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Competitive Eaters Head to RA

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 22 - 2010

ra_sushipngRA Sushi (5829 SW 73rd St.) and invite all levels of competitive eaters to enter its Maki Madness sushi-eating contest on Wednesday, March 31, from 6-9 p.m. to benefit Miami Children’s Hospital’s Radio Lollipop.®.  The grand prize winner will receive free sushi for a year, and bragging rights as the RA Sushi MAKI MADNESS champion.  Second place gets a $100 gift certificate and third place gets a $50 gift certificate.  All participants will receive a RA Sushi sweatband or t-shirt and participants (21 years and older) who do not advance to the final three will receive Penny Drink and/or Appetizer Cards for use during their next visit.

Maki Madness is limited to the first 30 entries. Applications are available at RA Sushi in South Miami.  The deadline to register is Monday, March 29 and all eaters must be at least 18 years old to participate. Registration to compete includes a $10 entry fee (cash only), which will be donated to Radio Lollipop® of the Miami Children’s Hospital along with donations from guests at the door. Round 1 starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Championship Maki Madness is at 8:30 p.m.  For more information call 305.341.0092.

Big Bounce and Spa Week

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 21 - 2010

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 Absinthe will be the liquor of choice during the Big Bounce album release after party on Friday, March 19, following their concert which takes place at the Colony Theater at 8:00 p.m.  The after party, sponsored by Fenom Modern Absinthe will be held at The Florida Room.


 Exhale Spa at the EPIC Hotel is celebrating its grand opening on Tuesday, March 23 with an exclusive event hosted by Ocean Drive Magazine’s Suzy Buckley and exhale’s Danielle Terranova. Guests will be treated to light bites by Executive Chef John Critchley of Area 31, fresh juice and raw treats by Blueprint Cleanse and have the opportunity to experience Exhale’s active and multi-disciplinary approach that combines fitness and movement with spa and healing therapies in a modern, tranquil day spa setting. To score an invite or to RSVP, contact exhale at 305.423.3900.

Gala Triathlon worthy of Katie Spotz

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 18 - 2010

Malinka Max

 Anyone who’s been to a party at Casa Malinka knows that it’s worth the trip and price of admission.  This Saturday, the first annual Hearts and Stars Gala, a philanthropic effort benefiting the Little Lighthouse Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida takes place there, from 7-11 p.m. and promises to be a night to remember, featuring free flowing cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose vodka, and live musical performance by Pras Michel (Grammy Award winner and original member of the Fugees), and 19 year old Israeli singing sensation Nir, who’s been compared to Justin Timberlake.  Live and silent auctions including celebrity experiences, fine jewelry, and getaways as well as dancing under the stars will add to the already exciting evening.  Casa Malinka has been the location of choice for the many over-the-top affairs. To read about Malinka Max’s outrageous circus-themed New Year’s bash visit: Tickets cost $125 in advance / $150 at the door.  For more information visit:  http://www.rmhcsouthflorida or contact Christin Naab at 305.585.5960;


Jennifer Valoppi

 Women of Tomorrow

 Also on Saturday, the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program celebrates its spring-inspired gala at the Mandarin Oriental. The event will feature a live performance from Latin heartthrob and Billboard nominated singer/actor JenCarlos Canela, music by the Steve Chase Band and an extravagant live auction emceed by WPLG Channel 10’s Calvin Hughes and Neki Mohan, who is also a WOT mentor.  Local VIPs and tastemakers to be expected will include Founders of the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program, Jennifer Valoppi and Telemundo president Don Browne; Gala Chair Marisa Toccin; WOT Vice-President and State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle; Honorary Chairmen Madeleine and Micky Arison; Legacy Builder Honorees Lora and Fred Drasner;  Empowerment Award Honorees Jason and Haley Binn and many more.  Auction items include tickets to The Jay Leno Show and to Super Bowl 2011, among other fab prizes.  For tickets or more information, call 305.371.3330 or visit


 Heart of Gold Gala

 The Wellness Community will host their annual Heart of Gold Gala on Saturday as well at the Eden Roc Hotel.  We are buyingheart-gold-wallpaper these event planners a calendar as we speak!  This year’s theme, Monte Carlo, sets the stage for an extravagant evening which begins at 7 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner and dancing. Live auctioneer CBS-TV’s chief weather-caster Lonnie Quinn will be back for his second year as emcee. The event is black-tie optional. Tickets cost $350 per guest. For more information and to buy tickets, contact the Wellness Community at 305.668.5900.

OASIS at Shore Club

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 17 - 2010


VOTE NOW!!! Nick and Tara’s Ultimate Wedding

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 17 - 2010

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 Nick  D’Annunzio and Tara Solomon are tying the knot!

Help them to win their dream wedding by clicking on the  following link:

Or go to the contest on the website and search phrase by Tara Solomon

 To appeal to your softer side, here’s Tara’s account about how their love story: 

“We met at a club on South Beach, a chance encounter with mutual friends. He liked my legs, but complimented my Gucci stilettos. He knew the instant we met that we were destined to be together. Worried that he was too young, too smooth and perhaps too into my shoes, I took a bit longer. But his boyish swagger, megawatt smile and old soul eventually won me over. Twelve years later, the club has long since closed, but we are going strong. More in love than ever, we figured it was about time to make things official. “



Red Bull: Art of Can

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 12 - 2010

Red Bull: Art of Can runs until Sunday, March 14, on Ocean Drive and 9th.  For more information go to