By: Maryanne Salvat

flatThe Flat Miami Very Happy Hour 

The Flat Miami, the new European-inspired cocktail lounge by Cedric Adegnika and Barbara Zuccarelli, is pleased to announce ‘Very Happy Hour(s)’ specials, which will be available Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 15. Bar Chef Egor Polonskiy will offer signature and classic cocktails that change weekly, as well as a selection of craft beers and wines. Located just South of Fifth at 500 South Pointe Drive, The Flat combines upscale cocktail culture and modern décor, featuring a white-lacquered baby grand piano bearing a portrait of Ray Charles, to create a coolly sophisticated atmosphere perfect to begin or end a night on the town.






ABX_MEDIA_110612_D_MIAABSOLUT® X Masquerade Ball

On Thursday, May 16 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, ABSOLUT® X will transform Soho Studios into an “ABSOLUT” version of a masquerade ball in collaboration with Miami contemporary artist Agustina Woodgate, British indie rock band Bloc Party and world renowned and local favorite, mixologist John Lermayer. ABSOLUT® X is a series of experiential, full-sensory events incorporating three different disciplines – music, art and mixology – to break new artistic ground. Bloc Party will partner with Agustina Woodgate to create an interactive artistic collaboration, and perform hits like “Children of the Future” from their most recent album Four. At the masquerade ball, guests will be part of a transformative night filled with mystery, high energy performances, interactive art experiences, and ABSOLUT® cocktails by Lermayer. Guests will create custom ABSOLUT® masks to develop their “ABSOLUT® self,” making their dream identity a reality. Working with the non-profit Architecture for Humanity, Woodgate’s finished art will be donated and installed in a selected public space, leaving a piece of ABSOLUT X to live on in Miami; For more information visit< and RSVP at

chapman4th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show and Luncheon 

On Friday May 17, Womenade presents the 4th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show and Luncheon. A vintage fashion show produced by C. Madeleine’s, directed by Danny Santiago, with hair styling and makeup by Rik Rak Salon.Boutique.Bar. The event’s theme is “Deco Riviera.” Shannon Hori, CBS-4’s Emmy award-winning news anchor, will serve as the fashion show and program emcee.

A “Best Dressed Diva Contest” will be featured at this year’s fashion show and luncheon. Come dressed in your best late 1950’s, early 1960’s vintage attire to enter in the contest presented by C. Madeleine’s. C. Madeleine’s will also donate a percentage of sales to Chapman Partnership for anyone who shops at the store now through June 30th.  Honorees include Terry Buoniconti, Ana Codina, Lizette Diaz, Jennifer Naszradi, Phillis Oeters, Rita Ramirez, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Katy Sorenson, Tara Solomon, and Boo Zamek.Event Chairs are Bronwyn Miller, Irene Korge and Migna Sanchez. Honorary chairs are Trish and Dan Bell. Event and Table Sponsorships are available. For more information contact the Development Team at or call 305.329.3081.


RuthiesRestaurant Day at Ruthie’s @ The Little Blue House 

A global initiative that’s quickly catching on in Miami’s culinary movement, Restaurant Day gives anyone who’s ever dreamed of opening their own eatery a reason to produce their own menu, buy produce locally, and promote a pop-up out of their own homes, gardens or private spaces. In this spirit, foodie Amanda Fischer will be putting her home cooking talents to work while Torrence Gettrell opens his terrace to create ‘Ruthie’s @ The Little Blue House‘. On Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., celebrate Restaurant Day at Ruthie’s with an Afro-Brazilian inspired meal, with many dish options priced between $9-$16.


Franck Muller at Levinson JewelersLevinson

Levinson Jewelers will be hosting a special event taking place in-store on Saturday, May 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Legendary Swiss watchmaker, Franck Muller, will be traveling from Genève, Switzerland to unveil his newest collections. The event will be hosted by watch enthusiast Dan Marino; for more information visit



St. Jude11th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will host its 11th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala presented by Manuel and Mercedes Mosteiro at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. On this special evening, St. Jude will honor National Football League’s (NFL) all-time winning coach, Don Shula, with the 2013 “St. Jude Al-Rashid Hope Award” for his life-long commitment to helping the community and his unparalleled contributions to the NFL. The gala will celebrate the life-mission of St. Jude, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases. This unique event will include a live performance by Multi-platinum GRAMMY / Latin GRAMMY winning recording artist, Carlos Vives. The FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala co-founder, Daisy Fuentes, will be in attendance to welcome more than 700 guests, and will be accompanied by other award presenters such as Danna Garcia, Julian Gil, Pamela Silva Conde, Raul Gonzalez of Univision Network, and Alberto Sardiñas, host and producer of “Intimo” on Amor 107.5 FM, among others. For more information about tickets, sponsorships and auction items, contact 800.278.3383,,  or visit



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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force requests the pleasure of your company at an exclusive reception to kick off the organization’s upcoming 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner on May 21! This event, hosted at the Beach House at Shore Club, will provide insight into this year’s Miami Recognition Dinner and lend an opportunity to meet MRD committee members. Additionally, the event will feature 2013 Eddy McIntyre Award recipient Joseph L. Falk and a special performance by critically acclaimed dancer and choreographer Pioneer Winter. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Send your RSVP to






The Young Society of Love and Hope Presents the Second Annual “Haute Tea” HauteFinal

The Young Society of Love and Hope, along with the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, will host their Second Annual “Haute Tea” on Tuesday, May 21 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. The bespoke Tea will include a champagne reception followed by a three-course lunch. Scones & clotted cream and finger sandwiches will additionally be presented at each table along with formal tea service. This year, the famous Parisian silver house, Christofle (of Bal Harbour) will adorn the event with luxurious silver throughout. Attendees will also enjoy a fashion presentation by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, a silent auction and prizes to the finest hats of the day. This fun and unique afternoon is designed to bring women together while increasing awareness about diabetes; the event is chaired by Jillian Posner and Dana Rosenhaus Swickle. To purchase tickets visit: or call 1.800.321.3437.







Nicky’s Week at RA Sushi in South Miami

RA Sushi in South Miami will host the ninth annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser from Sunday, May 26, through Saturday, June 1, during which 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items such as Edamame, Tootsy Maki roll, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori and Garlic Citrus Yellowtail Tapas, plus select beverages, will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The annual fundraiser was developed in memory of St. Jude patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard, of Scottsdale, Arizona, who lost a long battle with brain cancer in February 2005 at the age of 13. As a nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization. RA Sushi initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for medical treatments.

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