Aventura, FL – September 29, 2016 – The highly-anticipated Aventura ParkSquare, one of the country’s most forward-thinking mixed-use development projects with wellness as the cornerstone of its design, hosted a kickoff cocktail event in celebration of South Florida’s bustling social season. Hosted by developer Integra Investments and Aventura Magazine, VIP guests and community leaders were in attendance at the premier sales center for the project which is sure to usher in a modern era for the neighborhood. Special guests were treated to an evening of delectable hors d’oeuvres, desserts and cocktails with lounge music set to DJ Austin Pollis amidst an indoor/outdoor setting of laid-back luxury. At the celebratory gathering at the sleek sales center designed by Steven G. Interiors, those in attendance received the first look at the project’s newly unveiled interior renderings, while experiencing the refined finishes offered to Aventura ParkSquare’s future residents. The nearly 7.5 acre development will encompass 131 luxury residential condos exclusively sold by Crescendo Real Estate, in addition to vast retail, upscale boutiques, fine dining and restaurants, office tower, wellness medical center, and a flagship Aloft hotel.
Aventura, FL – July 7, 2016 – Aristocrazy presented its Summer Soirée at Aventura Mall. Hosted by creative director Juan Suarez and tastemaker Daniela Botero, guests included a mix of local bloggers, models, TV personalities and media influencers. In addition to a preview of the brand’s latest collections, the professional beauty team at GLAMSQUAD offered complimentary lashes and summer braids. Delectable bites, craft libations and music completed the lavish experience.
Aventura, FL – November 20, 2014 – Right in time for the holiday madness to begin, Brooks Brothers officially opened its third Miami location at Aventura Mall last week. Attendees sipped on bubbly and munched on hors d’oeuvres as they took a look at some of the latest styles and trends. Best part of the evening was that everyone was shopping for a great cause as some of the proceeds from the evening went to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Edith Vaca & Vicky Halloun
Ivan Sanchez Pirizhniak & Marc LaMonica
Larry & Susan Jay
Susan Jay, Vicky Halloun, & Joseph Panoff
Amy Ferguson, Shelli Benfatti, & Hillary Goldberg
Amy Ferguson & Carol Soffer
Maria Pena & Xiema Cabezas
Noemi Rodriguez, Francis Rodriguez, Carlos Caraballo, & Amaria Caraballo
Aventura, FL – March 8, 2013 – Miami’s shoe lovers rejoiced and got to meet designer Sam Edelman at the Nordstrom in Aventura Mall last week. He hosted a meet and greet with his biggest fans while showcasing his new Spring 2013 Collection that has just about every style from wedges and pumps to flats and sandals. Ladies got to shop while sipping champagne and having light bites for a fabulous Friday night. Edelman made his second South Florida stop at the Mall at Wellington Green Saturday evening. Shoe shoppers in the West Palm area got a chance to meet the designer himself and enjoy the special shopping event at Nordstrom as well.
Debbie Laglaive & Sam Edelman
Noriko Jimbo & Sam Edelman
Ashley Bennett & Sam Edelman
Amanda Pizarro & Sam Edelman
Lisa Mccormack Burgoyne, Jesse Edelman, & Sam Edelman
Amanda Pizarro & Sam Edelman
Helen Le Van & Sam Edelman
Helen Le Van
Julie Hooper & Marion Vijar
John Dulin, Tacey Powers, Sam Edelman, Trisha Rogers, & Susan Pellish-Thaler
Amanda Pizarro & Olga Pizarro
Julie Hooper & Marion Vijar
Kelly Downey & Sarah Hendricks
John Dulin, Trisha Rogers, Sam Edelman, & Tacey Powers
Aventura, FL – February 7, 2013 – Iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton has just opened its newest Maison in Aventura at the expansive, upscale Aventura Mall. This is not just merely a store by any means. A Louis Vuitton Maison sets itself apart by offering every product category in both men’s and women’s fashion from leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories to watches and jewelry. But there’s more. The concept of a Maison is that it’s a space which becomes a travel destination- a place people come to see and experience for themselves because of its magnitude. It brings art and cultural elements into retail for sophisticated shoppers to have an unforgettable experience. Maison Aventura really incorporates the artistic element not only with its exterior, but also with the interior’s permanent and rotating exhibitions. It’s also the first store to offer “Made To Order Shoes” for men and among the first to introduce the custom handbags for women. Step inside the all-new Louis Vuitton Maison Aventura as we take a tour on opening night.
The Maison stands out from the rest of the mall with its beautiful all-white, bi-level exterior designed by architect Peter Marino, making it among the largest in North America.
A unique three radii staircase connects the two levels, making a grand entrance for anyone who walks down it. Made of polished stainless steel and glass with handrails wrapped in Louis Vuitton’s nomad leather, the winding staircase leads down to a custom radial teak floor made to size for the Maison. Hanging above the grand staircase is a permanent sculpture created by the Cuban-born artist and sculptor Jorge Pardo, just for Louis Vuitton.
Women’s ready-to-wear is on the second floor, which is called the “women’s universe.” Step into a woman’s world for elements inspired by land, air, and sea with its lacquered panels resembling water. To complete the space, the second permanent art installation is here: a very feminine, floral collage by Dan Colen.
Guests are welcomed to the world of Louis Vuitton with an art exhibition space in the vestibule of the store’s main entrance. Designed as a rotational exhibition space, prominent artists for the cultured Miami clientele are featured. The first to be shown is visual artist Janaina Tschape, debuting a joyous and colorful video accompanied by two paneled “paper cuts”.
John Mulliken, John Batchelor, Craig Robins, Janaina Yschape, & Herve Mikaeloff
Jackie Soffer, Craig Robins, Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, Mathieu Le Bozec, & Michael Burke
Jackie Soffer, David Goubert, & Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet
In a different form of art, the “men’s universe” holds the very first “Made to Order Shoes” salon in the United States. It’s the combination of Louis Vuitton’s history and traditional old-world craftsmanship with a passion for innovation that brought about this level of service and personalization. Shoes are the most sophisticated and telling accessory a man can wear, which is why Louis Vuitton has gone to such great lengths to make them spectacular.
Gentlemen choose between six models in classic and elegant lines, four types of soles and three different insteps to give each shoe character and define its style. He then chooses from eight types of superior quality leathers to be hand cut-anything from grains calf leather to something exotic like alligator, ostrich, or python. These leathers are treated into eight elegant and deep shades. Finally, the owner’s initials can be embossed inside the shoe for a hidden signature to make it truly his own. “Made to Order Shoes” bring out the top-notch innovation and quality a guy can buy in allowing him to custom design a pair of shoes to reflect his own personality.
In celebration of the big opening, shoppers got some insight into Louis Vuitton’s heritage with live demonstrations of the brand’s expertise. Seasoned artisans were onsite showing their highly-specialized skills from the House’s shoe atelier in Fiesso D’Artico. They used the finest tools and very meticulous artistry to showcase the craftsmanship of the iconic LV trunks and hand-painted techniques used on leather goods.
The made-to-order leather goods service gives women the rare opportunity to enjoy a special personalization of an iconic bag- a must for any devoted Louis Vuitton fashionista.
The Haute Maroquinerie salon is the part of the Maison where women can customize their very own Louis Vuitton bag. Women choose from five classic shapes in 26 colors, eight beautiful types of skins, and two sizes to create their very own, unique bag. There’s also a private garden terrace for the ladies to enjoy while their bags are being hand-crafted in the salon. Hand-painted and stitched, these bags are the definition of luxury in the most artistic and fashionable way.
Since Louis Vuitton is the epitome of luxury suitcases and travel trunks and bags, opening night featured an Art of Packing demonstration in the Maison’s new travel room.
Shoppers learned how to make the most out of a Louis Vuitton trunk and how to pack and fold essentials properly for smooth traveling.
Debra Scholl & Sarah Scholl
Don & Michelle Soffer
Howard Weinberg & Don Soffer
Michelle Varat & Typoe
Yaniv Cohen & Stefanie Reed
Carole & Oscar Seikaly
Christina Termine & Brittany Lopez
Rubin & Leeat Ben Harroush
Brigitte & Michael Burke, & Gary Lewis
Soraya Fays & Cedric Aumonier
Vincent Pages, Joshua Phillips, & Nelson Giacometto
Aventura, FL – July 12, 2012 – Artefacto Home opened its doors in Aventura as the largest luxury furnishings destination in Florida with an elaborate champagne celebration for over 2,000 VIPs. Guests were greeted with a pair of “dancing chandeliers” as aerialists dangling from chandeliers performed while pouring champagne.
Celebrating Artefacto’s 10th anniversary year, owner Paulo Bacchi debuted his 42,000-square-foot concept store, unveiling a mega-luxe design playground of crystal white floors with hundreds of exclusive interior and outdoor designs.
Aventura, FL – April 26, 2012 – The 30th Anniversary Private Shopping Event at GUESSAventura Mall allowed guests to enjoy exclusive offers including triple points & premium gifts from GUESS and OPI with any purchase, plus 10% of all event sales benefitted Save the Children.® Those who attended were the first to shop the limited-edition GUESS 30th Anniversary Collection while enjoying hors d’oeuvres & champagne.
Miami Beach, FL – March 8, 2012 – Mrs. Carolina Herrera and hostess – Catherine Anne Markert, Christina Getty-Maercks, and Sarah Pendergast celebrated the grand opening of the CH Carolina Herrera Boutique in Bal Harbour Shops, with a percentage of sales through the weekend benefiting the Jackson Memorial Foundation. The new space embodies the spirit of warmth and elegance, which is consistent throughout CH Carolina Herrera worldwide with the use of rich materials like grey oak, wenge and tinted walnut. With signature touches of red throughout and a juxtaposition of texture and proportion, the interior achieves a cozy yet sophisticated ambiance. With a total distribution in 26 countries, the CH Carolina Herrera Bal Harbour opening was one of many this year for Carolina Herrera, contributing to the current 83 free standing locations and 190 shop-in-shops worldwide.
Sam Robins, Iran Issa Khan, Carolina Herrera, & Irene Zingg
Catherine Anne Markert, Christina Getty-Maerks, Nina Miguel, Tammy Napoli, & Tamara Galinsky
Sam Robins & Christina Getty Maerks
Catherine Anne Markert & Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard
Eddy Goicolea & Kat Rivas
Karen Soto & Beatriz Grande
Jean Marie Kouri, Nina Miguel, & Vaida Harvey
Nina Miguel & Valda Harvey
Christina Getty Maerks & Saun Lightbourne
Christina Getty Maerks & Tammy Napoli
Emilia Boulton, Rodner Figueroa, & Maria Teresa Picon
Aventura, FL – March 2, 2012 – Louis Vuitton commissioned Miami Native artist, Hernan Bas to create an installation for Louis Vuitton Aventura. As part of this exhibit, Bas created an original Louis Vuitton inspired film and sculpture installation which explored the art of travel, a theme synonymous with the Mansion’s heritage, tradition, and creative spirit. Using his own creative expression to interpret the notion of travel and personal exploration, the sculpture features assorted bindles, created from Louis Vuitton’s iconic canvas, borne on long birch branches.
Aventura, FL – November 11, 2011 – In cooperation with the Miami VA Healthcare System, the City of Aventura hosted a “Welcome Home” Veterans Day Ceremony honoring the sacrifices made by our Veteran heroes, including our newest generation of Veterans serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The public was invited to hear stories of sacrifice and honor and thank our Veterans for their service to our country. Chris and Adrienne Bosh atteneded the ceremony to commemorate the armed forces alongside Mayor Susan Gottlieb.
Aventura, FL – July 22, 2011 – Zo’s Summer GrooveSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Golf Classic Presented by Hublot Watches, Coca-Cola & beverages by BACARDÍ Rums: Kicking off the weekend, Zo’s Summer Groove Golf Classic debuted it’s new location at Fairmont Turnberry Isle. Welcoming golfers to South Florida’s premier golf course with a breakfast reception, beverages and post-event award reception with dessert buffet, this exclusive course is where Zo, celebrities and professional athletes play. The event opens doors for ticket holders to play the course, and for the first time, the option to play with a celebrity.
Erik Spoelstra, Alonzo Mourning, & Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor & Alonzo Mourning
Jamal Thomas & Jason Taylor
Alonzo Morning, Jason Taylor, & Terry Kirby
Terry Kirby, Jason Taylor, & Alonzo Morning
Alonzo Morning & Terry Kirby
Alonzo Morning, Roland Martin, & Lamar Thomas
Alonzo Mourning & Jeffrey Donovan
Bruce Bowen & Alonzo Morning
Lamar Thomas, Jason Taylor, & Terry Kirby
Alonzo Morning & Roland Martin
Alonzo Morning, Terry Kirby, & Jason Taylor
Alonzo Mourning & Jeffrey Donovan
Orlando “El Duque” Pedroso
Steve Stowe, Anthony Anderson, Mike Walker, Kenny McCormick, & Brian Hecker