Artistically Social: Pull Out the Caffeinator
Amy Rosenberg is back in season
Amy Rosenberg is an attorney and arts advocate who founded the Overtown Music Project and the Arsht Center’s young patrons group. She is the co-founder of the environmental non-profit Dream in Green. Amy is a member of Art Basel’s Junior Host Committee and sits on the Board of the Funding Arts Network. She also serves on the New World Symphony’s Friends Committee as well as The Wolfsonian-FIU’s Visionaries Committee.
Years ago, I attempted to invent a machine that would marry my love of coffee with my love of driving and give me energy to attend countless, nightly cultural events. The Car Caffeinator, as it was to be called, was meant to jolt me with java at the press of a button. (Fear of spilling scalding coffee on my lap on 95 stopped that idea in its tracks.) With season heating up and sometimes as many as four events a night, the Car Caffeinator is looking pretty good again.
Classic meets Contemporary
Legions of the young, pretty, important and fabulous joined Friends of New World Symphony and Miami Magazine for their not-to-be-missed event at the Fontainebleau’s Glimmer Ballroom. Hundreds of Miami’s most important music lovers convened to sample delicious canapes, ogle shiny new Audis, celebrate Miami Magazine’s anniversary and hear a cross-cultural mash-up of classical and modern music from the likes of Jorge Mejia and The Green Room and DJ Walshy Fire.
Ladies Who Lunched
I was lucky enough to dine at City Hall, the swank new restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard, with lovely art ladies Kimberlee Cole and Carol Jazzar. Noel, the maitre d and also a noted artist, showed us to our table and described the murals on the restaurant’s walls. Over heaping bowls of spicy gumbo and duck flatbread pizza, we discussed Art Basel, the cultural landscape of Miami, and upcoming shows. Kimberlee, an independent curator, takes the white walls of law firms and small businesses and transforms them into repositories of color and culture. Carol, whose lilting French accent evokes images of buttery croissants in this writer’s head, owns Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art. The wonderful and quirky gallery operates out of her home and is now featuring the works of artist David Rohn. Carol also represents young talent, Jen Stark, whose work was recently on the cover of Harvard Business Review.
Eating for a Cause
One of Miami’s most popular annual food and wine charity events, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction kicked off with a pre-party at the Eden Roc with brilliant Chef Paula DaSilva The event, presented by Goya Foods, featured some of Miami’s top toques, including Tim Andriola of Tmo and Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. The event raised funds for the March of Dimes’ mission to ensure that all babies are born healthy and full-term. Hit of the night: pork belly tacos that had guests elbowing each other for first dibs.
It’s About Time
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, one of Miami’s most precious jewels, opened its doors to the public with the expertly curated “Jungle Sweat, Roseate” a mixed media fantasy created by local artist Naomi Fisher. In “Jungle Sweat, Roseate,” a female character stumbles upon Vizcaya from the depths of the mangroves, covered in the residue of nature. Fisher tells the fantastical story of the woman’s experiences in this new environment. Spotted at the event: Mera and Don Rubell, Juan Roselione-Valadez, Daniel Blair, aka DJ Hottpants and Jamaican banker Marc Goodman.
The Art of the Cocktail
MOCA threw a pre party for its November Mystery Dates event at Buzzy Sklar’s new adult drinking outpost, The Well. The space, a mix of antlers and stained glass, gives guests an apres ski feeling. Hosted by the Shakers, MOCA’s young patrons, Mystery Dates mixes attendees at glam surprise residences for dinner. Dinner hosts include Felipe Grimberg, Dale and Richard Newberg and Kathryn and Dan Mikesell. Calendar it in pen now – November 12th. Click here to see SocialMiami’s slideshow gallery from the Mystery Dates Kick-off.
Until Next Time…