November Social-lite Guide

By Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

  • Get Your Motor Running

Hot “Housewife” Eva Longoria Parker joins forces with a slew of other celebs and J.R. and Loren Ridinger to chair the first Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup in Miami. The event benefits the Jackson Memorial Foundation, International Kids Fund (IKF) and Holtz Children’s Hospital and takes place during the weekend of November 20.

Here’s how it works.  Each participating team must raise a minimum of $25,000 online to enter a personal car in the rally.  Next, each team gets to draft a “Celebrity Navigator” from a star-studded pool, including: Eva Longoria Parker; Adam Rodriguez, Actor, CSI: Miami; Lennox Lewis, former World Heavyweight Champion and many more. Each team’s fundraising total determines its draft position.  Sounds like fun, huh?

The Rally kicks off with an exclusive cocktail party, The “Qualifiers” Celebrity Draft Party, on November 20th at the Ridingers’ North Bay Road manse where each driver will have the opportunity to draft their Celebrity Navigator.  To date, confirmed celebs include: Parker, Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break; Eric Winter, The Ugly Truth; Eva La Rue, CSI: Miami; Roselyn Sanchez, Without a Trace; Sofia Milos, CSI Miami; Jennifer Morrison, House; John Noble, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; Marina Sirtis, Star Trek The Next Generation, Lennox Lewis, former World Heavyweight Champion; and Robin Antin, founder of The Pussycat Dolls and Girlicious.

On Saturday November 21st – the date of the actual Scavenger Cup Rally – everything will start off with the “Start Your Engines” brunch at The Eden Roc Renaissance. Participants will receive a Driver’s Manual filled with maps, tips and their first clue, as well as all-access passes to the world of sports, food, media, entertainment, travel and fashion in up to seven unique pit stops throughout the Miami area. Later that night, The Winner’s Circle “Jeans & Jewels” themed dinner takes place at the Eden Roc, featuring and auction, extravagant dinner and world class entertainment.
For more information contact Lorraine Quartaro 416 703-5371 ext. 236, 416 433-7232 or or visit

  • Fashionable Fun for Project: New Born

On Wednesday, November 18th, Bal Harbour Shops will present a collective runway fashion show featuring Resort 2010 Collections from top designers for the 36th annual luncheon to benefit Project: New Born Neonatal Special Care
Center.  In this unprecedented show, eleven luxury brands, including Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dior, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent will join forces for an exclusive one-of-a-kind collective show.  This year’s luncheon will mark the debut of Lanvin and Fendi’s participation in this truly unique fashion fundraiser.   
Bal Harbour Shops Fashion Show Luncheon takes place at the Westin Diplomat (3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida), from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Tickets range in price from $125- $175 (runway seating). For reservations contact Cookie at (305) 937-0300, or email For fashion show updates, call 305.866.1816 or visit


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