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We’ve all evolved our bar tastes at one point or another throughout our lives. The Jäger Bombs downed in college or the Happy Hour rail drinks ordered during the first couple of years in the workforce to save a little cash just don’t cut it anymore. Or maybe they do. Either way, it’s OK. Text by Anja Maltav

The 411

Eye catching ceiling art by Farreys can sure turn heads. Featuring Miami-Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival, Farreys, Stone Crab Under The Stars, InterContinental Miami, Singles For Switchboard Bachelor Auction, Freddy’s: The Certified Diamond Store, HistoryMiami, Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle, Joli Law, Driven Mind, Born Free Pet Shelter, Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami International Boat Show, BritWeek Miami, Art Wynwood, A&E District. Events at the Aventura Center: Brazil To The World, Ballroom: South Beach Style, Three Little Birds, Phoenix, ABBA Mania, Ben Vereen, Judy Tenuta, New Shanghai Circus. Events at the Adrienne Arsht Center: Motown: The Musical, The Tenors, Ayikodans, Patti LaBelle, Year Of The Rabbit, Passion, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, James Newton Howard, Phantom Of The Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, TedxYouth Miami, Cuba Beat: Bolero. Events at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: Andrea Bocelli, Experience Hendrix, The Beach Boys. Events at the American Airlines Arena: Harlem Globetrotters. Text by Sandy Lindsey

Encounters w/ Housing Works

Housing Works officially kicked off Design On A Dime at Wynwood Lab with the hopes of ending AIDS in the U.S. by 2025. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Participating Design On A Dime Miami 2016 Designers 2. Alex Macias, Maggie Cruz 3. Anne Rue, Rene Wirth 4. Joe Fava, Giselle Loor 5. David Schwade, Michael Dolatowski, Jared Needle

Encounters w/ One River Point

Jay Parker and Douglas Elliman recently hosted an exclusive VIP event for One River Point — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Claudio Iglesias, Daniela Pineda, Claudia Gonzalez, Adriana Vargas, Sara Garleva, David Kruz 2. Daniel Semerano, Ana Dauhajre, Erick Morales, Javier Colberg 3. Susana Olmos, Alex Riera, Mariana Niro, Kathy Bosch 4. Debra & Eyal Golan, Barbara Estela 5. Miguel Sanchez, Dov Gilberd, Osmar De Jesus 6. Greg White, Barbara Ter Horst 7. Mareni Starre, Marisol Bello 8. Leann Deuser, Meghan Zamore, Ashley Ferguron 9. Phil Gutman, Adriana Vargas, David Kurz, Claudio Iglesias 10. Sandra Metrakos, Jonathan Matos, Jennyffer Munizaga

Encounters @ 1 Hotel South Beach

The newly opened, eco-chic 1 Hotel South Beach, was the haute spot this New Year’s Eve as celebrities celebrated together in style with over 70 of their VIP friends at the hotel’s exclusive “Mediums & Mischief” rooftop soiree. 1. River Viiperi, Diana Jenkins, Michael Turchin, Lance Bass, Asher Monroe, Ty Urban, Ryan Kenney, Zach Huntley & Friends 2. Dave Feldman, Will Sherod, Chris Colfer, Allie Furlan 3. BJ Jacobs, Gary Wolf, Tim Marlin, Samantha Nolan, Miguel Diez, Patrick McNichalous 4. Tiffany Tana, Barron Hilton, Emily Morris, Joe Mazzello, Lucas Grabeel 5. Paige Bresky, Chris McKenna, Melanie Cruz

Encounters w/ Voices For Children

Voices For Children hosted its annual premier fundraising Be A Voice, Create A Legacy Gala, presented by Harry Winston at Mandarin Oriental. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Voices For Children’s Board of Directors and Voices For Children Foundation President & CEO Nelson F. Hincapie 2. Paul Castronovo, Shakyiah, Nelson F. Hincapie, Carolina Hincapie 3. Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz, Susan & Jay Shapiro 4. Paul Pino, Olivia & David Brayer 5. Jon & Nancy Batchelor, Trish & Dan Bell 6. Peter Hausman, Marlene May, Beatriz Canals, Fausto Alvarez, Deborah & Vince Castro 7. Laurence Bigio, Harry Winston Salon Director Leyla Portela, Monica Cohan 8. Mayedry Torres, Martha Mirabal 9. Ruth Rios, Victor Pulido 10. Becky Zyman, Jessica Boyd Zyman 11. Lydia Touzet, Silvia Boschetti, Maria Berguiristain, Laurence Stott, Jennifer Kennedy, Andreea Baclea 12. Lena Radonjic, Ella & Russ Kodner, Pamela Burgos

Encounters w/ Turnberry Ocean Club 166

Turnberry Ocean Club Residences hosted a private event to unveil the newly designed model residences at their sales gallery. — Photos by David Sutta Photography 1. Carlos Zapata, Dan Riordan, Robert Swerdroe, Steven G. 2. Daniel & Mayi De La Vega, Dan Riordan 3. Ricardo M., Tere Villamil, Maria Villamil, Aldredo Adrian 4. Victoria Romanenko, Diana Izquierdo, Mariana Shulga, Katerina Brosda, Galina Urman

Encounters @ PAMM

Miami’s art community gathered at PAMM for a special evening to celebrate the release of Carlos Betancourt’s Imperfect Utopia. — Photos by Manny Hernandez 1. Walter Otero, Priscila Perales, Adrian Fernandez, Carlos Betancourt, Carolina Reyes 2. Ali Miranda, Barbara Hulanicki, Luis Canales 3. Elizabeth Rodriguez, Bobby Betancourt, Aimee Maza 4. Katherine Mikesell, Marc Billings, Grace Billings 5. Alex Pinho, Ryan Brown, Guy Chetwynd 6. Alberto Latorre, Carlos Betancourt, Susie Wahab & Sons 7. Tara Solomon, Franklin Sirmans 8. Johnny Chavez, Leann Standish 9. Nick D’Annunzio, Erin Newberg 10. Estefania Morena, John Bonilla, Anna Denise Miranda 11. Carlos Betancourt, Jackie Touzet, Carlos Touzet, Alberto Latorre

Encounters w/ Creatures Of The Wind

Creatures Of The Wind made its South Florida debut with a collection of extraordinary events over 3 days that featured a luncheon and private fashion presentation at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park, an intimate dinner at 1 Hotel South Beach, and an afternoon cocktail soiree and trunk show at The Webster Bal Harbour. 1. Siri Willoch Traasdahl, Christopher Peters, Elysze Held, Jenine Howard, Shane Gabier 2. Katja Kraus, Paola Cardenas, Marko Kraus 3. Pearl Katz, Dana Shear 4. Jenine Howard, Christopher Peters, & Siri Willoch Traasdahl 5. Shane Gabier, Danie Gomez-Ortigoza

Encounters w/ YoungArts

YoungArts celebrated its 35th Anniversary with the organization’s Backyard Ball performance and gala. The elegant event welcomed more than 700 guests to support contributions to the artistic development of young artists. 1. Jake Goldbas, Riley O’Flynn, Dave Eggar, Andrew Nemr, Pascal Le Boeuf 2. Mariah Giulia Maramotti, Rosie Perez, Sarah Arison 3. Eric Maidenberg & Guests 4. Rich Kohan, Maria Giulia Maramotti, John Clark 5. Jerome Begin, Tony Yazbeck, Katie Huff

Encounters w/ El Tucán

To celebrate the New Year, El Tucán presented the rhythm of Cuba by hosting a historic performance by the world’s most famous cabaret, El Tropicana De Cuba. 1. Natalie Nieves, Nicole Reyes, Elizabeth & Dianna Pereda 2. Milena Straczynsk

Encounters @ Blume Nightclub

Blume Nightclub celebrated the birthday of pop singing sensation Leslie Grace during an intimate special event for the vocalist. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Hector Rivera, Claudia Alonso, Sujeylee Sola, Alison Berger, Carlos Framil 2. Leslie Grace, Elva Martinez 3. Pierre Espinal, Ana Guaba, Anthony Rodriguez 4. Chris Lopez, Nadia Ramsay, Alex Lopez 5. Alisha, Enrique & Bianca Ortega 6. Rony Ariosa, Juan Carlos Romero, Oswaldo Naranjo 7. Yenier Alvarino, Adrian Arteaga 8. Julio & Vivian Taveras 9. Rosa & Luis Lopez