The Edit, Episode 13


Editor Brett Graff at the Make-a-Wish Garden Party hosted by Nancy and Al Malnik Editor Brett Graff at the Make-a-Wish Garden Party hosted by Nancy and Al Malnik
Linda Levy Goldberg and Laura Buccellati at the Make-a-Wish Garden party hosted by Nancy and Al Malnik Linda Levy Goldberg and Laura Buccellati at the Make-a-Wish Garden party hosted by Nancy and Al Malnik

Make-a-Wish Kick Off

Al and Nancy Malnik held a garden party at their Ocean Ridge estate to support the 25th Annual Intercontinental Make-a-Wish Ball next November. The annual event traditionally serves as the first in preparation for the highly anticipated ball and welcomes a well-heeled group of supporters who this year included Danielle Gonzalez and Todd Edwards Rubenstein, Linda Levy Goldberg, Shareef Malnik, Fabian Basabe Sr. and Maryann Basabe, Fabian Basabe, Timolin Cole, Laura Buccellati, Christina Termine, Tara Solomon, Nick D’Annunzio and Libia Scheller. In addition to the fully-stocked bar, Syltbar filled glasses of sparkling rosé and Prosecco as guests toured the grounds, admired the massive and museum-caliber art collection and nibbled on caviar, lamb chops and tuna tartare.

The Fast Collection of Aged

Former race car driver Kevin Buckler -- who’s today CEO of Adobe Road Winery and The Racers Group -- introduced his new line of wines inspired by a lifetime on the track. After iconic wins at races in Le Mans and Daytona, Buckler at the Fontainebleau Hotel introduced four wines that comprise his wine brand, The Racing Series. To compliment the sipping sequence, Prestige Imports brought on site a collection of rare and exotic vehicles by Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Porsche. Taking it all in were guests that included Angela Birdman, David Rosen, Mariann Marinberg and Deborah Spiegelman. (photos by Brian Cleary). Continued.....
Mariann Marinberg of Prestige Motors with The Racing Series wine collection and some serious luxury cars Mariann Marinberg of Prestige Motors with The Racing Series wine collection and some serious luxury cars


Dogs, Cats and Books

Broadway performer, celebrated entertainer and Sunny Isles resident Bobbi Dick hosted a book signing for “1 + 9,” a children’s book the author says is aimed at grownups for its story of how one dog and nine cats create a family unit. Held at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Tara Gilani emceed the event that included a reception with Veuve Cliquot Champagne and hor d’oeuvres by chef Allen Susser. “I want children and adults to celebrate and be thankful for the unconditional love that dogs and cats bestow upon humans,” says Dick, who is donating proceeds from the book to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. (Photo by WorldRedEye) Continued.....
Mitchell Kaplan Lee Brian Schrager Bobbi Dick Mel Dick  Allen Susser Mitchell Kaplan, Lee Brian Schrager, Bobbi Dick, Mel Dick, and Allen Susser


The Brunch to Benefit Kids

Over 400 people attended Joe’s Stone Crab for the 8th Annual Claws for Kids fundraising brunch benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Presented by the Carmen Rebozo Foundation guests included Lisa and Victor Mendelson and their daughter Lindsay Mendelson, Judy Kramer, Olga Guilarte, Vanessa Bertran, Willie Ho, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Raúl Rodríguez Jácome and Mark Walker, MD. The event raised over $150,000 and had guests enjoying world-famous stone crabs while listening to Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger. Continued....
Peter Bermont, Alina Hudak, Judy Kramer, Lisa & Lindsey Mendelson At Joe's Stone Crab Peter Bermont, Alina Hudak, Judy Kramer, Lisa & Lindsey Mendelson At Joe's Stone Crab


The Salty Donut - Sweet Collaboration of Miami Flavors

Sweet Collaboration of Miami Flavors

In an unlikely alliance that on second thought fits perfectly, Havana Club Rum is collaborating this month with The Salty Donut to create the Rum Cake Croughnut. It’s a limited-edition item available exclusively at the South Miami location and lasting just 10 days beginning Friday May 24th. This creation contains a layered brioche croughnut with Crème de Vie filling, infused with a HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico rum reduction. Rolled in cinnamon sugar, topped with gold flakes and homemade rum cake crumble, the Rum Cake Croughnut is inspired by traditional Caribbean rum cakes; the quintessential rum-infused sweet treat. If you’re over 21, you get a “surprise” treat with purchase.

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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