Manny Hernandez was super busy this week. Miami’s social photographer covered everything from museum openings to heavy hitting galas. This week, Manny photographed the opening of MsCheezious in the Mimo District; Glamour Beauty awards at the Peacock Garden Café in Coconut Grove; Cleveland Orchestra Miami Advisory Board cocktail reception; Victoria's Secret’s Martha Hunt at CNN Miami on Brickell; the James Bond themed Be A Kid Again Gala at the Miami Children's Museum; Miami Jewish Health Systems 75th anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala; opening of Quality Meats at the old Bancroft Building on Miami Beach benefiting at MIR Foundation; and the opening of the Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modern Art exhibit at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
Pictured: Gavin & Gina Beekman at the James Bond themed Be A Kid Again Gala at the Miami Children's 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 with Elysze Held: Trends of the Season
Beginning with the Young Arts Foundation Backyard Ball to Fairchild Garden's Splendor in the Garden to "Unlock the Chloé Universe" Chloe Boutique Opening Event at Bal Harbour Shops to Louis Vuitton Art of the Party to the intimate luncheon at Saks Bal Harbour with Etro's Spring 2015 Runway Presentation, Stylist Elysze Held tracks the chic-est looks trending amongst the social set in South Florida this month.
Pictured: Tiffany Kwong , with the "IT" Bag of the Season, Chloe's The Drew,and Pamela Kaplan both in Chloe classic silhouettes at the "Unlock the Chloé Universe" Chloe Boutique Opening Event at Bal Harbour Shops
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