On December 3rd, the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction was held at the home of Sara and Ugo Colombo. Best Buddies International works to create employment and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The event raised nearly $1 million, with the auction including works by artists such as David Altmejd, Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, and many more. Guests included Leonardo DiCaprio, Val Kilmer, and Alina and Anthony Shriver.
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Fawaz Gruosi of de Grisogono threw an elaborate party for the 20th Anniversary of the brand, held on the estate of his good friends Sara & Ugo Colombo.
“After drinks, hor d’oeuvres and plenty of jewelry viewing, all 250 guests took a seat for a three-course dinner by Casa Tua and entertainment by the Goldsingers, a singing and dancing troupe who were flown in from France.”
Guests received a special surprise gift as they left, including a mysterious key. For one lucky party-goer, the key will reward them with a piece of de Grisogono jewelry, picked by Mr. Gruosi himself. To see if the lucky key is theirs, party-goers need only take a trip to visit the new Bal Harbour boutique by de Grisogono’s to test their key!
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TheRealDeal.com recently posted an article about the overhaul of the botanical garden in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Two firms, South Beach ACE and Portman CMC, agree that the expansion of the botanical garden is vital. Thereporter Christopher Cameron mentions, “Yesterday, the developers presented their proposals for the renovation to the city commission and both plans emphasized the garden as a ‘unique amenity’ that will draw visitors.”
Find out more about the Botanical Garden Expansion on the TheRealDeal.com
Curbed recently posted an article on how two architects are battling it out with updated plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center. The first architect, Bjarke Ingels, plans for a more colorful and energetic design. Whereas his competition, Rem Koolhaas, has a more futuristic and eclectic look. You’ll be able to take a look at some of the images they provided.
You can read more about the Updated Convention Center Plans on the Miami section of Curbed.
The South Florida Business Journal recently wrote an article on how expansion of botanical gardens could be vital for convention center improvement. Both South Beach ACE and Portman CMC agree that expanding these gardens is crucial. It would serve as a way to turn unused land into a lush landscape. Residents of this area will be able to integrate with other communities while sharing this redeveloped space.
You can read more about the Botanical Garden Expansion at the South Florida Business Journal.