Bal Harbour Shops Collectors Weekend

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 3 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

bal-harbour-shops-final-newBal Harbour Shops Collectors Weekend

Bal Harbour Shops are proud to announce the inaugural “Collectors Weekend,” to take place in the Shops from November 3–6, 2016. The Collectors Weekend showcases mechanical watches and luxury automobiles, both vintage and new, collectibles that go hand-in-hand, and the Shops celebrates these with a series of special events, presentations, in-store animations and much more.  To celebrate, The St. Regis Bal Harbour is offering an exclusive weekend package for guests to experience The Collectors Weekend at Bal Harbour Shops. The package includes:

  • Daily Breakfast
  • Exclusive access to VIP welcome reception at Bal Harbour Shops on Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
  • Access to Industry Expert Panel Discussions with both watch and car experts.

For more information on the exciting weekend,  visit ttp:// Guests can reserve online or call 866-716-8116 and ask for rate plan SPG35B.


harvest-ball-dancingEinstein Healthcare Network Harvest Ball Weekend Friday, November 4/Saturday, November 5/Sunday, November 6

Einstein Healthcare Network celebrates the culmination of its 150th Anniversary with Destination Einstein, Harvest Ball Weekend, Friday, November 4/Saturday, November 5/Sunday, November 6 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The weekend is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at   Events include:   Friday, November 4, 2016 • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. “Taste of Philly” Reception and Einstein Showcase   Alumni, family, old friends and new—kickoff the weekend in style! Learn about the future of healthcare at Einstein, then join us on a hometown-style culinary journey and toast Einstein’s 150th anniversary. Begin your weekend adventure with a stroll through our indoor cityscape. Indulge your senses in sights, sounds and tastes of Philadelphia favorites from yesteryear and today. Then, journey into the future of healthcare with our Einstein Showcase.  Areas will highlight South Philly’s famous Italian Market specialties, Queen Village’s own “famous” deli delights, West Philly’s BBQ, and down home cooking. The best from Chinatown’s Friendship Gate, Philly’s hometown sweets from ice cream, candy and “kakes,” craft beers and wine under the Philly street lights just like a block party.   The Einstein Showcase will share the latest and greatest in patient care by Einstein’s best and brightest. More than 20 departments and programs highlight how advancements are serving the social, emotional and physical needs of Einstein patients. Interactive and informative displays will allow you to experience, first-hand, what’s new at Einstein and what’s next on the healthcare horizon.    Saturday, November 5, 2016 • 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. program Continuing Education Seminar: Confronting Healthcare Disparities-Free Program Understand the medical challenges faced around the world. Renowned speakers will open doors to discovery and continue Einstein’s Mission of “humanity, humility, and honor.” Featured Speakers include Carlos Castillo-Salgado, MD, JD, MPH, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Marc DuBois, Humanitarian Consultant/Analyst, Former Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders – UK/IE; and Harvey J. Makadon, MD, FACP, Director of Education and Training Programs, The Fenway Institute, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. CME credits available; non-medical professionals welcome.    -more-   Harvest Ball Weekend/Page 2   Saturday, November 5, 2016 • 7:00 p.m. 64th Annual Harvest Ball Celebrate the past, present, and future of Einstein Healthcare Network. Cocktail chic attire. Einstein presents a multi-sensory journey through the decades featuring food, drink and entertainment. Experience Einstein through the ages to see how our past has influenced our future. Honoring the Auxiliary of Einstein Healthcare Network for its 64-years of dedicated service and philanthropic support to Einstein’s patients, physicians, nurses, staff and communities.   Proceeds from Harvest Ball benefit Einstein’s new telehealth system. Designed to support patients with chronic disease, Einstein’s telehealth system will incorporate multiple components of telemedicine in an effort to reduce readmission rates. Telemedicine is the future of healthcare, allowing patients to connect with their physicians on a daily basis from the comfort of home. Better engagement between patient and physician will enhance the patient care experience and provide physicians with the tools they need to better assess patients and address issues before complications arise. This state-of-the-art telehealth system will be supported across Einstein Healthcare Network.      Sunday, November 6, 2016 • 11:30 a.m. Einstein Family Brunch End your weekend excursion by reuniting with the Einstein family – both past and present. For generations, Einstein doctors, nurses, patients, donors, board members and employees have created a legacy like no other. The brunch celebrates the uniqueness of the Einstein family. This is a fun, family oriented event – with music, games, crafts and fun for the kids. Special surprise guests and performances throughout the morning. Everyone who is #BornAtEinstein is welcome and invited to come back as well.

Elle Taco at Dadeland Mall

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 27 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

elle-tacoIt’s not every day you get to have dishes inspired by a Michelin starred chef- especially in a mall! Well now, thanks to Elle Taco, you can do just that. The Mexican taqueria concept that boasts a diverse menu of organic, authentic and homemade ingredients, has opened in the Dining Pavilion Dadeland Mall, under the direction of Culinary Director and Michelin-starred Chef Derrick Styczek, who’s brought  inventive yet traditional dishes to the menu. “Opening the first Elle Taco in Florida and the second location in the country at Dadeland Mall felt like a natural next step for our family-focused company,” said Mike Baccaro, Founder of Elle Taco. “Our winning combination of honest, fresh Mexican food, budget-friendly pricing andhigh-quality service is unmatched, and we are thrilled to introduce this concept to Miami and become part of the fabric of this vibrant community.” Named for the daughter of one of the founders, Elle Taco was born from a love of family and tradition. Based in Miami by way of New York, this first-to-market eatery offers Floridians an unparalleled dining experience in a casual and inviting atmosphere that captures the spirit of a family-run, roadside Mexican taqueria.

The Elle Taco experience includes innovative talent behind the scenes. Under the guidance of Styczec, Executive Chef Andres Torres and Chef de Cuisine Eloy Balbuena add the heart and soul of authentic, time-honored recipes learned while growing up in Mexico. Their combined experiences conceived alengthy menu of organic options that includes tacos,starters, sides, dips, salads, Mexican classics, kid’s meals and more. Additionally, the menu offers a robust tequila list, mezcal, cervezas, cocktails and coffee from South Florida’s Panther Coffee. Ask for Ariel- she makes the best colada in the mall.

All Elle Taco products are organic, sustainable, hormone and antibiotic-free and created from locally-sourced ingredients when available. Fresh, never frozen ingredients include farm fresh vegetables and eggs, hormone-free chicken and pork, line-caught fish and ocean-caught shrimp that come together with handmade corn and flour tortillas to create an elevated dining experience.

“With their inventive menu and warm environment, Elle Taco is a perfect addition to the sleek new dining pavilion at Dadeland Mall,” said Dailen Rodriguez, director of Marketing and Business Development. “Our center continues to set itself apart in the Miami market as a first-rate dining and shopping destination with distinctive concepts like Elle Taco, and we are confident that this restaurant will appeal to locals and visitors alike.”

For more information about Elle Taco, please visit or follow us on Instagram @elletaco, Twitter @mb_taco, or Facebook @tacosporvida.

monster-ballThe Monster Ball at Ball & Chain

On Friday, October 28, Ball & Chain is thrilled to present ‘The Monster Ball,’ an in-house production starring the Ball & Chain dancers lead by Rene Rodriguez which will bring to life classic Halloween characters kicking off on the main bar at 8:00 pm, followed by a dance production on the pineapple stage at 9:00 pm.  Following this main event, guests can also enjoy a live performance by the Spam Allstars followed by a set with DJ Kenyi Succar.  (21 and over to attend, this event is open to the public, no cover).  Ball & Chain is located at 1513 SW 8th Street, Little Havana, FL 33135


diamondMiami Children’s Health Foundation 10th Anniversary Diamond Ball

Miami Children’s Health Foundation will celebrate the 10th Anniversary Diamond Ball benefiting the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on Saturday, October 29, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Ranked among the top fundraisers in Florida and one the most anticipated charity events of the season, the gala will serve as backdrop for the induction of world-renowned singer and composer Jose Feliciano into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame. Miami native and co-host of “The Insider” on CBS, Louis Aguirre will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and will include a live performance by Jose Feliciano.

Nightmare on the Beach

The Little Lighthouse Foundation hosts its 7th Annual Nightmare on the Beach extravaganza – voted #1 Halloween party year after year, on the sands of South Beach on Saturday, October 29.  Located in Lummus Park, the bash is sure to be the hottest event of the Halloween weekend with will themed pavilions, performers and a special tribute to LUCHA LIBRE. During the day, LLHF will host its second annual Halloween Parade for kids. The event is free and includes trick-or-treating and other fun activities.

Saturday, October 29th
Children’s Halloween Parade: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Nightmare on the Beach: 9 pm – 2 am

Lummus Park
9th Street & Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Rock My Boat: Halloween Edition

On Sunday, October 30th starting at 5:00 pm and going until late at River Yacht Club, wear your Halloween costume and dance the night away to beats by DJ Alex Orue, host of Revolution Radio Miami’s “Detox” show and enjoy a menu programmed by the new Michelin-starred chef Giacomo Pettinari. There will be a selection of exciting, live performances taking place throughout the evening including fire performers, dancers, a violinist and saxophone player and more. This event is open to the public and there is no cover charge.


sergiosSergio’s at the American Airlines Arena

Since 1975, Sergio’s has served up the most authentic Cuban cuisine in Miami. CEO Carlos Gazitua has worked hard to evolve and expand, making Sergio’s the first national Cuban restaurant franchise in the United States. Their most recent specialty is their new night menu, centered on tapas and tablas. Made for sharing, this menu promotes sharing with la familia – creating memories and laughs together. Whether you order tabla espanola, croqueta pizza, mini Cuban tacos, or chispa fries – you will know Sergio’s has hit a home run with this unique concept.Sergio’s continues to expand with its recent opening of Sergio’s in AmericanAirlines Arena. Sergio’s Fast-Casual concept has taken over the Latin Flavor Zone at the home of Miami Heat.









misoSO’s  11th Grand Season Opening

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) is proud to announce the beginning of the 28th season 2016/17, under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet in his 11th Season, specially designed to enrich our community and give a variety of concerts with no precedent. Once again, Maestro Eduardo Marturet will demonstrate his talent and virtuosity to delight the most select audience. Grand Season Opening is the beginning of a fantastic season performed by the professionalism of the great orchestra that is MISO, including 7 concerts in Concert Halls, and 5 refreshing outdoor locations, and free admission for the delight of our residents. Next Sunday October 23rd at 6:00 pm, the Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall, will raise the curtain for the Grand Season Opening, that will begin with the first compasses of the emblematic Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, his most famous musical piece.  Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale at the; Start at just $72 for three concerts and $35 for single tickets. Prices, artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit or call (305) 275-5666.


Always on the lookout to enhance its innovative menu, RA Sushi South Miami, has incorporated several local craft beers to its innovative menu, perfect to raise a glass and celebrate RAktoberfest with friends during Happy Hour. Brewed in Florida, the beers include Funky Budha “Floridian Hefeweizen” and Cigar City “Florida Cracker.” While unmistakably local, the beers nicely complement the wide variety of menu items, from more than 75 different types of sushi and appetizers like Asian-flavor infused chicken wings to delicious entrées like Black Pepper Sirloin Steak and Chicken Katsu served with Asian BBQ sauce.


Jax Celebrity Roastjax

Television host and courtside reporter for Miami HEAT telecasts, Jason Jackson, has announced the lineup of Celebrity Roasters for the first annual JAX Celebrity Roast, taking place on Saturday, October 22nd at EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami.  Tickets are now on sale through for what is considered to be the first event of its kind in Florida. One of today’s most beloved celebrities from the sports and entertainment world – DJ Irie – is preparing to be shamed as the inaugural Roastee during a highly anticipated evening rendition of “no holds barred” embarrassment courtesy of the Celebrity Roasters who are confirmed to take center stage for their uncensored denunciation of Miami’s hometown hero.  Iconic comedians and entertainment personalities, each picked for their, until now, classified personal information and willingness to uncover Irie’s greatest misfortunes, will include former SNL cast member, Finesse Mitchell; comedian and creator/executive producer of BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Chris Spencer; entertainment anchor and host of VH1’s “Dating Naked,” Rocsi Diaz and Miami’s own HITS 97.3 radio host, DJ Laz.


The Spooky Symphony   The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce SPOOKY SYMPHONY as the opening performance for the 2016-2017 season of FAMILY FEST, the Center’s signature series of free family-friendly performances. The thrilling Halloween concert, co-presented by The Children’s Trust, will be performed by The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra on Sunday, October 29 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.The spooky concert features enchanting scores accompanied by large-scale visuals from family favorites including Star Wars, World of Warcraft and King Kong, plus creepy classics such as Danse Macabre, Toccata and Fugue and Night on Bald Mountain. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by dressing in their favorite costumes! Admission to FAMILY FEST is FREE. However, First-Access Passes are required. First-Access Passes for the October 29 performances featuring SPOOKY SYMPHONY will be available beginning today. First-Access Passes can be reserved by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305-949-6722 or online at (limit four per person). The passes provide patrons with first-access to seating in the theater. Seating is “first-come, first-admitted” for the performance and passes do not guarantee a seat.





This Friday, October 14th join DIESEL for complimentary haircuts & cocktails at their Lincoln Road location. Celebrating the launch of their 50 Rules for Successful Living #FORSUCCESSFULLIVING with an in-store event in partnership with The Spot Barbershop, Peroni and music by DJ Elle from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; RSVP here.




Miami Children’s Museum Not So Scary Family Halloween Bashhalloween

Once again the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is bringing Halloween’s most fun event to South Florida. It’s the fantastic Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash Sunday, October 16th from 1 to 6PM, 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island. This event will be your child’s highlight of the costume season.  Your little goblins will trick or treat around the Museum’s galleries, brave the Haunted House, test their knowledge in the Mad Scientist Lab and create crazed crafts. Admission is just $50.00 per person. All proceeds raised for the event will directly support MCM’s educational programs.  For questions contact the Museum at 305.373.KIDS (5437) or visit


The Butcher Shop Arts & Kegs Series

The Butcher Shop is continuing its highly acclaimed Arts & Kegs series on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 with a special Halloween pumpkin painting edition! 25 pumpkins will be given out on a first come, first serve basis to locals, artists and visitors alike.  To participate, contestants must purchase a liter and The Butcher Shop will provide a pumpkin, paint and brushes. Once each work of art is completed, a photo of each pumpkin will be uploaded to a Facebook album on The Butcher Shop’s page and the two contestants with the most “likes” will win. First place will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to The Butcher Shop and the second place winner will receive a $ $50 gift certificate. *Gift certificates exclude retail. For more information, visit or call (305) 846–9120.


Miami Socialholic
Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
(from left to right)