Jelaca says after working for others for years, he’s thrilled to finally open his own salon.
“It has always been my dream to show the entire concept,” he explains. “Beyond the amazing talent and services we offer, it’s about the design and furnishings, treating people with the utmost care and attention to detail – it’s about the whole experience.”
The 1,100-square-foot space (designed by Jelaca) features sleek white floors, sculpted cove ceilings, crystal chandeliers and grey leather tufted walls. Services include haircuts, styling, color, highlights, extensions, Keratin and Leonor Greyl conditioning treatments.
The salon is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 pm. For appointments, call 305-604-9696. To learn more, visit www.dannyjelaca.com.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Garden Party on Nov. 2 (a week later than planned, due to Hurricane Sandy storms).
Attendees (many clad in glam 60’s attire) enjoyed performances by the South Beach Chamber Ensemble and celebrity “guest” Marilyn Monroe (a life-size statue by artist Seward Johnson).
“Marilyn passed away 50 years ago and I’d like to think that she was reincarnated for our celebration,” said Cindy Brown, Botanical Garden executive director.
The statue, on display through November, was also a hit with Miami Beach voters, many of whom waited in long lines to vote at the site on Nov. 6.
Created in 1962 by the City of Miami Beach, the facility underwent a $1.2 million renovation last year by landscape architect Raymond Jungles.
The Garden Party raised over $10,000 for the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy, the Botanical Garden’s fundraising arm since 1996. Event co-chairs were Sandy Shapiro and Kandi Stirman.
For details, call 305-673-7256 or visit www.mbgarden.org.