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 Project New Born’s Sounds of Motown

Project New Born’s Sounds of Motown event offered a musical extravaganza to the more than 500 guests who gathered at the Magic City Casino for a –well-magical evening. Not only did the legendary group, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of Fame perform their popular songs but from the minute guests entered the venue the music never stopped.

Pictured: Barbara Havenick (center) and family

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 Foodie: Find: Caviar Russe

Tucked into the lobby of the Four Seasons on Brickell is the outpost of the Manhattan hotspot, Caviar Russe. Here, upper echelon pretension is belied by two welcoming features. First, there are the “power hour” prices that bring champagne and its finest culinary accompaniments accessible to almost anyone working in or traveling to this bustling business district. And also, a prevailing attitude suggesting there’s no wrong way to consume your caviar – put it on a canape, pop it on to a potato slice, top it with crème fresh and hard eggs or spoon it on to your tongue straight.

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 A Night of Celebration with the Marc Jaiden Project

The Marc Jaiden Project hosted “A Night of Celebration” at the InterContinental Doral in Miami. The night was to benefit the foundation and provide funds directly to an array of local and global projects planned for this year. Since its inception, the foundation has provided over 21,000 screenings, 17,000 eye exams and 13,000 pairs of glasses. With the help of the gala and continuous support from generous donors, the organization will continue its mission to ensure adequate vision health worldwide for those in need.

Pictured: Mr. and Mrs. Marc Barbier, Jaiden Barbier & Jaslene Barbier

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 Feast with the Beasts 2017

The more than 850 guests who attended Feast with the Beasts at Zoo Miami, dined on delectable bites from South Florida restaurants and establishments, enjoyed wild animal encounters, open bars from Bacardí, their largest ever Hookah Lounge, live entertainment and more. Guests came dressed in chic cocktail attire and together raised more than $225,000, benefiting Zoo Miami’s education and conservation efforts.

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 Planned Parenthood Supporters Celebrate 100 Years

Nearly 100 Planned Parenthood supporters came together at Byblos at the Shorecrest to celebrate the non-profit organization's 100 year anniversary. For the past century, Planned Parenthood has provided high-quality, affordable health care to millions of people and is the nation’s largest provider of sex education. This year’s Miami fundraiser was led by Planned Parenthood volunteer, Lisa Versaci, along with Planned Parenthood Board members Debra Frank, Dawn Adels Fine and Barbara Garrett. Lillian Tamayo, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, spoke and urged supporters to contact lawmakers about several anti-women’s health bills that have recently been introduced in Florida.

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More Features:

 The Centennial Celebration Ball
 Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame Awards 2017
 2017 Make-A-Wish Garden Party
 PAMM’s 3rd Annual Art of the Party
 Andrea Bocelli Headlines an Evening for the Children of Haiti
 Vizcaya Centennial Preservation Luncheon 2017
 Fashionably Conscious Celebrates 10th Anniversary
 Golf & Tennis Weekend at Fisher Island Club
 Meet the Twelve Good Men of 2017
 Meet the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Awardees
 Sergio Rossi Celebrates Wine, Women & Shoes
 2017 For the Love of Learning Gala
 Women of Tomorrow’s 16th Annual Gala
 2017 Pawpurrazzi
 2017 Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction
 Dinner at Joe’s Preview Party
 50th Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs
 Golden Angels Gala - 25th Birthday Bash
 Jeffrey Berkowitz: An Innovative Developer and a Heck of a Good Guy
 Red Cross Centennial Celebration Ball
 43rd Annual Love and Hope Gala
 Winter Wonderful 2016
 2nd Annual 365 Party Presented by Cartier
 28th Annual Festival of Chefs
 Paul and Swanee Dimare: A Sensational Couple
 Bill Hansen Welcomes Charity Leaders to Villa Woodbine
 2017 Backyard Ball Performance and Gala
 Miami Lighthouse Celebrates 85th Anniversary
 Mount Sinai Celebrates Dr. Steven Xydas
 2017 GMJF Pacesetter Event
 Liga Contra el Cáncer 41st Anniversary Gala
 64th Annual Beaux Arts Ball
 Vizcaya Centennial Gala
 17th Annual “Hope For All” Gala
 2016 GMJF Women’s Event
 Rhythm Foundation’s 29th Season Launch Party
 Inaugural High Rollers Casino Night
 2nd Annual Rosé Day Luncheon
 8th Annual Ray of Hope Gala
 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala
 Norma Jean Abraham
 10th Annual Men of Style at The Galleria
 YPO’s An Aria to America Gala
 2016 Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon
 10th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala