Don’t Miss: Ann Taylor, Ceviche, Egypt 80, Life and Beauty, Breakwater

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 27 - 2011

ann_taylor_logo1_jpg_280x280_crop_q95Shop For A Cause!

Celebrate the opening of the NEW Ann Taylor at Dadeland Mall with Miami’s top socialites Erin Newberg, Jennifer Diliz, Amy Rosenberg, Erin Cohen, Brooke Brown, and Allison Weiss Brady on Thursday, July 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy cocktails, NY20 Premium Water, hors d’oeuvres by Lasso the Moon, and music with a percentage of sales to benefit Gene Spotlight.  Contact ANNTAYLOR@GENESPOTLIGHT.ORG for more information.



cevicherylogoCevichery Restobar

 On Thursday, July 28, Cevichery Restobar will introduce South Beach to Peru’s world-class cuisine with a traditional Peña Criolla-themed event celebrating their grand opening as well as Peruvian Independence Day. Peruvian owners Manuel Forero and Alonso Galvez invite guests to experience a sophisticated Peña Criolla, a folkloric party and music show typically held in Lima’s bohemian districts of Miraflores and Barranco. Live music will be provided by Proyección Criolla, a local band known for hosting lively peñas, complete with the cheerful rhythm of Afro-Peruvian tunes and energetic dancers. All partygoers will be treated to the Restobar’s refreshing Pisco Sours and authentic cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Diego Pilares from 8:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. For reservations and more information, call 305.532.6620 or visit


SeunKuti-artSeun Kuti & Egypt 80

On July 29, at 8:00 p.m., Hennessy presents Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 for a performance at the Manuel Airtime Theater.  Fela Kuti, creator of the musical movement Afrobeat, is honored by his son Seun Kuti. The Nigerian singer is now leading his father’s legendary band, Egypt 80, and has added some American influence to his music but has kept his songs sharply pointed and political. Kuti describes Afrobeat, the music that his father created and named, as the sound that raised him. Kuti says, “It’s the truth. One word. Afrobeat is the truth.” Tickets are $35 advance or $40 at the door.  For more information, call 305.672.5202 or




doggy_days_of_summerThe 3rd Annual Doggy Days of Summer at Merrick Park

Village of Merrick Park will host the 3rd Annual Doggy Days of Summer event on Sunday, July 31, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. A dog parade in The Garden will start the activities; proud dog owners will be able to show off their beloved furry friends and three winners will be selected to receive various prizes based on the categories of Best Attire, Best Personality and Best Owner/Dog Look Alike. Every dog that signs up to participate in the parade will also receive a doggy bandana to wear. Dog owners must donate $5 to the Humane Society of Greater Miami to enter the parade. The event will also feature an Adopt-a-Thon, where guests will be able to meet, greet and adopt dogs brought in by the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Guests who donate new items from the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Wish List will receive a complimentary Village of Merrick Park parking voucher. Items from the wish list include doggy bowls, beds, leashes, durable toys, grooming supplies and more. Additionally, dog owners are invited to have their pooches strike a pose for a take-home framed photo with any purchase of $25 or more within the center. Guests will enjoy special treats and in-store promotions from participating restaurants and shops. Patrons are encouraged to bring along their dogs and dine al fresco at one of Village of Merrick Park’s many dog-friendly restaurants. For more information, call 305.529.0200.


logo_cleberlopesCleber Lopes Celebrates Life and Beauty 

Cleber Lopes Beauty & Life Institute is celebrating beauty and life with the 2nd Annual Day of Caring on Thursday, August 4, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Designed to educate, empower and give hope to all of those affected by breast cancer, Cleber is inviting guests to enjoy complimentary bites by Pasha’s and cocktails along with Motives Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger, raffle prizes and a free L’Oreal treatment with blow-dry when booking an appointment prior to the event. To RSVP go to 


Breakwater-hotel-south-beachHotel Breakwater

Hotel Breakwater, the upscale oceanfront boutique resort on Miami Beach’s legendary Ocean Drive, has officially reopened its doors. On the heels of a multi-million dollar renovation, the property will again seek to capture the essence of the city’s glamorous lifestyle with its 100 sleek rooms and suites, chic lounges and “unfiltered” concierge services. Hotel Breakwater is a glamorous and stimulating lifestyle destination that prides itself on its ability to create “unfiltered” individual experiences. Whether it’s satisfying a craving in the middle of the night or planning an impromptu night out, the unique, on-demand concierge service will turn guests’ dreams into a reality. Special packages, including the “Bromance,” “Fun in the Sun,” “Girls in the City,” “Sinful Indulgence,” “Status Quo,” “Relax and Detox” and “Florida Resident Special,” are also available to satisfy individual needs. For more information, visit

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