The Edit, Edition 4
A snapshot of the city's social scene
Best Buddies, Flo Rida are Parisian Magic
Nearly 700 people attended the 22nd Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala including organization founder Anthony K. Shriver, philanthropist Carol Iacovelli, real estate royals Barbara and Jose Hevia as well as Lydia and Rudy Touzet, model Olivia Culpo, former Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and WSVNs sports anchor Donnovan Campbell. Named for the magic of Paris, the gala was titled Le Cirque de la Nuit and included a performance by multi-platinum Hip-Hop artist Flo Rida. It followed a 100K, six-star cycling event held in the morning and raised $2.8 million in total donations for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Musical Magnates Perform Great Act of Kindness
Emilio and Gloria Estefan held the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day “Feed a Friend” event in the Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza. There, the Estefan Kitchen owners and musical magnates performed one of their greatest acts of kindness: serving up heaping plates of hot turkey along with the traditional trimmings not to mention some Cuban classics — to families in need of assistance from organizations including Amigos for Kids, Chapman Partnership, and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Local luminaries Belkys Nerey, Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Christy Martin and Kristi Krueger came to support the cause while nationally recognized corporations such as Jet Blue, Seminole Hard Rock and Casino and Badia Spices provided sponsorships.
Light Up the Season
This Sunday, get into the spirit of the season with Frost School of Music’s, Winter Wonderful. The school’s annual holiday fete is held in candlelight with a Hanukkah celebration, cocktail reception, three-course dinner and performances by several of Frost School’s world-class vocal and instrumental ensembles. Enjoy music by the Frost Choral Union, the Frost Holiday Orchestra, Frost Herald Trumpets, Stamps Brass Quintet, Frost Winter Jazz Combo, Women’s Chorale and Symphonic Choir. Also, philanthropists Patti and Allan Herbert will be presented with the Frost Legacy Award.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
Single Malt Sipping
Next week, the Whisky Extravaganza returns to the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. Curated by nationally acclaimed mixologist Gary Crunkleton, the tasting features brands including Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glenfiddich and Brown Forman. There are also culinary pairings, whisky cocktails, and “wisdom” stations where guests and enhance their knowledge of this amber-bodied spirit. Alongside the sipping sensations will be a thoughtfully curated stationed dinner and afterward to nightcap the evening — a complimentary cigar.
Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Thursday
Tickets start at $135 per person
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.