MEDIA ADVISORY – For Release Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – r.s.v.p. [email protected]
by PR Global Media Correspondent – Cristiane Roget
Celebrants Rode the SWIM WEEK Wave at Klima’s Gala Launch in early June. Miami Swim Week Makes a Splash with Rum Barcelo Taking the Plunge as Signature Sponsor.
Miami’s 34th annual Swim Week 2016-2017 was commemorated in early June with a launch party at Klima Restaurant; a chic Catalan gourmet eatery and lounge in the heart of South Beach. Celebrants imbibing aged Rum Barcelo were feted with seasonal tasty tapas from the authentic kitchen of Chef Pablo, who looks outward toward the Mediterranean and European seacoasts rather than inward to Iberia.
Klima’s vast soothing space was elbow to elbow with chic European and South American transplants. The place sub’s as a master class on how to court both the old and new, imbued with the air of authority contributed by Spaniards Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner of the award-winning Barcelona based Grupo Tragaluz. Miami Herald Food Critic, Victoria Pesce Elliott describes Klima as a place of “effortless perfection” with the look of “a rich cousin’s Barcelona apartment” with “museum-worthy artwork” on display.
Hosts included Alex Sardo, Danielle and Massimo Maltese of Miami Fashion Event. Irene Lopez, President of Ole Communication, Bryan Pena of BP Media Services, Actor Cristina Parovel and George Massialas, Director of National Sales of Clear Channel were among the celebrants.
Anticipation for the fast approaching SWIM WEEK was palatable. Set to un spool July 14-18, Swim Week, the city wide confab’s linchpin is the Florida Swimwear Associations Trade show at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the allure of countless pop up events and runway shows of sexy to suitable suits for swimming, sublime resort and sport collections.
Under the watchful eye of Alex Sardo, the staff was genuinely attentive. A brand new Nikon went missing and within minutes it was found by an attentive bartender and held for safe keeping. If there were a Michelin Star for service, Klima would be at the head of the line to win the award for “nicest restaurant in Miami Beach”.
Klima’s bespoke interiors , exteriors and open spaces of eschews the tyranny of technology and invite dining al fresco. The soft hewn woods and lighting speaks volumes about the significance of living and breathing in a green environment. Specialties such as the tuna toast with chipotle, leek and a spritz of fresh line or succulent oysters in a ponzu sauce and salmon roe elicited a collective sigh of bliss.
Swim Week is entering its 34th year as the world’s most attended swimwear and resort collection debut. The world class event is called by of Vogue Magazine, “South Beach the world’s best attended celebration of au courant Swimwear, Resort and Sport Fashion”. On the CeCe Freiberg PR Calendar of highlights are around-the-clock celebrity, laden galas, media driven receptions and a host of special events with 35,000 buyers, designers, fashionistas, glamour media and ‘influencers’ drawn to the center stage.
The product debut of Celebrity Vape’s from Lisa Strawberry and Diamond ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Strawberry are in the works. One Celebrity Vape is ‘Recover‘ the cure for ‘the morning after aches and shakes’ and the other all -natural “Thin’ is formulated to resist the 2nd slab of Florida’s own key lime pie with heavy cream, and is a lab tested , all natural appetite depressant.
One new venue on the scene is the Santorini Gourmet Grill by Georgio. A ‘Get Happy’ reception on Friday, July 15 between 4- 7:30 will serve as a showcase for informal demos by Sherin Bichara’s Elixer of Life an organic skin care collection. Also on the weekend roster is Ann Marie Lofland, a master medical skin therapist and natural beauty advocate for the Esthetic Skin Institute and Transform Age Management & Vitality Institute. healthycell ® , pro developed by Vincent Giampapa, MD FACS, Plastic Surgeon, Author and Nobel Prize nominee in stem cell research and a renowned longevity expert and Nayked Botanicals, organic Skin, Hair and Body products will also be represented during the week long confab.
Order the Rum Barcelo signature cocktails throughout the week and tastes from the delectable ‘Bar Menu ‘ of Chef Marco at Santorini’s. Make sure you get a bit of R & R, reserve a time at Spa 101 and get fluffed and dusted at Rocco & Donna, hair and beauty art all under one roof of the luxurious ‘all apartment’ ocean side Hilton Bentley Hotel , also the home of Prime Italia.