February 2022 Newsletter
Vol. 10 No. 3
Members News

Ball and Chain has Reopened
Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

The world-renowned Ball & Chain has reopened and is back with their iconic midnight conga line, salsa dancing, live music and entertainment, authentic Cuban dishes and signature cocktails including world-famous mojitos, the Calle Ocho Old Fashioned and the Pastelito Daiquiri. The acclaimed music venue offers a history as colorful and as fascinating as the community that surrounds it. Ball & Chain originally opened in 1935 on The Trail in Miami’s rich and vibrant Little Havana neighborhood now famously known as “Calle Ocho.” Over the next two decades, legendary artists of the day graced the stage, including Billie Holiday, Count Basie and Chet Baker. 
La Otra has Moved to Wynwood
La Otra Wynwood
55 NE 24th St, Miami, FL 33137

La Otra, Miami’s upscale bar and lounge, has moved from its former Brickell location to a new indoor/outdoor space in the booming Wynwood neighborhood. Known for its oversized disco balls, great music and energetic atmosphere, the popular venue is ready to welcome back locals and international guests alike. The indoor and outdoor venue has a stunnung beverage program with a wide selection of choices and a heavy emphasis on scotch, tequila and mezcal.
Lifetime Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
February 6, Downtown Miami

As one of the biggest endurance events of the year, the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon will return on February 6, 2022 for its 20th anniversary. More than 25,000 people from all 50 states and more than 80 countries around the world will compete in both the 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile half marathon that snakes through the city.
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Intro to Boudoir:
An evening at Luxe Galore Miami

This Valentine’s Day weekend, South Florida is in for extra romantic vibes as Toys Tonight spices things up! We invite you to treat yourself and attend our fun workshop ‘Intro to Boudoir: An evening at Luxe Galore Miami’ on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 from 7 to 9pm at a gorgeous space in Little River. Attendees will learn from professional model Emny Castillo and photographer Robert Antonio how to feel super confident in lingerie, plus have their photos taken. Details on tickets can be found @ bit.ly/feb2022introtoboudoir – note space is limited. For any questions, please let us know via messaging @Toys.Tonight IG or e-mail: pleasure@rabbithole.world.

Chosen by Miami New Times as the “Best of Miami” Adult Store in 2021, Toys Tonight is a lingerie & romantic items store and delivery service operating in South Florida since 2020. Now with two storefront locations in the greater Miami neighborhoods of Wynwood as well as South Beach, Toys Tonight offers on-line ordering for pick-up or items can be delivered discreetly and quickly to a home or hotel up until midnight the same day. In 2022, the store will proudly be featured in a docuseries produced by national TV network EPIX. Learn more: toystonight.com.
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by Eater Miami
15 Dining Spots in Miami With Stellar Waterfront Views
Miami Eater, Updated 01/10/21
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One of the biggest requests, after what are the must visit restaurants and where should I eat now, is where can to dine with some great water views? Surprisingly for a city that is built on the water this is harder to come up than one would think, but alas there are 15 solid spots in Miami that offer enviable water views.
The Hottest New Restaurants
in Miami, January 2022
Miami, Eater, Updated 01/06/21
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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? And while the restaurant industry certainly looks different now, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a bevy of new restaurants have persevered and have managed to open their doors over the past few months to new customers. Here are the best this month.
New Check Ins

Welcome, New SFCA Sponsors

The Southern Florida Concierge Association
warmly welcomes our newest sponsors:






We thank you for your generous support and look forward to sharing
your excellent services with our hotel guests and local community.
Map Sponsors
Index Sponsors
Concierge Birthdays

02/02 Estella Collazo, Honorary Member
02/06 Pedro Alvarez, 1 Hotel South Beach
02/06 Maite Foriasky, Setai
02/10 Dilip Pathak
02/12 Hugo Marin, W South Beach
02/14 Mario Leon Jelves, Oceana Key Biscayne
02/15 Brooke Sustrin, Ritz Carlton Res. Miami B
02/16 Igor Omerhodzic, Loews Miami Beach
02/18 Eduardo Feitosa, Trump International

02/19 Jesus Velasquez, 1 Hotel Residences
02/21 Joey Oros, SFCA
02/21 Joel Cohen, Hilton Bentley
02/25 Reo Davis, EDITION
02/25 Ferlia Leonardo, Setai
02/26 Salvatore Mazzola, EDITION
02/26 Pedro Ortiz, Mondrian
02/27 Diego Ospina, Four Seasons Surf Club
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Charlotte Phynes Garcia, Mondrian South Beach
My boyfriend and I recently booked a short weekend trip to Miami for a winter getaway. Little did I know, he was secretly planning an incredible surprise engagement in our room at the hotel. He worked with Charlie, one of the lead concierges at the Mondrian, to pick out my favorite flowers, gorgeous balloons, and tons of roses to decorate the room while we were out exploring for the day. I came back to an absolute surprise and it could not have been a more perfect day! We loved our stay and Charlie made it so special. We can't wait to come back!
SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
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