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Golden Angels Dinner
Golden Angels Dinner
Marisa Cisneros Rizzon and Marcos Rizzon embraced the spirit of the season at the holiday party they sponsored for the Jackson Memorial Foundation Golden Angel Society. Held in their Coral Gables home, the spirit of the season was in the air. Dazzling with Christmas decorations, the ambiance put the more than 200 guests who attended the event - each armed with a toy for a child being treated at Holtz Children's Hospital - in a party frame of mind from the moment they entered the home. The event's special honorees were Fana Holtz, named the 2009 Jay W. Weiss Humanitarian, and Dr. Tomas Salerno, who was presented the Robert Zeppa M.D. Award of Excellence. See that entire Golden Angels Dinner photo gallery. Pictured: Abel and Fana Holtz.


Gold Rush Fundraiser
Gold Rush Fundraiser
The "Gold Rush" shopping event with co-chairs Diane N. Weiss, Jill Viner (co-owner of the Florida Panthers) and Allison Weiss Brady and Chip Brady took place at the new salon of Jackie Abraham Fine & Estate Jewelers. The committee consisted of the who's who of the Miami social scene, including Kim Wood, Alison Zhuk, Kelly Gold, Nicole & Edgar Lozano, Sarah Arison, Elsie Howard, and Jillian Jacboson-Altit. Guests included Morgans Hotel Group CEO Fred Kleisner, his wife Johnna Kleisner and daughter Heather; HSBC and Rush Philanthropic Board President Javier Evans; Rush's Executive Director Tangie Murray; SocialMiami's Aaron Glickman; Liam and Christine Murphy; Greg and Leslie Oars; and socialites-on-the scene Erin Newberg, Suzanne Dewitt, Amy Rosenberg and Zurami Pascual. Check out the complete Gold Rush at Jackie Abraham Jewelers slideshow photo gallery, or view the video.


Ruby Slipper Collections
Ruby Slipper Collections
VIP guests followed the "Yellow Brick Road" down to The Wizard of Oz Inspirations of Oz Fine Art & Ruby Slipper Collections exhibited at Miami Children's Museum (MCM). This invite-only reception hosted by Romero Britto and Yolanda & Jeff Berkowitz featured champagne and desserts to celebrate the opening of these two dazzling collections on display at MCM. The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection features re-interpretations of Dorothy's iconic Ruby Slippers for modern times as created by top fashion masterminds such as A. Testoni, Abaete, Alberta Ferretti, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Lisa Pliner, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tibi and Tuleh. This collection first premiered in New York City at Saks Fifth Avenue's gala to officially kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Pictured: Donald and Lisa Pliner and Romero Britto. Check out the complete Ruby Slipper Collection slideshow photo gallery.


Tommy Hilfiger/Vanity Fair, Biltmore
Tommy Hilfiger/Vanity Fair, Biltmore
Miami Photographer Seth Browarnik shot two high profile Art Basel events. New Basel co-directors Annette Shönholzer and Mark Speigler held the first official Art Basel event at the Biltmore Hotel. The Art Basel Miami Beach Junior and Senior Host Committees came out in full force to welcome the Swiss directors and other Art Basel management including Sasha Nitikin, Lauren Taschen, Stephanie Reed and Philipa Suhr. Browarnik also shot the Tommy Hilfiger and Vanity Fair event. Tommy Hilfiger and Vanity Fair, along with Free Arts NYC, Simon De Pury and Todd Eberle celebrated American photography with a chic soiree attended by the world's top art collectors and fashion's leading designers, including Marc Jacobs, Esteban Cortazar and of course, Tommy Hilfiger. More than 500 artists, designers, socialites, and art and fashion enthusiasts including Ally Hilfiger, Katie Lee Joel, Ingrid Casares, Vincent de Paul and Cynthia Rodriguez enjoyed beats by Paul Sevigny. Upon departure, guests received a limited edition tote featuring photographs by Jeremy Blake. Pictured: Tommy Hilfiger. Check out the complete Tommy Hilfiger/Vanity Fair, Biltmore photo gallery by photographer Seth Browarnik and Red Eye Productions.


D&G Art and Design Art Basel Event
D&G Art and Design Art Basel Event
Binsen JG Mejia shot this very special Art Basel event, which was presented and curated by renowned art connoisseur and collector Oswaldo Agudelo, and featured an exhibition of fine artists and a concert by the seductive musical group, Vino Tinto. Exhibited artists included A/k/rona, Eduardo Naranjo, Eloisa Castellanos, Fernando Cifuentes Soro, Gersain Muriel, Jorge Jimenez Deredia, Gustavo Duque, Helbert Ortiz, Marjolein van der Sluis, Paolo Cordano, Pilar Cocero, Raquel Glottman and Ruperto Cabrera. Pictured: Oswaldo Agudelo and Vanessa Ruiz from Fox News. Click for the complete D&G Art and Design photo gallery.


Tastemakers Showcase
Tastemakers Showcase
Ornare, the Brazilian premiere interior design manufacturer, celebrated twelve acclaimed architects and designers with a 10-day exhibit entitled "Tastemakers Showcase." In a swanky launch party, the stylish Ornare Showroom unveiled a marvelous photography installation to a sophisticated crowd of jet-setters and Miami power players. The presenting architects and interior designers were: David Blanco of Billy Blanco Designs, Santiago Bustamante of Holmes Newman & Associates, Pepe Calderin of Levine Calderin & Associates, Rene Gonzalez of Rene Gonzalez Architect, Fanny Haim of Fanny Haim & Associates, Sofia Joelsson of SoJo Design, Nick Luaces of Nick Luaces Design Associates, Osirys Mendez of Osirys Mendez International, Edward Nieto of Edward Nieto Design Group, Isabel Saavedra-Tragash of STA Architects, Cristina Souza of Avant Design Group and Robert Zemnickis of Nu House Design. Check the complete Tastemakers Showcase Miami interior design photo gallery. Pictured: Sofia Joelsson.


Manny Hernandez Shoots Art Basel
Manny Hernandez Shoots Art Basel
Acclaimed Miami photographer Manny Hernandez worked the Art Basel scene like the star that he is, with access to some of Miami’s most exclusive events. In this glam-filled gallery, Manny shows images from Art Basel and Design Miami’s vernissages, the Cartier Dome, Marilyn Manson’s dark Miami debut in the Design District, an ultra-exclusive Design Miami dinner at the home of Miami power broker and art collector Craig Robins, and the annual Art Nexus party that marked the opening of the Related Group's Philippe Starck masterpiece, Icon Brickell. Pictured is Pharell Williams at Craig Robins' Design Miami event. Check out the complete Manny Hernandez Art Basel photo gallery.


Basel by Hellmund
Basel by Hellmund
SocialMiami's Hellmund was on the Art Basel scene covering some significant Miami events. One hundred of Art Basel's most elite attendees were hosted to a luncheon and preview of Mark di Suvero at Fairchild by collectors Lin Lougheed and Aaron Fleischman, and Lisa Dennison of Sotheby's. The MOCA party, hosted by Vanity Fair and Grey Goose, was a hip Basel bash. The Miami event marked the first major U.S. museum exhibition of Albanian-born artist Anri Sala from the 1990s to the present. Later that same evening, Hellmund journeyed to Galerie Adler Bertin-Toublanc for the opening night reception of a dynamic group show that featured 49 artists. The following day, Hellmund got up early for the Rubell Family Collection breakfast, which marked the opening of 30 Americans. The annual Basel breakfast featured an artsy and edible display of cereal, milk and coffee, and brought out a who's who from the international art world. Pictured: Martin Rozenblum and Claudia Cisneros at MOCA/Vanity Fair party. Check out Hellmund's complete Art Basel Miami Beach photo gallery.


China Gold, 2008!
China Gold, 2008!
Photographer Mitchell Zachs covered China Gold, 2008!, a cutting-edge Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition. The exhibition was co-curated by Stephanie Walczak. Collectors, Dealers, artists from Miami and abroad visited the show, which was on display at the chic SoBe condo of acclaimed collector Anthony Japour (pictured). Check out the complete China Gold, 2008!


Inner Circle of Twelve Honorees Announced
Inner Circle of Twelve Honorees Announced
The American Cancer Society announced the Inner Circle of Twelve honorees at a kick-off luncheon held at Indian Creek Country Club. The 2009 honorees are: Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Vivian Beckner, Linda Cooper, Lady Maria Gary, Judy George, Barbara Guilford, Dany Garcia-Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy-Olsen, Marisa Cisneros-Rizzon, Electra Spillis, Lydia Prio-Touzet and Lourdes Valls. These ladies will be honored for their leadership in the community at a luncheon on February 19. Pictured: Luncheon Chairs Remedios Diaz Oliver, Jim Murphy, Brenda Nestor Castellano, Lilliam S. Machado and Dorothy St. Jean.



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