Give MiamiBy: Maryanne Salvat

Give Miami Day

On Thursday, November 20 a unique 24 hour online “give-a-thon,” now in its third year, sponsored by the Miami Foundation will be happening between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Donators can log on to www.givemiamiday.org and designate ReServe South Florida so that contributions may be matched! The support on Give Miami Day goes directly to underwrite ReServists placed as tutors, mentors and administrative support staff at Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami Children’s Initiative and St. Thomas University. Your Investment in ReServe South Florida on Give Miami Day is a QUADRUPLE win!

 

58th Annual Vizcaya Ball

The 58th Annual Vizcaya Ball is taking place this Saturday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m. The 58th Annual Vizcaya Ball’s theme is “Vizcaya, The Jewel of South Florida.” The black-tie event will include a stylish cocktail reception; catering by A Joy Wallace Catering, Design & Special Events; floral arrangements by Bayfront Floral and Event Design; entertainment by The Chase Band; a sensational silent auction and much more; Individual tickets from $600 and tables with 10 guests from $6,000. Vizcaya Ball tickets and tables can be purchased online. For more information about the Vizcaya Ball, contact Miriam Barcia at 305.860.8420 or miriam.barcia@vizcaya.org.

 

18th Annual Best Buddies Miami Galabest buddies

Best Buddies International, agroundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala  at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday, November 21. This year’s Gala will celebrate the organization’s expansion into Southeast Asia. Some of the night’s notables include: Gala Co-Chairs Danny Porush, Linda Coll, Romero Britto, Marc Leder, Alvaro Noboa, Abigal & FJ Pollack, May Liang & Jim Lintott, Anthony K. Shriver, Alina Shriver, Dr. Steven Silverman, Don Soffer and Donna & George Zoley; past Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning; Actor Verne Troyer; U.S Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis; Tour de France cycling legend George Hincapie; andMiss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler.

 

24 Hours in Mexico

Following a whirlwind 24-hour trip to Mexico, photographer Seth Browarnik has curated an original series of images of the FACUNDO Rum Collection, the first luxury collection of sipping rums from BACARDÍ, to form a stunning 30+ photography exhibit bringing the “art of rum” to life. These photographs tell the story of not only the meticulous production process of hand bottling the FACUNDO Rum Collection, a product sourced from the Bacardi family’s Private Reserves, but of the community, the heritage, and artistry one finds along the way. Accompanied by BACARDÍ Brand Master David Cid, Browarnik traveled to Tultitlán, the BACARDÍ aging & blending facility where FACUNDO is bottled. They also stayed in La Galarza, a historic BACARDÍ distillery that showcases the rum company’s commitment to heritage and the legacy of founder Don Facundo Bacardi Massó. During the trip, Browarnik discovered what’s really behind the rum barrel: the people, the history, and the passion that is involved in the art of rum-making. Open to the public for one day only in the Miami Design District, guests can experience the intimate journey Browarnik captured firsthand. Guests will also be able to experience the four variants from the FACUNDO Rum Collection neat or on the rocks as they view the photographs and relive the story as told though the exhibit. Open to the Public by RSVP Only – Saturday, November 22, from 12:00p.m. to5:00 p.m. RSVP to facundorum@hs-pr.com to attend the “24 Hours in Mexico” Photo Exhibition. Limited availability, guests must RSVP to attend the public exhibition.

 

VINTRO Hotel & Kitchen

A Rustic Mediterranean Feast – Sunday Brunch

Head to VINTRO Hotel & Kitchen for a Rustic Mediterranean feast created by Executive Chef Keith Suarino. Curate your perfect plate from VINTRO Kitchen’s expansive brunch buffet of sophisticated, ingredient-based cuisine, with options including a raw seafood bar, grilled Mediterranean meats and seafood paella, or delight your palette with specialty “From the Kitchen” brunch plates such as stuffed French toast with Nutella and bananas. Top it all off as you savor bottomless mimosas and white-wine sangria and take in breathtaking views of the Collins Canal from VINTRO Kitchen’s outdoor terrace. Brunch is served every Sunday from 12pm-4pm and costs $75 per person. For reservations, call 305.704.3680. For menus and more information, visit VINTRO Hotel & Kitchen online atwww.vintrohotels.com.

 

Sign Up for InList

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