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Don’t Miss: The Bass Ball, Crash The Fire Kitchen, and SOBEWFF 2016!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 17 - 2016

bass-museum-web-headerBass Ball

Experience the art, the fun and glamour this Saturday, February 20 at The Bass Ball fundraiser with keep The Ball rolling…, an upbeat after party to benefit the Bass Museum of Art. The evening begins at 9:00 p.m. with a sensational performance by South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga. Experience for yourself why Ruga has captivated the art world with his portrayal of a vivid utopia told through fantastic costumes and sensuous choreography. Enjoy the thrill of a contemporary art auction with original works by Daniel Arsham, Tracey Emin and Paola Pivi and more. Dress code for the evening is Whimsical Black Tie. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative, Most Outlandish, Best Couple and Most Elegant. Complimentary valet parking is included. Purchase tickets at:


Crash the Fire Kitchen – Carnivores Only!

Crash the Fire Kitchen – Carnivores Only!, a not to be missed chef collaboration between Francis Mallmann of Los Fuegos, Paul Qui of Pao by Paul Qui at The Dome and Gabriel Ask, Executive Chef of Faena Hotel Miami Beach.  Offering a special menu available, to the public for one night only at Los Fuegos at Faena Hotel Miami Beach on Wednesday, February 24th.  The price is $195 per person with seating starting 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Reservations can be booked by calling Los Fuegos at 786.655.5600.



The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBEWFF®) is celebrating its 15th anniversary February 24 – 28, 2016, and continues to expand upon upgrades to its signature Miami Beach event.  The Festival’s signature white tents are home to the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations taking place Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, and are flanked by the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Art Deco cityscape spanning between 10th Street & 13th Street on Ocean Drive. Tickets for this event, and many more, are available online at or by calling 877.762.3933.


image004Third Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art

On February 16, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami will welcome more than 500 Ambassadors for African American Art to the museum for a celebration at the Third Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The evening will showcase a performance, Ground (In Progress), presented by PAMM exhibition artist Nari Ward. Ground (In Progress) is a floor-based sculpture made from 700 copper-topped bricks and adorned with painted geometric symbols drawn from the Underground Railroad directional code. Five local dancers will perform and improvise atop Ward’s sculpture and respond to its ideas of the untouchable and monumental nature of works of fine art using a range of dance styles.

In addition, guests will enjoy a musical performance by Girl Power’s Girls’ Choir of Miami, a local organization that strives to provide opportunities for girls in a year-round quality music education program, and a complimentary dinner reception with a musical performance by Ketchy Shuby on the East Portico. For more information visit:


Valentines Day at Metropolitan Miami Beach

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, the inaugural hotel property in the U.S by COMO Hotels and Resorts, takes the art of sensual seduction to a new level this Valentine’s Day.  Celebrate this special occasion with your sweetheart during a memorable day filled with the most unforgettable gifts of love that will enhance your spiritual connection, courtesy of COMO Hotels and Resorts.  South Florida’s haven of silent luxury offers couples an ultimate romantic retreat, combining lavish accommodations together with the spa’s holistic health and wellness along with the restaurant’s nutritional gourmet seafood cuisine – all wrapped within a scenic beachfront sanctuary set against iconic views of the soothing Atlantic Ocean. A Valentine’s Day weekend at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is tailored to arouse all the senses with your nearest and dearest.  Developed especially for Valentine’s Day, and taking place on Sunday, February 14th, the hotel’s COMO Shambhala Urban Escape spa will offer Partner Yoga on the outdoor COMO Shambhala Terrace. Starting at 10:00am, the hotel’s certified yoga instructor will give a couples yoga class, allowing participants to explore partner stretching, massage and heart-opening asanas that will focus on nurturing touch, trust, balance and compassion.  Following the yoga session, couples will enjoy a sparkling aperitif, together with a house made chocolate amenity box, courtesy of COMO’s master chocolatier, Stefan, as well as a Harmony Massage oil gift, created with all the aphrodisiac properties of Indian sandalwood and Ylang Ylang to envelope the senses. Partner Yoga on Sunday, February 14th is priced at $60 per couple and can be booked directly with the hotel’s COMO Shambhala Urban Escape spa by calling 305.695.3600 or emailing Spaces are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.


Boca Raton Resort & Club Celebrates 90 Years

Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in South Florida, pays homage to its 32,850 days as Boca Raton’s premiere resort with rotating festivities for guests to enjoy throughout the year. Since the 20’s, the resort has seamlessly blended its historic past with modern luxury additions and unforgettable experiences, including the Surf Boca surf school, FlowRider wave simulator, and Maserati house cars. Guests staying at the resort in 2016 will not only enjoy luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, and family-friendly activities, but may also learn about the resort’s storied history through a variety of engaging initiatives. Upon entering their rooms, guests will be greeted with postcards containing little known historical facts and images of the property. Guests will also be invited to download an app offering a self-guided historical tour of the resort. (Fun fact: Addison Mizner would purposely crack the resort’s decorative tiles to create a more historic ambiance.) To learn more about or experience Boca Raton Resort & Club, visit or call 1-888-543-1286. For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, visit or

Don’t Miss: Design on a Dime Miami and Slow Food Miami

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 3 - 2016

design on a dimeHousing Works’ inaugural Design on a Dime Miami will take place at the Moore Building in Miami from February 5-February 7. The three-day interior design benefit and sale will consist of a Chairman’s Preview Evening, Opening Night Reception and Sale, and Public Designer Sale. The event will feature over 25 notorious interior designers, who will each create unique room vignettes using donated merchandise. The furniture, art pieces, and home décor used in the vignettes will be available for purchase at 80 percent off of retail value. Proceeds will benefit Housing Works and its partners in South Florida.

Housing Works is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing and constantly expanding services to people affected by HIV/AIDs. All proceeds will support Housing Works and Housing Works’ AIDS-FREE USA 2015 campaign- an active mission to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States by the year 2025. Housing Works has been hosting Design on a Dime annually in New York City since 2004, and raised $1.3 million for its mission last year. Design on a Dime Miami will take the successful event nationally for the first time.

Tickets for Design on a Dime Miami start at $100, and can be reserved at For more information, donations, and volunteering opportunities,  visit



image001Slow Food Miami presents its sixth “Snail Social” roaming Happy Hour event on Saturday, February 6, 2016. This time around, it will be a special edition with a farm tour at Teena’s Pride from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, followed by drinks and appetizers at RedLander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery from 5 PM – 7 PM. The farm tour portion is free and open to the public.  This event is open to the public. There will be a Snail Social hosted by different Snail of Approval chefs and restaurants throughout Miami on the second Tuesday of every month. Kids are welcome. Other participating chefs and restaurants will be announced throughout the season via Slow Food Miami’s mailing list and social media tagged with #snailsocial. Follow Slow Food Miami on Twitter @slowfoodmiami and Facebook to stay current. Teena’s Pride is located at 20025 SW 270th Street, Homestead, FL 33031 RedLander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery is located at 30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030;




Peachfuzz_flyer_Jan_29thPeach Fuzz Party at the Thompson Miami Beach

Mid-beach’s stylish lifestyle hotel, Thompson Miami Beach, will host Peachfuzz and DJs DZA & Craze for an all-night hip-hop throwback party this Friday January, 29th at 11:00 pm. Raul Sanchez, Pres Rodriguez (both formerly of Bar) and DZA (Adrian Douzmanian/Rear View) will welcome guests to their famous hip-hop party that recalls a time when Trick Daddy tried to take it to the house and Biggie’s passing was still fresh on our minds. Peachfuzz is a non-stop dance party; and, Thompson’s Century Lounge is one big dance floor, where the music played leaves you no choice but to move. Guests will jam to 90s hip-hop and R&B, all songs geared to make you…yep, you guessed it…dance. No cover. 21+. Cash bar available. RSVP requested to:





mediterraneanfeast201601The 2nd Annual Mediterranean Feast

The 2nd Annual Mediterranean Feast,taking place Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 9:30 p.m.—12:30 a.m. extends a special Friends of the Feast ticket discount from February 1-12, 2016. Early birds can use coupon code FRIENDSOFTHEFEAST at for a $20 discount off the $95 ticket price. Taking place around the pool area and on the back lawn of the Surfcomber, Social Club and High Tide Chef Blair Wilson welcomes fellow headlining chefs Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, and George Pagonis (all celebrated Top Chef alumni) along with mixologist Dean Feddaqui of Lilt Lounge at the Epic Hotel, in creating an evening of authentic Mediterranean tastes.






Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Serieslogo_2016

The Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series is coming to The Florida Keys, on January 30 at ​Coral Shores High School’s Performing Arts Theater. George Poveromo, TV host and contributor to Salt Water Sportsman, is available for interviews over the phone or in-studio. AFTER SEMINAR PARTY –The now famous After Seminar Party will take place that very same day, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at World Wide Sportsman’s Islamorada Fish Company. A section of the property will be reserved exclusively for attendees of the Islamorada seminar, and they must present their Seminar Series name badge to enter. Complimentary food, beverages and live music will highlight the party, and George Poveromo will be on hand. Each Seminar Series attendee is entitled to bring one guest. To pay with Visa, MasterCard or American Express, call (800) 448-7360, or register on-line, visit:



Super Bowl 50 Watch Party at The Butcher Shop

The Butcher Shop is showing the big game on multiple big screens and projectors both inside and outside of the restaurant, and will be offering several Super Bowl specials including:

  • Pitcher of Mahou & 10 wings for $20
  • Wynwood Brewing, Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield Brewing pitchers for $19
  • Appetizer combo platter: two fried bacon wrapped pickles, two pork sliders,

four spaetzle balls and two pierogies for $15

*Weekend brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 For more information,  visit or call (305) 846–9120 and follow The Butcher Shop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



MsCollins-13Clicquot Carnaval

The second-annual Clicquot Carnaval will be held on Saturday, February 20 at Miami’s beautiful Museum Park!

Veuve Clicquot is bringing the excitement of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval to Miami with a daytime champagne fête. Guests will enjoy an extravagant afternoon packed with traditional Carnaval entertainment including Samba dancers, sand castle artists, lawn games and much more. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Non-Vintage Rosé and Veuve Clicquot’s latest offering, Clicquot Rich, will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle. In addition, guests will be able to purchase fare from some of Miami’s favorite food trucks. Tickets to Clicquot Carnaval are $100 and must be purchased in advance by beginning on January 20 at 10:00 a.m.



image006-600x3991Chinese New Year at Hakkasan

This Chinese New Year, Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a limited edition menu created by International Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon alongside an exclusive cocktail and dessert. Hakkasan restaurants around the world will continue to honor the Chinese wishing tree tradition inspired by the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong. During this auspicious time, guests will be invited to share their hopes for the coming year by writing their wishes on gold ribbons and hanging them in the restaurant. The wish collection and special menu will be available to guests from February 5th through February 14th. For more information on Chinese New Year at Hakkasan, visit or  on Facebook and Instagram or search for #HakkasanCNY2016. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 786.276.1388.


 image0035th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes

On Friday, February 5 join the  5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes presented by Sergio Rossi at the JW Marriott Marquis. This wonderful event  gathers more than 700 of South Florida’s most fashionable women to support the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. WW&S is one of the largest women’s fundraising events nationwide and was created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style, and supporting a noble cause. This year’s Emcee will be Seven-time Emmy Award Winner, Maggie Rodriguez. The luncheon begins at 3:30 p.m.; For more information contact Cristina Guerrero  786.624.2984 /


image001Rock n’ Baga

Let’s dance, put on your red shoes and dance the blues said David Bowie and there’s nowhere else to bring that spirits alive than at Bagatelle Miami Beach’s weekly themed dinner party, Rock n’ Baga Every Tuesday, Guests will be transported to the 80’s and progress to the 90’s and classic favorites as the French Bistro transforms into a welcome flashback to the past with a fully decorated restaurant, decked out wait staff and special performances by dancers and impersonators.  Guests are also encouraged to dress in their best themed garbs.










image1The National YoungArts Backyard Ball

On Saturday, January 9, the National YoungArts Foundation kicks off its landmark 35th anniversary with the Backyard Ball, presented by Max Mara, and the signature after-party featuring music by DJ Cassidy. At 10PM, over 800 of Miami’s social and cultural enthusiasts will gather under the stars on the YoungArts Plaza (2100 Biscayne Boul., Miami) to celebrate the culmination of National YoungArts Week, which welcomes 170 of the country’s most promising young artists and honor director/actress Rosie Perez, director Robert Wilson and Tony-award nominee and YoungArts alumnus Tony Yazbeck. Tickets are $135 and include open bar, desserts and dancing, with a brilliant host committee in support of the arts. For more information, visit


Wearing Time: Returns, Recalls, Renewals

Fashion in Film, based at London’s internationally acclaimed Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, has been commissioned to curate a special four-day film festival by Fashion Project, Bal Harbour Shops’ cultural space. The festival, Wearing Time: Returns, Recalls, Renewals, hosted by Fashion Project on the third level of Bal Harbour Shops, is scheduled January 28–31. The four-day film festival hosted by Fashion Project on the third level of Bal Harbour Shops is complimentary. As seating is limited, RSVPs are required. For more information contact: or 786.245.2200.

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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