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Veuve.ThompsonHotelJanuary_28,_2015-2180Clicquot Carnaval

Veuve Clicquot is bringing the excitement of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval to Miami with an invite-only VIP brunch and day party on Saturday, February 7 at The Thompson Hotel. For $2,000 the event is open for champagne lovers and party-goers alike; A Clicquot Cabana includes seating for four to six guests, a magnum of both Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Rosé, gourmet Carnaval-inspired bites, Veuve Clicquot gifts and a personal cabana attendant. The brunch will feature a Brazilian-inspired menu paired with Veuve Clicquot champagne. Following, guests will enjoy an extravagant afternoon packed with traditional Carnaval entertainment including Samba dancers, fire dancers and much more! For more information contact:


The 6th Annual LeSutra Model Beach Volleyball Tournament (MBVT) volleyball

On February 7 and 8, the 6th Annual LeSutra Model Beach Volleyball Tournament (MBVT), presented by WILDFOX, brings together the hottest co-ed teams from Miami’s top modeling agencies for a thrilling two-day contest in South Beach. Sports Illustrated cover girl Nina Agdal and Miami Heat official DJ DJ Irie will be on hand to host the event. On day one, the battle will consist of a bracket-style competition during which participating teams will compete against one another in a round robin format. Day Two, there will be a single elimination game for the tournament title, which will include a complimentary round trip to an unknown destination. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit To purchase VIP tickets & limited table service, visit

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By: Maryanne Salvat

Bravo’s Best New Restaurant Viewing Party at the Federal Food Drinks and Provisions

Excited to celebrate their debut on Bravo’s Best New Restaurant, hosted by celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio, Chef/Owner/Contestant Cesar Zapata and GM/Owner/Contestant Aniece Meinhold, along with the rest of the crew at The Federal, Food, Drinks and Provisions, is hosting a special dinner and viewing party at the restaurant on Wednesday, January 28. Offered all night long – and throughout the week as the show repeats on Bravo – guests will have the option to enjoy the four-course menu specially prepared by Zapata and team on the Best New Restaurant’s second episode for $39.00 per person. For those who prefer to snack as they cheer for The Fed’s to defeat Austin, Texas heavy hitter Swift’s Attic, the restaurant will offer a special late night Happy Hour from 9:30pm – close, including $15 bottomless house wines and bubbly, $5 cocktails, $4 beers and a limited snacks menu. Telephone: 305.758.9559; 



wednesday_ladies_nightBall and Chain Introduces Ladies Night and Super Bowl Festivities

Tonight, January 28, ladies will receive complimentary mojitos from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.  Ball and Chain will be hosting Miami local favorite SUENALO on January 30th. Ball and Chain will also be hosting a Super Bowl viewing party with specialty cocktails and menus available. Anyone who reserves or purchases a table will automatically be entered into a drawing for a free pitcher of either Gronk Juice or Lynchburg Lemonade at the end of each quarter (a $100 value). Tables available for $150 package to include a specialty drink pitcher (either Gronk Juice or Lynchburg Lemonade), a bucket of beer and food platter with hot dogs, sliders and chicken wings.





Jon_Jay,_Alex_Rodriguez-Roig,_&_friends2The Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge

Jon Jay, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Miami native and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, will host The Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge. Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to support its many positive programs for thousands of area youth. Along with other Major League Baseball stars, Jay will bowl with attendees during the fun-filled fundraising event. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exciting bowling matches and more. Sponsorships are available. For sponsorship or additional event information, call Jennifer Brasile at CAA Sports at 212.277.9000 or To purchase individual tickets and more information, visit





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Dolce&Gabbana Make Up Hosts Spring Looks Events with Christian McCulloch in Bal Harbour

Christian McCulloch is known for his keen eye in designing chic and sophisticated beauty looks for top celebrities and major publications. He has recently worked with: Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Kate Hudson, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Wilde and major publications such as: Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Marie Claire; On Saturday, January 31 from 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., McCulloch will be on-hand to introduce the Lifting Foundation & Primer and Skincare Collections creating custom makeup applications inspired by Spring Dolce&Gabbana beauty trends.Customers are invited to make an appointment with Christian and the team as he reveals his insider makeup tips and demonstrates the newest Dolce&Gabbana trends and application techniques.For appointments please call: 1 (305) 865 1100 ext. 5368





BLT Prime’s Rival Burgers Photo Contest

Football fans and foodies, rejoice! Throughout this week until Sunday, February 1, sports enthusiasts and burger lovers will get a chance to predict the winner of this year’s big game via BLT Prime’s Rival Burgers Photo Contest.  Super Bowl XLIX will take place between defending champion Seattle Seahawks and AFC champion New England Patriots in Glendale, Arizona. Guests can bring their A-game by ordering their choice between two rival burgers, representing Seattle and New England, to predict this year’s football champion for a prize.  Priced at $18 each, and available during lunch service only, the #BLTRivalBurgers include:

·the Seahawk – Angus Beef Patty, Hot Dog Links, Grilled Onion-Cream Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, and Smoked Pepper Ketchup

·the Patriot – Crab Cake Sliders with Lump Crab Meat, Spicy Remoulade and Frisée

To enter, guests must order a Rival Burger and post their most creative snapshot onto Twitter, Instagram or on our Facebook page tagging @BLTPrimeMiami with the official hashtag #BLTRivalBurgers. Five winning photos will be announced the week following the big game and each winner will receive a $50 gift card, to use at ESquared Hospitality Restaurants. BLT Prime is located at the Trump National Doral Miami and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For more information and reservations, call 305.591.6066.


Super Bowl Sunday Fun day at The Rum Line rum line

Miami Beach’s favorite new watering hole, The Rum Line,will celebrate the big game on Sunday, February 1.  The Caribbean-inspired al fresco bar will offer an array of specialty libations from award-winning bar director Robert Ferarra, along with sumptuous small plates, seafood and snacks. Featuring a 60-inch screen and multiple viewing areas, The Rum Line is the perfect perch to watch the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks, and of course the Katy Perry halftime show.  Discounted libations will include $4 beer and $8 daiquiris, mojitos, Cuba libres and rum Old Fashioneds.  Guests can also indulge in Ferrara’s signature cocktails including including The Donkey Kong with Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Banane du Brasil, Orgeat and lime; the Green Eyed Bandit with Avuá Cachaça, fresh kale, cucumber juice and lime; and the Cargo Ship with Ron Zacapa 23, Batavia Arrack, Panther Coffee reduction and mole bitters, served in a Talisker Storm rinsed glass. A menu of tropical small plates and fresh seafood will also be on offer including Tuna & Salmon Tacos; Grilled Shrimp Skewers with mango salsa; Crispy Oysters; Baby Back Ribs with guava BBQ sauce and more.For private event inquiries or table reservations for large groups, call 305.695.0110.


wws4th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Presented by Sergio Rossi

On Wednesday, February 4 join the 4th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) presented by Sergio Rossi, benefiting the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital. Created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style, and supporting a noble cause, the fabulous event will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami on Wednesday, February 4. WW&S is one of the fastest-growing charity event series in the country and has become a big hit in South Florida. Last year, WW&S helped Miami Children’s Hospital raise nearly half a million dollars in a single afternoon with nearly 500 fashionable women of South Florida in attendance.  Sergio Rossi, renowned for its craftsmanship and feminine designs, presents the 2015 WW&S event. Guests will be treated to a sophisticated day of wine tasting, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, a delicious lunch, as well as a fashion show with featured items from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. The “Shoe Guys” will also be in attendance, showcasing the latest women’s fashions on silver platters. Media sponsors include iHeart Radio and Ocean Drive Magazine. For more information about WW&S 2015 or MCH Foundation, contact Lisbet Fernandez-Vina at 786.268.1845 or visit


Matisyahu: Barefoot Concert Series on Sole on the Oceansole

Reggae sensation Matisyahu headlines the latest installment of Sole on the Ocean’s Barefoot Concert Series on Sunday, February 15. In addition to Matisyahu, the Barefoot Concert Series will feature Bushwood, a six-piece reggae rock band, whose high energy and signature style have been igniting stages all across South Florida. Known for their ability to perfectly blend funk and reggae, this band loves to perform, and knows how to put on a great show. The event will take place beachside complete with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Monsieur Zonzon will provide additional musical entertainment in form of a DJ set. Guest are invited to enjoy refreshing cocktails and culinary treats from a specialty menu curated by the executive chef Phillipe Ruiz, who helms Sole on the Ocean Resort and Spa’s new restaurant Fresh American Bistro.

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Weekend warriors rejoice – South Beach finally has its own beer garden for happy hour festivities and chill Friday night vibes. Smashed Flamingo takes over the outdoor garden next to Mokai at 235 23rd Street, featuring a full scale bourbon bar and craft beers, along with delicious barbecue every Friday from 6:00 until 11:00 p.m. Guests can relax at picnic tables and wooden porch swings under string lights and the stars above, while rocking out to old school tunes and vibrant beats. Classic board games like Connect 4 and Knock Hockey will be on hand, as will pink flamingo décor as homage to the parties Smashed Flamingo name. Each week, the barbecue offering will rotate – kicking off January 23rd with a traditional Caja China. No entry fee. Drinks and barbecue plates are $8.00 each;

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The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), Jungle Island and the Bass Museum of Art present “MISO for the Family” on Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25. This year marks the third annual free concert in Collins Park, and the first inaugural performance at Jungle Island’s Parrot Bowl amphitheater. Under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet and Assistant Conductor Marco Real-d’Arbelles, the program includes Haydn’s “Toy” Symphony in C Major, plus a rare two-piano performance of Saint-Saëns’ popular Carnival of the Animals by the 2013 Bronze Award winners of the Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition, Sebastian and Barbara Bartmann of duo Impuls. South Florida models/actresses Barbara Becker and Athina Klioumi join the cast to narrate Saint-Saëns’ humorous work, putting a fun twist on an already delightful “grand zoological fantasy.”   Paying tribute to the City of Miami Beach’s 100th Anniversary, Sunday’s concert will top off an afternoon of special activities at the Bass Museum including tours of the exhibition One Way: Peter Marino at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and the museum’s monthly IDEA@thebass Family Day that will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with art projects and gallery games for kids that explore the theme “Making Music.” IDEA@thebass Family Day is offered at no charge, and entrance to the museum will be free all day. Tickets to Jungle Island are $30 for one adult/child, and $15 for each additional child (*price includes free admission to the park). Tickets to the Gusman Concert Hall are $20-$65. Admission to Sunday’s concert at Collins Park is free and open to the public.



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The 14th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is pleased to partner with Chef Art Smith as he hosts #101GayWeddings at The James Royal Palm on Saturday, February 21.  A longtime friend of the Festival, Smith’s social media driven campaign to celebrate the legal passing of marriage equality in the State of Florida with a free wedding for 101 couples in the beautiful James Breezeway is the perfect addition to the star-studded weekend.

The Festival, alongside Smith and The James Royal Palm, will issue a social media driven campaign to release 50 passes to the public to attend the wedding reception with a guest.  Winners have the ability to make an optional direct donation to the LGBTQA Club at Florida International University (FIU). Following the wedding, newlyweds and winners of the social media driven campaign will enjoy a cocktail reception featuring bites from a handful of South Florida chefs and dance party featuring DJ Chi Chi Larue. FIU’s LGBTQA Club will be on-site to raise additional funds for the organization.




La Nuit en Rosé Food & Wine Festivalla-nuit-en-rose-miami-banner2

La Nuit en Rosé is the world’s first Food & Wine Festival dedicated to Rosé Wine and Rosé Champagne, bringing together the largest gathering of rosé wine producers and rosé wine lovers. Anything but a typical wine tasting, La Nuit En Rosé is a full culinary experience and a lavish lifestyle celebration. With more than 60 rosé wines and rosé Champagne, La Nuit en Rosé is the largest-ever gathering of rosé producers in the world. The 2015 season will start off in Miami, from January 30 to February 1 at the recently opened Miami Beach EDITION, one of South Beach’s most affluent hotels. La Nuit en Rosé Miami offers a variety of ways to celebrate pink wine, for a complete listing of the eventful weekend visit:


LivingRoomBar1Living Room Introduces New Libations

Living Room the modern, nighttime playground located at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, continues to earn raves and accolades for its sophisticated cocktails and sultry ambiance, including Zagat’s “Best Hotel Bars in Miami (2014)” and Food & Wine Magazine’s “2012 Fifty Best Bars in America.”  Known for their visually stunning artisanal concoctions, the cocktail team at Living Room has just rolled out a new cocktail menu, certain to please even the most discerning imbiber.   In addition to the Living Room favorites, new offerings include globally-inspired cocktails, such as the Portobello Road, named after London’s historical antique market, featuring gin, basil, cold-pressed apple and lemon juices, cucumber, jalapeño and an array of fresh berries.  Cold pressed juice cocktails include the Rosewood –gin, pressed yuzu juice, elderflower liqueur and jasmine bitters; and the El Camino – reposado tequila, lime, sage, red bell pepper, cinnamon syrup and cold pressed carrot juice. For more information call 305.938.3000.


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Paying homage to Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s opening in 1954, Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series is a monthly event that pairs the world’s most prestigious wines and winemakers with the award-winning cuisine of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s signature dining destinations. The 2015 line-up features exclusive pairings at the hotel’s acclaimed signature restaurants with vintners from Italy, Spain, California and Australia. This year’s series kicks off at Scarpetta, the hotel’s award-winning Italian restaurant on Sunday, January 25. Diners will enjoy a decadent four-course menu prepared by chef de cuisine Marlon Rambaran complimented by hand-selected Giacomo Borgogno e Figli wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. Each of the four courses will be paired with a different varietal from the prestigious label. Priced at $215 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, the luxurious evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the restaurant’s private dining room. For questions, please call 877.326.7412. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting 


Ark_of_Taste_01-27-156th Annual Ark of Taste Benefit Dinner

Slow Food Miami, the 100 percent volunteer non-profit dedicated to planting a fresher future for our children, announces its 6th annual Ark of Taste Benefit Dinner will be held Tuesday, January 27th at Paraiso Bay in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. After 5 years of plated dinners, Slow Food Miami’s 2015 event looks to the future with a refreshed, convivial format featuring all of The Genuine Hospitality Group restaurants and their chefs at the site of Schwartz’s future waterfront restaurant on Biscayne Bay. At the forefront of the meal is the Ark-nominated Florida stone crab, sourced from Miami’s own George Stone Crab. The star of the evening will be accompanied by locally-sourced ingredients including items from Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink chef de cuisine Niven Patel’s backyard and other farms served by Farm to Kitchen, a local produce distributor.All proceeds will benefit Slow Food Miami’s Edible School Garden Program.The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m., so that guests can savor spectacular views of the glowing sunset skies over the Bay, while enjoying a spirited cocktail hour featuring specialty libations courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka, sustainable wines by Stellar Wines, and passed hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Molly Brandt of Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh.  An interactive and social dining experience unfolds with indoor and outdoor stations featuring each of The Genuine Hospitality Group restaurants and their chefs including Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink/Chef de Cuisine Niven PatelThe Cypress Room/Chef de Cuisine Roel Alcudia and Harry’s Pizzeria/Chef de Cuisine Daniel Ramirez. Schwartz will join The Genuine Hospitality Group’s Executive Chef Bradley Herron to preview some food inspired by Paraiso Bay and its restaurant, slated to open in early 2016. Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith will offer passed desserts for a sweet cap on a delicious evening to remember. Each will showcase their individual style of local-sourcing with dishes that either feature the Florida stone crab or complement it with seasonal ingredients. This time around, Slow Food Miami turns its attention to stone crabs, a natural fit for Ark of Taste because it acts as an important reminder that the tasty crabs are seasonally-protected to ensure sustainability. Consumers are so used to stone crab season that they forget or are unaware what a rare, local product it is – highly allocated and always in danger of disappearing. By promoting and eating Ark products, Slow Food Miami and its supporters help ensure they remain in production, in the grocery isle, and on the plates of America’s best restaurants.

Tickets are $195 per person and can be purchased at



Bagatelle Launches “Destination St. Barths”

Renowned restaurant Bagatelle is launching “Destination St. Barths,” which is an amazing sweepstake promotion with villa WIMCO from St. Barths occurring from the 12th of January to January 31st. WIMCO Villas set in the luxurious St. Barths offers the best location for an unrivaled escape, crystal clear waters, white sands, tropical trees, and beautiful people.

Registration on the landing page is necessary in order to win the following prizes:

The winner will get a dinner for 4 at Bagatelle St. Barths, and a 7 night stay in a WIMCO villa including gourmet groceries and concierge service.

The runner-up prizes include a gift certificate for a $500 dinner in a Bagatelle location in the United States (NYC, Miami or LA, among others).

Please find below the link of the landing page to register for the sweepstakes:

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Gino Campodonico, Netty Del, Juanjose Rangel,Rachael Russell, Jhon Jairo Santos and Jasmine Stewart are welcoming high end luxury brand Ted Baker London to Miami Beach on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. Expect vintage cocktails by the master mixologists at Zacapa accompanied by a special performance by The French Horn. Illustrator Mia Mandela will be on-hand to customizing Ted Baker totes! This is a private event, RSVP required.

The public is free to join in on the celebration this weekend for the #TedLovesMiami grand opening on Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17!



Art of the Party Presented by PAMM and Louis Vuittonpamm

This year Pérez Art Museum Miami will put a contemporary spin on a classic tradition with a ‘modern gala’ on Thursday, January 17. Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton will debut a contemporary spin on a classic tradition with help from event mastermind Lee Brian Schrager. Taking the place of the annual Ball, this unforgettable celebration will allow guests to choose from a Chef’s Table seated dinner or the lively Supper Club dinner lounge; attendees will then reconvene for a live outdoor concert. The proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales fund the museum’s robust education program, which is the largest behind the Miami-Dade County school system and has garnered participation from more than 80,000 adults and children since December 2013. For more information visit:


debrisfreeoceaneventflyer_finalDebris Free Oceans 

Debris Free Oceans is thrilled to announce the launch of their presence in Miami by hosting a cocktail soiree on Friday, January 16, at Treehouse. The Miami-based non-profit organization to inspires local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from beaches, reefs and oceans. Suggested donations of $25 will be received at the door which includes an open bar from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.   Guests will enjoy a live art installation by Dave L – a local Miami artist whose work reflects the ocean and nature and music by Lance-O from Kulcha Shok Muzik.  The event will also feature a silent auction with items including: paddle board lessons courtesy of First Paddle Co., art work by Dave L, gift certificates from First Surf Shop, and much more. All guests must be 21+ to attend the event.


MISO Presents Ocean Drive in Vienna Oscar_DLeon2

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet, presents the popular returning concert series “Ocean Drive in Vienna,” introducing the world premiere of “Concertino for Toy Piano” written by MISO Principal Trumpet and Composer-in-Residence, Sam Hyken. This new work highlights the musical talent of pianist Julia Bueno, a spirited young ten-year-old musician who started taking group piano classes at the SharpMinds Academy in Miami at age five. An avid composer, Bueno has already won First Prize of her age group in the Composition Contest at the MMTA Honors Recital, crediting her inspiration to history, creative writing and robotics.   Included on this year’s program is another world premiere by MISO Composer-in-Residence Paul Desenne entitled “Blues’n Danube,” a clever twist on the well-known waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr., as well as a South Florida premiere of “Sobre las Olas,” written by Justino Rosas. Salsa legend Oscar D’ León and Cuban-born journalist Ismael Cala from CNN Español will also make an appearance, combining elements of Viennese classical music with the nuances of Latin rhythms.   Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, recognizing the importance of MISO’s Composers-in-Residence program, MISO’s role as Miami’s hometown orchestra is to continually celebrate the cultural vibrancy of South Florida by being Miami’s distinctive musical voice. For more information, call 305 275.5666 or visit


VFC_Gala2014_Evite_Nov2014_REV6-3-682x1024“Be A Voice, Feel The Passion”

Voices For Children Foundation, a Miami not-for-profit organization advocating for children in foster care, and Presenting Sponsor Harry Winston, Inc., the  international fine jeweler and watchmaker, will serve as hosts to approximately 500 of Miami’s most influential and philanthropic individuals for the organization’s 30th anniversary “Be A Voice, Feel The Passion” gala. The event will kick off with a cocktail hour at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, at host sponsor Mandarin Oriental. At this premier annual fundraising event, film and television actor Christian Slater and his wife Brittany Slater will serve as honorary co-chairs, while radio personality Paul Castronovo of local radio station BIG 105.9’s “Paul and Young Ron Show” will serve as emcee. Guests may participate in live and silent auctions for luxury goods and travel experiences, providing desirable and unique items for guests and supporters. Up for auction are tickets to Stella McCartney’s Spring 2016 Presentation in New York, exclusive membership to The Edition Beach Club, the opportunity to drive a Tesla Model S for a day, and a private shopping spree at Ralph Lauren Bal Harbour. This year, the gala will partner with RedCap to provide guests safe rides to and from the events in the guests’ own cars. To learn more about underwriting opportunities and sponsorships, or to purchase a table or tickets to the event, call 786.469.3857 or


Carb-Up at Scarpetta scarpetta-fontainebleau

In preparation for the upcoming 2015 Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 25, Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s AAA four diamondaward-winning Italian eatery, will once again offer marathon runners a special $39 “Carb-Up” prix-fixe menu. This year, the menu is available early and late night on Friday, January 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again from 10:00 p.m. until midnight,as well as on Saturday, January 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The threecourse menu is a delicious way to power up before the big run, specially crafted to ensure runners’ muscles are fueled and energy levels are up for optimal performance. Reservations are required; for more information visit:

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National YoungArts Foundation Backyard Ball

On Saturday, January 10, the National YoungArts Foundation will be celebrating the 2015 YoungArts winners from across the nation at their annual Backyard Ball. This year the esteemed Arison Award Honoree is renowned visual artist Jeff Koons and the 2015 Arison Alumni Honorees are Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, singer, songwriter, actor, YoungArts Master Teacher and 1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater, Josh Groban, and Grammy and Country Music Association Award-nominated singer-songwriter and 2003 YoungArts Winner and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Chris Young. The Gala is YoungArts’ largest annual fundraiser and the culmination of YoungArts’ signature program, National YoungArts Week, which provides a select group of YoungArts Winners with life-changing experiences, including master classes, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances and exhibitions. The distinguished event will include an alumni performance directed by renowned dancer, choreographer and YoungArts Artistic Adviser Bill T. Jones and will be emceed by YoungArts alumna and actress Zuzanna Szadkowski. Tickets to the attend the Backyard Ball can be purchased at



alsac-event-red-carpet-for-hope-main-imageSt. Jude Red Carpet for Hope

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is proud to announce its special partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the national viewing party of the 72nd Annual Golden Globe® Awards. The party, St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope, will take place on Sunday, January 11 at the Trump National Doral Miami. This exclusive event will be hosted in Miami for the first time, and will help raise money for the lifesaving work of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.Guests will enjoy a red carpet reception, live auction, a dinner featuring stories from local St. Jude patient families and the live telecast of the Golden Globe® Awards. Individual tickets are $250 for general admission. Table sales and sponsorships are available. To register, call 305.265.1371 or visit


Splendor-2015-NC4th Annual Splendor in the Garden

Lush, tropical landscapes become the perfect setting for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s trendiest event of the year – the 4th Annual Splendor in the Garden luncheon and fashion show fundraiser. The event benefits Fairchild’s education, conservation science, and horticulture programs and is held on Wednesday, January 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Co-hosted with Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, the event features Spring 2015’s hottest styles in a runway show presented by Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus Senior VP and Fashion Director. The event is co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay, Marquis Bank, and Perry Ellis International. Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Miami Herald columnist and fundraiser for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund,serves as this year’s emcee. Upon arrival, guests are treated to a champagne reception on the sunny mosaic patio of the Visitor Center. The party then moves to the tented marquee overlooking the tropical foliage and sparkling Pandanus Lake. A refreshing lunch by Le Basque Catering starts the fashion show off on the right note. Models walk down the runway spotlighting the most coveted looks and colors for Spring 2015 with ensembles put together by Ken Downing. Guests who like the outfits they see on the runway can purchase them after the show at the Backstage Boutique. The day closes with recognizing the 2015 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees – those who have demonstrated dedication to supporting the growth of the Garden and the community at large. Tickets start at $300 and are available online, by emailing, or by calling 305.667.1651, ext. 3375.


pammPérez Art Museum Miami Hosts Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host its most important annual fundraising affair on Saturday, January 17.  The proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales fund the museum’s robust education program, which is the largest behind the Miami-Dade County school system and has garnered participation from more than 80,000 adults and children since December 2013.  Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton will debut a contemporary spin on a classic tradition, on a new date and with a modern format conceptualized by event mastermind Lee Brian Schrager. Louis Vuitton has a longstanding affiliation with the world of art and is proud to present Art of the Party. The event will showcase the architectural gem’s distinct, interconnected spaces with three forms of expression in a single evening: Chef’s Table, Supper Club, and Remix.The three adaptations of Art of the Party will be infused with the essence of Brazil with famed Rio de Janeiro-based Chef Thomas Troisgos of the internationally regarded Olympe Restaurant and a live waterfront concert by popular Brazilian band Batuke Samba Funk featuring Pee Wee Ellis, the legendary sax player and bandleader for James Brown.  Chef Troisgos, the fourth generation of a clan of chefs that has made history in modern gastronomy, will arrive to Miami specifically to present custom dinner menus for Art of The Party Chef’s Table and Supper Club. For more information visit:




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Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution Live from the Thompson Miami Beach

The shiny-new, stylish Thompson Miami Beach will be the official location for FOX’s New Year’s special entitled: PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION. Staged throughout various indoor and outdoor venues at the upscale oceanfront Thompson Miami Beach, including its two spacious pool decks and the lush Raymond Jungles-designed Garden, the New Year’s Eve show will feature performances by an all-star lineup of entertainers, including Mr. 305 himself, Enrique Iglesias, The Band Perry, Fall Out Boy, Becky G. and Fifth Harmony and a few surprises. Miami native and the evening’s host, Pitbull, will lead the party from Thompson Miami Beach in front of legions of on-site fans. PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION will air live on FOX Wednesday, December 31, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Then, following the local news, Mr. 305 returns from 11:00 p.m. –12:30 a.m. eastern standard time. Check listings for other time zones.

Those interested in gaining access to this New Year’s Eve broadcast at Thompson Miami Beach on December 31, can submit a request to join in on the fun here:’s-New-Years-Revolution.


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Ball & Chain, the historic and world famous live music bar in the center of Little Havana is thrilled to announce their “Rockin New Year’s Eve” event on December 31. The recently reopened bar on Calle Ocho presents a live musical performance by After School Special, an all-star classic rock cover band. After School Special will feature the Foo Fighters and Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee, Dave Krusen original and former drummer of Pearl Jam, Lazy Stars lead vocalist and guitarist Jonny Kaplan and Jessy Greene violinist from Foo Fighters, Pink, Fistful of Mercy and Sound City Players. The rock legends collectively have sold over 40 million records worldwide. The doors open at 8:00 p.m. where the rock legends will take the Pineapple Stage performing covers of classic rock songs such as Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Rod Stewart as they count down to 2015. Immediately following the live show will be a special DJ set by Foo Fighters and Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee. Ball & Chain is offering exclusive table and bottle service reservations only, followed by general admission depending on availability. The general admission will be free RSVP and confirmation code is mandatory as it is a limited guest list. All guests must be 21+ to attend the event. For Table Reservations:


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Ring in the New Year like a true local at Miami favorite spot in Coral Gables Love is Blind! Enjoy tunes and bubbles with friends, family or that special someone you plan to give a New Year’s Eve kiss to because in the end it’s all about LOVE! Love is Blind has prepped a delicious pre-fixed menu for all to indulge. Start off with their infamous Serrano Ham Croquettas before moving on to a Burrata Caprese Salad. After the appetizers it’s time to have the best of both worlds with a Surf and Turf main course consisting of Filet Mignon with a Mushroom Demi-glaze (6oz) and Jumbo Garlic Shrimp paired with Grilled Asparagus and White Truffle Infused Mashed Potatoes. Finish off with a mouthwatering Creole Bread Pudding with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; for reservations, call 305.748.6118.



On the heels of a successful opening, Tamarina owners Yona and Tunu Puri are excited to announce their New Year’s Eve plans for an Italian inspired prosperity feast. The dinner will feature an abundance of luxury and decadence designed to promote well-being and good fortune in the coming year. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a welcome cocktail titled “Calends Fizz”. Custom created for the occasion by Tamarina’s lead mixologist Nathan Rogers, the cocktail is inspired by the ancient Roman tradition of exchanging gifts of honey-soaked figs and dates in glass jars as a symbol of abundance and promise of plentiful things to come in the New Year. Attendees will be welcomed to stay after dinner and dance the night away to the fun sounds of our Guest DJ with special open bar cocktails and drinks;for more information and reservations, please contact Jessica Marrero 305-579-1888/


TWhiteNYE-Main3he Royal White Affair at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach

The Ritz- Carlton, South Beach will once again host a luxurious New Year’s white party. After much success, the revelry will return Wednesday December 31, 2014 as a “Royal White Affair”. This year, the New Year’s Eve event will feature over-the-top specialty entertainment, renowned DJ’s, and opulent décor poolside at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Dancing to the beats of DJs Tony G, Chris Valencia, and Malone, attendees will enjoy a night filled with mystique, live entertainment, aerialists, and performances. Eye catching visuals will enhance the guest experience, bringing storybook and iconic royal figures to life. Presented in part by Perrier Jouet Champagne, “Royal White Affair”- will feature a theme based exclusively around the color white which is synonymous with the clean slate that a new year represents. Required dress for the event is evening wear and white is encouraged. Tickets can be purchased online at Presale tickets are priced at $99 and include a premium open bar from 9:00PM until midnight. Table reservations are available. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is located at One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL. For additional information visit or call (786) 276-4006.