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.
As Maison&Objet Americas arrived in town for its second year, The Related Group’s Jorge M. Pérez and Dezer Development’s Gil Dezer kicked off Miami’s most prominent week in design with an intimate, oceanfront dinner at the Residences by Armani/Casa design center in Sunny Isles Beach. World-renowned Argentinean-born architect César Pelli, who designed the contemporary glass 60-story tower, joined the developers to celebrate the landmark first foray of the Armani brand into the U.S. real estate market. Guests had the opportunity to experience the modern aesthetic and luxurious comfort carefully curated by Giorgio Armani. Once the tour of the design center was completed, guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner under the stars on its elegant, oceanfront terrace. Pictured: Eric Fordin, Carlos Rosso, Cesar Pelli, Sebastian Tettamanti, Jorge Perez and Gil Dezer.
Pipeline Doral hosted Miami business and community leaders at a festive grand opening reception. The evening offered cocktails and networking as guests mingled and took behind-the-scenes tours of Pipeline’s third high-design shared workspace to open in Miami. Pipeline Doral, located at 8400 N.W. 36th Street, offers private offices, dedicated desks, flexible work and meeting space and virtual offices. Pictured: Pipeline co-founders, Todd Oretsky and Philippe Houdard.
Tibor Hollo, Chairman & President of Florida East Coast Realty, LLC was honored at the 14th Annual Beacon Awards with this year’s Jay Malina Award. The highest award bestowed annually by the Beacon Council, it is presented to a business executive whose leadership has contributed to the prosperity of his or her industry. Nearly 500 business, government, and community leaders attended the event where the Beacon Council honored corporate citizens and organizations that have strengthened Miami-Dade County’s economy. Picured: Jonathan & Ana Carini Politano, Austin Hollo, Tibor Hollo, Bettina Hollo and Sheila Hollo.
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