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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.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 6 - 2014

RalphNotaro31012014Jerry_Seinfeld114Jerry Seinfeld had a sold-out crowd in stitches during his back-to-back shows last Friday and Saturday nights at the Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Hard Rock Live concert venue.  Seinfeld covered the gamut with his “show about nothing” including, marriage, fatherhood, and how life in general “sucks.” “Everybody’s life sucks. Your life sucks, my life sucks…perhaps significantly less than yours.” He even joked about the car fire just outside of the Hard Rock which caused a delay in the show. 

At Zuma, Pharrell Williams was spotted at brunch, wearing his now infamous Grammy hat (think Smoky Bear). Venus Williams was also at Zuma with friends at dinner.  

At Scarpetta on Monday night, David Beckham dined with Simon Fuller.   

On Tuesday night, Simon Fuller and David Beckham held a private event at the Arsht Center tobeckham announce information about the MLS soccer team and their official commitment to Miami under Beckham’s part ownership.  Celebrities in attendance included Tracy and Alonso Mourning, artist Carlos Betancourt and Pepe Carmona, of Tuna Productions.  Beckham gave a very informal speech to the exclusive crowd of about 75, discussing his excitement in bringing an MLS team to Miami.  

 

 

Recently St. Louis Cardinals, Jon Jay, hosted a celebrity bowling tournament for the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade and raised more than $42,000 for the nonprofit that holds special place in his heart.

At Wall, Jamie Foxx, director Michael Bay, and House of Lies and Community actor Ben Schwartz were spotted having a good time dancing and drinking. Jamie especially made a mark as he was reported as being very friendly as he talked to the door staff and took photographs with fans and beautiful ladies.

 

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