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Celebrity Sightings: Gerard Butler, Madonna, Nadia G, and Kanye West

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 29 - 2012

Gorgeous and hilarious celeb chef Nadia G (more Tony Soprano than Giada) of the Cooking Channel’s Bitchin’ Kitchen brought her irreverent attitude to Miami whipping up bold bites for select VIPs at the funky Awarehouse space in Wynwood for A Bitchin’ Evening with Nadia G and Apothic Wines.  While there, she showed fans how to make her chicken skewers with walnut pesto and a decadent apple crumble topped with candied bacon. She also served up chocolate mousse sprinkled with cayenne pepper and fleur de sel–a crowd favorite–paired with Apothic Red.  As she cooked, she regaled the crowd with comedic anecdotes about some of her famous tattoos and her take on men in skinny jeans.  After bringing the Bitchin’ Kitchen experience to the event, Nadia autographed copies of her cookbook, Cookin’ for Trouble. Michael Jordan dined at Villa Azur on Sunday night with his fiancé. He ordered his favorites and was so pleased with his meal he went into the kitchen to personally thank the chef. While in town for two nights of concerts last week, Madonna held a private after party for her back-up dancers, crew and close friends at FDR at the Delano on Wednesday night. Hunky Gerard Butler was at the Soho Beach House on Monday to promote his new movie, Playing for Keeps.  Actor, Tyler Ritter, lead singer of the All American Rejects dined at SUGARCANE raw bar and grill with an unidentified woman on Sunday November 25. Ritter enjoyed some of our SUGARCANE favorites including bacon-wrapped dates, sliders, goat cheese croquettes and skirt steak with his date. The couple arrived late and spent the rest of night fully engrossed in conversation. Kanye West was spotted at Wood Tavern on Sunday for Backyard Boogie.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 16 - 2012

H&M Celebrates Lincoln Road Miami Store - ArrivalsH&M, Hennes and Mauritz, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers known for offering high fashion at affordable prices, celebrated its debut in Miami Beach on Wednesday, November 7th, with an extravagant event featuring a live performance by Florida native, Flo Rida. Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl, Matthew Morrison of Glee, Paz de la Huerta of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, were among the 1,000 guests who attended the party held at the new 24,000 square foot multi-level store at the historic art deco Lincoln Theatre on Lincoln Road.

Flo-rida and six guests had dinner at STK Miami Thursday night.

SBE Founder, Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, along with SLS Hotel South Beach partners Philippe Starck, José Andrés and Lenny Kravitz, welcomed celebrities, media and more than 1,000 “elite influencers” to celebrate the grand opening of SLS Hotel South Beach on Thursday night. Famed daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Rumer Willis and Capital Cities ended the night with private musical performances on a floating stage over the pool. Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami Lea Black, Ana Quincoces, Adriana De Moura, and Lisa Hochstein; Miami Dolphin Reggie Bush and girlfriend Lilit Avagya and VIPs including Roy Black, Jeremy Shockey, Jonathan Cheban, John Gidding, Dallas Austin, Donald and Lisa Pliner, Micky and Madeleine Arison, David and Angella Nazarian, Tracy Mourning, David Edelstein, Edgardo DeFortuna, Belkys Nerey, Lisa Petrillo, Jorge and Darlene Perez, Lauren Foster, Michael Gongora, Laura Buccellati, Nick D’Annunzio and Tara Solomon, and Gary and Dana Shear were on-hand for the official grand opening.

Earlier on Thursday evening, the Recent Cinema from Spain Film Series hosted a red-carpet opening night gala to kick off the four-day film series. Celebrities spotted at the celebration included: Unit 7, actor Antonio de la Torre; Winning Streak, actor Lluis Homar, and BRAVO’s Real Housewives of Miami stars, Marysol Patton and Ana Quincoces. Other notables in attendance included Miami’s General Consul of Spain Cristina Barrios, Nacho Cano, Nicolas Vallejo Nagera “Colate”, and Telenovela star Gabriel Valenzuela.

This past Sunday night Lil Wayne along with Fat Joe and Sean Kingston joined rapper French Montana for his birthday party at Bamboo Miami Beach.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 1 - 2012

Danell Leyva, who won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics for men’s gymnastics, was honored at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s gala on Saturday October 20, at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Leyva was granted the Hometown Hero Award. The gala was emceed by Lynn Martinez, co-anchor of WSVN’s Deco Drive and celebrity chef Ralph Pagano. 

Also on that Saturday, The Miami Heat’s Ray Allen dined with friends at Villa Azur, staying until closing time.  A source says he was discreet but very approachable. 

R. Kelly celebrated the after party for his concert at LIV on Sunday, October 21. Although he did not perform, he popped champagne bottles with friends and danced and embraced the cheerful crowd.  

Lauren Tannehill, the new spokesperson for Duffy’s Sports Grill, was spotted in West Palm Beach last weekend. She’s on schedule to film some upcoming commercials to promote some new, healthy menu items.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 22 - 2012

Giorgio Canali, & Claire & Dan Marino

Academy award winner James Caan settled into Café Prima Pasta on Tuesday to film for the second season of the original Starz series Magic City

The entire Kardashian crew (Kim, Khole, Kourtney and Scott) had lunch at Monty’s Sunset on South Beach last Friday enjoying a family lunch and filming for the new season of Kim and Kourtney Take Miami.  On Monday night the Kardashian Klan took over Miami hot spot Zuma to shoot an upcoming episode for the show.

On Wednesday, Italian luxury brand Canali, along with Vice President, USA Giorgio Canali and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, hosted the grand opening celebration of the Bal Harbour Shops boutique, with 15 percent of the evening’s proceeds benefitting the Dan Marino Foundation.

On Thursday, Eva Longoria, Sheila E. and Melanie Griffith gathered at a cocktail reception in honor of President Obama at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami 

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Juan Luis Guerra had lunch on Wednesday at the brand new, TIKL Raw Bar and Grill on Brickell. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West dined in Prime 112’s private room on Monday night.

Olivier Martinez was spotted at his restaurant, Villa Azur, having dinner over the weekend.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 10 - 2012

To celebrate the upcoming Recent Cinema from Spain Film Series kicking off in Miami on November 8, Cristina Barrios, the Miami General Consul of Spain opened her home to several of her friends, colleagues, socialites and VIPs. In attendance were gorgeous and charming, Real Housewives of Miami Ana Quincoces and Marysol Patton; Silvia Fortune; “telenovela” star Gabriel Valenzuela; Miami artist, Alex Mijares and Miami Trade Commissioner of Spain, Mario Buisan. During the cocktail party, the six films to be screened next month were officially announced.

Olivier Martinez was spotted at his restaurant, Villa Azur, having dinner over the weekend.

Shania Twain popped into Zuma Monday night for a quick vegetarian dinner with her husband. A source says she seemed to be in a great mood and was happy to be back at Zuma. Who wouldn’t be?

Miami HEAT NBA Champion Dwyane Wade recently hosted a fashion fundraiser, A Night on the RunWade, for his Wade’s World Foundation at the Moore Building.  The event featured a benefit dinner, live performance and fashion show with clothing from the Webster Miami, Dsquared2 and Neiman Marcus, emceed by fashion correspondent Jill Martin. The cocktail reception included bites from local favorite restaurants – Salsa Fiesta, TIKL, Toro Toro, Prime 112 and City Hall.

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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 12 - 2012

Dan Marino turned out to Lilac and Lilies Boutique in Fort Lauderdale to support Fashion’s Night Out and the launch of his daughter’s fashion blog – Ali vs. Ali.