The Edit by Brett Graff

SocialMiami's editor reports on the week's social scene.

Pegasus World Cup

The 2022 Pegasus World Cup was held at Gulfstream in South Florida and was a star-studded event brought out celebrities including Nicole Scherzinger (who performed the National Anthem), Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, Swae Lee, and cast members from The Real Housewives of Miami, among others. Social stars and media were also seen placing bets including Christy Martin, Belkys Nerey, Elizabeth Resnick, Suzy Buckley Woodward, New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry, reality stars Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria and former NFL player Brian Poli-Dixon.
Life Is Good – a horse ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. and trained by Todd Pletcher — won the $3 million invitational. The Pegasus Championship Trophy was presented by Belinda Stronach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, 1/ST and Jim Shreve, Chief Executive Officer, Baccarat, the Official Trophy Purveyor of this year’s event.
Afterward, Gulfstream unveiled Hallandale’s newest hospitality hotspot, the Carousel Club, DJ Cassidy brought his critically acclaimed series, ‘Pass the Mic’ to the Carousel Club at Pegasus World Cup for the very first time where legendary artists Ja Rule, Lil’ Kim, Mase, and special surprise performers El DeBarge and Jadakiss rocked the stage after the race, performing hits like “Put It On Me,” “Lady Marmalade,” “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down.”
At the trackside Carousel Club, world-renowned ultraclub E11EVEN Miami partnered with Breakwater Hospitality Group (operating partners of Carousel Club) to host VIPs. Gala, South Beach’s newest lounge, hosted a VIP Garden, and Davidoff had a Cigar Lounge. Guests enjoyed signature Pink Jockey cocktails made with Tito’s Vodka, as well as Tequila Reimagined with Casatera. Iconic rosė Whispering Angel hosted an idyllic rosé bar.
El DeBarge, Lil' Kim, and Ja Rule perform in the Carousel Club at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream on January 29, 2022 in Hallandale, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Stronach Group)
DJ Cassidy performs in the Carousel Club at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream on January 29, 2022 in Hallandale, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Stronach Group)

Flagler Street Worth the Drive

Downtown Development Authority Christina Crespi and marketing executive Ivonne de la Vega are overseeing the resurgence of Flagler Street.

Downtown Miami’s Flagler Street – maybe you remember some electronic stores — is all grown up and quite charismatic. The Lost Boy — a bar there with décor and clientele resembling the establishments of Manhattan or the likes of London — is teeming with a cultural assortment of finance  professionals, artists and hipsters. And it’s where we learned that as 2020 Covid kept northern city production facilities closed, downtown Miami drew the likes of Bad Bunny, Maluma, and David Guetta, who may have helped the maturation by filming a video on the deck of the Icon that got 20 million views and raised $600,000 for Feeding South Florida. The creativity began to seriously cultivate, with artists opening production studios and telenovelas filming in edgier spaces, such as the former Macy’s department store space. True fans know that Nicky Jam opened a bakery in Bayside Marketplace and the technology sector took notice, with Venture Miami and more moving in to stake a claim.   


NASA called, Fairchild Answered  

SocialMiami's Manny Hernandez shoots this year's honorees at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens' SPLENDOR IN THE GARDEN.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens held it’s famous and fabulous Splendor in the Garden luncheon and fashion show. As you’ll soon see in SocialMiami’s pages, the best dressed in Miami hired their drivers and hairdressers for this socially monumental occasion. But what you can’t see in society pages are the words from COO Nannette Zapata, who pointed out the DiMare Science Village – donated by Splendor honoree Swanee Dimare and her husband Paul – has helped the gardens to grow the largest science education facility in the nation. In fact, NASA, said Zapata, came to the educators complaining that the astronauts needed a plant that could grow in space. Through Fairchild’s outreach and support, seeds grown in homestead were send to the space program and grew plants eaten by astronauts last Thanksgiving day.        

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