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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 2 - 2012

On Tuesday night, Rémy Martin presented Chris Bosh’s 28th Birthday Celebration at the ‘Chris Bosh Supper Club’ at Miami’s Prelude by Barton G. Complete with blackjack and craps tables, guests enjoyed signature “Boardwalk Bosh” Rémy Martin cocktails while flapper girls and dapper waiters offered guests cigars to highlight the playful 1920s theme.  The Boshs’ were joined by the newly-engaged LeBron James and Savannah Brinson, who sat together with Wade.  Bosh’s “Boardwalk Empire” got underway with more Rémy Martin cocktails as comedians DeRay and Gary Owen took to the stage. DeRay poked fun at LeBron’s blazer matching the tablecloth and then asked Adrienne what she was expecting, to which she replied excitedly, “A boy”. Rémy Martin then presented Chris with his birthday present – a surprise performance by Grammy-winning artist, Chrisette Michelle, who wrapped up the evening by singing “Happy Birthday” to Chris.

On Sunday, award-winning hip hop artist, Wyclef Jean closed out Miami Music Week performing an intimate 4 hour set at Ricochet Bar & Lounge presented by CîROC Vodka. Dedicating his “raw” performance to Whitney Houston, Wyclef pulled guests on the stage during “Hips Don’t Lie” and taught a female fan how to play guitar while performing one of his famous tracks. Later, Wyclef took a break from his set by joining fans at the bar for a CîROC coconut specialty cocktail.

Celebrities including Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah and Deborah Cox performed at the fabulous, over-the-top Black Gala on Saturday night. Check back next week for photos and a rundown of the gala details.

DJ Armand Van Helden stopped into The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar with two others and tried out some of Chef Dewey’s new vegetarian dishes.

Supermodels Irina Shayk and Anne V – also known as Cristiano Ronaldo and Adam Levine’s girlfriends – stopped by The Forge Restaurant on Friday night for dinner to celebrate Anne V’s bday.

Paris and Nicky Hilton were spotted in the VIP booth at Ultra Music Festival with Paris’ boyfriend DJ Afrojack noshing on bites by Philippe Chow.  Lil Jon was also seen devouring Philippe Chow owner Stratis Morfogen’s delicious satays.

The Shelborne South Beach weekend’s lineup included famed DJs Armand Van Helden, Bob Sinclar (who created such a stir that the Fire Marshall had to close down the door) and Sander Kleinenberg.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 29 - 2012

Rafael Nadal

Paris Hilton and Afrojack were spotted at WALL Tuesday night, kicking off Winter Music Conference. They danced all night to music by Afrojack’s protégé Bobby Burns and at one point, Afrojack got on the turntables for an impromptu DJ set. Also in attendance were Paula Abdul and her boyfriend.

Rapper Lil Jon was spotted at the Perry South Beach on Monday. He was seen poolside, conducting business on his laptop and enjoying margaritas.

Rafael Nadal was seen Monday at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami where he is staying in the Presidential Suite. Rumor has it the hotel even has his favorite meal on the menu, Rafa Pasta, linguini and shrimp. Also on Thursday, world #5 ranked tennis player David Ferrer and world #10 ranked tennis player Janko Tipsarevic, also staying at the hotel, will conduct a private tennis clinic with kids from Miami Children’s hospital.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young was spotted at STK Miami last Tuesday night, enjoying the off season with his girlfriend and a group of 10 friends.

Chef David McMillan of Montreal’s Joe Beef visited Eating House over the weekend. McMillan is a fan of Eating House’s chef/owner, Chopped champion, Giorgio Rapicavoli

Paula Abdul was spotted at SUSHISAMBA Dromo last Tuesday, she stopped by with a group of friends and tried some new sushi rolls.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 14 - 2012

Reid & Fiorentino

Various well-known athletes and sports legends gathered over the weekend for the sixth annual Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic including: Dan Marino, Pierre Garcon, AJ Duhe, Benny Blades, Brandon Fields, Bob Brudzinski, Bryant Salter, Dan Carpenter, Darrell Fullington, Darrell Malone, Darryl Talley, Darryl Williams, Derrick Rogers, Dick Anderson, Don Nottingham, Eddie Hill, Freddie Banks, George Mira, Higgy, James Pruitt, Jason Jackson, Jed Weaver, Jeff Cross, Joey Cornblit, John Congemi, John Crotty, John Denney, John Harris, John L. Williams, Jose Paneda, Keith Askins, Keith Sims, Ki-Jana Carter, Larry Ball, Larry Little, Lorenzo Hampton, Mark Duper, Mike Inglis, Mike Miller, Mike Williams, Nat Moore, Nicko McBrain, OJ Anderson, OJ McDuffie, Patti Rizzo, Oronde Gadsen, Q Hill, Randall Hill, Reggie Givens, Rich Romano, Shane Battier, Shawn Wooden, Steve Whitaker, Terry Kirby, Tony Nathan, Troy Drayton, Valeria Ochoa, Walter Briggs, Lamar Thomas, Eddie Brown, Bernard Ford and Woody Bennett. During the dinner gala, a number of prestigious awards were presented for excellence and leadership in the community. Former Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback and NFL/College Football Analyst for almost three decades, Bob Griese, was presented with the Don Shula Sports Legend Award. Broadcaster, Joe Rose, received the Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award, and  Bill Fauerbach and Publix were presented with the Community Service Award.  The inaugural Jim Mandich Courage and Commitment Award was presented to Nick Buoniconti and Marc Buoniconti by Jim Mandich’s three sons – Michael, Mark, and Nick, for their outstanding work with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Father and son both took to the stage to give moving thank you speeches in front of an admiring audience that included Miami HEAT icon, Alonzo Mourning and coach, Eric Spoelstra.

Mr. Chris Bridges, aka Ludacris, spent Sunday at the Rx Pool Party series at the Rooftop of the Perry Hotel. The musician was spotted in a VIP cabana with a body guard, his cousin, and his girlfriend having lunch and watching college basketball poolside.

 Gretchen Rossi from Real Housewives of Orange County dined at Sugarcane raw bar grill on Wednesday night with her boyfriend Slade. They arrived with a few friends around 10 p.m. She tweeted “@sugarcanerawbar having an amazing diner with amazing friends!”

Daisy Cakes Sweetens SOBEWFF 2012, Oscar Night is a Success, and more…

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 11 - 2012

 Satisfying many a sweet craving during SOBEWFF was South Carolina native, Kim Adams Nelson, owner of Daisy Cakes, who presented her sweet creations based on old family recipes. Celebrity chefs, including: Al Roker, Emeril Lagasse, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Anne Burrell, Spike Mendelsohn, Geoffrey Zakarian, Sunny Anderson and Real Housewives of New York City star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, lined up at the Daisy Cakes pop-up bakery to sample the “24 Karat” cake, Chocolate Frosted yellow cake, and the Red Velvet.

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 Oscar Night America

Miami Beach Film Society raised over $50,000 in donations at the Oscar Night America viewing party, Sunday, February 26 at the Dezer Collection Museum & Pavilion in North Miami. Notable guests included MBFS founder Dana Keith, collector/entrepreneur Michael Dezer, former “Bond Girl” Naima, artist Bunny Yeager, Miss Latina International Esther Dollar, Helmut Schuster and Miss Latina International Stephanie Fedak, and Miami nightlife maven Tara Solomon. Guests at the red carpet soiree enjoyed a seated dinner, wine by Francis Ford Coppola Presents, cocktails by Absolut Miami, water by Perrier, and viewing of the 84th annual Academy Awards amongst 10 cars from Oscar-winning Hollywood films, which included the original Batmobile, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Volkswagen, a James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and more, in addition to fashion by designer Ema Savahl. The event, which was the only viewing party officially sanctioned by the Academy of Arts and Sciences, also served as the closing reception of the Bunny Yeager Retrospective, full of provocative images of muse Bettie Page.


Last Wednesday, Paula Abdul dined at Asia de Cuba, “cuddling up with a handsome male companion” according to our source. 

21 Jump Street co-stars, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum were seen having a blast and sharing bottles of Dom at SET on Thursday night. 

At the Miami International Film Festival premiere of Magic City, the highly anticipated Starz series (premiering Friday, April 6 at 10pm) at the Colony Theater on Sunday, March 4, the show’s creator/executive producer, Mitch Glazer, along with the show’s cast and crew received a proclamation from Miami Beach city commissioner, Jorge Exposito.


Rachael Ray and Tricia Johnson at Amstel Light Burger Bash

 Romero Britto and Ingrid Hoffman were each spotted at Mondrian South Beach Wednesday night – the two were at the hotel for separate, private events. The artist attended a private dinner with Bank of America executives while the chef and TV personality was the guest of honor at the BlackBerry Fan Night event attended by several of the brand’s top Miami fans. Guests were invited to delight in cocktails and tapas prepared by Asia de Cuba Executive Sous Chef Nicolas Walker while experimenting with the BlackBerry Playbook tablet’s cutting edge capabilities.  

Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the famous shoe designer, who owns Il Borro wines, hosted an exclusive wine tasting at Rachel Dominguez’s restaurant, The Dome Restaurant & Caviar Bar on Tuesday night. 

During the week Serendipity 3 on Lincoln Road had many surprise guests enjoying their renowned Frozen Hot Chocolate. First up,” Vanilla Ice Ice Baby” Robert Van Winkle was spotted enjoying chilly beverage along with a Cake Martini.  Also famed Chicago Chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter and wife Rochelle indulged in the tasty treat; Food Network Star Rachael Ray and Tricia Johnson stopped by the Serendipity 3 pop-up counter at Burger Bash getting their brain freeze on with some of the chocolate deliciousness. 

“Ice” Van Winkle also dined at SUSHISAMBA dromo along with Chef-lebrity Guy Fieri.  The group celebrated the annual Brazilian Carnaval celebration. Fieri returned the following night with Food Network great, Emeril Lagasse, mentioning to manager Maxi Silva that had brought his friends to his favorite place BAM! Guy Fieri also joined the Mardi Gras celebration at WALL’s installment of Favela Beach Tuesday

Cleveland Cavaliers, Andreas Varejao and Anthony Parker were spotted at The Rooftop at The Perry South Beach. New Orleans Saints, Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore Soul Trained their way into the hearts of the ladies by the DJ booth;  The duo made Pretty Ricky’s “Grind on Me” the anthem of the day. 

Gary Nader welcomed renowned dancer, actor and photographer Mikhail Baryshnikovto Miami for his first solo photography

Gary Nader, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gloria, and Emilio Estefan

exhibition, “Dance This Way” on Thursday, February 23. Other invited guests included:  Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Romero Britto. Also in attendance were Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program Founder & President, Jennifer Valoppi and Board Member Karen Piazza, as well as Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho

Film star and wine enthusiast Antonia Banderas introduced Anta Banderas Wines at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. 

Will Ferrell dined at Edge, Steak & Bar on Wednesday evening. The comedic master is in town for the South Beach comedy festival.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 22 - 2012

On Friday night, The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar in Miami Beach hosted a surprise birthday party for Michael Jordan.  Upon arrival Jordan was escorted to what he believed would be his table located in the Forge’s Wine Bar. Once in the cellar Jordan was surprised by 30 of his closest family and friends, including Ahmad Rashad and Derek Jeter to celebrate his 49th birthday. In the main dining room, Paula Abdul was in for dinner and a relaxing night. She popped in to surprise Jordan and sang “Happy Birthday” with the group during the cake presentation.  Abdul then led Forge owner, Shareef Malnik back to his table where the entire staff and some friends were waiting to sing to him and wish him a very happy birthday as well.

Retired American Hall of Fame professional basketball player Dennis Rodman and former Cincinnati Bengals football player Ki-Jana Carter were on-hand for the Welcome Channel & Sunset Harbour Yacht Club’s (SHYC) huge VIP sunset cocktail party on Wednesday, February 15. 

After enjoying dinner at Baoli Vita during the Love Boat party, (and meeting yours truly), musician Joe Jonas was spotted arriving at WALL on Friday with bodyguards 8 male friends. They hung out at a private VIP table for the majority of the night. At one point Jonas got on the microphone to introduce the DJ and afterwards posed for numerous photos with fans inside the lounge. Jonas was also seen at SET over the weekend.

Saturday night, Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard hosted a group of friends including Quentin Richardson at Philippe Chow Miami’s chef’s table while pro bowl star Dwight Freeney was hosting a Ciroc table nearby

SBWFF was in the air early on Saturday night as celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Giada DeLaurentiis dined at STK. The duo shared a low-key meal with drinks and dessert before being joined by friends. Before leaving, Flay complimented executive chef Aaron Taylor on a perfectly cooked skirt steak. 

Bill Clinton was spotted at Sunday’s Miami Heat game.

Michael Bay celebrated his birthday with a blow-out at LIV over the weekend.

New York Giants heir Alan Tisch lent a helping hand to the DJ at Smac Entertainment’s Sunday Presidents Weekend party at WALL.

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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