Posts Tagged ‘Katharine Rubino’

Neiman Marcus Coral Gables & Breakthrough Miami Luncheon

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Coral Gables, FL – February 8, 2017 – What do you get when you mix high fashion, education, philanthropic women and rose wine? A successful event that raised over $33,000 for Breakthrough Miami, a program that targets high potential, motivated students from under-resourced backgrounds and provides the tools necessary for them to graduate high school on time and attend and graduate from college. Neiman Marcus, Coral Gables hosted a sit-down lunch to benefit Breakthrough Miami. Over 80 of Miami’s most conscientious women were invited to attend by event chair, Nikki Spoelstra and table hosts Stephanie Rosen, Conny Nixdorf, Martha de Zayas, Shannon Signorello, Heather Bass and Kinga Lampert. Guests learned about the program from a Breakthrough Miami family, University of Miami Hammond Scholar, Cachay Byrd, her sisters Lauryn and Angie Byrd, who are currently in the program and their mother MDCPS teacher, Camille Pickard. Breakthrough Miami board member, Sara Herald, Guests were treated to a fashion show featuring the Spring 2017 collections All enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Mariposa Restaurant and Whispering Angel rose wine provided by Chateau D’Esclans. Notable guests include Chris Riley, Madeleine Arison, Tracey Mourning, Alison Garfinkle, Jenny Kennedy, Munisha Underhill, JuliAnne McDowell, Beth Tasca, Yolanda Berkowitz, Kaisa Levine, Lana Bernstein, Molly Snyder, Tina Tolles, Tic Kauderer,Leslie Wolfson and Elissa Vanaver.

Stephanie Rosen, Heather Bass, Kinga Lampert, Stephen Brunelle, Conny Nixdorf, Nikki Spoelstra, Martha de Zayas, & Shannon Segnorello

Stephanie Rosen, Heather Bass, Kinga Lampert, Conny Nixdorf, Nikki Spoelstra, Martha de Zayas, & Shannon Segnorello

Kinga Lampert, Stephanie Rosen, Heather Bass, Nikki Spoelstra, Martha de Zayas, Shannon Segnorello, & Conny Nixdorf

Nikki Spoelstra

Stephen Brunelle & Nikki Spoelstra

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Nikki Spoelstra

Tracy Mourning & Nikki Spoelstra

Tracy Mourning, Katharine Rubino, & Nikki Spoelstra

Nikki Spoelstra, Kinga Lampert, & Heather Bass

Alisa Romano, Jennifer Kennedy, Kinga Lampert, & Soledad Picon

Galia Pennekamp & Kinga Lampert

Yolanda Berkowitz & Leslie Wolfson

Allison Feldman & Lana Bernstein

Debbie Gomez & Christina Rivera



Miami City Ballet’s 31st Anniversary Gala at Faena Forum

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Miami, FL – January 28, 2017 – Miami City Ballet celebrated its 31st annual gala, the first charity gala hosted at Miami Beach’s cultural cornerstone Faena Forum. The event raised more than $1 million to support Miami City Ballet’s work both onstage and in the community. The theme of this year’s ball—an ice-kissed fairytale—was inspired by the world premiere commission of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss, debuting on February 10th at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center. Guests experienced an evening with dinner, dancing and artistic prowess that began with a cocktail reception showcasing a life-sized glacier and a Miami City Ballet ballerina greeting more than 400 attendees. Notable Miami, Palm Beach and New York philanthropists, together with community leaders and ballet aficionados, sipped Bacardi cocktails from frozen shot glasses while child prodigy pianist Brandon Goldberg played jazz tunes. The dramatic ballroom was furnished with an ice bar and centerpieces featuring pointe shoes frozen into them. Miami City Ballet dancers dined at each guest table then hit the dance floor for an unforgettable party that included a surprise flash mob as snow fell from the balconies of the Forum.

The fantastical fundraiser, followed by a Remy Martin sponsored after-party at the Faena penthouse, was the perfect setting to announce the Miami City Ballet’s new take on the classic Nutcracker performance, premiering next year with a Miami-inspired twist, featuring costume and set design by artistic power couple Ruben and Isabel Toldeo. The gala was co-chaired by Alexa and Adam Wolman, Meghana Rajadhyaksha and Dr. Amar Rajadhyaksha, Tina and Dan Carlo, Susan Kronick and Edward Shumsky, Nancy and Jon Batchelor, Margaret and Mike Eidson, Christy and David Martin, with notable guests including Alan Faena and Ximena Caminos. Specially designed gift bags were presented courtesy of sponsors Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and Aqua di Parma at Brickell City Centre.

Alan Faena, Ximena Caminos, Lourdes Lopez, & George Skouras

Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos

Eva Silverstein, Alan Faena, & Ximena Caminos

Toby Lerner Ansin & Sanford Evans

Michael Scolamiero & Swanee DiMare

Tina Carlo & Swanee DiMare

Tina Carlo, Susan D Kronick, Michael Scolamiero, & Lourdes Lopez

David Martin & Mike Eidson

Christy & David Martin

Meghana & Amar Rajadhyaksha

Olivia Flatto, Kinga Lampert, & Tina Carlo

Michelle Herbert Eva Silverstein

Alexa Wolman

Alexa Wolman, Soledad Lowe, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Timothy Walker, & Lesli Brown

Alexa Wolman & Swanee DiMare

Hilary Tisch, Suzy Buckley Woodward, & Martin Rosenblum

Stephen Brunelle, Katharine Rubino, & Criselda Breene

Morten Aagaard & Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard

Christy Martin & Rene Gonzalez

Adam Wolman, Lesli Brown, Ella Titus, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Alexa Wolman, Maria Beguiristain, Rene Gonzalez, Criselda Breene, Tara Solomon, & Timothy Walker

Caterina Cicerone, Rene Gonzalez, Gabrielle Parisi, Milana & Daniel Roizner

Soledad Lowe & Olga Blavatnik

Soledad & Justin Lowe

Alisha Talbot, Adam Koffler, & Zoe Lukov

Lourdes Lopez, Claudia Perles, Natalie Neubert & Steve Wigler

Diana Zeydel, Deborah Aidelman, Charles Eidelman, Susan D Kronick & Edward Manno Shumsky

Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz

Asha & Jamie Elias

Isabel & Ruben Toledo, & Lourdes Lopez

Tina Carlo, Lesli Brown, Olga Blavatnik, Suzy Buckley Woodward, & Michelle Herbert

Lourdes Lopez

Tina Carlo & Susan D Kronick

Isabel & Ruben Toledo

Michael Scolamiero

Stephen Brunelle & Linda Levy Goldberg

Jon & Nancy Batchelor

Elysze Held, Toby Lerner Ansin, & Sanford Evans

Hank Greenberg, Michael Miller, Jeff Davis, Chris Roy & Lynn Herald

Lexïng Zhang, John Lin, & Lisa Leone

Maria Beguiristain & Carol Iacovelli

Timothy Walker & Tara Solomon

Morten Aagaard, Tina Carlo, & Amar Rajadhyaksha

Laurence Stott & Eilah Beavers

Ruben Toledo, Lourdes Lopez, Isabel Toledo, & Michael Scolamiero

Eva Silverstein

Lydia Pinnell & Charles Lawrie

Charles Lawrie & Lydia Pinnell

Ellen Grocki

Ellen Grocki & Lexie Overholt

Maria Beguiristain, Carol Iacovelli, Daysi Johansson, Suzy Buckley Woodward, & Meghana Rajadhyaksha

Luis Rigual, Maria Beguiristain, John Lin, & Lexïng Zhang

Grela Orihuela, Timothy Walker, Soledad Lowe, Lexïng Zhang, & Annie Lee

Nathalia Arja, Rainer Krenstetter, & Thomas Dupoux

Luiz Silva, Rene Gonzalez, & Maya Collins

Neiman Marcus Coral Gables Spring 2017 Trend Report with Fashion Director Ken Downing

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Ken Downing

Coral Gables, FL – January 10, 2017 – Stephen Brunelle, VP/General Manager of Neiman Marcus Coral Gables welcomed Ken Downing, Senior Vice President/Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus for an intimate fashion chat and sneak peek at the Spring 2017 Collections. Downing travels the globe, tracking trends for Neiman Marcus, front row, backstage and in the streets. A citizen of the world with a global view, Ken is the international ambassador for the brand, interfacing with fashions glitterati and Neiman Marcus customers around the world. Downing presented the Spring 2017 collections at the Coral Gables store. Over 50 of Miami’s fashion set sat front row to hear all about the new trends for Spring. Downing’s stand out trends include, ruffles and flounces, shirting redefined, stripes – linear thinking is in! Peekaboo shoulders and legs, neutrals – whites, creams and khaki’s, with a splash of olive -, and Head-turning earrings – oversized and over the top. For beauty, the Spring 2017 face has a bold, pink lip. All makeup was done Le Metier de Beaute.

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May Ghraoui & Chirine Atoui


Elysze Held, Nicole Lozano, Stephanie Gold, & Pearl Baker-Katz


Stephanie Gold, Nicole Lozano, Katharine Rubino, Pearl Baker-Katz, & Dana Shear


Nicole Lozano, Pearl Baker-Katz, & Stephanie Gold


Maria Rogers, Daisy Casuso, & Lourdes Tudela


Dana Shear & Pearl Baker-Katz


Dana Shear & Carole Seikaly


Elysze Held & Carole Seikaly


Brianna Addolorato, Dashil Hernandez, & Stephen Brunelle


Brianna Addolorato, Ken Downing, & Dashil Hernandez


Brianna Addolorato, Stephen Brunelle, Ken Downing, & Dashil Hernandez


The Landmark at Merrick Park VIP Opening Celebration

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016


Coral Gables, FL – December 8, 2016 – The Landmark at Merrick Park hosted a sneak peek VIP celebration at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables. A luxury cinema, The Landmark at Merrick Park features stone and wood finishes, along with a sophisticated, contemporary bar and lounge area, presenting a full bar menu, along with classic concessions and edgier fare unique to Landmark Theatres. The Landmark at Merrick Park is an all-encompassing destination for food, drink and entertainment. Landmark Co-owner Todd Wagner and CEO Ted Mundorff were in attendance and welcomed by Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason and other local dignitaries. Each of the theatre’s seven auditoriums features luxury leather seats in stadium settings, with large screens, laser projection and Dolby Surround 7.1.


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John Charters, Ted Mundorff, & Jeannett Slesnick


Jeannett Slesnick, Jim Cason, & John Allen


John Charters, Ted Mundorff, Jeannett Slesnick, Jim Cason, John Allen, Mabel Tam, Mark A. Trowbridge, & Craig Leen

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John Charters, Ted Mundorff, Jeannett Slesnick, Jim Cason, John Allen, Mabel Tam, Mark A. Trowbridge, & Craig Leen



Ted Mundorff, John Allen, & Jim Cason



Ted Mundorff & John Allen


Ted Mundorff, Craig Leen, & Laura Russo



Craig Leen, John Allen, & Jim Cason


Pat Keon & Mark A. Trowbridge

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Pat Keon & Mark A. Trowbridge


Emilia Stefanczyk & Betty Landa



Ted Mundorff & Todd Wagner


Robert Colom, Jaie Laplante, & Victor Gimenez


Stephen Brunelle, Eddie Alford, Adriana Imbert, Michael Cook, & Katharine Rubino

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Neiman Marcus Coral Gables Hosts Elizabeth Giardina of Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Leila Szabo, Zoe Allamby, Elizabeth Giardina, Maria Soler-Dubreuil, & Elisa Lau

Coral Gables, FL – November 10, 2016 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables hosted Elizabeth Giardina, Vice President of Design for Derek Lam 10 Crosby. Elizabeth was joined by Neiman Marcus CUSP buyer, Robyn Chauvin. Together, the duo presented the fall and resort collection of Derek Lam 10 Crosby. Hosts Jill Penman and Alicia Perez were joined by many other fashionista’s excited to see the designer’s new collection.


Leila Szabo, Zoe Allamby, Maria Soler-Dubreuil, & Elisa Lau

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Elizabeth Giardina


Robyn Chauvin


Elizabeth Giardina & Robyn Chauvin


Elizabeth Giardina, Robyn Chauvin, & Leila Szabo


Robyn Chauvin & Leila Szabo


Robyn Chauvin & Maria Soler-Dubreuil



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Elisa Lau



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Maria Soler-Dubreuil


Elisa Lau



Robyn Chauvin & Maria Soler-Dubreuil


Maria Soler-Dubreuil, Elizabeth Giardina, & Robyn Chauvin


Elisa Lau, Elizabeth Giardina, & Robyn Chauvin


Robyn Chauvin & Elisa Lau


Maria Soler-Dubreuil

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Elizabeth Giardina, Jill Penman, Alicia Perez-Carrillo, & Robyn Chauvin


Ana Gonzalez, Jill Penman, Kristy Martinez, & Shanut Anaut


Jill Penman, Katharine Rubino, Emily McKenzie & Robyn Chauvin


Katharine Rubino, Deborah Gomez, & Christina Rivera


Deborah Gomez, Robyn Chauvin, & Christina Rivera


Jill Penman & Elizabeth Giardina


Elizabeth Giardina & Robyn Chauvin


Jenny Wackenhut & Martica Membiela

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Margarita Miranda, Alicia Perez-Carrillo, & Deesh Bedi


Deesh Bedi, Jenny Wachenhut, & Stephanie Jackson

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Chapman Partnership’s Illuminations Gala at JW Marriott Marquis

Thursday, October 20th, 2016


Miami, FL – October 15, 2016 – More than 800 guests joined Chapman Partnership to celebrate its yearly accomplishments at this year’s annual Illuminations Gala. The evening of dining, dancing and entertainment works to raise funds to provide support of the men, women and children that reside at the two homeless assistance centers run by the non-profit and recognize and honor the many generous donors and volunteers who support the mission. The evening’s theme represented the shining light in the lives of the 5,000 men, women and families with children that Chapman Partnership serves annually. Held at the JW Marriott Marquis, the event provided guests with an avant-garde, exciting and breathtaking experience. During the event, Chapman Partnership awarded the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award, given to a leader who follows the moral and civic examples of Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. in serving the homeless. This year the award went to Mrs. Sash A. Spencer who has demonstrated great humanitarian initiative and compassion for her fellow man. The event was followed by Chapman Partnership’s nextgen After Gala Party, which was presented by Chapman Partnership’s young professionals group.  The party featured special entertainment with a one of a kind performance from Batucada Brazilian dancers and Tony Choy, an open bar and free valet. nextgen is made up of Miami’s young professionals and community ambassadors, between the ages of 25-40, who work to increase awareness, revenue and advocacy for Chapman Partnership.

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Carlos Gimenez


Dan & Trish Bell


Dan Vincent


Dan Vincent & Mary Spencer


Laurie Jennings & Carlos Fernandez Guzman


Lani Drody


Laurie Jennings

Laurie Jennings, Sally Heyman, Carlos Fernandez Guzman, & Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Laurie Jennings, Sally Heyman, Carlos Fernandez Guzman, & Carlos Gimenez

Laurie Jennings, Sally Heyman, Carlos Fernandez Guzman, & Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Dan Vincent, Laurie Jennings, Trish Bell, & Dan Bell

Dan Vincent, Laurie Jennings, Trish & Dan Bell

Carlos Fernandez Guzman, Dan Bell, Trish Bell, Gene Drody, & Lani Drody

Carlos Fernandez Guzman, Dan & Trish Bell, Gene & Lani Drody

Betty Chapman, Mary Spencer, Trish Bell, Carlos Fernandez Guzman, & Dan Vincent

Betty Chapman, Mary Spencer, Trish Bell, Carlos Fernandez Guzman, & Dan Vincent

Sally Heyman, Dan Bell, Trish Bell, Lourdes Portela Gimenez, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elena Fernandez Guzman, & Carlos Fernandez Guzman

Sally Heyman, Dan & Trish Bell, Lourdes Portela Gimenez, Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elena & Carlos Fernandez Guzman

Sally Heyman, Dan Bell, Reese Bell, Trish Bell, Mary Spencer, Lourdes Portela Gimenez, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elena Fernandez Guzman, & Carlos Fernandez Guzman

Sally Heyman, Dan, Reese, & Trish Bell, Mary Spencer, Lourdes Portela Gimenez, Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elena & Carlos Fernandez Guzman

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Christine Lynn & John Gallo


Christy & David Martin


Justin & Tedd Trabert


Lourdes Portela Gimenez & Carlos Gimenez


Linda Levy Goldberg & Laura Buccellati

Sally Heyman, Migna Sanchez Llorens, & Bronwyn Miller

Sally Heyman, Migna Sanchez Llorens, & Bronwyn Miller


Trish & Dan Bell


Tara Solomon & Nick D’Annunzio


Katharine Rubino & Laurie Jennings

Katherine Rubino, Baraba Reese, Laurie Jennings

Katharine Rubino, Barbara Reese, Laurie Jennings


Bronwyn Miller & Migna Sanchez Llorens

Bronwyn Miller, Elysze Held, & Lesli Brown

Bronwyn Miller, Elysze Held, & Lesli Brown


Debora Schirripa, Lesli Brown, Bronwyn Miller, & Migna Sanchez Llorens


Linda Levy Goldberg, Elysze Held, & Dale Chapman


Michelle Battle & Lydia Touzet


Dan, Reese, & Trish Bell

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7th Annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” Fashion Show at JW Marriott Marquis

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016


Miami, FL – May 26, 2016 – Chapman Partnership’s “Take A Walk in Her Shoes,” a vintage fashion show and luncheon produced by C. Madeleine’s, directed by Danny Santiago and hair styling and make up by Rik Rak Salon returned for its 7th annual celebration of Miami’s top women philanthropists and community leaders at the JW Marriott. The annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” vintage fashion show and luncheon gave guests an opportunity to experience a step through fashion history with the most stylish looks and iconic designer brands of the past decades while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising funds to improve the lives of homeless women through Chapman Partnership programs and services.

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