Celebrity Sightings December

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 28 - 2016ADD COMMENTS


On Saturday night, Solange Knowles performed a an intimate gathering at the Standard Hotel and Spa. The performance was a surprise for the special guests participating in the Camp Standard Weekend in honor of the hotel’s tenth anniversary.

Earlier in the evening, Adriana Lima attended the Miami City Ballet’s 30th anniversary gala in a beautiful tent on Miami Beach.

Spotted at STK Miami on Friday night was Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Sam Smith, who dined with a group of friends.

Rosie Perez was the guest of honor at this year’s YoungArts Backyard Ball, which took place Saturday, January 9 on the YoungArts campus.

Orange is the New Black star, Australian model, Ruby Rose hosted the grand opening of Icon Nightclub Saturday night. Rose DJed for almost 2 hours and was lively and interacted with the crowd.

Kevin Hart was on-hand on South Beach for the premiere of Ride Along 2 last week.

Michael Bay hosted a screening for his new movie, 13 Hours at the AMC theater in Aventura.

Andy Garcia dined at Brickell’s newestst hotspot, Komodo, on Thursday night.

Ryan Phillippe hosted the Five Star New Year’s Eve party on Watson Island on December 31, alongside fiancé, Stanford Law Student, Paulina Slagter. The pair danced and enjoyed spirits while ringing in 2016.

Pamela Anderson hosted the NYE party at Fifty Ultra Lounge.

Jennifer Lopez rang in the New Year at E11even at a party hosted by Drake.

JLo’s ex, Puff Daddy hosted a late night (early morning) New Year’s Eve party at his Star Island manse. Spotted at the party: The Weeknd, Rita Ora, Alonzo Mourning, and Jermaine Dupree.

Andrea Bocelli performed an intimate concert at a private home at the Ritz Carlton Residences Key Biscayne. The concert was a fundraiser hosted by Pomellato jewelry hosted to benefit Baptist Health South Florida.

Pitbull has been spotted at the new Palmeiras Beach Club in Grove Isle.

12039615_1056228961076932_7367721954926618929_nThe 7th Annual Simon’s Soiree

Plymouth Meeting based Simon’s Fund is hosting its seventh annual Simon’s Soiree at the Sheraton Valley Forge, an event that will raise awareness about the warning signs and conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. The gala is expected to raise more than $200,000 to allow Simon’s Fund to continue their work in checking hearts and saving lives. The evening includes an auction, cocktails, dinner, awards presentation and dancing. Michael Barkann will serve as Master of Ceremonies. For more information visit: www.simonsfund.org.




Zama Offers Super Bowl Sunday Specials

Zama announces that on Sunday, February 7th, Zama will be open for lunch on a Sunday, in honor of the Super Bowl from 2:00-7:00 PM. Zama will also be selling sushi trays for takeout for Super Bowl entertaining. The sushi trays will feature ten maki rolls for $50, or pre-ordered for$45 by calling 215.568.1027, and will also be available with a six-pack of Kirin or Sapporo Light for $15 per six-pack.

The trays will be plated and ready for serving and will feature a variety of rolls including spicy tuna, spicy salmon, eel and avocado and California rolls. Each tray will come with a bag of accouterments including low sodium soy sauce, wasabi and chopsticks.


Inia Nua Theatre Company Presents American Premiere of Spine by Clara Brennan

Inis Nua Theatre Company turns a new page at The Drake with the American premiere of Spine, by English playwright Clara Brennan. Spine is a heart-warming, funny and defiant love-song to libraries, an increasingly endangered species under Britain’s austerity government. A fiery and wise-cracking teenager forges an unlikely friendship with an elderly widow living in a house of stolen books. Together, the two discover they may be each other’s last resort in life. Spine opens on Friday, February 19 at 8:00pm, with previews on Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm. Spine runs for a total of 16 performances, through March 6, 2016, at the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake (1512 Spruce Street). Tickets are on sale for $25-$30 by calling (215) 454-9776 or visiting inisnuatheatre.org. Patrons will have their choice of $5.00 off tickets at the door for Spine (or off upcoming The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning) by donating a new children’s book to the Free Library of Philadelphia. Collection bins will be available at all performances.


Peachfuzz_flyer_Jan_29thPeach Fuzz Party at the Thompson Miami Beach

Mid-beach’s stylish lifestyle hotel, Thompson Miami Beach, will host Peachfuzz and DJs DZA & Craze for an all-night hip-hop throwback party this Friday January, 29th at 11:00 pm. Raul Sanchez, Pres Rodriguez (both formerly of Bar) and DZA (Adrian Douzmanian/Rear View) will welcome guests to their famous hip-hop party that recalls a time when Trick Daddy tried to take it to the house and Biggie’s passing was still fresh on our minds. Peachfuzz is a non-stop dance party; and, Thompson’s Century Lounge is one big dance floor, where the music played leaves you no choice but to move. Guests will jam to 90s hip-hop and R&B, all songs geared to make you…yep, you guessed it…dance. No cover. 21+. Cash bar available. RSVP requested to: eventstmb@thompsonhotels.com.





mediterraneanfeast201601The 2nd Annual Mediterranean Feast

The 2nd Annual Mediterranean Feast,taking place Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 9:30 p.m.—12:30 a.m. extends a special Friends of the Feast ticket discount from February 1-12, 2016. Early birds can use coupon code FRIENDSOFTHEFEAST at www.MediterraneanFeast.EventBrite.com for a $20 discount off the $95 ticket price. Taking place around the pool area and on the back lawn of the Surfcomber, Social Club and High Tide Chef Blair Wilson welcomes fellow headlining chefs Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, and George Pagonis (all celebrated Top Chef alumni) along with mixologist Dean Feddaqui of Lilt Lounge at the Epic Hotel, in creating an evening of authentic Mediterranean tastes.






Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Serieslogo_2016

The Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series is coming to The Florida Keys, on January 30 at ​Coral Shores High School’s Performing Arts Theater. George Poveromo, TV host and contributor to Salt Water Sportsman, is available for interviews over the phone or in-studio. AFTER SEMINAR PARTY –The now famous After Seminar Party will take place that very same day, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at World Wide Sportsman’s Islamorada Fish Company. A section of the property will be reserved exclusively for attendees of the Islamorada seminar, and they must present their Seminar Series name badge to enter. Complimentary food, beverages and live music will highlight the party, and George Poveromo will be on hand. Each Seminar Series attendee is entitled to bring one guest. To pay with Visa, MasterCard or American Express, call (800) 448-7360, or register on-line, visit:  www.nationalseminarseries.com



Super Bowl 50 Watch Party at The Butcher Shop

The Butcher Shop is showing the big game on multiple big screens and projectors both inside and outside of the restaurant, and will be offering several Super Bowl specials including:

  • Pitcher of Mahou & 10 wings for $20
  • Wynwood Brewing, Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield Brewing pitchers for $19
  • Appetizer combo platter: two fried bacon wrapped pickles, two pork sliders,

four spaetzle balls and two pierogies for $15

*Weekend brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 For more information,  visit www.thebutchershopmiami.com or call (305) 846–9120 and follow The Butcher Shop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 28 - 2016ADD COMMENTS
Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger

Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger

New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2016 embraced new, at times unconventional, venues and eclectic designer collections as varied as the designers themselves, whose inspiration came from all parts of the globe.

Tommy Hilfiger recreated the Caribbean for his island-inspired show by transforming a bare NYC warehouse into an island oasis, complete with a beachside boardwalk that wound around an ankle-deep pool of water which models splashed through. A Tibetan monk stunned guests at the Hudson River Pier 26 in Tribeca, for Givenchy’s unforgettable runway show with the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower as its backdrop on 9/11. The label commissioned artist Marina Abramovic to stage the dramatic show which paid tribute to those lost 14 years ago on that tragic day. Opening Ceremony put on a play, written by Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill, which starred Elle Fanning, Karlie Kloss, and Rashida Jones to showcase its spring looks and Marc Jacobs, never to be outdone, presented his “One Night Only” show in New York’s famed Ziegfeld Theater.

The more common trends included: white button-down shirts, among the most accessible and affordable trends for spring; skirts and dresses with high slits cut “up to there,” vibrant colors and island prints; 1970s styles; warm hues and common neutrals as well as monochromatic looks and lots and lots of stripes. Models donned little if any make-up and loose, care-free hairstyles in most of the shows. Some of our favorite looks for Miami’s year-round summer are highlighted below. Read the rest here »

Miami Art Week 2015

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 22 - 2016ADD COMMENTS
6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series

6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series

By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

While Miami Art Week is as much about the art of the party as it is about taking in one-of-a-kind works from around the world, this year, gale force winds and torrential rain added a new dimension of challenges for those artfully negotiating a month’s worth of activities and events into every day and evening for a week straight. In addition to Art Basel and it dozens of satellite fairs, several elegant events elevated Miami Art Week this year, providing opportunities for engaging discussions, networking, dining, cocktailing, celebrity sightings and, of course, dancing.



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MsCollins-13Clicquot Carnaval

The second-annual Clicquot Carnaval will be held on Saturday, February 20 at Miami’s beautiful Museum Park!

Veuve Clicquot is bringing the excitement of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval to Miami with a daytime champagne fête. Guests will enjoy an extravagant afternoon packed with traditional Carnaval entertainment including Samba dancers, sand castle artists, lawn games and much more. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Non-Vintage Rosé and Veuve Clicquot’s latest offering, Clicquot Rich, will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle. In addition, guests will be able to purchase fare from some of Miami’s favorite food trucks. Tickets to Clicquot Carnaval are $100 and must be purchased in advance by visitingwww.ClicquotCarnaval.com beginning on January 20 at 10:00 a.m.



image006-600x3991Chinese New Year at Hakkasan

This Chinese New Year, Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a limited edition menu created by International Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon alongside an exclusive cocktail and dessert. Hakkasan restaurants around the world will continue to honor the Chinese wishing tree tradition inspired by the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong. During this auspicious time, guests will be invited to share their hopes for the coming year by writing their wishes on gold ribbons and hanging them in the restaurant. The wish collection and special menu will be available to guests from February 5th through February 14th. For more information on Chinese New Year at Hakkasan, visit hakkasan.com/chinese-new-year or  on Facebook and Instagram or search for #HakkasanCNY2016. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 786.276.1388.


 image0035th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes

On Friday, February 5 join the  5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes presented by Sergio Rossi at the JW Marriott Marquis. This wonderful event  gathers more than 700 of South Florida’s most fashionable women to support the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. WW&S is one of the largest women’s fundraising events nationwide and was created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style, and supporting a noble cause. This year’s Emcee will be Seven-time Emmy Award Winner, Maggie Rodriguez. The luncheon begins at 3:30 p.m.; For more information contact Cristina Guerrero  786.624.2984 / cristina.guerrero@mchf.org/ winewomenandshoes.com/Miami.


image001Rock n’ Baga

Let’s dance, put on your red shoes and dance the blues said David Bowie and there’s nowhere else to bring that spirits alive than at Bagatelle Miami Beach’s weekly themed dinner party, Rock n’ Baga Every Tuesday, Guests will be transported to the 80’s and progress to the 90’s and classic favorites as the French Bistro transforms into a welcome flashback to the past with a fully decorated restaurant, decked out wait staff and special performances by dancers and impersonators.  Guests are also encouraged to dress in their best themed garbs.










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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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