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4th Annual Shop to Stop MS

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Miami, FL – November 14, 2012 – On Wednesday night, The University of Miami MS Center of Excellence, in partnership with the National MS Society’s South Florida Chapter, hosted the fourth annual SHOP TO STOP MS at Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland. Guests were given the opportunity to meet Terron Schaefer EVP, Chief Creative Officer and Judge on NBC’s Fashion Star for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Fine wine, cocktails and tastings were provided by these local eateries: Town Kitchen & Bar, Fare to Remember, Joanna’s Marketplace, Bunnie Cakes, Southern Wine & Spirits, Pernod Ricard USA and Casa Larios. Guests also purchased a limited-edition Stop MS T-shirt or Stop MS scarf exclusively designed by Peace Love World, and one hundred percent of each purchase price was donated to University of Miami MS Center of Excellence MS Research and Patient Care Fund.

The University of Miami MS Center for Excellence focuses its attention on the diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, as well as clinical research. This year they teamed up with the National MS Society’s South Florida Chapter to bring added awareness to Shop to Stop MS.

Terron Schaefer, Susan Rosellini, & Juan Lopez

Jamie Rubenstein & Nicki Friedland

Vicky Mejia & Isabel Montoya

Lisa Ginsburg & Alana Gissen

Ana de Silva & Emily Burns

Jennifer Gould & Carrie Sherman

Ana Tris & Colleen Sherin

Evening Under the Stars

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Miami, FL – May 11, 2012 – At Vizcaya‘s 15th Annual Evening Under the Stars  guests experienced the most exquisite locale in all of South Florida, dine on exotic International cuisine from Thierry’s Catering, sipped their favorite cocktail from our premium bars and grooved the beat from Leo Casino Band and DJ Crunchtime.

William Meyersohn, Lynn Summers, Norma Quintero, & Leslie Bowe

Leslie Bowe & Lauren Zipper

Lauren Zipper, Susset Cabrera, & Veronica Gaspa

Jessica Anderson & JaDee Guidice

Metis & Karim Atash

Casey Cook & Julia Ruiz

Leslie Bowe & Abby Walker

Adam & Lisa Sampson

Katie Ainsworth, Cammie Gestewitz, & Kelly Casey

Catherine Clark, Michael Fichman, & Lynn Wille

Maxim Mochalov & Elina Gulbe

Alfredo Armas & Stephanie Platt

Leslie Bowe & Yvelisse Lopez

Duk Sam Lee & Gina Sacchetti

Susanne Kirsch & Gary Stevenson

Martin Johnson, Leslie Bowe, & Mike Santamarina

The Little Lighthouse Foundation Holiday Party

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Miami Beach, FL – December 21, 2011 – The Little Lighthouse Foundation celebrated its iconic holiday party and toy drive on December 21, 2011 at the home of Aaron Resnick. Guests including Melissa Katz, Angela Santamaria, Robert Sena, Charlie Venturi, Aracibo Quintana, and Roger Duarte enjoyed a night of champagne, and  Stone Crabs from George Stone Crabs and music.  The party raised over $5,000.00 and attendees donated over 300 gifts for the children living at  the Community Partnership for Homeless.  Volunteers from the LLF then delivered the gifts to the children on Friday, December 23rd.

The LLF,, raises funds for South Florida children and families in need as well as sends volunteers to a number of children’s organisations.

Angela Santa Maria & Aaron Resnick

Dina Goldentayer & Genevieve Lake

Holly Katsaros & Anastasia Wachter

Christina Anderson McDonald, Linda Hill, & Krisztina Kovary

Carmelle Dubuque, Tara Zottloa, Lily Espinoza, & Jamie Coco

Zac Courtney & Martinique Smith

Victoria Shvets, Brett Fingerhut, Michelle Varet, & Rob Fishman

Emily Caplan & Nicole Jeary

Whitney Moore & Mariah Watchman

Jinni Pan & Ekaterina Khodorich

Melanie Hyre & Jeile Marie

Sonya Olson & Lauren Hornstein

Roger Duarte & Karim Vegas

Rebekah Keida

Alla Bobina & Zoya Ezergaile

Angela Santa Maria

Linda Hill & Krisztina Kovary

Luis Fernandez & Iti Armpalu

Priscilla Guimarais, Marnie Howard, Eric Smith, Lola Smith, & Ariel Glassman

Sorah Daiha, Carol Correia, & Kacey Goldstein

17th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Joan Jett

Miami, FL – November 5, 2011 – On Saturday, November 5, 2011, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami celebrated the 17th AnnualInterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball to the theme of Truman Capote’s legendary Black & White Ball. With iconic rock-n-roll group Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as the entertainment, Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar as the celebrity auctioneer, and the achievement of a $10 million lifetime-fundraising milestone, the affair fulfilled its namesake prophecy as “The Party of the Century.” The crowd of 900, including MLB legend Sammy Sosa, supermodel Elsa Benitez, designer Andy Hilfiger and more, rushed the dance floor during Jett’s live performance of  “I Love Rock and Roll,” “Cherry Bomb” and continued to dance the night away at the fourth anniversary of the InterContinental Make-A-Wish Nightclub.

Gabrielle Anwar

Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Joan Jett & Gabrielle Anwar

Shareef Malnik & Joan Jett

Elsa Benitez

Sammy Sosa & Sonia Sosa

Sammy Sosa, Sonia Sosa, Lourdes Gimenez, & Carlos Gimenez

Joan Jett & Andy Hilfiger

Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Joan Jett, & Andy Hilfiger

Norm Wedderburn, Robert Hill, Shareef Malnik, Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik & Al Malnik

Robert Hill

Thomas Kramer

Chris Nirschel

Nancy & Al Malnik

Katharine Rubino

Nancy Goldfarb & Mark Randazzo

Dan Weiss, Merle Weiss, Thomas Kramer, Caro Muruano, & Philip Levine

Thomas Kramer, Nancy Goldfarb, & Mark Randazzo

Beatrice Clancy & Sanford Ziff

Caro Muruano & Philip Levine

Michael Dreiling & Robert Hill

David Williams, Norm Wedderburn, & Tom McAlpin

Linda Flangan & Ken Gorin

Bill McCue & Lisa Petrillo

Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, & Al Malnik

Tara Solomon

Joan Jett

Shareef Malnik, Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, & Al Malnik

Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, & Alex Gresham

Katrina Campins, Clif Loftin, Gabrielle Anwar, & Shareef Malnik

Johnny The Boy

Tara Solomon in KAUFMAN FRANCO

Kristin Snyder & Chapman Ducote

Angela Santamaria & Aaron Resnik

Drew & Lisa Mandela

Thomas Kramer, Michael Dreiling, & Chapman Ducote

Chapman Ducote, Michael Dreiling, & Dan Goodstut

Drew Mandela

Lauren & Armen Minasian

Lea Black & Thomas Kramer

Greg Lotus & Lea Black

Elsa Benítez & Lea Black

Elsa Benítez, Shareef Malnik, & Gabrielle Anwar

Lea Black, Linda Flangan, Ken Gorin, Elsa Benítez, Shareef Malnik, & Gabrielle Anwar

Shareef Malnik, Elsa Benítez, Thomas Kramer, & Lea Black

Al Malnik

Nancy & Al Malnik

DJ Irie

Al Malnik, Nancy Malnik, Bonnie Clearwater, & Jim Clearwater

Peter McQuillan,Bonnie Clearwater, & Adam Rose

Thomas Kramer, Diana Rodriguez, & Al Malnik

Beth Tasca, Richard Tasca, Nicole Lozano, & Edgar Lozano

Tony Cho, Amy Zakarin, & Nick D’Annunzio

Chris Paciello & Andy Hilfiger

Andy Hilfiger & Gabrielle Anwar

Valentina Sarria & Antonio Misuraca

Antonio Misuraca, Valentina Sarria, & DJ Irie

Mark & Amanda Tamis

Lea & Roy Black

Shareef Malnik

Gabrielle Anwar

Jim Ferraro, Gabrielle Anwar, & Lea Black

Donald J. Pliner & Lisa Pliner

Dan Weiss, Merle Weiss, Tony Goodman, & Neil Goodman

Greg Mirmelli & Sarah Mirmelli

Joan Jett of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Shareef Malnik & Gabrielle Anwar

Joan Jett of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Rebecca Keida & Chris Paciello

Jamie Elias

Aaron & Christina Getty-Maercks

Jorge & Melinda Gonzalez, Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, & Morton Aagaard

Luis Fonseca, Lourdes Gimenez, Carlos Gimenez, Alena Zevrokove,  & James Ferraro

Lourdes & Carlos Gimenez

Laurence Geller

Carlos Gimenez, Lourdes Gimenez, & Michael Capponi

Tara Solomon

Nick D’Annunzio & Tara Solomon

Tara Solomon & Seth

Andre Dawson, Sammy Sosa, & Chris Paciello

Mark Morris Dance Group

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Miami, FL – October 14, 2011 – Marking the opening performance of the DANCE AT THE ARSHT season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly announces a special two-night-only engagement of one of the most innovative and revered modern dance companies in the United States – Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG). The troupe will perform in Miami for the first time in 15 years, making its Arsht Center debut on October 14 -15, 2011 at 8 p.m., in the Ziff Ballet Opera House as part of the Knight Masterworks Season, Sanford and Beatrice Ziff Dance Series.

Over the past three decades, the brilliant and inventive Mark Morris has infused American modern dance with an unparalleled freshness and originality. Currently celebrating its landmark 30th Anniversary Season, MORRIS’ powerhouse MMDG opens the Sanford and Beatrice Ziff Dance Series with a critically acclaimed repertory program, featuring Miami premieres of three modern dance masterpieces: Festival Dance, one of Morris’ greatest new works, with music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Piano Trio No.5; the austere and intense All Fours, set to Béla Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet; and for an unforgettable grand finale, the master choreographer’s V, a dance that exults in things profoundly mortal as well as divine, whose title references the music — Robert Schumann’s great Quintet in E-flat for piano and strings.

Edward Villella

Edward & Linda Villella

Sanford Ziff, Beatrice Clancy & John Richard

Danny Shaw & Jay Field

Linda Carbonetto & Edward Villella

Sanford and Beatrice Ziff

Layer Cake with DJ Irie

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 26,2011 – Gerber Group was excited to bring South Florida’s best DJ’s as DJ Irie and his friends from Artist Related took over the illustrious Living Room space at W Fort Lauderdale. Layer Cake, Gerber Group’s renowned music series, came back for the fourth time in Fort Lauderdale for a collaboration of South Florida talent. Partygoers were treated as DJ Irie, Miami’s most recognized DJ brought his high-energy showmanship to the stage to captivate the South Florida crowd. Joining Irie in the Living Room was Artist Related’s Mr. Sandman who is known for his sexy smooth sounds that get the party going. Those looking for a different dose of Artist Related headed downstairs to Whiskey Blue while Artist Related’s DJ Supersede filled the lounge with his fresh beats. All of South Florida’s music lovers reveled in the unrivaled sounds of Irie and his friends.

DJ Irie

Courtland Lantaff, Jackie Nespral, & John Yanopoulos

Lucy & John Yanopoulos

DJ Irie

DJ Irie & Mr. Sandman

DJ Irie

Kelly Weitz & Adam Cayce

Laura Jolly & Rebecca Floranes

Mr. Sandman

I Have Nothing to Wear

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Jill Martin & Dana Ravich

Miami Beach, FL – August 19, 2011 – Nothing was hotter in Miami Friday night than the Soho Beach House, where two local girls swept in from NYC to bring fashion to the beach. In true Sex and the City style, Jill Martin and Dana Ravich gathered a group of South Beach’s hottest ladies for a fabulous lesson on closet purging and a custom jean fitting by NYDJ. The Soho Beach House library was the perfect backdrop while Jill and Dana gave a fabulous talk about everything from closet purging to red skinny jeans and everything in between. As if a fabulous fashion lesson and a Moet Imperial cocktail weren’t enough,  Jill, Dana, and the NYDJ experts gifted everyone with the perfect fit for their individual body and style. After an impromptu book signing with local favorite Books and Books, the guests gathered on the 8th floor to celebrate Jill and Dana and the success of “ I Have Nothing to Wear”. Jill and Dana’s South Florida roots brought out an amazing crowd of loved ones and friends. The girls’ Miami family was so excited to celebrate their success. Cupcakes by Stella’s Sweet Shop added the perfect touch to a perfect night.

Tara Soloman, Dana Shear, & Lana Bernstein

Natasha Diaz & Todd Goldenfarb

Melissa Katz, Tara Solomon, Daniela Swaebe, &  Jacquelynn Powers

Jill Martin & Myles Chefetz

Jordan Schimmenti & Sussane Bartsch

Jordana Mesner & Alan Roth

Bill McCue, Lisa Petrillo, Nina & Doug Rudolph

Mark & Amanda Tamis

Carlos & Lori Suarez

Brian Elias & Juliet Velez

Jordana Mesner & Sean Drake

Lana Bernstein & James Wark

Lana Bernstein, James Wark, Michael Bernstein, & Chad Fabrikant

Daniela Swaebe & Kim Wood

Todd Goldenfarb, Alan Roth, & Adrian Gonzalez

Meredith & Carlos Wolf, Kim Wood, & Janet Bochmer

John & Jenny Zalkin, Sofia Kouchevska, & Jonathan Nessbaum

Jacquelynn Powers & Daniela Swaebe

Lolo Reskin

Lolo Reskin & Sean Drake

Jill Martin & Dana Ravich

Lana Bernstein, Hadley Henriette, & Dana Shear

Rachel & Lyle Hauser

Lori Laquatra, Mark & Amanda Tamis, & Heather Boucher

Jordana Mesner, & Brian Ehrlich

Dana Ravich, Jill Martin, Carlos Suarez, & Lana Bernstein

Lana Bernstein & Melissa Katz

Chad Fabrikant & James Wark

Sofia Kouchevska & Jonathon Nessbaum

Michael Comras, Daniela Swaebe, Jerry Powers, Jill Martin, Jacquelynn Powers, & Craig

Craig, Jacquelynn & Jerry Powers

Tara Soloman & Jill Martin

Iban Abuchaibe & Sarah Schwartz

Jill Martin & Melissa Katz

Rachel Houser & Dana Ravich

DJ Dijital at WALL

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Miami Beach, FL – July 28, 2011 – Straight from Los Angeles, DJ Dijital brought the Cali vibe to South Beach at WALL when he spun last Thursday. Drink after drink, the crowd partied through the night and escaped the humid heat wave of South Florida’s summer awaiting just beyond the dancefloor.

Carly McCall

DJ Dijital & Antonio Martucci

Antonio Martucci & Nick Betancourt

Brielle Couillard & Michelle Morera

Bruna Melo & Luana Barone

DJ Dijital & Paulo Fagundez

DJ Dijital

Mounia Ben & Sonia Bernes

Mounia Ben, Chad Scott Williams, & Sonia Bernes

Sean Henegan & Danielle Holtz

Vizcayan Preservation Luncheon

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Marysol Patton

Miami Beach, FL – February 23, 2011 – The Third Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens were hosted by The Vizcayans And Valentino yesterday afternoon. The lush garden estate was adorned with models showcasing Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Known as the “Hat Luncheon” Miami socialites put their best on and mingled amongst the enchanted grounds tasting delicious bites provided by Thierry’s Catering. Amongst the guests was Housewife of Miami, Marysol Patton, Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Lisa Pliner, & Christina Getty and more.

Models wearing Valentino Spring/Summer 2011

Marcela Andron

Norma Quintero & Leslie Bowe

Amanda Rodriguez, Carolina Cejas, Gioconda Baltodano, Paulette Monserrate, Alina Gallart

Marysol Patton

Marysol Patton, Norma Quintero, & Yolanda Berkowitz

Carolina Cejas & Yolanda Berkowitz

Lisa Pliner

Norma Quintero, Melba Grullon, Amanda Rodriguez & Alina Gallart

Dana Shear, Marysol Patton, Leslie Bowe, & Nancy Batchelor

Nathalie Cadet-James

Maikel Millo & Chloe Watters

Sylvia Goldenthal, Nino Pernetti, Hello Campos, & Zurami Pascual

Models wearing Valentino Spring/Summer 2011

Heidi Charalanbides,Terry Zukers, Criselda Breene & Tammy Napoli

Julie Dill, Lydia Touzet, & Dana Shear

Christina Getty & Lisa Pliner

Beth Tasca, Linda Ncenany, & Chris Lones

Sarah Harrelson & Vivian Duenas

Yolanda Berkowitz, Sarah Harrelson, Karla Dascal, & Marysol Patton

Christina Getty & Katherine Rubino

Norma Jean Abrahams, Chris Lones, & Nicole Lozano

Tina Carlo, Tammy Napoli, Christina Getty, & Criselda Breene

Dr. Johnny Salomon & Norma Quintero

Christina Getty, Beth Tasca, & Yolanda Berkowitz

Mayor Carlos Alvarez & Leslie Bowe

Art Night at The Shops

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Rebekah Keida

Miami Beach, FL – February 16, 2011 – Fashion capital Bal Harbour has become the historic grounds on which art and design converge. Visual synergy created by top brands, local galleries and museums continues all season long with Bal Harbour Art Nights in collaboration with Art Nexus. The series provides a unique platform to the remarkable artists and thought leaders that have fueled the evolution of the arts in South Florida. Last night Bal Harbour celebrated Performance Art by inviting well-known artists of various disciplines to perform and exhibit their original works set in the ultra-chic setting of Bal Harbour Shops. Throughout the shops, guests feasted their eyes and possibly their palates with ground-breaking food art, interactive video pieces & got to move to the sounds of Motown classics and a modern interpretation of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Stanley Whitman

Leah Black

Sky Colma

Dianie & Susanne Birbragher

The TM Sisters

Ashlee Harrison & Greg Robin

Bert Rodriguez

Brian Ehrlich & Deborah Slack

Roy & Leah Black

Gigi & Randy Whitman

Schatzi Kassal

Lisa Petrillo & Schatzi Kassal

Stanley Whitman

Sergio Rivera, Schatzi Kassal, Lisa Petrillo, & Frits Zan Paasscaen

Frits Zan Paasscaen, Stanley Whitman, Randy Whitman, & Sergio Rivera

Schatzi Kassal & Stanley Whitman

Carlos Suarez, Sarah Harrelson, & Carolyn Travis

Sergio Rivera, Frits Zan Paasscaen, Lisa Petrillo, & Schatzi Kassal

Gypsies On The Green

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Manolito The Gypsy

Bal Harbour, FL – November 11, 2010 – Staring from November and going through April, some of South Florida’s top dancers, musicians and performers will be taking the stage in the lush Cabana Green area behind ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa. Starting just after sunset, these stellar shows and concerts will introduce residents and visitors alike to groundbreaking local artists. Guests will catch the gratis shows from the privacy of a pre-reserved cabana, or a comfy blanket on the lawn, compliments of Bal Harbour. The first event of the series began tonight with a riveting concert by Manolito the Gypsy emceed by Lisa Petrillo. Also featured were the award winning vocalists Lito and Flamenco master guitarist Manolo.

Manolito The Gypsy

Christina Termine & Rafael Bild

Juan Arevalo, Andrea Noleti, Jorge Arevalo, & Olga Butldanava

Lisa Petrillo & Carolyn Travis

Pedja Sukovic & Kelly Ann Charles

light at night

Friday, June 18th, 2010

West Miami, FL – June 2010 – There was a different lightning storm in every cardinal direction last night. Managed to sync up with at least one of them.