The Grande Tasting

Epicure Goes After Hours

Shari & David Lombardi

Does Beyonce like Epicure, the gourmet market that has been a staple in Miami Beach for the past 61 years? She sure does – at least her producer Rudy Perez said so at Epicure’s after hours VIP celebration that brought out an eclectic array of Epicureans who understand that good food and good spirits are cornerstones of a happy existence.

Epicurean cooking stations, passed delicacies and drinks, not to mention a hedonistic desert table that presented a dynamic mixture of decadent chocolates and pastries – the quality of which rival any in the world – were the ingredients to an affair that paid homage to a love of food.

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Lucite Lovin’

Fendi Cinderella platforms

As the spring and summer months begin, fashion trends point toward sophisticated simplicity, a reflection of authentic values and a sense of lightness that is projected through sheer, powdery colors and ethereal fabrics. Paired with this palette of light hues is a trend of decided optimism – a playful expression of the dichotomy between fashion and the times.

This trend of pragmatic glamour is manifested in some of the season’s hottest accessories, evoking a quality of refined sexiness that’s an ideal choice for the chic Miami woman. Sky-high Lucite platform heels, clear Plexiglas clutches and crystal embellishments bedecked the spring/summer runway declaring that transparent accessories are surely having a moment.

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11th Annual Hugs & Kisses Fashion Show

Lucy Morillo, Steve & D.J. Kerr

More than 50 South Florida children from newborns to 18-year-olds walked the runway at the recent 11th Annual Hugs & Kisses Children’s Fashion Show benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. More than 250 guests attended the event, emceed by CBS4’s Shannon Hori. Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation President Lucy Morillo presented the 3rd Annual “I Make a Difference” awards to this year’s outstanding philanthropic students.

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