By: Maryanne Salvat
“La Collaborazione” – A Unique Artistic Collaboration by Noel & Uberto Gucci
Join local artist Noel and Uberto Gucci’s opening reception for “La Collaborazione” on Thursday, November 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The event will unveil the celebrated artist and famed fashion house’s appropriately named artistic collaboration featuring two mixed media paintings that combine iconic items such as Gucci scarves, accessories and all things equestrian with Noel’s signature sweeping artwork. The event will begin at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden where Mayor Matti Bower will present a key to the city to Uberto Gucci and proclamation to Noel for his continued contributions to the city. Light bites and cocktails will be provided by City Hall The Restaurant. The event will be followed by an after party at The Raleigh from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. To RSVP to the unveiling at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bon Jour, High Club
Thursday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m., High Club opens its doors on Ocean Drive.. The 5,000-square-foot den– modeled after a swanky French parlor – features plush Victorian-style VIP seating, a white lacquer bar, handmade black leather-buttoned walls and record studio-quality Tannoy speakers. It is the product of Parisian nightlife impresario Gil Thevenet, who is also responsible for five other venues in France (including the original High Club in Nice) and will now embark on his first venture in the US. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails by Belvedere until midnight, along with house-centric beats by French turntable jockeys DJ Navy and DJ Keidy. Kindly RSVP to email@example.com.
BLK Water Launches at Hotel Breakwater
On Friday, November 18, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., join Ocean Drive Magazine and Albie Manzo, famed son of Caroline Manzo of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, for the BLK Water launch party at Hotel Breakwater. The new spring water product being distributed to Miami nightlife venues as a mixer for cocktails will be hosting a VIP party to celebrate its debut. Black attire is encouraged; Cocktails courtesy of Rouge Vodka and light bites by Nine. To rsvp, visit blkWater@taraink.com.
Cotton’s 24-Hour Runway Show
On November 19 straight through November 20, Cotton presents style icon Giuliana Rancic of E! News and E!’s Fashion Police as celebrity host of the world premiere of Cotton’s 24-Hour Runway Show with special appearances by Bill Rancic and performances by DJ Irie, DJ Ross One, DJ Joe Maz, Aulden Brown and Juan Mejia to be announced. Featuring 1,440 looks—one look per minute—to celebrate The Fabric of Our Lives ®, each hour will feature everyday 24 hour looks from “Modern Glam” to “Sunday Brunch.” The Runway Show will showcase of the latest styles highlighting the versatility of cotton for stylish looks in every moment of the day. After conducting a nationwide Cotton Style Search for everyday individuals that best exhibit personal style, Samantha Cerny was chosen to represent “Effortless Bohemian” based on her cotton versatility in her everyday life, outfit and personality. The event is open to the public and will begin at noon on Saturday and run until noon on Sunday. The show will take place on the outdoor stage at Lincoln Road between Lenox and Alton.
Volvos and Vampires
On Saturday, November 19, Warren Henry Volvo will host Volvos and Vampires in celebration of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 premier. Volvo is the featured vehicle in The Twilight Saga series. “Twi-hards” will enjoy a day of fun including a chance to preview the Volvo model featured in the new movie, movie ticket and prize giveaways including a 32” TV and iPad, food, entertainment, a blood drive and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Twilight gear for a chance to win tickets to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, premiering nationwide on November 18 at AMC Aventura 24 on their date of choice. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. During the month of November, Warren Henry Volvo is offering $2,500 off the new Volvo S60, Edward’s vehicle in Breaking Dawn – Part 1. For more information, call 888-856-3113 or visit www.WarrenHenryAuto.com.
Keep your South Beach social life buzzing with Out-N-About – a new app brought to you by Lords South Beach and Out Magazine. Out-N-About (available for free on iTunes) is a digital concierge app highlighting local gay-friendly destinations, utilizing the expertise of four ‘men about town’:
NIGHTLIFE: Legendary party promoter Josh Woods shows you the best parties, bars and clubs.
SHOPPING: Kristian Laliberte, writer for Refinery 29, points you towards South Beach’s best kept retail secrets.
CULTURE: Tim Gossens uses his experience as a curator to find the best gallery openings, art fairs, and performances.
OUTDOOR: Guests can explore landmark destinations and outdoor activities with Lords Founder Brian Gorman.
Trigger at Colony Theater
Trigger a short film by South Florida native and Los Angeles-based Matt Sinnreich, will make its Miami Beach debut on Wednesday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Colony Theater on Lincoln Road. Notably, one hundred percent of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida® and Angels of East Africa. Trigger is a 30-minute short film that has been touted as an emotional and psychological rollercoaster about what it takes for one to actually pull “the trigger” and take another human’s life. Immediately captivating the audience, the film opens with a man holding a gun to a drug dealer’s head, and then regresses back through the gunman’s childhood, exposing the circumstances of how he ended up in the position, and ultimately, how fate has brought everything full-circle. At the premiere, Sinnreich, who wrote, directed, and produced the film, will announce and discuss his next project, a major motion picture to be filmed in his hometown of Miami Beach. An after party will follow at W South Beach. Tickets are $55 each and include cocktails by VeeV at the screening as well as access to the after party. For more information about the premiere, tickets, and to view the movie’s trailer, visit: www.triggermoviecharity.com.