Over the last two years, we have had various opportunities to speak with Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein, a model and philanthropist, and her husband Dr. Lenny Hochstein, a prominent plastic surgeon. See/listen to some of those CYInterviews here.
The Hochsteins’ came out to support their friends Lea and Roy Black, as they have in the past, at this year’s The Blacks’ Annual Gala – the 20th anniversary of the event. Lisa wore a stunning gown from designer Claudio Milano. The couple just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. They told us what they did for their anniversary and what is new in both of their lives.
Celebrities and assorted Miami’s who’s who came out to celebrate the 20th iteration of The Blacks’ Annual Gala. The yearly event is put on by the “Social Mayor of Miami,” entrepreneur, author and Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black and her powerhouse, attorney husband Roy Black. Attorney Black has, over the years, represented a variety of high profile individuals. Earlier this year, he began representing Justin Bieber.
At the event, Ms. Black was honored by Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine with the presentation of the key to the city of Miami Beach. Mayor Levine also proclaimed October 25th, 2014 Lea Black Day. In coming days, we will share with you our latest CYInterviews with both Lea and Roy.
It is always a delight to see Joanna Krupa out and about in Miami. The blonde beauty is always full of energy. The internationally known supermodel, philanthropist and Real Housewives of Miami Star recently attended the Catwalk for Charity event here. Proceeds from the event went to the Breakfast with Santa organization to help children who live in Miami’s Little Haiti, other parts of the city and the country of Haiti as well.
You might recall that we saw Ms. Krupa last year at the “Social Mayor of Miami,” Lea Black’s annual star studded Gala [see here] as well at Lea’s home when country music star John Rich was there for a soiree [see here].
This past weekend, we spent some time with Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria of The Real Housewives of Miami. We saw the Bravo stars at the Michael Costello fashion show at The Temple House on South Beach.
Last month we attended Alexia’s Venue Magazine Party, which featured actress/singer/TV personality Adrienne Bailon, at Adore Nightclub on South Beach [see here]. The beautiful and charming Ms. Echevarria is the Editor of Venue.
The last year has been one adventure after another for Miami entrepreneur /philanthropist/socialite Lea Black. With the expansion of her skincare line, her handbag collection now in stores and a novel slated for publication in 2014, The Real Housewives of Miami star is busier than ever.
From her office in Brickell where we first CYInterviewed her back in January [see here], to our second CYinterview at her home in Coral Gables [see here], to attending The Blacks’ Annual Gala at the Fontainebleau hotel [see here], to being invited back to her home for a private party with country music star John Rich [see here], we have seen the lovely Lea in a host of Miami contexts.
Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown by the thousands each year and serves as a signature event for the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] community to come together. What started as a small circuit happening has now become a global event, with visitors coming from around the world. The event, this past April, brought 80,000 people to Miami Beach.
On the weekend of October 19th, Miami Beach’s political powerhouses and some of South Florida’s most prominent celebrities came together for the first annual Miami Beach Gay Pride VIP Soiree. The event was held at the Gale South Beach and Regent Hotel located on Collins Avenue.
Back in April, at The Blacks’ Annual Gala, we met the fun and down to earth shoe designer Lisa Pliner [see here]. Though we only spoke with her briefly on the red carpet that evening, it was memorable.
Lisa and her husband, shoe mogul Donald J. Pliner, have left their mark on the fashion industry. She is the creative director behind Donald J. Pliner luxury shoes, which caters to both men and women. Their company has stores in six major malls in places like Miami, Las Vegas and Houston.
Over the last year we have kept you up to date on our meet ups with the beautiful and charming Lisa Hochstein of The Real Housewives of Miami. Every time we see her, we enjoy her positive and fun personality. She is a sweetheart.
Last October we visited her at her home for her in-depth CYInterview [see here]. During the interview, Lisa showed off the beautiful gown she would go on to wear at the Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.
John Rich is one of country music’s success stories. He has succeeded as a solo artist and as half of the music group Big and Rich. As a songwriter he has penned a reported 13 top ten hits for artists including Taylor Swift and Faith Hill. Beyond country music, he is known as one of the winners of Donald Trump’s NBC reality show, Celebrity Apprentice.
John tells a modern day tale of rags to riches, going from a trailer park to stardom and having 46 employees. In speaking with him, it became readily apparent that he is a man who pulls no punches, whether talking anything from country music to politics.
Last month, we brought you photos from Lea Black’s cocktail party, at her beautiful home in Coral Gables [see here]. Lea is returning to the Real Housewives of Miami. The show is scheduled to return August 12. She is, for those of you who do not already know, married to Miami super attorney Roy Black.
This past Friday evening, members of the cast of The Real Housewives of Miami and country music star John Rich met up at Roy and Lea Black’s Coral Gables home for a special get together/cocktail party. Above you can see me with Lea, who is an absolutely superb hostess by the way.
At the party, in addition to Miami’s beautiful people, there were mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres and plenty to drink. Guests were treated to classical music until John Rich arrived and performed in the living room. Before his performance, we had a chance to do a sit down CYInterview with him, covering his career, politics and much more. Our candid conversation with the country music star will be released exclusively, here on CYInterview, in the coming days.