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65th Annual Beaux Arts Ball

65th Annual Beaux Arts BallSaturday, November 18, 7pm-11pm – Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave, Coconut Grove

Beaux Arts will celebrate its 65th annual ball with “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Miami’s longest running costume ball will be held at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove where guests will go under the big top for a fun and philanthropic night benefitting Beaux Arts educational programs. Guests will be immersed in a thrilling world of lion tamers, acrobats, and clowns. The vintage theme circus ball will feature an open bar sponsored by Bacardi, a luxurious auction, live entertainment, and surprise guests you won’t want to miss. The event is chaired by Cia Mackle, Gigi Citarella Polit, and Amanda Thompson. The gala will pay tribute to the 65 past presidents of the organization, while celebrating Beaux Arts rich 65 year history of arts education to school children across South Florida. Beaux Arts would like to thank its sponsors: Mercedes- Benz Coral Gables and Cutler Bay, Northern Trust, Bales and Bales, DataNet, and Javier Polit Foundation. A single ticket to the gala is $350. Attire is semi-formal or circus themed-costume. #beauxartsmiami @BAMiami


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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade 11th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade 11th Annual “Wild About Kids” GalaSaturday, November 11, 6:30pm-12am – JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosted its 11th annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The theme of this year’s event was “The Great Gatsby,” produced by by WOW Factor. The event kicked off with a cocktail reception, silent auction and fashion showcase of evening and formal wear courtesy of Bloomingdale’s at The Falls, followed by dinner, program, dancing, live entertainment by the band “The Culture” from Hammocks Entertainment, and special live performance by Latin pop duo SanLuis. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites had a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

This year’s “Wild About Kids” Gala chairs were Juan José Delgado and Jorge Luis López, with Olga Guilarte as the special event chair. During the festivities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade  honor the late Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., developer of Harvey, a cardiopulmonary patient simulator used at nearly 700 medical centers around the world; and his widow Mrs. Lynda Gordon, with the Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award.

The gala proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream.


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Junior League JULE – 80th Anniversary Celebration

Junior League JULE - 80th Anniversary CelebrationThursday, November 9, 7pm-10pm – Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale hosted its first annual Junior League JULE at the beautiful Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event was an 80th Anniversary Celebration to recognize the longevity and impact of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale and its remarkable history of community service and legacy organizations. The Junior League JULE is a fundraiser for members, donors, and other supporters. All proceeds will support the organization’s initiatives, which include human trafficking awareness and childhood fitness and nutrition. The evening featured a silent auction with items from both near and far, as well as an exclusive Kendra Scott jewelry pull, and special appearance by Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler. All guest also recived a special copy of the Junior League Cookbook, Paradise Served.


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OMEGA Aqua Terra Collection Miami Launch with Alessandra Ambrosio

OMEGA Aqua Terra Collection Miami Launch with Alessandra AmbrossioTuesday, November 7, 6:30pm – Private Residence, 428 S. Hibiscus Drive, Miami Beach

OMEGA and special guest Alessandra Ambrosio hosted a private cocktail reception in a private villa on Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach celebrating the launch of the Swiss watchmaker’s refined new Aqua Terra Collection. With stunning views of the Miami skyline and OMEGA’s beautiful new Seamaster collection on display, guests and media were treated to visual feasts along with their cocktails at OMEGA’s special celebration of Aqua Terra. 

The new collection of Aqua Terra timepieces for men and women embrace the spirit of adventure and pay tribute to the brand’s rich maritime legacy, and the ocean played a major role in OMEGA’s new advertising campaign for Aqua Terra, which features Alessandra Ambrosio enjoying an idyllic summer’s day on board an elegant yacht in the Med. Updated both inside and out, OMEGA has transformed the design of each new Aqua Terra timepiece with an added edge of style and a refreshing new look.

The Ladies’ collection features a new symmetrical case design, to achieve a seamless integration with the feminine-styled bracelet; and a range of different dials, including mother-of-pearl, glossy or shimmer effect. Notable changes to the Gent’s collection include a teak pattern on the dial, which now runs horizontally as opposed to vertically, refined aesthetics and symmetrical case. All timepieces in the Gents’ collection are certified Master Chronometers, tested at the industry’s highest level.


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23rd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

23rd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish BallSaturday, November 4, 7pm-2am – InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

The InterContinental® Miami and Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida hosted the 23rd annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball, featuring a special performance by four time Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum-selling artist Lenny Kravitz, presented by the Finker-Frenkel Legacy Foundation. Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time and selling over 40 million albums worldwide, Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career.

The theme of this year’s ball is Mystical Music Box inspired by enchantment, fantasy and art. The evening started with a lavish cocktail reception where guests enjoyed  specialty cocktails and gourmet food stations while bidding at the Ball’s silent auction. The evening continued with dinner and dancing, followed by Gabrielle Anwar returning for the seventh consecutive year as celebrity emcee. 

The 10th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub after-party presented by E11EVEN MIAMI, Downtown Miami’s 24/7 ultra-club was held immediately following the Ball at the InterContinental® Miami featuring a special DJ Performance by Snoop Dogg, performances by E11EVEN THEATR11CS, and a runway fashion show presented by Brickell City Centre’s Saks Fifth Avenue.

8th Annual LUCKYRICE Feast

8th Annual LUCKYRICE FeastFriday, November 3, 7pm-10pm – Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collina Ave, Miami Beach

The LUCKYRICE Feast was back to Miami to help raise money for Hurricane Irma relief efforts through a massive culinary showcase at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. With the help of more than 20 of the Miami’s hottest Asian and Asian-inspired restaurants and bars, LUCKYRICE donated the night’s proceeds to their charitable partner, Feeding South Florida, and the presenting sponsor, Suntory Whisky, will match all proceeds in an additional donation.

Essential to each LUCKYRICE Feast across the country is the culinary fabric of the host city. In the spirit of Miami, the menu will feature classic Asian favorites like a rich Japanese curry alongside innovative fusions with a Latin twist including a Chinese pork belly atop a tostone. Guests also stayed hydrated with Suntory Toki highballs, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, and Asahi Beer while they made their way around the night’s jam-packed, walk-around tasting menu.


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Rojas Ford Fine Art Gallery Grand Opening

Grand Opening Rojas Ford Fine Art GalleryFriday, November 17, 6pm-9pm – Rojas Ford Fine Art, 3138 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

Rojas-Ford’s first exhibit for November/December will showcase Guatemalan master Elmar Rojas. It will include paintings, pastels, and several portfolios of piezographs (serigraphs hand embellished with gold or silver pigments and varnishes). Rojas-Ford is the first Latin American gallery to specialize in Mexican and Central American Modern and Contemporary art in addition to many Latin American Masters. Works by renowned artists Francisco Zúñiga, Carlos Merida, Francisco Toledo, Rufino Tamayo, Jose Luis Cuevas, and Armando Morales will be featured. The gallery is also representing, among others, Jorge Marín, Elmar Rojas, Benjamin Cañas, Rafa Fernandez, Alejandro Aróstegui, Denis Nuñez, Nahum Flores, and Marcia Salas. Enjoy Bocas and Cocktails.


Market at The Yard Grand Opening

Market at The Yard Grand OpeningNovember 16 – 19, 5pm-9pm – The Wynwood Yard, 56 Northwest 29th Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District

The Market at The Yard will have its grand opening! With live music, happy hour specials, special activations, and all the artisan vendors you could ask for, you don’t want to miss out on the party! The Wynwood Yard serves as a community hub of food and culture in Miami. And as such, it also serves as a home for local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Enter: The Support Local Market at The Yard. A weekly market (Thursday-Sunday) hosting a variety of rotating vendors providing, artisanal, handmade, and local goods. Enjoy a Support Local Mixer in conjunction with the launch. Sip drinks at The Bar at The Yard during a special Happy Hour (4-8PM) as you peruse the brand new market. Starting at 7PM, vibe to music by OIGO and ITAWE (of Locos Por Juana). #SupportLocalFL #WynwoodYard @supportlocalfl @wynwoodyard


Forte dei Marmi’s Season Kickoff with Chef Antonio Mellino

Forte dei Marmi's Season Kickoff with Chef Antonio MellinoThursday, November 16, 8pm-11pm – Forte dei Marmi, 150 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Forte dei Marmi & Cultured Magazine celebrated the return of 2 Michelin Star Chef Antonio Mellino and the debut of the new Mediterranean Raw Bar. Forte dei Marmi freshly procures and skillfully prepares the highest quality local organic produce, farm-raised prime meats, and wild-caught seafood and fish. With two Michelin stars under his belt, chef Antonio Mellino and his son Raffaele bring together the sophisticated simplicity of Italian fine dining with slow food culture. To that end, the wine and cocktail program will focus on organic and bio-dynamic offerings. Located on the southern tip of Miami Beach, the 1938 Mediterranean-revival building has been meticulously renovated by local architect Chad Oppenheim. 


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MODE Grand Opening and livMODE Launch Party

MODE Grand Opening and livMODE Launch PartyThursday, November 16, 6:30pm-9:30pm – MODE, 1164 E Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park

Join to meet MODE team and see what they have to offer in the latest facial procedures, aesthetics, laser therapies, IV / Injection Nutrition and overall health and wellness. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to win MODE services.


Launch of House Rules – Game Night at Casa Faena

Launch of House Rules - Game Night at Casa FaenaThursday, November 16, 6pm-9pm – Casa Faena, 3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Join for the launch of House Rules – Game Night at Casa Faena! Gather ’round for a night of classic games and specialty craft cocktails at Casa Faena’s House Rules. Snack on delectable small bites like Beef Empanadas and Tostones and enjoy innovative Ketel One cocktails from Casa Faena’s Head Mixologist Erik Tirums as you take a trip down memory lane with activities and board games like Twister, Jenga and Monopoly. Throughout the evening, guests will also be entered in a raffle to win a selection of exciting prizes, including complimentary Ketel One cocktails, brunch tabs at Casa Faena’s (Not Your) Basic Beach Brunch, and a one-night stay at the historic beachside hotel. Happening every month in Casa Faena’s idyllic Atrium, this laid-back game night welcomes single players and groups alike and offers a rotating menu of interactive activities perfect for guests of all ages. Event is free & open to the public. For more information, call 305-604-8485, ext. 509.

JW Marriott Marquis and Olympian Monica Puig Aid Puerto Rico Relief

JW Marriott Marquis and Olympian Monica Puig Aid Puerto Rico ReliefThursday, November 16, 6pm-9pm – JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 19th Floor, Miami

MDM Hotel Group, owners of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, JW Marriott Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, has re-purposed its annual client appreciation event, this year called A Night in the Caribbean, by donating a portion of the budget allocated for the acclaimed event, as well as creating mechanisms for invitees and MDM employees to donate to Puerto Rico relief. The effort will further efforts to collect badly-needed resources for the struggling island. Olympic gold medalist and professional tennis player Monica Puig joins the senior executive team of MDM Hotel Group at the event.

Tour de France Champion Chris Froome and Best Buddies Celebrate Hublot Bal Harbour Reopening

Tour de France Champion Chris Froome and Best Buddies Celebrate Hublot Bal Harbour Reopening Thursday, November 16, 5pm-9pm – Hublot Boutique at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour

Hublot hosted the reopening of the Hublot Boutique in Bal Harbour, with Tour de France champion Chris Froome as Best Buddies’ newest global ambassador. Chris Froome is undoubtedly the most successful stage-racer in modern cycling. Froome’s legendary cycling career includes winning the Tour de France four times and overall titles at Vuelta a España, and Critérium du Dauphiné. In September 2017, Froome became the third cyclist in history to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España in the same season.

Best Buddies International, a global nonprofit that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is thrilled to announce that four-time Tour de France Champion Chris Froome will join professional cyclists George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde to lead the Best Buddies Challenge: Miami on Friday, November 17.


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Meraki’s 1st Year Anniversary Party

Meraki's 1st Year Anniversary PartyWednesday, November 15, 7pm-9pm – Meraki Greek Bistro, 142 SE 1st Ave, Downtown Miami

Meraki Greek Bistro co-owners Alex Karavias and executive chef Giannis Kotsos hosted a party to celebrate the one-year anniversary milestone, and a sneak peek, never-before-seen unveil of the ‘upstairs’ lounge. The Greek style party featured, music, drinks and delicious dishes from the best Greek gastronomy. Meraki has left a culinary mark on the Downtown Miami community with its beautiful exterior and interior design, fantastic array of authentic Greek recipes, and spectacular hospitality. The dazzling hidden gem transports guests to Greece with its “taverna style” outdoor patio and ultimate Hellenic dining experience. #MerakiMiami @MerakiGreekBistro


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Sabal Development Unveils Newest Residence

Sabal Development Unveils Newest ResidenceTuesday, November 14, 6pm-9pm –  Private Residence, 7311 Belle Meade Island Dr, Miami

Pascal Nicolai of Sabal Development hosted a private event to unveil Sabal Development’s newest creation. Designed by TOGU Architecture, the L-shaped residence is situated in Miami’s charming Belle Meade neighborhood and is listed on the market for $8.1 million. Guests strolled the stunning residence while enjoying champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided by Healthy Gourmet Miami.

The 7,171-square-foot home sits right on the water with amazing views extending over Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. Interior features soaring 20 ft. ceilings in the vestibule with an open view from the second floor. The home features seven bedrooms, a den and 6 ½ bathrooms and is equipped with Savant Smart Home controls to facilitate daily life and top of the line finishes. Sabal Development’s creations are known for peacefully coexisting and complementing their settings as opposed to distracting or competing with its surroundings. Their projects introduce a new level of European splendor and innovation to South Florida.


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Preview of the Coastal Oceanfront Eatery at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

Preview of the Coastal Oceanfront Eatery at The Atlantic Hotel & SpaMonday, November 13, 7pm-9pm – Coastal at Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa presents its new restaurant concept, Coastal Restaurant, soon to be Fort Lauderdale’s hottest new dining destination, featuring Italian-inspired American coastal cuisine. Starters options include Crab Arancini in Puttanesca Sauce, Swordfish Meatballs, or Signature Meatballs with San Marzano Sauce and Ricotta Cheese. Not-to-miss entrees include Lobster Milanese (arugula, Parmesan cheese, tomato, shaved onion); Seafood Cioppino (clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, calamari, atop spaghetti); Rigatoni Bolognese (beef, veal, pork sauce, ricotta cheese); or Veal Marsala. The wine, beer and cocktail menu provides a wide range of choices for the most discerning tastes. Led by Executive Chef Rocco Honig, the relaxed yet stylish dining venue serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Coastal Restaurant will officially open its door on Thursday, November 16th, 2017.


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