Wow! It's the big 200! And for Manny Hernandez's 200th episode, he shot some big events, including the Miami City Ballet Gala at the Faena Forum, the Jackson Memorial Foundation Gala at Soho Studios in Wynwood, the Big Brothers Big Sisters luncheon at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park, and Manny was even on hand for Emily Estefan's first full concert performance at Frost School of Music's Festival Miami.
Pictured: Roy & Lea Black and Mike Eidson & Dr. Margaret Eidson at the Miami City Ballet Gala at the Faena Forum
Foodie Find: Sugar @ East Hotel
Sugar – the rooftop bar crowning the stylish and swanky East Hotel – is named for a sweet sensation on the tongue but serves up large helpings of candy for the eyes. Overlooking the city’s most theatrical features, the backdrop for this 40th-floor setting is the glittery Miami skyline and its dramatic bay waters...On the menu, don’t miss the Korean Chicken Wings with sesame and peanuts.
Shanea Savours: Mignonette Uptown
The latest venture from Chef Daniel Serfer, the man behind Blue Collar restaurant, and the first Mignonette, has just opened Mignonette Uptown. It’s a boon to the area, drawing patrons from North Miami and it's environs.
Serfer’s restaurants are no frills, no attitude type of comfort food with a nostalgic vibe. Even though it was a quiet opening, people have found their way here quickly. The reason is simple – its fresh seafood and oyster bar...
SOCIAL Manny: Episode 199
Manny Hernandez put in a herculean effort for this, his 199th edition of SocialManny. See his photos from over a dozen events, including Splendor in the Garden at the Fairchild Botanical Garden, the Tel Aviv University International Gala at the St Regis, the Voices for Children Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, the Three Kings Parade in Little Havana, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards at NATPE 17 in Miami Beach, the Garden by Moonlight event at Vizcaya Village, opening night of Program Two, Miami City Ballet in honor of Charlie Cinnamon at the Arsht Center, and much more...
Pictured: Beth and Richard Tasca at the Voices for Children gala at the Mandarin Oriental
The Grand Gala Benefits Miami Cancer Institute
In one unprecedented and glamorous evening, the community celebrated a new milestone in healthcare at The Grand Gala. More than 900 people attended the Gala to benefit the newly opened Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health.
As part of the evening, Nancy Brinker, who founded the Susan G. Komen organization in memory of her sister who died of breast cancer, was honored with the first Baptist Health South Florida Inspiration Award. In addition, actor Andy Garcia, who graduated from Miami Beach High and attended Florida International University, was named the inaugural Baptist Health South Florida Ambassador.
Pictured: The Grand Gala Chairs Lourdes Jofré-Collett, Karel Foti and Leonard Kalman, M.D., with Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health