Encounters w/ Voices For Children

Voices For Children along with presenting sponsor Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson P.A., served as hosts to approximately 300 attorneys, judges, elected officials, community leaders, volunteers and supporters at the 23rd Annual “Be A Voice Luncheon” at Coral Gables Country Club. 1. Carlos Gimenez, Lourdes Gimenez, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Luly Gimenez-Gato, Barby Rodriguez 2. Gail Appelrouth, Jeff Berkowitz, Commissioner Sally Heyman 3. George Sheldon, Cindy Lederman, Mike Dunlavy 4. Jeff Berkowitz, Lourdes Gimenez, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Yolanda Berkowitz, Cindy Lederman 5. Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Nelson Hincapie, Kwantisa Harris, Jay Shapiro 6. Chris & Julie Caputo 7. Jay Shapiro, Brad Meltzer 8. Jill & Blain Heckaman 9. John & Suzel Broe 10. Kwantisa Harris, Ken Russell 11. Laurie Jennings, Nelson Hincapie 12. Simone Boayue-Gumbs, Lorraine Ospina- Herrera 13. Mary Cagle, Mike Dunlavy

Encounters @ Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour Shops hosted a special Collectors Cocktail Reception inviting guests to a private viewing of rare timepieces. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Gigi Spadei, Ronnie Vogel, DJ Irie, Ariel Mullen, Orlando Bloom, Senja Alexeeva 2. Ana Negri, Johnny Barros 3. Andy Bisbal, Cody De Sully, Kevin Knight, Mark Owens 4. Ky Jade, Sheila Melton 5. Melissa Rosko, Julian Duque

Encounters w/ Florida East Coast Realty

Tibor Hollo of Florida East Coast Realty received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BASF 2018 Installation Gala at EAST Miami Hotel. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Lucee Wolper, Toni McAndrew, Steve Vargem, Ben Solomon, Cynthia Solomon, Vanessa Grout 2. Austin Hollo, Nicole Cohen 3. Iryna Ivaschuk, Kelly Arias 4. David Webb, Astrid Marten, Isabel Hollo, Wayne Hollo 5. Tibor Hollo, Ben Solomon 6. Luis Espinosa, Sofia Espinosa, Patricia Marcucci, Phil Dahan

Encounters w/ Brilliance Jewels

Brilliance Jewels hosted a “Lucky Hour” to celebrate their Grand Opening at Four Seasons to benefit Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Holiday Toy Distribution. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Julio Jay, Maria Intriago, Alex Sandro 2. Esra Erdogan Mello, Sophia Boris 3. Andrew Ridley, Justin Oeltjen 4. Favio Calderon, Amanda Kent 5. Wes Bernier, Diana Chan, Andres Tinoco 6. Lori Smurfit, Julissa Duarte 7. Berit Griffin, Mitch Phillips 8. Carleen Vann, Jeffrey Cohen 9. Ciao Dunson, Jason Thompson 10. Roy Campbell, Kelly Khoury

Encounters w/ The Related Group

The Related Group, Rabina Properties & Perella Weinberg Partners celebrated the Grand Opening of Icon Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale’s newest and tallest tower. — Photos by Jeff Hufziger 1. Matt Allen, Bruce G. Roberts, Mayor Jack Seilier, Mickey Rabina, Jorge Perez, Patrick Campbell, Dean J. Trantalis 2. Megan Green, Javier Iglesias 3. Melissa Nelson, Erica Guzman 4. Patrick & Dorothy Campbell, Mickey Rabina 5. Scott & Patricia House, Gianpierre Giusti, Holly Gonzales

Encounters @ El Dorado Furniture

In celebration of reaching their goal of “Changing Lives” throughout the South Florida community, El Dorado Furniture invited guests to a special 50 Years/50 Families Campaign Closing Celebration. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Pedro & Ana Maria Capó, Zhou li, Dereck Capó 2. Melisa Alonso, Luis E Capó, Anselmo Hernandez 3. Alan Salmon, Christine Diercks, Jacob Jolman, Bryan Dickey 4. Justin Westerman, Javier Ortiz, Jorge Martinez 5. Catherine, Carlos, Danny & Janet Capó 6. Raquel Llerena, Paula Gonzalez, Andres & Pete Capó 7. Ellie Rodriguez 8. Jesus & Jackeline Capó 9. Shelly Pessin, Terry Furr 10. Mario Morales, Madeleine Inda, Mike Negron, Eddie Cook 11. Carlos & Rosy Capó

Encounters w/ Fortune International Realty

Monica Defortuna and Fortune International Realty invited guests for an afternoon of shopping at Brickell City Centre with a portion of sales benefitting Project Paz. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Nicole Digaetano, Julissa Duarte, Jacqueline Molina, Carla & Monica Defortuna, Daiana Quiceno 2. Monica & Carla Defortuna, Nery Deza 3. Elizabeth Lao, Shirley 4. Irina Margulis, Daniel Snyder 5. Jordan Perez, Lola Stapff 6. Jullisa Duarte, Vicky Escobar 7. Magaly Visbal, Marlene Sikaffy 8. Nancy Maiello, Katya Tsvetkova 9. Mildred Correa, Lola Staff 10. Monica & Carla Defortuna, Jacqueline Molina, Daiana Quiceno 11. Nery Deza, Grettel Fernandez, Nicole Digaetano

Encounters w/ SKIUSA

SKIUSA hosted an exclusive invitation-only year-end event for top VIPs to celebrate SKIUSA Aspen Snowmass and the Little Nell ski season kickoff party. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Ana Paula & Eduardo Gaz 2. Alex & Alexandra Montoya 3. Ari & Eduardo Tarajano 4. Arturo Alvarez, Juan Alvarez 5. Carol Guarita, David Ferrand, Tatiana Rozados 6. Mark Elias, Eduardo Gaz, Lan Douglas 7. Brooke Perlyn, Tiffany Heckler 8. Juliana & Bruno Bonventi 9. Pilar Amador, Jose Pavia 10. Guilherme & Chris Junqueira 11. Syama Reyes, 1 Evangelina Ortiz De Leon

Encounters w/ Glam4Good

The 2nd Annual Fashion Fights Cancer event was presented by Miami Design District. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Mary Alice Stephenson, Angeles Almuna 2. Laura Robayna, Mariana Lopez Osorio, Andy Faerman 3. Samantha Bravo, Olga Borta, Amelia Perea 4. Pily Montiel, Maria Teresa Tupini, Juliana Mejia, Magela Pons 5. Lee Lemme, Delphine Jacque, Veronica Alcorta.

Encounters w/ Farrey’s Kitchen + Bath

The Marian Center Auxiliary invited guests of Farrey’s Kitchen + Bath to a private celebration of food, fun and philanthropy at Joe’s Stone Crab. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Tst. Joseph Parish 2. Bryan Johnson, Sister Filomena 3. Fr. Adonis Gonzalez, Fr. Juan Sosa, Fr. Rafael Lopez 4. Paige & Bud Farrey 5. Ms. Delvecchio, Ms. Rosemblack, Sister Lidia, Ms. Mahy

Encounters @ Cantina La Veinte

United Way of Miami-Dade, Young Leaders & LINC teamed up to host a “Happy Hour For A Cause” at Cantina La Veinte with proceeds supporting Operation Helping Hands. 1. Matthew & Sabrina Grosack, Austin Hollo, Ann Keil, Ian Beglau 2. Anthony Perez, Phillip Montalvo 3. Donna Leonard, Ronald Carisma, Michaelle Rodriguez 4. Patrick & Grace Turiano 5. Diandra & Julian Salcedo 6. Junior Pena, Keysi Jimenez, Ryan Morera

Encounters w/ American Heart & American Stroke Assoc.

The American Heart & American Stroke Association held its first annual South Florida Celebration of Survival Fashion Show at Gallery of Amazing Things. 1. Dr. Alan S. Schwartz, Dr. Zachariah, Allison Rhodd, Dr. Yordanka Reyna, Kristi Krueger, Betty De Aragon, Dr. Redmond Burke, Kevin Keish, Dr. Kenneth Herskowitz, Mike Linder, Dr. Brijesh Mehta, Krystal Roundree, Noelia Gutierrez, Dr. Steven Bibevski, Mia Rosen, Dr. Frank Scholl 2. Christine, Lon & Mia Rosen 3. Jonathan DeLuca, Dr. Scholl, Carlos Castresana 4. Noelia Gutierrez, Dr. Mehta, Christian Lopez 5. David Markiewicz, Elisabeth DeLuca

Encounters w/ Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami celebrated the 23rd Annual InterContinental Miami Make- A-Wish Ball, hosting more than 900 guests at the modern cultured-themed gala. 1. Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar, Brooke, Raissa & Eugine Frenkel 2. Anna Hanks, Krystina Saade 3. Andrew Teno, Tarin O’Donnell 5. Arty Dozortsev, Anna Tyson, Kamal Hotchandani, & Deyvanshi Masrani 4. Fernanda Lucas, Rob Fex 5. Chris Paciello, Elaine Gregory, Gino & Yvonne LoPinto

Encounters w/ Sabal Development

Sabal Development, the developer behind Veridian Grove, hosted a private event to unveil its new $8.2 million spec home in Miami’s charming Belle Meade neighborhood. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Dieter Utner, Alexander Ballerini, Jaya Kader, Pascal Nicolai 2. Al Arostegui, Mauricio Cuellar 3. Jessica Levy, Alixa Castellanos 4. Catherine Gonzalez, Mariana Trentini, Camila Canepa 5. Joaquina Mejia, Jackie Cabrera, Patty Villa

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Encounters @ Neiman Marcus Coral Gables

Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and Brickell Magazine hosted a “Celebration of Revolution” honoring Miami’s Stylish & Savvy People with light bites from Cantina La Veinte, drinks from ZYR Russian Vodka, wine from Wine Date Miami and a fashion preview of the new Fall 2017 Collection. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Andy Faerman, Gabriela Medina 2. Christine Termine, Stephen Brunelle 3. Elisa Gonzalez, Johnny Lara, Jenny Perez 4. Gabriela Medina, Luciana Mendiola, Mary Jane Claverol, Veronica Izaguirre, Katherine Cordero, Mariella Ortega, Angeles Almuna 5. Dr. Neda Bahmadi 6. Javier Maudet, Lina Bedoya 7. Katrina Vargas Vila 8. Loren Parra, & Esra Erdogan Mello 9. Gabi Torres, Marina Rumyantseva, Betty De Aragon 10. Liony Garcia, Isabel Landa, Filip Berdek 11. Michelle Agudo, Carol Perez 12. Michelle Dayiantis, Patricia Marchese 13. Oltion Mollaymeri, Julie Harris 14. Patricia Hoyos, Sydney Hirst 15. Tracy Koço, Bruno Van Hemelrijck 16. Yvonne Debesa, Erbi Blanco True 17. Stephen Brunelle, VP/GM of Neiman Marcus Coral Gables w/ models showcasing the new Fall 2017 Collection 18. Agustina Montero, Rucht Doleo 19. Alan & Marjorie Goldberg 20. Javier Maudet & Guest 21. Estrellita S. Sibila, Jorge Arauz 22. Krystal Diaz, Danny Fernandez 23. Christina Termine, Angeles Almuna 24. Leonardo Villate, Pilar Rubio 25. Gabriela Medina 26. Guest 27. Joyce Fajardo, Amalie De Varona 28. Luisa Montes 29. Michael Gerhard, Marah Caban 30. Santiago Gomez, Hector Molina 31. Shanté Gordon, Michael Manley 32. Victor Millán, Ivanna Mazza Lavaud

Encounters w/ Aston Martin Residences

Aston Martin Residences celebrated the launch of construction by having Master Of Ceremonies DJ Irie counting down to a special over-the-top VIP shovel ceremony punctuated by a marching band, confetti drop and water show courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. 1. Alexandre Marinho, Renata Carvalho, Bruna Sereno, Marcelo Cruz 2. Brenda Gramajo, Rafael Del Monte, Arly Natera 3. Carmen Morlas, Jessica Juliao 4. Jesse Ottley, Catherine Friedman, Leonardo Davalos 5. Tom C. Murphy, Thomas P. Murphy, Sean Murphy 6. Ryan Norys, Nick Forro 7. Marcelo Cruz, Newtson Guedes 8. Paulie Hankin, Raul Santidrian 9. Luis Plaz, Rafael Del Monte 10. Martin Freyre, Gimina Martin

Encounters @ Cantina La Veinte

Cantina La Veinte hosted an exciting evening with A Complete entitled “A Complete Journey Starts From Within” where guests exchanged ideas and inspiring stories to nourish the mind and spirit. 1. Valentina Patron, Angelica Fuentes, Migbelis Castellanos 2. Alejandra Ghersi, Esther Beniflah 3. Mariela Bagnato w/ Lanzi 4. Rosario Camejo, Vanesa Flores 5. Betty De Aragon, Elizabeth Simonton Freeman, Nichole Aldrich

Encounters w/ Little Dreams Foundation

Estefan Kitchen set the stage for 30 aspiring young singers and musicians aged 4-16 to auditioned for Dreamer Passes from the Little Dreams Foundation. — Photos by Seth Browarnik 1. Betty Wright, Phil Collins, Nic Collins, Orianne Collins 2. Tyler Watts 3. Alyssa Coon 4. Reif Howey 5. Martina Travesso 6. Arianna Viteri

Encounters @ Faena Art

Faena Art hosted its latest edition of Second Sundays, the immersive Angeles Veloces Arcanos Fugaces installation. 1. Danie Gomez Ortigoza, Lexing Zhang, Soledad Lowe, Hadley Henriette, Maria Beguiristain, Christina Getty 2. Kathryn Mikesell, Elaine Lancaster, Carlos Betancourt 3. Igor Ramirez, Santiago Tarditi, Molly Feingold 4. Moises Esquenazi, Chris Menendez, Michelle Stone

Encounters w/ Together Giving Smiles

South Florida executives and VIPs came together for “A Night Of Smiles” at Smokey Bones Bar + Fire Grill to support Together Giving Smiles. 1. Alyssa Romaine, Alex Balandis, Allie Rubin, Sarah Kass 2. Ryan Esko, Chef Adam Beairsto 3. Brad Ellman, Matt Welding, Victoria Jackman, Eric Coombs 4. Andy Vilar, Natalie Vilar

Encounters w/ Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami celebrated the 23rd Annual VIP Kickoff Party in anticipation of the “Mystical Music Box Gala” on Nov. 4 headlined by Lenny Kravitz. 1. Norman Wedderburn, Shareef Malnik, Robert Hill 2. Jennifer Judice, Lisa Gang, Lee Lentz 3. Kim Tabor, Ameen Killidar, Vainav Killidar, BichLy Ludwig 4. Andrew & Sandy Alfano 5. Gabrielle Anwar, Danny Jelaca 6. Norman Wedderburn, Shareef Malnik, Davi Moreira, Gabrielle Anwar, Robert Hill 7. Claus Blohm, Monique Graciotti 8. John Lenahan, Canor Pato 9. Wanda Trouba, Erin Briede 10. Steve Vecchitto, Gwenn Vecchitto

Encounters w/ The Melo Group

The Melo Group hosted a farewell celebration for City Of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado. 1. Martin Melo, Laura Melo, Jose Luis Melo, Carlos Melo 2. Tomás Regalado, Jose Luis Melo, Sevilla Melo 3. Martin Melo, Carlos & Geysy Marquez 4. Ivan Moran, Carlos Curbelo, Janete Moran 5. Laura Melo, Marcelo Alvarez w/ Guest 6. Marcelo Alvarez, Laura Melo, Manuel Kronfle, Lara Restelli Melo, Romina Dominguez, Daniel Dominguez, Javier Aguilar 7. Ivan & Janete Moran 8. Lara Restelli Melo, Geysy Marquez 9. Agnes & Eliseo Rodriguez 10. Carlos Melo, Daniel Alfonso, Carlos Curbelo

Encounters w/ Parkinson’s Foundation

The 6th Annual Moving Day Miami kick-off reception brought guests #Together4PD. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Elena Buglo, Keith Tortorich, Birute Scobee, Brad McMorris, Spencer Enslein 2. Amarilys Fraguela, Glenda Saez, Aida Von Schirach 3. Ana Paula Lopez, Fernando Cubillos, Vaughn Edelson 4. Eneisy Rodriguez, Colby Taylor, Michael Sandrea 5. Timothy Kolaya, Wendy Traurig, Karat Davis 6. Peter Dearmas, Danny Hartnett, Mariana Velazquez, Andrew Waisbrot 7. Martin Diaz, Lorraine Reigosa, John Lehr 8. Karen Maerovitz, Bradley Murcia 9. Maggie Antich, Eleanne Sosa-Bruzon 10. Nila Pastor, Bradley Murcia, Melissa Ann Hubicsak, Charles Anderson 11. Eneisy Rodriguez, Paul Frishman, Fabiana Luzardo, Michael Sandrea

Encounters w/ One Thousand Museum

One Thousand Museum in partnership with Nicole Shelley Models, Merrill Lynch and Greenberg Taurig presented the new Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear Collection by Akris. 1. Sean Palmieri, Fadia Bassi, Nirka Burns 2. Angela & Louis Birdman 3. Genilde Guerra, Christian Bagshaw, Paula Andrea Gallego 4. Paula Mejia, Ron Mann 5. Nicole Shelley, Angela Birdman, April Donelson

Encounters w/ ICU Baby

ICU Baby held its annual fundraiser entitled “Celebration Of Miracles: A Night Of Stars” on the rooftop of Brickell’s W Hotel. — Photos by Unique Designs Studios 1. Caryn Musaffi, Sofia Holtzman 2. Leah MG Jayanetti, Nichole Aldrich, Elizabeth Simonton Freeman, Sofia Holtzman, Ani Buraglia 3. Brett & Lori Spodak, Katie & Steven Nullman 4. Elizabeth Simonton Freeman, Robin Minch, Alejandro Perez Duque, Meche Perez-Phelan 5. Carolina & Raul Gutierrez

Encounters w/ A Taste-Full Experience

The Florida Wine Academy & Chef Santiago Gomez (Cantina La Veinte) introduced guests to the 5 basic tastes and discussed what wines pair well with certain foods at the Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Alessandra Esteves, Santiago Gomez 2. Melinda & Joan Morttz 3. Mitzy De La Barra, Milton Castillo 4. Teresa Mendez, Samuel Mercado 5. Juan Sebastian Plazas, Santiago Gomez

Encounters w/ Canvas

The Arts + Entertainment District hosted a special event to celebrate the milestone topping-off of its flagship condo tower, Canvas. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Ken Russell, Nir Shoshani, Ron Gottesmann, Walter Defortuna 2. Carmen Valdivia, Monica & Carla Defortuna, Yaira Mejia 3. Melissa Escobar, Jessica Gomez 4. Julie Eddy, Kristen Tolle, Ignacio Marquez 5. Marco Peralta, Teresa Cesario, Miguel Peralta 6. Yael Emano, Amy Shoshani, Miriam Arguetty 7. Nir Shoshani, Francis Suarez 8. Daniel Guerra, Terry Wellons, 9. Daniel Krave Fila 10. Victor Vergara, Carmen Valdivia, Tony Eelman 11. Gilad Shoshani, Adi Shoshani, Samuel Gotsman

Encounters w/ The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust’s “Champions For Children”12th Annual awards ceremony celebrated and honored local stars of child advocacy. 1. John Richard, Andrea Fletcher, Makeesha Coleman, Frederica S. Wilson, Rocio Leiva, René García, Jim Haj 2. James Haj, Frederica S. Wilson 3. Maytee & Javier Perez, Jim Haj 4. Nelson Hincapie, Xavier Suarez, Nick Duran 5. Ayannah Ciceron, 6. Jeremiel Sylne 7. Galia Pennekamp, Dori Foster Morales, Claudia Grillo 8. Javier Perez, Ian Moffet 9. Esther Jacobo, Modesto Abety, Laruie Weiss Nuell, Katy Sorensen 10. School Board Members

Encounters w/ YPO

The Young Patronesses of the Opera [YPO] celebrated their 61st Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon at the Coral Gables Country Club with an “America The Beautiful” theme. Attendees showed their American spirit as they donned red, white & blue attire complete with stylish hats.