Archive for the ‘ The Fix’ Category

Oppan Pac-Man Style- South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 14 - 2013


sobeBy:  Dr.  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore


The four-day, annual Bacchanal known as the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF), is finally upon us.  Only during this time of the year is it perfectly acceptable to ignore our New Year’s resolutions, bury our scales and avoid our personal trainer like the Bubonic Plague as we prepare to channel our inner Ms. Pac-Man while rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in the food and restaurant industries. Read the rest of this entry »

Fancy Pants, Frozen Fruit, and MISO on the Lawn

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 6 - 2013

G StarBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

G-Star RAW 

International denim brand G-Star RAW has joined the list of cool destination stores on Lincoln Road, which now includes H & M and Forever 21. While G-Star RAW boasts a much higher price tag, it is sure to draw the same hip clientele. The new 2,600 square foot G-Star store located at 511 Lincoln Road opened its doors to denim diehards and stylish elite on January 24, with a huge grand opening bash, unveiling its best collection to a group of notable and influential attendees, who enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying music by DJ Reid Waters.  The party continued until late into the night at Rec Room at the Gale.    Read the rest of this entry »

Gale Force

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 30 - 2013
Josh Wagner, John Meadow, Bobby Rossi, Amy Sacco

Josh Wagner, John Meadow, Bobby Rossi, and Amy Sacco


By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Our new favorite South Beach hotspot, Rec Room, at the sleek and stylish, Gale Hotel recently opened its doors on Thursday, to the delight of locals, New Yorkers and the international jet set. LDV Hospitality’s owners John Meadow and Curt Huegel, officially unveiled the cozy yet chic subterranean lounge, the Miami sister of the VIP upstairs lounge at New York’s, den-for-the-fabulous, No. 8, on the evening of January 17, debuting the lounge’s weekly BeachKred party along with a celebration of LDV Managing Partner and Miami nightlife veteran Joshua Wagner’s  birthday.

It’s no surprise that the lounge was filled to the rafters before midnight, with pretty young things and brilliant/entertaining not-so-young ones; or that the exclusive underground vibe and music had guests giddy with laughter and tearing up the dance floor until the sun came up.  After all, Rec Room comes to us through the collaborative efforts of  LDV Brand Partner, Amy Sacco, lauded as “Nightlife Empress” by the New York Times, well known for NYC’s famed Bungalow 8 (THE place to be a few years ago); LDV Co-founders and Principals, Meadow and Huegel, whose impressive roster offood and beverage outlets include some of the most critically acclaimed restaurants, bars, and lounges in the United States, and nightlife impresario, Bobby Rossi, who heads up LDV’s nightlife division. Read the rest of this entry »

Dancing in the Street at the YoungArts Gala

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 30 - 2013


Grenier, Bell, Allen, & MitchellBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Stars flocked to An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala on the evening of Saturday, January 12, which began with an inspiring, interdisciplinary performance by YoungArts alumni from around the nation at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, followed by a gourmet dinner at the Alfred I. DuPont Building and “dancing in the street” on Flagler Street. Actors including: Adrian Grenier, Max Schneider, Andrew Rannells and Brian Stokes Mitchell; actresses Marisa Tomei, Debi Mazar, and Zuzanna Szadkowski, along with honoree and violinist Joshua Bell; Mikhail Baryshnikov, Chick Corea, Jacques D’Amboise, Shelly Berg, Debbie Allen, Bill T. Jones, James Rosenquist, and YoungArts alum participated in the National YoungArts Foundation’s (YoungArts) magnificent event, that raised in excess of $1 million in support of YoungArts programs in Miami, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

Fun Nights at the Museums

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 22 - 2013

 Ball_Chairs_Daniel_and_Marcella_Novela_at_MAM_BallBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore


MAM Ball 

On December 8, 2012 the Miami Art Museum (MAM) Ball and after party drew more than 700 stylish supporters, all dressed in black-tie, who gathered at MAM to commemorate the museum’s 29 years at Cultural Center in anticipation of next year’s move to Museum Park. The ball was a thrilling culmination to Miami Art Week/Art Basel Miami Beach, raising an astounding $700,000 for the Museum’s public programming, and marking the 12-month countdown to MAM’s reopening as Pérez Art Museum Miami in its new, Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility alongside Biscayne Bay. Read the rest of this entry »

Brilliant Gatherings Ring In “Lucky ’13”

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 11 - 2013

By: Dr. Mary Jo Shore

Melissa Molson, Mary Jo Shore, Michael Leondas Kirkland, Iran Issa-Khan, Zachary Scott, Aleks DeCarvalho, Dawidh Orlando at Issa-Khan's NYE Party

Melissa Molson, Mary Jo Shore, Michael Leondas Kirkland, Iran Issa-Khan, Zachary Scott, Aleks DeCarvalho, Dawidh Orlando at Issa-Khan’s NYE Party

Iran Issa-Khan’s New Year’s Eve Bash 

“…burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars” quoted from Kerouac only begins to touch one of the most astounding evenings in Miami history: world renowned artist, photographer, reluctant icon, Iran Issa-Khan’s New Year’s Eve party. 

Eighty five guests from Issa-Khan‘s magnificent and coveted ‘list’ that spans the world-over, arrived between 10 pm and the midnight explosion of grand fireworks over a magnificent Miami skyline. Ebullient guests did not stop dancing from the second they set foot in Issa-Khan’s stunning home, with views of the ocean and all of Miami, but for brief intervals to engage in spirited chatter. Dinner was served promptly at 12:15 in the early morning. This in itself was FABULOUS, as Issa-Khan herself unplugged the power cord to the DJ’s turntable to make the first toast of the night as guests listened in total silence and awe to her wise advice for the New Year: She spoke of love, harmony, light and prosperity, but most of all of being true to oneself and going forward with one’s inner secret desires for personal achievement and… Read the rest of this entry »

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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