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Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 1 - 2013

luis miguelLatin American crooner Luis Miguel was spotted dining at The Forge with a small group in the glass-enclosed Board Room. 

Singer, Carlos Vives was spotted at the JW Marriott Marquis for the Latin Billboard Conference. Prior to his big performance on the show, Carlos participated on the celebrity panel the same day his latest studio album, Corazon Profundo hit stores. Full of energy, he shared his excitement about his return to the music scene and spoke about his two new hit singles. He has no plans to slow down with his first tour in ten years starting up this June.


In town for the Loews Hotel’s ‘Girlfriends Getaway Weekend’, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger dined at Meat Market on Friday night with a couple of pals, including PR maven and Kim Kardashian bestie, Jonathan Cheban. Stanger and Cheban were also spotted at Serendipity 3, where Cheban is a regular, for dinner and a selection of desserts including the signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. 

Music industry executive, Clive Davis wrapped up his Sunday night after a long weekend in Miami at Serendipity 3.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 25 - 2013
Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan courtesy of Twitter

Comedians, Tracy Morgan and Sarah Silverman stayed at The Raleigh this past weekend during South Beach Comedy Festival.

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning hosted a luncheon at Prime 112 to announce The Mourning Family Foundation’s official rebrand from Alonzo Mourning Charities on Tuesday, April 16. The luncheon served as the backdrop to unveil the new MFF logo, announce the launch of its website and recognize and thank its new leadership team, Board of Directors and select sponsors.   

Desmond Child, CEO and co founder of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame; Rudy Perez, co-founder of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame; actor Andy Garcia, and singers Natalie Cole and Paulina Rubio along with Draco Rosa and Ruben Blades attended Tuesday night’s Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame at the New World Symphony.  Mayoral candidate, Michael Gongora welcomed the star-studded crowd and presented keys to the city to inductees, which included Julio Iglesias and Jose Feliciano. 

American actress and model Amber Valetta attended the private EcoLifestyle Gala in the East Room of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar on Saturday evening. (Check back next week for full gala coverage.) 

In support of the 2013 ConAgra Foods Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, singer, Tori Kelly visited Glory Temple, Agency of Feeding South Florida- the third stop on her Fill a Heart Tour. Tori will be making stops at nine cities across the nation to lend her hand at local food banks, as part of ConAgra Foods ongoing partnership with Feeding America. She will complete each visit with a performance of her original song “Fill a Heart”, written specifically for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. “Fill a Heart” is available for sale on iTunes today and a portion of the proceeds will be donated through Tori’s partnership with ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 17 - 2013
Yann Arthus Bertrand, Larsa and Scottie Pippen

Yann Arthus Bertrand, Larsa and Scottie Pippen

On Friday night, Major League Baseball first baseman Ryan James Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies visited The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar. Howard came in with his wife just after 10:30 p.m. and enjoyed a variety of dishes prior to leaving later in the evening.   

On Saturday evening, World Champion Boxer Bernard Hopkins and former Village People member Randy Jones visited The Forge to dine and enjoy the ambiance. Hopkins sat in the main dining room with a group of guests. Jones had arrived earlier in the evening and enjoyed the Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour with close friends. 

Famed directors, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot joined forces with Swiss watchmaker OMEGA to create Planet Ocean, a landmark new environmental documentary.  Arthus-Bertrand was on hand for the film’s screening and cocktail party on Tuesday, at the Adrienne Arsht Center, along with SurfRider, and notables including: Larsa & Scottie Pippen, Chris & Adrienne Bosh (who was celebrating her birthday), Greg Frehling, Karina Ors, and Michelle Pooch.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 15 - 2013
jill martin

Jill Martin and Dana Ravich

Celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann debut her highly anticipated LATIN D’LITE: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist cookbook at the gorgeous Ornare showroom in the Design District. Guests got to taste Hoffmann’s favorite dishes from her cookbook during the signing and exclusive meet and greet. 

Also on Tuesday night, New York Times bestselling authors, Jill Martin and Dana Ravich celebrated the launch of their new book, The Weekend Makeover, at an exclusive gathering at the Soho Beach House.  Martin drew a slew of photographers to the beach the following day as she laid out on the beach at SBH. 

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh celebrated his birthday Wednesday night at Bamboo Miami Beach with friends:  Ne-Yo, Dwyane Wade, FLOrida, actor/comedian Dee Ray Davis and Pleasure P. Miami Heat’s official DJ, DJ IRIE kept the party going until the early morning. 

On Friday night, music producer, Pharrell Williams, celebrated his 40th birthday at Arkadia and LIV at the Fontainebleau with famous friends: Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Lil Wayne. 

On Sunday, the 6th annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon raised $422,626 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and brought out participating celebrities such as:  Colin Egglesfield, Greg Ellis, Jason Kennedy, James Marsden, Josh Hopkins, Geoff Stults, Parker Young, Cristian de la Fuente and Monique Coleman. Actress and Broadway signer Laura Bell Bundy and former Dancing with the Stars host Samantha Harris were also on hand for the event but stuck to stage duties, with Bundy singing the national anthem and Harris helping to present checks and medals.


Recently spotted at Zuma MiamiMarc Anthony and his new girlfriend, TopShop heiress, Chloe Green; Luis Carlos Velez and Siad Char, whoannouncedtheir engagement at a romantic table on the riverfront terrace; singer Fher Olvera from Mana and  Esperanza Aguirre, Spanish politician and former President of Madrid.


Superstar, Jamie Foxx was seen dining a Baoli last week.


Jewellery designer Orianne Collins, ex-wife of Phil Collins, and co-founder of the Little Dreams Foundation attended the unveiling of FENDI Casa’s specially curated Romero Britto exhibit on Thursday, March 14that the Luxury Living FENDI Casa showroom.  A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit, of which all items are available for purchase, will be donated to the foundation. 

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 27 - 2013



Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, & Avicii

Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, & Avicii

Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at Baoli South Beach along with eight friends. DiCaprio and his group feasted on filet mignon and black truffle risotto and bottles of Dom Perignon and hung out for over 3 hours enjoying the music. After dinner the table was swarmed by women- no surprise there.

Throughout Miami Music Week,the Motorola Music Lounge presented by Sol Republic hosted by Sirius XM at the W Hotel was the place to be for private DJ sets by Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren and more.  Broadcasted live on Sirius XM, a 250 invite-only crowd enjoyed Corzo tequila cocktails and danced away at the W Bungalows and pool including Michael Phelps, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Aoki, Cameron Winklevoss, Derek & Daniel Koch, New CoverGirls NERVO, Alexis Jordan, Pussycat Dolls Jessica Sutta and others.

VIPs received swag from Motorola, Sol Republic headphones, and Armani Exchange. The highlights from the week included: Calvin Harris and Afrojack performing a set together and an afterhours poker game organized by Sol Republic CEO Kevin Lee with Phelps, DJ Steve Aoki and Afrojack inside the Moto/Sol Bungalow.

On Thursday, March 21st db Bistro Moderne at the JW Marriot Marquis Miami celebrated the start of the 2013 Sony Open Tennis Tournament with some of the top tennis players of the ATP and WTA including:  David Ferrer, Sara Errani, Nicolas Almagro and Victoria Azarenka. .

Michael Phelps made attended a party held at The Raleigh Hotel’s iconic pool on Thursday where he was seen dancing and mingling with friends. Phelps ordered bottle service to his cabana and made a quick exit once he became overwhelmed with fans surrounding him poolside.

Florence Welch (minus the Machine) danced around with head phones on at Soho Beach House as the special guest for the House’s WMC party on Saturday night.

Russell Simmons visited The Forge with a few close friends to enjoy a specially prepared vegan dinner by Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso. Simmons sat in the main dining room and was seen laughing and enjoying his company throughout the evening. Simmons was also spotted at the Soho Beach House during the Florence Welch appearance.  

Later in the evening, Ultra Music Festival mega-talent Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia, Thomas Gold, Axwell, Max Vangeli and Sebastian Ingrosso hosted a private dinner in the exclusive Wine Cellar amid a collection of wine worth over $2.5 million.

Monday night, R&B singer, Trey Songz, stopped by STK Miami for dinner and drinks during the steakhouse’s Magnum Mondays dinner series.

Mike Wallace, Wide Receiver for the Miami Dolphins, was spotted having lunch at Toro Toro at the InterContinental Hotel on Tuesday.

Alonzo Mourning attended the Dade-County Youth Fair for a meet and greet with fans over the weekend.  He also stopped by Toro Toro at the InterContinental Miami to watch the Heat play on the restaurant’s big screen TV.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 26 - 2013

Actor Rob Lowe was spotted at the Sony Open catching one of David Ferrer’s practices as the tennis pro prepared for his first run at the Sony Open title.

As part of USTA’s commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, Miami native and local favorite Mary Joe Fernandez celebrated the nationwide 10,000th youth-sized tennis court.

During the Miami International Film Festival celebrities took center stage. Notables included: John Leguizamo, Karen Martinez, George Sluizer, James Cromwell, Fernando Trueba, Lena Olin, Lasse Hallstrom, Zoe Kravitz, Penn Badgley, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Prior to the festival, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeremy Piven, and Carla Gugino joined the Retrospective Countdown.

Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte enjoyed a Miami getaway with friends. Lochte was spotted at the Shore Club for the hotel’s Shore Thing Sundays bash for St. Patrick’s Day. Lochte was also spotted filming his new reality TV show with the E! Network What Would Ryan Lochte Do? at Monty’s Sunset on Miami Beach. He was there enjoying dinner and taping a few scenes for his show.

Snoop Dogg (Lion) and Ne-Yo presented the Prestige Sunday” party at BAMBOO. Flo Rida and Pleasure P arrived also joined in the WMC festivities. According to Prestige Sunday VIP Host, Sia – Ne-Yo and Snoop were overheard talking to Flo Rida about a possible collaboration.  Before long, Snoop took over the mic to the delight of 1500 clubgoers.

Nabilla Benattia, hosted a bowl-a-thon at Diamond Strikes Lanes in Pompano Beach, that raised money for a charity in France.

Stars recently seen dining at Zuma include:  Treach from Naughty by Nature before heading to perform at LIV; Trey Songz and girlfriend enjoying a late dinner; British comedian Alan Karr and Prince Royce with girlfriend and friends.