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Miami Fashion Week

Miami Fashion Week takes on a whole new form with honorary President Antonio Banderas featuring an impressive roster of Runway Shows and Master Classes with leading industry taste-makers from June 2-5, 2016 at Ice Palace Studios; for more information visit:




On June 5 at Marlins Park from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Space Scooter® ( is embarking on a nationwide tour with their highly anticipated Coast to Coast Challenge to get kids off the couch and set off for an adventure. Encouraging kids to embark on the #SpaceScooterMovement and tracking the total combined miles at each event, the tour will introduce America to a brand new way of “scooting.”  At the event, kids will be able to experience a Space Scooter® for themselves as they’ll ride on a custom made track, complete with a mix of terrain and US landmarks.  Each child’s ride time will be filmed, tracked and added to the official Space Scooter® Coast to Coast Challenge accumulator, which will display the cumulative distance covered throughout the tour. Already a sensation all across Europe and a smash hit at the American International Toy Fair, the Space Scooter® is a multi-functional scooter that provides not only hours, but also years of entertainment for anyone that loves being outside and engaged in active play. Featuring a patented design that is faster than a traditional kick scooter and an easier transportation vehicle than a bike, Space Scooter® is propelled forward by an up and down teeter-totter motion, the key feature of its unique design.


Sokai Sushi Bar

Inspired by artisanal culinary traditions from Peru and Japan, Executive Chef Nilton Castillo uses his extensive experiences and training to deliver international flavors to the table.   His diverse menu combines Peruvian and Japanese cuisine to create the Nikkei fusion menu that foodies have grown to love through restaurants like Nobu and others worldwide. Located at 10726 NW 74th Street in Doral and 10141 West Flagler Street.


Miami Design District and Genuine Summer Series Presented by Lynx Grill and Cadillac

Sundown grill-outs, picnics, and movies…summer is truly here. On Friday, June 10th from 6-9pm Lynx Grill and Cadillac present Sundown Grillout with James Beard Award Winning Chef and owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group, Michael Schwartz. Enjoy a three-course dinner prepared on a state-of-the-art Lynx grill, wine pairing and the opportunity to dine as the sun goes down in the heart of Miami’s Design District. As the face of the South Florida Restaurant Industry and recognized for his incredible seasonal food sourcing, Michael Schwartz will be showcasing dishes he enjoys grilling at home on his Lynx outdoor kitchen. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour of tray-passed wine & hors d’oeuvres, followed by a seated dinner comprised of seasonal and tropical inspired dishes. This event is the first of a Summer Series of exclusive culinary experiences held at the Design District, focusing on good food, good company, and the art of grilling.  For more information visit:


19861986 Clothing Co.

1986 Clothing Co. is an inspirational clothing line that empowers people with disABILITIES and creates awareness in our community. Each design is unique and powerful, focusing on the positive attributes of people with disABILITIES. Upon checkout, you can choose from one of the participating charities and 10% will be donated to them. Each organization focuses on improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities; for more information or to shop the unique styles visit:


Segafredo Bayside JukeBox Party 

From the partners of Segafredo L’Originale on Lincoln Road, Segafredo Bayside is hosting a one-night only Video JukeBox party. The centrally-located waterfront gem kicks off their first Video JukeBox night on Thursday May 26th starting at 7pm with projection of requested music videos right after sunset. Customers will be able to choose from over 5,000 music titles and request their favorite music videos to play on the large projection screen. Helmed by VJ Juan Carlos, a veteran at the Lincoln Road location, tunes from all genres will be available from pop to rock to oldies, funk, house music and everything in between.


Jazz On The River at River Yacht Club

Jazz on the River, presented by the Miami Nice Jazz Festival, will take place on Thursdays at River Yacht Club. Beginning at 8:00 PM, the event series will feature a different lineup of coveted jazz artists every week. & INDULGE Miami Dinner Experience at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

On Wednesday, June 1, join in INDULGE & at Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a truly one-of-a-kind culinary experience. World-recognized celebrity chefs Michael Mina and Scott Conant will be present to guide guests through a progressive evening of food and drinks in their Fontainebleau restaurants. The uniquely VIP, behind-the-scenes night – never before offered to the public – includes stops at Michael Mina 74, Scarpetta, StripSteak by Michael Mina and a special sweet send off from Fontainebleau’s Chez Bon Bon. The evening includes six luxurious dishes, three signature cocktails (including a housemade limoncello tasting at Scarpetta and the famed Japanese whisky ceremony at StripSteak), a take-home dessert, INDULGE gift bags, and the chance to meet and interact with two of Americas best chefs. INDULGE Editor in Chief Evan Benn will host the evening.  PRICE:  $150 (includes tax and tip). Limited to 30 guests.



Spring Chicken Hatches in Ft. Lauderdalespring chicken

John Kunkel, CEO & Founder of 50 Eggs, Inc. is excited to expand upon the concept of Southern-inspired cuisine. The opening of Spring Chicken in Fort Lauderdale is the first step in the new chain’s expansion plans. The second iteration of this particular fast casual concept is 50 Eggs’ only current venture outside of the Miami-Dade area, with openings in Miami Beach and Miami International Airport to follow in the coming year. To celebrate the arrival of Spring Chicken, the restaurant will be hosting a Grand Opening party in partnership with Jack & Jill Children’s Center. On Thursday, June 9th, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., all South Florida residents are invited to come sample the offerings and enjoy free food and libations. The family-friendly event will include live entertainment, local musicians, a country and western photo booth and a signature blend of fresh fare, dynamic ambiance, stylized interiors and scrupulous service. Spring Chicken is excited to give back to their new community by donating a portion of the restaurant’s first month proceeds to the foundation.


Taste of Coral Gables Restaurant Week

To kick off the three-week event, the BID hosts Taste of the Gables presented by Johnnie Walker Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream distributed by Diageo at the luxurious Westin Colonnade Hotel on June 2nd, where guests 21+ can taste mouthwatering bites, savory and sweet, from the participating restaurants of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, including Bulla, Sushi Samba, Swine, Red Koi and The Local, to name only a few. Guests make their way around the Westin Colonnade’s gorgeous marble-tiled fountain rotunda as they visit each restaurant’s table overflowing with delicious plates waiting to be tasted. Enjoy the event’s open bar by presenting sponsors and award-winning brands Johnnie Walker Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream to sip on classic cocktails for the perfect food and beverage pairing. After indulging in the best food Coral Gables has to offer, vote for your favorite dish of the night as the restaurants battle for the renowned and reputable title of “Best TASTE of the Gables”, won by Bulla Gastrobar last year and Uvaggio in 2014. This year, the winner will also get to display the first traveling Spoon trophy for a year. Tickets for this acclaimed event are on sale now for $100. For a chance to win tickets to Taste of the Gables, participate in the BID’s first Social Scavenger Hunt for an exciting evening of fun with family and friends in the Gables. Make sure to follow @shopcoralgables for further details!


Coral Gables Restaurant Week 

As Coral Gables Restaurant Week officially begins on June 6th, guests are encouraged to start making reservations to restaurants they discovered and loved at Taste of the Gables! The chefs at each restaurant work passionately and interminably each year to create a unique Coral Gables Restaurant Week Prix Fixe menu better than the year before, highlighting new techniques and food staples distinctive to that restaurant. Coral Gables’ centralized valet system on Miracle Mile is still in full effect and pricing has been reduced to $5.00 for every guest’s convenience.




grgichGrgich Hills Estate 40th Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris Tasting at Vizcaya

Join Grgich Hills Estate in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris Tasting at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. It was the Chardonnay that Miljenko “Mike” Grgich crafted for Chateau Montelena that won the famous Judgement of Paris Tasting in 1976. This momentous verdict, where two Napa Valley wines took first place in a blind tasting beating the best of France, placed Napa Valley on the global wine map. Mike Grgich, along with Austin Hills, opened Grgich Hills Estate the following year. Guests will enjoy a memorable evening filled with wines personally selected from Mike’s cellar to accompany a multi-course dinner, followed by live music and dancing. Long link:

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miami super carThe First Annual Cuban Heritage Week Miami Supercar Rooms

Miami Supercar Rooms – the world’s first Auto Art Gallery and Gourmet Dining Experience located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts and Entertainment District – will host the first annual Cuban Heritage Week, starting on Saturday, May 21st through Saturday, May 28th at Miami Supercar Rooms, 2022 NW 1st Court in Wynwood, Miami.  The seven-day showcase of Cuban arts and culture will be in association with The Guayabera Lady Foundation a charitable non-profit organization developed to facilitate educational, financial and in-kind resources for children and youth with limited resources or special needs. Donations made throughout the week will benefit the Foundation.  For more information, visit <>   Cuban Heritage Week at Miami Supercar Rooms will take place from Saturday, May 21st through Saturday, May 28th with free admission and complimentary food and beverage. Miami Supercar Rooms is located at 2022 NW 1st Court, Wynwood, Miami 33127.


suvicheSuViche ‘s 6th Anniversary

SuViche will be celebrating its 6th Anniversary on Thursday, May 26th and will featurebottomless food and drink specials all day long at all four of its South Florida locations.  SuViche launched its first location in 2010 in Brickell and now has a total of four locations, plus an outpost at Marlins Park. As part of the celebration, the Las Olas and Wynwood locations will be serving Bottomless Small Ceviches for $18 per person, as well as Bottomless Pisco Sours and Chilcanos for $18 per person at its Pisco Bars. There will also be aDJ spinning music at both locations! At the Brickell and Miami Beach locations, guests can also enjoy Bottomless Small Ceviches for $18 per person paired with their choice of Bottomless Sake Cocktails for $18 per person. Guests also have the choice to substitute for Shrimp Ceviche for just $6 more, at both locations.


meat marketMeat Market’s Summer Dinner Series

As the days get longer and temperatures get higher, South Floridians know they can look forward to the return of Meat Market’s Summer Dinner Series. A must-attend dining experience for foodies and drink connoisseurs, the first in a series of multi-course, curated spirits dinners set to launch later this month at both Miami Beach and Palm Beach locations of the sizzling hot steakhouse.  Kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Palm Beach, the monthly dinner series will feature a four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel, known for his creative contemporary cuisine. Each course is expertly paired with cocktails or wine, with the first dinner featuring craft cocktails from award-winning mixologist Ezra Pattek. The dinner, priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) will start with a cocktail reception at 7PM, followed by the sit-down dinner at 7:30PM. The series will make its way to Miami Beach early next month on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 with a 7:30PM cocktail reception and dinner at 8PM. Meat Market’s Summer Dinner Series launched a few seasons ago in Miami Beach and became sold-out affairs. The expectation is for that trend to continue this summer in both locations with monthly dates and menu pairings to be announced. Limited seating available and reservations are required. Miami Beach: (305) 532-0088.  Palm Beach:  (561) 354-9800.







image008Shake Shack on Mother’s Day!

Show your mom some sweet love this Mother’s Day and take her to Shake Shack for a single cup of custard on the house. You read that right, it’s on us! Not all offers are too good to be true! Your mom is special, so you should treat her to something delicious.






SuVicheSuViche Wynwood and NBA Playoffs

SuViche Wynwood will be offering an extended Happy Hour during all Miami Heat NBA playoff games. Guests can enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and SuViche’s Happy Hour food menu at the bar or at any inside tables throughout the duration of game. Every playoff game will be projected inside the restaurant on a 120-inch screen as well as on the bar TVs. Drink specials include Sours, Chilcanos, well drinks, beer, sake and wine.


ROOFTOP at E11EVEN at Brickell Restaurant Week

ROOFTOP AT E11EVEN will be participating in the upcoming Brickell Restaurant Week beginning May 12th through 19th. The downtown favorite rooftop restaurant is celebrating Miami’s growing culinary scene with a special $35 four-course prix fixe dinner menu. Boasting signature design highlights such as state-of-the-art retractable roof, firepits, communal tables, and comfortable lounge seating that line the wood plank deck, the space also features an intimate 50-seat indoor dining room with sprawling floor-to-ceiling windows and a bustling open kitchen. The savory and inventive Restaurant Week menu include a choice of Chilled Tapas, Hot Tapas, Small Plates and Desserts.



STINK! is a new documentary film that has screened all over the country and is coming to Miami! To ensure the screening, the sale of 100 advance tickets is necessary. Please purchase tickets at STINK! opens with a foul smell, a pair of kids pajamas and a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design. May 11th is our screening date for the Miami area! Check out the trailer here and purchase your tickets today!




14th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® will celebrate its 14th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, by welcoming back model and television personality, as well as co-founder, Daisy Fuentes, for an evening of fine dining and Latin music at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami. The annual event raises funds to help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Cuban-born American journalist and one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential Hispanics in America,” Cristina Saralegui, will be recognized for her commitment to giving back and educating the Hispanic community. For more information about tickets, sponsorships and auction items, visit or contact Barbara Mari at (800) 278-3383 or


MothersDayAdThe Gift of NuBody 

Give your mother an unforgettable, revolutionary spa treatment designed to help her get rid of that stubborn fat and treat yourself while you’re at it. NuBody’s FDA Approved Strawberry Laser Lipo offers laser contouring with immediate results. Get slimmer with every visit, reduce fat, and remove stretch marks. The procedure is painless, non-invasive, hassle free and there is no downtime.  Packages include laser lipo treatment, massage and oxygen chairs, muscle toning on state-of-the-art vibration units, and nutritional guidance to assist in meeting weight loss goals. NuBody’s team of fitness and nutrition experts will optimize you and your mom’s weight loss goals. Call today for a free consultation! (954) 564-BODY (2639) or visit


seaspiceSeaspice and Design Techo

On Wednesday, May 11, Seaspice will host a fundraising event benefitting Design Techo, a charity that mobilizes our youth globally and empowers them to eradicate poverty, transform slums into sustainable and organized communities, while highlighting what makes Brazilian culture beautiful. The 4th annual fundraising evening will be filled with musical live performances including Brazilian Singer Rose Max, pianist Ana Nikolec, a Brazilian Carnival by Escola de Samba, a demonstration by Capoeira Escola and a rock concert by Latin band Pampa y la Via, as guests are welcomed with complimentary caipirinhas and hors d’oeuvres. Often credited as leading force in the revitalization of the Miami River neighborhood, Seaspice is no stranger to breathing life to forgotten communities and their dedication to Design Techo is no different!

Please be advised that the minimum donation is $30.


Estrella Damm Chef’s Choice

This May, Barcelona comes to Miami with the Estrella Damm Chef’s Choice at numerous restaurants throughout Miami’s best neighborhoods. Beginning on May 14 and continuing through May 29, Miami locals will be able to enjoy three course meals with an “arroz” (rice) entree, curated by Miami’s top culinary talent, paired with an Estrella Damm beer at each of the participating restaurants. Prices vary per restaurant.

In Barcelona, friends and family love to get together for big meals often including arroz and an Estrella Damm beer. To share this fun and tasty tradition with Miami, Estrella Damm is hosting Chef’s Choice throughout various Miami neighborhoods.

From traditional Spanish paella, to risotto and fried rice, each venue will put its own spin on an arroz dish, while highlighting favorites from their signature menus. Staying true to its ties to the culinary world, Estrella Damm is passionate about bringing the community together in a social atmosphere to explore the wide variety of restaurants in the heart of Miami.

Participating venues include: Market at EDITION, 1111 Peruvian Bistro, Coya, Toro Toro, Pinch Kitchen, Pisco y Nazca, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Tuyo, DECK Sixteen at Hyatt Centric South Beach, Finka Table & Tap, BYBLOS, La Mar, Vagabond Restaurant and Bar, Lido Bayside Grill at The Standard Spa, Jimmyz Kitchen, Apeiro, Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, Brasserie Azur, and more.

Chef’s Choice will continue through May 29, and Estrella Damm encourages locals and visitors alike to grab an Estrella Damm and enjoy this gastronomic feast for the senses!

Digital:   Facebook /EstrellaDammUS

Twitter @EstrellaDamm


It’s Time to Save Ferris Beuller Once Again!

Still as hilariously irresistible as the day it was released in 1986, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF returns to cinemas for two days only this May, just in time for its 30th anniversary.

ferrisFathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) present John Hughes’ venerated comedy as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Audiences can take the day off to join Ferris, Sloane and Cameron in more than 650 theaters nationwide for two screenings each day: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time.

Adding even more fun to the 30th anniversary celebration, the event includes special interviews with John Hughes and other cast members about the movie, and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will present all-new commentary for FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF both before and after the feature.

Matthew Broderick stars as a delightfully charming high school student who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities. The beloved comedy about Ferris’ wild adventures in the Windy City during a single, glorious day off continues to be enjoyed, quoted and revered 30 years after its theatrical debut.

Tickets to TCM Big Screen Classics: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF can be purchased online from Fathom Events.

While you wait for this special event, enjoy the next title in Fathom’s TCM Big Screen Classics series with Marlon Brando’s incendiary performance in “On the Waterfront” in theaters this April 24 and 27.

In addition to the special theatrical screenings, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is also available on Digital HD.


The Miami Rail’s FUN-Raiser

Join in on the fun and support The Miami Rail at this year’s FUN-raiser on Saturday, May 14th from 8pm – 11pm in Miami’s Design District at The Palm Court Event Space. THE THEME IS PROM!!!  So be ready to slow dance, drink the spiked punch and maybe even make out in the kissing booth!  This year’s FUN-raiser has a special mission of helping allocate the funds needed to hire the first full time Editor in Chief.  This is critical to the success of the Miami Rail, Miami’s only culturally specific magazine of note, and they can only do it with your help.


Tickets are $125 each or $200 for a couple and can be purchased by visiting The Miami Rail is a 501C3 and as such all ticket sales are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.



Clarins and FEED National Million Meal Mission

Clarins and FEED are proud to announce the launch of this year’s National Million Meal Mission. This new, exciting venture aims to provide 1,200,000 meals to children around the world in 17 days – starting on April 22nd, and ending on May 8th, 2016. Nine retailers across the country (including Macy’s) will be offering a FEED 10 pouch filled with deluxe Clarins products. Each pouch provides 10 meals to children, helping them grow, learn and thrive – an investment in their futures.





AMERICA’S BEST BREAKFASTS: Favorite Local Recipes from Coast to Coastamerica

Widely recognized for his creation of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals, festival impresario Lee Brian Schrager brings his hometown of Miami yet another indulgent fête on Sunday, April 24 at Magic City Casino to brate the launch of his third cookbook AMERICA’S BEST BREAKFASTS: Favorite Local Recipes from Coast to Coast (Clarkson Potter; On Sale now).  Like Schrager’s Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), which celebrated its 15th edition this past February, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. Participants will compete for the chance to be crowned the People’s Choice Award-winner during the brunch and head to Schrager’s Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival this October.  Plus, chefs also have the opportunity to capture the Judge’s Choice Award, led by Miami New Times’ Short Order’s own Laine Doss and including esteemed panelists Burger Beast, Ingrid Hoffmann, WSVN’s Belkys Nerey and City of Miami Beach firefighters Michael and Michelle Viera, who took home top honors from the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Midnight Breakfast hosted by Chrissy Teigen this past February.

Tickets are priced at $64.20 – $117.70 on Eventbrite and include a copy of AMERICA’S BEST BREAKFASTS: Favorite Local Recipes from Coast to Coast.  *Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.



Miami Beach’s modern Asian inspired dining destination, Bazi, has announced the date of its next monthly Kaiseki dinner. Taking place on Wednesday, April 27 the team has added two seating options at 6:00 and 9:00 p.m, each limited to eight seats. Adventurous diners can enjoy an extravagantone-of-a-kind experience featuring 10-12 courses of carefully curated and artistically arranged dishes prepared by James Beard Award semi-finalist, Chef Mike Pirolo, and Chefde Cuisine Brett Collier. Each course will be paired with a unique beverage by Beverage Director William Rivas ranging from fruit infused sakes to authentic Asian teas. Hosted monthly at the restaurant’s downstairs bar, an intimate setting limited to eight seats, each seating. Priced at $150 (including tax and tip), each Kaiseki dinner promises to be different from the one before, providing a rare curated experience. Bazi is located at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach.The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6PM; the bar is open nightly at 5PM.  Telephone: (305) 695-0101;



NOBE67 – a pop-up that looks to blend art and fashion in a fun way – announces its Miami opening. The pop-up, which will be located in the heart of Wynwood at the White Dot Gallery,2245 NW 2nd Avenue, and will be open from April 22nd through May 8th, will showcase the collections of today’s up and coming designers as well as more established ones alongside the works of premier artists and unique installations. Some of the designers include Charles Philip Shanghai, Marieclaire St. John, Manebi, Moda Zeta, Gelareh Mizrahi, Palme D’Or Swimwear, Dauntless- New York, among others.Aside from the amazing fashion and art, NOBE67 will be partnering with local organizations to offer its clients various events and activities such as meet and greets with featured artists and fashion influencers, trunk shows, happy hours with Baby Jane Pop Up Bar founded by Jason Odio and the pop-up’s opening party. Details to be revealed in the coming weeks.


The Cushman School Gala: Through the Looking Glass

The Cushman School celebrates “Through the Looking Glass” Gala, Saturday, April 30, from 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., at Mana Wynwood, raising funds to benefit PLAY TO LEARN, a campaign to bring a new performing arts and athletic center to the school and community. This year’s artistic theme, “Through the Looking Glass,” also takes a playful spin on the widely popular fairy-tale classic Alice in Wonderland inspiring guests to dress in 18th-century Victorian and Steampunk fashionable wear to celebrate the night. Attracting more than 500 area patrons – from parents, community leaders, friends and local luminaries – the school’s premier fundraising event will rally campaign support around the school’s first-ever Arts center that will be designed to further strengthen and enrich its performing arts and athletic programs for students and the community. FJ and Abigail Pollak will also be honored at the

2016 Gala for their support of the PLAY TO LEARN campaign. Tickets for the Gala start at $295 and tables start at $2,950. For sponsor opportunities, to reserve a table or ticket, donate auction items and/or to purchase an ad in the program, visit


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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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