misoBig Hats and Bow Ties MISO Brunch

Miami Symphony Orchestra, Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet along with Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carolina Lanao, and María Celeste Arrarás, Tina Carlo, Irene Korge invite you to their annual MISO Brunch, this Saturday, April 29 at PAO Restaurant at Faena.  The host committee includes: Michelle Areces, Barbara Becker, Criselda Breene, Iran Issa-Khan, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, Sam Robin, Athina Klioumi, Anick Vorbe. Wear your most fashionable chapeaux as you enjoy an afternoon of delicacy with grand company. Buy your Tickets at EVENTBRITE or Call the MISO Office (305) 275-5666. *A PORTION OF TICKET SALES WILL BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

 

 

 

The Miami Beach K9 Knights Regatta

The Miami Beach K9 Knights announced they will sponsor a joint event Regatta with the various Police Department Marine Patrols representing the six Police Departments from South Beach to Bal Harbour this Saturday, April 29th starting at 3:30pm in North Beach. The Regatta will commence at the North Beach Police sub-Station, where 38 Knights will board 6 Police boats to cruise the Miami waterways to experience the working perspective of the Marine Patrols. The boats will eventually reach Palm Island, where all will be greeted by our gracious hosts Knights Lindsay Smith and Marc D’Ge at a Cocktail Reception in their beautiful home.At the Reception, guests will join up and mix with two to three of the nine Police canines that were already purchased by the Knights over the past four years.Temporary Website: www.miamibeachk9knights.com.

Ariete Summer Sips

Coconut Grove’s favorite neighborhood spot, Ariete, adds the perfect summer sips to its recently launched Happy Hour menu – The Cocktail Float as well as complimentary Sunset Shots. The Cocktail Float is the ultimate throwback to the ice cream float from your childhood, all grown up. A blend of house-made ice cream, Not Your Father’s Root Bear, Fernet Branca and Luxardo, The Cocktail Float is the ultimate spiked ice cream indulgence. Also new on the Happy Hour menu is the Sunset Shot; patrons will receive a complimentary shot of the bartender’s choice each day at sunset as part of Miami’s Support Local initiative (one per person, at the bartender’s discretion). The shot will be served to all guests sitting at the bar during Happy Hour at the exact time the sun sets each day. With a Happy Hour available Tuesday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Ariete is the perfect spot to enjoy after work cocktails & craft beer (priced at $8 for beer and $10 for cocktails) including the French 75 (Flor de Caña, lemon juice and Proseco) and The Girl from Ipanema (Cachaca, ginger beer, lime & basil), among others. Pioneering their unique blend of farmhouse cuisine with trail-blazing Latin influences, the creative minds behind Ariete, restauranteur Jason Odio and Executive Chef Michael Beltran, have carefully curated the perfect lite bites menu to accompany the decadent cocktail offerings. Menu items are priced at $10 or under and include Fritas with chorizo and potato sticks on a potato roll, Grilled Oysters, Ariete Oxtail Nuggets, Smoked Salmon Sliders and the restaurant’s signature Chug Burger. For more information visit www.arietemiami.com or call 305-640-5862.

Moore's

Spice it up with a romantic dinner and Moore’s Marinade- Various

Spice up your dinners  with the unbelievable signature sauces from Moore’s Marinade. Each sauce comes with a different flavor to accent every meal.  Choose from nine satisfying and mouth watering flavors such as: the Original Moore’s Marinade, Zesty Garden Heb Marinade, Blue Cheese Buffalo Wing Sauce, or the NEW Spicy Habanero Wing & Hot Sauce. They are also great for dipping.

WATERL’EAU

After the winter’s harsh climate, refresh your skin with the soothing and bio-degradable bath sets from WATERL’EAU. Their collection of lavatory essentials include aromatic bath essentials such as The Sea, The Green Deep, and White River falls. Choose from a variety of stress relief products containing bath milk, shower gels and bath soaps that will ensure relaxation. Every Waterl’eau product is the result of the company’s Eco-Logic commitment.  All products are created with respect for both mankind and our shared environment, whilst meeting your high expectations of clean, soothed and pampered skin.

 

FROWNIESFrownies Eye Gels

Flawless skin is always in! Frownies Eye Gels reduce unwanted expression lines from years of continual facial motions, such as smiling and squinting. It also fights dark spots, fine lines, and discoloration on the skin. Built with organic, skin-friendly ingredients such as aloe, natural vitamins, and niacin, Frownies offers the most organic routine to achieving a refreshed look. Comfortable and easy to apply, simply place the adhesive strips over unwanted wrinkled areas for 15 to 30 minutes and watch the pesky expression lines disappear. To ensure you get your money’s worth, every eye gel patch is reusable. Simply remove the patch, place back in the supplied tray to moisture and refrigerate until the next usage.

 

 

 

BUMP IT OFFBUMP

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Dirty brushes can be abrasive, cause acne skin irritation and even acne. Keep your brushes clean, soft and germ-free with BUMP IT OFF. BUMP IT OFF features gentle bristles on one side and smooth bumps on the other. It fits comfortably in your hand in multiple positions, letting you focus the scrubbing power in your palm or fingertips. Get rid of dirt, grime, and bacteria on makeup brushes or use it in the shower to exfoliate, massage and refresh your skin. 

 

 

 untitledThe Grape Escape at The Betsy

Ocean Drive hotel debuts wine happy hour for the season

The Betsy-South Beach has launched an unrivaled new happy hour, The Grape Escape. For just $19, guests can enjoy unlimited (white, red or rosé) wine and prosecco from the Grape Escape menu at the lobby bar from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., seven days a week. Specially priced light bites from LT Steak & Seafood will also be available and include an array of sushi rolls, oysters, bao buns and ceviche, to name a few.

 

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is an AAA Four Diamond-rated oceanfront hotel that features 240 guest rooms, including 24 unforgettable suites that displays the picturesque seven-mile beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Find modern yet elegant accommodations upon your arrival and experience the ideal location of the beautiful golden beaches of Fort Lauderdale that places guests at the center of southeastern Florida with West Palm to the north and Miami to the south. Seize the opportunity to spend the day in full relaxation with an array of amenities Sonesta Fort Lauderdale has to offer, including an outdoor pool and bar, lobby bar, fitness center, business center, spa treatment suite and the Bistro, a full-service beachfront restaurant. Lounge by the pool under the Florida rays with sun decks, comfortable chairs and cabanas all at your convenience while sipping on one of the hotel’s cocktails of the month or themed Daily Delight. The new line-up of tasty treats and refreshing libations are now available for guests to enjoy poolside, at the bar or in the comfort their room. April kicks off the Kachumber Cooler cocktail that perfectly blends together the best of spring vibes including a kick of green finger chili that leaves any zest lover’s taste buds watering.

 

Spa Week

Spa Week continues its dedication of delivering the best in health and wellness year round by working with spas nationwide to transform their traditional treatments into one-of-a-kind wellness experiences for our daily lives. From April 17th – 23rd, hundreds of spas will give consumers the opportunity to explore wellness in an extraordinary and affordable way during Spa Week’s Spring 2017 Event. “A profound shift in the way people consume wellness is underway: once a luxury or “add-on”, it is now being infused into every aspect of daily life,” shares Katherine Johnston, Senior Research Fellow, GWI.

From holistic salt therapy centers to detoxify the respiratory system, to standing in a -160 degree Cryotherapy Chamber to reduce cellulite and improve circulation, these signature services – normally valued at anywhere from $100 to $500 – will be available for just $50 each. Sit back and get ready to enjoy this roller coaster ride of healthy lifestyle choices and rejuvenate with our top recommendations for Spa Week’s Spring 2017 event; visit www.spaweek.com for details.

Via Emilia 9’s Picnic Basket

In honor of National Picnic Day on Sunday, April 23rd Miami’s favorite Italian Eatery, Via Emilia 9 is kicking off the informal holiday with a charming picnic bag to go, to enjoy with your sweetheart, friends or family outdoors! With beautiful parks and beaches nearby, soak up the sun, enjoy a delicious cheese plate, a bottle of wine and more for only $80. The picnic basket promotion runs through June 2017.

Call to place an order in advance of pickup: 786-216-7150. Via Emilia 9 is located at 1120 15th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
http://www.viaemilia9.com/

 

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SUGARCANE raw bar grill CANVAS Initiative Brings Renowned Chef recipes to Miami to help Raise Awareness for Childhood Hunger

Chef/Owner of Vetri Ristorante, Osteria, Amis, and Alla Spina Marc Vetri Announced as March Chef

Throughout the month of March patrons who visit SUGARCANE raw bar grill can order CANVAS guest chef Marc Vetri’s famed Wild Boar Ragu. Vetri is the Chef/Owner of Vetri Ristorante, Osteria, Amis, and Alla Spina all located in Philadelphia. Proceeds of the dish benefit Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative. CANVAS is SUGARCANE raw bar grill’s virtual guest chef series that supports Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative, activating chefs from across the country to virtually participate in a month-long program that highlights a unique and inspiring dish created by using a bowl as a blank “canvas.” CANVAS is also part of a larger dedication by the restaurant and Chef Timon to raise awareness of food insecurity nationally and specifically in the South Florida and Las Vegas markets, where he currently has restaurant concepts. Timon has also just been appointed South Florida Chair of Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, one of the nation’s premier culinary benefits to end childhood hunger in America. CANVAS will continue throughout 2017, with April’s Guest Chef “JJ” Johnson, who will be featuring Afro Asian American Gumbo, followed by Chef Pichet Ong in May, who will be serving up Prawns in Clay Pot. Additional chefs for CANVAS to be announced.

 

square_MIAMI_MASSIVE_2017_2048X2864_invMiami Music Week at Nikki Beach

Located at the prestigious address of 1 Ocean Drive, Nikki Beach Miami Beach has established itself as a quintessential South Beach landmark since its inception in 1998. This year, Nikki Beach rolls out the red carpet for the hottest lineup for Miami Music Week 2017. Nikki Beach is comprised of a large oceanfront complex that features the brand’s signature beach club, an award-winning restaurant & cabana bar, a second floor nightclub and a lifestyle boutique. Open daily, Miami locals & visitors alike along with international jet-setters & celebrities flock to Nikki Beach to enjoy a day of soaking up the South Beach sun and unparalleled entertainment & music while indulging in lunch, dinner and refreshing libations. https://www.miamimusicweek.com/venue/nikki-beach

 

 

 

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On behalf of Fashionably Conscious for Coconut Grove Cares Barnyard Community Center, take a moment this weekend to pull 1 gently used purse or accessory to donate for the 10th Annual fundraising sale. 100% of proceeds from the sale of your donation will go toward helping create a safe haven and supportive environment for 250+ children and families in the West Grove community. Your donation is tax deductible. Contact fashionablyconscious@gmail.com to schedule a pick up of your donated item. It will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

pigCochon555 Miami

Cochon555 is a nose-to-tail competition for a cause in which five all-star chefs cook five heritage breed pigs for a chance to be crowned the “Princess/Prince of Porc” – selected by both audience and judges. Chefs from DB Bistro Moderne, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Artisan Beach House, Pinch Kitchen, and Jimmy’z Kitchen will be competing in the Miami event. In addition to the pork dishes, guests will enjoy other chef-curated tastings and sip on a variety of boutique wines, craft cocktails, and artisanal brews.

To kick off the event a special dinner hosted by Jose Mendin of The Pubbelly Group will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 7:00PM, at Pubbelly Noodle Bar.  Chef’s Course BESPOKE: An Evening of Culinary Modernity, will feature guest chefs Diego Oka of La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental and Michael Beltran of Ariete. The evening will take as its theme “Culinary Modernity,” with each chef creating one course that embodies their own conception of the night’s core ideas. The final course will be a group collaboration, in which all four chefs will cook one family-style course representative of what they believe to be modernity. Premium wine and cocktail pairings will accompany the five course meal following a pre-dinner cocktail reception with passed appetizers presented by House of Angostura. To close the evening, Chef Maria Orantes of Pubbelly Noodle Bar will prepare a pastry course featuring Perfect Puree of Napa Valley. Evan Benn of the Miami Herald, along with Piggy Bank founder Brady Lowe and Communications Director Robert McKeown will be in attendance as guides of sorts – our own culinary Virgils – illuminating for all in attendance the ideas which define our culinary time and inspire Cochon555 events. Tickets for the dinner are $125 and can be purchased online. Seats are $125 each, to purchase tickets visit link here or visit www.pubbelly.com.

This year, Antica Napa Valley is the official wine of the Tartare Bar and Chef Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill will be creating a special beef tartare dish to pair with the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (we’ll also be serving our Antica Estate Chardonnay). The event will be held at the Ritz Carlton South Beach on Sunday, March 26th from 4pm-7:30pm. The tickets are first come first serve.  Visit: http://cochon555.com/2017-tour/miami/.

 

-PHOTO by: Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com

-PHOTO by: Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com

By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore and Maryanne Salvat

The nation’s biggest food festival got an upgrade for its 16th year with events that brought a fun, club-like atmosphere- drawing in club kids from yesteryear and today. The Dave Grutman Experience on Sunday, February 26 at the Grand Tasting Village had revelers dancing and jumping around on the sand, leaving us to wonder whether it was 3:00 PM or 3:00 AM, and how and when this wine and food festival had become a mini-Ultra. Another terrific new addition was the Bacardi and Beats on the Beach- a late night party featuring none other than Run DMC’s Rev Run- in all his glory, accompanied by DJ Ruckus on the ones and twos. Needless to say, that was one heck of a party- with the quintessential party foods (think Shake Shack fried chicken sandwiches and croquetas from Versailles) and libations galore to fuel the energetic party goers who showed no sign of stopping long after the party officially ended. In all, the party atmosphere made this year’s festival even more of a blast than it always has been and drew a crowd of party people who came to play more than just to eat or drink. Below find some our favorite events of the magnificent weekend. Read the rest here »

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