Swim Week 2017

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 26 - 2016ADD COMMENTS


By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Heavenly bodies graced the runways in South Beach for Swim Week Miami, the largest platform for the swim wear industry in the United States, during the second week of July. 2016. From the tents at FUNKSHION between 21st and 22 streets in Miami Beach to SWIM MIAMI at the W Hotel, to shows at the Setai and newcomer, Faena Miami Beach, next season’s hottest styles were presented with flair, despite the typical summer storms we’ve come to expect this time of year. Here are a few of our favorites. Read the rest here »

aqualina1With the grandeur we’ve come to expect from Acqualina over the past ten years, the exclusive welcomed its second decade with a decadent feast and splashy party on Thursday, May 19. The glamorous event began as the sun set, which made way for an enchanting evening of celebration. The center pool became aglow while the poolside cabanas served Il Mulino New York’s famed Italian fare- including endless lobster and caviar.
Guests were invited to settle in and watch the spectacular Fendi fashion show and a special musical performance by 15-year-old piano sensation Ethan Bortnick. After the beachfront entertainment concluded, guests were invited into the grand tent situated on the great lawn where they were greeted by the sounds of four modern and energetic violinists from Pop Violen Group, Bella Electric Strings. The atmospheric setting showcased the splendid lifestyle offered at The Estates at Acqualina, the brand’s latest real estate project.
Notables in attendance included: developers Eddie and Jules Trump, CEO and Partner of Acqualina Resort & Spa Deborah Yager aqualinaFleming, Trump Group’s President of Sales Michael Goldstein and Executive Chef Michael Mazza of Il Mulino New York, to discuss the esteemed 10-year history of the resort and their plans for the future of the brand.

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 »

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