The Bass Ball: Fauvism and Fabulous!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 19 - 2018

Come As You Art

On Saturday, December 15, as the skies opened to a beautiful evening, more than 250 art patrons, artists, cultural influencers and philanthropists gathered for the Bass Ball. The annual fundraising gala is among the most anticipated events of the season and supports the museum’s education and exhibition programs. Guests enjoyed a fashionable evening, hosted by CHANEL, including a special performance by Amber Mark and tunes by DJ Frank Delour. After a dusk-lit cocktail hour in Collins Park, creatively dressed patrons were seated for an elegant meal where they enjoyed remarks by George Lindemann, President of the Board of Directors of The Bass, Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director of The Bass, Tom Murphy, Member of the Board of Directors of The Bass, and Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »

Well-Heeled Guests Kick-off Wine, Women & Shoes

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 17 - 2014
Lucy Morillo, Criselda Breene, Dr. Kini, Sofial Joelsson, Calora Pimentel, & Cassie Preston

Lucy Morillo, Criselda Breene, Dr. Kini, Sofial Joelsson, Calora Pimentel, & Cassie Preston

By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Champagne wishes, caviar dreams and the best truffle risotto delighted well-heeled (pun intended) Miami influencers and socialites at the highly-anticipated Wine, Women & Shoes Kick-off party benefiting Miami Children’s Health Foundation which took place on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

The glamorous event was hosted by renowned interior designer, Sofia Joelsson on the gorgeous rooftop of her penthouse home in South Beach to celebrate the upcoming 4th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes presented by Sergio Rossi, which is scheduled for February 4, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

The event served as a backdrop for chairs Carola Pimentel and Criselda Breene to announce Sergio Rossi as this year’s High Heel Presenting Sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

Be a Kid Again

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 12 - 2012

Yolanda and Jeff Berkowitz

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood,” mused Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) Chairman, Jeff Berkowitz as he addressed an animated crowd of 600 on Saturday, March 31 at the museum’s annual Be A Kid Again Gala, which was held in a gorgeous tent on Watson Island, home to MCM.  This year’s whimsical theme, “All You Need is Love” transported guests, most of whom dressed in their best 60s chic, back in time with a 60s/Beatles theme complete with old records, Beatles glasses, moustaches, a red double-decker bus, and fields of Driscoll’s strawberries as parting gifts. 

The party started in the actual museum, where guests got to tour the exhibits while sipping cocktails- which, incidentally, adds a whole new level of fun to the museum visit.   (A few moms who visit the museum regularly with their children suggested that there should be a permanent “bar installment” just for the parents.) 

After the cocktail reception, guests were escorted into the expansive tent for the party, for which MCM pulled out all the stops (which resembled the London Underground stops) with high-top and lounge tables in lieu of regular ballroom tables and a fun-filled buffet by Chef David Schwadron which included burgers, hot dogs, coconut shrimp, and fish and chips instead of the typical banquet food.  This kept people on their feet, chatting and dancing throughout the night. Read the rest of this entry »

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