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International Center of Photography Honors Jeff Bridges and Other LuminariesPier 60, Chelsea Piers, NY, NY | 05.01.2013 | by Merry Esparza
The International Center of Photography (ICP) welcomed supporters to its 29th Annual Infinity Awards
on May 1st at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers. The Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1985 to bring public attention to outstanding
achievements in photography by both seasoned professionals with distinguished careers and emerging luminaries. The Awards are ICP’s
primary fund-raising event, supporting the full range of its programs, including exhibitions, education, collections, and community outreach.
This year's event drew a mixture of collectors, philanthropists, photographers, artists, writers, media, and other professionals. The program included a
special presentation to Academy Award-winning actor and photographer, Jeff Bridges (shown left).
The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 19th Annual SportsBall GalaPier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NY, NY | 04.11.2013 | by Merry Esparza
On April 11th, the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) celebrated its 19th Anniversary
at the Annual SportsBall Gala held at New York's Chelsea Piers. New York 1 News Anchor Cheryl Wills
co-hosted the spectacular event with Mary Carillo, Sports Analyst for CBS, HBO Sports, NBC, and the Tennis Channel.
The "black tie & sneakers" event brings together sports celebrities, medical professionals, academic leaders, public figures, and
others who support the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian, Arthur Ashe, who founded the Institute
prior to his death in 1993. The gala, which raises funds for critical health empowerment programs in urban minority communities,
honors significant contributions by individuals who further its mission.
(left: Hosts Mary Carillo and Cheryl Wills)
Art Basel Miami BeachMiami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL | 12.06 - 12.09.2012 | by Merry Esparza
Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Western Hemisphere, welcomed over
50,000 visitors to its 11th edition from December 6-9, 2012. A companion to Switzerland's Art Basel,
and the new Art Basel Hong Kong, the show featured more than 250 galleries from 31 countries.
The fair showcases the best and latest in 20th-21st Century art, featuring both established and younger galleries and artists, and
attracting seasoned and new art collectors, museum directors, curators, celebrities, and art lovers.
Art Basel Miami Beach collaborates with local and international partners
to present special exhibitions, events, panel discussions, and private collection tours, making it a nexus for key players in the
international art world. (left: "PixCell–Red Deer," Kohei Nawa, 2012; taxidermy covered in glass beads; SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo)
Design MiamiMeridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach, FL | 12.04 - 09.2012 | by Merry Esparza
The eighth edition of Design Miami/, held from December 4-9, 2012 in South Beach, welcomed 31,000 design collectors,
enthusiasts, and museum representatives to its pavilion located next to the Miami Beach Convention Center. The show,
which ran concurrent to Art Basel Miami Beach, presented 36 galleries this year, a 25% increase over last year's number of exhibitors.
The caliber of the fair's exhibitors, its site-specific design collaborations, its program of talks and tours, and its
cross-disciplinary approach to design at the intersection of culture and commerce contribute to its status as a
global forum for design. The pavilion's entrance concept, "Drift" (left), designed by
New York-based studio, Snarkitecture, consisted of a floating environment made of huge inflatable tubes.
The Miami Art Museum BallMiami Art Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL | 12.08.2012 | by Merry Esparza
The December 8th Miami Art Museum (MAM) Ball
marked the Museum's 29th year at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center. In December 2013, the Museum will reopen as the
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), renamed in recognition of long-time museum trustee and patron,
Jorge M. Pérez. The new facility, designed by Herzog & de Meuron will be located
on Biscayne Bay, on a site provided by the City of Miami. But for the present, art collectors, artists, and cultural leaders gathered to enjoy
the final black-tie fundraiser ball at the West Flagler Street location, and to support the Museum's exhibitions and education programs
that serve 35,000 people each year. (left: Jorge and Darlene Pérez)
Orchid: The Show -- Entertainment in the Miami Design District299 NE 38th Street, Miami, FL | 12.07.2012 | by Merry Esparza
If you thought Miami's Design District was just for designers and architects, think again.
At the intersection of 38th Street and Biscayne Boulevard is The Pleasure Garden, current
home to two vintage cabaret-inspired pop-up structures that provide a surreal evening of dining and theatrical entertainment.
A 500-seat performance tent decorated with mirrors, chandeliers, and red velvet, houses
Orchid, an outrageous cabaret, burlesque, and circus-inspired experience that
incorporates pop music, aerial acrobatics, carnival, story-telling, and performance art.
Think Moulin Rouge meets Cirque de Soleil.
The companion tent houses a restaurant with an old world circus-inspired menu created by
award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein. There is also an outdoor cocktail bar.
Architectural Digest Hosts Art Basel Miami Beach Oasis at the RaleighRaleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL | 12.06-12.08.2012 | by Merry Esparza
Architectural Digest hosted its second annual Art Basel Miami Beach AD Oasis
from December 6-8, 2012 at the Raleigh hotel in South Beach. The luxurious poolside retreat, catering to
artists, designers, collectors, media, and VIPs, was a much-needed respite from the hectic pace of the event-heavy week.
This year's AD Oasis environment, with its cabanas, canopies, upholstery, and fabric walls, was created by AD100 designer
Mark Cunningham in collaboration with Sunbrella.
The AD Oasis offered a daily menu of café fare and specialty cocktails, complimentary Wi-Fi, and spa treatments (mini-facials,
manicures, and massages) hosted by Clarisonic. At the AT&T Social Media Cabana,
guests charged up, checked out the latest wireless devices, and shared photos on Instagram.
Actress Anne Hathaway Hosts Women’s Media Center AwardsGuastavino's, 409 East 59th Street, NY, NY | 11.13.2012 | by Merry Esparza and Alan Horowitz
On November 13th, Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Hathaway (left) hosted the star-studded
2012 Women’s Media Awards, an annual initiative of the Women’s Media Center (WMC)
to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing women's and girls' visibility and power in media.
Co-founded by Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and Jane Fonda, WMC
actively works to ensure that a diverse group of women are present in all aspects of media. The 2012 Awards, held at New York's
elegant Guastavino's venue, honored Paley Center for Media President/CEO, Pat Mitchell;
Time Inc. Editorial Director, Martha Nelson; journalists and television hosts,
Lisa Ling and Laura Ling; journalist Sarah Hoye; and writer/humorist/social media strategist,
Musicians Rock the Joint at the Jazz Foundation's Annual Jazz Loft PartyHudson Studios, 601 West 26th Street, NY, NY | 10.27.2012 | by Merry Esparza and Alan Horowitz
On October 27th, the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) raised more than $275,000
at its annual Jazz Loft Party at New York's Hudson Studios. A 21-year-old tradition,
the benefit gives guests the opportunity to listen to and mingle with jazz greats, many of whom played with legends
Miles Davis, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and others.
Hosts included actor Danny Glover; JFA Chairman Dick Parsons and
Laura Parsons; JFA President Jarrett Lilien and Maritess Lilien;
JFA Executive Director Wendy Oxenhorn, and Montreux Jazz Festival Founder, Claude Nobs.
Parmigiani Fleurier luxury timepieces sponsored the event.
(left: Parmigiani General Manager of the Americas, Marcia Mazzocchi, and Danny Glover)
Kipling and Helena Christensen Fall/Winter 2013 Debut Collection
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Sagamore "The Art Hotel" in Miami Beach
Sagamore owner Martin Taplin; ABC weather anchor Sam Champion; Cricket Taplin...
Donna Karan's Book "Stephan Weiss: Connecting The Dots"
Donna Karan signs books at the Delano Beach Club in Miami Beach...
Julian Lennon Hosts Morrison Hotel
Julian Lennon at High Bar, Dream Hotel South Beach's rooftop poolside party deck...
Architecture for Dogs presented by Kenya Hara
"Mount Pug" by Kengo Kuma on view in Miami's Design District...
Artist Domingo Zapata Unveils Work in Miami
W South Beach's Wall and SLS Hotel's Hyde Beach...
Baxter and Bentley Luxury Collaboration
Internum in the Miami Design District...
Serafina Opening in Miami's South Beach
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