Park Grove Announces Colin Cowie as Celebrity Lifestyle Curator Cowie Hosts VIP Bash as Developers Unveil Plensa Sculpture Series 11/20/14

Park Grove Announces Colin Cowie as Celebrity Lifestyle Curator Cowie Hosts VIP Bash as Developers Unveil Plensa Sculpture Series
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Parck Grove Event November 19, 2014Park Grove Sales Gallery
2701 South Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
Webpage Link
Cost: By invite only

Rem Koolhaas’ highly anticipated Residences at Park Grove just added more extras to the extraordinary, as developers Terra Group and The Related Group unveiled the secret to the perfect life during a private celebration with Colin Cowie, and first view of Jaume Plensa’s sculpture series “The Three Poets” in its permanent new home in Coconut Grove.

Cowie, known for his lavish international productions and celebrity clientele like Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise, is creating the ultimate sensory experience as the official “Lifestyle Curator” for Park Grove residents, with exquisitely good taste and touches, from the reception at valet, to the chilled hand towels and sun products served poolside on silver trays.
“The experience will be in a constant state of change, as the day becomes night, the music that is playing, the volume at which it plays, how the lights are set, and the fragrance in the air—it will all evolve,” said Cowie, as he toasted guests. “These are just a sliver of the nuances that we will orchestrate to create the aura of Park Grove.”
Nearly 1,000 guests enjoyed an elaborate production with lush greenery throughout, true to the Coconut Grove and Park Grove aesthetic—along with posh lounge areas, flowing champagne and even a full coffee bar—peeks into the sublime lifestyle the property will boast.
The Plensa sculpture series has traveled the globe with installations in public spaces before the developers acquired it for Park Grove. Plensa is best known for his public, monumental figurative sculptures that can be seen across the globe from Calgary to Dubai—The Three Poets continues the international artist’s theme and is visible to the public along Bayshore Drive, internally lit and sitting atop 20-foot poles overlooking the bay.

Notable Guests: Colin Cowie, national authority on wedding and event planning and amenities curator for Park Grove; Pedro Martin, CEO & Cofounder of Terra Group; David Martin, President and Co-founder of Terra Group; Jorge Perez, President and CEO The Related Group; Carlos Rosso, President of the Condo Division at The Related Group; Patrick Campbell, Vice President at The Related Group; Horacio de Leon, President Douglas Elliman Development Marketing;

Henry Perez’s Art Basel Week Exhibit 12/1/14

Henry Perez’s Art Basel Week Exhibit
henryperezMonday, December 1, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Mayfair Hotel and Spa
3000 Florida Ave
Miami, Florida 33133

I am extremely proud to have been selected to exhibit my photograph collection “La Force de femmes au naturel: A Celebration of Miami’s Leading Ladies of Glamour” at the Mayfair Hotel & SPA in Coconut Grove during Art Basel Week. This is my first Art Basel show and it would mean a great deal to me to see you there on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the opening reception party at the hotel’s beautiful rooftop venue. My dear friend Sabrina Cohen will also be on hand as this is an event to support her efforts to create a fully accessible “Beach for All.” Please see the invite for the details and I truly hope to see you there!

Photographs of Mad Hatter Arts Festival 2014 at The Barnacle Historic State Park on 11/15/14

Mad Hatter Arts Festival 2014 at The Barnacle Historic State Park on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Art Show: The Mad Hatter Arts Festival is a fun, zany art and music festival, held each autumn in the historic village of Coconut Grove, located on lovely Biscayne Bay. “The Grove” has a deep Bohemian history of quirky artists and musicians. In fact, the name of the festival draws its inspiration from a popular 1970s song Coconut Grove written by John Sebastian of the internationally famous group, the Lovin’ Spoonful.

The two-day event celebrates its tenth year on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, with artists exhibiting on the grounds of The Barnacle Historic State Park and on the sidewalks along Main Highway. Other components of the Festival can be seen around the Grove. Bring your friends, bring your family, and join the fun “…in Coconut Grove.”

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The Happy Wall 11/29/14

The Happy Wall
Sunday, 11/29/2014 – 01/02/2015 02:00 pm –
3015 Grand Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

An art installation slash public display of happiness, The Happy Wall is a giant chalkboard creation where you’re invited to answer the question, “What makes YOU happy?”

The Happy Wall encourages ALL people — visitors and locals of all ages, interests and backgrounds — to pick up a piece of chalk and jump headfirst into a happiness movement! Draw, write, doodle — express your happiness however you wish.

During the wall’s appearance in Cocowalk, there’ll be a whole host of programming revolving around it including live music, art, giveaways and more!

The Happy Wall is presented by Happify, an amazing website and app that empowers people to shift their mindsets and achieve higher levels of happiness and emotional well-being through fun, science-based activities and games. As Happify says, “Science has shown that happiness is winnable.”

Additional upbeat, positive brand sponsors include Tervis, KIND Snacks, Brent Berman & Associates — Your Health & Happiness Headquarters and the Institute for Inspired Organizational Cultures. The wall was designed and built by the talented PV Engineering Team out of Osprey, Florida.

Even those who can’t visit The Happy Wall in person are encouraged to participate by telling the world what makes them happy via social media. People are asked to post to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook using the hashtags #whatmakesmehappy and #TheHappyWall, and The Happy Wall team will be re-posting and sharing joy from around the world.

Never underestimate the power of Happy.

Finding Happy: An Inspired Talk on the Science of Happiness, Ditching Depression and Living a More Joyful Life 11/25/14

Finding Happy: An Inspired Talk on the Science of Happiness, Ditching Depression and Living a More Joyful Life
Tuesday, 11/25/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
final-bookstore-flyerThe Bookstore in the Grove
3390 Mary St.,
Miami, Florida 33133
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Happiness is a buzzword that’s everywhere these days. But what does it really mean? Is it just about smiley faces and “positive thinking”? Can you really, truly get happier and stay happier? Hannah Sentenac will answer your burning questions in her heart-to-heart talk about the science of happiness, beating depression and living a joyful life at the Bookstore in the Grove, Nov 25th.

Despite our society’s increasing material wealth, more people than ever are bogged down by depression, anxiety and a feeling of alienation. For millions of folks, happiness can feel like an unrealistic, impossible dream. But Hannah’s message is that there’s always hope for a happier life, and we all have the power to change.

As a Happiness Advocate, Hannah speaks about happiness, embarks on happiness-focused projects and writes about happiness for publications including the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Live Happy magazine and her blog,

Expect a wildly entertaining talk with plenty of audience participation; interactive, science-based exercises to get you started on your happiness journey; a happiness reading list and loads of amusing anecdotes. Hannah will also introduce her exciting new interactive art installation, The Happy Wall, going up in Cocowalk on November 29th!

Admission is free! Attendees can snag a glass of wine and an empanada from the bookstore’s yummy cafe, pick a seat and jump headfirst into a happiness movement. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25.

Urban Arts International Art Fair 11/20/14

Urban Arts International Art Fair
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 01/15/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
3670 Grand Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
Facebook Link
Cost: FREE Admission

Five events in five days, inclusive art gallery experience in the heart of historic Coconut Grove. Are you ready for real art? Explore Urban Arts at FB, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Urban Arts Miami creative partner IPC Visual Lab with the previews on all our upcoming events! More details coming soon – save these dates!

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Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce – Golden Coconut Awards 1/8/15

Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce – Golden Coconut Awards
Thursday, 01/08/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Golden-Coconut-Poster-screenshotThe Kampong
4013 S Douglas Rd,
Miami, Florida 33133
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Event tickets are $55 for Chamber Members and $65 for Future Members. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and open bar are included.

Join the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce for the upcoming 45th Golden Coconut Awards celebrating diversity, creativity and ingenuity of the local business community. The nominations process is now open to the community and the Coconut Grove Chamber encourages anyone to nominate a deserving business or individual or self-nominate now through December 5, 2014.