Karolina Kurkova on the GQ invitation.

MUCHOS MIAMI: With the Hamptons season just around the corner, the bold-faced and the beautiful have two opportunities to work on their natural tans in South Beach — at rival hotels, natch. <br><br><b>Paul Kanavos</b> and his wife,...



MUCHOS MIAMI: With the Hamptons season just around the corner, the bold-faced and the beautiful have two opportunities to work on their natural tans in South Beach — at rival hotels, natch.

Paul Kanavos and his wife, Dayssi, and Alfredo and Diana Lowenstein are throwing a weekend-long jaunt (“two dreamy days” and “three unforgettable nights,” reads the invitation) at their Ritz Carlton South Beach property, starting Friday. Guests — including, rumor has it, a few celebrities — will break out their ritziest resortwear for Friday night’s benefit for the Miami Children’s Chorus. Saturday’s Miami Spice-themed evening will be cohosted by Rena Sindi and Sunday will feature an oceanside send-off brunch. Don’t be surprised to run into Bai Ling, Serena Boardman, Elizabeth Kieselstein-Cord, Alex Kramer, Jackie Astier, John Varvatos, Tiffany Dubin or Susan Fales-Hill at the Jet Blue terminal.

This story first appeared in the April 15, 2004 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

The following weekend, you might see GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson in Havaianas getting down with Karolina Kurkova at a party at Andre Balazs’ The Raleigh to celebrate the magazine’s May “Beach Issue” and Bruce Weber’s first portfolio for GQ since the Eighties.

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