Fun with Fashion

Helene Kovens and Lisa Pacin Dress for Lunch

Clockwise from top: Ready to lunch, Lisa and Helene leave hip-e boutique; raiding the racks at Webster; posing for a shot in the Intermix dressing room.

Luncheons are a key aspect of the Miami social scene and any lady who lunches understands the significance of looking fabulous.

Says Teddy Gunter, society’s premier personal shopper and stylist with Atomic Style Agency, “Luncheons are a wonderful opportunity to express your personal style and wear one of the season’s latest trends. A dramatic bow blouse paired with a pencil skirt, or a wide leg pant, creates an excellent look. Anchor that look with a statement-making shoe, preferably a platform.”

And from advice to execution, social lady extraordinaire Helene Kovens and daughter Lisa Pacin visited three of the best boutiques in Miami to find the perfect luncheon attire: The Webster, Intermix and hip-e boutique.

Helene is, of course, a luncheon queen who understands how the “wow” factor plays into garment choices. This social philanthropist has been affiliated with many of Miami’s most esteemed organizations, including Miami Jewish Federation, Project: New Born, Humane Society of Greater Miami, Grandfather Home for the Children, Baptist Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Temple Emanuel and will be honored at this year’s Love and Hope Ball benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

She and Lisa found fantastic luncheon outfits at each boutique, and provide a multi-generational perspective on the perfect luncheon looks.

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Dan and Trish Bell

Community Partnership for Homeless

Seventh Annual Gala

On October 24, 400 guests celebrated the Seventh Annual Gala of Community Partnership for Homeless (CPH), Miami’s national model for effectiveness in support of the homeless. Gala Chair Trish Bell had the ballroom of the JW Marriott, the evening’s sponsor, stunningly decorated with over 12,000 candles in keeping with the theme, “You Light Up My Life”.

The evening included presentation by CPH Board Chairman, Robert E. Chisholm, of the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. “Humanitarian Award” to Health Foundation of South Florida, and recognition of the Batchelor Foundation as “Angel to the Homeless” for matching table sales. Event emcee was Ramon Rasco, President of CPH’s “Next Generation Council”. Sherri Patchen sang “You Light Up My Life” and a video described the success story of former CPH resident, Desmond.

This year’s sponsors were Publix Super Markets Charities, Armando Codina, Trish and Dan Bell, Paula and Bob Brockway, Carnival, Susan and James Carr, Swanee and Paul DiMare, Nancy and Robert Hector, Kendra and John Malloy, Jr., Penny and Roe Stamps, Sol Taplin Foundation, Kirk Landon and Pamela Garrison, and Multivision Video/Film.

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Walid Wahad and Sam Robin

Island Gardens Groundbreaking Bash

Super-Yacht Harbour, Residences, Hotels and Shops

Flagstone Property Group broke ground on Island Gardens Miami and celebrated with a fabulous groundbreaking bash. The $640 million waterfront destination will be comprised of luxury fractional residences, shops, hotels, world-class dining and the only dedicated mega-yacht harbor in North America.

Island Gardens will rise on 24-acres (10.7-acre upland and 13.3-acre submerged) of undeveloped land on the waterfront of Watson Island, a city-owned property perfectly positioned between downtown Miami and South Beach. The views of Biscayne Bay will be unobstructed and unparalleled in the city, and the Shops at Island Gardens will feature cutting-edge and luxury retail, some of which will be new to the United States.

The Super-Yacht Harbour will be the only location in North America designed for mega-yachts and giga-yachts in excess of 400 feet in length. Island Gardens also will feature an ultra-luxury Shangri-La Hotel; The Residences at Island Gardens, a private residence club managed and serviced by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, with 98 luxury fractional residences designed by world-renowned architect Piero Lissoni; a lifestyle hotel; CHI, The Spa; 60 high-end retail shops; world-class dining; a unique waterfront promenade; a fish market; leisure gardens; and a maritime gallery. Island Gardens will offer the residents and visitors of Miami.

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