An Exhibit that Will Awaken Your Inner Child

Saludarte Foundation Presents Beloved Venezuelan Author and Award-Winning Illustrator Menena Cottin

Miami, FL (February 26, 2018) The prolific Menena Cottin has already touched the lives of many through her vivid and compelling narratives for children and adults alike. Her books, which have garnered international attention and praise, have received critical acclaim from The New York Times Book Review, Premios ALAS-BID, School Library Journal’s Best Books for Children and Bologna’s New Horizons Award, to name a few.  Now, the creative genius that is Menena, springs to life in the bilingual (English and Spanish) Seeking the Essence, a multisensory and playful exhibition showcasing the author’s fictional characters and philosophical book themes.

Books like the award-winning “The Black Book of Colors,” which has been translated into 19 languages, engages exhibition participants via a thought-provoking journey around what it means to “see colors” when you’re blind.  An actual tunnel will be constructed to transmit the visceral feelings of colors.  The immersive exhibition, which was first shown in Caracas’ Sala TAC to immense media attention and public success, will be on display at IdeoBox Art Space in Wynwood from April 26 to June 23, 2018.

Presented by non-profit Saludarte Foundation, which creates Pan American and international artistic and cultural programs for socioeconomically challenged audiences, Menena, her books, and exhibition perfectly demonstrate the organization’s core mission of educating and uplifting audiences through art and culture.  Foundation Founder and Chairman Tanya Capriles de Brillembourg says the exhibition, “promises to be an experience of solidarity, learning, culture, but above all, one of curiosity for all who come to see it.” Brillembourg and her team are hosting special presentations for local schools and organizations throughout the exhibition’s 8-week run, for groups like The United Way, The Wow Center Miami and the Learning Experience

On the heels of a busy and highly rewarding 2017, which included author presentations at the International Book Fair of Bogotá (the largest book fair in the hemisphere) as well as the Miami Book Fair, Menena is delighted for her exhibition’s Miami premiere.  Working in close collaboration with Curator Pedro Quintero, the duo will showcase 18 books through conceptual and experiential art transforming the Ideobox Art Space completely.

“The purpose of this exhibit is to make complex concepts simple. We invite participants to think and question, but within the context of simple texts and minimalist aesthetics,” explains the jovial Menena. Her uplifting spirit infectious.  Menena currently resides in Miami, but travels extensively to her native Venezuela where there is a major humanitarian crisis. Menena and her books are revered there, and she is constant with her efforts to support this community that has given her so much.

All are welcome to come and experience Seeking the Essence. Guided tours for groups of 5 or more can be arranged by calling 305-573-4618. Ideobox Gallery is located at 2417 N. Miami Avenue. Gallery hours are from 9am-5pm, M-F.  A public opening reception, with artist talk, guided tour, food and refreshments, is programmed for April 26, 6-9p.m. Special thanks to Fundacion Bancredito, DML Production and Bodega Otazu for their generous contributions in making this possible.

An instagram account, showing the build out of Seeking the Essence along with special sneak peeks of the exhibit and one-on-ones with the artist, will launch on March 1, 2018 @SaludarteFoundation. For more information about Seeking the Essence visit

About Saludarte Foundation

Saludarte Foundation was created in 2003 by Tanya Capriles of Brillembourg with the purpose to connect the Arts and Health for the benefit of children and youth from socio-economic disadvantaged groups. The main objective of Saludarte is to design and implement extensive educational, cultural and social development programs that facilitate inclusive artistic processes, promote positive social change, and integration for people with diverse abilities.

About Menena Cottin

Author, illustrator and designer of more than 30 children’s books published in Venezuela, México, Colombia, Brazil, Perú, Guatemala, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal. She has also published adult storytelling that includes stories, novels, and the autobiographical book “Close the Eyes We’re Going to See” (Dahbar 2013), which also produced the audio-book version (And Then Story Designers, 2016). In the digital media, Menena Cottin, together with her son Alfredo, is the creator of “And Then Story Designers”, an editorial that has produced five digital books, authored by Cottin, including Double Double, winner of Special Mention at the Fair Of the Children’s Book of Bologna 2014. Menena Cottin lives in Miami with her husband. They have two children, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.


A Masterpiece Fit For a Picasso, Literally!


Iconic Properties closes record-breaking deal

Miami, FL –The South of Fifth neighborhood is known as the luxury enclave of Miami Beach and is home to some of the most expensive real estate in Florida. One of its most prestigious and well-appointed condominiums, aptly named the Icon, has just closed a record deal.

Perched up high, on the 37th floor of the 41-story tower, a custom 3-bedroom, 2,145 square foot residence, with stunning views of Downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean has caught the eye of a very prominent Frenchman. The highly captivating custom-built residence was designed by the celebrated homegrown architect Rene Gonzalez and uses an abundance of glass, geometric forms and high-end materials.  The result is an artful, press-worthy design – featured in The Wall Street Journal and WallPaper magazine – and one that captured the heart of Olivier Widmaier-Ruiz Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso who considered this unique creation reminiscent of his ancestor’s cubism works.

“Because the property was so uniquely and meticulously designed, we knew it would be perfect for an art and design enthusiast” said Arshan Borhan, who along with his partner Brian Kulju co-own the brokerage Iconic Properties and represented both seller and buyer. “Early on we had interest from a famous European guitarist,” added Kulju.

Picasso, a well-known author, music and television producer and recipient of the Officier des Arts et des Lettres medal by the French government, purchased the property for $3,618,000.  This marks a record high for a non-combined residence in the Icon and a per square foot record high for a non-penthouse unit for the Icon ($1,686 per square foot).

Iconic Properties is managing a few other significant deals as well.  Borhan and Kulju represented a buyer on Palm Island that closed for the least expensive waterfront home since 2013, a testament to their expert negotiation skills.  Iconic Properties is currently offering the best-priced deals at the St. Regis Bal Harbor, Turnberry Ocean and Icon South Beach.

About Iconic Properties

Iconic Properties, established in 2010, is a renowned boutique brokerage specializing in the sales and marketing of premier residential properties from Palm Beach to South Beach.  Founders Brian Kulju and Arshan Borhan have handled millions of dollars of transactions and have represented Fortune 500 CEOs, developers, professional athletes, print and film stars and private equity clients.  The duo has been featured in the Robb Report, Unique Homes, Haute Living and The Real Deal.


All New 2017 Land Rover Discovery Makes South Florida Debut at Brickell City Centre, June 15


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All New 2017 Land Rover Discovery Makes South Florida Debut at Brickell City Centre, June 15

Warren Henry Auto Group, along with event partners, welcomed clients, media and South Florida’s influencers to a private reception showcasing the new Discovery

Miami, Fla – (June 19, 2017) Warren Henry Auto Group, South Florida’s premiere auto group, launched the fifth generation Land Rover Discovery SUV surrounded by champagne, cigars, models and top-of the line luxury goods. Held at the newly minted Brickell City Centre, the full-sized, three-row, seven-seat Discovery took center-stage as guests marveled at its new design, handling and technology features. In comparison to its predecessor, the fourth generation launched in 2010, it is lighter, faster and more capable.

“After nearly ten years of planning the design and features, we are more than pleased with the evolution from the LR4 to the all-new Land Rover Discovery”, said Warren Zinn, President and CEO of Warren Henry Auto Group, “and looking forward to endless advances as the brand continues to exceed customer expectations”.

Sponsored by Stitched, Westime, Pubbelly, Score Vodka, Figaro Cigars and Coach, the Discovery launch event was well attended. The crowd was a mix of over 300 VIP clients, media, social media influencers and executive staff. Highlights included a state-of-the-art LED video wall presentation with special announcements by Mark de la Cruz, Manager of Land Rover South Dade and Danny Palenzuela, Manager of Land Rover North Dade including an exciting raffle to enjoy the all-new Discovery for a weekend.

According to Warren Zinn, what’s most exciting about the all-new model is the advanced features.  The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has powered third row seats and tailgate, an in control premium app, and waterproof activity key wrist strap alleviating the need for the customer to carry their conventional key fob.

The All-New Discovery is available at both Land Rover North Dade located at 20800 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169 and Land Rover South Dade found at 16750 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33157.

About Warren Henry Auto Group

Over four decades and three generations, Warren Henry Auto Group has built an esteemed reputation through its commitment to service excellence, superior quality, Advantage products and unwavering community support.  Warren Henry Auto Group including a diverse portfolio of vehicle brands including Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lamborghini, Audi, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM. Warren Henry Auto Group’s corporate office is located at 20860 NW 2nd Avenue (Hwy. 441) in Miami, and will be relocating to North Miami’s SoLe Mia development in late-2018. For more information, call 888-856-3113 or visit

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