Three great events in the party city! By Betty Alvarez

September is the month when the party season begins. And boy did it shows. Since the beginning of September I have not stopped in covering events but for this story, I wanted to concentrate one special night where I went to three great events in the Magic City. I networked, socialize and had a great time in all of them.

First of all, my night started with a Meet Your Neighbors event at Grand Central. The purpose of this monthly event is for the people living in the Downtown Miami and surrounding areas to get to know one another by networking with each other. Grand Central hosted its space for this event which served it’s purpose as a great venue for the amount of people. Vendors also showcased their businesses as well as KFC with South Florida Baking provided the appetizers with an open bar sponsored by Sagatiba Cachaca. I met new people as well as greeted old acquaintances.

Since I was alredy in Downtown, I went to Trini in Private Salon located on Brickell Avenue. The event was spectacular! Other than great appetizers being served by Inca Restaurant next door, great cocktail drinks were offered. In addition, a fashion show featuring the latest fall trends and some cool hair styles were showcased. The difference in this one was that the models walked the run way to the hair style seat that was already located outside and after the hair do was set, the models walked the red carpet. This signifies that one can do the hairstyle at Trini and off you go to party! Fabulous!

Now with two parties under my belt, I headed over to South Beach which I had not been there for months. Ocean Drive Magazine was celebrating their Fall Fashion Week in which they hosted some fashion shows in various locations on the Beach. On this night, it was Perry Ellis’ turn. The location: The Raleigh Hotel on Collins Avenue. When one came into the hotel, the male models were displayed as if they were mannequins. Many guests even tookpictures with them. Cocktails were sponsored by Chambord Vodka amidst the backdrop of the many photo celebrities that hung on the walls of the hotel.

I had a great time in all three events not to mention the goody bags that were given in all three. Miami is a mecca of many party destinations if you know who you need to know one can out out in the town to sample the many attributes that this lovely city has to offer.

Photographs by Betty Alvarez

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