Don’t Miss: Lobster, Bowling, a Birthday, Arts and Crafts

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 4 - 2010

Zoo_Miami_logoRecycle the Zoo Doo!

Zoo Miami needs your votes to win a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to purchase a large-scale accelerated composter that will allow them to recycle herbivore waste and landscape debris and turn it into a fertilizer.  This will reduce the Zoo’s environmental impact and expenses by lessening the use of commercial fertilizers, mulch, landfill space and by reducing disposal quantities.  The Pepsi Refresh Project is a program that provides grants each month to projects that benefit others in a neighborhood, city or on a national level.  Projects are voted on by the public and the ideas with the most votes receive the grant. Voting runs through August 31, 2010, so vote once a day to help make this happen.  Go to  and Click” Vote for this idea”.


Nick_Birthday_Party_2010 A Birthday Bash at La Fee Verte  

On Saturday, August 7th at 9 p.m. La Fee Verte, South Florida’s first and only tease burlesque and absinthe club, will host and celebrate one of the most popular parties of the summer – the birthday of TARA, Ink’s principal, Nick D’Annunzio. Miami’s list of Who’s Who are encouraged to channel their favorite Parisian icon and dress in the haute-est fashion while enjoying complimentary  V Georgio Vodka cocktails and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of French Bistro Lemon Twist. Everyone in attendance will witness a performance by lead temptress Nicole Soden of the club’s tantalizing Madames du Mischief and dance the night away to the beats of South Florida’s latest stylish DJ duo Ess & Emm (Sasha Lauzon and Michelle Leshem, Canadian-Miamian transplants).  In lieu of gifts, the guest-of-honor has requested that party-goers consider making a donation to his charity of choice, The Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of his late mother Gail Paglia.  To RSVP to this event go to or call 305.864.3434 ext. 255.


lucky-strike1Lucky Strike Saves the Day

Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge has come up with the perfect cure for the “I’M BORED!”  blues that Moms throughout South Florida dread when Summer arrives.  Every Wednesday through August 11th, LSL&L offers a “Mommy and Me” program for only $15 per child (advance purchase) or $20 (same-day purchase) where Moms and tots can enjoy unlimited bowling and shoe rental, baskets of fresh popcorn and hot pizza, soft drinks, and cartoons and kids’ movies displayed on Lucky Strike’s 22 state-of-the-art projection screens.  For more information call 305.532.0307.


artsandcrafts Arts and Crafts at Buck15

During the months of August and September, Buck15 will be hosting monthly art competitions where locals are given a sneaker and t-shirt to use as a blank canvas.  T-shirts, sponsored by Puma, will be given out the first weekend in August to anyone that wants to participate. Artists have until August 6th to hand in their masterpieces, which will be displayed on the walls of Buck15 along with voting cards throughout the month.  Buck15 patrons will have until August 24th   to vote for their favorite piece.  The winner will be announced that evening at 11:30pm, and will be awarded a $75 gift certificate to La Epoca Department Store, located at 200 East Flagler Street in Downtown, and a $75 bar comp to Buck15.  “Celebrity” Judges include: Craig Stevens, Daisy D and Maisi Baserva.  For art inquiries, contact


052210_fenom_absinthe_1FENOMinal Tasting

On Saturday, August 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., fenom Modern Absinthe – the clear, modern absinthe that exclusively hit the South Florida market in May is offering free samplings this weekend . Locals are invited to stop by and sample what is becoming the perfect choice for at home cocktails or for an evening out!  Attendees can sample the product and even purchase a bottle! You can learn what mixes best with this hot, new spirit as well as what this absinthe craze is all about.  The tasting will be hosted by Flamingo Liquors, 1505 Bay Road, Miami Beach.  For more information call 305.510.2919.



read_eat-pray-love EAT, PRAY, LOVE in Coconut Grove

While most of us can’t afford to travel to Indonesia, India, and Rome, the setting for Elizabeth Gilbert’s famed novel, Eat, Pray, Love, the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove and the new Paragon Grove 13 luxury movie theater have created an exclusive weekend taking guests on a gastronomic and meditative voyage celebrating the debut of the movie August 13 – 15. The special package, from $199 per person, includes relaxation and rejuvenation journeys offering snap shots mirroring themes from the film. EAT: Friday, August 13 guests check-in to the Sonesta Bayfront Coconut Grove before heading to the new Paragon Grove 13. There they can sit back and indulge in an Italian “picnic dinner” from the comfort of their own seats while sipping on their choice ofchampagne or wine as they watch ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ in a private theater.  Special handmade canolis will await them to finish off the night in their Sonesta Bayfront Coconut Grove hotel room.  PRAY: Saturday, August 14 guests will cleanse mind, body and soul by practicing wellness and meditation at DHARMA STUDIO, located in the heart of Coconut Grove. A special Indian-inspired prix fixe dinner menu will be enjoyed at the Sonesta’s Panorama restaurant offering spectacular views of Coconut Grove’s sailboat bay. LOVE: Sunday, August 15 is the day for romantic discovery as guests are invited to explore the bohemian and intimate corners of Coconut Grove by bike*, foot or sailing* around Biscayne Bay.  Reserve online: with a code: EPL08, or call 1.800.SONESTA (766.3782).



 Camelot Salon and Spa

camelotCamelot Salon & Spa in Coral Gables is sponsoring The Gold-Diggers, Inc.’s Third Annual Cut-A-Thon charity event. Centrally located in the heart of Coral Gables, Camelot Salon & Spa is opening its doors on Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a salon experience like no other, all in the name of charity.  Guests at the salon can receive a haircut for $20, nail polish change for $5 and/or a relaxing chair massage for $10.  Gourmet “couture” will be served from Cupcakes Nouveau and  Giardino Gourmet Salads; fitness tips from Gables Fitness. The Gold-Diggers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, now in its 33rd year, and has raised over one million dollars for its beneficiaries, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida and The Food for Life Network.  The Gold-Diggers, Inc. is made up of 40 women from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who raise money for these charities through fall fundraisers and their annual spring musical revue.  Visit for more information or Camelot Salon & Spa, 2600 Galiano Street,,  305-986-3133.


Kitchen-305-Lobster-Madness-8898Lobster 305

Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort invites those with big appetites and a love for seafood to enjoy a delicious, all-you-can-eat Maine lobster dinner every Wednesday for $35 now through October (and then Stone Crabs).  For a little more than the market price of a tail, guests can fill themselves with as much of this scrumptious crustacean as they can palette. Alongside the “Maine” act, the restaurant will serve-up a bowl of New England Clam Chowder soup and a Wedge Salad with Applewood smoked bacon.  The dinner special includes fresh bread and a choice of two sides including rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, grilled Portobello mushrooms, charred-cheddar wrapped beefsteak tomatoes, and creamed spinach. In addition, Kitchen 305’s supper club guests can enjoy live music and entertainment, enticing cocktail choices and kid-friendly menu options.  For more information, visit

2 Responses to “Don’t Miss: Lobster, Bowling, a Birthday, Arts and Crafts”

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