Valentine’s Day Event Guide

Valentine’s Day is almost here and SocialMiami has assembled a great array of events, and even a few gift ideas, to ensure that your special someone is pleased. Check it out!
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SEED School of Miami Celebrates Opening

Friends and supporters of The SEED School of Miami gathered at the home of Claudia and Carlos de la Cruz, Jr. to celebrate South Florida’s first college preparatory, public boarding school. SEED Miami opened its doors to 60 sixth-graders this past August; it is the third school to be established by The SEED Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit. The event featured a keynote speech by New York Times op-ed columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman, who spoke to the assembled crowd about the changing digital landscape and its impact on the role of education today.

Pictured: Hostess Claudia de la Cruz with Dean Ziff
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Krug Champagne VIP Party at YoungArts

Krug, the world’s first luxury Champagne house, hosted a Krug journey of the senses, with the ultimate blends of music, cuisine and wines, at the National YoungArts Foundation campus and its restaurant, Ted’s. Guests were welcomed with Krug Grand Cuvee in the lobby, and then guided underground for an authentic “garage band” performance by Mel Brooks, where more glasses of Krug continued to elevate the experience. Following the brief concert, guests experienced a new form of elevator music with live trumpet and saxophone players heightening their senses on the way up to Ted’s. At dinner, Julien Pepin Lehalleur from Krug Champagne house shared the story of Krug and presented a tasting of Krug Grand Cuvee, 2003 Vintage, 2000 Vintage, followed by Krug Rose, paired with dinner and music from YoungArts alumni. As an illuminated violinist stood on the tables, guests rose to their feet for dancing and dessert.

Pictured: Jeff and Lisa Akin
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