Miami Socialholic™: so.cial.ho.lic(sō’shəl hô’lĭk) -noun.
1. The inside source for all of your social needs including access to the most exclusive parties, restaurant, nightclub and fashion openings and events, plus celebrity sightings- all on one site! Registered users receive up-to-the minute updates on who to know, where to go, who’s been where and what’s up next.
2. A-lister with an insatiable craving for all things fun, fabulous and fashionable.
Miamisocialholic.com™ is your up to the minute premier guide about who to know and where to go on South Beach and throughout Miami, with insider access to the most exclusive parties and A-list events, including detailed accounts of invitation-only happenings from galas to openings to lunches to fashion events and celebrity sightings. Have an insatiable craving for all things fun, fabulous and fashionable? Feed your addiction!
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Meet our Editor in Chief, Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore:
Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore writes the 411 column for the Miami SunPost, with a focus on nightlife, fashion, society, and celebrities. She also curates the monthly Social-lite guide for Miami.com, highlighting the premier society events in town. Almeida Shore’s work appears regularly in 944 Magazine and on 944.com. In addition to her contributions to Socialdiva.com, Time publications and City Beautiful, Almeida-Shore was also instrumental in the launch of two society web-sites. It was after her involvement with these sites that she joined forces with seasoned, renowned web developer, Joe Almeida, to create Miamisocialholic.com.™
Almeida-Shore earned her Doctorate degree from Florida International University in 2004 in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition to her journalistic endeavors, she has served as an educator in Miami-Dade County: five years as a teacher and fifteen as an administrator. A seasoned grant writer, Dr. Almeida-Shore garnered over
$1, 000,000 in funding for educational programs, including the establishment of a Teacher Leadership Mentorship Program, computer lab and a Mandarin Chinese Program for the school district. During her tenure with the Miami-Dade County Public School System, she served in the capacity of lab instructor at Florida International University, wrote curriculum and presented innovative educational projects at national and international educational and research conferences, even presenting at the World Congress on Reading in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000.
Her interests include her two sons, Max, 9, and Rocco, 5; fashion, fabulous fêtes, world travel, skiing, photography, painting, and reading. For over 17 years, she and her husband, Michael, have been permanent fixtures on the South Beach scene and at just about every “happening” event in town. Born in Miami to Cuban parents, (the eldest of five children) Almeida-Shore cherishes the inimitable insanity of family; and believes in the endurance of love and friendship and in the healing power of a great laugh.
Meet our Fashion and Food Editor, Maryanne Salvat:
Maryanne Salvat has always had an eye for fashion, despite being a skinny girl inside a curvy body. She considers herself a professional shopper (and closet stylist) picking out the latest and greatest trends before they hit the runways or stores. This is attributed to the fact that she hails from a long line of fashion gurus, her ever stylish mother (aka “The Chanel Lady”) and grandmother, a dead-ringer for Paloma Picasso with Coco’s sense of style, with whom Salvat shares a passion for Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenburg, Armani, and the American greats: Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Nicole Miller.
Salvat’s love for fashion is rivaled only by her love for all things delicious. This love began at the age of five when she got her first Easy Bake Oven. Being the daughter of a professional chef, yes, the Chanel Lady makes a mean Arroz con Pollo, Salvat’s palate and cooking skills developed almost through osmosis and were honed during the five years she lived in Washington, D.C. where she took private lessons and learned from the best: Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Michelle Bernstein, Emeril Lagasse, and Martha Stewart on the Food Network.
Salvat lives in Miami with her husband and four children and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Aside from food and fashion, her interests include travel, wildlife and nature. She confesses that she is a Project Runway and Top Chef junkie. In her “pre-Miamisocialholic.com life,” she was an educator.