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Connection Update: Late Night Bites at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

IF you are in downtown Fort Lauderdale, stop over at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six for dinner or a late night bite at THE LOUNGE.

The new menu is fantastic.  Our favorites are the pan seared Gnocchi, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Shrimp & Grits and the Steak & Frites.

Located in the resort’s lobby, The Lounge offers a casual yet upscale/modern living room ambiance complete with comfortable custom-designed, retro-curved chairs, sofas and chaise lounges. The bar features a façade of mother-of-pearl shell tile, and  sits just high enough off the lobby to offer views of the lushly landscaped pool and courtyard. The retro 60’s style Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six is my favorite hotel.

So the next time you are downtown near the 17th Street Causeway area, check them out.

For all things Food & Wine in South Florida…check out Christine’s blog!

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Posted in Connections by on September 25th, 2010 at 6:34 pm.

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Glam-A-THON™ Kick-Off Sole Sisters Soirée was a Smashing Success!

The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six & the Fort Lauderdale Sole Sisters with event chairs Renée Korbel Quinn & Lisa Scott-Founds welcomed the Pink Heals Tour for one of several amazing parties during the Glam-A-THON™ kick-off on September 21, 2010.

Over 100 guests mingled under the portico while enjoying pink lemonade spritzers and learning about our cause while breast cancer survivors signed the pink fire truck. Next, guests rode the glass elevator to the rotating Pier Top and were greeted by pretty-in-pink Carolin Mueller & Kelly Gazo. A $10 suggested donation included splits of Korbel Brut Rose (with a pink straw of course!), a selection of Martinis, Margaritas & Wine from our Sole Sister’s Beverage Station with delicious passed appetizers and mini pink cupcakes!  Our Sole men enjoyed their own “den” that included craft beers, Crown Royal, Dewar’s White Label and Glenfiddich 18 year Scotch Whisky.

Rotating Pier Top, Sole Sisters and guests grooved to the beat of DJ Angelo, perused the amazing Auction…and the highlight of the evening was the Fab Shoe Party with Hot Pink Style (over 25 pairs of shoes sold!!!). Our Sole Men voted on The Most Luscious Lips in Lauderdale Contest, and the winner will be announced soon!  We raised over $3000 for our Team while celebrating all things Glam-A-THON™! Funds raised benefit the Sole Sisters TEAM efforts.

Special thanks from your Divalicious Chairs:
Lisa Scott-Founds &
Renée Korbel Quinn

This amazing Soiree would not have happened without our Sole Supporters donating over $7500 in-kind donations:

Photographers:  Jason Leidy, Renée Korbel Quinn, Ginny Fujino and Glenn Heino

Sole Sisters Soiree

The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six & the Fort Lauderdale Sole Sisters with event chairs Renée Korbel Quinn & Lisa Scott-Founds welcomed the Pink Heals Tour for one of several amazing parties during the Glam-A-THON™ kick-off on September 21, 2010.

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Posted in Breast Cancer and Creations and Glam-A-THON™ by QtinuuMi7 on September 25th, 2010 at 11:08 am.

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360° OF WINING & DINING…the experience

A Riverwalk Trust Wine Dinner presented by Pier Top at the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six & Girard Winery

Hosted by Rik Steere, Girard Winery | Courses by Chef Miguel Santiago

Wednesday, September 22 | 6:30 pm Reception | 7:30 pm Dinner

Pier Top at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort
2301 Southeast 17th Street Causeway | Fort Lauderdale

Guests enjoyed 360 degrees of Fort Lauderdale’s most spectacular views and joined sommelier Rik Steere as he walked us through a selection of perfectly paired wines from Girard Winery and culinary delights from Pier Top Chef Miguel Santiago. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Riverwalk Trust in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.


Yucca & Crab stuffed Rock Shrimp
Schramsberg blanc de blancs

1st course
Shrimp & Smokey Grits
Charred corn salpicon.micro cilantro.chili oil
Girard Russian River Chardonnay

2nd course
Golden & Red Baby Beet Salad
Montrachet chevre.micro herbs.kalamata vinaigrette
Girard Napa Sauvignon Blanc

3rd course
Organic Peaches & Rhubarb Sorbet

4th course
Seared Red Snapper
Artichoke barigoule.calamari.roasted garlic.cous cous
Windsor Sonoma Pinot Noir

5th course
Smoked Pepper Tenderloin.trio of roasted potato.crispy onions
Malbec demi
Girard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

6th course
Pistachio Brulee.chocolate.honey & rum beignet
Royal Tokaji Red Label – 5 Puttonyos

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Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale and Networking and Riverwalk Trust and Wine Dinners by on September 24th, 2010 at 12:26 pm.

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Connection Update: South Florida Photo & Inspiri24 Design Studio

Two of QPQ’s preferred connections! We highly recommend…

Jason Leidy, Commercial Photographer specializing in Corporate Headshots • Interiors • Fashion • Jewelry • Comp Cards at www.SouthFloridaPhoto.com

Scott Barfield, Commercial Photographer specializing in Fashion • Commercial • Jewelry • Architecture & Interiors • Weddings at www.scottbarfield.com

Abbey Fortney, a full service design studio specializing in creating custom print and web based marketing for small to medium sized businesses at www.inspiri24.com

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Posted in Connections and Networking by on September 12th, 2010 at 1:49 pm.

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Connection Update: Blacktie-Southflorida.com

Ginny Fujino AKA Blacktie Southflorida.com is a tremendous asset to our South Florida community.  I have known Ginny for several years and she has supported many of my charitable initiatives & several of my board commitments (Riverwalk Trust, Winterfest, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County & Glam-A-THON). I highly recommend her myriad of services to large and small organizations...Blacktie Southflorida.com provides a new dimension to fundraising initiatives and support for non profit organizations. The Blacktie Southflorida.com calendar is THE calendar to refer to when planning events, and I use the nonprofit directory to research organization mission statements and track records. QuinnProQuo is proud to support her Boot Camp series and look forward to being a social media partner.

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Posted in Connections and Events and Social Media by on September 12th, 2010 at 12:08 pm.

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Sole Sisters @Glam-A-THON™

A Sole Sisters Soirée welcoming the Pink Heals Firetruck Tour!

Join the Sole Sisters, 2x reigning champions of the Fort Lauderdale Glam-A-THON, as we raise gobs of cash for cancer research! On Saturday, October 16, 2010, we will strut our stuff along the Himmarshee District in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Join our Team now!

There will be several PINK firetrucks in town for the Glam-A-THON kick-off on September 21st! Join the Sole Sisters Soirée with the Guardians of the Pink Ribbon,  Tuesday September 21st at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six with special thanks to our sponsor Korbel ! Brut Rose.

5:00pm – Pink Heals Fire Truck Photos & PR
Help us welcome the Pink Fire Trucks and Fire Fighters in… pink gear as they make a stop on their Pink Heals tour across the US in support of breast cancer fundraisers…Survivors are invited to sign the truck.

6:00pm – Rooftop Soirée
A $10 suggested donation (reserve by clicking the link) includes tapas and a Split of Korbel Brut Rose (with a pink straw of course!) and surprises! A Fab Shoe Party, The Most Luscious Lips in Lauderdale Contest, A Chinese Auction and more…We welcome the Royal Dames & Diva Club 100 Teams for a fabulous evening.  Sole Men welcome too!

Meet Mrs. FL US 2010 Dynamic Robin Hirschman

More Details to follow! It wouldn’t be a Soirée without some surprises! Special thanks to our sponsors The Hyatt Pier 66 & Korbel Brut Rose. Divalicious Chairs: Sarah Summy with Lisa Scott-Founds & Renee Korbel Quinn

About the Guardians of the Pink Ribbon: Guardians of The Ribbon, dressed in pink fire suits, will drive pink fire trucks across the country every year to spread our awareness campaign supporting all women in their fight against cancer. The Guardians bring the tour to help raise money and awareness for the non-profit entities that help women in their City and State. In addition, this non-profit supports and helps other non-profit programs raise money by bringing the pink fire trucks to various fund raisers to assist in the efforts at no charge to the organization. As Guardians of The Ribbon, our goal is to spread the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign until all are in pink shirts. Why? Because Pink Heals!

We are a  Glam-A-THON™ sanctioned event benefiting Sylvester/UMHC

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Posted in Breast Cancer and Creations and Events and Fort Lauderdale and Fundraisers and Glam-A-THON™ and Networking by on September 1st, 2010 at 11:00 am.

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