard. In attendance were Mark Soyka, famed owner of the 55th Street Station which is home to Soyka Restaurant and Andiamo’s pizzeria, along with Avra Jain who has been spearheading the resurgence of the MiMo district. Designed by Sieger Suarez Architects, the building is geared to have modern, contemporary architecture with touches MiMo historical architecture.

Boulevard 57 will be an 8-story, boutique condo development consisting of only 105 luxury condos. Condos will boast custom lighting by Porsche Design Studio, Italian kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, stunning master bathrooms with free-standing soaking tubs and frame-less glass-enclosed showers and expansive terraces. Penthouse condos will feature private rooftop terraces with pools. Residents will enjoy exceptional amenities including a resort-style pool deck with infinity-edge pool and private cabanas, state-of-the-art fitness center and private residents’ lounge. Prices range from the $600,000s to $2.7 million, with homes sized from one-bedrooms to penthouses and measuring from 1,123 to 4,622 square feet. @BLVD57 @OneSir


The Wildest Dreams Gala 2016

The Wildest Dreams Gala 2016Saturday, January 30, 6:30pm – American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, along with presenting partners Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation, hosted its “Wildest Dreams” Gala at American Airlines Arena, chaired by Jennifer Kennedy, Joy Spillis Lundeen and Kim Wood. Several hundreds of Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite joined community leaders, supporters and volunteers at the 13th annual fundraiser for an exciting evening of cocktails, a silent auction featuring “dream” vacations, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing at one of Miami’s most spectacular venues.

Organizers hope to raise over $1 million at the gala this year to benefit BBBS Miami, a donor- and volunteer-supported organization that helps at-risk youths through adult mentorship relationships. Funds go towards matching volunteer mentors, known as “Bigs,” with children, or “Littles.” Last year’s gala raised $1.7 million for mentorship programs and the organization’s new home – the Carnival Center for Excellence, where BBBS Miami will move this year.


Miggy Ball Gala

Miggy Ball GalaThursday, January 28, 7pm-11pm – The Cafe at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Detroit Tigers MVP slugger and former Miami Marlins player Miguel Cabrera hosted the inaugural Miggy Ball Gala benefiting The Miguel Cabrera Foundation held at The Cafe at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The evening featured a cocktail party hosted by James Beard winner, Chef Allen of The Café at Books & Books, as well as an open bar by Afrohead Rum & Peroni Beer. Guests had a chance to meet Miguel Cabrera and bid on exciting items at the live and silent auction. Attendees were also treated to a private concert by Vladi Ramírez, a Venezuelan singer & songwriter, and Chino & Nacho, a Venezuelan pop duo, 2010 Latin Grammy Award Winner.

Proceeds from the event will support local youth baseball programs and scholarships facilitated by The Miguel Cabrera Foundation, a charity established by Miguel Cabrera and his wife, Rosangel Cabrera. The Miguel Cabrera Foundation was founded on Miguel’s belief that we can achieve great things when we work hard, dream big, and help others. The Foundation focuses on two main activities: revitalizing baseball fields in schools and neighborhoods in order for athletics to be used as a catalyst for student engagement and achievement and providing Academic Scholarships.


“Super Bowl Brunch IT”

Super Bowl Brunch ITSunday, February 7, 11am – it Lounge, 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami Midtown

Join it Lounge for the Super Bowl brunch kick-off “Sunday Brunch IT” a weekly Sunday cocktail brunch in Midtown Miami. Featuring bottomless Mimosas & Sangrías from 11am-4pm, Punches and Champagne specials all day, and 2 Huge Screens -12 HDTV throughout the Lounge. Live band at 2 pm by FENEIVA, playing jazz, funk, rock, soul, reggae, pop and Latin flavors, along with special guest DJ ALOONA. Trunk show, henna tattoo and much more… @itloungemiami

RSVP to: 786-352-0292 or marketing@itloungemiami.com


The Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In Opens on Old Cutler Road

The Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In Opens on Old Cutler Road Friday, February 5, The Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In, 7290 SW 168th St, Palmetto Bay

Join The Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In and their new location grand opening with a screening of Grease (1978), followed by a Valentine’s screening of The Princess Bride (1987) on February 13th. Concluding the soft launch will be Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) February 19. Limited spaces available. @UrbanDrivein

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Shooters Waterfront Introduces New Menu

Shooters Waterfront Friday, February 5, 7pm – Shooters Waterfront, 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale

If you’re looking for a stylish waterfront fine dining, Shooters Waterfront offers spectacular views, sophisticated decor, and a revamped menu. The specious restaurant anchored along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale includes 340 feet of remodeled dock space offering the option of arriving by boat or water-taxi. Large al fresco bar, a fire pit, gorgeously lit palm trees and birdcage-shaped cabanas makes Shooters a great spot for a party.

The new menu helmed by Executive Chef Rolando Cntonzio is influenced by American culture, and fashioned with complex flavors, and luxurious finishes. On appetizers menu choose from five different Sushi Rolls or Raw Bar & Starters assortment including: Fruit & Cheese Platter, artisanal cheeses, honeycomb, grapes, strawberries, assorted crackers ($22); Norme De Mar, a fresh seafood tower including rock lobster tail, shrimp cocktail, Alaskan king crab legs and oysters served with cocktail sauce, mignonette and horseradish ($70/130); Shooters Crispy Calamari, fresh calamari lightly fried and served with mixed greens and jalapeno aioli ($14);

Entrees include Cashew Crusted Mahi, fresh Mahi baked in a cashew coating served with sticky rice and in a red Thai coconut curry sauce ($25); Broiled Maine Lobster Tail, fresh Maine lobster served with lemon thyme risotto, asparagus and topped with roasted garlic butter sauce ($35); and Filet Mignon A La Oscar, grilled filet topped with jumbo lump crab meat in a chili-lime hollandaise and served with potatoes au gratin ($44).

Must-try desserts include Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar, peanut butter mousse in a chocolate crust topped with salted caramel ($8), Caribbean Bread Pudding Flan, bananas foster ice cream in a brown butter tuile ($9); Chocolate Fudge Cake, five layers of moist rich chocolate cake, chocolate fudge icing ($10); and Key Lime Baked Alaska, freshly baked key lime, torched meringue and coconut daiquiri ($11).

On Saturday and Sunday, escape to Fort Lauderdale’s most scenic waterfront brunch. For $26 per person, indulge in a brunch buffet that includes breakfast meats, a custom omelet station, pancake, waffle and crepe station with toppings spread, bagels with fresh lox, pastries, assorted salads and mini eggs benedict. Enjoy $20 unlimited mimosas or bloody marry while gazing out over the soothing sight of boats cruising down the Intracoastal. For reservations, please call 954-566-2855.


Conscious Bite Out

Conscious Bite OutThursday, February 4, 7:30pm-10:30pm – The Sacred Space Miami, 100 NE 25th Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Seed Food and Wine in Association with The Sacred Space Miami present Conscious Bite Out. Become part of a group of open-minded people who are passionate about food and who want to share a fun, healthier dining-out experience in Miami. Join every month at The Sacred Space Miami, for a Conscious Bite Out filled with deliciously plant passed food, wine pairings and a good talk.

This months celebrated chefs are Massimiliano Lozzi from Full Bloom on Miami Beach, acclaimed chef and educator Pamela Wasabi, and Diego Tosoni from Love Life Wellness. The evening begins with Veev Organic cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, then we enter the dinning room for a four course wine paired plant based dinner. Because we are aware of how strongly our food choices impact our health and the health of our environment, we strive to use only local and organic ingredients whenever possible. All of dinners are plant based (vegan).Wine pairings by Cherry Tart Wines. Registration is $100 per person.

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KWYP Miami Launch Party

KWYP Miami Launch PartyThursday, February 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm – Piripi Miami, 320 San Lorenzo Ave, Ste 1315, Coral Gables

Join the KWYP Miami Launch Party at Piripi Miami. This is going to be a fabulous event for networking, cocktails and delicious eats! Parking is plentiful and available in the street with pay by phone, or in the adjoining parking garage for $3 per 2 hours. There is also valet service available at a fee. Everyone is welcome, from any company and of all ages! #KWYP #KWYPMiami #KWYPMiamiLaunch


2016 Cuban American Bar Association Gala

2016 Cuban American Bar Association GalaSaturday, February 6, 7pm – Fontainebleau Resort, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The Cuban American Bar Association hosted its 42nd Annual Installation Gala & Foundation Benefit Dinner “A Night in Old Havana – A Return to CABA Glamour” at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The Gala kicked off with a cocktail reception followed by dinner with live music from Miami’s Havana Sol and singer/songwriter EnVee.

The Annual Installation Gala, have enabled CABA to further its mission and also assist the Foundation with its endowment of the “CABA Scholarship Fund,” which in the past several years has raised over two hundred thousand dollars towards its goal of three hundred thousand dollars to be funded by the end of fiscal year 2016. This fund will provide for at large scholarships to be awarded on an annual basis to law students as well as ad hoc grants to other scholars with interests that will promote excellence in the legal profession and legal services community.

“Light Up The Ocean” at the Ocean Resort Residences Conrad

"Light Up The Ocean" at the Ocean Resort Residences ConradThursday, February 4, 6:30pm-9pm – Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

The new Ocean Resort Residences Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach debuted its “Light Up the Ocean” show Feb. 4. This impressive 3D imaging lightshow was projected onto the Conrad.

Guests were invited to view the opening show from the sixth floor pool deck at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler spoke about the growth and booming economy in Fort Lauderdale. “We’re the eight best community in the country to invest your dollars,” said Mayor Seiler, referring to the recent results in Forbes Magazine, the 2016 list of Best Buy Cities. “If you want to invest in real estate, put it right here in Fort Lauderdale,” said Mayor Seiler.

Guests can enjoy the light show viewing through March 31, with shows at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. For more info email lightup@theoceanfortlauderdale.com or call 954-749-7200.

Nikki Beach’s Famous Sunday Brunch

Nikki Beach's Famous Sunday BrunchSunday, January 31, 11am-4pm – Nikki Beach Miami, One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

A South Beach landmark since 1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with their South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers, and iconic white daybeds and teepees recognizable anywhere in the world. Nikki Beach’s Sunday Brunch is long considered one of the best brunches on South Beach, offering a myriad of stations and dishes ranging from savory prime rib and whole roast pork, to live paella stations teaming with fresh seafood, handmade pasta made to order on site, custom omelettes, house pickled vegetables, Nutella waffles, decadent deserts and plus a craft Bloody Mary bar, offering 18 different variations of this vodka-soaked nutritional breakfast and hangover cure. Brunch also includes a dessert station offered by recently open Cafe Nikki.

Chef Frank Ferreiro, originally from Rome, is the Chef behind Nikki Beach’s chic beach-side lunches and opulent Sunday brunches. Chef Frank created a modern makeover of America’s favorite brunch foods “Nikki Beach’s Deconstructed Eggs Benedict Casserole,” featuring Sous Vide style egg, broken biscuit and Chef’s signature Hollandaise sauce, baked in a terra-cotta cazuela dish. Served either Serrano Ham Florentine style or with Salmon, this savory, multi-step casserole is prepared from Su Vide to pan to oven specially for each guests. Included as part of Nikki Beach’s ongoing Sunday Brunch buffet, the Deconstructed Eggs Benedict Casserole is included in the $49.95 per person price. #NikkiBeachMiami @NikkiBeachMiami

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Jackson Health Foundation’s Golden Angels Gala 2016

Jackson Health Foundation's Golden Angels Gala 2016Saturday, January 23, 6pm-11:30pm – SOHO Studios, 2136 NW, 1st Avenue, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Jackson Health Foundation hosted a fun evening of dinning, dancing, and entertainment at their annual Golden Angels Gala, co-chaired by Janice Lipton and Fana Holtz. This years theme, “Something Cool is Happening at Jackson,” immersed in a wonderland of wintry scenes, icebergs, and igloos that depict the cool medical miracles made daily at Jackson.

The Golden Angel Society – Jackson Health Foundations premier giving society – provides the philanthropy that makes the work of Jackson Health Foundation possible. The Golden Angels are committed to Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson Health Systems mission to provide a single, high standard of quality care for the residents of Miami-Dade County.

Supporting a healthy community through partnership with Jackson Health System, Jackson Health Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System. The Foundation seeks support from donors to fund innovations, equipment, technology systems and new construction. #GoldenAngelsGala @JacksonHealth @JHF_Jackson

Grand Opening Party of Gallery by Formato

Grand Opening Party of Gallery by FormatoWednesday, January 20, 7pm-10pm – The Shops at Midtown Miami, 3201 N Miami Avenue, Suite 107, Miami Midtown

For over 35 years Gallery by Formato brand has been designing and manufacturing luxury furniture in Brazil, with 9 different showroom locations around the country. Now Gallery By Formato opens it’s first U.S. location and introduces it’s highly acclaimed design and iconic style of home furnishings. Gallery by Formato was welcomed to the Miami market with a celebration that included art, music, drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres with coverage by Miami Modern Luxury Magazine. It was a great opportunity to network with an affluent audience that consists of local artists, architects, curators, interior designers, and many other industry leading professionals! #GallerybyFormato @ByFormato