The hard-core social set does not let anything interfere with a good party. Even a torrential downpour. The evening of the PLUM Miami magazine launch, close to 2000 of Miami’s most fabulously stylish and influential VIPs dared to endanger their designer duds to get to The Raleigh Hotel and celebrate with CEO Jerry Powers and the PLUM Miami magazine team. After mad dashes from our cars as the buckets of rain started, a few of us, including Lisa Pliner, Thomas Kramer, Lauren Foster and Rick Delgado (PLUM’s Art Director) huddled under a large umbrella. We ended up under the one protecting the Grey Goose vodka bar. Quite fortuitous.
The Raleigh terrace was decorated in shades of, yes, plum, and a glowing Lucite dance floor was suspended over the pool. DJ Freestyle got the evening jumping then Miami’s own DJ Irie kept guests on their feet all night. At 10:45 p.m. there was a dazzling fireworks display synchronized with Katy Perry’s hit, “Firework.”
Leading the celebration with Powers was the PLUM team including Editor in Chief Glenn Albin, Managing Editor Eric Newill, Executive Editor Jacquelynn Powers and Fashion Editor Jenny Starr Perez. Other guests included “Undercover” actor Boris Kodjoe; Tim and Yolanda Hardaway; Alonzo and Tracy Mourning; The Collection’s Ken Gorin; mogul Wayne Boich; renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Gallo; Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora; designer Uli Herzner; Southern Wine and Spirit’s Mel Dick and wife Bobbi; Papi underwear founder Alan Zelcer and wife Ruth.
Plum Miami is a cutting-edge, glossy, luxury lifestyle magazine focusing on the best of Miami. It’s distributed to an exclusive list of VIPs in South Florida, Los Angeles, Aspen and Martha’s Vineyard; internationally in Saint-Tropez, Milan and Paris. Coming soon, Plum Aspen and Plum Hamptons.
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