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Spotlighting news, launches, announcements, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.
Text by Sandy Lindsey | May 28, 2018 | Culture & Art

Extraordinary Diamonds
Renowned diamond specialist King Jewelers is one of 8 worldwide partners selected to carry Forevermark Exceptional Diamonds. “These are some of the most exquisite diamonds in the world,” says CEO Scott King. “It’s a true compliment to our expertise, our 103 years of integrity and our craftsmanship that’s provided South Florida the most valuable and exclusive diamonds available to mankind.”;

Film Fantastic
The Miami International Film Festival is not to be missed. Just ask the 60,000 filmgoers, 300 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals who come to Miami from around the world to see the 100+ films from over 30 countries in this 10-day banquet of cinematography; March 6-15;

A Community That Cares
Put on your best “KB Chic” for the 2015 Aqua Party. Proceeds benefit Key Biscayne Foundation and its mission to empower residents to make a positive impact in the local and global community via philanthropy, leadership, environmental stewards and more on Feb. 28; 305.361.2770;

Captured Nature
“Audubon was the country’s dominant wildlife artist for half a century,” says Phillip M. Hudson III, Chairman of the HistoryMiami Board of Trustees. The Complete Audubon: The Birds Of America exhibit brings us 435 life-size prints of 457 species in their natural environments in the order the artist wished them viewed; Feb. 27-May 31;

Culture Is Cool
Yelp’s Culture Club hits Miami this month, showcasing the finest cultural events and venues around town. All month long, locals can take advantage of free admission and deep discounts to the city’s best museums, theaters, cinemas & more;

Arm Candy
Bid on South Florida’s Most Eligible Bachelors at the 4th Annual Singles For Switchboard FUNdraising & networking event. Enjoy food, drinks, music & prizes while perusing the hunk selection. Proceeds benefit Switchboard’s vital programs & services;

New Orleans Meets Miami
Step into another world at the Southern Jazz Brunch at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Big band jazz plays as hostesses in southern belle dresses and male servers wearing southern accessories serve southern cuisine from chicken & waffles to Cajun favorites, jambalaya & everything in between; Second Sundays beginning Feb. 8;

Festival Of Chug
Raise your glass and fill it with a bounty of craft, international and local breweries all in one spot at the Miami Beer Festival. Listen to live music and top DJs, enjoy a selection of specialty food vendors and other fun & games. Admission includes an all-you-can-drink (remember to drink responsibly) sampling; Feb. 7;

Unstoppable Team
Top Producing Broker Ruedi Sieber teams up with Managing Broker Oliver Ruiz to introduce the newest realty office to hit South Florida, Sieber International Realty. With offices in 1221 Brickell Avenue and 401 Park Avenue South in Manhattan, this team is unstoppable. Their mission is to create the top luxury real estate firm with only the most exclusive listings and top team members;

Soak Up The Bliss
MySpa Miami has just what you need to fall in love this Valentine’s Day, whether it be with a significant other during a couple’s massage…or via the HydraFacial MD resurfacing procedure, which will get your skin glowing. There’s no better gift than the gift of relaxation and beauty. Treat yourself, a friend, family member or loved one;

Classic Reimagined
The Miami Theater Center gives the classic comedy The Seven Year Itch a new edgy interpretation for contemporary audiences. Expect irreverent surprises and an imaginative nod to a classic Marilyn Monroe moment along with the play’s original mid-century sexual innuendos & romantic fantasies; Feb. 19-Mar. 22;

Romantic Respite
To coincide with the highly-anticipated premiere of the steamy flick Fifty Shades Of Grey, Eden Roc Miami Beach is offering an exclusive, couples-only package aptly named “Fifty Shades Of Romance.” From February 13-15, couples can book the signature package with its range of unique and exciting amenities, activities and over-the-top experiences aligning with the film;

Serving Up Elegance
Denim & Diamonds combine for an evening of dinner and dancing, cocktails and a cool silent auction at Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables for the 2015 Junior Orange Bowl Gala on Feb. 28. Since 1948, the Junior Orange Bowl has allowed South Florida’s young athletes a chance to shine;

Stylish Gents
The first Webster boutique that will be dedicated exclusively to men’s fashions has opened on our doorstep at the lavish Bal Harbour Shops. The curated selection of hand-picked men’s ready-to-wear looks is set in a contemporary masculine environment with a sleek & rustic aesthetic of wood & bronze;

Let’s Get Literary
The Big Read takes its 2015 theme from When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuke. Events kick-off with a visit to Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Enjoy author presentations, book discussions, haiku poetry workshops for teens & much more; Feb. 5-Mar. 5;

Take Her Breath Away
On Feb. 14, we celebrate love of all kinds, especially everlasting love. Nothing is more enduring than a diamond. Freddy’s: The Certified Diamond Store has a huge selection of diamonds and settings. Looking for something other than a ring? Check out their vast inventory of stud earrings, cluster earrings & more;