July 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 13
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Members News
The Secret World Inside You

Did you know there is a secret world living inside you? Do you have the guts to meet your microbiome?

Your body is teeming with bacteria, viruses and other microbes—and that’s a good thing! Come and meet your microbiome in The Secret World Inside You special exhibition at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Presented locally by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, The Secret World Inside You uses larger-than-life models, computer interactives, videos, art installations and a live presentation to explore the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and understand the inner workings of our bodies.

On view through Sunday, September 8

The Secret World Inside You is presented locally by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The exhibition is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York ( amnh.org).

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.
07/03 Karina Jureko, The Palms
07/04 Rita Priest, FAENA
07/04 Anna Penaranda, South Seas
07/05 Amelia Nunez, EDITION
07/07 Aldemir Neto, Shore Club
07/08 Patricia Ozburn, Marriott Delray
07/09 Vachira Perez, Shore Club
07/11 Tomas Valdez, Honorary Member
07/14 Marcella Irby, Marriott Villas Doral
07/18 Anthony Thorne, 321 Ocean
07/19 Alain Fernandez, Four Seasons Res
07/20 Andres Meneses, JW Marquis
07/21 Guillermo Funez, Fontainebleau
07/22 Shan Velez, Loews
07/23 Linda Valdamane, W SoBe Res
07/25 Anna Sirokin, Four Seasons Surf
07/26 Hernan Del Llano
07/28 Maria Marchi, Fontainebleau
07/31 Caroline Stills, Four Seasons
Miami Spa Specials
July 1 - August 31
Various Venues
Miami, FL

Spend some time relaxing this summer and take advantage of deals on spa treatments throughout the months of July and August. Luxurious spas across the city are cutting prices on signature services, so it’s your opportunity to score some much-needed pampering on your next vacation. Whether a solo retreat or a group outing, booking a discounted spa day is a no brainer during the summer holiday. Also, check out Miami’s Most Luxurious Hotel Spas.
Fourth of July Celebrations
July 4
Various Venues
South Florida

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by watching one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida at America’s Birthday Bash. In Downtown Miami, the fun starts at Bayfront Park at 2 p.m. when the Budweiser beer garden opens. There will also be a free kids’ zone and plenty of food and music to keep the party going. The night will culminate with a fantastic fireworks celebration over Biscayne Bay at 9 p.m. Or head out to Miami Beach, for the annual Fire on the Fourth Festival. The festivities take place at the North Shore Park Bandshell, 73rd Street and Collins Avenue, and include free morning yoga on the beach, a kids play area with lots of fun activities, food trucks, live musical performances, and a spectacular fireworks display at 9 p.m. Another great way to celebrate the Fourth of July, every year Miccosukee Resort & Gaming hosts their annual Freedom Festival. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy live music, carnival rides and games, airboat rides, water slides, alligator wrestling shows, food, fireworks and more. Admission is free.
Miami Swim Week
July 11-14
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL

The hottest swimwear brands and fashion models flock to the beaches in Miami every year for Miami Swim Week. The world’s largest tradeshow in the world for the industry, SwimShow 2019, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Additionally, luxury hotels and venues host swim runway shows throughout the week. Check out FWO’s Miami Swim Week calendar to stay in-the-know.
Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
July 13-14
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
Coral Gables, FL

Experience the world’s largest display of mangoes at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s annual Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival. Activities include fresh fruit tastings, lectures, food demonstrations, children’s activities and the opportunity to explore Mangoville, a marketplace where you will find everything mango – art, gifts, food and more. Admission is free for members and $25 for non-members, $18 for seniors, $12 for children ages 6-17 and free for children under six.
South Beach Mango Festival
July 26-28
Lummus Park
South Beach, Miami, FL

The second edition of the South Beach Mango Festival will take place at Lummus Park, located in the heart of all the action in South Beach. From a Mangos Rule VIP Dinner hosted by Chef Allen Susser to the official Mango Tasting Tent & International Mango Trade Fair, there will be plenty of opportunities to eat the deliciously sweet fruit at the peak of its season. Prices for events vary and proceeds benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
International Ballet Festival
July 27 - August 18
Various Venues
Miami, FL

Showcasing the works of more than 200 ballet artists from 20 companies from around the world, the International Ballet Festival returns to Miami in 2019. Performances will take place at venues like Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Lehman Theater at Miami Dade College North Campus and Colony Theater. Ticket prices vary.
Summer Butterfly Walk at Deering Estate
July 27
Deering Estate
Cutler Bay, FL

Wander through a tropical wonderland at the Deering Estate, an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, and view rarely seen species of colorful butterflies. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-14.
Thank you to our Index sponsors
Miami Marlins
vs. New York Mets
07/12: 7:10pm
07/13: 6:10pm
07/14: 1:10pm

vs. San Diego
07/16: 7:10pm
07/17: 7:10pm
07/18: 12:10pm

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
Boia De
5205 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

The restaurant will focus on ingredient-driven dishes like baked clams with ‘njuda and lemon; crispy potato skins with burrata, caviar and hardboiled egg; pork collar steak with fennel pollen, cherries and mustard greens; grilled yellowtail snapper with crispy artichokes and Meyer lemon aioli; alongside desserts by local Frice Cream. To wash it all down with guests can expect both old and new world wines, Chilean varieties, beer, and a forthcoming full bar.
Tigertail + Mary
3321 Mary St.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

James Beard Award-winning chef-restaurateur Michael Schwartz has debuted his latest Coconut Grove restaurant, Tigertail + Mary (3321 Mary Street at Tigertail Avenue) offering veggie-focused eats with Schwartz’s signature twists. The restaurant is inspired by Coconut Grove’s bohemian vibes, and the menu reflects that as well.
151 NE 41st St. Unit 117
Miami, FL 33137

"I want this restaurant to stand out for its intense tastes using spices and layering flavors. Throwing away the rules and stereotypes of a classic bistro, ignoring the fact that only meat needs to be cooked over wood. Taking the melting pot that Miami is and using the entire world as my inspiration to make delicious interesting approachable food."

 Bradley Kilgore
Wall of Fame
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Vachira Perez
Shore Club South Beach

Even before we arrived, the concierge - Vachira - gave us some phenomenal tips for places to eat, drink, party and enjoy South Beach (the tips were great, by the way!). On arrival at the hotel, the staff were so very welcoming, polite and genuinely pleased to have us there. Vachira had so kindly arranged for a stunning room for us too, so we landed up on the 19th floor with spectacular views of the beach and the ocean.
Rosa Rosario
1 Hotel

Special thanks go to Rosa at the concierge desk and Geoffrey at reception. Rosa recommended an incredible restaurant that was able to meet the diverse needs and wants of everyone in my family, and she and Geoffrey worked to secure a late checkout for us when we were in a bit of a bind, even though the hotel was booked for a busy upcoming weekend.
Gene Ruotolo

On a business trip for one week, I had a comfortable room and super beautiful conference room. But my post is to highlight how special was the experience with Concierge Gene Ruotolo, that support me in a personal issue I had that brought me a lot of anxiety. Professional and caring, Gene is a gem of Epic!

SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of Maestro.