As a mother, aunt and godmother, DeMellier founder Mireia Llusia-Lindh, struggles to come to terms with the endless void that the loss of a child creates. “Some of us are incredibly lucky to have been born or raised in countries where we get the best available medical care,” she says. “Millions of children don’t have the same luck and are dying from preventable diseases at a terrifying rate. Our permanent initiative ‘A Bag, A Life’ is very close to my heart and part of DeMellier’s DNA as much as our aim to create beautiful yet attainable products and to cherish all the smart and very special women around the world.” Via SOS Children’s Villages, the funds are administered in countries such as Somalia, where currently 1 in 6 children don’t live to see their 6th birthday. So far they’ve funded over 45,000 vaccines and treatments, with many more on the way; DeMellierLondon.com
Billionaire philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez unveiled his highly anticipated experimental arts center, El Espacio 23, with an intimate preview event for local community leaders and South Florida cultural luminaries
Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.