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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 8 - 2010
Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Emilio and Gloria Estefan

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

LIV opens at Sun Life Stadium For those who love a little nightclub action with their football, or vice versa,

 we have great news! LIV (the mega-nightclub you’ve come to love/hate at the Fontainebleau), has set up shop at Sun Life Stadium and if Sunday’s Dolphins vs. Jets game is any indication, will offer up the same celeb-infused atmosphere you find regularly at the LIV on South Beach.  The 10, 000 square foot space, which accommodates 800 people, was packed to the rafters with South Beach locals and a few New Yorkers, several of whom we suspect went straight from LIV’s Saturday night party to Sunday’s game.

And yes, expect to see oodles of models, and scantily-clad girls dancing on the banquets at the mini-LIV, who along with the multiple bars, DJ booth, dance floors and bottle service are welcome distractions for those who aren’t such ardent football fans.


Alejandro Escovedo photo credit MarinaChavez

Alejandro Escovedo photo credit MarinaChavez

Other highlights of the evening included a pre-game concert by, renowned Texas rocker, Alejandro Escovedo  and his band, The Sensitive Boys; Fergie and Marc Anthony singing the National Anthem and the half-time show, during which Gloria Estefan introduced Enrique Iglesias, who performed amidst fireworks and cheerleaders.

Inaugurating the Sun Life Stadium outpost were celebs: Jennifer Lopez, Tara  Reid, Kim Kardashian, Jeffrey Donovan, Dylan McDermott, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh.  Kardashian, McDermott and the Heat’s Three Kings made their way over to LIV at the Fontainebleau for post-game festivities.  

photo credit: Seth Browarnik




 Fire and Ice


Michael Valdes and Malinka Max at Casa Nirvana

Michael Valdes and Malinka Max at Casa Nirvana

On Saturday night, Russian socialite, Malinka Max, hosted a Fire and Ice Birthday Gala for Michael Valdes, Senior Vice President of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, at Villa Nirvana, the gorgeous home of Todd Brown and Rob Davis, of Brown Davis, on Biscayne Bay. Villa Nirvana, which was basked in red light, provided the perfect setting for the festivities, which spanned three levels, and included acrobatic performances from the third floor outdoor landing.  The A-list crowd was dressed to the nines- in red and white ensembles for the occasion, which in our opinion was much more fire than ice.

Valdes shared the following about the celebration, “I loved having so many of my dear friends together to help me celebrate my birthday. From the generosity of Rob Brown for lending his gorgeous home and resources to create such a magnificent canvas for the evening, to Malinka Max co-hosting and creating such a wonderful “Fire & Ice” themed event that everyone enjoyed. All the guests brought the fire with designer red and white outfits as far as they eye could see and I think the ice came from Sarah Arison’s engagement ring designed by Prince Dimitri. It was truly a fun evening!” Friends who gathered to sing “Happy Birthday” to Valdes, and enjoy five different red and white birthday cakes, included: Andrew Steinberg, Dan Davidson, David Bernard, Eric Masella and Sarah Arison, Dr. Julio Gallo, Dr. Julio Hernandez, Dan and Merle Weiss, Commissioner Michael Gongora, Tony Japour, Alvaro Cuadrado and Iran Issa Khan.




Barbara and Michael Stahl with Elaine Lancaster

Barbara and Michael Stahl with Elaine Lancaster

Welcome to Hotel Lancaster

 A couple of weeks ago, Score nightclub on Lincoln Road was transformed into the Hotel Lancaster, in honor of Elaine Lancaster’s birthday.  Alongside singing and instrumental performances and acrobatic stunts (seems to be a running theme these days) Commissioner Michael Gongora presented Lancaster with a Key to the City and Proclamation from Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, declaring August 27, Elaine Lancaster Day.

Lancaster muses, “Keys to the City are easy and rarely open anything but an official PROCLAMATION stating the recipient having their very own day is NOT easy to obtain. The office of the Mayor has a special formula which is used to see if the person in question is entitled to have the City Proclaim an Official Day in their honor.  Well Elaine Lancaster not only met, she exceededMichael Gongora makes a proclamation at Elaine Lancaster's Birthday Party 2010 (9) these requirements.” Too bad she’s so modest, eh? 

For the party, Aaron Powell transformed the entire club into an Art Deco Seaside Hotel, Ho’tel Lancaster to be exact, with musical styling by Bill Hallquist.  The second floor stage located over the main dance floor was outfitted as hotel suite, complete with a king size bed, reading table with a table lamp and bottle of Chambord Vodka- Lancaster’s favorite. There were over 2,000 roses arranged into over 25 individual hotel-worthy arrangements created by Diva Rose (www.DivaRose.com). 

Well-wishers came from as Rome, Italy. Lancaster has raised over 20 million dollars for various charities since 1997 and is the face for White Party Week.  White Party is gearing up for year 26, the final year at Villa Vizcaya.

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