June Newsletter
Friday, June 2, 2017
Vol. 5 No. 11  


It is amazing, Summer is upon us. We have some great programs planned for our concierge members from our annual elections aboard a luxurious yacht, a concierge training at the Four Seasons Miami, the Florida Conference at the Biltmore Hotel and Spa. 
Our members deserve only the best and your board of directors deliver every time.  I encourage all our concierge members to take advantage of these amazing venues.

Wishing you a GREAT month, and even BETTER summer!

Miguel Pena, President


Message from the Editor:

Moving forward, please send us your concierge reviews that praise your efforts for upcoming newsletters. These reviews are considered during evaluations of candidates for various awards including the annual prestigious Inn Key Awards.

Whether you're naturally charismatic, charming and helpful, or you have to use your entire heart and soul to pretend to be - you worked hard for those reviews. Send them in!

June Birthdays
06/01 Danilo Guirola, Hilton Miami Downtown
06/03 Shelley Smiley, Apogee Condominium
06/06 Dana Golson, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences
06/08 Nury Gomez, Red South Beach
06/09 Yasser Osman, 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach
06/09 Seth Frank, Setai Hotel Miami Beach
06/10 Methia Nia, Loews Miami Beach Hotel
06/13 Bernardo Guitierrez, Portofino Towers
06/16 Anastasia Veselova, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences 
06/17 Carolina Cemborian, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences 
Miami Film Month

JUNE 1-30
Various Locations, Miami, FL
There's a reason why the entertainment industry loves to film in Miami. Celebrate showbiz during the entire month of June, with special offers and screenings for Miami Film Month

Coral Gables Restaurant Week
June 5 - 25
Various Locations
Coral Gables, FL   
The rest of the month of June is filled with colorful cocktails and delicious food specials at restaurants on Miracle Mile and throughout downtown Coral Gables.  Coral Gables Restaurant Week features more than 40 eateries offering special three-course, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at discounted prices. 

Taste of the Caribbean 
June 6 - 10 
Hyatt Regency Miami 
Miami, FL
Let the food fun continue at Taste of the Caribbean , happening at the Hyatt Regency Miami . Featuring their best Caribbean-inspired fare, chefs will cook up a showcase of tropical island dishes. Tickets start at $55 per person. 

Orange Bowl Paddle Championship
June 10: 7:30AM - 
Miami Marine Stadium Flexpark 
Key Biscayne, FL
Calling all SUP enthusiasts! The Windhaven Insurance Orange Bowl Paddle Championship will showcase more than 300 elite competitors in stand-up paddle boarding as well as amateur participants and thousands of spectators. Registration begins at Miami Marine Stadium Flexpark at 7:30 a.m. and the race kicks off at 9 a.m. Registration starts from $65 per person and all proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.

Redland Summer Fruit Festival
June 10-11 
Fruit & Spice Park 
Homestead, FL 
Summertime in Florida is synonymous with tropical fruit season, so come taste it all at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival in Homestead at the Fruit & Spice Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person and children 11 and under are free.

The American Black Film Festival
June 14-18 
Various Locations in South Beach  
Miami Beach, FL 
A four-day event dedicated to bringing awareness of entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience, The American Black Film Festival is taking place in various theaters across South Beach. Festival passes start at $175 per person. 
Miami Marlins

vs. Arizona
June 3: 4:10pm
June 4: 1:10pm

vs. Oakland
June 13: 7:10pm
June 14: 12:10pm

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
Summer Shorts

June 1 - July 2
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
America's Short Play Festival is back in 2017 with an all-new line up of the best short plays in the country! Come celebrate the diversity of Miami through laughter in 90 action-packed minutes starring a company of South Florida theatre all-stars. You won't want to miss this season's all new collection of heavy-on-the-comedy scripts penned by the country's best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert

June 10: 2pm & 8pm
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature an orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score.

Concerts in South Florida
Coral Gables

Brasserie Central

320 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146
"Owned by the same team behind Pascal's on Ponce, this Parisian bistro serves up Old World cocktails and classic French fare in a casual setting. For just $36, head there on the weekends and you'll get a delicious three-course brunch and - the kicker - unlimited mimosas." - Miami Eater

Bulla Gastrobar

2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
For an immediate happy food coma, try Bulla Gastrobar. A casual spot with high-top tables, it has tasty sangria and hearty Spanish tapas like suckling pig hash, veal and pork burgers, and Oxtail flatbread.

Eating House

804 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134
Led by Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, Eating House serves jaw-dropping small plates in a laid-back, decidedly "cool" atmosphere. Its New American menu change daily and includes favorites like Cap'n Crunch Pancakes, Chicken and Waffles, and Tang mimosas.
The best ways to keep your feet off the ground in Miami

Seaplane lunch trip to Islamorada

Escape to Islamorada, a village of islands where backcountry sport fishing and saltwater fly fishing were pioneered. We'll fly you to the only place on Earth where it is possible to catch a sailfish offshore and pursue bonefish, tarpon, and redfish in just inches of water in the backcountry, all in the same day.  Islamorada is not only the sport fishing capital of the world. You can find unique experiences, soft adventure and live music.  We will pre-arrange a casual or fine dining experience for you as well.

Sunset Flight Experience

Treat yourself to one of South Florida's most magical moments and be mesmerized by the shifting shades of amberto pink blue skies. Enjoy South Beach, Ocean Drive and Biscayne Bay's electric vibes from above.

Ultimate Miami Helicopter Tour

Our Grand Miami Tour has it all, in addition to the attractions from the Taste of Miami & Golden Beaches tours, and more. Continuing south after flying by South Beach, you'll get to see Fisher Island, Virginia Key and Key Biscayne before you make your way back up to Bal Harbour.

Parasailing Miami Beach
Parasailing allows you to have a bird's eye view of one of the world's most beautiful beaches and one of the hottest city skylines. Truly a breathtaking experience to cherish forever! Parasailing is a safe, exciting yet tranquil experience that is truly unforgettable.

Sky Dive Miami

The door opens up to two miles high and you hear "READY, SET, GO!!!" Remember to smile for your 120 mph, 40 second freefall video!
Google Assistant
Google is taking on Siri by adding its Assistant to the iPhone. 
While the Assistant was previously only available to iPhone users in Google's Allo messaging app, Google launched a new standalone Assistant app in May. Users can now download the app from the App Store and use it to answer questions, schedule appointments, make hands-free calls, and more.  

Pinterest: New Update for Recipes
Pinterest added a slew of new updates in May to make dinner prep easier. Now, when searching for a recipe, you can filter your search by time, diet, or ingredients. You can also use Pinterest's machine learning-powered Lens feature on a dish you enjoy and it'll pull up similar recipes (many are calling it "Shazam for food"). You'll also be able to see tips and ratings for recipes, as well as pictures of how the food turned out.  

The popular group video chat app Houseparty has expanded to iPad. 
Houseparty is a mobile app for live video chatting. Unlike Facetime or Skype, you can have up to eight people in a room and have several "parties" going at once. While it was previously only available for iPhones and Android phones, the app is now available to download for iPad.

Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro.
MAY 11
Amparo the concierge made it up when she was able to rent us a AMAZING convertible for a day trip to the everglades. It really made all the difference during our trip and i cant thank her enough for that.  

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