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About Brett Graff

Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com's managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it's available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of "Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids," a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they're trying to avoid.

Brett Graff's Content:

The Edit, Episode 6

Here's what's hot in the social scene...
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The Edit, Edition 3

Samsara Cabaret at Faena Theater with a new original Faena LIVE production in collaboration with Quixotic opened to a VIP crowd of over 200 guests, among them Christina Getty & Juan Pablo Cappello (pictured right), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and GACP Sports, hosted a Celebrity Beach Soccer Match at W South Beach to raise money for Best Buddies, featuring a performance by Flo Rida (pictured left), and more...
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Manny Hernandez at the Miami Book Fair

It’s only fitting that celebrity photographer Manny Hernandez would publish a book. He has for years maintained a personal bookshelf filled with signed titles from a range of authors including his mentor, photographer Ron Galella, to countless presidents (think: Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, and George W. Bush) and famous artists (we’re talking James Rosenquist and Salvador Dali.) Now Hernandez – arguably Miami’s most established and prolific person behind the lens — has complied a collection of glossy pages that will showcase both his career and our city throughout its most celebrity-stacked decade, the 1990s.

CANDIDS is the first in the series of three books Hernandez will publish and it contains a dramatic and colorful selection of his most admired photos.
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Billboard Awards Draws Music Executives, Producers and Recording Stars

Titans of the Latin music industry were mingling, sipping, and posing for pictures at Billboard’s first ever Latin Music Power Players event. Held at the W South Beach and sponsored by Lexus.
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The Edit, No.2

By Brett Graff

This week stars shine from Liberty City, the super chic shop to save animals and Grammy nominees perform at unexpected places...
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The Suite Life at Hard Rock Stadium

This week, SocialMiami visited some of the stadium’s most coveted spots and got a glimpse of who was on site for the team’s DCC game, in which the Miami Dolphins played (and won!) against the Chicago Bears.
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The Edit, No.1

A Snapshot of the Citys Social Scene
The Brickell Underline project, which just last week was awarded $14 million from Miami-Dade County commissioners, is honoring former Miami Herald publisher and Knight Foundation president, Alberto Ibarguen. The Secret Garden kickoff event at the SLS LUX Brickell next week is invitation only, but the work of this organization is slated to benefit one and all.
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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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Foodie Find: Zucca at Hotel St. Michel

Tucked into the corner of the landmark Hotel St. Michel, Zucca has opened in Coral Gables, serving authentic Italian fare and hand-crafted cocktails in a modern and comfortable setting. The antipasti light bites include a selection of homemade cheeses including Mozzarella di Bufala, Borcconcini as well as Burrata and Stracciatella...
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Bartender Competition Mixes It Up In Miami

British-based beverage titan Diageo held a Miami-style soiree this summer, a cruise line bartender competition in which the contestants prepared a selection of traditional and cutting- edge cocktails.

At the Diageo 396 bar – tucked away in the company’s Coral Gables location – three bartenders crafted aperitif and after-dinner cocktails featuring the company’s standout spirits including Bullet Bourbon and Tangueray Gin.
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Foodie Find: Whiskey Joe’s

With fresh fare on the table and a dramatic view out back, this casual island eatery elevates relaxed, outdoor dining.

If Key Biscayne were missing a link between its own, elegant lifestyle and that of the casual, kick-back flavor of the Florida Keys to its south, the cultures have been connected by Whiskey Joe's. Operated by Rusty Pelican owners and located in the Rickenbacker Marina, the surrounding waterfront combined with the sophisticated Brickell Avenue skyline becomes a breathtaking backdrop.
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