Archive for the ‘Out and About’ Category

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

On Wednesday afternoon, Italian fine jewelry designer Roberto Coin made a personal appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland. 

On Wednesday evening, Ferdie Pacheco, legendary fight doctor of Muhammad Ali, launched his 30th book Tales from the 5th St. Gym offering photos and chronicles of the local landmark at El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, which coincidentally is located just off of 5th street in Miami Beach.

Jeremy Shockey and Mickey Rourke attended the Fashion Art Ball Announcement Party benefiting Cystic Fibrosis at Phillipe on Thursday night.  According to our source, the pair were “worked” the adjacent table of 18 women having a bachelorette party who were more than happy to play along dancing and taking pictures.

Kourtney Kardashian’s beau, Scott Disick was spotted at the Viceroy on Friday afternoon stepping out of a blue Porsche Panamera.   Our spy says his left hand was wrapped in white bandages.


Scott Stapp

At the Marlins home opener last Friday night, April 9th, Creed frontman singer/songwriter Scott Stapp sang the 2010 Marlins theme song “Marlins Will Soar”. The new song was an unexpected treat for the crowd, who roared with excitement over hearing it.  Longtime friend of the Stapps, marketing guru, Allison Weiss Brady, helped to facilitate the Malins/Stapp collaboration.


Kate Hudson and Elaine Lancaster

Also on Friday Kate Hudson left the Barbie Retrospective at Alchemist hosted by Chrome Hearts and Oribe on Lincoln Road arm in arm with Elaine Lancaster, South Beach’s own gorgeous, giant, living, breathing, Diva Barbie (which some may consider more of a “Ken in Drag”).  The two dashed-off in a cream colored Bentley.  Later that evening Kate was spotted at Coco De Ville dancing at her VIP table.  Our favorite “Superbad” star, Christopher Mintz aka McLovin (LOL), was also at Coco living it up with an entourage of about 15 friends.

 Mickey Rourke and girlfriend Anastassija Makarenko stopped by to visit long time friend and restaurateur Shareef Malnik on Friday night for a personal tour of the newly reopened Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.  During his visit Malnik and Rourke told stories of his past visits to the restaurant and how he used to work there as a bus boy when he lived in Miami.  

 On Saturday night, Q-Tip celebrated his birthday with a few of his closest friends at LIV and WALL including Janet Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bar Refaeli, Busta Rhymes, and Erykah Badu. 


Ingrid Hoffman


Jeffrey Donovan

 Food Network Star, Ingrid Hoffmann also celebrated her birthday on Saturday at SET, where Tommy Pooch and Alan Roth hosted a huge birthday blowout, complete with chocolate cake created by Michelle Berstein. On Sunday, Hoffman served as celebrity judge at the American Heart Association’s Heart of a Chef benefit at the Museum of Science.

 Also on Saturday, Jeffrey Donovan of Burn Notice attended Temptation Cabaret at the Seminole Hard Rock Café and Casino.

 Daredevil/ Virgin Atlantic Mogul, Sir Richard Branson stopped by The World Erotic Art Museum and enjoyed a tour by WEAM owner Naomi Wilzig.  Bran was so enchanted with the scope and depth of the museum, he promised to come back with his


Geoff Stults, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku, and Ali Vincent

Geoff Stults, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku, and Ali Vincent

 Recording industry giant, Clive Davis had dinner at Barton G. the Restaurant.


 Sunday’s Nautica South Beach Triathlon featured participants such as: Natalie Morales, Eliza Dushku, Rick Fox, and Andy Baldwin.

Over the weekend, Gabrielle Union was seen drinking Pinot Grigio at Sunset Lounge at Mondrian with five of her girlfriends.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 9 - 2010

nachosTuesday night, the dashing Nacho Figueras, polo star and Ralph Lauren model hosted Ocean Drive magazine’s cover party at Coco de Ville.

On Friday night, Rosie O’Donnell was spotted at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge with a group of tweens and a few adults. O’Donnell reportedly bowled two rounds and scored a 91 on game one.

Also on Friday night Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian enjoyed a “sisters’ night out” at Coco de Ville.  Sources tell us they toasted with a glass of champagne and then went crazy dancing when “I’m in Miami trick” came on.  At one point Khloe asked to play bartender and got behind the bar to take drink orders and pass out shots to partygoers.

On Wednesday, Serena Williams and five of her friends, including Jeremy Shockey enjoyed meatballs at Macaluso’s in Miami Beach.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 1 - 2010

Kelly Rowland

 A slew of celebs dined at Mr. Chow over the weekend, including: Diddy with Jamie Foxx; tennis pros, Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick; Sharam from Deep Dish, Kimberly Locke with Randy Jackson, David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Christian Audigier, and Pharrell Williams.

Taking a break from the Winter Music Conference mayhem, Kim Kardashian (with Jonathan Cheban in tow), Serena Williams, Lala Vasquez, Miss America, Caressa Cameron and New York Giant, Kareem McKenzie, attended a party in honor of Kelly Rowland, at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa on Sunday to celebrate the worldwide launch of Rowland’s new charity:  I Heart My Girlfriends. Guests and close friends of Rowland’s toasted her latest philanthropic success with cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka at the 5-star resort’s View Bar terrace.

Last Tuesday, the original “hip-ster,” Shakira, was spotted dining at Midtown’s SUGARCANE raw bar grill. 

 Tennis greats, Victoria Azarenka and Robin Soderling stayed at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove. In 2009, Azarenka defeated Serena Williams in the finals 6–3, 6–1 to win the Sony Ericsson Open.  Söderling is the first and only tennis player to defeat Rafael Nadal in the French Open.

 Seen enjoying themselves at Delano Tuesdays this week:  Jamie Foxx, David Guetta, Kevin Martin of Candlebox, Live’s Patrick Dalheimer, Gerry Harrison of the Talking Heads, baseball pro, Roger Clemmens, and tennis pro, Andy Murray, all sipping Leblon Mojitos.

Marisa Tomei, Rex Lee, Serena Williams, spotted in the MIA

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 25 - 2010

Marisa Tomei

A very low-key Marisa Tomei hung out at Cafeina in Wynwood sipping hot tea on Friday night.  The Academy Award winning My Cousin Vinny actress, who was dressed down in a gray hoodie, sat outside with her friend, refusing any photos.  Maybe it was because she wasn’t wearing any make-up, perhaps she had a stomach ache. Who knows?  She slipped in and out virtually unnoticed.

Denis Rodman, threw a party at Kitchen 305 in the Newport Beach Hotel on Friday. Reality star Brittanya Ocampo (Rock of Love, Charm School) and Elaine Lancaster joined in the fun, with tunes provided by Joshua Thomas, aka DJ Zeke (Isaiah Thomas’ son). Rodman spent the better part of the weekend hanging out  poolside at the Newport.

Entourage’s ‘Lloyd!,’ also known as Rex Lee, got Lasik surgery on Thursday (can the guy not even have surgery in private!? Good Grief!).  Our guess is that he’s working on his image, now that he will be playing an agent on the show.  Over the weekend, Lee had dinner at STK Miami Beach.  According to our source, “The pair was having so much fun dancing to 80s hits in their booths; Rex snapped pictures with fans who yelled ‘Lloyd!’ a la Ari Gold and at one point bounced from table to table mingling with other restaurant guests.”


Rex Lee at STK Miami

On Thursday, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade dined at Mr. Chow.   Roger Federer and Victoria Silvstadt were spotted there on Saturday.

After tearing up the dance floor at the Women of Tomorrow Gala, Victoria’s Secret model, Selita Ebanks and tennis star, Serena Williams partied at WALL at the W South beach until about 2 am.

On Saturday, Creed front man singer/songwriter Scott Stapp and his wife Jaclyn Stapp, winner of Mrs. Florida America, dined at Casa Tua with Allison & Chip Brady of Florida Dental Benefits, Inc. celebrating Jaclyn’s recent modeling cover of the March issue of Palm Beach Young Society Magazine.

Miami-based GREY GOOSE Vodka headed north to accept a “Besties Award” at The Academy Awards VIP viewing party held on Sunday, March 7, at The Manor in Wilton Manors. Prior to the show and during commercial breaks, Joan Rivers Impersonator, Joe Posa, greeted guests on the Blue Carpet and presented “Besties” awards to community members in the audience.

Marisa Tomei, Rex Lee, Juelz Santana, Forbes, Diego Torres, Bill Rancic

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 21 - 2010
Bill Rancic

Bill Rancic

A very low-key Marisa Tomei hung out at Cafeina in Wynwood sipping hot tea on Friday night.  The Academy Award winning My Cousin Vinny actress sat outside with her friend, refusing any photos.

Entourage’s Lloyd!, also known as Rex Lee, got Lasik surgery on Thursday (can the guy not even have surgery in private!? My goodness!).  Our guess is that he’s working on his image, now that he will be playing an agent on the show.

Apprentice winner, Bill Rancic attended the Support Squad event at the National hotel on Monday.

On Monday night, Manu Ginobli of the San Antonio Spurs and Grammy Award-nominated pop singer Diego Torres were spotted dining at Café Prima Pasta with owner, Gerry Cea. The trio discussed the upcoming launch of Diego Torres’ album over bottles of Luigi Bosca Malbec.

On Sunday, Kim Kardashian was seen front row at the Heat vs. Sixers game enjoying some delicious blue cotton candy.  The crowd went wild when she appeared on the jumbo tron.

Celebrities and athletes showed up at Cameo Theatre last Saturday night to see Juelz Santana perform live. Ballers Chad Johnson and new “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Chad “OchoCincoJohnson joined Bryant McKinnie who bought 30 bottles of Moet Chandon champagne for his 30 person entourage, as fans looked on, including Bow Wow.

 Forbes magazine owners, Kip Forbes and Moira Forbes Mumma attended a fundraiser for The Community Coalition in West Palm Beach last weekend at the home of philanthropist Tom Quick.

Academy Awards, South Beach Style

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 11 - 2010
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Elaine Lancaster, Tara Solomon, and Nick D'Annuzio

While celebrity sightings were slim to none over the weekend, thanks to the Academy Awards being held out west, we had our fair share of former Oscar® winners, including:  Francesca Lo Schiavo and Brigitte Berman at Miami’s own edition of Oscar® Sunday as Miami Beach Film Society’s Cinematheque hosted the official local celebration of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar Night® America (ONA) party at Smith & Wollensky. MBC was selected by the Academy for the eighth year in a row to host and be the beneficiary of the event. $50,000 was raised to fund MBC’s upcoming move to Miami Beach City Hall this summer.  VIP guests included:  Viktor Solnicki (producer of Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel); Jesper Ganslandt, director of The Ape; Calin Peter Netzer, director of Medal of Honor; architect Scott Weinkle; interior designer Jeffrey Barone; Diana and Alan Lieberman; Michael Gongora; Alitza Weiss; Lily Zanardi; Elaine Lancaster, Nick D’Annunzio, Tara Solomon and MBC Founder Dana Keith.

Basketball pros Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade dined at Mr. Chow last Wednesday night. Seated a few tables away was Wade’s fellow Heat player Rafer Alston.

Scott Disick has been spotted all over the Gansevoort South, stopping by Coco de Ville for the “Favela Chic” party hosted by The ONE Group and One Fifty, on Tuesday.  On Saturday he spent the day poolside at Plunge rooftop and Monday night he and a group of five others enjoyed STK during a business meeting.  Disick was seen at Mokai on Monday night, where Jerry Bruckheimer was spotted on Saturday during the grand opening.

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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