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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 30 - 2014




Actor Carlos Ponce and girlfriend, actress Ximena Duque dined at Seasalt & Pepper on Friday night.  They sampled Octopus Plancha and Chef Alfredos Special Branzino al Forno. 

John Malkovich and long-term partner Nicoletta Peyran were spotted at Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh Hotel. The couple shared several cocktails, dinner and the bread pudding for dessert. John was happy to hello to a few fans. He and Nicoletta ended at The Martini Bar where they continued their night and were overheard saying how much they love how intimate and quaint it was. 

Original Super-Model Kim Alexis made a brief stop through Miami last week to visit friends and to be photographed by Miami based artist Carlos Betancourt for his latest project.  Betancourt called on his long-time friend Brandi Reddick not only for her artful sense of fashion and style, but for her personal wardrobe!  Reddick dressed the 80s cover girl and super star from head to toe in magnificent pieces of clothing and costume jewelry from her personal collection. Much to Reddicks surprise, her intern Elliot Leiva informed her that she had 326 pair of shoes in her closet.  Reddicks reply, I never keep count! 

After being defeated by the Miami Heat, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw of the San Antonio Spurs headed to Bâoli to reward themselves for a game well played.  The two Spurs were personable and enjoyed chatting with other Bâoli patrons about the game.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 23 - 2014

entourage31f-1-webDirector Michael Bay was spotted at Bâoli on Saturday calmly sipping a Heineken. Our source suspects he might have still been “recovering from his CES Convention meltdown and gearing up for Saturday’s Black Sails premiere. He was strictly on a liquid diet and declined a table, making sure he stayed close to the bar.”   

Not quite a Floridian yet, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto dined at Lippi on Monday night, wearing a baseball cap, sneakers and shorts, despite the brisk weather.  Morimoto and three guests shared a variety of dishes seven to be exact-  including Truffled Scrambled Eggs, Hawaiian Almaco Jack Tartar and a Wild Mushroom Risotto.  The meal was accompanied by a selection of different wines, beers, spirits and of course, coffee.  Rumor has it he was dining with what seemed to be business partners for his new location set to open in the  Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.

Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Kevin Connolly, in town for the filming of the Entourage movie, celebrated with a wrap party at yet-to-be-opened downtown mega-club E11even. 

Recently, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, JayZ, Timberland and Beyonce, were seen with friends entering Zuma through a private entrance to celebrate the birthday of Rowlands new fiancé Tim Witherspoon. 

James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein of Bravos Top Chef and owner of award-winning restaurant Michys and Crumb on Parchment has joined leading ethnic housewares brand, IMUSA, as a chef ambassador for 2014. Bernstein is a part of IMUSAs official 2014 Global Chef Panel, along with other celebrity chefs:  Aaron Sanchez and George Duran.


Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 15 - 2014

billyJay Z and Beyonce stopped by for a late, secluded dinner on the terrace at Zuma.

Drake and an entourage of 18 enjoyed dinner on the terrace on a different night and  enjoyed late night drinks at the bar.  Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise were also spotted at Zuma having an early dinner in the lounge. 

Dwyane Wade celebrated his birthday with his team mates and fiancé, Gabrielle Union, on Saturday night, aboard the yacht, Biscayne Lady, which was seen sailing throughout Biscayne Bay with the words “Way of Wade” projected on it. 

On the same night, Billy Joel performed at the BB&T Center. 

Rita Moreno stayed at downtown Miami’s Hotel Beaux Arts over the weekend.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 9 - 2014

BeyonceJayZatSeasalt&PepperOn the eve of New Year’s Eve, Beyoncé, Jay Z , Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan dined at Seasalt and Pepper on the Miami River. Chef Alfredo Alvarez sent over pappardelle, lobster risotto and seafood casserole at the couple’s request thereby ending their 22 day vegan challenge. 

The same night, French chef, restaurateur and TV personality Eric Ripert was seen at The Raleigh dining at Restaurant Michael Schwartz. 

Ryan Phillippe and girlfriend Paulina Slagter rang in the New year at Wall nightclub at the W hotel. The pair was seen kissing and cuddling before the countdown. 

Belvedere Vodka celebrated New Year’s Eve in Miami at SLS Hotel South Beach with Robin Thicke and musician Skylar Grey. According to our source, “The dapper Mr. Thicke arrived solo dressed in a festive black suit rocking sunglasses. Wife Paula Patton was noticeably absent on the carpet and throughout the performance although she was seen around the hotel and spotted having a private pre-event dinner with her hubby.  Guests rang in the new year with the Gatsby themed party complete with Thicke’s live performances including hits Blurred Lines and his rendition of Give it 2 U.” The event also marked the launch of Belvedere Vodka’s Silver Saber, the first laser cut bottle with light-up LED technology. 

On New Year’s Day, Beyoncé, Jay Z and Kelly Rowland went for a post NYE brunch at Cecconi’s. They ordered a la carte and had calamari, octopus, truffle pizza and truffle pasta. The rest of their crew enjoyed the New Year’s feast. 

That night, Ryan Phillipe took Paulina Slagter to Seasalt and Pepper for dinner. Again Chef  Alvarez was more than happy to send over dishes for the couple, who was also seen at the SLS. 

beyonce and kelly

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English glamour model, Maria Fowler dined at Villa Azur on Thursday, January 2 with friends. She is best known for her TV show The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) the award-winning reality TV show based in England.  Fowler was with 13 friends at one large table in the center of the garden and wore a beautiful orange bandeau dress. She seemed very happy and danced around the table with friends after dinner. 

Actress Katie Holmes dined at Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a lady friend last Thursday.   

Bob Sinclar was spotted dining at Seasalt and Pepper on Saturday before spinning at Wall. 

This past Tuesday evening Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland surprised fans at Sing Sing Miami joining in on some Karaoke fun.  

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 31 - 2013

TylersDuring Miami Art Weeke(end), Mia Tyler, daughter of Steven Tyler, debuted her work at the Deja Vu gallery in Wynwood, surrounded by the Tyler family (Steven, Liv, Chelsea).  Mia’s show, entitled KINK, brought a “carnal perspective” to the art-filled week.  Following the gallery exhibit, the Tyler clan hosted a private dinner party at the yet-to-be-open Seasalt and Pepper restaurant, where Chelsea Tyler’s band “Bad Bad” performed for friends and family.


On Friday, December 6, Indie rock duo Tegan and Sara brought a crowd of thousands to a frenzy as they performed a concert at The Official VH1 + SCOPE Party which took place directly on the sand in Miami Beach. Brendan Fallis kicked-off the night with his musical beats while notables, influencers and trendsetters – including actor Tyson Beckford, rapper Theopolis London, producer Travis Scott, Alexandra Richards, Hannah Bronfman, Mikey Deleasa, and models Teresa Moore, Julie Henderson and Carissa Rosario – enjoyed tasty bites and cocktails. Celebrity favorite DJ Cassidy, who has opened for Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, capped off the evening with a high-energy mix of dance music.


On Wednesday, December 4, Belvedere Red hosted a VIP party at the Mana Wynwood Art Gallery with hip-hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar. Lamar entertained the crowd in attendance performing his hit songs “Poetic Justice”, “Swimming Pools” and “Don’t Kill My Vibe.”  On Friday, December 6, Belvedere Red transformed the private second floor of Mango’s restaurant on Ocean Drive for a party that included the founder of ArtBinder, Alexandra Chemla, DJ Hannah Bronfman and actor Adrian Grenier.  

Kevin Spacey and David Arquette were recently spotted at Zuma. 

Last week, at the opening of MidLoft in Midtown, Chris and Adrienne Bosh, Dennis Rodman, Tommy and Michelle Pooch, and DJ Irie were on-hand for an event in honor of Bosh’s charity, Team Tomorrow Inc. Sales from artwork by artist D. Mason benefited the Irie Foundation. 

Micky Arison, Anthony and Alina Shriver and Romero Britto had dinner at Meat Market to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Britto Central Gallery.

Celebrity Sightings: Art Basel Palooza

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 18 - 2013


Kevin Spacey and Eva Longoria

Kevin Spacey, Randall Slavin, and Eva Longoria during Art Basel

Val Kilmer attended the VIP opening for the UNTITLED Art Fair to kick off the week, where a limited-edition print, created by artist Marina Abramovic was unveiled, the sales of which were donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Marina Abramovic Institute.  

Kevin Spacey, Adrian Grenier and Princess Eugenie were guests at British artist, Tracey Emin’s party. 

Gerard Butler co-hosted a dinner at the W South Beach with Dom Pérignon.  Fellow diners included Eva Longoria and Serena Williams. 

Hublot partnered with Hebru Brantley and the Mourning Family Foundation for a private seated dinner and auction catered by Todd English.  Several VIP celebrity clients and friends of the brands were in attendance, including: Stephen Dorff, Lenny Kravitz, Eva Longoria, Jared Leto, Tracy and Alonzo Mourning, Lenny and Lisa Hochstein, Jeremy Shockey, Kenny Burns, Lea Black, Domingo Zapata, Josh Altman from Bravo TVs Million Dollar Listing, Loren Ridinger, Serena Williams, Jill Zarin, Alicia and Mike Piazza. 

Jason Binn, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Tommy Hilfiger and Roberto Cavalli were spotted at DuJour Magazine’s party for artist Marc Quinn at the Delano Hotel. Zoe and Lenny Kravitz and Steven Tyler hung out in the DJ booth at the Dom Perignon party hosted by Alex Dellal, Stavros Niarchos, and Vito Schnabel at Wall at the W South Beach. Adrian Grenier performed Cindy Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ at Rec Room’s Chez Andre pop-up party on Thursday night before his “Entourage” of 10 who partied in the crowded club alongside Nicole and Lionel Richie.  Grenier was spotted at Rec Room the following night for the closing of Chez Andre- where Andres Balazs was in attendance.


Marc Anthony, Elle McPherson and husband, Jeff Soffer, celebrated alongside Jorge and Darlene Perez at the stellar PAMM Ball (more on this next week). Leonardo DiCaprio attended a party at the home of Ugo Colombo to benefit Best Buddies. Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Herzog and Kanye West participated in a pane discussion during Surface Magazine’s Design Dialogues.