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January Newsletter

Vol. 6 No. 1

Good Morning and Happy New Year! 

As we begin another new year filled with resolutions and promises, I hope all your wishes come through. Thank you for your continued support of our profession. January marks the beginning of another year with amazing events in South Florida. While the others are experiencing snow, chilling temps and massive amounts of snow, we are enjoying the South Florida sunshine and milds temperatures. 

Later this month we will celebrate our 30th Anniversary serving the South Florida community. It promises to be an event to remember. 

Enjoy January and the rest of 2018!

Happy New Year!
 
Warmest Regards, 
Miguel Pena 
President / CEO 


MEMBER NEWS
Royal Yacht Charters

New Yacht! Click image for details. The link below has pictures.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/31q324t4z1m9knu/AADNA89KYx3TKSqILUvvQD8da?dl=0


January Birthdays
01/02 Youssef Bali, EDITION
01/04 Catalina Angel, Fontainebleau
01/05 Tiziana Mauriello, Royal Palm
01/07 Jose Valdez, Fontainebleau
01/09 Anthony Lamb, Grand Beach
01/10 Brian Bean, EDITION
01/12 Jorge Fernandez, Belini William's Island
01/15 Mario Paezi, Tunrberry Isle
01/16 Carol Calderon, Fontainebleau
01/19 Ivone Reyes, Fontainebleau
01/20 Julia Privis, Acqualina
01/22 Riley Philips, Four Seasons Residences Miami
01/24 Randy Marchan, Carillon
01/25 Guilherme De Melo, Carillon
01/27 Fernando Terrazas, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences
01/30 Brad Low, W South Beach
01/31 Delio A. Batista, Trump National Doral
 
 
EVENTS
Miami Cruise Month

JAN 1-31
Miami isn't called the "Cruise capital of the world" for nothing. With 18 cruise brands and 34 ships, PortMiami is the place to set sail on a tropical vacation. Since January is Miami Cruise Month, it's the perfect time to book your next cruise and take advantage of all the deals and specials. 

South Beach Jazz Festival

JAN 5-7
Various Venues
Miami Beach, FL
A jazz festival unlike any other, the South Beach Jazz Festival will take pride in featuring talented musicians with disabilities.
This first edition will take place throughout various venues on Miami Beach, and will be a combination of ticketed concerts as well as free performances open to the public.

Art Deco Weekend

JAN 12-14
Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL
Hosted by the Miami Design Preservation League, the Art Deco Weekend is a tribute to the Art Deco era and involves a series of top notch events over this three-day weekend including Classic Cars, the Parade, Fashion Shows, children's performances, Films and Lectures, Live Music, Antiques, Street Festivals and more.
 
"Ice Cream We Love" at Bal Harbour Shoppes 
JAN 13-14: 1-5pm 
Bal Harbour Shoppes
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL
 
Life In Color "The World's Largest Paint Party"

JAN 14: 4PM - MIDNIGHT
Mana Wynwood
Miami, FL
Step out of reality and immerse yourself in a world filled with music, art, and color! LIC's purpose from day 1 has been to create a blank canvas for fans to PAINT new memories! To create experiences with your best friends and to meet new ones along the way.

Fairchild International Chocolate Festival
JAN 19-21: 9:30AM-4:30PM 
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
Coral Gables, FL
Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland illuminated by thousands of spectacular and sparkling holiday lights. The event presented by Live Like Bella, a foundation for childhood cancer, features pictures with Santa, midway rides, Christmas music, pony rides and Banyan Bowl performances on select dates featuring story tellers, the Nutcracker ballet and more.    

The Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon
JAN28: 6AM
AmericanAirlines Arena
Miami, FL  
A fantastic weekend of running events that culminate with the renowned Miami Marathon on the final day. 25,000 runners, a beautiful course, fantastic views, electric atmosphere! Runners and spectators alike will enjoy what has to be one of the most stunning courses, passing along some of Miami's favorite hotspots: Port of Miami, Art Deco District, the MacArthur Causeway...
Sports
SPORTS

Miami Heat  
vs. Detroit
JAN 3: 7:30PM

vs. NY Knicks
JAN 5: 8:00PM

vs. Milwaukee
JAN 14: 1:00PM

American Airlines Arena 
601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL 33132  


Florida Panthers
vs. Calgary
JAN 12: 7:30PM

BB&T Center 
1 Panther Pkwy  
Sunrise, FL 33323
ArtsConcerts
ARTS & CONCERTS
Cirque du Soleil

JAN 2 - FEB 4
Big Top by Hard Rock Stadium
Miami, FL
VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

JAN 6: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
A Letter to My Nephew is a site-specific work that brings together two impulses: the social/political and deeply personal; inspired by James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and Jones' nephew, Lance T. Briggs. Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artists is based on an oral history Jones conducted with his nephew, Lance T. Briggs. A tragic, yet humorous journey through the sex trade, drug use and excess during the 1980s

The Last Jimmy, A Hip Hop Musical feat. Dice Raw (The Roots)

JAN 12-13
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
A Hip-Hop musical! The Last Jimmy is a poignant stage play which explores mass incarceration and shines a light on the ills of the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex.     

Miami City Ballet Program Two: Feat. Robbins' Centennial Celebration

JAN 12-14
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
To celebrate the great composer at New York City Ballet's famous Stravinsky Festival in 1972, Jerome Robbins concocted this enchanting pièce d'occasion for dozens of little girls who end up spelling out the appropriate initials: I.S.

New World Symphony: Bronfman Plays Beethoven

JAN 13: 8PM
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL
World-renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center with the NWS Fellows and Robert Spano, celebrated Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony. Mr. Bronfman calls Ludwig van Beethoven's piano concertos "the foundation of [pianists'] existence. Our lives really have been changed by the music.

Concerts in South Florida
FeaturedRestaurants
FEATURED RESTAURANTS
Veza Sur Brewing Co.

55 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127
786-362-6300
Wynwood has as many breweries as it does hipsters but the latest newcomer, Veza Sur gives off a distinct Miami vibe. With 18 different beers on draft, a colorful patio complete with a Pubbelly Boys run Bao Bun taco truck, and beer cocktails created by Bar Lab, it's quickly become the beer darling of the neighborhood.

Dizengoff

250 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
305-573-9292
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov and his business partner Steven Cook have brought their second concept to Wynwood, right next door to Federal Donuts. Hummus is the star of the Dizengoff menu, which is topped with rotating garnishes like corn masabacha with chickpeas and tehina and lamb merguez with cabbage, served alongside hearth-baked pita, chopped Israeli salad, and pickles. A few sides are offered like Israeli-style vegetable salads, plus Lemonnana, a Israeli frozen mint lemonade, draft beer and Israeli wine. And on Sundays, Dizengoff serves shakshuka, the North African dish of eggs baked in a spicy tomato and pepper stew.

Roberta's Pizza
Miami Design District
212-920-4490
Like most New Yorkers, popular Brooklyn pizza jointRoberta'sis heading to South Florida for the winter. The eatery has officially set up shop on its Miami Design District pop-up restaurant housed inside Jungle Plaza. The outdoor space features a small, graffiti painted kiosk serving up a select few pies including the Margherita, Bee Sting, and the "Famous Original," available in two sizes, along with soda, beer, and other beverages.
Fabulous5
FABULOUS 5
Wild Lime Adventures

Led by two former university professors, one of which a Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, Wild Lime Adventures is an eco-tour and cultural tour company, providing round-trip day-tours in South Florida.
 
Fly a Fighter Jet

A fantastic L-39, sun and fun - that's what's waiting for you in Tampa, Florida. Get ready to take a Florida Fighter Jet Instruction Flight in the L-39 Albatros military jet right above the gulf of Mexico. This L-39 jet is also used by the Russian cosmonauts and fighter pilots for training. It is a perfect trainer. Students will get the opportunity to fly this exciting and responsive jet under the close supervision of flight instructors. No flight experience is needed to take part in a fighter jet training flight.

Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing

Miami Wake Academy was born from a love of watersports and Miami's lack of quality watersports coaching. We have experience teaching five-year-olds to 65-year-olds and everyone in between. Our small owner operated company brings you the personal touch that makes a huge difference compared to waterpark style companies that treat their riders impersonally due to the corporations disconnect from riders.

Personal Speedboat Tour

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A guided and narrated Tour of Biscayne Bay with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained and knowledgeable guides to experience the best of both worlds - the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of Miami's Biscayne Bay.

Mountain Biking on beautiful Virginia Key

Located on the north end of Virginia Key, the mountain trail was built by hand through volunteers from the Virginia Key Bike Club (VKBC) with resources provided by the City of Miami. The trails have been built to allow all levels of bicyclists access to the opportunity to be surrounded by nature and water (Biscayne Bay) in the heart of Miami while getting the thrills of mountain biking.
CoolApps
COOL APPS
Edison Mail
Exceptionally Fast. No more toe tapping. Mail is where we spend most of our day. It keeps us connected to business and social, and stores valuable information. You need a mail app that can keep up and get you to what you want in a flash.   
 
Clarity Money
Welcome to the world of Clarity Money, where we have your financial back. We help you take control of your finances by cancelling wasteful accounts, lowering your bills, getting you better deals and managing your financial life - all in one place for free.


KiraKira+
This app allows you to create videos and photos with cool glitter effect, using nothing but your phone camera or the pictures you have on social media. You have lots and lots of options, like adding twinkle, airly, color and more to make your video impressive.
WallOfFame
WALL OF FAME
Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro.

The Miami Beach EDITION 
Jessica, the concierge, was amazing at helping us choose the city's best Farm to Table restaurants who could handle some food allergies that I have.

FAENA
Rosa, at the concierge desk, a total asset. She got us a reservation at a restaurant totally booked for days.  

1 Hotel
Keston, the concierge, saved our vacation last time. American airlines lost my bags and weren't being receptive and were very hard to get in touch with. He saw I had a dilemma and offered to help. I looked at him like " good luck ", not expecting him to get anywhere . within minutes he had them on the phone and the problem was resolved .

The Setai 
Ask everything to Maïte, the Clef d'Or Chef Concierge and she will find the hidden jewels of the City for you. 
 
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