Scene + Heard
Scene + Heard
The Cause: JAFCO hosted its inaugural “Open Your Heart to Art” event featuring world-renowned artist Romero Britto. More than 200 guests enjoyed painting and mingling, and taking photos in front of a colorful Britto-inspired cake designed by Lee Mazor of LoveLee Bakeshop. The event raised more than $220,000 for the JAFCO Children’s Ability Center.
The Cause: The sold-out event at Marti’s New River Bistro in the Huizenga Pavilion featured a five-course, wine-pairing dinner with wines from California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards. The money raised benefited education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center
The Cause: Guests gathered on the property’s rooftop pool deck to watch Gipsy Sound Revolution perform and also experienced a live-streamed demolition making way for the upcoming Hyde Beach House, Hyde Resort & Residence’s sister property.
The Cause: More than 300 guests attended the evening, which featured food tastings from local restaurants, specialty cocktails, house tours and live entertainment. Attendees also had the chance to win a special experience and opportunities during the premiere raffle. The event raised more than $13,000.
The Cause: Goodman JFS of Broward held the luncheon at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel where a crowd of 400 gathered to applaud new State Sen. Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, who received the 2017 Ending Abuse Award. Book spoke on the difficulty child victims face in finding a voice, coming forward and breaking the silence.
The Cause: Attendees dressed for a black- and white-themed cocktail reception held at the NSU Art Museum and enjoyed gourmet tapas, a “FABulous” dessert table, live entertainment from Dillard High School Jazz Ensemble and Drama Group and a private, curated tour of the contemporary multicultural “Belief + Doubt” exhibit.
The Cause: Renowned Puerto Rican shoe retailer Novus celebrated the grand opening of its first store in the United States located at Pembroke Lakes Mall. More than 150 guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by chef Fernando Rosado and danced to musical group Planetarium’s tunes while browsing the new store.
The Cause: A crowd of more than 12,000 fans gathered at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach to watch the highly anticipated Thoroughbred matchup between California Chrome and Arrogate. Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a pop-up beauty boutique offering touch up glam services to guests and fashion installations around the track. Jockey Mike Smith with champion Arrogate took home the $7 million prize.
The Cause: More than 170 supporters of Children’s Harbor attended the dinner at Chart House in Fort Lauderdale presented by Kemet Electronics. Guests dined on a four-course meal and wine, and were able to enter raffles for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The event raised $100,000 for Children’s Harbor.
The Cause: 2-1-1 Broward hosted the evening event for guests to network with other CLUB 211 members and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Event ambassadors Aimee Adler, VP of public relations at Kip Hunter Marketing, and Tina Jou, senior planner at Calvin, Giordano & Associates, gave a special recognition to the 2016 Signature Grand Ghoul partners.
The Cause: To kick off the 2016-2017 season of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, more than 150 donors were invited to wine and dine in the Porter Riverview Ballroom of the Huizenga Pavilion. Guests were treated to a live musical performance by members of the Carbonell Award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Company.
The Cause: The 11th annual fashion show welcomed more than 350 guests to enjoy a NYC-style show, inspired by the Museum’s featured exhibition, “Hi-Tech/Lo-Tech, An Exploration of the Ever-changing Relations between Art and Technology.” Attendees checked out interactive art stations, a nail art bar, an open bar, entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds from this event will support Young At Art’s Teen Volunteer Program and its Girls ‘N Power initiative.
The Cause: Nearly 1,000 of Broward’s finest business and community leaders gathered to watch as 12 prominent South Florida men representing 12 participating charities hit the stage for a men’s runway show. Guests enjoyed a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception before the main event. The shopping night raised about $65,000 for local charities.
The Cause: To celebrate 30 years of providing critical services to those with multiple sclerosis, a black-tie gala was held at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Guests enjoyed a bourbon bar, dinner and dancing. Funds raised from this event benefited the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
The Cause: The exclusive Bulgari event, held at the Weston Town Center store, transported guests to Rome with a scenic backdrop of Italy, a vespa and limited-edition, fine jewels from Bulgari. Attendees also enjoyed Italian cuisine and sipped Champagne and specialty cocktails while browsing new designs from the Bulgari collection.
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