Archive for the ‘Don’t Miss’ Category

By: Maryanne Salvat

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33rd Annual 99.9 KISS Country Chili Cookoff 

The 33rd Annual 99.9 KISS Country Chili Cookoff takes place on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at C.B. Smith Park in Pembrokes Pines.Acts include Darius Rucker, Old Dominion, Big & Rich, Maren Morris, Midland, and Brandon Lay.  Visit WKIS.com for details and ticket information.

 

Veuve Clicquot Carnaval Returns to Miami

The 4th annual Veuve Clicquot Carnaval returns to Miami’s Museum Park on Saturday, March 10, and tickets will be on sale beginning Thursday, January 18 at VCCarnaval.com! Veuve Clicquot once again transports the excitement of Carnaval to Miami at the beautiful Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay. The unique daytime fête will welcome guests to participate in the electrifying spirit of the international celebration with traditional entertainment, featuring samba dancers, drummers, live music, and more. In the past the event has been attended by the likes of Adriana Lima, Ciara, Gabrielle Union, Karolina Kurkova, Tyson Beckford, Chanel Iman, Olivia Culpo, Solange Knowles, Nina Agdal, Emily Ratajkowski, Eiza Gonzalez, Prince Royce, Diego Boneta and more. Veuve Clicquot expects another star-studded turn out this year! General Admission tickets are available for $45 and include entry to the event, access to all entertainment, including a parade featuring three unique Carnaval celebratory interpretations with classic Batucada dancers, drummers, Capoeiras, and samba dancers in exuberant feathered costumes. 

 

New to the event this year, Veuve Clicquot is introducing the Rosé Garden, an elevated consumer experience. This ticket retails for $350 and includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé, gourmet lunchbox by Starr Catering, dedicated event entry, and access to exclusive lounge seating with premium views of the day’s vibrant entertainment.

 

MISO Presents Ocean Drive in Vienna

After the success achieved in past seasons, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, in a never-ending commitment with the cultural development of our community, will be returning this January with its first concert of the year, “Ocean Drive in Vienna”. A mesmerizing merge of choreography, polkas, and overtures with Viennese melodies will delight the audience at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall in Miami (www.arsthcenter.org).

“Ocean Drive in Vienna”, sponsored by Mercantil Bank, will take our breaths away with the most cheerful waltzes and dances, along with divine surprises from Maestro Eduardo Marturet. Music by Johann Strauss, Von Suppe, Paul Nero, Victor Espinola, and arrangements by Tarcisio Barreto among others. 

We will have the honor of witnessing the special performance of acclaimed Paraguayan harpist Victor Espinola, who has shared stages with work-renowned artist Yanni, and currently holds the harp soloist residency at Walt Disney World in Orlando. 

Once again Venezuelan ensemble 7/4 will bring their South Beach twist while blending sounds with The MISO, giving the night an unexpected turn in a magical Viennese setting. These and more surprises will create a night to remember at “Ocean Drive in Vienna”.

 

Date: January 21st, 2018

Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall. 

Time: 6:00 p.m.  

Tickets: www.arsthcenter.org or Call MISO Office (305) 275- 5666

Bokamper’s Celebrates National Hot Sauce Day

Calling all hot sauce addicts! Get ready to try Bokamper’s signature ‘Killer B’ wings with an extra kick, because Bokamper’s is partnering with Tabañero hot sauce to pick up customer’s dining tabs for National Hot Sauce Day on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Guests at select Bokamper’s restaurants can simply tag their restaurant location on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #PickUpMyTab for the chance to have a Tabañero representative pick up their entire dining check and receive free hot sauce!

One lucky winner will also walk away with a year’s supply of Tabañero hot sauce.

Participating Bokamper’s locations include:
Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale: NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Bokamper’s Miramar: 15500 SW 29th Street, Miramar, FL 33027
Bokamper’s Plantation: 1280 S Pine Road, Plantation, FL 33324

For more information visit http://www.bokampers.com/

 

 

 

Fresa y Chocolate Salon Coral Gables

Fresa y Chocolate Salon has set up shop in a centrally located area of Coral Gables. For a professional manicure and pedicure (regular or gel) at low prices (regular mani pedis are just $20; gel mani/regular pedi costs $34 )make an appointment at Fresa y Chocolate. A number of other salon services are available as well! The staff is friendly and professional, the place is spotless and there’s always a little chocolate treat and some coffee to go with your service. For more information, visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Fresa-y-Chocolate-Nails-Coral-Gables-120316495235011/

Fresa y Chocolate Coral Gables, 1874 SW 57th Ave, Miami, FL 33155; Phone: (305)456-0383

 

 

YoungArts Backyard Ball

On Saturday, January 13, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will bring together the nation’s most promising artists, industry leaders, alumni and celebrities for the organization’s largest annual fundraiser and the kick off to the Backyard Ball performance and gala. The celebratory evening will be the culmination of National YoungArts Week, YoungArts’ signature program beginning January 7 for 166 Finalists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts selected from approximately 8,000 applicants. The event will honor Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater and YoungArts master teacher) as the 2018 Arison Alumni Award recipient for his contributions and commitment to the arts. The Backyard Ball is presented by Max Mara, an Italian luxury brand aligned in YoungArts’ mission to support young artists in their educational and professional development. This is the fourth consecutive year that Max Mara has joined YoungArts in the celebration of burgeoning talent. Max Mara will also showcase new designs during the cocktail reception, and honor 2017 Max Mara Young Visionary Award recipient Torrance Hall (2017 Winner in Photography). New and unique this year is the format of the production. The entire show will take place on one stage with TV personality and local celebrity Louis Aguirre leading as Master of Ceremonies.

National YoungArts Foundation 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida 33137

SUPPORT AND TICKETS: The Backyard Ball performance and gala is supported by Presenting Partner Max Mara, EventStar Structure, Bacardi, Miami Herald and MIAMI Magazine. Tickets to the Backyard Ball start at $1,500 and tables are available starting at $15,000. Tickets can be purchased here or by contacting Lauren Nesslein at gala@youngarts.org / 305.377.1140 ext. 1808.

Don’t Miss: Some of Our Favorite Gifts for the Season

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 18 - 2017

It’s still  the most wonderful time of the year for shopping yourself or someone who truly loves to look and feel great, these are a few of our favorite picks to kick off the year on the right foot.

Comfy Cold Weather Boots From TOMS

TOMS provides the perfect boots for all winter occasions. The styles are as stylish as they are comfortable- great for all temperatures and occasions.  Check out these  pieces that perfectly mix cozy and stylish.

 

Clarins Double Serum With Turmeric

Clarins is known around the world as one of the purest forms of skin care hailing from France. With an endless source of natural resources, Clarins creates beautiful products with positive results. Clarins Double Serum with Turmeric is definitely the stand out this season. Clarins’ innovative dual technology successfully combines [20+1] potent anti-aging plant extracts—both water- and oil-soluble—to ensure a perfect affinity with your skin. It is enriched with anti-aging turmeric to effectively target lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and boost radiance in as little as seven days. Your skin will literally soak up this delicious essence. To purchase visit: www.clarinsusa.com.

Get in Shape in Style with G-Shock

G-SHOCK recently announced the debut of the brand’s first-ever Ani-Digi Step Tracker watch for the women’s S Series line. The model boasts a brand new look and capabilities to track each daily step, available in four fresh matte colors, including mint, pink, black and white. Retailing for $130, each watch is perfect for a versatile look at the gym, office and around town. For more information, visit:  https://www.casio.com.

 

MagmaReady makes dressing up a Snap

The white dress shirt is a staple in many people’s wardrobes because it is so versatile. Except for that friend who thinks a t-shirt and jeans is appropriate for everyday wear, parties, work meetings and formal events. You won’t find a white dress shirt in his or her closet, but you might be able to intervene with a techie style upgrade. MagnaReady has created a dress shirt that you don’t need to iron, dry clean or even button. The company has done away with the annoying little white buttons and replaced them with a secure magnetic closure system. They look like buttons but zero dressing effort is required. Find more information here: http://www.magnaready.com/shop/MagnaReady-TM-Shirts/.

 

It’s A 10 Miracle Defrizzing Everything

 As temperatures go down and adorable winter gear is a must, tresses tend to dry out. Don’t fret It’s A 10 is the perfect solution to that dreaded hat hair. The complete line balances and defrizzes while conditioning and strengthening hair; For the complete list of products that cater to your hair needs visit: https://itsa10haircare.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

The Code Red Revolution: How Thousands of People Are Losing Weight Without Shakes, Pills, Diet Foods or Exercise

Cristy Code Red Nickel is an author, speaker, and celebrity nutritionist. Since 1994, she has helped thousands lose weight by eating real food. In 2003, Cristy was ranked #2 in the world as a professional boxer. She was named one of the Top 3 Most Dangerous Females on the Planet by The Ring magazine, which landed her a coaching role on MTV s hit series MADE.  In 2008, Cristy was awarded New York s Best Trainer by Allure magazine. In her latest book The Code Red Revolution,Cristy discusses:  

  • 7 strategies to save your waistline this Thanksgiving
  • The tips and tricks of how to handle holiday parties—12 healthy appetizers that won’t bust your gut
  • The 5 holiday danger foods to avoid this holiday season
  • How to navigate real life—including birthdays, vacations, holidays, travel, and stressful work situations—and still lose weight every week.
  • And so much more!

To purchase visit : www.amazon.com

 

 

KAYO Body Care Program

kayo is an innovative complete body care program that believes in protecting, enhancing and rejuvenating 100% of your skin, not just the 5% on your face. Your skin is your largest organ and nurturing it is vital for your overall beauty. Kayo’s Face Grade© Body Care Collection is a combination of result driven ingredients and precious plant extracts and oils – pure and effective enough for your face, yet specifically formulated for your body. Recent studies of the brand have shown that people find their skin is smoother, firmer, softer and healthier after using the products for only four weeks.

Kayo is great for Stocking Stuffers, gifts for friends or loved ones as well as something to indulge in for yourself.  The line has gotten raves from W, Elle, Shape, Self, InStyle, Byrdie, Well + Good, Forbes, NY Times and many more… To purchase visit: www.kayobetterbodycare.co

 

 

 

Dancing Deer Baking Company

Holiday Gifts from Dancing Deer Baking Co. are now available to order and they have a wide variety of gourmet cookie and brownie gifts for all occasions from under $20 to upwards of $130 and everything in between. They even have NEW Gluten Free gift baskets and for their New Christmas Bakery Gift Plus they have taken all their best-selling Christmas Bakery Gift Assortments including their award-winning Molasses cookies and brownie and added one of their delicious pound cakes. And the new hamper-style gift box can come filled with lots of delicious treats. For more information: www.dancingdeer.com

 

 

EverythingTechGear.com

Check out the amazing SOLAR power charger for your phone, iPad, Kindle, etc. from EverythingTechGear.com! Whether you are on an outdoor adventure or stuck at a soccer tournament, this charger refuels with sunlight – no power needed! Water resistant, equipped with a flashlight and ready to keep you connected. Keep your devices charged on all your adventures with this solar power bank. Plug it in at home to get it to full charging capacity and then rely on the sun to keep it fueled. The 10000 mAH will provide more charging power than similar models! Great when you want to stay in touch but are away from an outlet and also can come in handy in case of emergency. 

EverythingTechGear.com also presents  the  ALL NEW portable hand warmer phone charger.  This 3 in 1 charger is a portable battery for USB enabled devices including phones, iPad, etc! It also acts as a hand warmer – fully heats up to cozy temperatures! And a flashlight, too! Amazing for cold weather adventures and more, this back up battery is handy for keeping devices charged when away from an outlet!

(Code)word Hats

This holiday season, reach out a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma with the help of (code)word — The Hat that Gives Back. For a limited time they’re offering two lines of specially designed Hurricane Relief Hats to help bring people across America together in support of the victims of these deadly natural disasters. Each hat that’s purchased will supply 21 meals to men, women and children.
“Our brand focus is on giving back to the local community, but when we saw the devastation left behind we knew we needed to get involved on a bigger level,” said (code)word founder Nate Montgomery. “There are thousands of people trying to pick up the pieces. Our goal is to help them not worry where their next meal is coming from.”
The humanitarian brand normally raises funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals through the sale of their specialty hats. The trendy ball caps are emblazoned with a specific area code, and the proceeds support hospitals that serve that area.
For this new campaign, they’re focused on a statewide scale with proceeds going to help local food banks in Florida and Texas.

Irma and Harvey Relief Hats

Available in two styles: Grey or Camo
Harvey Hats feature “TEX” on the front and “Lonestar” on the back
Irma Hats feature “FLA” on the front and “Sunshine” on the back
Proceeds go to support the South Florida Food Bank, Corpus Christi Food Bank, or Houston Food Bank
Retail value is $35

Wander Wet Bags 

Designed for the life adventurer, Wander Wet Bags are the super cute, water-resistant and eco-friendly option for all your travels. Created for the style conscious explorer, choose from gorgeous, 100% cotton prints that are Made in USA. Sneak in that last minute dip in the hotel pool before jumping on your flight home. Go to Pilates before giving that keynote presentation. Your Wander Wet Bag will keep your wet bikini or post workout gear separate from clean and dry items in your tote.

Don’t Miss: Kosher Food & Wine Festival Miami

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 10 - 2017

Kosher Food & Wine Festival Miami 

The Women’s International Zionist Organization will be hosting its 5th annual WIZO Florida Kosher Food and Wine groundbreaking, sold out event at Turnberry Isle. All attendees will experience world renowned local and international wines as well as delectable kosher cuisine. Proud sponsors of the event,  co-hosted by the Israeli Wine Producers Association, include Duty Free America, Psagot Wines, Atlantic Broadband, Wells Fargo Bank and EL AL Airlines among others.

Guests are invited to sample wines from more than 30 upscale wineries, featuring over 300 different wines and partake in the delicious and innovative fare of South Florida’s leading kosher establishments. Tickets are open to the public and cost $150 per person. VIP tickets are available for $200 which includes an exclusive VIP reception from 6:00-7:00 pm. Kosher Food and Wine Miami 2017 tickets are available and can be purchased online at kosherfoodandwinemiami.com. All proceeds from Kosher Food & Wine Miami will benefit WIZO Florida projects in Israel.

Don’t Miss: Common Threads and Maya’s Grill Brunch

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 29 - 2017

Common Threads

Common Threads, the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education, is headed to Miami to conclude its five cities, one-night-only, pop-up dinner. The Miami take-over will take place on Wednesday, November 29 at The Mondrian South Beach, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Each dinner in the series features a line-up of celebrated chefs from across the country and tasks them with creating dishes that reflect the evening’s theme. Kristi Krueger, Michelle Bernstein, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Chef Art Smith will play host to the Miami dinner bringing together an impressive list of chefs to create courses inspired by their favorite artist or work of art.

Additionally, the evening will include an opening reception with small bites prepared by Common Threads students, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and a special musical guest performance. All funds raised will benefit Common Threads programs, teaching children in underserved communities how to lead healthier lives. The Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas will help fund the organization’s growth goal of getting one million children cooking for life by 2020. General tickets cost $175 per person and Chef’s Table tickets (which include a welcome gift, elevated wine pairing and celebrity chef dish presentations) cost $250 per person. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit www.commonthreads.org/cheftakeover.

 

 

Maya’s Grill Celebrates 10 Years

Maya’s Grill, formerly named Maya Tapas & Grill, has been serving locals, artists and travelers international Argentinean-fusion dining for nearly a decade. Owned and operated by the Maya family who moved to Miami from Argentina and made the Magic City their new home, guests will regularly find Rolando Maya, his wife Marsha and three children Alejandro, Martin and Sara, greeting customers, making sure everything is running smoothly and offering guests personal service and attention. Maya’s Grill is getting ready for its 10 year anniversary and launching a new champagne brunch on Sundays to kick-off a series of mini-celebrations. The outdoor eatery is debuting several new champagne cocktails, as well as brunch dishes and offering unrivaled champagne bottle specials every Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 Maya’s Grill is located at 809 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.  For more information, visit www.mayatapasandgrill.com. Stay updated on Maya’s Grill with  Instagram and Facebook

Wolverine Supports Veterans

Wolverine, the maker of quality boots since 1883, is celebrating and supporting veterans with the launch of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Limited Edition Coyote Boot. Wolverine will donate 100% of the limited edition boot sales from November 7-14 to Operation FINALLY HOME, a non-profit organization that builds mortgage free homes for veterans. The boot will be available exclusively on wolverine.com starting November 7. Wolverine will also launch Troop ID by offering veterans a discount on all future wolverine.com purchases. The limited edition 1000 Mile Coyote boot is available exclusively on wolverine.com starting on November 7. 100% of sales from this boot from November 7 to 14, 2017 will be donated to Operation FINALLY HOME. For more details visit wolverine.com/heritage.

 

 

 

MISO CHIC

This year MISO CHIC will be a night to remember. Music, Fashion and Arts, will be combined in one spectacular event.  Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), Fernando Duprat as Executive Producer and Eduardo Marturet Music Director & Conductor, present MISO CHIC. The event will be held at the Knight Concert Hall, Sunday November 12, 6:00 pm,  Featuring ANGEL SANCHEZ as guest artist. Receive a 25% discount using promo code: CHIC17 Tickets at www.arshtcenter.org.

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System

Regardless of what’s going on around you, you can obtain peace and quiet, thanks to Sound Oasis, the world’s only customized sound machine with your preferred built in sleep sounds plus Bluetooth audio. Build your own custom sound machine by selecting 10 or 20 sounds from the Sound Oasis sound library. Create the best sleep sound machine with your favorite sound tracks. The BST-100 also streams music via Bluetooth from your mobile device or computer so you can enjoy your own music or Sound Oasis sound Apps. Be sure to order the tiny, portable machine that fits in your pocket yet blocks out every sound imaginable. It’s perfect for planes, crowded spaces and noisy hotel rooms, where a good night’s sleep and quiet reading time are hard to come by. Learn more abilities this ground-breaking system here: https://www.soundoasis.com/products/sleep-sound-therapy-systems/bst-100-10-custom-bluetooth-sound-machine/.

Smokey Bones Bar + Fire Grill’s Southern Brunch in Florida

Smokey Bones Bar + Fire Grill’s Southern Brunch is offered every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Smokey Bones’ brunch is guaranteed to entice the taste buds and warm the heart with savory dishes that are hard to pass up. This is not the place to come for a quaint brunch, its garnish is a pile of high quality, slow-smoked meats, with real portions of southern favorite that’ll have you eating till the cows come home. The five-course brunch begins with Southern Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter, moving onto guests’ choice of 1/3 rack of St. Louis-Style or award-winning Baby Back Ribs, which can also be substituted for house-smoked Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken or Chicken Fingers. Then – the Southern Eggs Meaty Skillet, a fresh-cooked egg soufflé with biscuit crumbles, cheddar-jack cheese, fresh parsley, a fried egg and guests choice of house-smoked pulled pork, Texas-style beef brisket, house-smoked sausage or grilled chicken breast. Still hungry? Enjoy your choice of a Large BelgianWaffle or a Full Skillet of Cornbread. And, of course, we couldn’t forget dessert. Top your meal off with a Waffle Sundae or Smokey Bones’ signature Hot Bag O’ Donuts. Five courses at just$20 per guest.

 

Guests also have the option of adding bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys – which is basically required when brunching – for an additional $15. While the adults are munchin’ and brunchin’, kids can enjoy waffles and biscuits at $6 per child 10 and under.

 

 

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