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Behind the Magic's two-day Gala Tablescape and Culinary Art Showcase welcomed more than 400 guests who met design and catering teams, oohed and aahed over the spectacular gala presentations and delicious taste treats offered by seven top catering firms, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Held at Private Key, a unique 10,000 square-foot venue in the Wynwood Art District, chairs and committee members representing South Florida's top gala events mingled with event planners and nonprofit professionals on Thursday night at a private reception to kick off the 2016-2017 social season and celebrate SocialMiami's 10th annual Gala Guide.

Jose Dans Shares Advice for Making Your Event Memorable
This month Behind the Magic shares advice from Jose Dans, president and chief innovation officer of WOW Factor, a leader in South Florida's event marketing companies. WOW Factor creates major events for the corporate, social and charitable sectors. Jose brings his perspective to insure that your event is memorable for guests and successful from the standpoint of the host organization.

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WOW Factor Delivers Souh Florida’s Memorable Events
WOW Factor is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in media, event marketing and creative services. They pride themselves in offering their clients a unique and unparalleled mix of creativity, ingenuity and attention to detail, while mirroring the diversity of our ever-changing local and global marketplace here in South Florida...

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Meet Lee Brian Schrager - Miami’s Event Guru
Lee Brian Schrager, one of the nation’s preeminent event planners and media relations experts, serves as the Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC. He joined the company in 2000 and oversees projects in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean where they do business. Schrager is widely recognized for his creation of both the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals.

(Pictured left, with Chuck Close and Pérez Art Museum Miami Director Franklin Sirmans)

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Lee Schrager’s Event Planning Tips
Each month Behind the Magic will share insight from one of the “magicians” who have created South Florida’s most successful events. We launch with a legend in event-planning, Lee Schrager, who has a long list of fabulous events on his resume. Lee's candid advice is simple and straight-forward.

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A Grand Gathering @ Behind the Magic
Gala chairs and committee members kicked off the 2016-2017 social season and celebrated SocialMiami’s 10th Annual Gala Guide at Behind the Magic's Gala Tablescape and Culinary Art Showcase. Supporters of many of South Florida’s top charities mingled amid the beautifully designed gala tables and enjoyed signature menu items provided by leading caterers. They socialized, talked "shop," and enthusiastically touted their upcoming special events.

Pictured: Zak Mann, Norma Quintero, Irene Korge, Raquel Watters and Ricky Patel

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Behind the Magic - A Gala Experience!
Guests at the Behind the Magic Gala Tablescape & Culinary Arts Showcase mingled amid beautifully created gala atmospheres, sipped wine and savored the wonderful treats provided by seven amazing caterers.

Hosted by SocialMiami and Source Miami and presented at at Private Key in the Wynwood Art District, the two-day event welcomed supporters and professionals from local non-profit organizations along with event planners from the corporate, charity and social worlds to experience the latest trends in event design and food.

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Behind the Magic - A Big Success!
Behind the Magic's two-day Gala Tablescape and Culinary Art Showcase welcomed more than 400 guests who met design and catering teams, oohed and aahed over the spectacular gala presentations and delicious taste treats offered by seven top catering firms, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Held at Private Key, a unique 10,000 square-foot venue in the Wynwood Art District, chairs and committee members representing South Florida's top gala events mingled with event planners and nonprofit professionals on Thursday night at a private reception to kick off the 2016-2017 social season and celebrate SocialMiami's 10th annual Gala Guide.

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