SOUTH FLORIDIANS KNOW THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE WHEN THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST® BOAT PARADE IS ON ITS WAY. THE GRAY ROBINSON, P.A. WINTERFEST® WHITE HOT LAUNCH PARTY WAS RECENTLY HELD AT THE FORT LAUDERDALE MARRIOTT HARBOR BEACH RESORT & SPA.
Photos by Jason Leidy
The Winterfest® White Hot Launch Party, which took place recently at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, provided guests with a taste of the 50th anniversary glitz and glamour. A video produced by Hotwire Communications started the evening with event and parade highlights, followed by the unveiling of Charles Fazzino’s commemorative anniversary poster.
Culinary creations featured Casa Calabria Restaurant, along with other local establishments such as 3030 Ocean, Anthony’s Runway 84, Billy’s Stone Crab, Carl’s Seafood, Cuba Libre, Eddie V’s, Kasai & Koori, Mimi’s Ravioli, Piazza Italia, Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery, and Tower Club. Republic National Distributing Company highlighted their brands with decadent cocktails created with 13 Celsius, Benziger Tribute, Chloe and Cupcake Wines, Botanist Gin, Brugal 1888, Cointreau, Fireball Whisky, Remy Martin, Stella Artois, and a sampling of new flavors from LaCroix Sparkling Water.
Event Chairwomen Alyssa Lovitt and Gray Robinson P.A. partner, Robyn Vines, welcomed guests with Winterfest® President & CEO, Lisa Scott-Founds, and Winterfest® Chairman Mark Swenson as the room peeked with excitement for the parade’s 50th Anniversary.
Special guests in attendance included the characters from Pomp, Snow & CIRQUEumstance, the South Florida Fire Fighter Calendar Men, hip-hop dancers, MC Mack in the Morning, Totally 93.9 MIA, and DJ Kris Prime, whom kept the party going throughout the evening. Robinson’s Jewelers’ Golden Grand Entrance and Karma’s wrapped 50th Anniversary automobile added a golden glisten to the evening.