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Hotel Beaux Arts, located on the 38th, 39th and 40th floors of the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami, celebrated its conversion into a Marriott International's Autograph Collection Hotel with an intimate open house. Guests enjoyed art curated by Artscape who has partnered with the hotel to offer hotel guests an elevated art experience with works from Julio Le Parc and John Henry. Henry (pictured [center] with guests and a maquette of his work, Cathedral Columbia) was in attendance. Bites and cocktails were provided by Hotel Beaux Arts' signature restaurants, L'Atelier and db Bistro Moderne.
Global music icon Marc Anthony joined Latin Superstars Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom from Gente de Zona to celebrate one of the biggest nights in baseball at the Magnus Media All-Star Bash. The event, held at Seaspice in Miami after the All-Star Game, also gathered some of baseball’s best, including NY Yankees Gary Sanchez and former MLB player Luis Figueroa. Guests enjoyed specialty Johnnie Walker cocktails, including Marc Anthony, who was gifted a personalized bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the most exclusive blend in the portfolio, to commemorate the occasion. Pictured: Felipe Pimiento (COO Magnus); Marc Anthony; and Michael Vega (CEO Magnus).
American singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow, member of the iconic folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, will be featured in upcoming appeals for support of WPBT Public Television. Shown here on the WPBT set with Babette Davidson.
Miami’s Andrew Lue (Sugar, East Hotel) was chosen as the regional winner of the 11th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender Competition presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin. Andrew beat out top mixologists from Miami showcasing the artistry that goes into making an imaginative cocktail. This summer, Andrew and 11 other top mixologists from across North America will head to England – the home of Bombay Sapphire and its Laverstoke Distillery – to vie for the 2017 North American title. The Miami competition was held at Beaker & Gray where Andrew and his “Uncharted Territory” cocktail was named “Most Imaginative” based on appearance, aroma, imagination, and taste.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon announced that Bob Boughner has been named the team's new head coach. Says Tallon, "Bob blew us away with his preparation, his passion, knowledge and dedication to the game. We believe that he is the right leader to get our team back to competing towards our goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”
Miami's top brokers celebrated the grand opening of Biscayne Beach, developed by Two Roads Development and GTIS Partners, in Miami's East Edgewater neighborhood. The 52-story tower redefines how Miamians live and play by bringing the beach to the city with resort-style amenities. Biscayne Beach marks the Miami debut for celebrity designer and former TV star (Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) Thom Filicia as the brainchild behind the project's sophisticated 'beach chic' designs. Guests at the opening were treated to the sounds of DJ YSL and live entertainment by Patrick & The Swayzes while enjoying beach-themed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Pictured Thom Filicia, Alicia Cercera Lamadrid and Rob Vahradian.
Local youth had the opportunity to play with big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series recently. The free clinic featured former MLB players who taught baseball skills, drills and life lessons. Players attending included Florida Marlins teammates and 1997 World Series champions Antonio Alfonseca and Alex Arias, along with Hector Almonte, Bill Hurst, Terry McGriff, Rusty Meachum and Brad Pennington. These seven players combine for 44 seasons, 1,842 games, 62 wins and 142 saves in Major League Baseball.
Property’s developers, Terra and The Related Group, provided guests a glimpse into Park Grove’s art-filled lifestyle by hosting a discussion and book signing with Michele Oka Doner. Guests enjoyed cocktails and light bites by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, who will have a restaurant at the completed property. Michele and journalist Alastair Gordon then led a discussion that delved into the artist's creative process and her passion for literature and discovering art in everyday life. Pictured: Alastair Gordon, Michele Oka Doner and Ilona Oppenheim of TRA Publishing.
BACARDÍ and Major Lazer kicked-off summer with a private Sound of Rum experience on the shores of BACARDÍ Bay. BACARDÍ harnessed its Caribbean roots and brought together a diverse mix of reggae, dancehall, soca, hip-hop and electronic music alongside four island-inspired pop-up restaurants from across the globe. Serving up authentic island fare, rum cocktails and new music, the event culminated with a live sound system performance by Major Lazer as they premiered their latest summer tracks and debuted their Limited Edition Rum.
In honor of Paramahamsa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi," a public talk was held at Florida International University's Graham Center. Seven hundred enthusiasts enjoyed the talk, themed Yoga, Health and Well-Being – A Dialog for Uniting Body, Mind and Spirit. Prominent spiritual and health leaders Yogashree N. V. Raghuram (Founder of Yoga Bharati), Dr. Akhilesh Sharma (Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine), and Paramahamsa Prajnanananda (world-revered master of Kriya Yoga) came from India and talked about holistic approaches to well-being through meditation, hatha yoga, ayurvedic medicine and diet. The speakers were erudite and shared in profound ideas and life experiences. Pictured: Dr. Akhilesh Sharma, Roy Eugene Davis, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda and Sri N.V. Raghuram.
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