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 untitledThe Grape Escape at The Betsy

Ocean Drive hotel debuts wine happy hour for the season

The Betsy-South Beach has launched an unrivaled new happy hour, The Grape Escape. For just $19, guests can enjoy unlimited (white, red or rosé) wine and prosecco from the Grape Escape menu at the lobby bar from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., seven days a week. Specially priced light bites from LT Steak & Seafood will also be available and include an array of sushi rolls, oysters, bao buns and ceviche, to name a few.

 

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is an AAA Four Diamond-rated oceanfront hotel that features 240 guest rooms, including 24 unforgettable suites that displays the picturesque seven-mile beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Find modern yet elegant accommodations upon your arrival and experience the ideal location of the beautiful golden beaches of Fort Lauderdale that places guests at the center of southeastern Florida with West Palm to the north and Miami to the south. Seize the opportunity to spend the day in full relaxation with an array of amenities Sonesta Fort Lauderdale has to offer, including an outdoor pool and bar, lobby bar, fitness center, business center, spa treatment suite and the Bistro, a full-service beachfront restaurant. Lounge by the pool under the Florida rays with sun decks, comfortable chairs and cabanas all at your convenience while sipping on one of the hotel’s cocktails of the month or themed Daily Delight. The new line-up of tasty treats and refreshing libations are now available for guests to enjoy poolside, at the bar or in the comfort their room. April kicks off the Kachumber Cooler cocktail that perfectly blends together the best of spring vibes including a kick of green finger chili that leaves any zest lover’s taste buds watering.

 

Spa Week

Spa Week continues its dedication of delivering the best in health and wellness year round by working with spas nationwide to transform their traditional treatments into one-of-a-kind wellness experiences for our daily lives. From April 17th – 23rd, hundreds of spas will give consumers the opportunity to explore wellness in an extraordinary and affordable way during Spa Week’s Spring 2017 Event. “A profound shift in the way people consume wellness is underway: once a luxury or “add-on”, it is now being infused into every aspect of daily life,” shares Katherine Johnston, Senior Research Fellow, GWI.

From holistic salt therapy centers to detoxify the respiratory system, to standing in a -160 degree Cryotherapy Chamber to reduce cellulite and improve circulation, these signature services – normally valued at anywhere from $100 to $500 – will be available for just $50 each. Sit back and get ready to enjoy this roller coaster ride of healthy lifestyle choices and rejuvenate with our top recommendations for Spa Week’s Spring 2017 event; visit www.spaweek.com for details.

Via Emilia 9’s Picnic Basket

In honor of National Picnic Day on Sunday, April 23rd Miami’s favorite Italian Eatery, Via Emilia 9 is kicking off the informal holiday with a charming picnic bag to go, to enjoy with your sweetheart, friends or family outdoors! With beautiful parks and beaches nearby, soak up the sun, enjoy a delicious cheese plate, a bottle of wine and more for only $80. The picnic basket promotion runs through June 2017.

Call to place an order in advance of pickup: 786-216-7150. Via Emilia 9 is located at 1120 15th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
http://www.viaemilia9.com/

 

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taste-of-nation_-678x300SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill Presents CANVAS

SUGARCANE raw bar grill CANVAS Initiative Brings Renowned Chef recipes to Miami to help Raise Awareness for Childhood Hunger

Chef/Owner of Vetri Ristorante, Osteria, Amis, and Alla Spina Marc Vetri Announced as March Chef

Throughout the month of March patrons who visit SUGARCANE raw bar grill can order CANVAS guest chef Marc Vetri’s famed Wild Boar Ragu. Vetri is the Chef/Owner of Vetri Ristorante, Osteria, Amis, and Alla Spina all located in Philadelphia. Proceeds of the dish benefit Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative. CANVAS is SUGARCANE raw bar grill’s virtual guest chef series that supports Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative, activating chefs from across the country to virtually participate in a month-long program that highlights a unique and inspiring dish created by using a bowl as a blank “canvas.” CANVAS is also part of a larger dedication by the restaurant and Chef Timon to raise awareness of food insecurity nationally and specifically in the South Florida and Las Vegas markets, where he currently has restaurant concepts. Timon has also just been appointed South Florida Chair of Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, one of the nation’s premier culinary benefits to end childhood hunger in America. CANVAS will continue throughout 2017, with April’s Guest Chef “JJ” Johnson, who will be featuring Afro Asian American Gumbo, followed by Chef Pichet Ong in May, who will be serving up Prawns in Clay Pot. Additional chefs for CANVAS to be announced.

 

square_MIAMI_MASSIVE_2017_2048X2864_invMiami Music Week at Nikki Beach

Located at the prestigious address of 1 Ocean Drive, Nikki Beach Miami Beach has established itself as a quintessential South Beach landmark since its inception in 1998. This year, Nikki Beach rolls out the red carpet for the hottest lineup for Miami Music Week 2017. Nikki Beach is comprised of a large oceanfront complex that features the brand’s signature beach club, an award-winning restaurant & cabana bar, a second floor nightclub and a lifestyle boutique. Open daily, Miami locals & visitors alike along with international jet-setters & celebrities flock to Nikki Beach to enjoy a day of soaking up the South Beach sun and unparalleled entertainment & music while indulging in lunch, dinner and refreshing libations. https://www.miamimusicweek.com/venue/nikki-beach

 

 

 

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On behalf of Fashionably Conscious for Coconut Grove Cares Barnyard Community Center, take a moment this weekend to pull 1 gently used purse or accessory to donate for the 10th Annual fundraising sale. 100% of proceeds from the sale of your donation will go toward helping create a safe haven and supportive environment for 250+ children and families in the West Grove community. Your donation is tax deductible. Contact fashionablyconscious@gmail.com to schedule a pick up of your donated item. It will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

pigCochon555 Miami

Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail competition for a cause in which five all-star chefs cook five heritage breed pigs for a chance to be crowned the “Princess/Prince of Porc” – selected by both audience and judges. Chefs from DB Bistro Moderne, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Artisan Beach House, Pinch Kitchen, and Jimmy’z Kitchen will be competing in the Miami event. In addition to the pork dishes, guests will enjoy other chef-curated tastings and sip on a variety of boutique wines, craft cocktails, and artisanal brews.

To kick off the event a special dinner hosted by Jose Mendin of The Pubbelly Group will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 7:00PM, at Pubbelly Noodle Bar.  Chef’s Course BESPOKE: An Evening of Culinary Modernity, will feature guest chefs Diego Oka of La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental and Michael Beltran of Ariete. The evening will take as its theme “Culinary Modernity,” with each chef creating one course that embodies their own conception of the night’s core ideas. The final course will be a group collaboration, in which all four chefs will cook one family-style course representative of what they believe to be modernity. Premium wine and cocktail pairings will accompany the five course meal following a pre-dinner cocktail reception with passed appetizers presented by House of Angostura. To close the evening, Chef Maria Orantes of Pubbelly Noodle Bar will prepare a pastry course featuring Perfect Puree of Napa Valley. Evan Benn of the Miami Herald, along with Piggy Bank founder Brady Lowe and Communications Director Robert McKeown will be in attendance as guides of sorts – our own culinary Virgils – illuminating for all in attendance the ideas which define our culinary time and inspire Cochon555 events. Tickets for the dinner are $125 and can be purchased online. Seats are $125 each, to purchase tickets visit link here or visit www.pubbelly.com.

This year, Antica Napa Valley is the official wine of the Tartare Bar and Chef Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill will be creating a special beef tartare dish to pair with the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (we’ll also be serving our Antica Estate Chardonnay). The event will be held at the Ritz Carlton South Beach on Sunday, March 26th from 4pm-7:30pm. The tickets are first come first serve.  Visit: http://cochon555.com/2017-tour/miami/.

 

IMG_6445Model Beach Volleyball

The 8th annual Model Beach Volleyball is happening on March 11 and 12. A battle that consists of a bracket-style competition where teams compete against each other in a round robin format benefits the Jack Brewer Foundation which aids women and children living in impoverished and underdeveloped communities by giving food, education and more. Bvddy, a local Miami based company will be sponsoring the Model Beach Volleyball tournament and giving people the opportunity to ‘buddy up’ with some of Miami’s hottest models. They will have tug of war, rock climbing and even a cooling station. For more information click on the link above.

 

 

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This year, matchboxfoodgroup is making every meal count by joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to raise funds for No Kid Hungry®. From March 8, 2017, to March 8, 2018, matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit and Ted’s BULLETIN will donate 10 cents from every matchbox pizza and 10 cents of every Ted’s BULLETIN Ted’s Tart sold (up to $75,000) at all locations to help the fight against childhood hunger. Funds raised by matchboxfoodgroup will support No Kid Hungry’s work to connect vulnerable children to effective nutrition programs like School Breakfast and Summer Meals, creating public-private partnerships that work together to identify and break down barriers, allowing children access to meals, and teaching low-income families how to stretch their food budgets and cook healthy, affordable meals. For more information on matchboxfoodgroup visit www.matchboxfoodgroup.com, follow the team on Twitter or Instagram (@matchbox369).

 

Miami-Forida-event-page-2017-16th Annual Wine, Women, and Shoes

On Friday, March 17, nearly 700 of South Florida’s most fashionable women will come together at the 6th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S), one of the largest women’s fundraising events nationwide, to support the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The event, presented by Faena Rose and Christina Getty, has raised nearly $2.5 million since 2012, and it’s one of the highest revenue making Wine, Women & Shoes events from over 175 in the country. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at SOHO Studios. For more information contact Marilen.marnett@mchf.org.

 

The Little Lighthouse Foundation Hearts & Stars Gala

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s (LLF) Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend will take place March 16 to 18, 2017 culminating with the Hearts & Stars Gala: Mystic Dreams, which will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at a private waterfront mansion on Star Island in Miami Beach, Florida. LLF assists children and families in South Florida who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships. The Hearts & Stars Gala is a black tie optional, fantasy themed party. Guests will enjoy a top shelf open bar featuring Ketel One Vodka, Italian sparkling wines from Tita Italia Wines & Delicatessen, and food tastings from some of South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers. In addition, guests will enjoy FIJI water and La Croix sparkling water. Music will be provided by Marcos Noel, Patrick Pizzorni, and Willy Monfret. Information about the Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend can be found at www.heartsandstarsgala.com or by contacting Jonathan Babicka at Jonathan@TheLittleLighthouse.org or 305-401-3949.

 

FemCity Miami Cocktail 

FemCity Miami, a networking community dedicated to helping and arming women with the tools they need to grow their business and live a happy life, invites you to enjoy an evening of cocktails, sweet treats and a carefully curated pop-up marketplace on Thursday, March 30 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the historic Coco Plum Woman’s Club located at 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33143. In its inaugural event and created for women who enjoy great style, shopping and fine cocktails, this is a great opportunity for women to join together for an evening of shopping and fun with the common purpose of supporting and giving back to the community. Ten percent (10%) of the funds raised from the ticket sales will be donated to the non-profit organization Lotus House, to help support the lives of homeless women and children. For additional information to purchase the early bird ticket price of $15, vendor and sponsorship information, visit http://www.femcity.com/events/femcity-girls-night-miami/

origGilt Sample Sale by Gilt City

The Gilt Sample Sale: Miami begins today at 7:00 p.m. – Held in partnership with Style Saves, is a celebrated shopping party featuring a treasure trove of designer finds—at up to 80% off retail—plus free cocktails, snacks, styling services and more. This year’s location is 59 N.W. 14th Street. For more information visit: https://www.gilt.com/city/miami/offer/gcwarehousemiami17.

 

juniors_milkshakeJunior’s Restaurant in Boca Raton Serves New Yorker Shake

THIS WEEKEND ONLY Junior’s Restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida will offer a special milkshake in collaboration with the ultra-popular Black Tap New York. The New Yorker Shake will be served Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 5th at Junior’s Restaurant in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park for $19. This specially-created Crazy Shake features a vanilla frosted and graham cracker rim and is topped with a slice of Junior’s Strawberry Cheesecake: an homage to New York City as well as a once-in-a-lifetime dessert! JUST GO!

Announcing Rosé Saturdays at Nikki Beach

Drink Pink at Nikki Beach Every Saturday with rosé by the glass for $5 and Bottles of rosé for $25. Spend the afternoon sipping rosé, dining on light bites from Nikki Beach’s lunch menu and feasting on sunset specials from 4 – 6pm, while dancing and soaking up the endless sunshine. The vibe is Côte d’Azur chic as the DJ spins happy house music. A Miami Beach landmark since1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with its South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers and iconic white daybeds and teepees. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL.

Lunch is served from noon til 6pm.

From 4pm – 6pm, Sunset Special light bites include:

$2 oysters

$7 ceviches

$20 lobster rolls

$15 Prosciutto di Parma Pizza

 

The Habit CharClubis

The Habit Restaurants, Inc. is giving all existing and new members a free Charburger with cheese during the month of March.   The Habit Burger Grill has four Palm Beach County locations:  1831 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; Buckingham Plaza at 280 South State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach; 3333 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; and 5560 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton.  The Miami location is at Fountain Square, 9971 West Flagler Street, Miami. The Habit CharClub is a free program that offers members perks including exclusive updates from The Habit executive chef, a special treat on your birthday, invitations to grand openings and special events, first-hand information about new menu items and limited time offerings, and more. For a limited time, March 1-31, 2017, The Habit will be rewarding existing CharClub members with an offer for a free Charburger with cheese.  Everyone is invited to participate, and if you are not a member, ‘make it a habit’ and sign up for the CharClub by visiting http://www.habitburger.com/charclub. Once you have signed up for the CharClub, your free Charburger offer will be sent directly to your email, no strings attached. Connect with The Habit on social media at facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrilltwitter.com/habitburger  and youtube.com/habittube.

 

9th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon

On March 7, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will welcome South Florida’s boldest fashion-forward supporters to its 9th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon, known informally as “The Hat Luncheon.”  Each year this must-go event attracts 300 guests from Miami, Palm Beach and New York for a beautiful, stylish day including a champagne lunch and informal modeling in Vizcaya’s European-style grounds.Tickets can be purchased online starting at $350 per person. Tables of 10 guests are available for $3,500 and premier James Deering tables of 10 for $5,000. For more information about the Preservation Luncheon, visit www.vizcayapreservation.org or email events@vizcaya.org.

 

Miami Symphony Pop-Up Series

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and the Miami Design District’s Miami Symphony Pop-Up Series is returning to the famed Palm Court on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The live music event has become increasingly popular with each performance—the last saw over 2,000 guests in attendance—and the upcoming is slated to be bigger. The pop-up classical music performance is bringing in special musical artists including Emily Estefan, who is fresh off of debuting on four Billboard charts to make this complimentary event even more special for attendees.

The Miami Symphony Pop-Up Series is the culmination of a vision that the Design District and MISO are collaborating on to bring together families and members of the community with a shared passion for culture, art and music, and to enjoy them all in one inspiring space—the Design District’s Palm Court.

The neighborhood is also offering free parking and admission to encourage guests to attend and experience sounds from world-class musicians surrounded by art and architecture under the stars.

Cork & Fork at Carnaval on the Mile

Join Chefs Michelle Bernstein, Adrianne Calvo, Cindy Hutson and Eileen Andrade as they host the 2nd Annual Cork & Fork food and wine tasting, held during Carnaval on the Mile. The two-day event will feature intimate culinary demonstrations, tastings from participating chefs and local restaurants, book signings and live entertainment, all benefiting the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana’s youth programs. More information on the event, including participating restaurants can be found at http://carnavalmiami.com/cork-fork/.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (1 – 4pm, 7 – 10pm) & Sunday, March 5, 2017 (11am – 2pm, 4 – 7pm)

Pavilion Tent
Alhambra Circle and Salzedo
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Tickets are $50 per session and can be purchased via the event’s Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cork-fork-carnaval-on-the-mile-tickets-29537702062?aff=es2

 

 

 

Don’t Miss: Red Bike Studios, Faena and Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 22 - 2017

Grand-Opening-AVE.jpgRed Bike Studios

South Florida’s coveted indoor cycling studio, RedBike, is scheduled to open its second location on February 23rd. Following its amazing success in Brickell, RedBike Studios is ready to open its doors in the heart of Aventura at 18725 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 350. RedBike, a concept born, bred and inspired by Miami, has reinvented the riding experience – drawing from the culture, sounds, flavors and magic that is special about its native city and incorporating these elements into its rides. RedBike introduces a high level of quality, intimacy, convenience and service different than that of traditional large health clubs and gyms.

 

Chef Mallmann and Terrazas de los Andes host dinner at Faena

Join one of South America’s most celebrated chefs, Francis Mallmann, for an intimate evening reception and dining experience under the stars on Thursday, February 23 for a reception and seated dinner.  This exclusive event begins with a special welcome reception at Faena Hotel Miami Beach’s idyllic Tree of Life, where guests will enjoy curated wine selections and small bites with renowned Chef Mallmann of Los Fuegos.  A family-style dinner will follow at Los Fuegos joined by Terrazas de Los Andes Brand Ambassador, Dino Altomare.  The event is prices at $195 per person., exclusive of tax and gratuity.  For tickets, visit: www.losfuegosfaenamiami.tocktix.com

Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Miamians are invited to indulge in the excitement of Carnaval with a breeze-filled patio brunch and breathtaking views of the Magic City. image001Guests will enjoy music, games and bites inspired by the international celebration, along with cocktails featuring Veuve Clicquot’s newest champagne innovations: Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé. Inspired by mixology and designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs, these Clicquot Rich drinks add a unique flair to the Carnaval festivities. Call 786-805-4646 or visit http://www.east-miami.com/en/special-offers/celebrate-carnaval-at-quinto-la-huella to reserve your spot at this special Veuve Clicquot celebration! Experience signature Clicquot Rich cocktails, samba dancers, live music and more at the third-annual Veuve Clicquot Carnaval hosted by international supermodel Adriana Lima on Saturday, March 4. Tickets to the main event are available now at VCCarnaval.com for $35 per person.

 

 

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