The Edit, Episode 8
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Miami celebrated its most delicious days with the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, now in its 18th year. The fundraiser the Chaplin School for Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University draws over 60,000 guests and the A-list culinary talent, including Giada De Laurentiis, Charles Phan, Michael Schwartz, Daniel Boulud, and Geoffrey Zakarian. One of the festival’s signature events – The Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village – treated guests to samplings from over 50 restaurants and an array of wines and spirits including a Kettle One pop offering low-carb cocktails and the ability to choose your own garnish, a Don Julio bar with mixed drinks and also the opportunity to sip the 1942 vintage straight, a colorful array of Aperol spritzers and a Bombay Sapphire stop, with herbal gin samplings. The array of wines is always impressive but this year featured a global selection of rosés including a bar from Taub Family Selections which imports bottles from the likes of Italy and France. The afternoon ended with the crowd rocking to a performance by Ludacris and more musical sensations from the David Grutman Experience.
Fashion in Film at The Miami Design District
As part pf the Miami Film Festival, Miami Dade College has announced a new partnership with the Miami Design District to present Fashion in Film Festival, curated by Marketa Uhlirova, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. Located in the MDD, it will be part of the upcoming 36th edition of Miami Film Festival.“Cinema at its best takes us to places of wonder,” said Miami Film Festival executive director Jaie Laplante, “and for our next edition Miami Film Festival will take cinema to a new place of wonder: the Miami Design District, one of Miami’s coolest neighborhoods.”
Miami Film Festival is the only major film festival produced and presented worldwide by a college or university. MDC is also home to the renowned Miami Fashion Institute which has also used film as a teaching tool with its popular film series. This special Miami edition of the London festival takes place during the final weekend of the festival and will consist of a specially curated program with screenings, panel discussions, and chats that explore the intersection between fashion and cinema. The program will be presented at Nite Owl Theater and in Paradise Plaza, a popular convening place within the District.
“Every year Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival puts on an extraordinary and surprising program,” said Craig Robins, President & CEO of Dacra, the real estate development company behind the Miami Design District. “This year, the Miami Design District is honored to co-present and host the Fashion in Film Festival.”
Festival is March 1 through March 10, Fashion in Film is March 8-10. Tickets are available by phone 1-844-565-6433 (MIFF) or miamifilmfestival.com.
Pérez Art Museum Miami honors: Gloria Luria
At its annual International Women’s Committee Luncheon — chaired by Darlene Boytell-Pérez and presented by Lafayette 148 New York – the Pérez Art Museum Miami honored Gloria Luria, an art enthusiast and collector for her contributions to the arts in Miami.
“Gloria Luria is a pioneer and role model for women looking to make a difference,” said Darlene Boytell-Pérez, chair of PAMM’s International Women’s Committee. “Truly, we feel honored to have been able to celebrate all that she has accomplished for the arts in Miami.”
After moving from New York, Luria opened in Miami the Gloria Luria Gallery in 1966, and displayed works from artists such as Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Pat Steir. Along with being recognized for bringing “blue-chip” artists and exhibiting the city’s young talent and women artists.
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.