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Mid-June Newsletter
June 17, 2017
Vol. 5 No. 12   


Summer Greetings!

This week is an important one for the SFCA. We are hosting our 30th Annual elections tomorrow, Monday to decide on the new board that will govern our organization until June 2018. In addition, we have the pleasure of hosting SFCA founding President, Michael Romei, both for our annual elections and his concierge seminar at the Four Seasons.  
Looking back, I cannot belief how large we have grown over the years in being the largest concierge association in the United States with over 538 total members, of which 325+ are full time concierge in South Florida luxury hotels and condos. 

It has be an humbling honor and pleasure being your president. 
The future is bright and we are all a part of it. 

Kind Regards,
Miguel Pena, President

MEMBER NEWS

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As South Florida's Most Thrilling Attraction and leading air tour provider we are proud to announce the introduction of Panoramic Airplane Tours. Now guests can experience longer and  more economical flights to view South Florida's beauty. Our Panoramic Airplane Tours just have a two person minimum charge. So your guests can visit South Beach, downtown Miami, the Intracoastal Islands and much more for just $159 per person. Visit TourHelicopter.com or call Tom at +1-954-435-4267
 to make your reservation. 

June Birthdays
06/18 Ernesto Aragon, Biltmore Hotel
06/18 Jermaine Jordan, Clevelander Hotel
06/18 Gail Brown, Las Olas Grand Condominium
06/19 Branden Ocasio, Langford Hote
06/25 Olga Salazar, Williams Island 7000
06/26 Adam Scott, Margaritaville Hollywood
06/26 Tracy Migliaccio, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences
06/27 Luis Gonzalez, Williams Island 1000
06/28 Giovanni Tassara, Sole on the Ocean
06/30 Guillermo Antonini, W South Beach
06/30 Stephanie Moncada, W South Beach Residences
 
EVENTS
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

Father's Day in Miami
June 18 
Various Locations
Miami, FL   
Treat Dad to a special day in Miami and celebrate Father's Day with a boat cruise at the  Deering Estate at Cutler . Cruises leave at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35 per person. Search more  things to do in Miami on Father's Day .

MAKE MUSIC DAY: Lincoln Road Mall
June 21 5-10:30pm
Lincoln Road Mall 
Miami Beach, FL 
In addition to busker musicians performing throughout the iconic promenade, live music stages will be set up at Euclid Oval and the 1100 block, featuring rotating 25 to 30-minute sets throughout the evening. The Front Yard Theatre will be hosting the stage at 1111 Lincoln with hilarious intermissions between bands and will host our amazing program of local, original talent with humor and magic tricks!
 
Best of Miami Party
June 22
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Miami, FL
New Times' 30th-annual  Best of Miami  issue celebrates the best of absolutely everything the area offers. Join the party at the  Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science  on Biscayne Boulevard. This year's theme is "Under the Sea," and tickets start at $50 per person. 
Sports
SPORTS
Miami Marlins

vs. Washington
June 19: 7:10pm
June 20: 7:10pm
June 21: 12:10pm

vs. Cubs
June 22: 7:10pm
June 23: 7:10pm
June 24: 4:10pm
June 25: 1:10pm

vs. NY Mets
June 27: 7:10pm
June 28: 7:10pm
June 29: 7:10pm

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
ArtsConcerts
ARTS & CONCERTS
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.

Mainly Mozart Season Finale

June 25: 4pm
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
A ground-breaking intersection of music, dance, literature and film, the dazzling 2017 Mainly Mozart Festival finale reimagines a festive and thought-provoking portrayal of Jewish folk wedding traditions and the genesis of their mystic roots.

Diana Ross

June 25: 7:30pm
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
D iana Ross, the Queen of Motown, comes to the Arsht Center! Diana Ross' famed and remarkable career includes hit singles such as "Endless Love," "I'm Coming Out," and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." She is one of the most iconic female singers of all time and was named "Female Entertainer of the Century" by  Billboard  magazine.

Concerts in South Florida
FeaturedRestaurants
FEATURED RESTAURANTS
Lolo's Surf Cantina

320 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146
786-536-9388
"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

Nicola Brick Oven Kitchen

2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-441-0107
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.

Farfalle

333 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131
786-359-4104
Our extensive menu and wine list are always crowd-pleasers and will include, but not be limited to, homemade pastas, amazing pizzas, a variety of meat and vegetarian options plus, of course, our unforgettable desserts.
Fabulous5
FABULOUS 5
Wakeboard on Biscayne Bay

Number one location to practice Wakeboarding & Wakesurfing in Miami. We will cover 101 to tournament runs and everything in between. We charge by time, not by person, come and share your lesson with friends or family. (up to 6 people)

Planetarium at Frost Science Museum

One of the most advanced spaces like it in the U.S., the cutting-edge 250-seat Frost Planetarium takes you on visual joyrides that both thrill and educate. Though it might seem like you're really hurtling through space or weaving through a coral reef or DNA strand, that ultra-real immersive experience is the result of a 16-million-color 8K visual system using six 3D-capable projectors and surround sound.

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!
CoolApps
COOL APPS
Absolutely necessary phone apps for Summer 2017.

Dark Sky Weather

As the song goes, You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather. Sorry, Outkast, but with this ultra-reliable weather app ($4)-which provides sprinkle predictions down to the minute-you actually can. 
 

Ice Cream Please
The next time you're craving vanilla soft serve with sprinkles, tap the "ice cream please" button and this app will ping the nearest ice-cream truck to come to you. (You can even watch it approach in real time, Uber-style, on a map.) Or you can set it up to alert you anytime an ice-cream truck is nearby for the ultimate lazy summer day.  

Serial Box Publishing
Sure, you've got a list of juicy beach reads ready to plow through, but this app offers an audio alternative: Serialized fiction that's released in 40-minute episodes week after week. Here's how it works: Subscribe to a serial that piques your interest (like the one about spies and sorcerers in 1970s Prague), then tune in as it plays out over the course of 10 to 16 weeks.
WallOfFame
WALL OF FAME
Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro.
 
Marriott's Villas at Doral
Marcella Irby, the Concierge, was super with information and personality. One of the nicest employees of Marriott that we have come in contact with in all our years as owners who have stayed at close to 20 Marriott properties. 




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