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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 29 - 2012

It Girl Expo at SOHO Studios

Lori Riviere and Maria Maloof, the ultimate It Girls and founders of the It Girl Group, bring together South Florida fashion aficionados and stylish senoritas for not one, but two nights of not-to-be missed shopping and fun with the 2012 It Girl Spring Shopping Expo on Wednesday, February 29and Thursday, March 1, at SOHO Studios in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP. A VIP ticket grants early entry into the It Girl Expo as well as goody bag of products to further enhance it girl status. To purchase tickets, visit




Iran Issa-Kahn Exhibit at ARTEAMERICAS

On Friday, March 2, join ARTEAMERICAS and Iran Issa-Kahn for a preview party celebrating the famed photographer’s newest exhibit at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Issa-Kahn will signing her book, a long awaited collection of the artists’ photographs, on Saturday March 3, between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule for ARTEAMERICAS 2012, visit




Poolside Shopping and Deals

GUYandGIRL Boutique presents a pool-side pop up shop located at the Shelborne Hotel and Resort this Saturday, March 3. Guests will enjoy complimentary rose while shopping top brands including J Brand, Tom Ford and GUYandGirl Boutique’s Private Label. The shopping event begins at 11:00 a.m. at Ricky’s Brunch and Day Party.

If you’re headed to Aventura, venture to Desigual, the multicolored clothing line from Barcelona, Spain.  Shoppers will receive a one day only Friends and Family shopping exclusive, 25% off purchase! Enjoy drinks, light bites, and music from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3; join the Desigual fan page on Facebook at


DALI Miami

Aficionados of the acclaimed and equally flamboyant surrealist artist Salvador Dali will, for the first time in South Florida, have an extraordinary opportunity to view an extensive collection of work, Wednesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 11 when DALI MIAMI will bring more than 200 works of his expansive artistic repertoire to the Design District’s iconic Moore Building.

DALI MIAMI is being produced by Nick Betancourt and Michael Rosen, president and CEO of Colored Thumb, a driving force behind many of the area’s top art exhibits including Art Basel, Art Expo, and RedDot Fair. Curator of the show is Reed V. Horth President and curator of Robin Rile Fine Art, a specialist in Dali’s prodigious output, who will be providing the original paintings, drawings, lithographs, photographs and marquis sculptures from the master, valued at approximately $8 million. Among these treasures will be Dali’s seminal bronze “Venus de Milo with Drawers” (1964- 114cm), the gouache original “Spring Rain” (1949), the full set of “Dix Recette d’Immoralité” (1973), the rare original intaglio “The Grasshopper Child” (1934), and his Daum glass masterpiece “Montre Molle” (1971), depicting his quintessential melting clock. Taking his vision for a provocative exhibit one step further, Rosen has arranged for a continuous showing of the 1929 film, “Un Chien Andalou,” the iconic 17-minute French surrealist film in which Dali collaborated with friend and director Luis Buñuel. This graphic work explores the destructive elements of the psyche. The film clearly expresses pure surrealism and its relationship to the unconscious. Dali Miami has also secured celebrity chef Adrianne Calvo for the opening night reception who will recreate recipes inspired by Dali’s Cook Book. Since opening “Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard and Wine Bar in South West Miami, Calvo appears on The Food Networks “Chopped” and NBC’s ‘South Florida Today”, among other projects, Calvo is the author of a cookbook collection, “Maximum Flavor,” has for several years participated in the South Beach Food and Wine Festival and has been featured on The Food Network’s original series, “Chopped.”  DALI MIAMI will be open to the public Wednesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 11 at The Moore Building.  General Admission is $ 25 and VIP tickets are $90 with a preview VIP reception March 7th where they will be filming an episode of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Miami”. Tickets and further information is available at


The Betsy Presents Pocket Guide To Miami Architecture

The Betsy- South Beach will host an exhibition and book signing reception to honor the release of the Pocket Guide To Miami Architecture (W.W. Norton, $24.95) with author Judith Paine McBrien and illustrator John F. DeSalvo, on Thursday, March 8 at 8PM. An illustration of The Betsy’s façade is included in the book and will be on display along with drawings of many other local buildings. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 305-760-6902 or visit


American Fine Wine Competition Continues

Join the Fifth Anniversary of the American Fine Wine Competition as it continues with a unique array of events benefiting local charities and promoting American wines. Recently, the AFWC conducted a competition with 635 wines from wineries across America on Thursday, March 8. The winning wines concluded with 12 wines winning medals for Best of Class and Best of Show. The next event at Allied Kitchen & Bath in Fort Lauderdale will provide guests with an opportunity to taste some of the wines from the recent competition, meet this year’s judges, and peruse AFWC wine booths. Attendees will also have the option to participate in a small silent auction, also benefitting the foundation.  Tickets to the public costs $25 per person; proceeds benefitting the Dan Marino Foundation Vocational College. To purchase tickets contact Joannah at 954-332-5977 or For additional information, regarding the AFWC visit or contact Shari Gherman: 561.504.VINE.


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