Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 2 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

pharrellCelebrity Sightings:

International music and entertainment sensation, Timati, hit the Tuesdays at Delano party and Florida Room last Tuesday where he partied with Alan Roth, Tommy and Michelle Pooch and a bevy of Russian beauties. Diddy is scheduled to shoot a new music video with Timati, this week in Miami.

Celebrity DJ Tracy Young wrapped up the grand opening weekend for the brand new Lord’s Hotel poolside by laying down beats for the “Punch Brunch” preview party on Sunday.  Fueled by Punch Bowl signature cocktails, guests danced from early morning until sunset.

Calvin Klein was spotted at Caviar Kaspia at the Webster boutique on Tuesday.

Pharell was seen having a great time at the exclusive and fabulous Veuve Cliqout barbecue at Soho Beach House on Monday.

Reality star and pop singer, Brooke Hogan, previewed the new Miss Yip Chinese Cafe locale at 900 Biscayne in Downtown on Saturday night with a handsome gentleman.  Brooke, no longer a Miami Beach resident, had been patiently waiting the opening of the new location. The Miami Heat’s Jamaal Magloire, #21, enjoyed some drinks and snacks with friends at Miss Yip’s Downtown on Tuesday night.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 2 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Base TentsBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore


Art Basel, the art world’s “Carnaval” disguised as an international art show (or vice versa) has arrived, with hundreds of events vying for space on our social calendar.  And while the actual showcase technically runs from December 2-5 (what we like to call the “100 hour day”) the requisite art celebrations and inebriation have been going strong since last weekend.   It seems there’s no end in sight- testing our endurance, social scheduling, and livers more and more each year (please let us know if any progress has been made with human cloning, oh, and add us to the transplant list.)

The world’s largest and most important art show gets bigger every year, especially since in addition to Art Basel itself, Vanguard, Scope, Verge, Pulse, Art Miami, Aqua, Design Miami and over 70 other satellite fairs have set up camp all over town.  Then there are pop-up shops and spas, such as Citrine by the Stones at Soho Beach House and the indulgent La Mer spa South of Fifth and new not-to-be missed restaurants, such as the Royal at the Raleigh, from John DeLucie, who owns NYC hotspots, The Lion and Waverly Inn, (we hear a reservation is harder to come by than snow on South Beach, but give it a shot!)  Also “popping up” for this week only is Paris nightclub transplant, Le Baron, which once again takes over the Florida Room.  Keeping the parties going late into the night are celebrity DJs such as Paul Oakenfold and Behrouz and Danny Tenaglia who will be spinning at WALL throughout the weekend and Kaskade at Arkadia. Read the rest here »

Don’t Miss: Art Basel, Eurocinema, Cafeina, and much, much, more!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 1 - 20101 COMMENT

Base TentsBase Paint Tents

During the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, November 30 through December 5,   join Fundación Manos del Sur and Step by Step Foundation, under the artistic direction of Antuan, as they unveil their latest collaboration, Base Paint Tents. The project will showcase an exhibition and cocktail event hosted by EPIC Residences on their Green. The project was conceived as a collaboration of international artists and nonprofit organizations to support the reconstruction of education in Haiti through art. The distinctive elements include creation and exhibition of the tents at a series of locations and then finally setting-up the finished tents in Haiti.  Artists participating include: Antuan and Elba Luis Lugo, Pedro Barbeito, Jose Bedia, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Jose Garcia Cordero, Nicolas Leiva, Leonel Matheu, Ruben Millares and Antonia Wright, Gean Moreno, and Damian Sarno,.  

On Sunday, December 5, FIU’s Frost Art Museum will host the Base Paint Models at FIU’s 8th Annual Breakfast in the Park.  The event celebrates Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 with a complimentary breakfast that is open to the public.  Festivities begin a 9:30 in the morning and will run until noon.  For more information visit www.basepaint.org.



Eurocinema, Miami’s newly launched and only foreign film channel available on-demand, will host an Art Basel-inspired cocktail party and viewing of its latest release, Avenue Montaigne on Wednesday, December 1  at 8 PM at The Rooftop at Gansevoort Miami Beach. Guests will experience the journey of a young woman as she arrives in Paris and embarks on a voyage into her dream world of glamour, luxury and the arts; as the story is projected onto the poolside bar’s main wall and streamed throughout its VIP cabanas. Complimentary Absolut cocktails & Perrier-Jouët champagne till 9 p.m., with reduced Absolut cocktails through 11 p.m.  Special guest DJ Joe Dert will spin an open format mix of house and euro-inspired beats. RSVP to Eurocinema@taraink.com. For more information please visit www.eurocinema.com. Gansevoort Miami Beach is located at 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.



luckycat_full_sched_blastThe Miguel Paredes National Gallery

On Wednesday, December 1, join Miguel Paredes as he unveils his latest creation at the National Hotel.  The South Beach destination has   been  transformed in to the Miguel Paredes National Gallery and will celebrate with an opening reception featuring complimentary cocktails by Bombay Sapphire, beats by Buddha Bar DJ Sam Popat and select works by Hernan Miranda.  The event will run from 8 to 11 p.m.    The following evening,   Paredes along with famed rock photographer Danny Clinch will unveil several collaborative works featuring subjects such as Jack Johnson and the Beastie Boys. The event will feature complimentary cocktails by Dewars and beats by DJ Sam Popat.  This event will also run from 8 to 11 p.m. and both will take place at the National Hotel.  For more information visit  www.miguelparedes.com.


Berkley_and_The_Bay_Tree_150_x_70Through William Chewning’s Eyes

On Thursday, December 2, explore and experience the elements of nature through the eyes of William Chewning as he displays his newest collection, “William Chewning’s Big Ideas.”  Back to Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, for the second year,  Chewning will captivate his audience at his 1,800 square foot showroom filled with various abstract pieces, each of which were created using reoccurring imagery, realism, environmental elements and allegorical references. 

Join Chewning for an Art Basel cocktail reception from 7 to 9 p.m. as he reveals a compelling and original “vocabulary” of ideas through the translation of his own life experiences.  Miami Design District 126th NE 40th Street or for more information contact Erica@ThePattonGroupInc.com.


OPGMiami5Anniv_REVOriginal Penguin Miami’s 5th  Anniversary

E!’s Michael Yo will host the Original Penguin Miami’s 5th Anniversary on Thursday, December 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. Complimentary cocktails and champagne will be served courtesy of 42Below Vodka and Korbel.  Enjoy 30% off the entire store as you snack on Pirate’s Booty treats while local favorite DJ Dank spins great tunes.  To RSVP visit OPGMIAMI@TARAINK.com or call 305.864.3434 x257.



Art Basel and Angelique Euro Café

Angelique Euro Café is excited to bring a little piece of Art Basel to Coral Gables on Thursday, December 2, as they proudly showcase the original and uplifting art work by local Venezuelan artist, Valentina Ramos; which will remain in display through the 5th of December.  Angelique invites its patrons to celebrate their one-year anniversary and enjoy an evening filled with art, wine and live music beginning at 6:30pm with the sultry notes of RK Duo.  At 7pm, the Battle of the Grapes wine tasting will begin as Angelique highlights California’s other grapes.  For more information visit www.AngeliqueEuroCafe.com.


Cafeina_ThreeStooges_FRONT_ALT Cafeina Presents: Three Stooges We Love

Cafeina invites you to celebrate Three Stooges We Love, a night of art, photography & the written word honoring Patrick McMullan, Brian Antoni, and Robert Chambers on Thursday, December 2,  at 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy complimentary Solerno cocktails until midnight and music by special guest DJ Jeffrey Tonnesen. For one-night only, McMullan will showcase So80s on the garden wall, a compilation of classic photos capturing icons of that decade Madonna, Andy Warhol and Liza Minnelli. Antoni will also host a VIP signing of South Beach the Novel and will donate a percentage of book proceeds to The Trevor Project.  And Robert Chambers will present a sculpture installation. To RSVP go to  cafeina@taraink.com or for more information visit www.cafeinamiami.com.


Barbara_Hulanicki_Art_Basel_InviteBarbara Hulanicki Presents “FLASH”

Internationally acclaimed fashion illustrator and designer, Barbara Hulanicki, will host her first-side exhibit at Calix Gustav Gallery. The show, aptly titled FLASH, will feature a series of colorfully infused images reflecting the artist’s life experiences as well as her wild and free imagination.  The opening reception will be held on Saturday,   December 4,   from 6 to 9 p.m.  The exhibition will be featured through February 4, 2011.  To RSVP go to Hulanicki@TARAINK.com. Calix Gustav Gallery, 98 N.W. 29 Street.


scrabStone Crab Feast at Kitchen 305

Stone crabs lovers are invited to come dip and dance at “The Show” taking place every Friday at Kitchen 305 in the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort.  The Show features weekly live entertainment to go along with an all-you-can-eat stone crab feast for $42 per person. Make sure to get your fill in before the season for stone-crabbin’ is over!  

Just a “stones” throw-away from the ocean, Kitchen 305 will serve-up claws in batches of five, accompanied by a bowl of New England Clam Chowder and a Wedge Salad with Applewood smoked bacon.  Endless refills are welcomed if there’s still room after the fresh bread and choice of two sides from another grand selection including rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, grilled Portobello mushrooms, charred-cheddar wrapped beefsteak tomatoes and creamed spinach. For table reservations, call 305.749.2110.

rootsRoots In The City Farmers Market Re-opens  

Roots In The City Farmers Market will re-open for business on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at noon. Launched with the support of Wholesome Wave Foundation, the market debuted to national attention in April 2010 as the only wholly local farmer-operated market in Miami and the first urban farmer’s market in Florida to double the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as food stamps) towards the purchase of locally-grown produce.  Roots In The City Farmers Market is located in Overtown, at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and Tenth Street, and will be open to the public every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through early summer 2011.


Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 1 - 2010ADD COMMENTS



Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 24 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Gingi Beltran and Alicia Cervera at Wolfsonian Quince

Gingi Beltran and Alicia Cervera at Wolfsonian Quince

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Wolfsonian Quinces

Nothing marks a coming of age like a good old fashioned Cuban Quinces.  On Friday, November 12, the Wolfsonian Visionaries celebrated the museum’s milestone with a fantastic Quinceañera-themed party at the Fontainebleau- the most glamorous and fun Quinces we’ve ever attended, and by all accounts, one of the best parties of the year.  From top to bottom, the elegant event was sensational, featuring gorgeous décor; an A-list crowd, who dressed to the nines for the occasion; fantastic food and “put on your red shoes and dance!” music by Grammy-nominated Conjunto Progreso led by Johnny Aguiló, who performed one of a kind traditional Cuban Son music and DJ Jody McDonald, a twenty year veteran of the turntables, who played all of our Old School favorites:  (think roller skating circa 1980- in fact several guests “pretend skated” on the dance floor.) The chic crowd of 320 all but ignored the decadent dessert bar-as the music was too good to fully enjoy sitting down and broke curfew by dancing way past any respectable hour of guests typically found at Quinceañera celebrations.  Read the rest here »

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 24 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Bow Wow and Angela Simmons at Trina TurkAngela Simmons, 23 year-old daughter of Hip Hop legend Rev Run/Joseph Simmons, dined at the new beachfront restaurant De Rodriguez Ocean last Wednesday night. The socialite, shoe designer and star of Run’s House had the seafood-centric restaurant prepare her a special vegetarian pasta dish.

LeBron James, along with fellow basketball pro Jerry Stackhouse, made their way to STK Miami. James requested his favorite table in the main dining room.

Favorite Latin duo Hansel and Raul hit the stage this weekend for theHansel and Raul Vegas-themed 50th birthday bash of Manny Gonzalez; surprising guests with an impromptu concert.  Guests were treated to favorite hits “No Hay Cama Pa’ Tanta Gente” and “Maria Elena.”

Miami and Bal Harbour luminaries, Fana and Abel Holtz, Nancy and Jon Batchelor, Leila Chang-Ripich, Chip BradyBunny Bastian, Kirk Landon and Pam Garrison, Alan and Vivian Dimond, Sheila and Bill Steiner, Fran Fields and Sam Gordon, Dr. Shulamit and Chaim Katzman, Bob and Sookey Schwartz, Cindy Carr, Rosy Cancela and Max Berney, and Mari Alarcon Grimalt recently attended a gorgeous private dinner party for the Jackson Memorial Golden Angels.  The event was sponsored by Florida Dental Benefits, Incorporated.

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