Rik Rak Salon & Spa and Gilt City Miami
For the first time ever Rik Rak Salon & Spa and Gilt City Miami, the widely acclaimed online destination for luxury services and experiences, are teaming up to host the Spring Into Beauty event at Rik Rak’s newest location, JW Marriott Marquis Miami, on Thursday, May12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rik Rak and Gilt City friends will experience an evening of lavish pampering, delicious treats and cocktails while toasting to guilty pleasures including Rik Rak’s wide spectrum of miniature luxury services including eyelash applications, manicures and neck & hand massages, while indulging in frosted treats from Buttercream Cupcakes & Coffee. For more information on this event or to RSVP, contact JWRIKRAK@ThePattonGroupInc.com.
Sunset and Stone Crabs Soiree
As South Florida’s famous stone crab season comes to a close, ONE Bal Harbour is saying goodbye in style! This Saturday, May 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., the ultra-luxe property is hosting an all-you-can-eat stone crab extravaganza. Guests are welcome to get their fix of fresh stone crabs, enough to hold them over until the start of next year’s season, while enjoying spectacular views of the Atlantic. Cost is $75 per person. For more information, visit http://www.oneluxuryhotels.com.
Miguel Paredes Presents “Ghost Writer” at Wynwood Art Walk
During May’s Wynwood Art Walk from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., Miami-based pop and multi-media artist, sculptor and urban realist, Miguel Paredes, will present his latest piece of artwork, “Ghost Writer,” at his Wynwood gallery on Saturday, May 14. Paredes explains “Ghost Writer” is one of his most intricate pieces to date. Guests in attendance will enjoy light “Nuevo Latino” fare by De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean and complimentary Chivas signature cocktails and Heineken beer. Local DJ Ari X will provide the tunes for the evening. Those interested in attending, should confirm their RSVP by emailing: RSVP@miguelparedes.com.
Chefs for a Cure
Executive chef Paula DaSilva and 1500°, the popular new farm-to-table dining destination in the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, are hosting Chefs for a Cure, an exquisite five-course dinner prepared by a stellar line-up of star chefs and benefitting the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. To honor a close friend who succumbed to the disease last year, DaSilva called on fellow chef friends – Dean Max of 3030 Ocean, Michael Bloise of American Noodle Bar, Timon Balloo of Sugarcane, Sean Brasel of Meat Market and Hedy Goldsmith, pastry chef at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink – to come together and create something delicious for a wonderful cause. The dinner, complete with a reception co-sponsored by Maisons Marques & Domaines Champagne Louis Roederer, Sam Adams and Votan organic vodka, will take diners on a culinary tour of the best of Miami, with each course prepared by a different chef and paired perfectly with an array of amazing wines. It is priced at $150 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance by calling Melissa Reilly at 305.674.5594. Proceeds will go to the AACR in Leah Caputo’s name, there will also be a silent auction on-site to raise additional funds.
Cabernet is King at Morton’s The Steakhouse
On Wednesday, May 18, put your wine knowledge to the test by joining Morton’s The Steakhouse in Miami Beach for an interactive and engaging evening celebrating one the most popular varieties in wine selection, Cabernet Sauvignon. Chad Lipson, Certified Sommelier and General Manager of Morton’s The Steakhouse Miami Beach will be conducting a thorough presentation educating guests on an assortment of different Cabernets. The presentation will provide an overview of proper wine etiquette and terminology as well as suggest an array of delicious wine and food pairings. Before the presentation guests will sample select wines and Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres. The evening will conclude with a Morton’s Associate Sommelier presentation in which a certificate of course completion will be presented to each guest in attendance. Class cost is $49 per guest and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To reserve a seat visit www.mortonsmiamibeach.com; complimentary valet parking will be provided.
Eco Lifestyle Gala
The 2nd Annual Green Drinks Eco-Lifestyle Gala will take place Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the exclusive Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 East Camino Real). The event is designed to honor environmental stewardship and support socially conscious causes through fundraising and community support. This year, Green Drinks will recognize celebrity actress and philanthropist, Patricia Arquette, with its prestigious Eco-Lifestyle Pioneer Award for her work with GiveLove, a non-profit Haiti relief organization she founded in 2010. The event will support GiveLove’s work to improve housing and sanitary conditions in Haiti, as well as Global Green USA’s greener rebuilding efforts in Haiti. The event organizers promise an impressive line-up of live musicians and entertainers, including NYC Comedian Jessica Kirson, DJ Mark Leventhal, and renowned Native Rock musician, Robby Romero. Tickets for the gala are a bargain at $75 per individual ticket; $125 per couple. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $500. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available, from Presenting Sponsor to Exhibitor and Gift Bag Sponsors. For more information on sponsorships or to purchase tickets, contact April Milliken Trigg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404. 627. 4630 ext. 204. For more information visit: http://www.ecolifestylegala.com or http://www.southfloridagreendrinks.org.
A Flare for Design
Those with a flair for design and fashion will enjoy, A Flare for Design (intentional spelling) on May 19. This special event will bring together the design community, socialites, celebrities and business professionals for an evening of fashion, fun and fundraising combined with high design at the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA 1855 Griffin Road) from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening will include a fashion show featuring national luxury fashion brands and a silent auction, while showcasing the latest interior design trends. A performance by Resse Bridges of the Grammy Award winning band, Dirty Vegas will delight music lovers as well. All proceeds will benefit The Lupus Foundation of America, S.E. Florida Chapter. To purchase tickets which start at just $75, visit www.aflarefordesign.com, email email@example.com, or call 561.279.8606
The Art of Found Objects
On Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m., The Art of Found Objects, The Education Fund’s annual charity auction and event, celebrates its 25th anniversary with food by local celebrity chefs, live music from the New World School of the Arts and an auction lot that includes over 200 one-of-a-kind works by Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers and students. To celebrate this milestone 25 local leaders will be honored, all of whom are products of the Miami-Dade County Public School System. A powerful mix of luminaries, art collectors, business leaders and philanthropists are expected to celebrate this momentous occasion. The event will be held at the Moore Building, tickets start at $100, and can be purchased at www.educationfund.org or by calling 305-892-5099 ext 23.
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