Miami Beach, FL – June 28, 2012 – Modern Luxury, the largest publisher of luxury city magazines in the United States, proudly celebrated the release of the premiere issue of Modern Luxury Brides South Florida & The Caribbean with a smash-hit cocktail launch party at Turnberry Isle MiamiJose Graterol Designs conceptualized and custom-designed the breathtaking event, replete with exquisite details from South Florida’s premier event vendors. The spectacular event featured his striking florals, along with couture linens and elegant furnishings by Nüage Designs Inc., innovative décor elements from FROST Florida, audio from Southern Audio Visual, an exciting behind-the-scenes editorial shoot presented by Utopia Video Projections, and gourmet food stations by Turnberry Isle Miami, complete with an American Caviar Parfait prepared by celebrity chef Michael Mina, who was also in attendance.

Before the evening’s programming began, guests enjoyed a welcome cocktail by Cointreau and Russian Standard Vodka and snapped engagement-style photos in the photobooth from H Squared Concepts while enjoying the croons of sultry jazz vocalist Jessi Campo from Javi Productions. Special thanks from Miami Group Publisher Anne Owen and Modern Luxury Brides South Florida & The Caribbean Editor-in-Chief Riki Altman went out to the crowd over a champagne toast. VIP attendees included Christian Slater, Donald Soffer, Turnberry Associates, & Mark and Robin Levinson. Guests watched in awe as the inaugural issue cover was unveiled before Academy-Award performing singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin took the stage for his live acoustic set.

Anne Owen & Riki Altman

Carolyn Travis & Erin Newberg

Mark & Robin Levinson

Riki Altman & Ivan Amayo

Jessi Campo

Jessi Campo

Robin Levinson, Anne Owen, & Susset Cabrera

Vanessa & Marco Selva, & Anne Owen

Vanessa & Marco Selva

Kim Crespo & Sara Kauss

Andi Defield, Sarah Prawer, & Sarah Schossow

Shannon Casey, Jenna Citron, & Ashley Jimenez

Saun Lightbourne & Janice Bernstein

Christina Mancing, Alida Lechter, Carlos Nieto, Riki Altman, & Ivan Amayo

  • What a wonderful, fun event! thank you for inviting us and CONGRATULATIONS on the Launch of Modern Luxury Brides South Florida and the Caribbean!