The Edit by Brett Graff
SocialMiami's editor reports on the week's social scene.
Pegasus World Cup
Flagler Street Worth the Drive
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
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.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.