Bal Harbour Shops Fashion Show for Project: New Born
Including a Journey with Carole Kotkin
Bal Harbour Shops brought the best of Fashion Week to South Florida with a collective runway fashion show unlike any other in the Southeastern United States. The Resort 2009 collections shown previously in New York, Milan and Paris was revealed at a benefit luncheon with all proceeds going to Project: New Born, an organization founded in 1973 by Schatzi Kassal that maintains and supports the Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
This year’s venue, The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, was the backdrop to view six looks in a collaborative fashion show from each of these top luxury brands: Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Saks Fifth Avenue, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.
Stay tuned for SocialMiami’s SocialEyes coverage of this premier South Florida event.
Carole Kotkin Journeys to Lyon
Lyon may be France’s second city but it should be first on every visitor’s list. More or less midway between Paris and Marseilles, it’s known as the food capital of France and extraordinary food is one of the main reasons travelers from all over (including the French) come to Lyon, which is said to have the highest ratio of restaurants to people anywhere in France.
Lyon is blessed with culinary history as rich as its extraordinary produce. Not only does it have an abundance of Michelin starred restaurants but it also has styles of eating unique to it: from cafes and bistros to bouchons (literally “corks,” but the familiar name for wine bars) where 19th Century silk weavers used to go…