Issue – November/December 2011

SCHOOL NIGHT

Riviera School’s “Back-to-School Night” began with presentations from the school’s Musical Department and a performance from the Dance Club. Afterword, parents followed their children’s schedule giving them an opportunity to meet the teachers and become familiar with the school’s curriculum.

Major Development

The Resorts World Miami Master Plan Unveiling Reception recently took place at The Four Season Hotel where Genting and Arquitectonica gave attendees a first look at the project’s plans.

Beneficial Luncheon

Carrfour Supportive Housing received a big boost from South Florida’s corporate and philanthropic community during their annual “Reaching New Heights” luncheon.

Fall Ball

Steven F. Arch in association with the Coconut Grove Rotary Club benefitting various local charities hosted the “Fall Ball’’ party at his home. In attendance were top athletes, various business and government officials along with friends looking to have a wonderful time.

HEALTHY GATHERING

The Sports Club/LA recent hosted a party to kick-off their revamped monthly “Member Mixer,” aiming to make the event a highly-anticipated staple in the Brickell community.

Singles Kids

The Singles with Kids Social Hour Event Series produced by Veronica Lepere Design & Events raised funds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.

GOOD TASTE

COMPAC: The Surfaces Company welcomed the industry’s finest to experience the beautiful colors of their new product line, “Nature.”

CITY UNITED

City National Bank sponsored and hosted a “Reading & Red Wine” event at its Brickell Banking Center to benefit the United Way in Miami-Dade County. City National Bank Executive VP Mara Suarez also participated in the “In Her Shoes” roundtable hosted by Bilzin Sumberg as part of the 1450 Brickell Building’s United Way Series.

Charitable FASHION

Fashion for Charity recently hosted their 3rd Annual Fashion Fundraiser featuring runway shows from leading designers and a cocktail reception and silent auction benefiting two non-profit organizations fighting against human trafficking.

Giving Back

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP hosted “Cocktails For a Cause” culminate a week-long of giving to the United Way’s Early Literacy Program through the 1450 United Way Campaign.

BRAZILIAN CHEER

Vizcayne hosted “A Taste of Brazil” on the property’s newly decorated pool deck overlooking Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach. The Brazilian-infused event included cocktails, raffles and giveaways.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

Indian Flavor

If you’re in the mood to get a little adventurous with your palate, head over to Mint Leaf for some authentic Indian food sure to satiate just about any appetite, noon and night.

Sea Escapes

Indulge in one of these luxury cruises and explore the world without repacking your suitcase with some of the most exclusive cruise offerings from local vacation firm Brickell Travel.

Modern Life

Part condominium, part hotel, Habitat Miami gives new meaning to the term “home away from home” with lavish apartments ranging from 800-1,200 sq. ft. that make one wonder why they’d ever book at a conventional hotel again.

PORTRAIT OF AN INSPIRATION

John H. Dasburg has taken his humble beginnings and transformed them into a lucrative career as a serial CEO for some of the nation’s most respected companies. In the process, he’s succeeded as a leader, a businessman, an entrepreneur, and, most importantly, as an inspiration to everyone he’s met along the way.

Aces

Meet the people who are shaping the future of business with every handshake, transaction and bottom line. The passion, attitude, outlook and savvy they all share has yielded an ingrained need to succeed no matter what the consequences. These inspirational visionaries are some of the top leaders of today and tomorrow who will inspire, motivate and in many cases complement the very goals that keep you going. After all, business is all about who you know, isn’t it?

Interesting Investments

Classic cars, private islands, the latest IT technology, going green, and putting yourself first. What do these all have in common? They are some of the interesting new investment trends in our globally unreliable economy. Here are a few investments for 2012 that you may not have considered yet (but should).

Without Borders

Agustin Caceres of Le Group Industries is about as well-traveled as it gets, which is why he’s the perfect guy to help businesses realize their international aspirations.

Popular

Daring David

DB + Partners was founded not out of ambition, but out of desperation and serendipity when David Berry was fired from a big advertising shop which he had wanted to quit, but hadn’t. They took the decision out of his hands, and he took the leap.

Wow Factor

Una Residences invited guests and top brokers to their Sales Gallery for an evening of celebrating the project’s incredible offerings.