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9 months ago

4 Ways to help DASH

DASH Taste of Design 2016

Ever wonder how you can help DASH?

I don’t know if you know this, but DASH’s annual “Taste of Design”  gala is just around the corner (you did save that November 12th date, right?)tod

This fundraiser is put on by countless volunteers from the PTSA and the money that’s raised benefits your students at DASH. So now that you’re chomping at the bit to volunteer yourself, here are 4 ways you can help your kid’s school:

    1. Buy tickets

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      I know, right? One of the best ways you can help is to be at the gala (and no this is not some lame high school looking event). It’s a party in the middle of the Design District, with food from world-class restaurants, great entertainment and a silent auction you would not believe. Help DASH and buy your “Taste of Design” ticket now.

    2. Volunteer

      You got the save the date mailer a few days ago, right? Did you stop to consider the volunteer who designed it, the one who had it printed, the volunteer who mailed it and the one who’s handing out the envelopes that the post office couldn’t deliver? And that’s just one postcard…

        1. …securing the space (btw the Gala is held in the Moore building, which is an amazing space),
        2. …negotiating with the entertainment,
        3. …coordinating all the restaurants that are donating food,
        4. …planning the decorations (you won’t believe the ones we’ve got from the Grand Florida Opera this year),
        5. …overseeing the live auction
        6. …keeping track of all the communications going out to parents and patrons
        7. …collecting, cataloging and running an amazing silent auction


      Sign up to volunteer
      to make “Taste of Design” a great event.

    3. Silent Auction Item

      We already have some pretty cool items for the silent auction like…

        1. unreleased Bulova Watches,
        2. a catered dinner for 4 at your home,
        3. a VIP tour of the Miami Herald printing presses and newsroom and lunch with  theMiami Herald’s president,
        4. hotel stays
        5. dinners
        6. trips, …

      …but we still need more, so why don’t you help us get some more items that we can auction off at the Gala? We’ve made it easy – you can download a cover letter from your PTSA that you can give to the person donating to the Taste of Design silent auction and a form that’ll go with each silent auction item.

    4. Donate

      OK, so we know not everyone can make it to the Gala, because of out of town trips, previous commitments. Don’t worry you can donate to “Taste of Design” right here of course we’d prefer to see you there, but there’s always next year.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s gala!

[This post was first published on the DASH PTSA website on October 30th, 2016.]
11 months ago

Miami’s soul

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Miami’s soul

Robert looks more like a hit man, than a pastor and he’ll be the first person to tell you. He’s also one of the very first people I met working on fashion photo shoots in Miami, as I started coming down to South Florida in the mid 90’s to escape the winters in Chicago and New York  (for obvious reasons).

If you’re looking for the soul of Miami, look no further than Robert and his wife Elizabeth, who have dedicated their lives to serving the people of Miami. You won’t find someone with a bigger heart for the people of Miami, than these two.

The church Robert pastors is called Calvary Chapel Miami Beach, a non denominational church just north of 71st Street on North Beach, a block west of 0 Cinema with a few hundred perishoners. It is one of the most diverse places I know in Miami in regards to pretty much every metric you want to look at from old to young, from fashion models to the homeless and every color under the rainbow the only thing you’ll find in common is the love that these people have for the inhabitants of the City of Miami (…)

(This week I get to take over CreativeMornings/Miami’s tumblr blog. I’ll share some of my favorite places and people, who make Miami an awesome place to live. Check it out. Read the rest of this post on tumblr)

The Blogger Union has partnered with CreativeMornings/Miami for a collaborative storytelling marathon. Tune in to read the story of our city told by local creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Each week, a different member of CreativeMornings will take over to post what inspires them about South Florida. Do yo want to take over the CreativeMornings/Miami blog and share your take on our community? Email Paola at info@thebloggerunion and we’ll get working on it!
11 months ago

Miami’s architecture

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Miami’s architecture

Ocean Drive’s art deco hotels, Miami Modern 1970s buildings, Wynwood graffiti art, downtown’s sky scrapers – everywhere you look in Miami there is world class architecture. Meet Gabriella, an architect from Ecuador. Our kids went to school together and I had a chance to photograph a MiMo inspired house she build, called the Dilido house on the Venetian Islands in Miami Beach.

Gabriella is a fireball of energy as we’re walking through the house on my initial scout. I’ve brought my youngest daughter – she’s brought hers and we don’t see either girls, who are having a blast exploring the construction site (…)

(This week I get to take over CreativeMornings/Miami’s tumblr blog. I’ll share some of my favorite places and people, who make Miami an awesome place to live. Check it out. Read the rest of this post on tumblr)

The Blogger Union has partnered with CreativeMornings/Miami for a collaborative storytelling marathon. Tune in to read the story of our city told by local creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Each week, a different member of CreativeMornings will take over to post what inspires them about South Florida. Do yo want to take over the CreativeMornings/Miami blog and share your take on our community? Email Paola at info@thebloggerunion and we’ll get working on it!
11 months ago

Miami’s food

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Miami’s food

If you’ve never heard of Knaus Berry Farm, you’ve been living under a rock – or maybe you just don’t like Cinammon Rolls.

The family farm, run by my friends Tom and Susan (and her sister and her husband), has been around for decades and is open from November to mid-April. It’s a popular place and the cinammon rolls, that Tom gets up very early every morning to bake, are worth standing in line for (…)

(This week I get to take over CreativeMornings/Miami’s tumblr blog. I’ll share some of my favorite places and people, who make Miami an awesome place to live. Check it out. Read the rest of this post on tumblr)

The Blogger Union has partnered with CreativeMornings/Miami for a collaborative storytelling marathon. Tune in to read the story of our city told by local creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Each week, a different member of CreativeMornings will take over to post what inspires them about South Florida. Do yo want to take over the CreativeMornings/Miami blog and share your take on our community? Email Paola at info@thebloggerunion and we’ll get working on it!

Miami’s future

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Miami’s future

If you want to be blown away by some young talent in Miami check out the Taste of Design at DASH – the Design and Architecture Senior High School in the Design district. Ranked the #2 high school in Florida (#20 in the nation according to US News) this school crafts young artists into unbelievable creative powerhouses in architecture, fashion design, film, graphic design, and industrial Design.

One of my daughter's artworks she created while studying at DASH.

Ink drawing by Raphaelle Depuhl (DASH class of 2016)

The art these kids put out is nothing less than inspiring and the spirit of collaboration and cooperation is jaw dropping. It’s not the easiest magnet school to get into (you’ll need a killer portfolio) and the admissions process is made up out of a live drawing audition, a review of said portfolio and an interview of the student (…)

(This week I get to take over CreativeMornings/Miami’s tumblr blog. I’ll share some of my favorite places and people, who make Miami an awesome place to live. Check it out. Read the rest of this post on tumblr)

The Blogger Union has partnered with CreativeMornings/Miami for a collaborative storytelling marathon. Tune in to read the story of our city told by local creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Each week, a different member of CreativeMornings will take over to post what inspires them about South Florida. Do yo want to take over the CreativeMornings/Miami blog and share your take on our community? Email Paola at info@thebloggerunion and we’ll get working on it!
11 months ago

Miami history

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Miami’s history

History may not be the first thing that comes to your mind, when you think about Miami. There are surprisingly many places tucked between the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown, the waterfront mansions on the bay, the yachts and jet set everyone associates with he Magic City.

Vizcaya shows Miami history

Vizcaya is one of those places. Build on Biscayne Bay over 100 years ago you’ll drive right past it, if your not paying attention, as you drive down South Miami Avenue. The villa is unbelievable, only to be outdone by it’s formal gardens. (…)

(This week I get to take over CreativeMornings/Miami’s tumblr blog. I’ll share some of my favorite places and people, who make Miami an awesome place to live. Check it out. Read the rest of this post on tumblr)

The Blogger Union has partnered with CreativeMornings/Miami for a collaborative storytelling marathon. Tune in to read the story of our city told by local creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Each week, a different member of CreativeMornings will take over to post what inspires them about South Florida. Do yo want to take over the CreativeMornings/Miami blog and share your take on our community? Email Paola at info@thebloggerunion and we’ll get working on it!
11 months ago

Miami’s Collab

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Collab Miami style

George is one of those guys you can’t help but love. He’s the graphic designer, who runs Collab Miami – a creative community of freelance friends, exchanging ideas and getting feedback while being inspired and encouraged to succeed.

Collab Miami is not your traditional networking meet up group. I’ve gotten to meet some great people and all of them are willing to help out, teach, learn, answer questions, critique and ask for help (…)

(This week I get to take over CreativeMornings/Miami’s tumblr blog. I’ll share some of my favorite places and people, who make Miami an awesome place to live. Check it out. Read the rest of this post on tumblr)

The Blogger Union has partnered with CreativeMornings/Miami for a collaborative storytelling marathon. Tune in to read the story of our city told by local creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Each week, a different member of CreativeMornings will take over to post what inspires them about South Florida. Do yo want to take over the CreativeMornings/Miami blog and share your take on our community? Email Paola at info@thebloggerunion and we’ll get working on it!