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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 20 - 2014

 

Dr Diane Walder. Marisa Tpucin Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi, Adriana de Lima, Donna Karan, Merita Feldenkreis, Krista Rosenberg, Carol Lacovelli, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli

Dr Diane Walder. Marisa Tpucin Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi, Adriana de Lima, Donna Karan, Merita Feldenkreis, Krista Rosenberg, Carol Lacovelli, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli

Robert Redford was on-hand for the National YoungArts Foundation’s presentation of the world premiere of The Way of the Rain Miami, a collaborative  performance art piece featuring an all-star creative team directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford (the wife of the award-winning actor). The unique multidisciplinary show paid homage to Earth and its universal elements through the exploration of light, sound, color and texture.  The following  night, YoungArts presented the second of six YoungArts Salons, featuring the Redfords once again.  Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the discussion on art, activism and environmental awareness was moderated by Knight Foundation Vice President/Arts, Dennis Scholl. 

Saks Fifth Avenue & Donna Karan New York presented a dynamic Spring 2014 Runway Show, followed by a private after party at the SLS Hotel last Thursday night. Donna Karan, hosted the event with guests including Adriana Lima and Pitbull.  Guests sipped Belvedere Vodka cocktails poolside while enjoying the exclusive, invitation-only event.  

In Miami to mark the launch of a new bebe sunglasses collection Thursday night, Sports Illustrated cover girl and Victorias Secret model Nina Agdal celebrated with DuJour Magazines Jason Binn at WALL at W South Beach. Agdal dined with Binn along with bebe CEO Steve Birkhold at Milos prior to the party. She chatted about her upcoming birthday which shell be returning to South Florida to celebrate.  

Sun Sports HEAT TV broadcasters and two of South Floridas leading sports media personalities, Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino celebrated the eighth annual Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday night. At the party, MVP and World Champion of The Miami HEAT, LeBron James, accepted the evenings most prestigious accolade in front of a star-studded capacity crowd, that included Miami HEAT coach Erik Spoelstra, owner Micky Arison, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Alonzo Mourning and Tracy Mourning.  Miami HEAT President, Pat Riley, took to the stage to give a moving tribute and introduction to the legendary Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula, before both Riley and Shula presented James together with The Don Shula Sports Legend Award.  

Seen dining at MC Kitchen last week on different days, tennis player, Martina Navratilova, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade and fiancée Gabrielle Union, sportscaster Bryant Gumbel and Burn Notices Sharon Gless. 

International tennis superstar and Calvin Klein model, Fernando Verdasco paid a visit to Perfecto Restaurant in Brickell Monday night. Accompanied by friends and his trainer,  he reportedly left a note declaring the quaint gastropub his new favorite restaurant. 

Miami Heat super star “Birdman,” Chris Anderson was seen keeping fit for the upcoming finals with a house-made turkey burger at Brother Jimmy’s Restaurant in Brickell.

 

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 12 - 2014

Sean YazbekBritWeek Miami, the annual celebration of British culture and industry excellence in South Florida, kicked-off its series of events for a second year on Thursday, March 6, with the second annual UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Great Business Innovation Awards Gala at The Viceroy Hotel in downtown Miami. The evening gala and awards honored the most innovative British companies and individuals. The 2014 Entrepreneur of The Year Award was presented to Sean Yazbeck by Her Majestys Consul General, Kevin McGurgan OBE, of the British Consulate-General Miami. After winning season five of Donald Trumps The Apprentice, the British expat set-up the telecommunications services company, WAVSYS, which today is an Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company in America, employing more than 500 people and providing over $100 million of services. A portion of the proceeds resulting from this years BritWeek Miami will benefit the Little Dreams Foundation recording artist Phil Collins non-profit charity organization that has recently started its operation in South Florida to help advance the youth and children with an artistic and musical talent.

 

On February 21, Fisher Island Club hosted an exclusive interactive dinner, “Starry Night: An Evening with Tyler Florence,” in conjunction with the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. More than 70 Fisher Island Club members and VIPs attended the event inside the Club’s historic Vanderbilt Mansion.  Chef Florence personally visited each table to explain how he skillfully prepared the dishes. All proceeds from the dinner benefited the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

 

 

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 7 - 2014

Alonzo Mourning and Tracy MourningCoach Don Shula was on-hand to introduce his delicious Shula Burgers last Wednesday at Trump National Doral, which will host this weekend’s Cadillac Golf Championship- featuring a fashion show by Carolina Herrera and a concert by Travie McCoy. 

The Trump family: Donald, Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric attended the kick-off party at the SLS on Tuesday night, for this weekend’s Cadillac Championship. 

Lauren Graham, best known for her role on Gilmore Girls, was spotted dining at Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh Hotel. The actress shared several dishes with friends and a few glasses of wine.  

Fitness and fashion guru, Lucy Mecklenburgh from the UK’s hit TV show The Only Way is Essex, dined at Villa Azur on Thursday, February 27. Mecklenburgh, who has made her stamp in the fitness and modeling world with “Results with Lucy” and “Lucy’s Booty Camp” was joined by a close girlfriend and enjoyed champagne and white wine at a cozy table in Villa Azur’s outdoor garden. Looking elegant in a simple black dress, Mecklenburgh enjoyed some of Villa Azur’s healthy signature dishes. 

We had the chance to rub elbows with lots of Food Network stars such as: Giada De Laurentiis, Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern, Debi Mazar, Gabriele Corcos, Masaharu Morimoto Anne Burrell, Michael Symon,  Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian, Rocco DiSpirito and the Deen Family at the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village. 

Alonzo Mourning, hosted a VIP dinner and cocktail party at Beauty & The Feast Bar|Kitchen located in The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, February 26th.  Over 100 guests joined Alonzo and Tracy Mourning at the event which raised over $35,000 for the Mourning Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children and families in the South Florida community through advocacy, education and enrichment services.  Beauty & The Feast Bar|Kitchen will be officially opening in mid to late March with a globally inspired American menu. 

 

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 26 - 2014

simonSimon Cowell was spotted beachside at the St. Regis Bal Harbour resort over the weekend.

Seasalt and Pepper brought Paris-based sensation, Buddha-Bar to Miami for its first ever U.S. pop up experience on Thursday.  On-hand for the celebration: actress Debi Mazarand husband/Chef Gabriele Corcos, Celebrity Chef Art Smith andTop Chef Master Lorena Garcia, and Spanish former World No. 1 pro tennis player, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. Martha Stewart attended a private cocktail at the Ritz-Carlton Residences on Friday night.

 James Beard award-winning Jim Meehan from famed cocktail bar Please Don’t Tell in New York City, teamed up with Grey Goose vodka to create three exclusive cocktails for a special evening at The Broken Shaker.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 19 - 2014

 

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Director, producer and Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola was spotted dining at Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh Hotel on Sunday, February 16th. She along with Phoenix guitarist, Christian Mazzalai and another friend were seen enjoying dinner and a few drinks while their children munched on penne pasta. The group mingled and enjoyed each others company for about two hours before heading out. 

On Saturday night, Paul Wesley of the Vampire Diaries dined at Meat Market (touted by Conde Nast Traveler as one of Miamis Buzziest Restaurants) with former costar Phoebe Tonkin. 

TODAY show host Jill Martin  celebrated Valentine’s day with her beau at Seasalt and Pepper Restaurant . Sources say they sat at a romantic table by the water and were seen “canoodling and looking very much in love.” 

Also spotted on Sunday at Seasalt was breakaway RHOA star, Nene Leakes . She was seen with current RHOM star Alexia Echevarria and friend of the RHOM Marysol Patton.

 

Celebrity Sightings at Market America | SHOP.COM

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 17 - 2014

marketSaturday night, Market America | SHOP.COM hosted a star-studded after party in honor of their World Conference and in celebration of the launch of Joseph “Fat Joe’ Cartagena’s Market America UnFranchise Business at the home of Market America Founders JR and Loren Ridinger in Miami Beach.  Celebrities in attendance included Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, French Montana, Maxwell, Timbaland, Daymond John, Cliff Floyd, and Ramona Rizzo.

 

Last Tuesday, Ben Swartz (from House of Lies), Jaime Foxx and Michael Bay were spotted at WALL at W South Beach.

 

Prince Pierre d’Arenberg and his wife, Princess Sylvie d’Arenberg of the Netherlands dined at Lippi on February 5. The royals enjoyed a quiet and intimate evening and shared light bites.

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