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The Edit, Edition 4

A snapshot of the city's social scene


Best Buddies, Flo Rida are Parisian Magic

Flo Rida performs to support Best Buddies Flo Rida performs to support Best Buddies
Nearly 700 people attended the 22nd Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala including organization founder Anthony K. Shriver, philanthropist Carol Iacovelli, real estate royals Barbara and Jose Hevia as well as Lydia and Rudy Touzet, model Olivia Culpo, former Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and WSVNs sports anchor Donnovan Campbell. Named for the magic of Paris, the gala was titled Le Cirque de la Nuit and included a performance by multi-platinum Hip-Hop artist Flo Rida. It followed a 100K, six-star cycling event held in the morning and raised $2.8 million in total donations for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Musical Magnates Perform Great Act of Kindness

Emilio and Gloria Estefan held the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day "Feed a Friend" event in the Miami Design District's Jungle Plaza. There, the Estefan Kitchen owners and musical magnates performed one of their greatest acts of kindness: serving up heaping plates of hot turkey along with the traditional trimmings not to mention some Cuban classics -- to families in need of assistance from organizations including Amigos for Kids, Chapman Partnership, and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Local luminaries Belkys Nerey, Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Christy Martin and Kristi Krueger came to support the cause while nationally recognized corporations such as Jet Blue, Seminole Hard Rock and Casino and Badia Spices provided sponsorships.

Light Up the Season

Patti and Allan Herbert
This Sunday, get into the spirit of the season with Frost School of Music's, Winter Wonderful. The school's annual holiday fete is held in candlelight with a Hanukkah celebration, cocktail reception, three-course dinner and performances by several of Frost School's world-class vocal and instrumental ensembles. Enjoy music by the Frost Choral Union, the Frost Holiday Orchestra, Frost Herald Trumpets, Stamps Brass Quintet, Frost Winter Jazz Combo, Women's Chorale and Symphonic Choir. Also, philanthropists Patti and Allan Herbert will be presented with the Frost Legacy Award.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
www.WinterWonderful.com

Single Malt Sipping

Next week, the Whisky Extravaganza returns to the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. Curated by nationally acclaimed mixologist Gary Crunkleton, the tasting features brands including Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glenfiddich and Brown Forman. There are also culinary pairings, whisky cocktails, and "wisdom" stations where guests and enhance their knowledge of this amber-bodied spirit. Alongside the sipping sensations will be a thoughtfully curated stationed dinner and afterward to nightcap the evening -- a complimentary cigar.

Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Thursday
Tickets start at $135 per person

Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com's editor-in-chief. A journalist covering money, people and power, Graff contributes to magazines including Maxim, Glamour and Harper's Bazaar. Once a correspondent for Reuters, her nationally syndicated column ran first in the Miami Herald and then in newspapers across the country including the Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star and The State. A former U.S. government economist, Graff's book "Not Buying It: Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids" was featured in outlets such as USA Today, US News & World Report, The Today Show, BravoTV.com, and Forbes.com. Graff, a regular on Washington DC's most popular morning show, GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON, is a frequent guest major network television affiliates across the country including CBS, NBC, CW, and ABC.

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