Encounters w/ Farrey’s

The 7th Edition of the Farrey’s Lighting Design Contest awarded scholarships to 3 of the most promising students attending the Miami International University of Art & Design. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Esteban Sanchez, Valeria Pena, Veronica Rojas, Steven Diaz Quiles 2. Kevin Farrey, Paige Farrey 3. Bob Paulsen, Jorge Jacob 4. Imane Eloudghiri, Sarah Ordonez, Rommy Bejarano 5. Danielly Andrade, Lorena Gonzalez, Manny Zuniga, Cheryl La Rosa 6. Phyllis Farrey, Kevin Farrey 7. Laura Steves, Paris Scott 8. Rodrigo Elias, Maria C. Piacquadio, Sabastian Suarez 9. Stephanie Rondon, Taylor Rios, Andrea Alvarado 10. Joe Barone, Terri Almendares, Xiomara Marshall, David Phillips

Encounters w/ Coco Bambu

Coco Bambu Founding Owners Afranio & Daniela Barreira bridged the gap between land and sea with the opening of the first U.S. location of the international seafood concept destination. 1. Marcelo Gomes, Sofia Andrade, Ronald Aguiar, Afranio & Daniela Barreira, Eugenio Vieira, Regina Vieira, Leonardo Pessoa, Felipe Luna 2. Amanda Lee, Michele Hanash 3. Antonio Martins, Sandra & Joe Prieto 4. Fabiano Silva, Yasmin Silva 5. Giuliana Brandao, Ana Carttori, Messi Schneider, Cintia Lima 6. Soledad & Justin Lowe 7. Ricardo Dunin, Marcella Novela 8. Laine Doss, Tayo Otiti 9. Diana Arreci, Nicolas Rodriguez 10. Gabby Mejia, Michele Hanash 11. Linda Levy Goldberg, Carol Lacovelli 12. Mario J. Penton, Isabel Olmos, Ale Reyes 13. Thais Fontenelle, Soledad Lowe, Timothy Walker, Thais Fontenelle

Encounters w/ Aston Martin Residences

Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium celebrated the unveiling of The NINE hosted by Aston Martin Residences. 1. John Offerdahl, Jimmy Cefalo, Sam Madison, OJ McDuffie, Lousaka Polite, Jason Taylor 2. Dan Marino 3. G&G Business Developments w/ Dolphins 4. Dolphins Players & Cheerleaders 5. German & Gloria Coto w/ Jason Taylor

Encounters w/ Aria On The Bay

Miami Marlins Super Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is putting down roots in Miami with the purchase of a penthouse residence at Aria On The Bay. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Luis Garino, Nicolas Barbara, Luis Alvares- Martin Melo, Ben Moss, Giancarlo Staton, Carlos Melo, Daniel Ruggeri 2. Augusto Plas, Fernando Melo 3. Luis Alvares, Giancarlo Stanton 4. Martin Melo, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Melo, Fernando Melo 5. Nicolas Barbara, Luis Alvarez, Luis Garino 6. Martin Melo, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Melo 7. Luis Garino, Nicolas Barbara 8. Luis Garino, Martin Melo, Nicolas Barbara

Encounters @ MySpa

MySpa @ InterContinental Miami hosted the exclusive launch of Elemis’ arrival at the spa complete with signature treatments. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Emma Marchio, Daniel Jauregui, Aurymar Navas 2. Bianca Rodriguez, Caroline Wilmot 3. Piaget Abbasi, Aurymar Navas 4. Kira Grossman, Barby Rodriguez 5. Nicola Zarzour, Piaget Abbasi 6. Emma Marchio, Katy Mirabito 7. Katrina Fatehi, Yudi Morgan 8. Nora Healy, Caroline Wilmot

Encounters w/ Elysee Miami

Two Roads Development hosted a broker’s event at the Sales Center for Elysee Miami, awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in commission checks to the project’s top-selling brokers. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Jerry Sanchez, Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Sandra Masis, Reid Boren, Taylor Collins 2. Veronica Cervera Goeseke, Alicia Cervera, Sr., Lydia Juliao 3. Ali Lamadrid, Taylor Collins 4. Reid Boren, Pearla Machaen, Robert Thorne 5. Emily Gimblett, Franco Tommasi 6. Tomas Hoffman, Sandra Masis, Jesse Ottley 7. Michelle Quinoa, Kinga Konsorska 8. Jennifer Cervera, Juan Estrada, Yanet De Castro 9. Fernan Hernan Hernandez, Alessandra Ulrich, Holger Odenstein, Gilberto Quintero 10. DJ Sasha Lauzon

Encounters w/ Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show

A Taste-Full Experience at the Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show included pairing micro-seminars presented by Florida Wine Academy & Chef Walter Martino (Kaori Restaurant). — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Chefs Walter Martino & Ricardo Eli Moron 2. Brenda Poo, Samantha Perez 3. Dale Macdonald, Linda Poulos 4. Daysy & Robert Cherenek 5. Deborah Scarpa Castro, Torivia Castro 6. Guilherme De Macedo, Alessandra Esteves 7. Katie Molz, Jacob Molz 8. Marita Vargas, Lisa Morales 9. Elizabeth Landa 10. Stewart & Dena Stewart

Success Real Estate

Almost overpowered by the potential inherent in our metropolis, Shahab Karmely and One River Point seek to re-frame the concept of luxury to the modern Miamian. Featuring Shahab Karmely, One River Point. Text by Ryan Jarrell

September 2017

Encounters w/ The Fairchild Coconut Grove

The Fairchild Coconut Grove recently hosted “Noite Brasileira,” a Brazilian-themed evening with a private live music performance by Rose Max & Ramatis Brazilian Duo. 1. Cavina Sechler, Mariana Braga, Marcia Santana, Ana Luisa, Vaclav Zabransky, Cristina Seibert, Chris Brooks 2. Carlos Casagrange, Marcelly Anselme, Daniel Jerusalmi 3. Fernando De Nunez y Lugones, Yan Sanchez, Carmen Gamarra, Patrick Vysata 4. Angelo Pascale, Fabiola Martins, William Ramos

September 2017

Encounters @ Brickell Heights

During a special rooftop soiree, guests got a glimpse into the lifestyle of a Brickell Heights resident and a preview of SLS LUX and Hyde Midtown. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Ishmael Perez, Monica Veiga, Olga Monson, Susan Trevisa, Carlos Rosso, Vicky Perez Lorido, Diana Boytell, Elizabeth Kabala, David Staples 2. Alexandra Ortelli, Grissell Tudisco, Flavia Tallo 3. Fernando Vives, Patricia Lopez, Julian Quintero 4. Irina Margulis, Jennifer Lopez 5. Sergio Chanteiro, Carlos Rosso 6. Kitty King, Carla Wilson, Gaby Santos 7. Oreste Leccese, Maria Maldonado 8. Jessica Vaceannie, Brianna Gallagher 9. Michelle Bell, Victoria Marques 10. Jennifer Lopez, Raquel Dominguez, Katherine Thunem, Teresita Thunem, Roxana Bolivar 11. Lila & Alejandro Tugender

September 2017

Encounters w/ Lafayette 148 New York

Lafayette 148 New York, together with Danielle N. Garno, Diana Rosen & Katy Stoka, hosted a glamorous shopping event at the brand’s Brickell City City Centre store, in support of Children’s Home Society of Florida. 1. Maggie Dante, Danielle N. Garno, Jackie Tommasino, Dr. Melissa Lazarus 2. Danielle N. Garno 3. Janet Lago, Ryon Coote, Mayda Nahhas 4. Karla Meza, Marie Alaby 5. Dr. Melissa Lazarus, Jackie Tommasino 6. Danielle Gonzalez, Danielle N. Garno, Mayda Nahhas 7. Mimi Sanchez 8. Maggie Dante, Danielle N. Garno

September 2017

Encounters W/ Aria On The Bay

Morada Haute Furniture Boutique introduced a series of interior design options and top-of-the-line materials that can be used for the interiors of Aria On The Bay in the Omni/Edgewater neighborhood. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Sol Angeris, Luis Rey, Angela Gomez, Adrian Silveris, Juan Tobon, Rocio Spurrier, Felipe Contento, Patricia Gomez, Gustavo Galvez, Maria Mceod, Nicolas Barbara, Arianny Santos, Arturo Cardenas, Elena Osio, Carlos Lopez, Yatiana Yanes, Andreina Martin, Sandra Osorio 2. Fernan Hernandez, Teresa Herrera, Patricia Herrera, Anneliese Velazquez, Holger Odenstein 3. Alicia Cercera, Martin Melo 4. Martin Melo, Carlos Melo 5. Yordany Ovalle, Alejandro Aballi, Alain Sequeiro 6. Alexandra Elfmont, Blanquita Rivero, Yanet De Castro 7. Gilberto Quintero, Fernan Hernandez, Alessandra Ulrich, John Parsiani, Holger Odenstein 8. Pilar Vasquez, Mauricio Gaviria 9. Anneliese Velazquez, Miguel Velazquez 10. Gisella Heins, Fabian Echagaray 11. Angelica Fajardo, Eva Leung 12. Helmut Sprinckmoller, Bruno Tartarini

September 2017

Encounters @ The Jefferson

The Grand Inauguration of Little Havana’s newest hotel, The Jefferson, recently took place, welcoming guests to indulge in the hotel’s offerings, amenities and extras. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Santiago Cordovez, Anibal Roa, Santiago Vanegas 2. Andres Asion, Natalia Botero, Alejandro Sanchez 3. Andres Felipe Roa, Santiago Cordovez, Santiago Vanegas, Javier Gomez 4. Hernando Carrillo, Karen Rodriguez, Javier Marin 5. Ricardo Montes, Clara Ine Solano, Anibal Roa 6. Agustin Bunuel, Lazaro Bolivar 7. Javier Marin, Beatriz Calero 8. Hector Ramirez, Santiago Cordovez 9. Francisco Pizano, Natalia Borrero 10. Javier Gomez, Ingrid Moreno 11. Olga Castano, Karen Rodriguez 12. Mauricio Behari, Elizabeth Juelle

September 2017

Encounters w/ Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital hosted an “Island Adventure” Back To School community event that included a Teddy Bear Clinic and useful safety tips. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Erick Zegeer, Alicia Ortiz, Kristy Picornell, Monica Couso 2. Jay Miranda, Michelle Bookout, Keith Jenmings 3. Olivia Melchiode, Lily Melchiode, Steven Henriques, Sebastian Henriques, Joseph Melchiode 4. Miguel Cruz, Karen Perez, Joseph Melchiode 5. Alicia Ortiz, Eric Zegger 6. Cristina Valladares, Alen Nicolas, Mario Solano, Maria Calvo 7. Danasia Hatfiel, Kayla Saintcould 8. Abbey Bookout, Alyssa Abril 9. Courtney Dominguez, Michael Dominguez 10. Isabel Zandarin, Michael Garrido 11. Jose Quesada, Pablo Mora, Devon Wright 12. Greg Scott, Mercedes Yanes

September 2017

Encounters @ Rise

Brickell City Centre kicked off Miami Swim Week with an electric showcase of their swimwear brands on the rooftop of luxury condo Rise, where guests sipped on rosé and reveled in the breathtaking sunset. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Maile Aguila, Lian Oteiza, Carla & Monica De Fortuna 2. Claire Laverty, Susanne Birbragher 3. Brian Priebe, Vanessa Priebe, Vivian & Jason Straka 4. Jacquie Molina, Mily De Molina

September 2017

Encounters @ The Paraiso District

The Related Group hosted a special event at The Paraiso District with surprise cameos by Euro NBA basketball players throughout the soiree. 1. Peter Green, Barry Remi, Aboudou Jordan, Christian Tupper 2. Sonia Figueroa, Sherman Gay 3. Jennifer Lapeyre, Ruth Palma, Jasmin Aydagul 4. Carmen Casadella, Claudia Patricia Eusse, Michelle Minagorri, Belinda Andretti 5. Winsome Frazier, Sonia Figueroa, Ruth Palma, Ronnie Taylor 6. Sherman Gay, Carmen Casadella 7. Sherman Gay, Belinda Andretti, Barry Remi 8. David Green, Ronnie Taylor

September 2017

Encounters w/ Gulliver

Gulliver alumni from 1977-present celebrated Reunion Weekend at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, culminating with a special dinner honoring Distinguished Alumni & Faculty Awards. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Estrellita Sibila, Jorge Arauz 2. Olga Argüello, Ashley Berlin 3. Alex & Scarlet Batlle 4. Leslie Armendariz, Aabad Melwani 5. Ross & Ashley Kotkin, Doug Mandell

September 2017

Encounters w/ One Thousand Museum

One Thousand Museum presented an exclusive Brazilian celebration at the Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum Of Science at the Lunar Terrace. It was a perfect night under the stars hosted by Alan Araujo and Mariana Niro. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Fernando De Nunez, Louis Birdman, Alan Araujo, Harvey Daniels, Nirka Burns 2. Elliot Machado, Vivian Abraham, Clement Bertrand 3. Roberta Queiroz Poli, Kitty King, Myrna Porcaro 4. William Tollet, Pamela Diaz De Leon, Asi Zilberberg 5. Suzie Vargas, Seikiti Shinmon, Hye Blinder, Silvanei Bull

September 2017

Encounters @ Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre, Modern M and more than 500 early risers teamed up for “A Mindful Miami” to raise the vibration in the city during Earth Day. 1. Luchi Estevez, Myk Likhov, Clare Laverty, Jennifer Grace 2. Christi Caceres, Elena Bou 3. Katiuska & Steven Sebastiani 4. Melissa Hall, Svietlana Barbon

Encounters @ Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron and Faith Connexion hosted Raw Residency — a special panel discussion about how beauty affects us and influences certain behavior in today’s world. — Photos by World Red Eye 1. Maria Buccellati, Alejandra Boquete 2. Agustina Casas Sere Leguizamon, Sol Perez, Danie Gomez-Ortigoza, Iran Issa Khan 3. Clarisa Brignone, Maria Molla 4. Javier Lopez, Jessica Juliao, Miguelina Ramirez, Nelson Rios 5. Tara Solomon, Nick D’Annunzio, Michelle Areces 6. Jessica Juliao, Nelson Rios, Maria Buccellati, Alexandra Goeseke Cervera 7. Sam Bernstein, Maria Buccellati 8. Sam Robin, Iran Issa Khan 9. Danie Gomez-Ortigoza, Somy Ali, Soledad Lowe, Michelle Areces-Zandy 10. Jose Forteza, Elysze Held

Encounters w/ The Real Deal

The Real Deal once again brought together the industry’s biggest power players for the 3rd Annual Broward County Real Estate Showcase & Forum at DCOTA. 1. Casey Koslowski, Shelley Figueroa, Peggy Fucci, Karen Howard, Catherine Kohn, Erika Munoz 2. Kayla Barrera, Grant Lundberg, Noelia Suarez 3. Ross Fox, Hiten Samtani, Chris Cuomo, Yoav Barilan 4. Philip Spiegelman, Michael Neumann

Encounters @ El Dorado Furniture

The Martinez Family, nominated on behalf of Amigos For Kids, was selected as one of the recipients of El Dorado Furniture’s 50 Years/50 Families Community Relations Campaign. — Photos by Alberto E. Tamargo 1. Nervis Martin, Greta Martinez 2. Ruben Salinas, Saac Salinas, Alexa Menjivar, Mily Salinas, Greta Martinez, Lea Salinas, Nervis Martin, Danisley Moreno 3. Greta Martinez, Nervis Martin, Danisley Moreno, Ruben Salinas, Isaac Salinas, Mily Salinas 4. Nervis Martin, Greta Martinez, Ruben Salinas 5. Ruben Salinas, Mily Salinas, Greta Martinez

Encounters w/ American Heart Association

The American Heart Association held its 49th Annual Miami Heart & Stroke Ball at the JW Marriott Marquis to benefit the organization’s ongoing mission to build healthier lives. 1. The Curtis Family, a featured Survivor Story 2. Dr. Barry Katzen, Dr. Madeleen Mas, Dr. Ildefonso Mas, Carol Melvin 3. The Scholls 4. Dr. Niberto & Dr. Gilda Moreno 5. Ben & Marcia Mollere 6. Dr. Italo & Mrs. Rejane Linfante 7. Dr. Sergio Triana & Marisa Hild 8. Isis Zambrana-Diaz, Jose Diaz 9. Luis & Annette Arango 10. Mark Higgins & Danielle Cohen Higgins

Encounters @ Brickell Heights

Guests were invited to “Experience Living In Action” during the Grand Opening of Brickell Heights that included a special sneak peek of the Equinox Fitness Club & Spa. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Jorge, Darlene, Felipe & Jon Paul Perez 2. Paul Perez, Gil Dezer, Erick Fordin 3. Jorge Mendez, Hannah Rosenberg 4. Sebastian Acosta, Jose Sosa 5. Jorge Perez, Fabian Burgos 6. Alan Iovaine, Marina Perepelytsia 7. Angela & Sandra Macchi 8. Carlos & Claudette Casal 9. Dominique Serpico, Harrison Flynn 10. Carlos Rosso, Kathryn & Daniel Mikesell 11. Scott Moss, Jeff Callahan, John Torres, Scott Desharnais

Encounters @ Miami Corporate Run

A record-breaking 28,104 participants from 864 companies participated in the 33rd running of the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in Downtown Miami. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Andres Urdaneta, Mariaelena Sabatier, Omar Suarez, Marie Colon, Hector Ruiz, Hector Galeano, Patrick Deblasio 2. Ani Flores, Hideliza Queroz, Carlos Lahrssen, Carlos Flahrssen, Maria Mira, Federico Schacht, Claudia Salazar, Felipe Lahrssen, JT Gonzalez, Oldyver Green, Victor Lantigua 3. Luther Lange, Ana Negri, Johnny Barros 4. Ani Flores, Hideliza Queroz, Carlos Lahrssen, Carlos Flahrssen, Maria Mira, Federico Schacht, Claudia Salazar, Felipe Lahrssen, JT Gonzalez, Oldyver Green, Victor Lantigua 5. Lenny Vargas, Andrea Otero, Lashevia Miller, Jessica Gonzalez, Eileen Ellis, Felicia Lopez Walker, Pedro Pardo, Annette Ruiz, Raul Marrero6. Areya Keshvari, Krysteena Simpson, Julio Perez, James Pena, Jeanette Del Pino, John Manrique, Abby Beauchamp, Ana Rodriguez, Jasmine Alvarez, Julio Rabelo, Charlotte Pillay, Agota Eross Whiworth, Robert Motes, Chris McGrew, Ivy Castro 7. Mark Hughes, Elizabeth Lamborghini, Laura Gutierrez, Paola Gutierrez, Shawn Dosh, Ingrid Melendez, Jackie Rivera, Katie Moraga, Madelyn Bonilla, Jairo San Miguel, Guillermo Menucucci, Griffin Cardew, Charlie Agero 8. Tatiana Echeverri, Angela Mejia, Yulli Villanueva, Erika Franck, Xavier Gonzalez, Maria Perez, Monique Gonzalez, Silvia Clarke, Carolina Suarez, Aguiar, Claire Robert, Lisbet Turino, Jennifer Barbosa, Diane Vidoni, Tom Toth 9. Oliver Verde, Marianela Cruz, Andrew Garcia, Jorge Padua, Carlos Mathison, Maria Belen, Brandon Reyes, Lexi Aguirre, Marcos Morales, Marlene Cabrera, Mikel Moreno, Joe Padua

Encounters @ Mirto

Mirto at Brickell City Centre unveiled their new Spring/ Summer Collection during a private in-store event. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Ervin Contreras, Gissenia Biddle, Valeria Cardenal, Elena Fraguas, Ethel Jerez, Victor Millán 2. Elena Fraguas, Andres De Palacio 3. Javier Cardenal, Valeria Cardenal 4. Alexis Hidalgo, Aleric Constantin, Alexandru Ilie 5. Antony Goureau, Valeria Cardenal, Elena Fragua, Ethel Jerez, Andres De Palacios 6. Joseline & Claudio Pietrobelli 7. Pedro Behrens, Filberto Acencio 8. Jose Tomas Martin, Sonia Palacios, Elena Fraguas, Andres De Palacio 9. Javier & Valeria Cardenal, Ethel Jerez, Alexis Hidalgo, Doug & Leda Jones 10. Victor Millán, Gissenia Biddle, Ervin Contreras

Encounters @ Ecstasy Salon & Spa

Ecstasy Salon & Spa in Coral Gables hosted a launch party in honor of Bobby Barros’ new radio show on Radio Caracol Miami called Galeria De Belleza Con Bobby Barros. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Caridad Barros, Bobby Barros 2. Alejandra Rivera, Jorge Reyes, Camila Romero 3. Gerardo Trujillo, Lazara Perez 4. Eddie Chavez, Ana Correa 5. Alina Suarez, Bobby Barros, Bernardo Suarez 6. Deivis Martinez, Gio Miranda, Adriana Valles 7. Sachari Milian, Marcela Sarmiento 8. Maria Elena Restrepo, Margarita Restrepo 9. Bobby Barros, Ariannys Alvares 10. Margarita Restrepo, Luis Gutierrez, Bobby Barros, Maria Barajas 11. Maria Martinez, Maria Barajas, Mayra Arana, Whitney Madrid

Encounters w/ Florida East Coast Realty

Florida East Coast Realty’s Tibor Hollo was recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at this year’s Miami Beach Chamber Of Commerce Magical Affair Gala. 1. Tibor Hollo & Sheila Hollo 2. Audrey, Bettina, Jerry, Natalie & Julia Hollo 3. David & Jennifer Diaz 4. Terry & Roberto Munoz w/ children David & Sarah

Encounters @ Palm 93 Miami

Carmen Pucci and Francesca Mondello hosted and curated a private evening at Palm 93 Miami to unveil an Italian luxury accessory line by Giovanna Palimodde. 1. Marines Torres, Elena Chacon, Denise Otero, Victoria Kenny, Claudia Nunez 2. Francesca Rinonapoli, Annamaria Perrone, Ida Cattaneo, Monica Badash Campana, Lilia Ojeda 3. Francesca Romana Mondello, Carmen Pucci, Mariana & Jorge Tello De Gonzalez. Jorge Tello De Gonzalez, Francesca Mondello, Carmen Pucci, Mariana Tello De Gonzalez 4. Francesca Rinonapoli, Francesca Balestrazzi

Encounters @ Villa Azur

A momentous occasion was marked as Villa Azur celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a night of glamour, passed hors d’oeuvres, craft cocktails and white ensembles. Arriving guests were greeted by showgirls in white shimmering leotards with giant feather headpieces who guided attendees into the scenic Mediterranean restaurant. 1. Caroline & Pascal Nicolai w/ Friends 2. Adrienne Sugimoto, Catalina Carracedo, Caroline Rosso-Martin 3. Mauricio Pallares, Catalina Carracedo, Michelle Monroe, Andy Valiente 4. Michael Martin, Paul Breuza, Jean Philippe Bernard & Friend 5. Roger Benedetti & Friends