FCBy: Maryanne Salvat

Fashionably Conscious at Village of Merrick Park

Once again, the Village of Merrick Park is putting its fashion foot forward in the name of charity. The luxury retail and dining destination brings back the highly coveted Fashionably Conscious fundraising sale from Friday September 19 through Sunday September 21.The vintage designer sale event offers heavily reduced pricing on donated items from the most coveted closets of Miami’s respected philanthropists and community leaders. Some highlights of the collected inventory from the charity hosts include men’s Gucci and Ferragamo shoes, YSL and Diane von Furstenberg dresses, Miu Miu and Prada shoes and items from Chanel, Valentino, Phillip Lim, Chloé, Lanvin and more. The event kicks off Friday, September 19 with a VIP Cocktail Preview Sale Reception for an entry donation of $25. The shopping continues on Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an all- day sale for an entry donation of $10. It concludes on Sunday, September 21 with the Fashionably Conscious Clearance Sale, where everything must go! The weekend sale will take place at suite 1035 on the ground floor of Village of Merrick Park, located next to Burberry. Proceeds from the sale benefit Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard Community Center, providing free vital services to the children and families of the historic West Grove community. As the organization’s primary annual fundraiser, Fashionably Conscious offers essential unrestricted funds to enable the organization’s operations.


Miami Recognition Dinner “Sparkle” Preview Party

Join the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for the official Miami Recognition Dinner “Sparkle” Preview Party on Friday, September 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at HaVen Lounge. Guests will be treated to a complimentary open bar courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka and light bites by acclaimed HaVen Lounge Executive Chef Todd Erickson. There is no cost to attend. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 305.987.8885. Sip and socialize as event details are unveiled and meet committee members, table hosts and Task Force supporters. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets and tables to this year’s dinner taking place on Saturday, October 11 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The Task Force recently announced that the Miami Recognition Dinner will be co-hosted by the dynamic duo of Lea Black, star of Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Miami, and South Beach icon Elaine Lancaster, promising a night to remember for those in attendance. 

No kid Hungry

BLT Prime Unites with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry®

BLT Prime, located in the iconic Trump National Doral, has been delighting Doral residents and foodies alike with BLT’s acclaimed modern American steakhouse cuisine. In addition to pleasing diners with the finest cuts of USDA Prime Certified Angus beef, BLT unites with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to help end childhood hunger until Sunday, September 20.  The annual Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign brings restaurants and diners together to raise funds and awareness. Participating restaurants have the freedom to create unique promotions that raise funds while giving their diners wonderful offerings. Created especially for this event by Chef Dustin Ward and inspired by Share Our Strength, the grilled Portuguese octopus, fennel, yuzu, pickled shallot appetizer is $18 and meant to be shared; available during lunch and dinner service with 50% of all sales of the dish benefitting the campaign.


Hollywood Eyes Hosts Fendi Trunk Show Benefitting Girl Rising

Hollywood Eyes is hosting an exclusive Fendi trunk show and cocktail soiree benefitting Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Since the launch of the movement, the Girl Rising Campaign has raised over $5 million for girls programs, and the “Girl Rising” film has been seen by over 1.5 million viewers with more than 200 corporations such as Intel, Bobbi Brown, Charles Schwab, and Facebook supporting the cause by hosting corporate screenings. Hollywood Eyes’ evening of shopping and cocktails for a cause will feature a Fendi eye wear trunk show as well as other designer eyewear collections, perfectly timed to transition you from summer to fall. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres from FACE restaurant, complimentary wine, and a preview of fall’s hottest frames with 20% of all proceeds benefitting Girl Rising. There will also be a luxury raffle for a chance to win two pair of Fendi designer glasses with 100% of proceeds going to the campaign. The event, which takes place Friday, September 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., is free and open to the public and serves as a prelude to the “Girl Rising” movie screening at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center on October 25. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 954.923.5367 or visit www.hollywoodeyesflorida.com.


shelborne2014 Global Party for United Cerebral Palsy Baby House

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, the iconic Miami landmark resort, is partnering with the 2014 Global Party to host a Venetian Masquerade Gala on Saturday, September 27, from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at 1801 Collins Avenue in Miami.  Global Party is the world’s largest invite-only VIP charity event where all donations benefit  Miami’s leading nonprofit organization: United Cerebral Palsy Baby House, an organization serving children and young adults suffering from Cerebral Palsy. The Venetian Masquerade Gala will be the first event that Shelborne hosts after its $90 million renovation, and will be catered by Morimoto South Beach, Iron Chef Morimoto’s Miami flagship restaurant, located within the property. The evening will include signature cocktails, an elite VIP Lounge, and a special performance by Venezuelan musician Julien Rego, and International & Caribbean Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Kevin Lyttle. Donors may make contributions by visiting: http://www.theglobalparty.com/venues/list/.