Red Carpet Cause
St. June Children’s Research Hospital will host the inaugural St. Jude Red Carpet For Hope event in Miami on Jan. 11, the same date as the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. The event, which is the only national charity viewing party, was founded 2 years ago in Minneapolis and now includes Chicago and Miami; StJude.org/RedCarpetForHope.
Furry Paws & Big Hearts
Start the New Year off with a new love in your life from Paws 4 You Rescue. Meet new furry friends every Sunday at PetSmart in Palmetto Bay, on US-1 and SW 136th St. across from The Falls. Paw’s 4 You’s top priority is to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services; Paws4You.org. — Photo by MAXNORMAN Pet Photography
A World Apart
Sales are underway at the first new construction on famed Fisher Island in over 7 years: Palazzo Del Sol, an ultra-luxury, 47-residence waterfront condominium. The multi-million dollar Sales Pavilion boasts designer interior vignettes and a “magic table” entertainment room with the latest audio & video technology on the walls to showcase the tony development; PalazzoDelSol.com.
The Genesis Of A New Miami
The breathtaking 12’ X 19’ image GS500, part of Genesis Series from award-winning Miami artists Robin Hill & James Loparo, has found the perfect home in the lobby of 600 Brickell. The innovative office tower is considered a benchmark for Miami’s future with its forward-thinking, eco-friendly design and services; LoparoAndHill.com.
Where Beauty Meets Function
Lineaire Designs is a fully integrated interior design and custom construction company that has successfully remodeled over 200 apartments in the last 3 years. They recently started working at BrickellHouse where they’re offering special pricing for owners; 786.350.1317; LineaireDesigns.com.
Start Your (Massive) Engines
Monster Jam vrooms into Sun Life stadium on Jan. 3, featuring the world-famous Grave Digger. Racing, showmanship and acrobatics combine with obstacles that test the trucks racing motors and high-impact suspensions as they jump, fly and crush cars, busses, caravans and more; MonsterJam.com.
Indulge Your Inner Superhero
Begin the year off right as your alter-ego at The Magic City Comic Con. Meet celebrity guests, comic book creators, legendary wrestlers and more. Not the type to enter a costume contest or a cosplay wrestling competition? Then just go to ogle the naughty Princess Leia costumes and beefcake Batman getups; Jan. 16-18; MagicCityComicCon.com.
Modern-day craftsman Jan Kath is one of the world’s most in-demand designers of hand-knotted rugs. Stop by his new shop in Wynwood, only his second in America, to view firsthand how he combines oriental style with contemporary aesthetics as expressed in vibrant 3D tufted art; Jan-Kath.de.
Say Yes To Sound
Local entrepreneur Riccardo Silva has launched Yes I Records’ first single Destination Love featuring Ukrainian rising star Tatiana Very. Yes I Records is crafting a style of music they refer to as “Emotional EDM,” which brings a conscious ethos to electronic dance music; YesIRecords.com.
What’s more fitting to get our real estate minds spinning than the announcement of Downtown Miami’s latest upscale development Krystal Tower? The sleek urban 35-story tower boasts a 3,900-sq.-ft. rooftop pool deck, theater, clubroom, lounge, fitness center, yoga studio, kids playroom, bike storage and 9 elegant floorplans, among many other amenities; KrystalTower.com.
A Wiener Wonderland
Several hundred wiener dogs descend on South Beach’s Lummus Park on Jan. 24 for the highlight of their canine social calendar: The South Beach Dachshund Winterfest. Ron Magill of Zoo Miami is this year’s Goodwill Ambassador. Be sure not to miss the Dachshund Rescue South Florida’s “Hot Dog Hustle” race; DachshundWinterfest.com.
Gables Fun Family Night
On Jan. 2, Coral Gables’ famed Giralda Under The Stars will feature live performances and activities for the entire family. Parents who want someone to take care of the kids and show them a good time can take advantage of the Gallery Night Kids’ Club at Coral Gables Museum. Kids’ Club registration required; 305.603.8067; ShopCoralGables.com.
Each year, the National YoungArts Foundation receives approximately 11,000 applications from talented young artists in the visual, literary, design & performing arts genres. From that, 700 winners are chosen nationwide. From Jan. 4-11, we’re granted the unique opportunity to see some of the exceptional finalists exhibit and perform; 305.377.1140; YoungArts.org.
Studies show more people take up exercising in January than any other month of the year since getting in shape tops most New Year’s resolutions lists. This makes Jan. 25 excellent timing for the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon as it dashes through the city from the bay to the beach and back; TheMiamiMarathon.com.