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Don’t Miss: Our Guide to Art Basel Miami 2015

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 2 - 2015

artDon’t Miss: Art Basel 2015

TALDE Miami Beach
Thompson Miami Beach’s new Asian-American neighborhood restaurant and bar, TALDE Miami Beach, celebrates Art Basel on Thursday, December 3, with the launch of its new Late Night Noodles menu crafted by star chef/restaurateur Dale Talde. Sure to be the go-to spot after hours, the special menu and an accompanying happy hour will be available every Thursday through Saturday, from 2:00 a.m. until 4 a.m. Special for Art Basel, TALDE will also feature a DJ line-up featuring hometown and visiting acts, including the New York-based G Brown (Thursday, Dec. 3); John McSwain (Friday, Dec. 4); and PaseRock of Peachfuzz (Saturday, Dec. 5).

Fun at Libertine

Newcomer Libertine has stolen the downtown scene with a nightly mix of music curated by Michelle Leshem ranging from Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Blondie, old school hip hop or to new and underground sounds of indie dance including Cut Cupy, Aeroplane, Holy Ghost! to modern disco and deep house late night. This hybrid spot turns from a bar to an intimate dance floor with an interior harkening back to the glamorously decayed watering holes of turn of the century London. Libertine’s interior features eclectic décor like a floor covered in thousands of pennies, easy leather sofas, a DJ booth fashioned from a re-purposed Baby Grand piano and an expansive cocktail bar featuring a comprehensive mixology program. With opening hours from 10pm till whenever (located in Miami’s 24 hour district) you will be sure to get your dose of debauchery as you rub shoulders with some of Miami’s favorite gatekeepers for a back to not so basics good time. Read the rest of this entry »

Ball & Chain’s Birthday Music Festival

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 29 - 2015

imageLittle Havana hotspot, Ball & Chain, simultaneously celebrated its 80th and first birthdays with a three day music festival during Labor Day weekend. The world famous live music venue has made its mark among nightlife and music lovers thanks to its exciting programming- including live jazz, top performing artists and our favorite: the Saturday night Pachanga- which features a live, 12-piece Cuban band that would make Ricky Ricardo proud. On any given night- you will find a lively crowd enjoying one-of-a-kind cocktails, accompanied by unique bites in the gorgeous and nostalgic space.

Ball & Chain, originally a live jazz lounge on Calle Ocho was open from September 1935 until the 1950s. It was reopened and remastered last September by nightlife impresario Zack Bush, his brother, Ben Bush and their childhood friend Bill Fuller, of the Barlington Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Byblos- More is More

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On September - 19 - 2015

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By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

We suspected Byblos was going to be something extra special when we attended the opening celebration in June, which featured everything from exquisite bites and drinks to a full concert by Marina and the Diamonds; on-the-spot poets and an A-list crowd. But we had no idea just how extraordinary this jewel of a restaurant would be. Fast forward a month later and we were treated to one of the most elegant, unique and outstanding dining experiences to date. Most noteworthy is the attention to detail that is prevalent throughout the entire Byblos experience- from the attentive staff (Arturo spoiled us) to the beautiful and eclectic, traditional one-of plates and silverware to the rituals, such as the French press service- served in antique tea cups; tableside spirit infused cold tea trolley and the desserts which are served atop a silver platter. Read the rest of this entry »

Neon or Nothing

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 3 - 2015
photo credit: World Red Eye

photo credit: World Red Eye

By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore
“Neon or Nothing” was the theme of a party that would have been more aptly dubbed “Neon and Everything” for the copious amounts of fun it brought to Miami on a rainy August night.

TARA, Ink. principal and man-about-town, Nick D’Annunzio, well known for throwing over-the-top themed bashes (a hoedown, luau, burlesque and 1980s dance-a-thon about which we are still raving). For this year’s party, 300 of D’Annunzio’s closest friends traveled from near and far, dressing in their brightest neon, while braving a torrential summer rainstorm on Saturday, August 15 for NEON OR NOTHING NIGHT SWIM at Thompson Miami Beach.

VIPs ducked into a cabana and gathered around the The Thompson’s beautiful pool area, which had been illuminated with bright pink, blue and green lights, Read the rest of this entry »

Swim Week Miami Heats Up South Beach!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 31 - 2015
photo courtesy: MiamiSocialholic.com

photo courtesy: MiamiSocialholic.com

By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

South Beach came alive once again this July, as the swimwear industry’s most highly anticipated event, Swim Week Miami, returned for an action-packed four days and nights of designer runway shows, presentations and parties from Thursday, July 16- Sunday, July 19 at various hotels and venues throughout Miami Beach. Sexy styles were mixed with more functional pieces, color palates ranged from bright, to bold to lots of black, cut-outs prevailed among one piece suits as well as an emphasis on elegant swimwear that can double as cocktail attire-with a mere addition of a skirt or pants. Designers drew inspiration from faraway places and steamy Miami and incorporated captivating themes in their shows and presentations. Among the most memorable presentations, shows and parties: Mara Hoffman, Maaji, Mohini, DIJANA, Caffe, and Style Saves and Orlebar Brown.

 

Mara Hoffman’s Resort Swim 2016 Collection

The most strikingly beautiful presentation was that of Mara Hoffman, who unveiled her Resort Swim 2016 collection among the pristine landscaped gardens of Casa Casuarina, formerly known as the Versace Mansion. Millions upon millions of glistening, iridescent mosaic tiles which flank the mansion’s lawn and pool area provided the perfect backdrop, making for the most stunning presentation of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

The Party of the Summer-Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 8 - 2015

Amigos for Kids Miami Celebrity Domino NightBy: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Dubbed “the party of the summer,” the annual Miami Celebrity Domino Night, benefiting Amigos for Kids drew a crowd of 1,700 supporters to Jungle Island on June 20, for a steamy party filled with food, fun, fanfare, dancing and of course, fierce domino competitions.

The party began with a blue carpet on Jungle Island’s first level, where celebrities and television personalities, including actress Elizabeth Gutierrez, Mexican actor Khotan, Univision Network anchor Maria Elena Salinas, Venezuelan actress Sonya Smith, Primer Impacto anchor Pamela Silva-Conde, singer Pablo Argenis, and Mexican TV host Maggie Jiménez posed and mingled with guests. Throughout the first floor of the venue, food stands from various restaurants and catering firms prepared delightful treats for partygoers. Our favorite? A Joy Wallace’s buttermilk fried chicken. Other standouts included Donut Divas’ fried Oreos in red velvet donuts (don’t judge!) and the Café & Sweets Bistro by Café La Carreta and Versailles Restaurant. Presenting sponsor Bacardí U.S.A. kept guests well-hydrated with free-flowing cocktails. Read the rest of this entry »

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