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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 5 - 2012

On Thursday, Jennifer Lopez arrived at SLS Hotel South Beach around noon with a caravan of tour buses- in town for the final shows of her tour with Enrique Iglesias. JLo was with her boyfriend Casper, twins Max and Emme, manager Benny Medina and her entire dance crew. Later that afternoon, J Lo lounged poolside at Hyde Beach with Casper, her children and a small entourage. Security and Hyde Beach staff made extra efforts to shade JLo from the impending paparazzi. Thursday evening JLo, Casper and her dance crew dined at Katsuya sitting upstairs in the Dragon Lounge. Saturday afternoon J Lo and her family lounged next to the SLS Hotel guest pool while her family enjoyed some shade in one of the pool’s oversized cabanas, JLo opted for some sun and laid poolside in a lounge chair. The family played in the pool and munched on some poolside snacks and drinks all afternoon. 

Grammy Award Winning Super Producer Timbaland launched his new brand LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, while kicking off the resort’s BleauLive series through a weekend-long celebration of events and performances over Labor Day weekend. This exclusive, celebrity-studded weekend included poolside parties with delicious LeSUTRA cocktails developed by the resort’s mixologists and a performance on Saturday night by Timbaland, Nas and Missy Elliott. Throughout the weekend, guests enjoyed tastings of LeSUTRA and celebrated BleauLive performance series’ one year anniversary. 

Spanish soap opera heartthrob, William Levy had an ultra exclusive, invitation-only birthday party on Saturday night at The Forge. Levy and 60 of his closest friends came and enjoyed dishes specially created by Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso. Levy shared memories and reminisced about times in Miami with good friends, Herman and Alexia Echevarria, RHOM star and editor ofVenue magazine. 

Zuma was a celeb hotspot this week.  Suge Knight, rap star music producer to 2Pac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, had a business meeting over Sapporo Reserve at Zuma last Friday afternoon. Later that evening, Lenny Kravitz, had a late dinner at Zuma with close friends. They dined on Zuma favorites such as wagyu beef, black cod and king crab. All were in good company and seemed to be having a very nice time at dinner.

Miami Dolphins player Cameron Wake dined at STK with his girlfriend on Friday night. The couple ordered the signature Lil’Burgers and Porterhouse to share accompanied by broccolini and truffle fries. Jacksonville Jaguars player Marcedes Lewis also dined at STK on Friday night with a party of eight.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 30 - 2012

Both LeBron James and the Estefans were spotted at Zuma Miami last week on different nights. King James celebrated his beloved fiancée, Savannah Brinson’s birthday at Zuma on August 26th. They were with close friends and family in the Private Dining Room where they all enjoyed Zuma’s king crabs, rock shrimp and black cod to name a few signature dishes. The vibe of guests were happy, relaxed and even James himself was enjoying his last month off before he goes back to the court for basketball training. At the end of the meal, a beautiful peacock cake was brought out for Savannah, all lit up with sparkles.

Last Wednesday, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, enjoyed dinner with longtime friend Gary Nader at Zuma Miami. With the CW’s newly aired singing competition series, The Next, in which Gloria is one of the mentors, the Estefans had a lot to share over dinner and enjoyed the time catching up their dear friend. They enjoyed a variety of Zuma favorites.

Gabrielle Union was spotted at The Cheese Course last week with an associate.

Kim Kardashian was spotted holding hands with Kanye West while heading to photo studio for a racy photo shoot, about which she later Tweeted.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 22 - 2012

Alison Antrobus and Iran Issa-Khan

On Saturday night, Will Smith dined with a close friend and his bodyguard at Zuma. Smith exuded the same warm and friendly demeanor for which he’s known onscreen,  according to our source and casually enjoyed Zuma favorites such as spicy yellowtail roll, spicy tuna, beef tataki, softshell crab, Zuma salad, salmon and tuna tartare to name a few. Following dinner, Smith and company had a gorgeous Zuma dessert platter. As Smith was leaving he said that Zuma is now his best restaurant.

Ocean Drive magazine September 2012 cover star Nina Dobrev co-hosted an exclusive dinner at Scarpetta and afterparty at Arkadia to celebrate the Fall Fashion issue on Saturday night. The Vampire Diaries and The Perks of Being a Wall Flower starlet took a break from filming to enjoy a night out in Miami Beach.

Last week, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and outfielder Laynce Nix enjoyed dinner at the Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar arriving at 11 p.m. following their win over the Miami Marlins. A total of 7 guests in the group dined at the beautiful glass table just outside the bar in the main dining room. The party ordered freshly shucked oysters and salads, followed by a selection of The Forge’s most famous entrees like the Grilled Salmon, Roasted Chicken and The Super Steak. The group finished the night with Chocolate Souffles around the table. They were seen departing the restaurant just before 1 a.m. 

Juan Uribe of the LA Dodgers also visited The Forge Restaurant with two friends during the Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour on Friday, enjoying music by DJ Joe Dert who was manning the booth. The trio stayed for dinner noting the great ambiance and delicious food.

BET’s TV personality, Terrance J, was recently spotted dining at STK around 11 p.m. with a party of twenty-five, who sipped on Patron shots, Hennessy, chilled Ciroc and enjoyed family-style appetizers and Porterhouse Steaks. Terrance had a young lady join him while he was just about half-way through his dinner.

iStar Residential’s George Helmstetter and Ornare’s Claudio Faria, along with Cervera Real Estate’s Alicia Cervera Lamadrid and Sildy Cervera, recently toasted award-winning designer Alison Antrobus at the unveiling of Ocean House’s new Antrobus-designed spectacular beachfront model residence.  At the private cocktail party, a fleet of butlers directed more than 200 of South Florida’s finest through the grand salon to the fourth-floor residence. Stepping out of the elevator, guests were welcomed with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they enjoyed the ambient grooves of DJ Dutch. Antrobus was joined by notable guests, including renowned photographer Iran Issa-Khan, architect Jose S. Pelayo, Steve and Martina Reisman of Neoteric Luxury, NIBA Home’s Nisi Berryman, designers Andrew Frank and Juan Poggi, Antrobus Design Co., partner Ruby Ramirez and graphic designer Pedro Rodriguez, who created the striking floral chalk mural in the residence’s gourmet kitchen.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 9 - 2012

Kim Kardashian Hosts The Midori Beachside Bash photo:

On Sunday night, Travis McCoy celebrated his birthday at Rokbar.  T-Pain and Dennis Rodman were on-hand for the party. Trey Songz celebrated his latest video with a wrap party at Cameo last week. Kim Kardashian hosted a Midori party at the Delano during Swim Week.




Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 2 - 2012


photo courtesy of Just Jared

Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz dined at Zuma this past Friday afternoon for a quick lunch. With the announcement of their breakup last month, the couple privately shared some of Zuma’s signature dishes, trying not to draw too much attention.  The couple was reportedly cordial to the staff. 

Travis London, celebrity entertaining artist, famous for his low-calorie, X-Rated Fusion cocktails, hosted a cocktail party at Sagamore, The Art Hotel on Sunday, July 22 in celebration of Swim Week and his birthday. Joining in the party were Real Housewives stars Marysol Patton and Joe and Melissa Gorga, who came out to celebrate and delight in London’s Sagamorita and Skinny Bikini cocktails.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 26 - 2012

David Charvet and Brooke Burke were spotted at WALL on Thursday, with a small group of friends after attending a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim fashion show. The entire crew danced the night away and kept the patron shots flowing.

On Friday night NFL players D.J. Williams (Green Bay Packers), Jon Vilma (Saints), Maurice Jones Drew (Jaguars,) and several others partied at STK for Williams’ birthday with a group of 30.


WALL’s three-year anniversary celebration on Saturday night with Alex Kenji drew a crowd including: Marie Claire fashion editor, Amanda Hearst, who made an appearance after attending the Chloe show at the Soho Beach House.

Antrelle Rolle of the NY Giants dined at STK on Saturday night with his girlfriend and two friends. The party of 4 sipped on vodka cranberries and dined on Lil Burgers, Buratta, Rib Eye and the Porterhouse. Miami Dolphins player, Cameron Wake, also dined with a group of eight at STK on Saturday night to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday.

Angela Simmons snuck backstage to get a peek at the Luli Fama “La Dolce Vita Miami” 2013 runway presentation on Sunday where Moët Ice Impérial was flowing freely amongst the designers and models. During her preparation with more than 20 models running around in a frenzy to get dressed in their first looks, designer Lourdes Hanimian stopped to pose with Angela, where they both gestured “thumbs up” – a sign that they both approve of the 2013 designs. Shortly after, Angela (with two friends in tow) sat front row to watch models strut their stuff in Italian-inspired bikinis.

Following the L*Space by Monica Wise show,  Melissa and Joe Gorga, from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, dined at Zuma Miami. The couple had an intimate evening enjoying Zuma’s signature dishes.

On Sunday night, the L2 sisters, Melissa and Jessica Labbadia, attended the official L*Space swimwear after-party at STK, where they had dinner after the L*Space show at the Raleigh.  The sisters have scored 2 consecutive hits on the Billboard charts which have been featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe and Lamar, Bad Girls Club, and Real World.