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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 16 - 2012
Nate Berkus, Michelle Stone, Carlos Huber, Joanne Stone, and  Lisa Heiden-Koffler

Nate Berkus, Michelle Stone, Carlos Huber, Joanne Stone, and Lisa Heiden-Koffler

Gabrielle Union attended an exclusive dinner party at Bianca in the Delano hotel in celebration of her cover on Ocean Drive magazine’s February issue. Union was accompanied by boyfriend and NBA All-star Dwayne Wade.  The couple arrived in style driving a Jaguar XJ courtesy of The Collection.

Celebrity Chef Todd English was spotted at La Cote Restaurant at the Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort. The rather dapper English enjoyed some down time as he signed autographs for fans and gracefully took pictures.

Paula Abdul was seen once again on Lincoln Road ordering lunch at SPRIS. 

Former NBA player Marco Jaric, better known these days as Adriana Lima’s husband played basketball at JW Marriott Marquis Miami’s entertainment complex.

Spanish singer Beatriz Luengo  and  boyfriend, Orishas’ singer, Yotuel Romero were seen at Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge in Midtown last Thursday afternoon.

Last Thursday evening, a select group of fabulous guests joined Carlos Huber along with his partner Nate Berkus for an intimate soiree for the debut of his fragrance ARQUISTE at the Webster Boutique on South Beach. Huber was joined by jewelry designers, Michelle and Joanne Stone, of Citrine by The Stones, to present the limited edition ARQUISTE bottles featuring caps adorned with a bracelet created by Citrine by The Stones. Attendees included: Lisa Heiden-Koffler, John Lin, Iran Issa-Kahn, Anne Owen, Luis Rigual, Chef Lorena Garcia, Criselda Breene, George Lindemann Jr., among many others.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 10 - 2012

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul made use of her newly found time off to hit South Beach where she indulged in a huge Oreo Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3- our newest favorite outpost for dessert heaven.

Larry David was spotted at WALL last Thursday.  Earlier in the evening he was seen dining at Zuma. Also at Zuma that night was Kim Kardashian, dining with Jonathan Cheban and Larsa and Scottie Pippen.


Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 3 - 2012

Alex Rodriguez with Gloria and Emilio Estefan

 Celebs including New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, actress Minka Kelly, actor Ryan Phillippe, media mogul and former Bacardi employee of 15 years Emilio Estefan, Latin music icon Gloria Estefan, NBA Legends Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice, R&B singer Trey Songz, GREY GOOSE Rising Icons Jake Troth and Kenny Burns, DJ Irie, Susanne Birbragher, Donald and Lisa Pliner, Roy and Lea Black, and sports personality and former Miami Dolphin Jimmy Cefalo, attended Bacardi’s 150 Year Anniversary celebration at the historic Bacardi Building in downtown Miami, on Saturday night. 

Later that night, Ryan Phillippe went to WALL to party with friend and D.C. nightclub owner Patrick Osuna.

 Tommy Davidson performed for over an hour at Ricochet on Monday night as part of Ricochet’s monthly comedy show series. One guest kept yelling out, “I love you!” towards the end of the show which led Davidson to jump off the stage and order a Bombay Sapphire Martini for the fan, in hopes of keeping her quiet for a little bit. Tommy and the crowd ended the night in stitches as he closed with his Sammy David Jr. impersonation. 

The cast and crew of Basketball Wives taped an upcoming episode at our favorite South of Fifth restaurant, Symcha’s 

Iggy Pop was seen dining at Villa Mayfair last week. 

Anna Kournikova and boyfriend Enrique Iglesias were spotted checking out Philippe Chow Miami’s new location on Ocean Drive.  The couple shared the hotspot’s signatures including dumplings, Satays, Lettuce Wraps, Peking Duck and for dessert: ice cream and pie.

Also at Philippe Chow Miami, Scotty and Larsa Pippen joined Lea Black, Kamal Hotchandani, Antonio Misuraca and a large group in the restaurant’s private wine room.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 27 - 2012

Chef Lorena Garcia

Utilísima, the only 24-hour, 100% original, Spanish-language lifestyle network, hosted a select few to the special launch of Chef Lorena Garcías new show, Lorena En Su Salsa. One of the countrys leading chefs, Lorena has participated on several reality shows including: Top Chef, The Biggest Loser, and Americas Next Great Restaurant. The Venezuelan power houses new series will be shot entirely in Miami in a custom built studio designed by Lorena herself and will spotlight the many rich cultures of the Magic Citys people. 

Manu Ginobili, from the San Antonio Spurs was in town to play the Miami Heat, and on Tuesday he visited db Bistro Moderne for lunch with his family and friends and ordered Duck Confit as his main course. While in town, he also visited the JW Marriott Marquis Miami’s 19th floor basketball arena (frequented by Miami Heat players as well) and the Jim McLean indoor golf school.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 15 - 2012

On Saturday afternoon, Robert Redford dined in Altamare’s private dining room.  He and his guests enjoyed a slew of seafood specialties, while sipping on Prosecco and Chardonnay. 

Carlos Moya has become a frequent visitor to Jeronimo’s Bar.  On several occasions last week, Moya was seen with his longtime girlfriend (with whom he has a daughter) Spanish actress Carolina Cerezuela and bar owner Jeronimo Hirschfeld.  

Jersey Shore’s Angelina Pivarnick was spotted at STK Miami Monday night, enjoying cocktails with three girlfriends at the bar. Onlookers say Pivarnick, who is currently in a legal battle over a Staten Island mall fight last November, was low key and did not interact with other guests. Separately in attendance at STK was San Antonio Spurs baller Tony Parker. Parker and seven other team mates – in town to play the Miami Heat Tuesday – enjoyed a magnum bottle of Moet Chandon champagne (the effects of which may or may not have been responsible for the Heat’s unprecedented comeback during the game). 

Across town at Chalk Ping Pong and Billiards Lounge over the weekend was Food Network star Dave Lieberman. Lieberman held court at a VIP table and enjoyed a few rounds of ping-pong, which is a little-known aphrodisiac, with a slew of female admirers. He was overheard discussing his work on a follow-up book to his recent best-seller Young and Hungry: Making the Most of Fresh and Affordable Food.  

Actress Gabrielle Union got her hands and feet all dolled up for her beau’s weekend activities at Midtown’s Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge last week. 

On Thursday night famed chef Philippe Chow and his wife were spotted dining at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar. They indulged in the signatures including the Lobster PB&J, Kale and Spaghetti and Snapper in a Bag, paired with glasses of wine.  

At another table, Yehuda Berg, author and co-director of the Kabbalah Center was onsite enjoying wine and small bites, while also signing copies of his book. 

On Saturday, socialite Sandra Levy dined at the Forge with Barry Gibb and a group of five, who spent some time at the Wine Bar to watch a little of the NFL playoff game then moved to their table where they enjoyed stone crab claws along with dinner and wine. 

Over the weekend, Front Management hosted a birthday bash for Christian Alexander at hotspot Vesper American Brasserie at Shelborne South Beach with a guest list of Miami’s VIPs including Bruce Weber, Romero Britto, Elsa Benitez, Ines Rivero, Anthony & Lina Shriver, Greg Lotus, Michael Stanley, Danny Santiago, Michelle Leshem, Sean Drake, Claudia Garces, Lance Parker, James Kirk, TJ Sabo, Luis Toro, John McSweeney and the many gorgeous models and staff of Front Management. and more.  The party took over the restaurant and bar, and guests noshed on the restaurant’s signature dishes.

Celebrity Sightings :

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 5 - 2012

rosie-odonnell-440 On Thursday night, following Wayne Boich’s stellar cocktail party at his three story Murano Grande penthouse, LIV hosted a slew of celebrities as TIESTO spun at his sold out event.  Notables included: Adrien Brody, Vanessa Hudgens, and Michael Bay.  

Miami’s Zuma was a hot bed for celebrity sightings. On Friday night, Rosie O’Donnell and her fiancée Michelle were spotted enjoying the Alaskan king crab and the Yuzu Keylime Pie. Real Housewife of Atlanta, Nene Leakes and Real Housewife of Miami, Marysol Patton were also seen enjoying their evening telling jokes the entire night – the two ate together at Prime 112 the night before. Shakira was also spotted on Friday, as well as 90210’s Jessica Lowndes. Star Jones and Vivica A. Fox dined together on Sunday night.

Rosci, host of 106 & Park and Terrell Owens hosted the “Hennessy Takeover” event at Cameo wherehip hop heavyweight Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Mike Epps, Maybach Music Group artist Stalley and FloRida were all in attendance. The Boss, Rick Ross, counted down to 2012, while the crowd toasted with glasses of Hennessy.  After the toast, Ross performed his hits “Imma Boss” and “On One”.  That night, 2012’s most expensive VIP table, costing a whopping $100,000 was purchased by a British businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.  The table was hosted by The Boss and came complete with 50 bottles of Moet Rose.

More than 1,000 guests joined Univision’s El Gordo y La Flaca co-host Lili Estefan, gathered to ring in 2012 at the fourth-annual Vitamin C Communications’ New Year’s Forever event at the historic Bath Club.

Saturday night’s sold out New Year’s Eve event at Bâoli-Vita was a fabulous way to ring in 2012.  The evening, fueled with champagne poured by “Crazy Angels” dressed in white, had a special guest performance by R&B artist Nelly.

Up and Coming artist Jake Miller, Jason Derulo, NeYo & DJ Irie performed at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival.

AtThe Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, Chris Tucker dined with Al and Nancy Malnik, Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar and friends in the private wine cellar on New Year’s Eve.

Nikki Beach Saint Barth rang in the New Year with a performance by Wyclef Jean. 

CeeLo Green dined at Philippe Chow Miami over the weekend. He came in just before closing at 1 a.m. and Chef Philippe Chow personally cooked for him and his guests; Christopher Brian Bridges, also known as, Ludacris, was dining nearby with a large group including Marco Andretti.


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Philippe Chow Miami’s signature satays were a hit at SeanP. DiddyCombs’ house for his private soiree on New Year’s Eve. Rihanna was seen noshing on the tasty treats.


NeYo and Jeniya Penrod

NeYo was at Nikki Beach Miami on Sunday, January 1, with his fiancée Tishawn along with a group of friends including “Cheetah Girl” Adrienne Bailon.

Our spy in L.A., fellow Miami Socialholic™ Maryanne Salvat, reports:  Maroone 5 front man Adam Levine was spotted with girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Anne Vyalitsyna having lunch at Chateau Marmont.  Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara was seen at the JW Marriott LA, looking lean and fit after shedding 60 pounds.

Miami Socialholic
Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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