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Don’t Miss: The Wonderwalls and Serena Williams Ultimate RUN South Beach

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 12 - 2014

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The Wonderwalls, an avant-garde design and home décor brand, will host an event at CABLE Design on Saturday, December 13, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. during Wynwood Art Walk to celebrate its U.S. inauguration. The Wonderwalls is currently composed of 10 renowned artists from Barcelona, Spain— Alex Trochut, Ariana Perez, Josep Basora, Flavita Banana, Inocuo, Laia Munnà, Laura Meseguer, Losiento, Maria Diamantes and Philippe Fernandez—who use rich typography, minimal art and inspirational narratives to create unique, powerful wall décor perfect for the home. The event, sponsored by Estrella Damm, will showcase the artists’ designs, including famed artist Trochut’s exclusive vinyl designs for The Wonderwalls—featuring “Lipstick-Bullet,” “Cat-Girl,” “Feather-Knife” and “Razor Blade-Queen.” Complimentary beer, bites from local food trucks, and live music will keep the vibe festive throughout the day. To request an interview or RSVP to the event, e-mail Rebecca Astorga at


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On the heels of making history after winning the 2014 U.S. Open – her 18th Grand Slam title – Serena Williams will join thousands of avid running enthusiasts from South Florida and around the country for the first annual Serena Williams Ultimate RUN South Beach, taking place on Sunday, December 14th. The Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles), 5K Run/Walk and Ultimate KIDS Dash will bring together runners of all ages and abilities to support the Serena Williams Fund, which provides assistance to families affected by violent crimes and providing underprivileged youth around the world with the highest quality of education available to them. Registration for each event is still open at


Breakfast with Santa at Hard Rock Café Philadelphia for Toys for Tots

The Christmas season is just around the corner! Instead of waiting in line for hours at the mall for a picture with Santa, join Hard Rock Cafe for their annual Breakfast with Santa. On December 13-14 and 20-21, 8:30am – 10am, Hard Rock will offer a delicious breakfast buffet, complete with story time with Santa, goodie bags, and digital photos with Kris Kringle himself. Tickets are $18, and children 2 and younger are free with a paid adult. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, Breakfast with Santa will benefit Toys for Tots. This is the perfect excuse to skip the holiday madness without skipping the photo op, so make your reservations today. Tickets available here:








Délice by Chandon

Chandon, known as California’s sparkling wine pioneers, have introduced Délice their newest addition. In keeping with the style established when the winery was founded, Délice draws on French heritage and the innovative spirit of California. Like all Chandon wines, Délice is a sophisticated and vibrant sparkling wine that enlivens all occasions; Available in Florida and Texas in 2014 and nationwide in spring 2015.With a generous creamy, luscious mouthfeel, Délice is semi-sweet and refreshing. It tantalizes the palate with nectarine, pear, golden apple and ruby grapefruit flavors. Délice is the perfect match for all kinds of spicy dishes, such as Thai curry, Cajun jambalaya and Mexican salsa. It is also delicious with creamy cheeses of all kinds and rich, decadent desserts such as lemon meringue pie or crème brûlée.





Don’t Miss: Art Basel 2014 Edition

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 2 - 2014

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Art Basel, the Mecca for art collectors and enthusiasts will take over Miami this week. The most prestigious art show in the Americas will feature hundreds of leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, among the most respected in the world that will showcase works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art and musical experiences. Art Basel will provide a vital platform for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks. In addition to the actual show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, art museums throughout South Florida, satellite art fairs, and events for and by curators provide the perfect forum for encountering and experiencing art and design. Every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel – and the requisite parties keep the locals and the visitors in an art-induced state of bliss. Without a doubt, sunny Miami is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. Below, we have highlighted just a few of the major events that are scheduled this year, and are sure to make Art Basel 2014 the best to date. Read the rest of this entry »

holiday-boutique-canonicalOn Friday, December 5, join the Women’s Committee of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a Holiday Boutique Shopping Day on from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. at the Merion Cricket Club. Lunch and Shopping are $35 at the door. Shopping only tickets are $10/person at the door. 25 percent of all boutique purchases and all ticket sales benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Women’s Committee grants process. Vendors are curated from top boutiques and artisans, around the country and locally.


Non-local vendors include:

Atlantic Nantucket (Nantucket, MA) European designer clothing, jewelry and decor

Boo Gemes (Bronxville, NY) Fun, stylish women’s clothing

Charbellum by Sabra Albert (Aspen, CO) Aspen made jewelry, JOTT USA down jackets

Clara Williams (Chicago, IL) Bold classic jewelry with interchangeable embellishments

Collared Greens (Richmond, VA) Eco friendly men’s apparel and gifts

Devon Baer (New York, NY) Luxury women’s apparel

Glamourpuss NYC (New York, NY) Chic, easy accessories for carpool to cocktails

Island Outfitters (Newport, RI) Cashmere sweaters and jewelry

Jingle Nog (Armonk, NY) Glass ornaments and gifts

johnnie-O (Santa Monica, CA) West Coast preppy clothing with a twist

Lined Design by Marni Gutkin (New York, NY) Personalized stationery and gifts

Oliver and Adelaide (New York, NY) American, luxury made gifts for babies and children

Recreo San Miguel (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) One of a kind wraps and shawls

Rungolee (St. Louis, MO) Unique and unusual women’s clothing

Sister Parish Design (Bedford, NY) Home and fashion accessories

Susan’s Jewelry Collection (Jupiter, FL) Jewelry from around the world

The Silk Road (Bronxville, NY) Unique gifts from around the world


Local vendors include:

Argyle Boutique (Ardmore) cut flowers and arrangements

Blue Claw Co. (Philadelphia) Travel bags and accessories made in the USA

Main line Monograms- formerally Dragonfly Gifts (Newtown Square) Onsite personalization of gifts

Jennie Seward & Co. (Bryn Mawr) Hand painted desk and home accessories

John & Kira’s Chocolates (Philadelphia) Artisan confections

The Ellie Rose (Chester Springs) Sweet simple children’s clothing and accessories

Valley Forge Flowers (Wayne) Topiaries, home accessories and holiday accents

Vanessa Fox (Bryn Mawr) Whimsical and colorful swim trunks and resort dresses


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Love & Wine- A Rooftop Culinary Celebration

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On November - 22 - 2014


On Saturday, November 22,  head to the rooftop of the Collection Building  for the launch of  Love & Wine – an event that brings together exclusive wine and spirit producers, leading figures in the culinary scene, live entertainment and local influencers in one of the city’s most posh rooftop settings. Attendees will enjoy the characteristically breezy atmosphere unique to South Florida in the fall season while iconic labels such as Moët, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, and Ketel One, provide unique opportunities to taste select wines & spirits that have brought them worldwide acclaim. Guests will also have access to other wine and premium spi- rits while indulging in flavors from the most widely recognized kitchens in Miami. Ameri- can chef and television personality, Ralph Pagano will host the Love & Wine- Cooking with Love stage which will feature cooking demonstrations from various well known Miami chefs like; Dustin Ward, Richard Hales and Giorgio Rapicavoli. Pagano appeared on the first season of Hell’s Kitchen and hosted the series Pressure Cook on MOJO HD. He also challenged chef Bobby Flay on the American version of Iron Chef. Participating restaurants showcasing their kitchens include; BLT Prime, Batch Gastropub, Cibo Wine Bar, Love is Blind and more.  For more information visit:

 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 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


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 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


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