September 2018 Newsletter
Vol. 6 No. 17
Greetings-

As Summer draws to a close we gear up for the Fall season and onto Winter. We have many great events planned in the coming weeks and months.

JUNGLE ISLAND was amazing this past week. For those that attended, THANK YOU!
For those that could not, you missed out on an amazing event!

THANK YOU to the Jungle Island team for yet another AMAZING event.
Photography provided by SlavaDi Productions.

CLICK HERE for Cloud Nine / SlavaDi Productions

The very own production company of Premium Romance Concierge CLOUD NINE, SlavaDiProduction have been serving Miami and all South Florida for 3 years, doing both photography and videography. They have a team of experienced pros who shoot weddings and events, headshots, portraits, real estate and business commercials. They have recently shot 11 SFCA Vendor Forum and will be happy to collaborate with hotels and small businesses, providing special rates with a promo-code SFCA2018. 


Warm Regards,

Miguel Pena - President and Chief Executive Officer
CONGRATULATIONS!

South Florida's latest Les Clefs d'Or USA member is MARTIN PADRON Concierge, Inter-Continental Miami.

Martin is celebrating 30 years with the InterContinental Hotel. He began his career as a doorman and was promoted to concierge where he has worked for the past 5 years.

KUDOS Martin!
A LONG OVERDUE DISTINCTION...

CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Romei. The SFCA Founding President was given Honorary Membership in Les Clefs d'Or USA in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week.

Michael is a consummate professional that embodies the spirit of the Les Clefs d'Or culture. He currently travels the world embracing new cultures and promoting the Les Clefs d'Or brand. Michael will be joining us November. We will celebrate his accomplishment in South Florida style.
Thank you to our map sponsors:
HOTEL NEWS
Robot Butlers at Miami Hotels

"Miami YotelPad - an unfinished 30-storey mixed-use development in downtown Miami - will employ three robot butlers for its guests..."

Digital Tips

"Anywhere where you have that option where a person can give a tip simply by clicking a button, it tremendously increases the likelihood for giving a tip..."

MEMBER NEWS
Surfside Events

First Fridays
93rd St beach behind the Surfside
Community Center
Aventura Mall Happenings

September 13
10am

Why fit in when you can stand out? Follow the flamingos to the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership, Inc.’s “flamazing” Aventura Kids Club event at the newly created Flamingo Mural Wall, lower level near Lush, Thursday, September 13 th, 2018 at 10:00 am. Birds-of-a-Feather, we will flock together to sing, dance, create and enjoy a variety of fun-filled flamingo activities. All of our young flamingos will receive a copy of the Miss Mingo and the First Day of School by Jamie Harper, a story about a wonderful flamingo teacher that makes each student feel unique and special on the first day of school. Flaunt it like a flamingo and come dressed wearing pink or white.
Lincoln Road

Yoga on Lincoln Road; Offered 10 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Euclid Avenue and Lincoln Road. Yoga classes are free and dog-friendly, and kids are encouraged to join in on the fun. https://bit.ly/2mHhLWz

Walk for Health; Every Tuesday the Lincoln Road Walkers host a weekly 5k stroll through Miami Beach. Meet at the Nike Store, 1035 Lincoln Road. Free admission; 7:30-8:30 a.m. http://bit.ly/2OwGXeg

Baptist Health SoBe Run Club; With the motto of “Pick your distance. Pick your pace. When you run with a crowd, there’s a place for everyone,” this FREE run club meets every Thursday at 7:01pm at the Lincoln Road Nike store (1035 Lincoln Rd.). Powered by Nike and Frankie Ruiz, runners can expect to cover around three miles.
BIRTHDAYS
09/01 Joseph Colon, Diplomat
09/02 Addison Davis, ME Miami
09/02 Gergana Stoeva, Mondrian
09/03 Dustin Stein, Setai
09/06 Kefyrah Yisrael
09/06 Italo Fornoni, Mandarin Oriental
09/06 Eonela Monteagudo, Marriott SoBe
09/06 Benny Benson, Trump Hollywood
09/07 Eric Byrd, Fontainebleau
09/10 Didier Perodin, Murando Grand
09/10 Andrea Ris, Ritz C. Coconut Grove
09/11 Juan Ribera, EPIC Hotel
09/11 Tatsiana Dubrouskaya, Sagamore
09/13 David Harwell, Loews
09/14 Marisol Mesa, Four Seasons Surf Club
09/16 Vasyl Bilous, Harbour House
EVENTS
Miami Spice
September 1 - September 30
South Florida

Calling all foodies! Miami Spice is an annual showcase of Miami’s hip culinary scene. Enjoy three-course, prix-fixe menus prepared by Miami’s hottest chefs at the best restaurants in the city for a great price (brunch $23, lunch $23 and dinner $39).
September 1 - August 31
Mana Wynwood Convention Center
Miami, FL

Learn everything you need to know about starting your next home improvement project at the largest home design show in the South. The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show takes place at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center and tickets start at $10 per person.
ARTSLAUNCH 2018
September 8
Adrienne Arsht PAC
Miami, FL

At the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami, enjoy a day of free events during ArtsLaunch2018. More than 40 shows will be on sale and if you buy tickets in person, no ticket handling charges will apply. There will be a silent disco, walking tours, mixology chef demos, kids activities and more.
Children's Trust Family Expo
September 8
10am - 5pm
Tamiami Fair & Expo Grounds
Coral Way, Miami, FL

Bring out the entire family for the Children’s Trust Family Expo at the Tamiami Fair & Expo grounds on Coral Way. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, performances, face painting and more family-friendly activities. The event is Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is free for all attendees.
Brazilian Film Festival
September 14 - 23
Various Locations
Miami, FL

For a colorful dose of Brazilian culture on the big screen, check out the annual Brazilian Film Festival. The 22nd edition of the festival features a collection of short and featured films. Closing the festival on September 23, head to the New World Center’s SoundScape Park to watch the movie chosen by audiences as this year’s best film.
Thank you to our index sponsors:
SPORTS
Miami Dolphins
vs. Tennessee
09/09: 1:00pm
Miami Marlins

vs. Philadelphia
09/03: 1:10pm
09/04: 7:10pm
09/05: 7:10pm
ARTS & CONCERTS
Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium
FEATURED RESTAURANTS
The Surf Club

Four Seasons Surf Club
9101 Collins Ave
Miami, FL
305-381-3333

It’s finally here — after years of anticipation, Thomas Keller’s restaurant, The Surf Club Restaurant by Chef Thomas Keller, has opened its doors to the public. Located in revamped The Surf Club property (9011 Collins Avenue) it features a nostalgic, American cuisine with plenty of Keller touches.
Mason Eatery

3470 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
786-618-5150

This all-day and all-night diner from Brian Nasajon, the chef behind the popular eatery, Beaker & Gray, eature a menu of diner cuisine with new spins and Jewish and Latin influences. Think “piled-high” sandwiches from the traditional Rueben to the not-so-traditional medianoche, Belgian waffles, pancakes and challah French toast. To wash it all down, guests can sip on beer and wine based cocktails by Beaker & Gray’s Ben Potts, plus juices, and wines and beers by the glass.
Jackson Hall

1050 NW 14th St
Miami, FL 33136

This “health focused” food hall, just a stones throw away from Jackson’s Medical District, offers up a choice of six different counter-service eateries including a Middle Eastern spot, a Hawaiian poke bowl restaurant, a deli, a market with grab-and-go items; and a second outpost of della bowls and Charcoal, plus a central bar to wash all those good-for-you bites down with.
FABULOUS 4
Outer Island Bahamas for a Day

Day trip to Staniel Cay, the jewel in the crown of the Bahamas Islands. One of the most beautiful places in the world and home to the swimming pigs. Charter flights available through our SFCA sponsor, Tropic Air. For more information contact 954.
Super Flight: Jungle Island

Perfect for your first time experience. Get suited up and go through flight training with our experienced crew. Warm up and stretch pre-flight, then hop aboard and experience your 2-minute flight with the help of an instructor.
Special equipment provided: Flying suit, helmet, goggles, gloves, and earplugs.
Spearfishing in Miami

The sea of Miami is characterized by clean waters and variety of fish that inhabit coral reef and shipwrecks. Learn with Jorge Mario, Cuban spearfishing national champion and expert guide.
Top Golf Miami Gardens

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. Score even bigger with Topgolf's extensive food and beverage menu that is sure to impress even the pickiest foodies. It's not golf - it's Topgolf. Give it a shot!
COOL APP
White Noise
White Noise+ is an ambient noise machine, which aims to drown out distractions by filling your ears with something pleasant instead.
Rather than just offering you sounds to play, or sliders to adjust volume levels, it takes the form of a mini mixing desk akin to the smart drums grid in GarageBand. You drag sounds into the 16 available slots, with those towards the top playing at a louder volume, and those towards the right offering more complexity. It’s intuitive, effective and looks really great as well.
WALL OF FAME
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Shore Club South Beach
Neto

Prior to arriving I reached out to the concierge as I wanted to surprise my wife roses in the room. I spoke with Neto, the concierge, and he said he would take care of it. When we arrived on July 3rd, in our room was a gorgeous bouquet of 1 1/2 dozen long stem roses. As I wanted to make the first day special. We spent the day a the pool. I asked Neto to find a place for us to have a great dinner and see the fireworks for July 4th. Neto did not disappoint...It was a perfect day and evening and to end the evening when we returned to our rom there was a bowl of fruit and Champaign waiting for us. The Thursday night Neto again sent a surprise to our room. Thank you Neto, you truly made the stay amazing.
Credits

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of Maestro.