On November 26, 2017, Broadway-themed video walls and a splash of ocean hues added to the white-hot glitz of the 2017 Winterfest® kick-off celebration, the Gray Robinson, P.A. Winterfest® White Party, hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Guests were greeted with a specialty cocktail from Deep Eddy Vodka and flowing bubbly from Champagne Taittinger. A video announcement was presented of Grand Marshals, country legends Big & Rich, and the official poster created by local artist and voice of the historic Stranahan House, April Renee Kirk was unveiled. Coastal Restaurant at the Atlantic Hotel was the featured restaurant along with culinary creations from Anthony’s Runway 84, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Sea Level, 3030 Ocean, Grille 401, Timpano, and Truluck’s; with desserts from Coccodots Cake Shop and Joji Yogurt. The Event Luxe Lounge was a huge hit, and the bars were stocked with The Macallan, Botanist Gin, Famous Grouse, San Angelo, and Beckon wines from Republic National Distributing Company. Stephen’s Distributing brought the Budweiser and LaCroix was on hand for sampling. Memories were captured compliments of Cirque du Soleil Volta, Ultimate Software and Ford photo booths. Other highlights from the evening included models from Panta Interactive and announcements of more parade celebrities. Sixth Star Entertainment brought both entertainment and beautiful décor. DJ Ivan was on the turntables, and All On Stage provided the LED Screens that elevated the sound throughout the evening.
In December…”Oh, what a night” is what guests were saying at the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Black Tie Ball presented by Ford in association with Republic National Distributing Company. This was an elegant South Florida event hosted by The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Hard Rock Live. Over 900 guests walked through The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, P.A. Red Carpet Reception and were greeted with a glass of Champagne Taittinger, libations from the Deep Eddy Vodka ice bar, entertainment sponsored by Luxury PR Group and photos, all while bidding on over 250 items in the Fidelity Investments Silent Auction. There were special performances directly from the musical Jersey Boys by Broadway Across America. The night before the parade, Big & Rich were honored at the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Grand Marshal Reception. Drinks were flowing courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company and bubbles from Champagne Taittinger. This private reception presented by Hotwire Communications hosted noteworthy celebrities in the parade and guests had a chance to win big in the Fifth Third Bank Money Grab.
Mayor Jack Seiler and Lisa Scott-Founds with Miss Florida USA Linette De Los Santos and Miss Florida Teen USA Victoria DiSorbo
Marc Anidjar, Gregg Snowden, Glen Levine and Allan Young
Mark and Christina Swenson
Wendy Liebowitz and Susan Connerney
Artist April Kirk
Shireen Sandoval with the cast of Broadway Across America Jersey Boys
Miss Florida Teen USA Victoria DiSorbo, Miss Florida USA Linette De Los Santos, Robyn Vines, Ben Wesley, and Lisa Scott-Founds
Antoine Collet, Danielle Dattile and the Taittinger girls
Katie McCarthy and Susan Renneisen
Paul Withrow, Grayson Zrelak and his father, Dawn Read, Lisa Scott-Founds and Ben Wesley
Al Young, Heather Hanson, Auggie Cippolini, Susan Renneisen, Gregg Snowden, Danielle Dattile, David Boothe, Lisa Scott-Founds, Chris Osceola, Genia Ellis, and Ben Wesley
Big Kenny with Chris Osceola