Fashionably Conscious 9/19/14

Fashionably Conscious
Saturday, 09/20/2014 – 09/21/2014 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Village of Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Fee varies – see website

Village of Merrick Park Presents Fashionably Conscious

Miami’s Premier Fashion Fundraising Sale for Coconut Grove Cares’
The Barnyard Community Center Takes Place September 19-21

What: Once again, the Village of Merrick Park is putting its fashion foot forward in the name of charity. The luxury retail and dining destination brings back the highly coveted Fashionably Conscious fundraising sale from Friday September 19 through Sunday September 21, 2014.
The designer sale event offers heavily reduced pricing on donated items from the most coveted closets of Miami’s respected philanthropists and community leaders. Some highlights of the collected inventory from the charity hosts include men’s Gucci and Ferragamo shoes, YSL and Diane von Furstenberg dresses, Miu Miu and Prada shoes and items from Chanel, Valentino, Phillip Lim, Chloé, Lanvin and more.
The event kicks off Friday, September 19 with a VIP Cocktail Preview Sale Reception with catering provided by Mena Catering and bubbly from Artic Wines for an entry donation of $25.

The shopping continues on Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an all-day sale for an entry donation of $10.

It concludes on Sunday, September 21 with the Fashionably Conscious Clearance Sale, where everything must go! There will be heavily discounted prices on remaining items from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an entry donation of only $5.

The weekend sale will take place at suite 1035 on the ground floor of Village of Merrick Park, located next to Burberry. KARLA Conceptual Event Experiences is designing the space for the sale with notably stylish concepts, while Rey’s Cleaners is providing hangers and racks.
With a fundraising goal of more than $120,000, this year’s sale is set to be the most impressive yet. Already helping the organization climb to that goal, generous corporate sponsors of the sale include Village of Merrick Park, Terra Nova, and the Codina Family. Proceeds from the sale benefit Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard Community Center, providing free vital services to the children and families of the historic West Grove community. As the organization’s primary annual fundraiser, Fashionably Conscious offers essential unrestricted funds to enable the organization’s operations.
Who: Host Chairs, Rima Otrakji and Margarita Codina, take the beloved sale to new heights along with hosts and “angels” Sarah Arison, Conchy Argiz, Nate Brand, Romero Brito, Alicia Cervera, Monica Defortuna, Evangeline Delgado, Brian Ehrlich, Hillary and Danny Hertzberg, Joy Intriago, Philip Lord, Olga Santini Mas, James Provencher, Darlene Perez, Debra Scholl, Claudia Succar, Maria Tettamanti, Amy Zakarin and many more!!

When: Friday – Sunday, September 19-21
• Friday, Sept. 19: VIP Cocktail Preview Sale 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Entry donation cost of $25.
• Saturday, Sept. 20: All-day sale 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Entry donation cost of $10.
• Sunday, Sept. 21: Fashionably Conscious Clearance Sale – Everything Must Go! Heavily discounted pricing on remaining items. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Entry donation cost of $5.
Where: Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 1035, Coral Gables.
Garage parking is available at Village of Merrick Park.


For media inquiries, please contact Dana Romanelli at 305.529.1220

Voices For Children To Host ‘STRIKE Out Child Abuse’ Bowling Tournament 9/17/14

Voices For Children To Host ‘STRIKE Out Child Abuse’ Bowling Tournament
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
VFC_logo_PMSSplitsville Lanes at Sunset Place
5701 Sunset Drive,
Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Bowling team (8 players): $400 Individual bowlers: $50

Voices For Children Foundation Inc. will serve as host to its “Strike Out Child Abuse” bowling tournament presented by Mercantil Commercebank with the goal of raising money for the benefit of foster children in Miami-Dade County. This event is open to all members of the public.

3rd Annual Fashion Gives Back Event benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital 9/18/14

3rd Annual Fashion Gives Back Event benefiting Miami Children’s Hospital
Thursday, 09/18/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Neiman Marcus
390 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $25

Join us at the 3rd Annual Fashion Gives Back Event presented by Farell & Patel. Enjoy a night of fashion, cocktails, and mingling while making a difference in the lives of so many children who are treated at Miami Children’s Hospital. Your donation of $25 provides you a chance to win from a selection of wonderful prizes, including sports memorabilia, vacations, gift certificates and more! Please RSVP by September 16. For more information please contact Alyse Cahill at or 786.624.2857

Doctors Hospital Senior Health Fair 9/17/14

Doctors Hospital Senior Health Fair
Wednesday, 09/17/2014 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center
405 University Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Education, medical screenings and the mind-body connection — they’re all part of staying healthy. Doctors Hospital is joining with the City of Coral Gables to sponsor the fourth annual Senior Health Fair. The event will be held Wednesday, September 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive.

Once again this year, the first 100 participants will receive free flu shots. Medical professionals will be on hand to perform health screenings for osteoporosis, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing loss and body mass index (BMI). Experts will also be available to conduct sleep disorder assessments and teach women how to do a proper breast self-exam. Attendees will be able to “Ask the Doctor” general health questions and enjoy chair massages, tai chi-style exercise and Zumba demonstrations. Lunch will be provided by The Palace at Coral Gables.

The Senior Health Fair is free and open to the public. Free valet parking will be available at the Youth Center. For more information, call 786-596-3812.

Photographs of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit at UM’s School of Architecture on 9/4/14

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit at University of Miami’s School of Architecture on Thursday, September 4, 2014.

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Photographs of Coral Gables Art Walk on 9/5/14

Coral Gables Art Walk on Friday, September 5, 2014.  Our first stop was at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus which featured 6 great artist and then we stopped by Cernuda Arte which is one of my favorite galleries.

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Geek Squad Academy 9/20/14

Geek Squad Academy
Saturday, 09/20/2014 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33129
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Cost: Free with Museum admission. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3 – 12, $10.95; adults are $14.95.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Experience the latest technology in a fun, interactive learning environment. Through Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy, we’re demonstrating how technology can improve access to career opportunities for youth today. Geek Squad Academy teaches students ages 11-16 about the latest technology in a fun, interactive setting. With local Geek Squad Agents conducting classes such as Robotics, Programming, Digital Photography, Film Production and Digital Music, teens build friendships and self-confidence, spark their inner creativity and innovation, and discover how technology can benefit them in school now and in their work lives later.


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