An Unbreakable Bond Premiere

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 4 - 2014ADD COMMENTS


Tom Brokaw, Dr. Barth Green, Nick Buoniconti, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, & Bob Costas

Tom Brokaw, Dr. Barth Green, Nick Buoniconti, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, & Bob Costas

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

A-list locals joined a star-studded guest list recently for the world premiere of An Unbreakable Bond, a film by 19-time Grammy award winning producer, Emilio Estefan, that chronicles the relationship between NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, his son Marc, and their thirty year struggle to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The film debuted on Tuesday, March 11, as part of the Miami Film Festival at the Olympia Theater at The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.  Special guests enjoyed a screening of the film, followed by a Q & A session and a party on the stage of the stunning theater, during which the Estefans mingled with guests and posed for photos with fans. Read the rest here »

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 3 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

mijaresLeonardo DiCaprio was seen having lunch at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House on Saturday afternoon. 

After entering the Sony Open as a wild card in the women’s singles tournament, Miami resident and Tennis Pro Nadia Petrova  bowed out in the early stages of Sony Open Tennis and used the remaining tournament time to catch up on some brow maintenance of her own at Rik Rak Salon.  Petrova, the former world number three, beat Urszula Radwanska in the qualifiers and battled on to a second-round clash and lost to Sabine Lisicki. 

In South Florida filming the third season of Emeril’s Florida, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse visited some of the area’s hottest restaurants. His stops included Meat Market on Lincoln Road where Emeril sat with Executive Chef Sean Brasel on Wednesday.  The crew traveled up to Fort Lauderdale on Thursday and wrapped the season’s filming at Casa D’Angelo with culinary maestro Angelo Elia.  After filming, Emeril and his team enjoyed their wrap dinner in the private wine dining room, where Chef Elia served up an abundance of authentic Tuscan dishes and wines from the award-winning 18,000 bottle wine collection. 

Among the line-up at the SiriusXM lounge during Miami Music Week this year:  Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Dyro.  The DJs spun in an intimate poolside setting for this three-day lounge that also had celebs in attendance such as Brian Grazer, Sky Blu from LMFAO, Nina Agdal, Reggie Bush and Mike Mackenzie, who sipped on cocktails provided by Smirnoff, Heineken and Vita Coco and received gifts by 808 Audio, House of Horology Watches and RAZON Sunglasses.  

John Leguizamo was recently spotted at SUGARCANE raw bar grill dining with a party of eight. 

Miley Cyrus dined at Cecconi’s last week, wearing a Balmain top while hanging out with her boys and was described as being “super nice.”  

Art, music and memories were made during a special visit to Alonso Mourning’s Overtown Youth Center by EDM star Martin Garrix and artist Alexander Mijares.  The afternoon of DJing and painting with the pros brought Miami Music Week to the Center’s students by teaching them the basics of music mixing and painting, and how music and art can work together in tandem.  Garrix and Mijares danced with the students to Garrix’s worldwide hit “Animals” and then made the surprise announcement that each student would leave with Limited Edition Beats by Dre headphones.  In addition, Mijares created an original piece for the event titled “Animals” after Garrix’s biggest hit with proceeds going to the Overtown Youth Center. 

Karla McKinley celebrated her birthday at Zuma with daughter, jewelry designer Madison McKinley, who is presently at Parson’s in New York City, tennis star John Isner and other friends.  Karla flew in from Dallas for the Sony Open and some Miami sunshine.

afrojackBy: Maryanne Salvat

MIYO Home Presents Noelia Madiedo: “Untouched”

MIYO Home is proud to present Noelia Madiedo: “Untouched,” an exhibition of travel photography exclusively for MIYO Home. On Thursday, April 3, MIYO Home is teaming up with Amigos For Kids, anon-profit organization committed to child abuse awareness and prevention, to kick-off the annual ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. To commemorate the upcoming annual signature fundraiser ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night, MIYO Home will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to Amigos For Kids. For the unveiling of the photography exhibit, Noelia Madiedo will personally introduce 25 limited and numbered works in editions of 19 that will be on display and available for purchase at MIYO Home until June 2014. 


Taperia Raca 

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli and business partner Alex Casanova, the talented young duo behind Coral Gables’ foodie favorite Eating House, launch their latest concept, Taperia Raca, a casual and fun Spanish tapas restaurant and wine bar, Friday, March 28 at 7010 Biscayne Boulevard, in the heart of Miami’s MiMo District on the Biscayne Corridor.A trip to laidback Spain, the cozy restaurant seats 16 inside and offers an expansive outdoor garden seating 40. Inspired by the laidback atmosphere of the Corridor, area vintage stores and quirky architectural motifs, Rapicavoli and Casanova put art and music at the center of the experience with brick lined walls, cardboard bullheads and a custom made mural to the tune of Spanish reggae music. Taperia Raca accepts reservations via CityEats. Telephone: 305.751.8756. Website: Twitter/Instagram: @Taperia_Raca. 


Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 26th season this week in South Beach.  As with every year, FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach, will fuse music and fashion like no other city in the world does!!  FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four day/evening long event for designers to showcase their new collections. As with every season, they allow the general public to attend free of charge. Highlights will include HOLT, Miami Based; KrelWear, and also a Del Wear swim show with a live band made up totally of Military Veterans hosted by producer Stephan Morris.   Guests can rsvp at:  WWW.FASHIONWEEKMIAMI.COM Or  WWW.FUNKSHION.COM.

 An Intimate Evening with Roger Sanchez

Grammy Award winner and architect of the electronic dance music movement, Roger Sanchez, will be giving an exclusive performance at The Setai this Thursday March 27 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. With Opening sets by Joey Grenier and Lupe Fuentes, revelers can expect an unforgettable night of musical boundaries being pushed. RSVP a MUST and table reservations strongly advised as capacity is limited. RSVP/Table Reservations:

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 20 - 2014ADD COMMENTS


Dr Diane Walder. Marisa Tpucin Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi, Adriana de Lima, Donna Karan, Merita Feldenkreis, Krista Rosenberg, Carol Lacovelli, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli

Dr Diane Walder. Marisa Tpucin Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi, Adriana de Lima, Donna Karan, Merita Feldenkreis, Krista Rosenberg, Carol Lacovelli, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli

Robert Redford was on-hand for the National YoungArts Foundation’s presentation of the world premiere of The Way of the Rain Miami, a collaborative  performance art piece featuring an all-star creative team directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford (the wife of the award-winning actor). The unique multidisciplinary show paid homage to Earth and its universal elements through the exploration of light, sound, color and texture.  The following  night, YoungArts presented the second of six YoungArts Salons, featuring the Redfords once again.  Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the discussion on art, activism and environmental awareness was moderated by Knight Foundation Vice President/Arts, Dennis Scholl. 

Saks Fifth Avenue & Donna Karan New York presented a dynamic Spring 2014 Runway Show, followed by a private after party at the SLS Hotel last Thursday night. Donna Karan, hosted the event with guests including Adriana Lima and Pitbull.  Guests sipped Belvedere Vodka cocktails poolside while enjoying the exclusive, invitation-only event.  

In Miami to mark the launch of a new bebe sunglasses collection Thursday night, Sports Illustrated cover girl and Victorias Secret model Nina Agdal celebrated with DuJour Magazines Jason Binn at WALL at W South Beach. Agdal dined with Binn along with bebe CEO Steve Birkhold at Milos prior to the party. She chatted about her upcoming birthday which shell be returning to South Florida to celebrate.  

Sun Sports HEAT TV broadcasters and two of South Floridas leading sports media personalities, Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino celebrated the eighth annual Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday night. At the party, MVP and World Champion of The Miami HEAT, LeBron James, accepted the evenings most prestigious accolade in front of a star-studded capacity crowd, that included Miami HEAT coach Erik Spoelstra, owner Micky Arison, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Alonzo Mourning and Tracy Mourning.  Miami HEAT President, Pat Riley, took to the stage to give a moving tribute and introduction to the legendary Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula, before both Riley and Shula presented James together with The Don Shula Sports Legend Award.  

Seen dining at MC Kitchen last week on different days, tennis player, Martina Navratilova, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade and fiancée Gabrielle Union, sportscaster Bryant Gumbel and Burn Notices Sharon Gless. 

International tennis superstar and Calvin Klein model, Fernando Verdasco paid a visit to Perfecto Restaurant in Brickell Monday night. Accompanied by friends and his trainer,  he reportedly left a note declaring the quaint gastropub his new favorite restaurant. 

Miami Heat super star “Birdman,” Chris Anderson was seen keeping fit for the upcoming finals with a house-made turkey burger at Brother Jimmy’s Restaurant in Brickell.


images By: Maryanne Salvat 

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami 

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 26th season!! As with every year, FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach will fuse music and fashion like no other city in the world could do. FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach will utilize the fashion tents at Collins Park in Miami Beach as the location for all shows.  FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four day/evening long event that provide an intelligent, innovative platform for progressive and established designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, and select style makers. The shows are geared towards designer diffusion collections and innovative lifestyle brands; general public to attend free of charge. First 100 people to rsvp – per show. Visit WWW.FASHIONWEEKMIAMI.COM Or  WWW.FUNKSHION.COM  for a full schedule.



powerdesign-eve_1393008416Wolfsonian-FIU Inaugurates Power of Design 2014: Complaints 

The Wolfsonian-FIU inaugurates Power of Design 2014: Complaints from March 20 through March 23. The four-day think tank uses art to highlight challenges and initiate collective problem-solving by exploring the relevance of ideas. The festival unites world-renowned thought leaders and visionaries from multiple fields including Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon, virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, designer Todd Oldham and Wired magazine powerhouse Clive Thompson for discussions, presentations and performances in an effort to sway locals from dissatisfaction to action. This year’s topic of “Complaints” is not intended as a gripe fest but rather an ideas exchange on what comes next: action, innovation, and solutions. Thursday events are free to the public. On Saturday, March 22, Sean Donaldson, hair mastermind, beauty expert, and owner of Sean Donaldson Hair in Miami Beach, invites the public to confess their inner insecurities at the “Complaints” program. Beauty, life, and wellness experts will play high priest and priestesses giving the best realistic solution to those with complaints related to hair, skincare and body image from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Tickets to the entire festival are $1,000 and include exclusive dinners with special guests.


MOCA Presents a Night of Music

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami will host a special evening of chamber music featuring musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra Miami and UM’s Frost School of Music, Thursday, March 20 at  8:00 p.m. A total of 24 musicians will take part in a diverse program which includes musical selections by J.S. Bach, Béla Bartók, Claude-Paul Taffanel, Alejandro Viñao and Witold Lutoslawski performed in an intimate museum setting.  The program will include the premiere of two new chamber works by Frost composition students Peter Learn and Richard Yates under the direction of Andrés Jaime, a doctoral student in conducting at Frost.The event showcases the musical collaboration between Cleveland Orchestra Miami and Frost School of Music during their annual residency and is presented in partnership with MOCA. General admission to Music at MOCA performance is $20; $10 for MOCA members, and University of Miami students and faculty.  To purchase tickets, visit or call 305 893 6211. Advance purchase is strongly recommended as seating is limited.  


 The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition has joined forces with Miami Rescue Mission to help feed the hungry of south Florida, while offering Youth Fair guests an opportunity to support the cause and earn a special discount. From Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 30, guests who bring two cans of food per person to the designated tent area in the front gate area, will receive a coupon that can then be presented at any Main Gate Ticket Booth in order to receive a $4 discount off admission.  The canned items will be deposited into a large container, allowing visitors to see the impact their donations are making to assist Miami Rescue Mission, whose volunteers will be on-hand to assist guests. Gates open on weekdays at 3:00 p.m.; weekends and spring break at noon, March 21 through March 30. General admission is $12 with FREE admission every day, all day for children 5 years and younger, as well as adults 65 and better.  Parking is always FREE! Preferred parking is available for $12 per vehicle.  Preferred parking is limited.


afrojackAfrojack Launches Capsule Collection at G-Star RAW

Next Thursday, March 27 EDM producer and DJ, Afrojack will be launching his new capsule collection done with G-Star RAW at the G-Star RAW Miami Beach store. The event is open to the public and will run from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. To RSVP, contact


A Night at The Museum, Famed Designers and a Hat Lunch

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 19 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Picon, Khan, Getty, Khan, Breene, & Bush2By: Mary Jo Almeida Shore 

A Night at The Museum 

Every year, the Bass Museum of Art hosts, arguably,  one of the most fun nights that can be had IN an actual museum. Last Wednesday’s fundraiser was no exception, bringing together a select group of the citys leading arts patrons, socialites and tastemakers for the museum’s annual fundraiser, A Night at the Museum.The 500+ guests dressed to the nines, as the event invitation suggested, “creative black tie” for the multi-room, indoor/outdoor fete which was sponsored by Vogue México and Latin-America and Escada, and offered a private preview of Vanitas: Fashion and Art– the museum’s latest exhibit which presents fashion in a transformative light-  we’re talking  dresses made from poppies, real butterflies, skeletons…but don’t want to give too much away.  To describe it officially, Vanitas: Fashion and Art explores the theme of vanitas as expressed in avant garde ready-to-wear and haute couture as well as in contemporary paintings, sculptures, industrial design and new media. The exhibition includes work by contemporary designers and artists.”  The collection is showcased  through a  collection of historic frames,, strategically placed to provide an interactive encounter between the art and the viewer. Read the rest here »

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