SaksBy: Maryanne Salvat 

Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour Key To The Cure 

To help raise both money and awareness for women’s cancers, Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour will once again partner with The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center to host this year’s Key To The Cure, a charity shopping weekend taking place October 17 through October 20. During the shopping weekend, 2% of participating vendor sales from Saks Bal Harbour – up to $500,000 – will be donated to the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. Actress Jennifer Aniston has been named the 2013 Entertainment Industry Foundation’s ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2013 Key to The Cure campaign.  In support of this program, Ms. Aniston will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing a limited-edition Key To The Cure T-shirt by celebrated designer Peter Dundas of Emilio Pucci. The T-shirt retails for $35 in Saks stores, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores or at One hundred percent of the proceeds of the purchase price of each T-shirt sold at Saks Bal Harbour and via the Mount Sinai online site will be donated to The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center.


First Annual MEDDY AwardsMeddy

Medical and lifestyle organizations will gather on Friday, October 18, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., for the 1st Annual MEDDY Awards, at Hyde Beach in the SLS Hotel, to honor those who have contributed to medical missions abroad. The event, presented by NBC6 reporter Kelly Blanco, will benefit local charity Jose’s Hands, and feature an inspiring Beauty & Fashion Experience, in collaboration with celebrity-endorsed designer Kymerah, luxury salon Warren-Tricomi, and modeling agency Quintessential Promotions. The evening will also count with performances by renowned local female powerhouse DJ YSL, alongside Miami’s celebrity drummer David Silva. Tickets can be purchased at 





Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure 

More than 20,000 walkers and runners will join together for the Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 18th Annual Race for the Cure® on Saturday, October 19, starting at 7:30am, at Bayfront Park. The Race will honor breast cancer survivors, support those dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and raise funds for research to end breast cancer. Seventy five percent (75%) of net proceeds from the event stay in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties to support local breast cancer programs. To register or volunteer go towww.komenmiaftl.orgor call 305.383.7116.




Connor CruiseConnor Cruise at SET!

SET hosts DJ Connor Cruise on Saturday, October 19.  After completing recent tours across the globe, Connor Cruise has begun to make his mark across the electronic music world and the young stars future continues to look bright! Cruise has been spending time in the studio as a producer, working on remixes and original tracks with Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Andy Caldwell as well as Black Eyed Peas DJ/producer Poet.  His remix of “Feed me Diamonds” by MNDR was picked by Ultra records and was featured on David Letterman. He has also worked with similar artists such as the Veronicas, creating unique and creative remixes. Cruise has several original tracks in the pipeline that are poised to be hits worldwide; For tickets visit:



MISO: The Miami Symphony Orchestra

On Sunday, October 20, celebrate 25 years with The Miami Symphony Orchestra as they welcome back popular Spanish classical guitarist Ángel Romero, along with the virtuosic pianist Andreas Boyde, to commemorate MISO’s 25th Anniversary Season. Maestro Eduardo Marturet leads a colorful program that includes his very own homage to Cuban painter Waldo Balart, Beethoven’s magnificent Emperor Concerto, and the rich, warm sonorities of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: 


FunkshionFUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Turns 25! 

Celebrating its 25th season this week, FUNKSHION hosts high fashion events all week long including the RedDress Show presented by the American Heart Association.   Heart disease being the number one killer of women, FUNKSHION Miami treasures the opportunity to create as much awareness as possible and raise money for the fight against this disease.  For a complete schedule of events visit: 




Happenings at The Flat Miami The Flat

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Flat is thinking pink and introducing a specialty drink to their handcrafted cocktail menu for socially conscious sippers. During the entire month of October, patrons can enjoy Pink is the New Black ($13), a combination of vodka and St. Germain topped with a sparkling rosé and a splash of antioxidant rich cranberry juice. Twenty percent of proceeds from each drink will benefit The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research. All donations will remain in the State of Florida to support programs for Florida residents and institutions. 

To welcome the fall, The Flat has created a multi-course cocktail menu designed to “wet” the appetite. Based on the concept of the Miami Spice tasting menus, the Flat’s limited edition cocktail menu is a liquid adaption where patrons can enjoy a series of satisfying sips for only $33. Enjoy a selection of cocktails that progress over the palate from light-bodied to rich and dark, comparable to the complexity of a perfectly paired menu’s appetizer, entrée and dessert. The menu includes The Suite 180, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, Aperol, agave nectar and orange cream bitters topped with champagne. This light, citrus cocktail prepares the pallet for The First Date, a hearty, main course made with gin, yellow chartreuse, honey, and lemon juice. Cap off the evening with The Jesserna, a digestif dessert of muddled raspberries, bourbon, vanilla beans, Averna Italian Liqueur and lemon juice; for more information visit,   


SeaFood Spice at The Trapiche Room 

With less than one month left of the ever-popular SeaFood Spice promotion, those seeking a romantic and intimate dining experience must visit The Trapiche Room. Located within Brickell’s JW Marriott Miami, the restaurant’s convenient location and serene setting affords Downtown’s movers and shakers the ideal venue for a working power lunch. When the sun sets, The Trapiche Room transforms into the city’s most intimate dining venue. Executive Chef Daniel Goldich offers refined Mediterranean dishes in a warm, candlelight environment. Complete with mahogany fixtures and classic décor, The Trapiche Room is just a few feet away from the hotel’s outdoor La Terresa. A stark contrast to The Trapiche Room, La Terrasa featuring gorgeous city views and eclectic nautical furniture, perfect for after dinner drinks and cigars.  or 305.329.3500.


mcmNot So Scary Halloween Bash at MCM 

It’s not so scary, but all your little ghosts and goblins are guaranteed to have a boo-tiful time at Miami Children’s Museum’s “Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash!” on Sunday, October 20 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island. Considered one of Miami’s best Family Halloween events, you and your family are guaranteed to have a great and ghostly time as your costumed trick-or-treaters make their candy collecting way around the Museum’s 14 galleries.  Enjoy Miami’s best family friendly haunted house, create crazed crafts and become part of our fun and colorful costume parade.  Families are bound to have a bewitching time and will enjoy creating miniature pumpkin and sugar skulls, face painting, dancing the Monster Mash, eating delectable treats, taking part in our a silent auction and much, much more. All the proceeds from the Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash benefit the Museum’s educational programs. Individual tickets to the “Not So Scary Halloween Bash” are just $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members when purchased before October 1st.  After October 1st,  Individual tickets become $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members. A Family Package for $200.00 is also available that includes 6 tickets.  For more information, to learn about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, visit or call 305.373.KIDS (5437), ext. 120.


Dark Dining at City Hall The Restaurantcity hall

On Friday, October 25, City Hall the Restaurant will host Dark Dining, a unique dining experience that promotes communication and enhances your senses. Dark Dining allows people without disabilities to get a better understanding of what life is like for individuals with visual impairments. Dark Dining provides diners with the opportunity to experience a first class meal while blindfolded. “This unique event is a sensory overload dining experience you won’t want to miss!!” says Steven Haas, owner of City Hall the Restaurant. Call 305-764-3130to make a reservation. $125 per person includes a four course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.