May Newsletter
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Vol. 5 No. 9 


I cannot believe that we are close to celebrating our 5th year in creating the MAESTRO. Joey has revamped the look of our newsletter. We hope you enjoy our new look!


Kirk Jewelers turns 70

Genuine for 70 Years. Trusted for 70 Years:

Kirk Jewelers in Downtown Miami -  family-owned and family-run. 

Authorized retailer for Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor and TAG Heuer. 

142 E. Flagler Street
May Birthdays
05/01 Guillermo Paniza, Loews
05/01 Camilla Sumrall, Surfcomber
05/02 Jacqueline Ortiz, Aventura Mall
05/02 America Diaz, Loews
05/04 Sneiderh Barallobre, FAENA
05/05 Shakasta Walsh, 1 Hotel
05/05 Sydney Arsenio, Loews
05/06 Maria Victoria Atehortua, W South Beach
05/07 Keston Superville, 1 Hotel
05/07 Priscilla Mendonca, St. Regis Bal Harbour Residences
05/08 Raycol Garcia, Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
05/10 Erin Gentzie, Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
05/11 Marjorie Sabbat, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
05/13 Pedro Alvarado, Riviera Hotel
05/14 Ryan Brookins, Fontainebleau
05/15 Clayton McRory, Fontainebleau
05/15 Katherine Reyes, Sense Beach House
05/16 Patrick Mullings, 1 Hotel
05/17 Damion Richards, Four Seasons
Miami Museum Month

MAY 1-31
Various Locations, Miami, FL
Celebrating the city's rich cultural history, participate in Miami Museum Month and experience your own "museum hop." Participating museums like HistoryMiami, Miami Children's Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami and many more, are offering special deals throughout the month.

Brew at the Zoo
May 6:  7pm-11pm 
Miami Zoo 
Throw a few cold ones back and enjoy live music at the Miami New Times' and Zoo Miami's annual Brew at the Zoo. Sample more than 100 kinds of beer from all around the world. General admission tickets start at $50 in advance and $80 at the door.

All Kids Included Arts Festival 
May 6: 10am  
Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 
The Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is hosting the 10th edition of the All Kids Included Family Arts Festival including art programing and activities for children with and without disabilities.

Taste of the Nation
May 12: 7pm 
Soho Studios 
Taking place at Soho Studios in Wynwood, the 29th edition of the annual Taste of the Nation event will once again bring together the Magic City's top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists for a good cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need every day. From 7 to 10 p.m., attendees can sip and savor delectable drinks and plates by Miami's best restaurants and bars, followed by a VIP after party at R House, from 10 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America. General admission starts at $125 per person.

Taste of Haiti  
May 13: 2pm - 10pm 
Moca Plaza 
North Miami 
Taste a wide range of delectable Haitian cuisine at the Taste of Haiti at the MOCA Plaza in North Miami from 2 to 10 p.m. Enjoy authentic eats, live music, dancing and more. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. In lieu of admission prices, donations are accepted.

Mother's Day in Miami
May 14 
Various Locations 
Miami, FL 
Celebrate mom by treating her to a weekend trip to Miami or a special Sunday brunch! Click the above image for a few ideas to get you started: Where to Celebrate Mother's Day in Miami. 
Miami Marlins

vs. Tampa Bay
May 1: 7:10pm
May 2: 7:10pm

vs. St. Louis
May 8: 7:10pm
May 9: 7:10pm
May 10: 7:10pm

vs. Atlanta
May 12: 7:10pm
May 13: 7:10pm
May 14: 1:10pm

vs. Houston
May 15: 7:10pm
May 16: 7:10pm
May 17: 12:10pm

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
Florida Grand Opera: A Masked Ball

May 1-6: Click above image for times
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
The assassination of Sweden's King Gustav III at a masked ball in 1792 provides the historical backdrop for one of Verdi's most passionate and dramatic operas.  A nobleman is humiliated when he finds reason to believe his wife is in an adulterous liaison with his best friend, the king. In his grief and anger, he joins conspirators who plot the king's death.  At the ball, the page is tricked into revealing the king's disguise, which enables the wronged husband to strike the mortal blow.  In his moving death scene, the King confesses his love for the woman, but vows that she remains chaste and magnanimously pardons his assassin as he dies.

Death & Harry Houdini

May 3-23: Click above image for times
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Bold, visually stunning, and highly entertaining, Death and Harry Houdini delivers a roller coaster ride through the life of the great Harry Houdini, with original magic including Houdini's most renowned and dangerous escape-the dreaded Water Torture Cell! This dark and tumultuous story is guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Miami Symphony Orchestra: Beethovenmania

May 6: 6pm
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Experience Beethoven's struggle, power, ultimate triumph. Featuring the winner of MISO - Steinway International Piano Competition.

The King and I

May 9-14: Click above image for times
Adrienne Arsht PAC
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher and winner of four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical!

Concerts in South Florida
Lobster Bar Sea Grille

404 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Running the kitchen chef Arturo Paz, who was most recently at Cleo, along with Corporate Executive Chef Pano I. Karatassos. On the menu is the signature "live lobster experience" featuring up to four-pound lobsters up for grabs, grilled whole, sashimi, ceviche, tartares, house-cured salmon, French tarts, and for the carnivore lovers, plenty of steaks as well.

Hank & Harrys

1691 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
NYC-inspired new-wave deli offering comfort eats like pastrami sandwiches, subs & matzo ball soup.

Employee's Only

1030 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
New York City's famed speakeasy makes its way to the Magic City with this close replica at the Washington Park Hotel in South Beach, complete with Art Deco décor, white-jacketed bartenders and nightly psychic readings. The original prohibition-style libations headline the menu, backed by elevated bar fare such as hand-cut steak tartar, bone marrow poppers and bacon wrapped lamb chops.
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!
RadioPublic functions like Pandora for podcasts. Pick a handcrafted playlist like Phoebe Robinson's "Lazy Sunday" or Song Exploder's "Influences and Inspirations," or a playlist from one of their Podcast Librarians (yes, that's a real job!) and listen until you run out of time or battery on your device of choice. You can literally push Play and listen to an endless stream of the over one billion minutes of podcast content available online.

Billed as a way of "making healthy cooking sexy and simple," Runtasty combines delicious, dietician-approved recipes for all aspects of your day with step-by-step prep videos and kitchen hacks that actually deliver on their sexy and simple promises. From fluffy protein pancakes and mixed salad with steak and avocado, to mango coconut chia pudding and pesto salmon with veggies, Runtasty has all the assistance you need to fuel workouts, eat healthier and prepare a meal quickly.

If you've ever participated in a road trip caravan, you know how much of a pain in the ass it can be to keep everyone together with all the gas stops, red lights, bathroom breaks and snack runs. If you don't want to go the old school radio route, Follow is a great app alternative if you're going to have service for the entirety of the trip. The easy to use app pairs real-time, follow-the-leader navigation with hands-free audio directions and overlays it all on top of a familiar maps interface that's dead simple to use.
Congratulations on being all the world wants in a concierge!
Lago Mar Beach Resort
APR 22
My favorite of all was definitely the concierge, Kevin Boyce. I had lost my phone & he went above and beyond to send it to me. Then he even followed up with a phone call to confirm I had received it. Very professional to say the least.

Acqualina Resort & Spa
APR 23 
Johny, the concierge, was a dream helping me get my flight info together and boarding passes printed. 
APR 29 
The highlight here was that the staff is great, lovely and accommodating...from the people at the front desk to the concierge (Amelia)... 
The Palms Hotel & Spa 
APR 29 
We had our anniversary trip in Miami and the 2 concierges, Karina and Moises, went way above and beyond to help make sure her surprise gift was delivered safely before our arrival. 
National Hotel 
APR 22 
Nothing in the hotel satisfied us except the kindness of two young ladies: Merlin (front desk) and Natalya (concierge)...

SLS Brickell 
APR 15 
Finally, in order to make sure we enjoyed our weekend to the fullest, the other excellent concierge helping us throughout the weekend (I believe Freddy?)

EPIC Hotel 
APR 26 
The concierge, Gene was the best. We've stayed at Four Seasons, The Ritz, St Regis, etc and Gene, by far, was the best concierge bar none. He made our experience stellar by going above and beyond what was necessary. My Mom made arrangements for a wheel chair ahead of time, Gene was there to greet her with the chair at the ready. He suggested activities, made rainy day accommodations for us and checked in via text several times...All in all, it was Gene who made our experience top notch. 

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