Happy Valentine\'s Day. We are pleased to announce that we have moved our office to 611 Lincoln Road, Suite 202, Miami Beach (next to the Sony Building). Our telephone number remains the same as do our email addresses. Our new fax number is 305-672-5767.
Client news… DindyCo PR has been tapped to handle public relations and marketing for several new clients including the Community Relations Department of Royal Caribbean International/Celebrity Cruises; Feu Nuvo LLC (parent company for Abokado restaurant opening this spring in Mary Brickell Village); Nexus Development Group (developers of Casa and three other residential projects in the Miami Design District); artist Purvis Young (whom we congratulate on receiving his new kidney) and the food & beverage division of The Setai South Beach, Miami (stay tuned for the official opening of The Grill at The Setai).
If you are traveling to Orlando before mid-May 2007 don\'t miss the Gee\'s Bend: Architecture of the Quilt exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art located at 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, 32803 - (407) 896-4231. The exhibition features more than 70 quilts created by generations of African-American women from Gee\'s Bend, Alabama. Visit the museum\'s website for exhibition details at www.omart.org. To read more about the Quiltmakers of Gee\'s Bend visit the website at www.quiltsofgeesbend.com
Speaking of Valentine\'s Day…prix fixe five-course dinner at David Bouley Evolution (1669 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) is priced at $175.00 per person including a welcome champagne cocktail or $270.00 per person with wine pairing (tax and gratuity are additional). For reservations call (305) 604-6090 or visit www.opentable.com. The restaurant at The Setai (2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) is presenting a five-course prix fixe dinner priced at $300 per couple and $400 per couple with wine pairing (tax and gratuity are additional). For reservations please call (305) 520-6000.
For other Valentine\'s Day entertainment stop by the Steve Martin Gallery in the Miami Design District (66 NE 40th Street, Miami) on February 13, 2007 for a reading of Political Erotica presented by www.category305.com and sponsored by Mr. Martin\'s gallery. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary cocktails and readings begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. For details please visit www.category305.com.
Art & Design Night takes place the second Saturday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Miami Design District. Free valet parking is available on NE Second Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets. For more information please call 305-576-8116 or visit the website at www.miamidesigndistrict.net. The gallery walk is free and open to the public. Merchants and galleries open their doors for this artistic encounter in the Design District neighborhood. Entertainment, cocktails, dining and more spill onto the streets as gatherers enjoy the vibrant and creative atmosphere.
From February 8 to 18, 2007, the ArtCenter/South Florida (800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) presents The Model at Hand, an exhibition that demonstrates how a group of diverse artists working in a variety of media explore the most ready, available and willing artistic model - the self. At the earliest development stages, the artist uses him or herself as a source of experimentation and exploration. This exhibition features ArtCenter/South Florida resident artists David Almeida, Amalia Caputo, Barbara Rivera, Magnus Sigudarsun and Agustina Woodgate, alongside ArtCenter alumnus Gustavo Roman. For information and to register for ArtStudies programs visit the website at www.artcentersf.org.
Hot tips for the month…
For the oenophile who can\'t live without the king of the grape, Robert Parker\'s Wine Guide is now mobile. The application is $4.99/month and is available on Sprint, Nextel and Cingular. For specific instructions visit http://www.erobertparker.com/info/aboutrobertparkermobile.asp. Robert Parker is one of the most influential wine writers in the world today. Robert Parker Mobile explores a regularly updated database of over 80,000 of his wine reviews including ratings and tasting notes. The application also features his famous wine vintage chart and featured buying opportunities. Please sip responsibly.
Books to read…
In keeping with the theme of love this month here are a few suggestions for incredible examples of love letters. “The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Times” by David Lowenherz; “A Love No Less: Two Centuries of African American Love Letters” by Pamela Newkirk; “The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France” by Constant J. Mews, Neville Chiavaroli, and Constant Mew; The Love Letters of Mark Twain” edited by Dixon Wecter; “Albert Einstein/Mileva Maric: The Love Letters” by Albert Einstein, Jurgen Renn, Robert Schulmann, and Shawn Smith and last but not least, “The Prettiest Love Letters in the World: Letters Between Lucrezia Borgia & Pietro Bembo, 1503-1519” by Hugh Shankland, Pietro Bembo, and Richard Shirley Smith.