Mid-May Newsletter
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Vol. 5 No. 10  



Congratulations Carol Curry for your achievement of Concierge of the Year!

Guillermo Funez:  
SFCA Map Artist &
Fontainebleau Concierge 
How long have you been a concierge? Which properties have you worked?
I started my career as a concierge in 2003 at the Surfcomber resort in south beach, that makes it 14 years of service. I've worked at the Surfcomber, the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, Le Meridien Hotel Sunny isle (now the Marenas) and I'm currently at The Iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Has producing artwork always been a passion of yours?
I've always liked to produce art ,it hit me in 3rd grade when I started to do my fellow classmates art drawings for them so they could get a good grade and while in high school Montreal, Canada i got into Graffitti until I got in trouble with the powers that be.. lol so I started to use a canvas instead of the city walls. Art is something I do because it makes me feel content it gives me a sense of adventure and accomplishment even if you feel like the piece is never finished!

What is your favorite medium to work with?
I like working with acrylic, it's a very versatile medium because it could be used to create anything from a watercolor effect to an oil look and feel.

How serious are you about art? Is it a hobby or more than that?
Art for me is part of who I am, I've been doing it for so long and do it for personal satisfaction even though I had a commercial period about 20 years ago I couldn't imagine a time without making some kind of work. I have sold most of my work but Here's a link to some of my work still out in the commercial world. http://www.artistrising.com/shop/artist/34099/guillermo-funez.htm

Do you have any other interests besides artwork?
I like to test myself so 2 years ago I got into the Spartan race series , I got about 5 races under my belt and I try to improve my time on every race. Right now will start training for a Spartan Beast later this year.

Thank you Guillermo!

First Fridays at the Frost Museum 
Date(s): First Friday of every month
Location: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Description: Laser shows are back at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! On the first Friday of every month, starting Friday, June 2, guests are invited to explore the museum after hours and take a seat in the Frost Planetarium for a show that's quite unlike anything you've ever seen before. From Pink Floyd to Lady Gaga, we're fusing music from some of the greatest artists of our time with mesmerizing light displays all under the 67-foot dome of the Frost Planetarium (one of the world's most advanced!).
Laser show tickets also include access to the museum's Lunar Terrace, where you can stargaze from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (weather permitting). Continue your exploration with a combo ticket that grants you access to the entire museum until 10 p.m. Admission per laser show: $10 per adult; $8 per child at frostscience.org

Audio One

For over 25 years, Audio One has been South Florida's leading integrator & installer of luxury smart home and commercial automation, home theaters including IMAX Private Theatre, recording studios, A/V, and control technology. 
As Miami's #1 Smart Home company, we offer turnkey services and installation for designing, engineering, programming, installing, and maintaining both residential and commercial systems. 
Systems that are easy to use, with one-button-press control of all audio, video, lighting, motorized shades, climate control, smart security systems, networking, energy and power management.   
Please checkout our video and article on Founder David Frangioni, here:

Air Partner

Our global services include:
  • Private Jet charter and JetCard membership - Business jet travel for individual or corporate use
  • Commercial airliner charter - Able to move large passenger groups for variety of events
  • Freight/Cargo charter - Capabilities range from large equipment to relief items for governments/private groups
  • Emergency Evacuation Services - Air based evacuations for any corporation that might need to move staff (or passengers) quickly and efficiently
  • Air Partner Aircraft Sales & Remarketing - Private and Commercial Aircraft sales, acquisition and remarketing services
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May Birthdays
05/18 Stacey Black, Las Olas Beach Club
05/22 Frederic Frances, ME Miami
05/24 Elmira Leeder, W South Beach Residences
05/24 Katalina Calderon, Williams Island 6000
05/26 Sophie Meaulle, Newport Beachside Hotel
05/26 Zak Washko, Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
05/29 Mariana Pardo, Jade Ocean Condominium
05/29 Boro Nikoloski, Mandarin Oriental Miami
05/31 Karla Ferrer, Four Seasons Miami
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.

Aqua Girl
Various Locations in Miami Beach 
A fun-filled event designed especially for the ladies, Aqua Girl is a week-long celebration of women, wellness and equality. Enjoy dance parties, live music, comedy shows, dining events and a VIP reception. Proceeds benefit the Aqua Foundation and go towards scholarships and grants promoting the LGBT community. Admission for the entire weekend starts at $75 per person.

Redland International Orchid Show

May 19-21 
Fruit & Spice Park
Homestead, FL
Head to the lushly landscaped Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead for one of the largest annual orchid shows in the country. The Redland International Orchid Show is a three-day event open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and featuring more than 50 booths of orchid vendors. Tickets are $10 per person.

Kings Bowl Doral Grand Opening 

May 22 
Kings Bowl
Doral, FL
Kings Bowl Doral is an expansive bowling, dining and cocktail venue featuring 14 ten-pin bowling lanes, 4 private bowling lanes, a full-service upscale lounge The Rum Room, and The Flamingo Room with private dining and karaoke space. The first 200 visitors through the doors on opening day can win a free year of bowling (two games each month for a full year).

Best of the Best Concert     
May 28 
Bayfront Park
Miami, FL
Enjoy an impressive musical line-up featuring bands performing hip-hop, reggae, pop and more at the annual Best of the Best concert at Bayfront Park during Memorial Day Weekend. General admission tickets are available for $49 and VIP tickets start at $135.

Memorial Day: Things to do
May 29
Various Locations 
Miami, FL 
Not only is Memorial Day a federal holiday dedicated to remembering those who gave their life while serving in the armed forces, it's also the unofficial kick-off for summer vacation season! In Miami, there are a number of ways to commemorate the three-day weekend. Here are a few options: Memorial Day in Miami. 
Miami Marlins

vs. LA Angels
May 26: 7:10pm
May 27: 4:10pm
May 28: 1:10pm

vs. Philadelphia
May 29: 7:10pm
May 30: 7:10pm
May 31: 1:10pm

vs. Arizona
June 1: 7:10pm
June 2: 7:10pm

Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
Death & Harry Houdini

May 3-21: 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.

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!
Adobe Photoshop Fix
Although creative giant Adobe doesn't seem keen on bringing its desktop software to iPhone in one piece, we're nonetheless getting chunks of its power reimagined as smaller, more focused apps. The idea behind Adobe Photoshop Fix is to enable you to rapidly retouch and restore photos on your iPhone - using the power of Photoshop.

Sleep Orbit
A collection of soothing sounds to help you chill out, wind down, and / or meditate.

Melon is sort of like Chatroulette for mobile. You tap the camera button, you are matched with someone, you chat. Eh... beware surprise sausages.
Submit your TripAdvisor reviews to info@sfcaonline.com to be featured in the Maestro.
MAY 11
Amparo the concierge made it up when she was able to rent us a AMAZING convertible for a day trip to the everglades. It really made all the difference during our trip and i cant thank her enough for that. 

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