Miami Beach is known for its glitz and glamour all year round. But once a year the city gets infiltrated by zombies, witches, and frightening beings; Halloween! This past weekend, the Little Lighthouse Foundation (LLF) kicked off the Halloween spirit with their Fourth Annual Nightmare on the Beach, “Fantasmi della Villa Vecchia”, a spooky evening attended by Miami’s movers and shakers. The sold out party hosted more than 1,500 costumed people at the renowned Villa Vecchia on Miami Beach.
Guests were treated to an evening of spirits (the alcoholic kind) by Patron, aerial performances by Cirque Du Mansion, exotic dancers, and music by Lee Kalt. Villa Azur, Brother Jimmy’s, MPP Brickell, Imperia Garden, Todo Dulces, and Mente Management all provided delicious bites.
Attendees were instructed not to give Patron to zombies held captive in stairwells and mysterious arms came out of walls to hand out cake pops. The celebration also featured the Noblita Costume Contest, the couple’s portion earning Jonatas Dantas and girlfriend Alessandra Gil-Martins a $400 gift certificate to Catch Miami, and a VIP table package at SL Miami. Other notable costumes included: Life of Pi, Chewbacca, Miley Cyrus, and Robin Thicke.
Though the event was about Halloween, the evening was really driven by a much larger purpose. Proceeds from Nightmare on the Beach benefit the Little Lighthouse Foundation. LLF is there to help so many people in the South Florida community who are struggling with different areas of their life. Their mission statement states:
The Little Lighthouse Foundation assists children and their families in South Florida who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships. This support is derived from recruiting and educating passionate, caring, socially conscious South Floridians, and then deploying them to beneficiary charities. In addition, the Little Lighthouse Foundation raises monies to provide direct support both directly to children and their families and to address specific needs of local charities benefiting children. Through a new paradigm of fundraising and awareness, the Little Lighthouse Foundation financially supports numerous partner organizations throughout South Florida and dispatches hundreds of volunteers who donate their time and hearts.
To learn more about the Little Lighthouse Foundation or learn more about Nightmare on the Beach please visit: http://www.thelittlelighthouse.org/