Literary Launches

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 3 - 2011

Thomas Collins and Lesley Blume

Thomas Collins and Lesley Blume

By Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

The Society Literary Salon

The Society Literary Salon featuring Vogue contributor/Huffington Post columnist and author Lesley Blume’s latest book Let’s Bring Back took place at the library of the Soho House last Thursday, to celebrate the book launch.  Blume’s most recent work presents “a sophisticated, stylish cultural encyclopedia of nostalgia celebrating forgotten objects, curiosities, pastimes, fashions, words, landmarks, and personae from bygone eras.” 

 Blume took the stage with Thom Collins, Director of Miami Art Museum, to provide an engaging and insightful Q & A about the various spirited historical art movements that should return to Miami.  During the gathering, Zacapa Rum surprised guests with a champagne tower (one of the items highlighted Blume’s book) but with a special twist—a Ron Zacapa Rum Champagne Cocktail named “Ode to Blume.” Notables in attendance included: Marcella Novela, Susie and Walid Wahab, Bette Ann Schlossberg, Zac Courtney, John Lin, and Michael Cohen. 

The Society is a virtual culture club for the creative class in New York City, Toronto and  Miami with a satellite chapter in Los Angeles- much like the Soho House except without brick and mortar.  The Society’s goal is to make culture a relevant and approachable luxury for its members by creating a calendar of cultural activities and events designed to educate, entertain and enlighten.


Rayman,_Nicole,_Siciliano,_&_Borakos1Fitness Fans at Canyon Ranch

Ocean Drive magazine invited a select group of trendsetters to celebrate the launch of Jennifer Nicole Lee’s second book The Jennifer Nicole Lee Fitness Model Diet. The event took place at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa.  Attendees included Ocean Drive’s Suzy Buckley, Aymee Vasquez, Christine Longa and Tara Borakos. The afternoon began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by Canyon Ranch Grill and musical stylings by resident DJ, Bote. Later in the evening, guests had the opportunity to have their book and/or special edition Jennifer Nicole Lee bobble head signed by the bestselling author.

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