Michael Capponi’s South Beach Nights

Article taken from a New York Times post: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/style/a-night-out-with-one-of-miamis-night-life-boosters.html?_r=0

When he left home during his senior year, he rented an apartment on South Beach. It wasn’t such a strange idea. The club scene runs in his blood. Both his father and grandfather had been famous nightclub owners in Europe.

Recently, an article about the fascinating Michael Capponi appeared in the New York Times. Chronicling the life and times of this mover and shaker, it spoke to the way the city has changed over the past few years. In one person, Caponni encapsulates many of these changes. He’s no longer after the glittery appeal of the nightlife. Now he actually wants to help people.

And although a lot of nightlife impresarios claim to want to help others, Capponi has the airline ticket receipts to prove it. Since Haiti’s earthquake back in 2010, he’s traveled back to the impoverished country a total of 70 times and counting. This was a fascinating profile of a person who has lived the high life—and still operates in a glamour profession—yet uses his good fortune to help others. Indeed, Mr. Capponi’s special powers seem to have only increased since he started helping others.