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Raw Republic, Miami’s original “micro juicery” offering cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and vegan foods, celebrated the grand opening of its North Miami Beach store. The public was invited to attend this open house where delicious menu items were sampled. An official ribbon cutting ceremony was led by North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo along with other elected officials and community leaders. Pictured: Raw Republic team member Jessica Nasser, North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo, Raw Republic team member Paloma Feldman, Raw Republic Co-founder Jesse Gimelstein and North Miami Beach councilwomen Phyllis Smith, Barbara Kramer, and Marlen Martell
Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale hosted an intimate meet and greet with author Susana Martinez Vidal of the best-selling book, Frida Kahlo: Fashion As The Art Of Being. Guests were joined by Elysze Held, celebrity stylist and local fashion guru, for an engaging conversation on Frida Kahlo and her timeless sense of style. translated into today’s latest trends. Pictured: Susana Martinez Vidal and Elysze Held.
Fashion and beauty expert Giuliana Rancic, co-star of E!'s popular Fashion Police team, hosted Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row at Macy's Aventura. The in-store celebration offered guests the chance to experience fashion week viewing runway looks from I.N.C. International Concepts, Kenneth Cole, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Tallia, Tommy Hilfiger, and William Rast. In addition, the world-exclusive debut of Betsey Johnson xox Trolls, a special collection inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film Trolls, were featured.
South Florida philanthropist Al Malnik (pictured with Larry King) was honored at the star-studded Friars Foundation Gala in New York City. The recipient of the Friars Club Icon Award for Philanthropy, Malnik is a Lifetime Benefactor of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.
Artist Michele Oka Doner hosted an exclusive cocktail event at Park Grove where she unveiled the twelve drawings the luxury residence recently acquired for its private art collection. The evening showcased how the property is intertwining art, community, and nature to create a luxurious and unique living experience in the historic Coconut Grove neighborhood. Guests had the opportunity to see Oka Doner’s drawings for the property as well as receive a signed copy of her latest book, Into The Mysterium. The artist also shared her inspiration as an artist and her unique vision for the property.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege celebrated Telemundo’s Sabrina Seara’s cover story for UpperGlam Magazine’s inaugural issue at Tamarina. DJ Beya (pictured) provided the soundtrack for the evening as guests enjoyed Miami inspired Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege cocktails.
Miami’s fitness industry experts and stylish tastemakers stepped out to attend the VIP Grand Opening to check out Fitbox Method
, a new state-of-the-art boutique gym featuring a revolutionary blend of cardio boxing and resistance training through high intensity interval training and circuit training. The crowd snacked on organic bites by Pura Vida
, sipped TOAST Vodka
cocktails at the Craft Social Club
pop up bar and listened to sounds by DJ LIP
. Guests were also treated to special cryotherapy demonstrations by Ice Cryo
and an exclusive sneak peek fashion showcase at the new active wear line sold on iShine365
. Fitbox is located at 1756 N. Bayshore Drive in Suite 119. www.FitBoxMethod.com
Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón welcomed His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at the Wolfson CampusMiami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), which recently partnered with Canada’s Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. The visit highlighted Canada’s strengths and priorities in innovation and technology, with discussions with other leaders of key issues and collaborative opportunities between Canada and the U.S.
World champion fisherman Peter Miller, a nationally-renowned television host, participated in the Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, a Miami Dolphins Foundation-hosted event that benefited City Year Miami. Miller lent his 60-foot boat for the day for some of the Fins’ guests, including new Dolphins coach Shawn Jefferson, and Dolphin players Andrew Franks and Winston Painter. The Miller team had a great day with each member catching their first ever tunas. Peter Miller is most widely known for his Telly Award-winning TV show, Bass 2 Billfish with Peter Miller, which appears weekly on NBC Sports and the World Fishing Network. Pictured: Andrew Franks and Peter Miller and a really big fish.
FirstBank Florida held its annual Gathering of Friends event at the Perez Art Museum Miami to celebrate its year of growth, including the opening of its Brickell branch. More than 500 business, civic, and community representatives were in attendance. Pictured: Aurelio Aleman, President and CEO, FirstBank; Tomás Pedro Regalado, Mayor, City of Miami; Ana Cristina Carrodeguas (wife of Mayor Regalado); Calixto Garcia-Velez, Regional Executive and Executive VP, FirstBank Florida.
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