The ULTIMATE Girls’ Night Out

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 23 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

MiamiPinkCarpetPartiesBanner To commemorate it’s fifth anniversary, The Vibe, an innovative event planning agency, is hosting the ultimate girl’s night out experience in the Magic City with a special screening of the much anticipated “Sex and the City 2”and a fabulous VIP after-party, two days before the film’s official release. This chic, spectacular event is designed to celebrate The Vibe’s expertise of producing unique, fun experiences as well as to encourage Miami women to indulge themselves and celebrate that they are fabulous, glamorous and VIPs in their own lives.   In addition to a special screening of the movie, attendees will be treated to a complete girls’ night out exhilarating experience that will feature: A dazzling pink carpet entry to the exclusive after party, a fabulous display of shoes and clothing worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City 2”, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, luxury swag bag from event sponsors, and the opportunity to win a vacation to Marrakesh or a “Summer in The City” spa and hotel package.  Valerie Bihet, The Vibe Agency director, will be on-hand to discuss her event planning savvy, her SATC connection and offer tips on how to create your own girls’ night out.   Miami women channeling their inner Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha will walk the pink carpet and kick-off the exclusive after party on  Wednesday, May 26th . The pink carpet VIP pre-party begins at 7:00 P.M. on the 7th floor of the 1111 Lincoln Road building; the special movie screening begins at 8:30 P.M. at Regal Cinema, Miami Beach;    For more information and to purchase tickets go to  http://miamipinkcarpetparti.hutdogs.com/ . 

 

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Mainly, the after-party is now a VIP pre-party beginning at 7:00 p.m. Same fabulous bash, just a few hours earlier.

Don’t Miss

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 19 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Maryjoshore@aol.com

 profJoin the “In” Crowd

 The Young Professionals in Arts & Entertainment (Young Pros) Party takes place Friday, May 21 at Club 50 at Hotel Viceroy (485 Brickell Avenue) from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.  In its third installment, the Young Pros welcome managers, agents, music label executives, publicists, journalists, models, advertising agency executives, talent, bookers, casting directors, stylists, photographers, and other industry guests.  Maxim model Melanie Tillbrook will host this month’s party, which is co-sponsored by Miami Socialholic™ www.miamisocialholic.com. For more information, contact Allison Seriani at newagemarketing@live.com.

joedirt The Many Faces of Joe Dert Live at Rokbar

 On Friday, May 21, the Rokbar family invites you to a special night in honor “Mash-up Master,” DJ Joe Dert’s CD Volume 8 “Live at the 56″ CD release party. Enjoy music by Joe Dert and live drum performance featuring DJ Affect!  The party starts at midnight and goes until 5 a.m. Limited space is available! Table reservations are strongly recommended.  Call 305.634.4397 or email:  RSVP@Rokbarmiami.com.

  Swap ‘til you Drop!

 “Swap Miami,” an eco-chic fashion and furniture swapping event will take place on Saturday, Mayswap 22, from 12 to 6 PM at Cafeina in Wynwood (297 Northwest 23rd Street). Marketing and design agencies Super Market Creative and Creative Mafia, together with earth conscious brands including 944 Magazine, Yelp, Plum TV, Soul of Miami, Ecoist, Dream in Green, Portfolio Salon and METRO 1 Properties, will seek to revolutionize shopping in South Florida. Bartering, the oldest form of buying and selling, has been reinvented as the newest shopping craze, known as swapping.  Bring your fashionable, clean and gently used clothing, accessories, home décor and furniture accent pieces to trade. Designer furniture retailers and local fashion stylists will be on site to give styling tips, as well as to help appraise items according to “Swap Miami’s” set pricing standards of low, medium and high. Co-founders Sean Drake & Michelle Leshem say “the point of Swap Miami is to finally get rid of that item you have been holding onto for so long and never use. It’s not about the exact valued amount you will get for donating your items. It’s about letting go and in the process, possibly scoring a few fine items. That’s just a small bonus on top of the charity who scores all left over goods at the end of each ‘Swap Miami’ event.”

Registration starts at noon on the day of the event, with ticket prices at $10.00. Advance tickets are also available for $8.00 on www.swapmiami.com, which provides swappers the convenience of express check-in. “Swap Drop” locations for pre-event drops offs (no home décor) can be found in Miami and South Beach at participating swappers like Sweat Records, Elemental Design, Ecoist and Cafeina.  For more information on registration, swapping and to purchase tickets, visit www.swapmiami.com.

Lincoln Road turns 50 and ArtCenter honors Morris Lapidus

For Morris Lapidus, design is performance.  The talented architect who transformed a two-way traffic street named Lincoln Road into the pedestrian mall it is today will be honored at ArtCenter/South Florida with an exhibit dedicated to his life’s work.  A Question for Emotion and Motion in Architecture’s opening reception is slated for Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the 800 Lincoln Road Gallery, and coincides with the walkway’s 50th anniversary and ArtCenter’s 25th birthday.  Exhibit runs through July 18, and is free and open to the public.  Visit www.artcentersf.org for more information.  

angeliqueJazz Concert at Angelique

 Angelique Euro Café, your best spot in the Gables for an eclectic blend of neo-classic European favorites from the Mediterranean Riviera with a focus on cuisine from Spain, France, Italy and Belgium ups the cultural ante by partnering with WDNA 88.9 FM Serious Jazz to bring guests another unforgettable jazz concert from some of South Florida’s top performers on Wednesday, May 26, at 7:30pm. Hal Roland and Irasema will entertain with the best in Latin Jazz while patrons have the option of enjoying a special Table D’Hote dinner experience at Angelique Euro Café’s intimate setting or ordering à la carte from their regular menu. This specialized menu includes a choice of Angelique’s signature Moules Frites, Steak Au Poivre, Coq Au Vin or Lobster Ravioli, along with soup or salad and dessert for just $29 per person, not including tax and gratuity. An à la carte menu will also be available.  Angelique is located at 117 Miracle Mile.  For reservations, call 305.529.9922. www.angeliqueeurocafe.com.

Beach Parties

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 19 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

_DSC0567Chamber Gala- The People Show 

Every year, the Miami Beach Convention center houses a number of noteworthy exhibits, Art Basel, the Car Show, the Boat Show, the Home Show…to name a few.  On Saturday, May 8, the Convention Center was home to the “People Show”, as 900 of the most influential Miami Beach and Miami-Dade county business professionals came together for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 88th Annual Dinner gala honoring local luminaries for their outstanding contributions to the community. 

The cabaret-themed ball was reminiscent of Miami Beach’s heyday, with sparkly, black table cloths, white feather centerpieces, cigar rollers, gin martinis, and an 18-piece swing dance band. Michael Aller, “Mr. Miami Beach”, served as Master of Ceremonies, welcoming guests to the “Cabaret” and putting on a full blown show, starting with his glitzy rendition of “Life is a Cabaret” that would have put Liza  to shame.  This year’s Gala Service Awards recipients included William D. Talbert, III, CDME, Elsie Sterling Howard, The Steinberg Family and Boucher Brothers Management Incorporated. 

 

329-MCM10GalaMCM – Fun for all Ages 

On Saturday, April 24, the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) held its annual gala in honor of its 25 year anniversary.  Over six hundred guests were able to “play” in the museum’s galleries while enjoying cocktails and delicious bites before heading outside to the enormous tent for dinner catered by the Ritz Carlton South Beach’s celebrity chef, Jeff McInnis and Executive Chef Thomas Connell and a concert by the Average White Band.  The high point of the evening was the $1 million donation by philanthropist Gloria Martin for the launch of MCM’s Capital Endowment Fund Campaign. The Knight Foundation committed $100,000 to the campaign.  This added to the $750,000 that was raised by the spirited live auction for the museum’s programming.  Notable guests at the MCM gala included: Nicole Miller, Romero Britto, Lisa and Donald Pliner, Gisela and Diego Lowenstein, Tracy Mourning, Gloria Martin, Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, Claudia Potamkin, Lisa Schejola Akin and Jeffrey Akin, Richard and Susan Lampen, Mo Abety, Evan and Stephanie Reed, FJ and Abigail Pollak, and Richard and Sandy Berkowitz.

Fashion Art Ball 2010 Heats Up The Gansevoort

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 18 - 20101 COMMENT

a Anne Owen and  Alan RothSaturday’s Fashion Art Ball (FAB) hosted by Michelle and Tommy Pooch and Alan Roth was the hottest party of the week.  Perhaps it was the burlesque show, the gorgeous women’s fashions, or the stylishly dressed and dynamic Legends on the Runway.  But more likely, the fact that the air conditioning in the “newly remodeled” Gansevoort Hotel wasn’t working (insert snarky comment here!) added to the sweltering temperature. Whatever the exact reason may have been, it was a “sauna in there.”  The shvitzing, energetic crowd, didn’t seem to mind too much, though, keeping cool with abundant cocktails Read the rest here »

8th Annual FedEx/St Jude Angels and Stars GalaGrammy award winner Rudy Perez celebrated his birthday alongside Jamie Jo Harris at Cafeina on Thursday.  Enrique Marciano, one of the stars from the hit show “Without Trace“ hit the Wynwood hot spot on Friday with an entourage of friends.  Actress and Covergirl spokesperson, Dania Ramirez was spotted at different locations in South Florida promoting the Covergirl Clean Make-up for Clean Water Program.  Ramirez enjoyed dinner at Mr. Chow on Saturday night. 

Benedikt Taschen of TASCHEN Books was also seen dining at Mr. Chow.8th Annual FedEx/St Jude Angels and Stars Gala

Saturday had its fair share Latin starpower. Daisy Fuentes, Juanes, Jeremias, Luis Fonsi, Victoria Gastaldi, along with Gloria and Emilio Estefan came out to support the Fed Ex/St. Jude’s Hospital Angels and Stars Gala at the Hotel InterContinental.

 sean-pennSean Penn made his rounds in South Beach during his volunteer efforts for earthquake relief in Haiti, making a pit stop at Coco de Ville in Miami Beach on Friday. The newest resident to the grief-stricken country was overheard saying he was so happy to now have a home in Haiti which allows him to spend even more time assisting in the rebuilding process. Refusing to pose for photos, opting instead to enjoy his singledom, chat up the ladies and drink a Grey Goose and tonic. Our spy tells us that a blonde with whom he was chatting allegedly left slyly a few minutes after Penn’s departure. The actor was also spotted at WALL at W South Beach on Saturday night.
 
daniaSpotted at WALL at W South Beach this past Saturday: Dania Ramirez, Eros Ramazzotti, and Deryck Whibley from Sum 41.

Singer, Lucrecia performed on Saturday evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Vizcaya Preservation Lunch

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 18 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Models in Neiman Marcus 2010 Spring Collection (3)On the most gorgeous day of the year, top socialites donned their most prestigious headdresses for the Vizcaya Preservation Lunch.  One of the most elegant events to date, the “Gatsby-esque” affair combined sophistication and style to the flourishing gardens of the historic estate.  Community leaders, philanthropists, and professionals came together to support the Vizcayan’s mission to protect and preserve this beloved, extraordinary landmark.  Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour along with Neiman Marcus Coral Gables joined forces to produce a spectacular preview of the latest spring trends showcasing designs from Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Versace, Zac Posen, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Dolce and Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Armani, and Roberto Cavalli just to name a few.

Guests were also treated to the delights of Ana Paz Cakes, Atlantico Rum, Chateau D’Esclans, Chanel Coco Rouge, Don Pepin Garcia, My Father Cigars, and Thierry’s Catering and Event Design. 

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