LEA & ROY BLACK FUNDRAISER FOR AT-RISK YOUTH, THE BLACKS’ ANNUAL GALA AT THE FONTAINEBLEAU IN MIAMI BEACH, ATTRACTED TOP NAMES WITH STELLAR PERFORMANCES BY FLO RIDA, TAYLOR HICKS, DJ TROUBLE, WHI5KER5 WITH THE ILLBOTS, AND MORE
Lea and Roy Black hosted The Blacks’ Annual Gala benefiting The Consequences Charity on April 13. The city’s most prestigious, star-studded charity event returned for its 19th year and featured superstar performances by Taylor Hicks and Flo Rida. Celebrity guests in attendance included Lea & Roy Black, Real Housewives of Miami; Gabrielle Anwar, Burn Notice; Lance Bass, pop singer formerly with ‘N Sync; Helio Castroneves, three-time IndyCar Racing Champion; Jonathan Cheban, reality show star; Bernard Hopkins, Middleweight Champion of the World; Lisa & Lenny Hochstein, Real Housewives of Miami; Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago, Real Housewives of Miami; Karent Sierra, Real Housewives of Miami; Sammy Sosa, baseball legend; Inés Rivero, supermodel; Dennis Rodman, basketball icon; Elaine Lancaster; Sofia Milos, actress; and others. Live and silent auction items had the crowd bidding feverishly throughout the night on a variety of luxury items including a one year lease on a 2013 all-new body style Range Rover courtesy of Land Rover North and South Dade, divisions of Warren Henry Auto Group.
Delray Marketplace, a new 254,686 sq. ft. dining, entertainment and shopping destination by Kite Realty Group, hosted its official grand opening event on March 23. The opening festivities included a day-long series of “Le Cirque Delray” circus themed, family oriented entertainment featuring free kid-friendly activities, strolling entertainment, tenant samplings, and live music in the new amphitheater, which accommodates 200 guests.
The highly-anticipated development is anchored by Publix Supermarket and Frank Theatres IMAX CineBowl & Grille. A wide array of high-end shopping, dining and entertainment retailers are now open, including: Apricot Lane Boutique, Charming Charlie, Chico’s, JoS. A. Bank, Republic of Couture, White House | Black Market, Burt & Max’s Grille, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Terra Fiamma, IT’SUGAR, Polaroid Fotobar, The Olive Tap, Venetian Nail Spa, Ted Todd Insurance, and Verizon Wireless. Additional retailers will continue to open throughout the spring and summer, including: Francesca’s Collections, Bella Amici Pizzeria, Cabo Flats Cantina and Tequila Bar, Japango, Shula Burger, T.A.P. Global Beer Collection, The Grind Coffee Café, Hair Studio Artists, My Day Spa, Neil’s Corner Spot, The ManCave Salon, Xtend Barrre, Yankee Candle, AT&T, Chase Bank, and more.
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY HOSTED THE 17th ANNUAL DEX IMAGING “RANCH ROAM” EVENT FEATURING COUNTRY ARTIST AMBER LEIGH AND ANIMAL PLANET’S “GATOR BOYS”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County hosted the 17th Annual DEX Imaging “Ranch Roam” event on March 23 at “Alligator” Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch in Weston celebrating a unique venture into the real Wild West of Broward County. The event raised $400,000 for the Clubs.
Guests enjoyed a unique wild and woolly western experience on a real working ranch featuring gourmet food, an “Otter” John Wildlife Experience, old west casino, live and silent auctions, hayrides, western photos, gunfights, line dancing and clogging demonstrations, and old west fortune tellers. The evening’s festivities also included a special performance by up-and-coming country artist Amber Leigh and professional gator wrestling by Animal Planet’s own “Gator Boys.”
OPUSTONE NATURAL STONE DISTRIBUTORS HOSTS “CIRQUE DU OPUSTONE” GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR NEW FORT LAUDERDALE SHOWROOM
Opustone Natural Stone Distributors, Florida’s exclusive importer and distributor of the finest natural stones, hosted a “Cirque du Opustone” grand opening celebration for its new Fort Lauderdale showroom on March 21.
More than 350 guests experienced an exclusive preview of the new showroom as they enjoyed live Cirque themed entertainment including dancers, stilt walkers, fire performers, devil stick performers, jugglers, and acrobatic performances; gourmet hors d’ oeuvres courtesy of Casa Juancho, Del Vecchio’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, Truluck’s of Fort Lauderdale, and Udder Sweets; and cocktails courtesy of Las Olas Wine Café, Libation the Love of Wine, and V Georgio Vodka. Guests also had the opportunity to participate in a raffle featuring a variety of luxury items which benefitted Habitat for Humanity of Broward.
The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation, the nation’s fastest growing Concours, will host a special Collector Car Market seminar on February 22, 2013 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL. Grand Marshal Keith Martin will moderate “The Collector Car Market – The Past Five Year, and The Five Years to Come” seminar with panelists Bill Rothermel, Dave Kinney, Dr. Paul Sable, Tom duPont, and Wayne Carini. Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. He founded the monthly Sports Car Market magazine 20 years ago, and it has developed into the authoritative informed voice of the collector car hobby. The seminar is open to the public with free admission.
Cruise raised more than $30,000 for the newly designed 30,000 sq. ft., 40-room facility which will serve as a non-profit shelter and safe haven for the treatment and recovery of substance abuse in adolescents
FORT lauderdale, FL (December 21, 2012) – Actor Val Kilmer hosted an exclusive kick-off celebration for The Bougainvilla House on November 14 which raised more than $30,000 for the newly designed 30,000 sq. ft., 40-room residential facility for the intervention and treatment of substance abuse in adolescents. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and gourmet dinner aboard the luxurious 170-ft. “Lady Windridge” yacht charter which was graciously donated by Kathleen Windridge, owner of Windridge Yacht Charters.
The Bougainvilla House amended its mission to provide care to adolescents suffering from addiction. President and CEO Janet Davis stated, “Because of the tremendous need for a residential facility to treat the increasing number of adolescents suffering from addiction in our community, we realized that The Bougainvilla House would be the perfect place to provide the specialized treatment programs necessary for a successful recovery from addiction.”
The non-profit organization provides a safe haven with a professional staff dedicated to the successful recovery of every guest/patient. The treatment programs are unique in their policy to continue treatment of adolescents who temporarily “slide off” the program. Instead of terminating their treatment, The Bougainvilla House will re-assess and re-adjust the plan to assure their successful recovery.
Understanding that substance abuse affects the entire family, the relaxed atmosphere of the individual, family and group counseling rooms in The Family Center encourages communication, a vital part of treatment and recovery. The Bougainvilla House and The Family Center are part of Bougainvillage, a charming community of buildings and cottages that offer a comprehensive array of substance abuse and mental health services.
Mr. Kilmer is recognized as being one of the greatest leading actors of his time with many diverse roles such as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s The Doors, Doc Holliday in Tombstone and Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Forever. He became popular in the mid-1980s after appearing in the cult classic Real Genius and the blockbuster action films Top Gun and Willow. He is presently working on his one-man show Citizen Twain inspired from the work on his film project Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy. He will tour Citizen Twain around the country in 2013.
The Bougainvilla House
The Bougainvilla House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide treatment to adolescents suffering from addiction, to render aid to every guest without regard to race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, or their ability to pay for services rendered. The Bougainvilla House is conveniently located one block south of Broward General Medical Center and minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. For more information, please call (954) 764-7337 or visit www.TheBougainvillaHouse.com.
WESTON, FL (December 3, 2012) – In celebration of the holiday season, YoBlendz, a healthy self-serve frozen yogurt franchise blending nature’s best with all the rest, has debuted new Non-fat Candy Cane, Non-fat Chocolate Mint, and Low-fat Eggnog flavors. Indulge in YoBlendz Candy Cane, a cool peppermint flavor; YoBlendz Chocolate Mint, a decadent chocolate and melt-in-your-mouth mint flavor; and YoBlendz Eggnog, a traditional creamy eggnog flavor with a hint of nutmeg; all without the added calories. The special holiday flavors are available now through Dec. 31 at YoBlendz South Florida locations, including Plantation (Nob Hill Pavilion), Weston (Country Isles Plaza), Miami (Brickell), South Miami (Publix Shopping Center), and Miami Marlins Stadium. For more information and a complete listing of locations and directions, please visit yoblendz.com.
The YoBlendz franchise prides itself on offering the freshest frozen yogurt made with live and active cultures in a variety of flavors, with low-fat and sugar-free options available. Many of YoBlendz yogurts are Kosher certified. From delicious fresh fruit to traditional sweet toppings, YoBlendz makes it easy for customers to create their own mix that satisfies the sweet tooth while indulging in low fat, good-for-you frozen treats.
YoBlendz® franchises its unique brand in a fun and innovative, family-friendly atmosphere. Headquartered in Weston, Florida, the company began franchising in 2010. Currently, YoBlendz has ten locations in Miami, Plantation, Sunrise, Weston and Wilton Manors opening soon, with plans to open additional sites in South Florida and throughout the country in 2013. For franchising opportunities and additional information, visit yoblendz.com or call 954.217.3014.
LAMBORGHINI PALM BEACH HOSTS THE ULTIMATE LAMBORGHINI DRIVING EXPERIENCE AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (December 18, 2012) – Lamborghini Palm Beach, a division of Warren Henry Auto Group, hosted the Ultimate Lamborghini Driving Experience experience at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach on December 1, 2012. Guests experienced the latest Lamborghini vehicles with a personalized product overview and driving session led by their very own Lamborghini expert courtesy of Lamborghini Palm Beach. Following the test drive guests enjoyed a poolside lunch complements of the Resort’s Ocean Bistro.
Lamborghini Palm Beach, a division of Warren Henry Auto Group, is located at 2345 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL. The state-of-the-art authorized factory facility features a full suite of new and pre-owned exotic vehicles and an experienced team of professionals and master technicians. For more information, please call 561-370-7953 or visit www.lamborghinipalmbeach.com.