Fla-Fra Culture Click by Elizabeth Doud 4/16/14

Fla-Fra Culture Click by Elizabeth Doud
Wednesday, 04/16/2014 – 05:00 pm – 05:05 pm
Normandy Beach
7030 Trouville Esplanade,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Paris When It Sizzles is a film shot at a pocket park on Normandy Isle, Miami
Beach, where most of the streets were named after French cities and architectural landmarks by the developers. In this brief performance, the artist will do her best impression of Audrey Hepburn to tell the story of why she herself has never been to Paris. She will recount the ways in which Paris and other bits of French culture have shaped her destiny without her ever having stepped foot in the great French city, including her first French kiss, her flunking out of high school French, and her obsession with the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, written while the author and G. Stein were living in France.

10th Annual Vanessa Baez Memorial Womens Brunch 3/30/14

10th Annual Vanessa Baez Memorial Womens Brunch
Sunday, 03/30/2014 – 11:30 am – 03:00 pm
Brunch-PixMister Collins
One Bal Harbour Resort 10295 Collins Avenue,
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
Webpage Link
Cost: 42.00

Celebrating Everyday Women With Extraordinary Courage” Theme For Annual Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch
The Official Closing Event Of Spoken Soul Festival

Amy Baez organized the first Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch in 2004 to celebrate the life and courage of her late sister Vanessa Baez. Vanessa’s ability to remain strong while battling sarcoidosis continues to inspire others today, bringing together everyday women who exhibit extraordinary spirit in the face of adversity. Since the first brunch, VBMWB has become an annual, one-of-a-kind event that offers a day of inspiration, sisterhood, love, and laughter. The Brunch features a live auction, raffle prizes, guest speaker, guest artist, and complimentary swag bags. In honor of this year’s guest speaker Tanya Villanueva Tepper and guest artist Amy Estrela, proceeds of the event will benefit two local organizations that provide arts programs benefitting children with autism. Tepper, who is raising two autistic daughters, is a writer, national speaker, and founding member of the organization, Fiancés and Domestic Partners of 9/11. She appeared in the Peabody Award-winning documentary Project Rebirth and is living proof that tragedy can be transformed into triumph. Amy Estrela of Amy & Jacob Paint has witnessed firsthand how art can positively impact the life of an autistic child, as it has done for her son Jacob. VBMWB is also the official closing event of the Spoken Soul Festival, which supports local women artists.
RSVP and advance ticket purchase is required at Spoken Soul Festival website.

Food trucks Tuesdays at haulover beach 3/18/14

Food trucks Tuesdays at haulover beach
Tuesday, 03/18/2014 – 03/18/2014 05:00 pm – 09:30 pm
imageFood trucks Tuesdays at haulover beach
10800 Collins ave bell harbor fl 33154,
Haulover beach, Florida 33154
Webpage Link
Cost: Free event free parking

Picnic under the stars!!!

New event coming to town on every Tuesdays at haulover beach from 5pm to 9 30pm. Come happy come hungry.

Ms. Cheezious ,Latin Burger, The Empanada Truck, arepabox ,Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burger, Dolci Peccati Gelato,Churromania truck.

Author, Holocaust Survivor Makes South Florida Appearance 2/6/4

Author, Holocaust Survivor Makes South Florida Appearance
img129Thursday, 02/06/2014, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Books & Books Bal Harbour
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
Webpage Link

Samuel Marder, one of the only remaining Holocaust survivors who lectures about prejudice and its consequences reads from his inspirational book “Devils Among Angels, The Journey From Paradise And Hell To Life,” a unique blend of poetry, fiction and life experience.

“A lifelong artist, Sam Marder has produced yet another work of art-one which inspires hope, invites meaningful introspection, and leaves an indelible mark on both the heart and the mind.”
- Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

A powerful, enigmatic and captivating speaker, this may be Mr. Marder’s last appearance in South Florida. Let Samuel know you’re coming! RSVP to: Michelle Payer, MPC*Michelle Payer Communications. Michelle@mpc-pr.com

TCI’s Holiday Celebration & Cocktail Party 12/9/13

TCI’s Holiday Celebration & Cocktail Party
Monday, 12/09/2013 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute
4500 Biscayne Blvd. #105,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free for TCI Members, Guests $35

The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida hosts its annual holiday party and cocktail for members as well as guests and perspective members. Entrance is free for members and $35 for guests. The $35 can also be credited toward their $395 yearly general membership should they choose to join TCI. Please register by clicking the link provided.

Neiman Marcus Meet & Greet with Top Fashion Bloggers and Haute Hippie Founder 11/21/13

Neiman Marcus Meet & Greet with Top Fashion Bloggers and Haute Hippie Founder
Thursday, 11/21/2013 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
1Neiman Marcus
9700 Collins Avenue,
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
RSVP Link
Cost: Free

Join top fashion bloggers Lynsee Hee Kyeong, Carmen Ordonez, Dara Michelle, Carla St. Louis, and Dee Trillo alongside stylists Alex Hamdan and Romina Nabhen at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

On Thursday, November 21st, guests are cordially invited to enjoy complimentary delectable bites and refreshing drinks while viewing the latest Haute Hippie collection designed for the eclectic and fashionable lady. Meet Founder and Creativer Director of Haute Hippie, Trish Wescoat Pound, as she shows you how to blend her latest vintage-inspired pieces to create a sophisticated, yet edgy look.

Thursday, November 21 2013
6:00 – 9:00 PM

9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL

Neiman Marcus
CUSP
Level One

The most romantic place to bike in South Florida

Brian and Naomi at the Sea Ranch Center

A little romance at the Sea Ranch Shopping Strip in Sea Ranch Lakes along our bicycle adventure on A1A.

This past Sunday night, my fiancé, Naomi and I embarked on a 65 mile bicycle journey along A1A from Parkland to Coral Gables. The propose of the trip: to see if we could do it.

I will preface this by saying that I’ve made October my personal “No Car, No Facebook Month”, also to see if I could do it (more on this in a future post). Naomi was gracious enough to go along with my scheme to bike the entire east coast of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. We live in the middle of suburban Coral Gables, and regularly bicycle commute as far as Little Haiti, Wynwood, Downtown and Miami Beach, but by no means, had we been training for a long distance ride like this one.

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