Don’t Miss: Zo’s Summer Groove, Henri Bendel, Miami Spice…

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 20 - 2011

ZSG-15-Logo-FINAL-11Summer Groove is Here 

Celebrating its 15th year, Zo’s Summer Groove returns with a star-studded line-up including: Alicia Keys, Cee Lo Green, D.L. Hughley, Carlos Mencia, Black Violin, Jeffrey Donovan, and many more.  Alonzo Mourning Charities presents an event-filled weekend that will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fl.) from July 22 through 24.  The Groove features something for everyone: golf, comedy, music, a benefit dinner, a gala, and an all-star block party.  For more information, visit


Blues_BarNational Hotel Hosts 2011 Copa America Finals 

In celebration of the 2011 Copa America Finals this coming Sunday, July 24, National Hotel Miami Beach will host a viewing event for the championship game of the tournament, often referred to as “the most important football event in Latin America.” Beginning at 2:30 p.m., football fanatics are invited to watch the big game live from Argentina on widescreen televisions at the hotel’s Blues Bar while enjoying 50% off full bar, $4 draft beers and specialty menu items inspired by the countries of the competing teams. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter into a raffle to win a two-night stay in one of the Art Deco property’s newly renovated cabana rooms, including breakfast for two and valet parking.


henri_bendelHenri Bendel Opens at Dadeland Mall 

Henri Bendel, one of Manhattan’s chicest shopping environments, is making its way to South Florida.  The iconic institution is slated to open its doors this month at Dadeland Mall on July 29.  Along with Saks Fifth Avenue and Macys, Henri Bendel is sure to be a style-setter’s destination.  Bendel’s Dadeland Mall location will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, with a champagne cocktail reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a digital photo booth for fun!  On Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to closing, customers will receive a special edition Henri Bendel Tote with the purchase of $150. On Sunday, a NYC Brunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



spice_art_2011Miami Spice 10th Anniversary Kick-Off 

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s popular end of summer foodie program, Miami Spice, celebrates its 10th anniversary August 1 through September 30.  The program, inaugurated in 2002, offers more than 125 participating restaurants, providing great value and making dining out affordable and accessible with three-course lunch ($22) and dinner ($35) menus, excluding gratuities, representing an average discount of 30-50 percent.  To get the Miami Spice anniversary off to a rousing start, an upscale kickoff event, with live entertainment, tastings, demos, specialty cocktails and book signings by some of the area’s top chefs, will take place on Thursday, July 28, from 7 to 9 p. m., at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $100 per person on the day of the event; VIP tickets are $125 and include a special reception beginning at 6 p.m., complimentary sponsor specialty drinks and complimentary self-parking adjacent to the event hall.  Proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength, Madison’s Wish and Education Fund’s Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative.  To purchase tickets, guests may call

888-302-5441,or visit for more details.

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