Read about some of the most exciting new occurrences in Miami in our OPTIMAR Observer.

     

     

    “Cata” Youngest Artist Performing At A Billboard Latin Showcase

     

     

    CATA’s beauty and talent are the trademarks of this USA born girl with Latin / Italian roots, who at 10 years of age has already attracted the attention of local media in Miami and Chile, becoming a child celebrity with her segment “The Adventures of Andrea” that hosts since age 6. The Aventures of ANDREA is a segment within ELLASTVUS, a women’s magazine, dedicated to children and Latin family culture in America, where CATA shares with her friends all her travel adventures, art and cooking classes that reflect her multiple interests and lifestyle.

    At the age of 7, CATA made her first movie appearance in a short film about Child Trafficking a hard breaking story alongside major television and film talents.

     

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    Downtown Residents Work Hard, Play Even Harder During Ultra

     

     

    Every year on a Friday in late March, Downtown offices empty out and young professionals hurry back to their apartments to trade their wingtips and stilettos for casual neon trainers. The Metromover transports thousands of these young professionals to the front gates of Bayfront Park.

    They are headed to Ultra Music Festival, a three-day electronic dance music festival, showcasing the world’s best DJs and electronic dance musicians. The festival has something for everyone, showcasing the biggest names in mainstream and underground dance music. Attracting both local and international audiences alike, the festival already has predictably sold out its 2018 edition. This year, event organizers expect a total of 165,000 festival-goers over the weekend.

     

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    Miami Intermodal Center Earns Building Of The Year Recognition

     

     

    Stiles Property Management was honored recently by the Building Owners and Managers Association with a TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) award for the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC), a 19.3-acre transportation facility owned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Stiles Property Management, a division of full-service real estate firm Stiles, is a leading provider of third-party commercial and facility management services throughout Florida.

    Located at 3811 NW 21 St., adjacent to Miami International Airport, the MIC is a massive ground transportation hub that provides connectivity via various modes of transportation connecting Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County, helping to decongest roadways around the airport.

     

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    Alice + Olivia Miami Flagship Launch Party

     

     

    Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet celebrated International Women’s Day with the opening of its gorgeous flagship store in Miami’s premiere shopping destination, the Design District. Alice + Olivia CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet hosted the colorful soiree alongside Christina Getty, Danié Gómez Ortigoza and Carolina Lindo. Guests including Martha Graeff, Andy Faerman, Kelly Saks, Christie Ferrari, Angeles Almuna, Ginger Harris, Stephanie Pernas, Rachel Zalis, Alicia Peristeris, Daniela Morgenstern, Andrea Minski, Kim Caceres, Tamar Tzubeli, Kier Mellour and Ximena Kavalekas explored the new space designed by renowned interior designer Robert Couturier while enjoying Casamigos Casa Lavender Lemonade, Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas, Casamigos-infused popsicles and music by Coco Hara.

     

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    Featured Restaurant: Café Roval

     

     

    It’s been more than a year since longtime Miami restaurateur Mark Soyka opened Café Roval, a tranquil spot hidden inside an historic coral rock house in Morningside. The opening came after a 15-year hiatus for Soyka, who is responsible for a slate of iconic Miami restaurants, including Ocean Drive’s News Café, the Upper Eastside’s Andiamo!, and Lincoln Road’s now-shuttered Van Dyke Café. Soon after Café Roval’s opening, the indoor-outdoor restaurant, housed inside a rustic 1920s structure surrounded by a lush garden and patio, quickly became a neighborhood hideaway recognized for quality food and a charming atmosphere. The area is quieter than usual on weekends, making this spot a perfect getaway for a peaceful Sunday brunch. Unless it’s raining, pick a table outside near the restaurant’s coral rock pond.

     

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