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Founder/Owner of Caffe Abbracci, Nino Pernetti, was bestowed the title of Cavaliere or Knight, as it translates to English, by the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella. Consul General of Italy Gloria Maria Bellelli, presented Pernetti with a certificate and special lapel pin before an audience of friends and dignitaries, at the residence of the Consul General of Italy. The honor is the first of six classes under the The Order of the Star of Italy which is granted to expatriates and foreign nationals who engage in the preservation and promotion of national prestige abroad, promoting friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy. To commemorate the day, Mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairman Jean Monestime and the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed December 14, 2016, “Nino Pernetti Day.”
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) partnered with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt to organize a historic event – Now Be Here #3 – a gathering and photograph of South Florida female and female identifying contemporary artists. 305 artists participated in this community gathering, which comes at a time when issues of gender equality and identity are at the forefront of cultural discourse in the United States. Schoenstadt launched the series in Los Angeles and continued in New York City. The event hosted by PAMM, in partnership with Girls’ Club, marks the third iteration of this project.
Republica, one of America's leading and fastest-growing independent advertising and communications agencies, commemorated its 10th anniversary with a celebration themed “A Show of #Gratitude,” highlighting the agency’s 10-year journey, and paying tribute to its blue-chip clients and talented team members. The agency was founded on November 13, 2006 by former Univision executive, Jorge A. Plasencia, and former Cosmyk agency principal, Luis Casamayor. Pictured: Don Francisco toasting in the background; Luis & Francie Casamayor with their sons Damian and Lucas, Jorge Plascencia and Jose Diaz-Balart.
Pipeline Lauderdale hosted an array of Fort Lauderdale’s political, business and community leaders at a festive grand opening reception and ribbon cutting. Guests joined <Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Commissioner Romney Rogers and Pipeline Co-Founders Philippe Houdard and Todd Oretsky for live music, cocktails, networking and tours of the nautical-themed shared workspace. Pipeline Lauderdale, the company's fourth facility, is located in One Financial Plaza at 100 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Pictured: Philippe Houdard, Todd Oretsky, Sheila Oretsky, Diana Jimenez, Jack-Seiler, Romney Rogers.
Women with a passion for philanthropy and shopping for a cause kicked off the 2016-2017 Social Season at Jimmy Choo Merrick Park and celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Red Cross Ball and 100 years of the Red Cross in South Florida. Pictured: Back row: Swanee DiMare, Gloria Danovitz, Elena Luca, Emily Borababy, Kate Eaton. Front row: Julia Bianchi, Marile Lopez, Dr. Anique Bryan, and Victoria Villalba.
Raw Republic, Miami’s original “micro juicery” offering cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and vegan foods, celebrated the grand opening of its North Miami Beach store. The public was invited to attend this open house where delicious menu items were sampled. An official ribbon cutting ceremony was led by North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo along with other elected officials and community leaders. Pictured: Raw Republic team member Jessica Nasser, North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo, Raw Republic team member Paloma Feldman, Raw Republic Co-founder Jesse Gimelstein and North Miami Beach councilwomen Phyllis Smith, Barbara Kramer, and Marlen Martell
Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale hosted an intimate meet and greet with author Susana Martinez Vidal of the best-selling book, Frida Kahlo: Fashion As The Art Of Being. Guests were joined by Elysze Held, celebrity stylist and local fashion guru, for an engaging conversation on Frida Kahlo and her timeless sense of style. translated into today’s latest trends. Pictured: Susana Martinez Vidal and Elysze Held.
Fashion and beauty expert Giuliana Rancic, co-star of E!'s popular Fashion Police team, hosted Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row at Macy's Aventura. The in-store celebration offered guests the chance to experience fashion week viewing runway looks from I.N.C. International Concepts, Kenneth Cole, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Tallia, Tommy Hilfiger, and William Rast. In addition, the world-exclusive debut of Betsey Johnson xox Trolls, a special collection inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film Trolls, were featured.
South Florida philanthropist Al Malnik (pictured with Larry King) was honored at the star-studded Friars Foundation Gala in New York City. The recipient of the Friars Club Icon Award for Philanthropy, Malnik is a Lifetime Benefactor of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.
Artist Michele Oka Doner hosted an exclusive cocktail event at Park Grove where she unveiled the twelve drawings the luxury residence recently acquired for its private art collection. The evening showcased how the property is intertwining art, community, and nature to create a luxurious and unique living experience in the historic Coconut Grove neighborhood. Guests had the opportunity to see Oka Doner’s drawings for the property as well as receive a signed copy of her latest book, Into The Mysterium. The artist also shared her inspiration as an artist and her unique vision for the property.
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