By Maryanne Salvat and Mary Jo Almeida-Shore
Cafeina officially turns one on Thursday, February 17, and is throwing one heck of a bash in honor of its one year anniversary celebration! The Wynwood lounge opens its doors at 10 p.m., following a private cocktail, and invites the public to enjoy a live performance by Agape Nadia Harris in the garden and complimentary Dewar’s cocktails until midnight.
On Sunday, February 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cafeina, in conjunction with Supermarket Creative, presents the debut of its weekly garden-and-gallery breakfast series “Brunch N’ Bazaar”, featuring a pop-up restaurant in the gallery that allows for indoor dining and an open-air market curated by New York-based Launche Arte. Guests will enjoy a newly designed menu by Executive Chef Leo Gutierrez that includes both health-conscious and hangover-cure selections, along with $20/two-hour unlimited mimosas. DJ duo Ess & Emm will direct the musical score, ranging from Brazilian Jazz to French Pop, while patrons shop and indulge in additional treats including table-side Bloody Mary’s, ‘made your way’ by Cafeina’s team of mixologists. The Miami bazaar will be housed within Cafeina’s lush 5,000-square-foot garden with over 15 vendors showcasing a variety of products including: jewelry and accessories, vintage, fashion, floral, pastries and an international news-stand. The first installment will include crystal retailer and tarot card reader Donna Hughes; handmade silk dresses by SeaSatin Couture; designer menswear such as Alexander McQueen and Dsquared, sold by Beau Beasley; and watches by Time-Peace, amongst others. For market vendor inquiries contact email@example.com or visit www.cafeinamiami.com.
Dylan Lauren Sweetens South Florida
Dylan Lauren, Founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar and daughter of famed fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, celebrates the launch of her first book, Dylan’s Candy Bar – Unwrap Your Sweet Life. Aside from a private book signing party at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa on Thursday, February 17, Lauren will be hosting two additional book signings while in the sunshine state on Saturday, February 19. The first at 1:00 p.m. at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and the second is at Books & Books in Bal Harbour at 5 p.m. For more information visit: www.booksandbooks.com.
Surf’s Up! At MOCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, a.k.a. MOCA will throw its over-the-top annual gala on Saturday, February 19, featuring a “Surf’s Up!” theme. The gala is a bargain, at only $175 per ticket. As anyone who’s been to a MOCA Bash will attest, this is one of the highlights of the social season every year, as the museum is transformed to fit the theme- a casino one year, a bohemian pad another, a Bollywood stage set another- and the artsy guests dress to fit the theme. This year, Miami artists will transform MOCA’s galleries into a far-out celebration of surf culture with surfboards, simulated ocean waves, lifeguard stands, bonfires, classic surf films, dances, fire-eaters and beach bunnies. Guest DJs will keep the dance floor packed and top Miami restaurants China Grill, Asia de Cuba, Blue Door Delano, Adriana Restaurant, Meat Market, Sushi Samba and Shiraz Catering will have guests wishing their bikinis were a couple of sizes larger. Fortunately, Grey Goose will provide enough libations to make the unwanted bulges a little less noticeable. To purchase tickets, call 305.893.6211 or visit www.mocanomi.org. You can also start taking advantage of the silent auction, featuring a fantastic array of unique experiences and luxury items by visiting www.mocanomi.org/cmarket.
Be a Voice
On Saturday, February 19, Voices for Children Foundation will host its largest and most elegant fundraiser at the Mandarin Oriental, (500 Brickell Key Drive) attracting over 500 of South Florida’s most influential and prominent members of the community. Emceed by CBS 4 News Anchor Shannon Hori, the gala will feature a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, dancing and a special performance by the Miami City Ballet. The mission of Voices For Children Foundation is to raise funds to ensure that every abused and neglected child in Miami-Dade County has a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and that financial assistance and other resources are available for their accompanying health, educational and social needs. Sponsorship opportunities for tables range from $5,000 to $15,000 with single tickets at $500 per seat. For more information and to purchase tickets or tables, contact Iris Ardon at 305.324.5678 or visit www.beavoice.org.
Athletes at Play
Wonder where you can spot NFL football players after the season? Well many of them will be at Club Play (1045 5th Street) on Saturday evening February 19 to help Philadelphia Eagle, Asante Samuels launch his Bring it Home Single Moms Foundation. The organization’s vision is to provide hard working, low income single mothers with a home to restore each woman’s pride optimism and stability. The party goes from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is free and all proceeds from drink purchases throughout the evening will go to the foundation. There will be a swimwear fashion show, body painting, entertainment and a bevy of confirmed NFL and NBA players with whom to mingle. RSVP is requested to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305.532.4340 for table reservations.
The MIAMI Institute Welcomes Dr. Phillip Craft
The MIAMI Institute for Age Management & Intervention (www.MIAMI-Institute.com) will host a special evening to welcome acclaimed plastic surgeon, Dr. Phillip Craft, to the dynamic surgical team. Join Miami’s “Dream Team” of anti-aging specialists on Wednesday, February 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., as they celebrate the newest addition to their practice. The MIAMI Institute will open its doors to the luxurious 9,000 square-foot facility – featuring two modern surgical suites furnished with the latest medical technology – for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For more information or to RSVP visit: email@example.com or call 305.534.008.
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