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Celebrity Sightings:

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.

Celebrity Sightings:

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. 

Celebrity Sightings:

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.


Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 13 - 2013

Debi Mazar and Gabriel Corcos

On Friday evening, The Forge hosted the Food Network’s party of 90 of its top executives and celebrity chefs, including Alex Guarnaschelli, Debi Mazar, Jeff Mauro and Gabriele Corcos. The group had a beautiful start to their evening with an hour of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the outdoor terrace before moving inside to enjoy dinner.  Check back for full coverage of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2013 next week. After Mel Gibson was spotted flirting with women on Wednesday night, he was out partying again Thursday in Miami. Our spies spotted the Lethal Weapon star at the W South Beach Hotel’s club WALL, hanging with NFL star Reggie Bush and celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Earlier Thursday night, Stone hosted the South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s Q After Dark, and, like Gibson, the Aussie seemed to be a hit with the women of Miami. On Saturday, February 16, the gathering of the eight best polo players in the world signaled the return of the Outback 40-Goal Game Challenge at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Grey Goose sponsored the match that benefits the Polo Players Support Group, which provides aid to seriously injured polo players and grooms. Players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Pablo MacDonough, Guillermo “Sapo” Caset, Juan Martin Nero, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, David “Pelon” Stirling, and Miguel Novillo Astrada, competed for the Grey Goose Longshot Award which was earned by Pieres for his 90-yard forehand early in the fourth chukker. Ferllen Winery, the premiere wine brand from Mendoza, Argentina, joined forces with the Amigos Near Foundation to launch the Ferllen Winery Special Edition Art Series 2013 during a fundraiser gala on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Paramount Bay. Over three hundred guests, including notables such as restaurateur and wine maker Alejandro Ferllen of Novecento and Segafredo, popular Mexican-American TV personality Poncho de Anda, telenovela heart throb Victor Gonzalez, father/daughter musicians Willy and Nicole Chirino, male model Brad Alphonso and filled the residential tower designed by Kravitz’ Design Inc. and Arquitectonica in Downtown Miami to raise more than $30,000 to support the school infrastructureat Marie’s Village Orphanage in Haiti.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 14 - 2013


photo courtesy of JUSTJARED

photo courtesy of JUSTJARED


Actors, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeremy Piven and Carla Gugino were in town on Friday, February 8, for Miami International Film Festival’s (MIFF), presentation of  the screening and cast reunion of Miami Rhapsody a film which debuted during the festival in 1995, directed by David Frankel, who was also in attendance. The director and the actors mingled with partygoers and graciously posed for photos with fans at the Coral Gables Country Club.


On Thursday night, Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Clippers (husband of Khloe Kardashian) casually dined at STK Miami with friends. The crew sat upstairs and ordered the restaurant’s signature dishes. After dinner Odom called it a night, opting to rest up for Friday night’s game against the Miami Heat.  Heat coach, Eric Spoelstra dined at STK the following night.


Also on Thursday night, Shareef Malnik and his girlfriend, Burn Notice actress, Gabrielle Anwar hosted a cocktail party at the Forge to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Levinson Jewelers auctioned off two limited edition watches designed specifically for the occasion. RHOM cast member, Marysol Patton was also in attendance.


British shoe designer extraordinaire, Nicholas Kirkwood previewed and signed his spring 2013 collection at Saks Bal Harbour on Wednesday, to the delight of over 100 shoe fanatics. The 32 year old is famous for the architectural quality of his designs and his innovative use of materials including devoré satin, hand-printed suede and leather, python, shaved stingray, laser-cut mirror leather, cobra and rubberized leather.


Longtime friends, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire plus fifty friends attended Favela Beach at WALL, on Tuesday night. The A-listers shut the club down at 5 a.m., surrounded by bottles and models.