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Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce honored 6 Pillars of the Business Community at its 95th Annual “Magical Affair” Gala with over 900 guests in attendance at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The Gala, presented by City National Bank, was co-hosted by Chamber Chairman of Board, Wayne Pathman and NBC 6’s Kelly Blanco. Pictured: Wayne Pathman, Eric Pfeil (Breakthru Beverage), Bob Goodman (Art Basel), Tibor Hollo (Florida East Coast Realty), Commissioner Joy Malakoff (City of Miami Beach), Tara Solomon (Tara, Ink.), Scott Hersh (Breakthru Beverage), Howard Lorber (Douglas Elliman), Jessica Fuentes (Gala Chair). Eddie Dominguez (City National Bank) and Jerry Libbin (Chamber President).
Havanawood Fest is a celebration of all that is Cuban with the eclectic sounds of homegrown Miami musicians, a variety of drinks crafted by the top Mixologist in town, an array of eats from Miami’s best gourmet food trucks, and an art “bodega” where visual and emerging artists showcase their talents in an interactive, organic art experience. All that and dominoes and cigars too!
"Once Upon a Night" was the theme for Bagatelle's two-year anniversary party, complete with story book facade entrance, an oversized teacup that spouted bubbles and cupcake carousels. guests were treated to endless champagne parades, tracks spun by resident DJ Vincent Daubas, live music performances by Keba, and a curated menu of French-Mediterranean favorites from Chef Mattheiu Godard.
The Related Group’s Jorge Perez was honored at the 17th Annual Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Tribute event. The gathering took place at the picturesque Riverside Hotel and celebrated Related’s commitment to building better cities. Pictured: Walter Duke, Patrick Campbell, Jorge Perez, Matt Allen and City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler.
Two notable equine charities, Give a Buck for Special Equestrians and The Rider’s Closet, benefited during the $380,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival Gala. Hosted by elite equestrians Georgina Bloomberg and Jimmy Torano, the evening featured a thrilling evening of Grand Prix Show Jumping, a silent auction with vacation packages from around the world, music and entertainment. Pictured:
Scott Durkin, Don Langdon, Gus Rubio, Victoria Rubio, Jay Phillip Parker, Damary Rubio, Dottie Herman, Camille Branca, and David Creps.
Internationally renowned singer-songwriter, Juanes, hosted a private waterfront preview of his first visual album, ‘Mis Planes Son Amarte,’ at the Pérez Art Museum Miami as a formal kick-off to Hispanicize, the largest annual gathering of Latino trendsetters, journalists, entertainers, creatives and techies in the US. Hispanicize was sponsored in part by Miami-based The Related Group, which is owned and led by philanthropist Jorge M. Pérez.
Susan D. Kronick was presented with the 2017 South Florida Woman of Vision Award. Held at the New World Center on Miami Beach and co-chaired by Arnstein & Lehr partners Mary Hoelle and Susan Trench, the South Florida Woman of Vision Award Luncheon annually recognizes a groundbreaking inspirational woman who has made a difference in the South Florida community as a whole. Kronick, the present Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miami City Ballet, was formerly Vice Chairman of Macy's, Inc., responsible for overseeing 850 stores. She serves on several corporate boards, is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and has been involved in numerous philanthropic and charitable causes. Pictured: Susan Kronick with Susan Trench.
Fisher Island Club proudly unveiled Court 17’s new name – the Gardnar Mulloy Court – in honor of the late tennis champion who passed away in November. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine was on hand with a proclamation naming Gardnar Mulloy Day as the Club's Tennis Director Scott Moore unveiled the plaque courtside. Festivities continued with remarks by famed tennis coach Nick Bolletieri, Mulloy's friend, and a pro men's doubles match featuring the club's staff. Mulloy, who played from the age of 9 till in his 90s, was champion of more than 125 national tournaments. Pictured: Mayor Levine, Bernard Lackner and Nick Bollettierri.
Haute Living held a posh dinner party with Armand de Brignac champagne at Miami hotspot Nobu, located at the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. The fête served as a dual celebration - to honor winemaker, Emilien Boutillat‘s, visit to Miami - and to celebrate Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani's birthday. Guests were treated to an evening of fine cuisine and exquisite wine pairings. beginning with cocktails as guests mixed and mingled, sipping Armand de Brignac Brut Gold. Dinner was a culinary journey - tasty Toro Jalapeño with sides of Edamame and Crispy Orka, followed by a rich Seabass Honey Truffle, which paired delightfully with the brand’s Armand de Brignac Rosé. And more - Shiitake Parmesan Rice with Lotus and Truffles and flambéed Wagyu, plus, an outrageous sushi platter. Birthday cake and Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blanc champagne finished off a sensational night. Pictured: Emilio Estefan; photo by Romain Maurice.
Hailed as one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tarell Alvin McCraney, a 1999 graduate of the New World School of the Arts High School Theater program, was radiant as he took to the stage to receive the Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” for Moonlight. Under the direction of fellow Miamian Barry Jenkins, the independent film, which received a total of eight Oscar nominations, also won for “ Best Picture,” and Mahershala Ali, the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar, received the award for “Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Juan in Moonlight.” “WOW, what a night!” exclaimed Patrice Bailey, Dean of Theater at New World School of the Arts. “Tarell is so deserving of receiving the Oscar for Best film/screen play. He is a beautiful writer who has had the courage to share his own story with the world. The faculty and I cannot be any prouder of him and the artistic contributions he has made to the film and theatre industry.”
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