Designer Maria Lepe Birthday and Holiday Toy Drive 12/19/14

Designer Maria Lepe Birthday and Holiday Toy Drive
Friday, 12/19/2014 – 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
10857930_767984899904148_7541559862824997121_nLove is Blind Restaurant & Lounge
225 Altara Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Say “Maria Lepe Birthday” at entrance for Free Admission

Join us for a special birthday affair in honor of fashion designer Maria Lepe this Friday, December 19, 2014 at Love is Blind in Coral Gables, FL.

Plus a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Kristi House. Bring an unwrapped toy for a chance to win a Lepe Swimwear or a Romero Valentino Bow Tie.

Music by Joseph Anthony

For more info email [email protected]

#LepeBirthdayAffair

Food and Wine Pairing at Lhardy Kitchen and Bar 12/17/14

Food and Wine Pairing at Lhardy Kitchen and Bar
Wednesday, 12/17/2014 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
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301 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: 40

Join Savor Tonight and fellow food and wine enthusiasts for a food + wine tasting at the newly opened Lhardy Kitchen & Bar. Located on Miracle Mile, Lhardy offers a menu of international cuisine, bringing you flavors from around the world. The setting brings romance, passion, and inspiration together, in a plush, ornate setting.

For this event, guests will enjoy a sit-down, tutored tasting of 4 small plates paired with 4 wines

Cost is $35, if purchased before Dec. 16th or $40, thereafter. This includes the 4 wine and food pairings and tax + gratuity.

Pairings

Il Faggetto, Prosecco, Italy
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Bennett Valley Chardonnay, Sonoma County
Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce)

Trus Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Blood Sausage with chimichurri sauce

Bennett Valley, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
Mediterranean Style Lamb Chop with cannellini beans + pancetta

GardenMusic Festival at Fairchild 1/9/15 – 1/18/15

GardenMusic Festival at Fairchild
Friday, 01/09/2015 – 01/18/2015 07:00 pm –
Sixth-Floor-Trio-and-guest-musicians-perform-at-GardenMusic-FestivalFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: Prices vary by concert

The chamber music ensemble Sixth Floor Trio will once again bring two weeks of arts and culture to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with the third GardenMusic Festival. From January 5 – 18, 2015, visitors can experience music spanning a diverse array of genres and centuries. Concerts will offer guests an immersive and personal experience to connect music with nature. This year’s festival features four evening concerts and two children’s concerts that feature classical music, folk, rock, Latin jazz, and more.

International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild 1/23/15 – 1/25/15

International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild
Friday, 01/23/2015 – 01/25/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, and $12 for children 6-17. Free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Enjoy three days of delicious activities complete with sampling, cooking demos, educational talks, and kids’ events. Notable chocolatiers and bakeries will dish out samples of their best chocolates available for purchase. For guests over 21, the Beer Sampling Garden is the place to discover the unique brews that pair well with chocolate. Visitors can learn where chocolate comes from with an interactive cacao display from Fairchild’s curators of tropical fruit, who have traveled the world researching how cacao is harvested and prepared across cultures.

Friday’s at Love is Blind 12/12/14

Friday’s at Love is Blind
Friday, 12/12/2014 – 09:00 pm –
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225 Altara Ave,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Cost:

Love is Blind, your new hotspot in Coral Gables, has created a fun experience you don’t want to miss. Join us every Friday Night as DJ Joseph Anthony mixes sounds for an amazing evening.

21+ & No Cover!

Giralda Under the Stars 1/2/15

Giralda Under the Stars
Friday, 01/02/2015 – 01/03/2015 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
GUTSlogoGiralda Avenue
100 Block Giralda Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

On the first Fridays of every month now until March 2015, Downtown Coral Gables’ Restaurant Row (located on the 100 block of Giralda Ave between Ponce de Leon Blvd and Galiano Street) will be bustling with al fresco dining and live entertainment from 7pm to midnight as part of Giralda Under the Stars presented by Zacapa Rum. Fourteen of Downtown Coral Gables restaurants and bars will fill the street with tables and chairs and serve patrons under the stars. There will be live music, art, and cool weather to enjoy!

Participating restaurants and bars include:

Bangkok Bangkok II, The Bar, Castelluccio Ristorante, Divino Ceviche, GreenLife Miami, Ikura Sushi Lounge, La Dorada,
The Local Craft Food & Drink,
Miss Saigon Bistro,
Pete’s Authentic Cooking,
Spritz of Coral Gables,
Talavera Cocina Mexicana,
Threefold Café, and
Vicolo Restaurant (formerly Spizzigo)

For reservations, please call the restaurant of your choice.

For those who need someone to take care of their kids to enjoy a night on the town, Gallery Night Kids’ Club at the Gables Museum has got it covered. Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, games and more just a block away from the event! The cost is $25 for Museum Members and $30 for Non-members. Those interested are required to register by calling Dianely at (305) 603-8067 or email Registration Form to [email protected]

2015 Heart and Star Award Dinner 3/18/15

2015 Heart & Star Award Dinner
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 – 03/18/2015 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
cscgm-logo_newCoral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Sponsorship information available upon request.

On Wednesday, March 18th, the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami will host the 2015 Heart & Star Award Dinner at the Coral Gables Country Club. Alina Villasante and Amy Hollub will be honored at this prestigious signature event. Villasante will be receiving the Champion of the Community Spirit Award for her outstanding philanthropic and community leadership; Hollub will be receiving the Champion of the Human Spirit Award as a cancer survivor. Over 400 business and philanthropic leaders from the Greater Miami area will be in attendance for the event. For more information, please call CSCGM at 305.668.5900.