Architect Ralph Choeff talks shop at Ornare
Born in New York and educated at the Pratt Institute, architect Ralph Choeff is very excited about Miami architecture, as we learn in this inaugural presentation of Discussing Design presented by the luxury Brazilian furniture manufacturer, Ornare. Shot on location at one of the showroom kitchen displays in Ornare’s Miami Design District showroom, we learned why Choeff agrees that Miami is the world’s new and modern city.
“In Miami you have this new movement of modern tropical architecture that you don’t see anywhere else in this country,” he said. “…making the outdoors feel like the indoors and vise-versa … Miami has become very sophisticated in architecture and very discriminating, especially to those that know.”
Social Styles: Summer in the City!
Contrary to popular(ancient) belief, international hotspot Miami does not shut down when the temperature goes up! SocialMiami.com fashion contributor and personal stylist Elysze Held caught up with an eclectic mix of styles at the closing of the iconic MAM Museum & The Opening of Art Center South Florida’s new exhibition; Spa day with the diva of all skincare ESPA’s Sue Harmsworth at Acqualina Resort and Spa; Lunch with renowned jewelry designer Fawaz Gruosi fresh from his glamour-fueled de Grisogono Gala event in Cannes; a sizzling summer night at the Opening of City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival; Magic City’s Season preview screening at W South Beach; and International Seakeepers Society & Global Oceans reception aboard THE party yacht, M/Y Defiance.
Pictured: Dominik Garcia-Lorido in Fendi dress, Valentino shoes and Hunting Season clutch at the Magic City Season preview screening at W Hotel
Aria Development Group, the Miami and New York-based real estate investment and development firm behind 321 Ocean, announced the release of the luxury oceanfront project’s only remaining inventory – two Beach Villas and two stunning penthouses – at a private reception for Miami’s top luxury real estate brokers.
Pictured: Debi Quade, Irene Arditi and Sildy Cervera