Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 22 - 2012

On Friday night, The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar in Miami Beach hosted a surprise birthday party for Michael Jordan.  Upon arrival Jordan was escorted to what he believed would be his table located in the Forge’s Wine Bar. Once in the cellar Jordan was surprised by 30 of his closest family and friends, including Ahmad Rashad and Derek Jeter to celebrate his 49th birthday. In the main dining room, Paula Abdul was in for dinner and a relaxing night. She popped in to surprise Jordan and sang “Happy Birthday” with the group during the cake presentation.  Abdul then led Forge owner, Shareef Malnik back to his table where the entire staff and some friends were waiting to sing to him and wish him a very happy birthday as well.

Retired American Hall of Fame professional basketball player Dennis Rodman and former Cincinnati Bengals football player Ki-Jana Carter were on-hand for the Welcome Channel & Sunset Harbour Yacht Club’s (SHYC) huge VIP sunset cocktail party on Wednesday, February 15. 

After enjoying dinner at Baoli Vita during the Love Boat party, (and meeting yours truly), musician Joe Jonas was spotted arriving at WALL on Friday with bodyguards 8 male friends. They hung out at a private VIP table for the majority of the night. At one point Jonas got on the microphone to introduce the DJ and afterwards posed for numerous photos with fans inside the lounge. Jonas was also seen at SET over the weekend.

Saturday night, Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard hosted a group of friends including Quentin Richardson at Philippe Chow Miami’s chef’s table while pro bowl star Dwight Freeney was hosting a Ciroc table nearby

SBWFF was in the air early on Saturday night as celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Giada DeLaurentiis dined at STK. The duo shared a low-key meal with drinks and dessert before being joined by friends. Before leaving, Flay complimented executive chef Aaron Taylor on a perfectly cooked skirt steak. 

Bill Clinton was spotted at Sunday’s Miami Heat game.

Michael Bay celebrated his birthday with a blow-out at LIV over the weekend.

New York Giants heir Alan Tisch lent a helping hand to the DJ at Smac Entertainment’s Sunday Presidents Weekend party at WALL.

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