The busy social season has officially begun and Episode 53 of “Alive on South Beach” covers Art Basel/Miami, the 30th Jubilee White Party for Care Resource, and the Miami Book Fair International.
Opening with a shout out from newspaper columnist Pete Hamill, Dena and Stewart go to White Party/Miami events where Stewart talks with Jonathan Welsh, Marketing Director for Care Resource and Michael Gongora, Esq., first Gay Miami Beach Commissioner.
The Miami Book Fair International, a treasure trove of authors, is next. In this episode, Stewart interviews multi-Grammy winning songwriter Paul Williams and award winning Hollywood screenwriter Tracey Jackson about their book “Gratitude and Trust – Six Affirmations that will Change Your Life“, an incredible book that has nothing to do with music or TV and everything to do with inspiration. They also talk with Jonathan Rose, Esq., known as “Mr. Miami”; and Michael Love, Executive Chef for Epicure Gourmet Market who put together “The Salvage Chef Cookbook” that is loaded with delicious recipes using leftover food.
Then, of course, Stewart and Dena go to Art Basel/Miami and its satellite events where they talk with Jane Wooldridge, Art Basel Editor and writer for the Miami Herald, as well as artists and others who attended the various art Fairs and parties.
We close with a shout out from Mitchell Kaplan, founder and producer of the Miami Book Fair International. *In future Episodes of “Alive on South Beach” we will share interviews with a wide range of fabulous authors who were at the Book Fair, including Washington Post writer/Pulitzer prize winning author Myra MacPherson who talks about her new book “The Scarlet Sisters – Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age; Dr. Joachim De Posada who explains his “Marshmallow” books including the psychology behind “Don’t Eat the Marshmallow Yet”; Annabelle Gurwitch who animatedly talks about her hilarious book “I See You Made an Effort – Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50”; Television screenwriter Ariel Schrag who describes the complex characters in her first novel “Adam”; Cartoonist and Author Denis Kitchen who elaborates on the dark truth about Lil Abner creator Al Capp in his biography “Al Capp – a Life to the Contrary”; and many more, including new author Dena Stewart and her book “Inner Peace…It Isn’t Out There!” a novelesque memoire.