This week, SOCIAL Manny by Manny Hernandez features A Night at the Museum at the Bass Museum; 2015 Battioke at the Fillmore Miami Beach; Cafecito 305 at Ball and Chain in Little Havana; Heart and Stars Gala on Star Island; Women's Fund Power of the Purse luncheon at the Hilton Downtown Miami; Hublot Black Tie on Ocean Drive gala; Miami International Film Festival after party for movie 'They Are All Dead'; Chairman's Circle Dinner at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; Hello Yello Redbull party in Wynwood; Women of Tomorrow Gala at Mandarin Oriental.
Pictured: Carlos Betancourt and Candela Ferro at A Night at the Museum at the Bass Museum
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Ornare Presents: Design Talk - Forato Design Group
Carlos Forato of the Forato Design Group is a Brazilian born interior designer and contractor working out of Miami.
Forato began his career strictly on the interior design front, but soon learned that he would difficulty finding quality general contractors to execute his jobs. Consequently, he became a GC so that he could have complete control.
Forato Design Group specializes in turnkey condo units. Many of his clients are Brazilian and they usually hire Forato to put their Miami residence together while they are away. His client’s Miami residences are normally not their primary residence.
He works with 3-D rendering and photos to communicate with clients via email and enjoys their reaction when they arrive to see their finished product.
Social Styles: Glamour and Fabulousity
Miami has always seemed to uphold a glamorous aesthetic that has defined much of our international appeal. The Miami social season is in full swing and continues to maintain a distinct allure of “fabulousity”. And, on the Social Scene, the fabulously dressed are again captured by Stylist Elysze Held. Here in her latest “Who Wore What to Where” column, Elysze was on hand at many an occasion, from the glitz and glam of The Night at the (Bass) Museum; The Women of Tomorrow Gala; MTC’s Opening Night of the Seven Year Itch’; Fashion for Breakfast with Vhernier Jewels; The Twelve Good Men Luncheon by Ronald McDonald House; India Hicks Presentation at the Grand Bay in Key Biscayne; The premiere of “IRIS” at the Miami Film Festival(with a cameo by Elysze Held in the film) and THE Baby Shower of the year, for Amy Rosenberg at the Jewel Box!
Pictured: Vanessa Grout in Alaia dress, Catherine Maladrino studded crème leather jacket at the Women of Tomorrow Gala
2014/2015 Gala Guide
SocialMiami is proud to present its eighth annual Gala Guide. This organic piece begins with promotion of each of the following galas, and once the event occurs, the pre-event promotion is replaced with post-event coverage. As always, the compilation of these signature events is an exciting undertaking, and SocialMiami is there throughout the season promoting, documenting and supporting.
Pictured: Christy and David Martin, chairs of the 2015 American Cancer Society Annual Gala.
The Gala Guide is presented by Park Grove.
YoungArts - Outside the Box
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) launched Outside the Box, a new series featuring free performances by YoungArts alumni supported by ArtPlace America. The multisensory extravaganza took place on the YoungArts Plaza, located outside of the Jewel Box on the organization's Miami campus.
Pictured: Jill Braufman and Susan Bram
2014/15 Social Season Preview
SocialMiami's Social Season Preview will give you a quick overview of what to expect during the 2014-2015 season. Non-profits can also use the Preview as a tool to help plan their important events during the year.
Pictured: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardenís annual Gala in the Garden
Ornare Presents: Design Talk
We sit down with some of Miami's top interior designers and architects to talk shop in this ongoing video series, hosted by luxury closet and kitchen manufacturer Ornare, located in the Miami Design District.
Pictured: Jessica Garcell and Javier Soto of Soto Design