Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 11 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

todOver the weekend, actress Goldie Hawn paid a visit to Seaspice restaurant on the Miami River, arriving and departing by boat along with two other ladies.

Celebrity chef Todd English took a tour of SooWoo Miami with owner and chef Bok An on Sunday.  Joe Jonas was spotted at LIV late Sunday night.

Wall Miami hosted the Model Beach Volleyball kickoff event with DJ Irie, Lenny Kravitz, Billionaire Avi “Vivi” Nevo and actor Pauly Shore.

Miami’s own and Grammy nominated rapper Rick Ross celebrated his 39th birthday at Wall Miami last week, with friends including DJ Mr. Mauricio. The now svelte rapper drank and others at his table drank lots of vodka, champagne and tequila from cups bearing Ross’ face.

At 1am super producer DJ Tiesto joined the celebration and took over the Dj booth for a quick set. The party went until after 4 am.


Wine Women & Shoes – Because Everything Is Better In High Heels

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 11 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

YLG_1916By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

More than 600 well-heeled socialites shopped, sipped and savored in stilettos at the glamorous 4th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes luncheon presented by Sergio Rossi at the JW Marriott Marquis on Wednesday, February 4th.  The fun-filled afternoon raised more than $600,000 to benefit the children and families of Miami Children’s Hospital.

The stylish “ladies who lunch” spent a couple of hours shopping at an impromptu pop-up designer marketplace that was set up outside of the ballroom, featuring items by:  Ana Mari Ortega, Artesano, Cudesso, Dennis Basso, Eberjey, En Avance, Lostmarc’h, Monisha Melwani Jewelry, Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, Purificación García, Sergio Rossi, and Sirissima/Clement Willoch. Read the rest here »

Craig Robins & Vincent BrunVacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacturer with 260 years of uninterrupted history, celebrated the opening of its new Miami Design District boutique on Thursday, February 5th with a night of festivities at the prestigious Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

The event, hosted by Vincent Brun, President of Vacheron Constantin North America, and Craig Robins, President and CEO of DACRA, allowed guests to experience the world of Haute Horlogerie and to interact with Vacheron Constantin Master Artisans and Watchmakers flown in from Geneva. New and exceptional Vacheron Constantin timepieces were displayed, alongside a historical exhibition from the Maison’s private collection. “Constantinis” – a specialty martini made of vodka, basil, lime and mint – and hors d’oeuvres were served, accompanied with a live music performance. Read the rest here »

Don’t Miss: Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Miami

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 11 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

valentinesValentine’s at the St. Regis 

Dinner at J&G Grill Indulge in a dinner with the most seductive ingredients curated by J&G Grill’s new Chef Dagan Stocks, along with specialty desserts by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. Highlights of the four-course prix-fixe menu includes shareable canapés to start, along with Kumamoto Oysters, Salad of Shaved Asparagus and Crispy Poached Egg with Black Truffle Vinaigrette, Cox Farms Chateaubriand of Beef for Two and a decadent Pistachio Cake with Chocolate Mousse and Passion Fruit Sorbet for dessert. $165 per person; advanced reservations required.

Ultimate Romance Go beyond expectation and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a private butler-served romantic dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Start with a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon Champagne, followed by a four-course dinner by Chef Dagan Stocks. A luxurious Oceanfront Day Villa is yours to enjoy throughout the evening. Only one experience is available; $1,800+ tax & gratuity. 

Mixology for Two J&G Grill head mixologist David Ferre will lead couples in an interactive course in cocktail creation designed just for two. Learn how to fuse and infuse unique ingredients to create your partner’s perfect cocktail. Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5-6 p.m.; Located at J&G Grill Bar; $50 per person. For more information or to book these activities, visit http://www.stregisbalharbour.com/valentines-dayRead the rest here »

Veuve.ThompsonHotelJanuary_28,_2015-2180Clicquot Carnaval

Veuve Clicquot is bringing the excitement of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval to Miami with an invite-only VIP brunch and day party on Saturday, February 7 at The Thompson Hotel. For $2,000 the event is open for champagne lovers and party-goers alike; A Clicquot Cabana includes seating for four to six guests, a magnum of both Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Rosé, gourmet Carnaval-inspired bites, Veuve Clicquot gifts and a personal cabana attendant. The brunch will feature a Brazilian-inspired menu paired with Veuve Clicquot champagne. Following, guests will enjoy an extravagant afternoon packed with traditional Carnaval entertainment including Samba dancers, fire dancers and much more! For more information contact: cabanas@vccarnaval.com.


The 6th Annual LeSutra Model Beach Volleyball Tournament (MBVT) volleyball

On February 7 and 8, the 6th Annual LeSutra Model Beach Volleyball Tournament (MBVT), presented by WILDFOX, brings together the hottest co-ed teams from Miami’s top modeling agencies for a thrilling two-day contest in South Beach. Sports Illustrated cover girl Nina Agdal and Miami Heat official DJ DJ Irie will be on hand to host the event. On day one, the battle will consist of a bracket-style competition during which participating teams will compete against one another in a round robin format. Day Two, there will be a single elimination game for the tournament title, which will include a complimentary round trip to an unknown destination. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit modelbeachvolleyball.com. To purchase VIP tickets & limited table service, visit modelvolleyball.eventbrite.com.

 Love TrainMural Arts Love Letter Love Train

Mural Arts celebrates the five-year anniversary of its landmark Love Letter project and marriage equality in Pennsylvania with the final iteration of Love Train on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m. Jump on for a privately chartered, slow-speed, guided tour of the 50 rooftop murals along the Market-Frankford SEPTA line in West Philadelphia, painted by artist Stephen Powers and ICY Signs. The Honorable Daniel J. Anders, Philadelphia’s first openly gay male judge, will wed one same-sex couple aboard the train during the Love Letter tour. A sparkling catered dessert reception will follow at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Love Train 2015 is a one-of-a-kind, can’t-miss ride. Book your tickets now to witness a landmark moment in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ history! Visit: muralarts.org or call 215.925.3633, ext. 16. Tickets: $35 per person, $60 per couple Space is limited and tickets are nontransferable.  Check in at 11:30 a.m. Tour leaves promptly at noon.




Simon’s Soiree – An Event for the Heartsimon

On Saturday, February 7, Simon’s Fund will host over 450 attendees for the sixth annual Simon’s Soiree. The premiere sold out event will raise over $200,000 to bring awareness about the warning signs and conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. Guests will be treated to cocktails, dinner and auction items benefiting Simon’s Fund. Award winning sportscaster Michael Barkann will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The Protect This Heart Award will be presented to Dr. Frank Marchlinski and to NCAA basketball star Allan Chaney; for more information or to donate visit: www.simonsfund.org.




Shop_For_Chop_Eblast_jpegShop for CHOP

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announces Shop for CHOP, a regional program to benefit the Friends of CHOP. Shop for CHOP will occur on February 5 through 7 at 19 independent retailers throughout the greater Philadelphia region who will donate up to 20 percent of proceeds to the Friends of CHOP. Shop for CHOP is a preview for Cheers for CHOP, the 1,000-person fundraiser for the Friends of CHOP that will be held on February 28 at The Valley Forge Casino Resort with a special performance by Salt-N-Pepa. Shop for CHOP is intended to raise funds for the hospital while directing Cheers attendees and the public, towards an edited collection of the region’s best independent retailers for cocktail attire and accessories.

Participating retailers include:

Atelier, 1921 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Barbara Ellick, 705 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth

Bedazzled, 218 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square

Ella’s Grove, 876 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

First Impressions, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill

Gabrielle, 200 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd

Henry A. Davidsen, 1701 Spruce Street, Second floor, Philadelphia

Hope Chest, 1937 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Joan Shepp, 1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Julie’s Bottega, 156 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd

Knit Wit, 905 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

Knit Wit, 1729 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Puttin’ On The Ritz, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill

Rowen, 105 North Narberth Avenue, Narberth

Sheridan Square, 360 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station

Skirt, 931 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

Sophy Curson, 122 South 19th Street, Philadelphia

Third Street Habit, 153 North Third Street, Philadelphia

Wayne Edwards Workshop, 1710 Sansom Street, Second floor, Philadelphia (Feb 10-17)


Annual Nest Tweetheart Socialtweet

On Friday, February 13, join the annual Nest Tweetheart Social benefiting PAWS, a pre-Valentine’s party for families from 4:00 to 6:30p.m. The guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres from Private Chef Chris Gouty, a candy bar and photo booth. Children will make “love potion” jars to take home, snack on heart shaped Rice Krispy treats, dance in the upstairs party room and meet loveable animals available for adoption through PAWS (who will be held in a private room). A silent auction will benefit PAWS.  Wine and beer will be served for adults. Guests are requested to bring any of the following items to donate to PAWS: bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, heavy duty trash bags, clay cat litter, Kong brand dog toys, canned dog, cat and kitten food (no dry food please), cat and kitten toys, fleece blankets, new or used dog crates and carriers of all sizes. TICKETS: $35 per family; $30 for basic and green Nest members. Nest purple members can attend at no charge, but a donation for PAWS is requested. Tickets are available at www.nestphilly.com. Discounted parking is available at the EZ Park lots at 1309 Locust Street and 1213-1219 Walnut Street.



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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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