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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 7 - 2013

By: Maryanne Salvat 

umThe “Wig and Stache Bash” for the Lowe Art Museum at UM 

On November 9, join Beaux Arts at the “Wig & Stache Bash” to celebrate Miami’s oldest costume ball and the organization’s ongoing support for the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum at the Coral Gables Country Club. Evening events will include a large silent auction, featuring over 200 items valued at over $150,000, a sit-down dinner, dancing, a costume and skit competition, and an exciting raffle, in which the purchase of a raffle ticket will go toward sending an underprivileged student to Beaux Arts Art Camp.  61st Annual Beaux Arts Ball sponsors include Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay, Bermont Advisory Group of Raymond James, AON, Northern Trust, Lowell International Realty, The Haggard Law Firm, Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis Interior Design, TUUCI, Windhaven Insurance, and Nicole Wilson Lozano. Funds raised at the event will be used for exhibitions, improvements and acquisitions to the Lowe’s permanent collection, as well as to finance the organization’s flagship program, Hands On!, which exposes underserved children from Miami-Dade to the visual arts. Tickets are $250 per person; to reserve, email 



Kenneth Cole Book Launch at Bloomingdales Aventura 

On November 9, legendary designer Kenneth Cole will be celebrating the launch of his coffee table book, This is a Kenneth Cole Production, a commemoration of Cole’s 30 year career in fashion and social engagements. The designer will be on hand at Bloomingdales Aventura Mall for his first South Florida appearance. All profits from the book will be donated to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.







bgcBoys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Hosts “Wild About Kids” Gala

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is once again hosting its acclaimed annual “Wild About Kids” black-tie gala on Saturday, November 9, at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Grand Ballroom. The 7th annual fundraising event will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and its many positive programs, such as after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most. The event’s Presenting Sponsor is 4 Beauty Aesthetic Institute Inc./Dr. Constantino and Mrs. Nina Mendieta.  The gala will kick off with a VIP party offering photo ops with honorees at 6:30 p.m. A cocktail reception will take place at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 8:30 p.m. An after party, also at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, will begin at 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening into the wee hours with Frank Sinatra-style entertainer Jeff Grainer, a D.J, dancing, an open bar and small bites. Underwriting opportunities, starting at $300, still remain. Table sales are sold out. Individual tickets for the gala are still available at $500 per ticket, and for the after party at $50 per ticket. 

Gala co-chairs are Lana DeSimone, Irene Korge and Eris Thomas; special events chair

For more information about sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, in-kind gift donations, and tickets, contact Astrid H. Ehrenstein, director of special events & development at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or



spainSpain’s Great Match

On Tuesday, November 12, gain greater knowledge of Spain’s wine, food and culture during Spain’s Great Match. Meet and greet winery representatives, importers and distributors during this exclusive trade and media preview tasting at 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Building in the Design District. Discover new wines, grapes and regions as you taste your way through Spain with the more than 200 offerings. Attend an in-depth seminar of Grandes Pagos de España* with renowned experts. To RSVP visit:; a business card or proof of affiliation at registration is required. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For information, call 646.624.2885 extension 112 or by email at:




Colette Little French Bistro

For an authentic slice if Paris, head to  Colette Little French Bistro, Chef Frederick Boldron and French restaurateur Francis Pittilloni’s new restaurant-so French- you will forget you are in bustling Lincoln Road.  Colette Little French Bistro proves its name is as authentic as the menu. The French bistro fare includes mussels marinieres, (not to be missed), escargots, steak au poivre, French onion soup, and Colette’s signature Cajun chicken. Thanks to Francis’ French/Italian roots, other outstanding menu items include the mushroom risotto and the Colette pizza- a white pizza of Swiss and goat cheeses drizzled with honey- the recipe of which has been in the family for centuries.  Watch chef Frederick Boldron perfectly execute his dishes through the visible kitchen that sets the home-style atmosphere for the equally cozy and chic dining room interior. From Serge Gainsbourg to Amy Winehouse, and everything in between, the eclectic soundtrack will keep you guessing, as will the pizzas you will unexpectedly find on the menu. An extensive list of French wines will tantalize your palette and your wallet. The entire menu is approachable for everyday dining, geared for locals-with no occasion necessary to enjoy. Open for dinner seven days a week, and opening for lunch next month, Colette Little French Bistro is proud to present great food and service wrapped in a warm and inviting setting. Nice born Chef Boldron, who started his career in the kitchens of France’s top Michelin rated restaurants including L’Ane Rouge, La Grande Cascade and Le Bristol, has most recently served as Chef de Cuisine in some of Miami’s most bustling kitchens including Tosca, Villa Mayfair, La Goulue and Vita.


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