HOST | Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
November | 2018
As one of the most celebrated formal affairs in Miami, the "East Meets West: The Silk Road to Vizcaya" Ball began with a majestic entrance through a traditional Chinese gate, with guests being greeted on a golden carpet by ladies from the Confucius Institute of Miami Dade College. Dressed in elegant Chinese gowns the ladies from the Confucius Institute and dancers coordinated by the South Florida Chinese Business Association and the Chinese Cultural Education Foundation entertained everyone before entering the Main House for an impressive Asian- and Eastern-inspired cocktail reception. Inside, presenting sponsor Chopard’s boutique shined with elegant watches and jewelry while models featured Fashion Sponsor NAEEM KAHN’s designs. Before the bayfront dinner by Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design, guests witnessed a Lion Dance in Vizcaya’s formal gardens. NBC 6’s Roxanne Vargas together with Vizcaya’s Executive Director/CEO Joel Hoffman welcomed and thanked guests for their support. Dinner entertainment included Persian dancers from M.E.C.A. Dance Ensemble followed by the sounds of the Danny Beck Band. The evening concluded with a fireworks display high over the historic stone Barge. Pearl Baker Katz and Silvia Trinidad served as co-chairs of this year’s event. Vizcaya Ball Committee members were Jenni Coba, Victor Diaz, Swanee DiMare, Roxana Garciga, Sonia Gibson, Linda Levy Goldberg, Gladys Rustan Hernando, Cathy L. Jones, Marile Lopez, Nicole Lozano, Christine Martin, Ariel Penzer Milgroom, Bronwyn Miller, Jennifer Montoya, James W. Murphy, Susan Rutrough, Timothy Walker and Alexa Wolman.
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