Dreaming on the Beach with Phil and Orianne Collins

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 24 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

003-LDF-DreamingOnBeach2016By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida Shore

Co-founders of the Little Dreams Foundation, Phil and Orianne Collins, celebrated the foundation’s third annual Keep Dreaming: Brunch on the Beach at the hottest hotel of the moment, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The event began at 11 a.m. with a cocktail reception in the newly opened Faena Theater and featured a silent auction and special performances from the 2016 Little Dreamers and WYK featuring Phil and Orianne’s son, Nicholas Collins, on the drums. Afterwards, guests dined at PAO by Paul Qui, helmed by the James Beard foundation award-winning chef, for a decedent three-course meal. Read the rest here »

Take a Break without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 19 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

cheecaBy: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

While many would argue that “family vacation” is an oxymoron, there are a few places that offer exciting, entertaining and relaxing activities for the whole family, without depleting the college funds. The Florida Keys and Club Med Sandpiper are excellent “island” getaways for Florida families that don’t require a plane ticket. Washington D.C., the premier family travel destination, is a short, inexpensive flight away, with loads of affordable hotel accommodations, and the history of the world and our nation at your fingertips. The best part? Most of D.C.’s world-famous museums and attractions are absolutely free. InWeston has hand-picked a few favorite recommendations for your next family adventure.


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New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 6 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

NYFW-1Fashion lovers braved the frozen tundra that was New York City for a week of sensational shows and events from February 11-18. Despite temperatures in the negative numbers, the fashion forward jetted from show to show, scattered throughout the city. Inside Moynihan Station, Clarkson Square, Milk studios and a few choice locations such as the Highline Hotel, Chelsea Piers and designer showrooms, the crowds kept warm thanks to the hot looks on the runways. For the first time this season, various designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff and Proenza Schouler chose to show in-season, meaning that models wore styles suitable for spring, which is just around the corner, and perfect for Miami year-round. These styles are available for immediate purchase, a departure from typical Autumn/Winter Fashion Weeks wherein the clothing is unavailable for months. Presenting sponsor Lexus indulged VIPs and editors in two chic lounges, one at Moynihan Station and the other at Milk studios, home to MADE Fashion Week and shuttled them around in style in state-of-the-art luxury Lexus vehicles, ten of which had been custom-wrapped in designer Jeremy Scott’s vibrant, colorful prints. The week brought thrills and chills and lots of exciting fashion. Below are a few of Miami Socialholic’s favorites. Read the rest here »

Destination Fashion 2016 Raises Millions of Dollars

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 17 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

DSC_8590By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

A party four years in the making, Destination Fashion 2016 in Bal Harbour Shops, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the luxury shopping mall and The Miami Project’s 30th anniversary to raise funds for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis on March 5, 2016. A host of celebrities, including: Savannah Guthrie, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Christian Slater, Pitbull, Charlie Weber, Phil Collins, Justise Winslow, Alonzo Mourning, Barry Gibb, Wayne Newton and

Jack Nicklaus gathered for the highly-anticipated celebration. Read the rest here »

South Florida’s Multicultural Dining Scene

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 8 - 2016ADD COMMENTS


By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

South Florida’s culinary scene is as multicultural as its residents and visitors. Over the past several years, the ethnic food that forms part of daily life in Miami—the Cuban ventanita, Chinese takeout, the rare but occa­sional Jewish deli, neighborhood Italian joint—has risen to a new and exciting level. Every day, restaurateurs and chefs are making new strides with remarkable entries into the market. While this proliferation reflects the evolution of South Florida’s multicultural population, it is also the result of experimental diners who are seeking an elevated dining experience, beyond a traditional, authen­tic cultural meal.

“There has never been a better time to be a food lover in South Florida,” Larry Carrino, president of Brustman Carrino Public Relations, proudly avers. “For food enthusiasts, it’s a great time to be here—we have everything at our fingertips.” Carrino explains that twenty years ago, before culture and media (which are inextri­cably linked) influenced the food scene in Miami, his former busi­ness partner, Susan Brustman, would joke about having to go home to New York to get a good meal. The food culture that started in the 80s has grown leaps and bounds. Restaurants of note have become interesting, beyond just putting out good food. In the 80s, options were basic. In the recent past, chefs and their food have become precise, delivering an elevated dining experience.  Read the rest here »

Juniper on the Water

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On February - 21 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

imageJuniper on the Water, a hidden gem located off of the Intracoastal Waterway, offers diners an unforgettable view and a unique ambience. Whether looking to hear great live music, catch a glimpse of the romantic Intracoastal waterfront, or enjoying the elegant dining room inside, Juniper on the Water will surpass all expectations.

About a year ago, owners Scott, Sho and Chris put their heads together and transformed an industry passion into reality. Juniper, meaning strength and “to bloom or flourish”, symbolizes the vision, heart and culinary passion combined by the owners. Read the rest here »

Miami Socialholic
Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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