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InterContinental Miami’s Summer Soirée

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On June - 11 - 2024

InterContinental Miami celebrates summer inviting hotel guests and visitors to experience the Summer Soirée.  The experience begins upon arrival at the hotel, with a summer themed playlist providing a soundtrack to summer – one that can be downloaded via QR code by all guests.

For visitors, the Summer Soirée vibe is attainable via two special rooms packages – Tropical Tranquility and Beach BlissTropical Tranquility invites hotel guests to enjoy a DayLifeCabana poolside, stellar bay and city views, and a luxurious experience on the InterCon’s fifth floor pool deck, while Beach Bliss extends an invitation to exclusive beach access with two chairs and an umbrella on Miami Beach for all InterContinental Hotel guests booking the package.  

Pending availability, DayLife Cabanas are available for hotel guests to book separately or via Resort Pass if not staying at the hotel. Soak up the sun, take in the bay and enjoy a luxury poolside experience. On the weekends, add in a DJ spinning cool tunes and chilled lemongrass scented hand towels.

Additionally, there are several activations that extend the Summer Soirée theme throughout the property. Back in the hotel lobby, Thursdays through Saturdays the Ketel One Botanicals Cart will offer specially priced, perfectly crafted botanical and herb influenced cocktails and mocktails from 4PM – 6PM as the perfect pregame to a summer night out on the town. 

Even our four legged friends can get in on the summer fun! On WednesdayJune 26, Paws Patio™ – the weekly doggie networker that takes place every Wednesday evening from 5PM to 7PM – will serve as the location for the Dog Days of Summer Soirée. Experience a tail-waggin’ good time with your furry friend and beat the heat with a doggie pool, sprinklers and more to help keep things cool for a pawsomeplay date. The open-air event begins at 5PM and is free and open to the public. Water bowls are on hand for all canines, while adults can enjoy Dirty Dog Martinis, Mutt Mules and other libations from the cash bar.

Club InterContinental hotel guests who book certain Club level rooms can also enjoy several special activations just for them as part of the soirée – with an invitation to craft their own signature summer cocktails at the Club Lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays from 5PM to 7PM, the interactive DIY Happy Hour will feature Ketel One Botanical Vodkas and a garnish station. All guests must be 21 or older.

Summer Soirée at InterContinental Miami is currently underway and will run through Sunday, September 1. InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami. For more information and to see all current offers, please visit; Telephone: (305) 577-1000. Follow on Instagram: @InterConMiami

ILIA Beauty’s biggest sale of the year is here – the Friends & Family Sale is back starting TODAY

From June 5th to June 13th, enjoy 20% off all orders on Orders over $125 get 25% off, and orders over $175 get 25% off plus a complimentary full-size True Skin Serum Concealer! ILIA VIPs get early access from June 3rd to June 4th and receive a complimentary Lip Wrap Reviving Mask with the purchase of the NEW Lip Sketch Hydrating Crayon.

 Stock up on the best-kept secret makeup formulas used by your favorite stars including Mandy Moore, Ayo Edebiri, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The secret to effortlessly glowing skin and makeup.

In the heart of Downtown Doral, Bombay Darbar has opened its newest location adding colorful flavors to this growing community. The beloved restaurant that has been a fan favorite since 2011 originated in Coconut Grove and has received rave reviews as one of the top Indian restaurants in South Florida.

On our visit we were treated to some of the most incredible dishes; every bite was an explosion of flavors.

To begin our journey, we enjoyed the Chili Chicken appetizer, crispy bite size chicken with fresh bell peppers in a tangy chili sauce, the Samosa Chaat, a deconstructed deliciousness served with fresh yogurt and mint, and the Saag Paneer, the traditional Indian cheese simmered in a mixture of fresh spinach, onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices.

For our main entrée, our wonderful server took it upon himself to order some of the house favorites. Our top choices were the Mango Chicken Curry, a boneless chicken cooked in delicious cashew sauce, mango puree and spices was exceptional and the Fish Goan Curry, an aromatic curry with a blend of spices, garlic, ginger and onion along with fresh tomato and coconut, with of side of Garlic Naan, traditional Indian flat bread topped with garlic and cilantro.

For dessert, and you must make room for dessert, we had the Kheer,
traditional Indian rice pudding that is made in-house, lightly sweet, garnished with sundried grapes, pistachio and cashew nuts. Absolutely fantastic.

The restaurant itself is quite a beauty with a grand Buddha that strikingly stands in the main dining room. The bar has an extensive menu of craft cocktails as well as wine and beer.

Bombay Darbar’s atmosphere and service will make for an unforgettable dining experience that will surely transport you and your tastebuds to a flavorful destination.

Bombay Darbar located in Downtown Doral Park at 8405 NW 53rd Street, Suite E101 and is open for lunch and dinner.

For more information visit: Bombay Darbar .

Miami Swim Week Kickoff Benefits LLF

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 28 - 2024

On Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, Miami Swim Week will host its opening show benefiting the Little Lighthouse Foundation featuring Ema Savahl Design at the SLS South Beach Hotel from 7:00PM –10:00 pm.

Guests will enjoy 3 hours of complimentary cocktails featuring products from Tito’s Vodka, Barcelo Rum, Penelope Bourbon, El Mayor Tequila, Voga Italia Prosecco, Tita Italian Wine & Delicatessen, and Mastri Birrai Umbri as well as Kōpū Water. 

A minimum $75 donation is required to attend in advance, a minimum $125 donation is required at the door. Limited VIP seating is available for those who make a minimum $195 donation. Please make your donation at

Official after party at Hyde Beach at 10:00PM after the show. 

All proceeds from this event will go towards LLF’s Back to School Program! To learn more about LLF’s Back to School Program please visit

Hyundai Air & Sea Show Returns this Weekend

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 23 - 2024

Prepare for an exhilarating Memorial Day Weekend as the Hyundai Air & Sea Show®, known as “The Greatest Show Above the Earth,” returns to the stunning shores of Miami Beach on May 25th and 26th from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM. This free-to-the-public extravaganza promises a patriotic salute like no other, showcasing the valor, technology, and sheer power of the United States Military alongside our dedicated first responders.

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show® is not just an event; it’s an experience. As one of the largest gatherings of military equipment in the country, attendees will be treated to a spectacle of epic proportions. From United States Military Aerial Demonstrations to Cigarette Offshore Powerboat Racing Exhibitions, from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Drug Interdiction Exercises to Military Parachute Team Demonstrations, there’s something for everyone at this family-friendly event. Following the Hyundai Air & Sea Show® on Saturday, May 25th from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM, attendees can revel in the Music Explosion Presented by Hyundai. With a lineup featuring a DJ, U.S. Army’s “As You Were” band, U.S. Air Force Drill Team, and The Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Orchestra playing a patriotic music concert along Ocean Drive, the entertainment is guaranteed to keep spirits soaring. As night falls, prepare to be dazzled by a breathtaking 3D Mapping Projection, illuminating Ocean Drive’s iconic buildings with patriotic graphics, followed by a spectacular pyro parachute jump by the U.S. Army Golden Knights and the FRLA Fireworks Extravaganza presented by the Florida Restaurant Lodging Association.

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The Little Lighthouse Foundation Hosts Hearts & Stars Gala: Tokyo Nights 

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 12 - 2024

The one and only, Busta Rhymes will headline this year’s  The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s (LLF) 14th annual Hearts & Stars Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, March 16th, from 9PM to 2AM at the Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza. All proceeds will support LLF’s mission to aid underserved children and families in South Florida facing educational, financial, and medical hardships.

This year’s gala, hosted by the acclaimed Jenise Fernandez, a six-time Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter from Local 10 ABC News, is to feature live performances throughout the night, and music by Ibiza DJ Jordi Ruz inviting guests to dance the night away. In keeping with the Tokyo theme, the gala will feature culinary delights from top South Florida restaurants and caterers, including Kissaki, Pubbelly Sushi, Suviche, and more, paired with an extravagant production for a memorable experience. Guests can enjoy a variety of premium beverages from an open bar sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bacardi Rum, El Mayor Tequila, Penelope Bourbon, Kirin Ichiban, Stella Artois, Tita Italian Fine Wines, Soto Sake, Odyssey Energy Drink, LaCroix sparkling water, and Icelandic still water.

The evening will also include a special video game activation, a Samurai Lounge, drift cars, a silent auction item from “Whip Fundraising” and a live auction, including the Zero-G Experience and  a yacht package from Regal Yachts. The VIP lounge area will offer a two kilogram Calvisius Caviar station sponsored by Tita Italian.

During the event, LLF will present its Shining Light Award to Harley Lipman, CEO & Founder of Genesis10, and honor Aaron Lucus as its Volunteer of the Year.

Tickets and VIP tables are available for purchase at VIP tables offer nightclub-style seating for 10 with unlimited bottle service. General Admission tickets start with a donation of $250 per person, with VIP access available for $750 per person. The required donation to attend will increase. Black-tie formal attire is required.