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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 24 - 2014

Andrea BocelliOn Friday night Juanes was spotted at Seasalt and Pepper restaurant. He had dinner while the in-house DJ Pierre Zonzon played some of his music. Juanes emailed Zonzon the following day to thank him for the music and to compliment the gorgeous restaurant. On Saturday night, Gloria and Emilio Estefan also paid a visit to Seasalt and Pepper in the company of actor, Michael Caine. 

On Sunday night, Andrea Bocelli along with his new wife Veronica Berti and three sons visited Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge for dinner. Bocelli, a friend of Roberto Cavalli’s indulged in the truffle risotto.  Earlier in the day, Bocelli had treated parishioners at St. Patrick Church in Miami to a solo during the Easter Mass. A welcome surprise for all!  

Spotted at Zuma:   Will Smith, having dinner on the terrace and Juwan Howard, celebrating the first playoff victory for the Heat at a separate table.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 18 - 2014

emilioOn Thursday, April 10, over 300 guests gathered at W South Beach Hotel & Residences for the Miami Beach Gay Pride VIP Kick-Off Reception. Hosted by Bravo’s Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black and drag diva Miss Elaine Lancaster, the chic soirée honored community leader Cindy Brown, original Miami Beach Gay Pride executive director. The evening included appearances by Grand Marshal Gloria Estefan, her husband Emilio Estefan, and the festival’s board of directors. 

Recently spotted at Zuma:  Will Smith, dining with friends on the terrace; a friendly Minnie Driver enjoying dinner and House of Cards star, Kevin Spacey, dining with Gloria and Emilio Estefan. 

Last week, Bongos Cuban Café celebrated Eddy “the Jet” Alvarez’s Silver Olympic Medal.  At the event, Emilio Estefan presented Eddy with a second medal.   

Lindsay Lohan was spotted at Seasalt and Pepper aboard a 60 foot yacht.

 

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 9 - 2014

Adrienne Arsht and Kevin SpaceyAcademy-award winning actor, Michael Caine, dined at Café Prima Pasta at 8 p.m. on Monday. The jovial table of four noshed on signature dishes, washed down with a bottle of Antinori Brunello and a few glasses of chardonnay. Caine, who knows his way around the kitchen just as much as the movie set, owns seven restaurants including one in Miami. He enjoyed his meal at Prima so much that he intends to come back in on the weekend for an encore.  

Kevin Spacey headlined the Adrienne Arsht Center Gala, singing numerous songs to the delight of the audience. 

Greg Kinnear was in-town promoting his new movie,  Heaven is for Real 

Spotted at Zuma:  Serbian Tennis Player, Novak Djokovic, Swiss Tennis Player Roger Federer, and Maria Sharapova during the week of the SONY Open.

 

 

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 3 - 2014

mijaresLeonardo DiCaprio was seen having lunch at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House on Saturday afternoon. 

After entering the Sony Open as a wild card in the women’s singles tournament, Miami resident and Tennis Pro Nadia Petrova  bowed out in the early stages of Sony Open Tennis and used the remaining tournament time to catch up on some brow maintenance of her own at Rik Rak Salon.  Petrova, the former world number three, beat Urszula Radwanska in the qualifiers and battled on to a second-round clash and lost to Sabine Lisicki. 

In South Florida filming the third season of Emeril’s Florida, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse visited some of the area’s hottest restaurants. His stops included Meat Market on Lincoln Road where Emeril sat with Executive Chef Sean Brasel on Wednesday.  The crew traveled up to Fort Lauderdale on Thursday and wrapped the season’s filming at Casa D’Angelo with culinary maestro Angelo Elia.  After filming, Emeril and his team enjoyed their wrap dinner in the private wine dining room, where Chef Elia served up an abundance of authentic Tuscan dishes and wines from the award-winning 18,000 bottle wine collection. 

Among the line-up at the SiriusXM lounge during Miami Music Week this year:  Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Dyro.  The DJs spun in an intimate poolside setting for this three-day lounge that also had celebs in attendance such as Brian Grazer, Sky Blu from LMFAO, Nina Agdal, Reggie Bush and Mike Mackenzie, who sipped on cocktails provided by Smirnoff, Heineken and Vita Coco and received gifts by 808 Audio, House of Horology Watches and RAZON Sunglasses.  

John Leguizamo was recently spotted at SUGARCANE raw bar grill dining with a party of eight. 

Miley Cyrus dined at Cecconi’s last week, wearing a Balmain top while hanging out with her boys and was described as being “super nice.”  

Art, music and memories were made during a special visit to Alonso Mourning’s Overtown Youth Center by EDM star Martin Garrix and artist Alexander Mijares.  The afternoon of DJing and painting with the pros brought Miami Music Week to the Center’s students by teaching them the basics of music mixing and painting, and how music and art can work together in tandem.  Garrix and Mijares danced with the students to Garrix’s worldwide hit “Animals” and then made the surprise announcement that each student would leave with Limited Edition Beats by Dre headphones.  In addition, Mijares created an original piece for the event titled “Animals” after Garrix’s biggest hit with proceeds going to the Overtown Youth Center. 

Karla McKinley celebrated her birthday at Zuma with daughter, jewelry designer Madison McKinley, who is presently at Parson’s in New York City, tennis star John Isner and other friends.  Karla flew in from Dallas for the Sony Open and some Miami sunshine.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 20 - 2014

 

Dr Diane Walder. Marisa Tpucin Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi, Adriana de Lima, Donna Karan, Merita Feldenkreis, Krista Rosenberg, Carol Lacovelli, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli

Dr Diane Walder. Marisa Tpucin Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi, Adriana de Lima, Donna Karan, Merita Feldenkreis, Krista Rosenberg, Carol Lacovelli, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli

Robert Redford was on-hand for the National YoungArts Foundation’s presentation of the world premiere of The Way of the Rain Miami, a collaborative  performance art piece featuring an all-star creative team directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford (the wife of the award-winning actor). The unique multidisciplinary show paid homage to Earth and its universal elements through the exploration of light, sound, color and texture.  The following  night, YoungArts presented the second of six YoungArts Salons, featuring the Redfords once again.  Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the discussion on art, activism and environmental awareness was moderated by Knight Foundation Vice President/Arts, Dennis Scholl. 

Saks Fifth Avenue & Donna Karan New York presented a dynamic Spring 2014 Runway Show, followed by a private after party at the SLS Hotel last Thursday night. Donna Karan, hosted the event with guests including Adriana Lima and Pitbull.  Guests sipped Belvedere Vodka cocktails poolside while enjoying the exclusive, invitation-only event.  

In Miami to mark the launch of a new bebe sunglasses collection Thursday night, Sports Illustrated cover girl and Victorias Secret model Nina Agdal celebrated with DuJour Magazines Jason Binn at WALL at W South Beach. Agdal dined with Binn along with bebe CEO Steve Birkhold at Milos prior to the party. She chatted about her upcoming birthday which shell be returning to South Florida to celebrate.  

Sun Sports HEAT TV broadcasters and two of South Floridas leading sports media personalities, Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino celebrated the eighth annual Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday night. At the party, MVP and World Champion of The Miami HEAT, LeBron James, accepted the evenings most prestigious accolade in front of a star-studded capacity crowd, that included Miami HEAT coach Erik Spoelstra, owner Micky Arison, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Alonzo Mourning and Tracy Mourning.  Miami HEAT President, Pat Riley, took to the stage to give a moving tribute and introduction to the legendary Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula, before both Riley and Shula presented James together with The Don Shula Sports Legend Award.  

Seen dining at MC Kitchen last week on different days, tennis player, Martina Navratilova, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade and fiancée Gabrielle Union, sportscaster Bryant Gumbel and Burn Notices Sharon Gless. 

International tennis superstar and Calvin Klein model, Fernando Verdasco paid a visit to Perfecto Restaurant in Brickell Monday night. Accompanied by friends and his trainer,  he reportedly left a note declaring the quaint gastropub his new favorite restaurant. 

Miami Heat super star “Birdman,” Chris Anderson was seen keeping fit for the upcoming finals with a house-made turkey burger at Brother Jimmy’s Restaurant in Brickell.

 

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 12 - 2014

Sean YazbekBritWeek Miami, the annual celebration of British culture and industry excellence in South Florida, kicked-off its series of events for a second year on Thursday, March 6, with the second annual UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Great Business Innovation Awards Gala at The Viceroy Hotel in downtown Miami. The evening gala and awards honored the most innovative British companies and individuals. The 2014 Entrepreneur of The Year Award was presented to Sean Yazbeck by Her Majestys Consul General, Kevin McGurgan OBE, of the British Consulate-General Miami. After winning season five of Donald Trumps The Apprentice, the British expat set-up the telecommunications services company, WAVSYS, which today is an Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company in America, employing more than 500 people and providing over $100 million of services. A portion of the proceeds resulting from this years BritWeek Miami will benefit the Little Dreams Foundation recording artist Phil Collins non-profit charity organization that has recently started its operation in South Florida to help advance the youth and children with an artistic and musical talent.

 

On February 21, Fisher Island Club hosted an exclusive interactive dinner, “Starry Night: An Evening with Tyler Florence,” in conjunction with the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. More than 70 Fisher Island Club members and VIPs attended the event inside the Club’s historic Vanderbilt Mansion.  Chef Florence personally visited each table to explain how he skillfully prepared the dishes. All proceeds from the dinner benefited the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

 

 

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