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South Florida Valentine Specials:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 3 - 2017

candyThe St. Regis Valentine Specials

Dinner at Atlantikós – Savor the sensory pleasures of Santorini with an exquisite four-course romantic dinner at Atlantikós.  Executive Chef Anastasios ‘Tasos’ Chasekioglou curated menu includes Butter Poached Lobster, Braised Short Ribs, Grilled Mediterranean Seabass, and decadent desserts by Antonio Bachour and our talented pastry team.

Heart to Heart Package at Remède Spa – The St. Regis Bal Harbour is a peerless haven of oceanfront elegance, quiet unwavering taste, anticipatory service and seductive amenities. On Valentine’s Day, couples are invited to enjoy a 90-minute couples body exfoliation and massage. The experience ends with a sparkling glass of champagne and strawberries, while couples relax side-by-side at the Spa coed relaxation room.

[$620 + 20% service charge per couple. Package available throughout the month of February]

Love Birds High Tea at La Gourmandise – Love Birds can indulge on Valentine’s Day with a signature tea for two experience at La Gourmandise. Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a romantic Tea-for-Two by our talented pastry team and Antonio Bachour’s marvelous sugary confections. Start the high tea experience with a glass of Champagne or a tea-infused mocktail, followed by a delightful assortment of sweet and savory delicacies paired with a tea selection from our extensive tea list.

Oceanfront Day Villa Private Dining Experience – Go beyond expectation and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a five-course private butler-served dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The experience begins with a bottle of vintage Champagne, followed by an exquisite five-course dinner led by Executive Chef Franck Steigerwald.  The romance continues with a custom heart-shaped dessert cake just for two.  The luxurious Oceanfront Day Villa is yours to enjoy throughout the evening, and includes a private indoor lounge and outdoor dining terrace.

 

SuViche Valentine’s Day

SuViche is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Single & Saucy party stating at 7 p.m. on February 14th at the restaurant’s Las Olas and Wynwood locations. The Single & Saucy festivities will include food and drink specials such as Free Sake and Champagne splits (with the purchase of an entrée), extended Happy Hour and Buy One, Get One Half Off Sushi Rolls. There will also be a DJ at both locations to keep the party going.

Romance at the Fontainbleau Miami Beach

This year, in addition to indulging on Valentine’s Day, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is honoring love throughout the entire month of February for National Romance Month. Aside from Valentine’s Day offerings at the hotel’s award-winning signature restaurants, the iconic hotel will also offer a variety of romantic activities visitors can enjoy all month long. From an intimate dinner for two in your own private cabana to chocolate and champagne tastings, Fontainebleau is sure to keep you feeling loved. On February 14, diners can enjoy prix-fixe menus at Scarpetta by Scott Conant and StripSteak by Michael Mina. Guests can always end on a sweet note with a stop at Chez Bon Bon for a romance themed treat.

Month Long & Valentine’s Day

Every Saturday in the month starting at 7 p.m. and on Valentine’s day, Tuesday, February 14, StripSteak by Michael Mina will offer a romantic candle-lit, flower adorned private cabana dinner for two under the stars for $500 per couple, excluding tax and gratuity, with an optional sommelier chosen wine pairing. The menu includes an amuse bouche of Kabocha Pumpkin Soup with chestnuts, pepitas and onion foam; followed by a Shellfish Platter with oysters, shrimp and King crab; Baby Beet Salad, Chateaubriand and Milk Chocolate Mousse Bar for dessert.

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Silhouette young woman practicing yoga on the beach. Black-and-white contrast photo.

Full Moon Celebration at Nobu Eden Roc Hotel
To celebrate the stimulating Full Moon, the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel will be featuring a rejuvenating selection of wellness events each month. This month’s wellness event is Acro Yoga, inspiring Miami residents and their sweethearts to visit the hotel and channel their inner yogi while date night options are available for guests to continue the relaxation at the Spa Eden Roc – where they can indulge the mind, body and spirit on a sensory journey. Bubbly in the relaxation room and a sensual couples massage curate the ultimate bonding experience.

Option 1: Acroyoga on the Spa Eden Roc Terrace
Featuring Vendors— Malibu Farm, Truly Organic, Boho Hunter, Suja Juice, Harmless Coconut Water
When: Saturday, February 11th 6:00 – 7:00p
Cost: $10 – parking not included

Option 2: Couples AcroYoga and Massage
When: Saturday, February 11th 6:00 – 7:00p
Date Night 7:15 – 10:15p
Including: Access to AcroYoga followed by champagne in the relaxation room and a couples massage (15 min massage tutorial, 60 minute couples massage)
Cost: $450 – includes tax, gratuity, and valet

Option 3: Full-moon Yoga Weekend Getaway
When: Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12
Includes: Both the AcroYoga & Date Night options
Cost: Rates starting at $459

For more information on the property and our full moon wellness series, visit our website at www.nobuedenroc.com.


JOELLE Boutique Opens at the SLS Hotel

On Sunday, February 5th, JOELLE will team up with Hyde Beach Lounge at the SLS Hotel for a trunk show of her latest 2017 collection. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the trunk show will offer many special pieces perfect for the special woman in your life. JOELLE, a nationally acclaimed online boutique offering artisanal treasures from around the world, will be selling an assortment of kaftans, jewelry, totes, clothing and more. The trunk show will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  at 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Also, check out www.JoelleStore.com

 

Housing Works 2nd Annual Design on a Dime Miami

Housing Works 2nd Annual Design on a Dime Miami will feature 30+ top designers tasked with curating unique room vignettes with donated art, furniture, and home décor. These great donated pieces will then be sold at 50-80% off to support Housing Works’ efforts to end AIDS in the US by 2025. Design on a Dime Miami will kick off at the Moore Building on Saturday, February 4th with our ticketed Opening Night Reception and Sale, followed by an intimate Chairman’s Dinner honoring Criselda Breene and Iran Issa-Khan. The sale will be free and open to the public on Sunday, February 5th. More information, and tickets, at doadmia2017.splashthat.com.

 

Scarpetta Introduces Winter Black Truffle Tasting Menuscarpetta

Scarpetta, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Italian eatery at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is celebrating Black Truffle season with a prix-fixe Winter Black Truffle chef’s tasting menu. For $185 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), indulge your senses with a four-course dinner, where each dish is expertly paired with the “black diamond” of the kitchen, while supplies last. An optional wine pairing is available with sommelier’s selection. Scarpetta is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, within the Sorrento Tower at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and dinner is served nightly beginning at 6 p.m. For more information please visit fontainebleau.com/diningevents. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877.326.7412.

 

volleyballSwatch Beach Volleyball Major Series

The amazing international lifestyle and sporting spectacle, Swatch Beach Major Series, is coming back to Fort Lauderdale for a second year! In partnership with Red Bull Extreme Sports, the Fort Lauderdale Major is teaming up with AutoNation for a super luxe VIP fundraising event called “Cocktails with the Champions” at which we’d love to host you. This exclusive charity event will raise money for NSU’s Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research.

On Thursday, February 9, you’ll have an opportunity to spend an unforgettable evening with beach volleyball’s Olympic & World Champions directly on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach. You can expect the most amazing food from renowned catering company DO & CO  and an intimate performance by reggae singer-songwriter Mishka, all while raising money for a wonderful cause! Cost: $150 per person Contact: call 954-900-6700, email vip.ftl@beachmajors.com, or visit https://us.swatchmajorseries.com/en/1123/cocktails-with-the-champions

LAFAYETTE Lafayette 148 New York Opens at Brickell City Center

Global luxury fashion brand Lafayette 148 New York is excited to announce the opening of its Brickell City Centre location, another milestone celebrating the brand’s 20th anniversary. Lafayette 148 New York brings together the finest European fabrics and expert craftsmanship to create chic collections for the sophisticated, confident woman. Designed with unique versatility, Lafayette 148 New York will unveil its spring resort collection in South Florida, offering complimentary personal stylists, expert fittings, and alterations as part of the exceptional shopping experience. Thursday, January 26, 2017 Lafayette 148 New York will host an evening of shopping for a cause at the Brickell City Centre boutique.  Shoppers will enjoy 20% off their entire purchase and Lafayette 148 New York will donate an additional 20% to the No More Tears project!

 

No More Tears is a non-profit organization that aids victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, mostly women and children that have fallen prey to unspeakable abuse and that find a second chance thanks to No More Tears.

Enjoy cocktails and canapés while supporting this incredible cause!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cocktails and Canapés

7:00 – 9:00pm

Lafayette 148 New York

Brickell City Centre – Level Two

701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131 

Kindly RSVP: Lafayette148NY@TaraInk.com

 

 pegasusPegasus World Cup Invitational

On January 28th, The Stronach Group’s inaugural $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational will take place in South Florida at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL, USA.

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational will surpass the $10 million Dubai World Cup as the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race. Tickets for The Pegasus World Cup Invitational are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.PegasusWorldCup.com. With limited tickets available and close to 12,000 people slated to be in attendance from across the globe, the international spotlight will be shining bright on South Florida! Additionally, the world will be able to tune into this special entertainment sporting experience as it will be broadcast live on NBC from 4:30pm – 6:30pm EST.

 

 

BALLETby: Maryanne Salvat

Miami City Ballet’s Annual Gala: Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss

Miami City Ballet’s Annual Gala will have the distinction of being the first-ever gala hosted at Miami Beach’s new cultural cornerstone Faena Forum. The exclusive black-tie affair on Saturday, January 28, will showcase Miami City Ballet dancers in an exquisite and never-before-seen setting. Inspired by the world premiere commission of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss, the gala will transform the Rem Koolhaas/OMA designed Faena Forum space into a frozen winter wonderland where guests will experience an evening with cocktails, dinner, dancing and artistic prowess. Four hundred notable Miami, Palm Beach and New York philanthropists, together with community leaders and ballet aficionados, will have an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the architectural wonders of Faena Forum alongside Miami City Ballet artists and dancers who are seated with table sponsors for dinner. Dancers and guests will mingle and take to the dance floor for an unforgettable party. The gala is co-chaired by Alexa and Adam Wolman, Meghana Rajadhyaksha and Dr. Amar Rajadhyaksha, Tina and Dan Carlo, Susan Kronick and Edward Shumsky, Nancy and Jon Batchelor, Margaret and Mike Eidson, Christy and David Martin, with notable guests including Alan and Ximena Faena. Proceeds from the event will support Miami City Ballet’s work both onstage and in the community, bringing the magic of live performing arts to people from all walks of life. Tables are priced from $25,000 to $100,000 with single seats available for $2,500.  For seating and sponsorship opportunities, contact Eva Silverstein at Eva@miamicityballet.org or 305-929-7000, ext. 1400.

 

lobsterLuke’s Lobster at Brickell City Center

Luke’s Lobster, is now open in its first location in Miami at Brickell City Center.  Since its founding in 2009, Luke’s Lobster has been hailed as the “best lobster roll” in the country and New York City on numerous occasions by The Wall Street Journal, CBS, Time Out, Thrillist, and many others. The vision of Maine native and one-time lobsterman Luke Holden, Luke’s Lobster is a cozy seafood shack committed to serving simple dishes—including lobster rolls, crab rolls, shrimp rolls, clam chowder, lobster bisque, salads, slaws and more—made with superior ingredients. From ocean to plate, Luke’s handles every step of the supply chain to ensure that only exceptionally fresh seafood is served. Luke’s Lobster takes their mantra of “Taste the Source” to heart. Luke’s Lobster hand picks their lobster directly from the lobstermen at the dock and their sister company, Cape Seafood, immediately cleans and steams it to preserve its freshness and quality. Luke Holden also led the charge to establish the Tenants Harbor Fisherman’s Co-op in Maine, the first fisherman’s co-op to be vertically integrated with a restaurant group and processing company. Every single lobster, crab and shrimp roll served in Luke’s Lobster can be traced back to the exact dock that it came from. The opening of Luke’s Lobster at Brickell City Center is an exciting new chapter in Luke’s Lobster evolution.

 

butcherThe Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill announces the permanent addition of a few new menu items and is launching its roster of weekday specials today. The New Year calls for a new habit – or five. For more information, visit www.thebutchershopmiami.com or call (305) 846–9120.

New snacks and sides include:

  • Chicharrones: sweet and spicy served with a Thai chili sauce, orange zest, lime wedge
  • Loaded fries: cheddar, bacon, scallions, sour cream
  • New entrees include:
  • 12 oz Butcher’s Cut Steak
  • Mixed Grilled Platter:12 oz butcher’s cut steak, fresh bratwurst, grilled all natural chicken breast, chimichurri, aioli 
  • All Natural Roasted Chicken:mojo, mashed potatoes, roasted garlic in a lemon pan sauce
  • Roasted vegetable platter: zucchini, squash, red onion, tomato, asparagus, gorgonzola, grilled pita

 

New hot dogs and sandwiches include:

  • New York Dog: sauerkraut and mustard
  • Chicago Dog: relish, onions, spicy green beans, tomato
  • Chili Dog: homemade chili, diced onions, cheddar
  • Southwest Dog: pico de gallo, avocado, cheddar and chipotle mayo
  • Steak Sandwich: caramelized onions, mushrooms, garlic aioli, béchamel cheese sauce

by: Maryanne Salvat

louis-vuitton--News_LV_for_Unicef_DI3Louis Vuitton and UNICEF

In 2016, Louis Vuitton partnered with UNICEF to support the world’s most vulnerable children around the world. The aim of this global partnership is to raise funds for UNICEF and help support children that are exposed to conflicts, diseases, natural disasters and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.  Within a year, $2.5 million was raised to contribute to the life-saving provision of water for $4.5 million children and their families. One year after the launch of its global partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Louis Vuitton launches its first #makeapromise day on January 12th 2017  to raise funds for children in urgent need through its global network of stores. During this day, in 460 Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in more than 60 countries, 12,000 Louis Vuitton Client Advisors will act as special advocates of the “LOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF” partnership and promote the sales of the Silver Lockit: a product specially designed to raise funds for UNICEF.  On this occasion, Louis Vuitton Miami Design District Store will be hosting an event and invites our community to join the movement to #makeapromise for children in urgent need.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

 

 

poloforapurpose-retinaPolo for a Purpose

On Monday, January 16, 2017 join Polo for a Purpose charity event benefitting ­The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). ­The event, now in its’ 4th year, will be chaired by PJ Rizvi, Visse Wedell and Penny Bradley. It’ll be an action packed day held at the prestigious International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. ­The day begins at noon, with a cocktail reception in the pool area of the Club. After cocktails, our guests will be treated to a gourmet luncheon and a silent auction as well as an exciting live auction. Following lunch, the day continues with a professional four on four high goal polo match featuring some of Polo’s top players led by our Honorary Chairman and Lymphoma survivor, Brandon Phillips. For more information visit: www.poloforapurpose.org.

 

logoVoices for Children

On January 14, celebrities, politicians, philanthropists and other community leaders will gather to raise funds for The Voices For Children Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports foster care children in Miami-Dade County. The black-tie gala presented by Harry Winston Inc. will begin with an elegant cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid on goods and services donated from national and local luxury brands in a silent auction. The cocktail reception will be followed by dinner in the ballroom and a night of dancing to the sounds of DJ Kucha. Guests will hear the inspiring testimonial of a young woman whose life has been changed by the work of Voices For Children. To learn more about sponsorships, or to purchase a table or tickets to the event, please call 786-469-3856 or email CAlfonso@BeAVoice.org.

 

Truffle Week at Made in Italy Gourmet

After the December preview of “Truffle Week,” Made in Italy Gourmet will officially host Truffle Week on a monthly basis starting January 16th. During this week-long event only, fresh black truffles will be available for purchase by the ounce from their fresh market. The authentic Italian restaurant will offer a special truffle menu of the day throughout the week as well. This menu is made up of the most delicious options truffle connoisseurs are sure to enjoy. Choose to start your meal with a grilled goat and sheep truffle cheese with walnuts, truffle honey and a white truffle balsamic glaze in crostini. Indulge in a short rib ravioli with creamy mushroom sauce and shaved white truffle before enjoying one of Made in Italy’s wonderful desserts. The special menu will be available from open to close on Monday January 16th through Saturday January 21st. For more information, please visit http://www.madeinitalygourmet.com/.

 

Backyard Ball Performance & Gala for YoungArts

Backyard Ball Performance & Gala is just around the corner on January 14th and it will be followed by the always fun after party! This is a magical evening under the stars in support of the next generation of young artists. Every year at the Backyard Bash, celebrates YoungArts Winners with a party on the historic plaza at the YoungArts Campus. This year, they are happy to announce that DJ Walshy Fire will be playing tunes for this great evening under the stars! (DJ Walshy Fire is one third of American Music Award winning group Major Lazer) Tickets to the event are $100 pre-sale and $125 at the door. If you would like to purchase a ticket in advance, please click here, and you will be taken to the Eventbrite page. Please find an electronic invitation for the event attached to this email for more details.

 

Don’t Miss: Coya, FLOWER Eyewear, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 4 - 2017

coyaExperience the Best of Latin America at Coya

From the moment you step into Coya, you know you’re about to experience an extraordinary culinary event. Every square inch of the stunning restaurant is decorated with such attention to detail which mirrors and heightens the already elevated dining experience. Coya invites you to “See the world through a new perspective.” By serving the most elegant South American cuisine- Coya’s chefs take you on a “culinary journey of the senses.” From Coya’s selection of sushi and Ceviche, to its phenomenal prime grilled meats, and fresh seafood. the menu offers delightful, creative dishes to please every palate. Aside from the excellent food, Coya’s Inviting and communal setting makes it difficult to ever want to leave. Expect to linger for awhile to experience the globally-influenced shared plates and vast beverage offerings. We recommend you visit for brunch on Saturday or Sunday and make a day of it – taking advantage of the value-priced menu, with a wide assortment of menu items and bottomless champagne or cocktail offerings. Coya celebrates the beauty and diversity of Latin culture with bright, complex dishes that add a modern twist to traditional South American cuisine. The unique and gorgeous setting transports guests by embodying the full Latin experience: arts, culture and music.

 

drewFLOWER Eyewear by Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore has a personally designed an extremely stylish eyewear line, exclusively sold at Walmart. FLOWER Eyewear, launched in 2015, has been a favorite for sunglasses and eyewear, and just launched gorgeous new readers so those of us, HMMM, that currently need some extra help reading the menu can look stylish while doing it. The fashionable eyewear is now available in the Florida market. Styled by Drew herself, the newly debuted FLOWER Eyewear readers are only $19.94 and sold exclusively at your local Walmart. Pay a fraction of the price and look at life through the eyes of a celebrity in four different powers. These readers range from +1.00 to +2.50 and share the same great quality and style as Drew’s sunglasses and prescription lenses.

 

smokeySmokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill Brings Back the Prime Rib 

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill welcomes back its annual Slow Smoked Prime Rib*. A cut that needs no introduction, it is hand rubbed with robust seasoning; marinated for 12 hours; slow smoked in-house with homemade au jus and horseradish sauce and comes with two regular sides. Available Thursday – Sunday, after 4 p.m., the restaurant is offering a 10 oz. or 16 oz. option, while supplies last. And for all of the leftover meat? The restaurant is serving some savory sandwiches as well! 

The company currently operates 67 locations in 16 states and you can preview all restaurants online here: http://smokeybones.com/ With a variety of over 40 beers, wine brands and a constantly evolving cocktail menu, we’d like to give you a few options on how to feature this news. The meal is ideal for girls or guys “nights out,” special occasions or to enjoy with your family and friends over the holidays.

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