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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 31 - 2011
Belve Music Lounge presents Ruckus

Belve Music Lounge presents Ruckus

 Belvedere Vodka played host to one of the hottest (literally and figuratively), most buzzed about experiences during Ultra Music Festival, the Belve Music Lounge at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Guests had the opportunity to dance, sample cocktails, take photos at the Belvedere photo booth, take a dip in the private pool, all while listening to  DJ sets including: Blaqstarr, Skrillex, Ruckus, Chuckie, Miss Nine, Dirty Vegas, Roger Sanchez, Moguai, Nervo, Sand er van Doorn, Adrian Lux, Liquid Tod and more.   Other celebrity guests included Tommy Lee, Bob Sinclar, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Kaskade, Deadmau5, Diplo, and Richie Rich.

Celebrity Apprentice leading contender, Lil’ Jon was sighted at WALL at W South Beach, kicking-off Miami Music Week with a late night DJ set at the exclusive nightclub, which was a celeb Mecca all weekend.  Pro-football stars Miles Austin and Reggie Bush were also spotted at WALL on Friday night. Bush hung out at the same VIP table as Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr. On Saturday night, Naomi Campbell and her fiancé dropped in for Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel after party, where guests received glow-in-the-dark RumbaTime watches upon entry.   

 Martin Short, Paul Shaffer and Eugene Levy dined together at Zuma in celebration of Short’s birthday which was on March 26. Camilla Belle was spotted at the table next to the trio. Short continued his 60th birthday celebration with Eugene Levy and Paul Shaffer at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar over the weekend.  The three amigos were having so much fun enjoying dinner and wine, that Short was surprised when the restaurant brought out a cake for his birthday.  The entire restaurant burst into song and sang “Happy Birthday” to the comedian. 

Zuma was tennis star central last week and weekend.  On Wednesday night, Roger Federer dined with his wife, while at another table federerAna Ivanovic enjoyed the Black Cod (our favourite) with a friend. The handsome #41 ranked Feliciano Lopez from Spain was with a few friends at another table and liked the rock shrimp so much they requested 3 orders of it. On Friday night, #1 ranked tennis player Rafael Nadal dined at Zuma while Naomi Campbell and Donny Deutsch dined nearby (separately).

Eric Morillo celebrated his birthday at LIV in between DJ sets- and was treated to an oversized cake, from which a scantily dressed girl popped out. Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and were on-hand for the celebration.

At Gansevoort rooftop, Armin van Buuren, voted #1 DJ by DJ Mag, celebrated the launch of his new footwear and apparel collection, called Q by Armin. DJ Armin distributed signed shoes to guests at the party.

Federer was seen enjoying the Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets game at the AAA.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 21 - 2011

paul-oakenfoldLegendary DJ, Paul Oakenfold took to the turntables at the Tiki Bar at Soho Beach House on Thursday night- spinning some of his best mixes before “folding” at the early hour of 11 p.m., at which time he mingled with members and enjoyed drinks at the bar.  Oakenfold later headed to the Florida Room where he continued delighting fans with his great music.

According to our source, on Thursday, LA Lakers’ Ron Artest “took the sting off his team’s loss to The Miami Heat by letting loose at Mansion, and surprising fans with his prowess on the microphone by performing his new single ‘Peanut Butter’ for the packed house. Lesser known for his rapping skills than his skills on the courts, Artest got accolades from the crowd including Busta Rhymes who toasted Artest with bottles of Remy while partying with Mansion honcho Roman Jones and DJ Bulletproof.”

Busta Rhymes made a cameo at Cameo, on Saturday night, spraying Dom Perignon from the DJ Booth while rapping for over an hour over only to be joined by Hip Hop heavyweight Lil Wayne who joined in -shouting to the ladies that he was “fresh out of jail and on the prowl for female attention,” and belting out hits “Bill Gates” and “Look at Me Now.”  

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning enjoyed brunch together in the back garden at Eden South Beach on 23rd street.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 9 - 2011

Rea Carey, Marlee Matlin, and Michael Gongora

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jerry Bruckheimer were seen at the W South Beach Hotel and Residences last week.

Pitbull,  Thalia, Pharell and, of course,  Gloria Estefan were in attendance at Emilio Estefan’s birthday bash at Bongo’s Cuban Café at the Seminole Hard Rock on Friday night.  The Estefans’ daughter, Emily, stole the show when she played her electric guitar while her band performed at the party.

Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin (who most recently appears on Celebrity Apprentice) attended the Winter Party VIP cocktail at the Bass Museum on Saturday night.

Drew Barrymore hung out late night at Twist on South Beach, enjoying the reveling surrounding the Winter Party festivities.

Gail Simmons, Bravo TV’s Top Chef judge, along with Top Chef Masters chef, Tim Love and chef Todd English were spotted eating at hotspot restaurant Eden in Miami Beach.  Chris Lee, Eden’s chef, was also on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters over the weekend.  

On Monday night, Boris Becker dined at Zuma.

Miami Housewives stars Marysol Patton, Alexia Echevarria, and Adriana De Moura were spotted last night having dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse Miami Beach in the private dining room.

Miami based brand Ice-Watch was exclusively invited to Los Angeles during this year’s Oscars weekend, for which they created a pop-up display showcasing their latest collections at the Oscars Style Villa at the Kari Feinstein Oscars Style Lounge in the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Celebs couldn’t keep their hands off the cool accessories, choosing from an array of colors and styles.  Some of the lucky guests to receive an Ice-Watch included: Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Ghost Whisperer), Aly Fedowski (The Bachlorette), Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Laura Prepon (E!) , Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Sarah Rue (That 70’s Show), Candace Cameron-Bure, Balthazar Getty(Brothers and Sisters) ,  Sharon Leal (Hell Cats), Tom Arnold, Nolan Gould and Ariel Winter (Modern Family), and Richard Kind (Curb Your Enthusiasm) .

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 5 - 2011

BoshChris Bosh strolled into The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar very late night on Friday with his fiancé, Adrienne Williams, and a party of eight, after making an appearance at the “Let Them Eat Cake” Party.
 Emeril Lagasse visited Miami’s oldest bar, Tobacco Road, which is on its 98th year in Miami.  Emeril spent the entire day cooking with the chefs over the outdoor smoker, partied with guests at happy hour and finished up the evening by joining the band to play the drums with local Blues legend, Big Pappa E!

STK Miami’s executive chef (also formerly of Hell’s Kitchen) Ralph Pagano hosted a sold-out dinner with Top Chef Masters runner-up Rick Moonen on Saturday night where both joined forces and created a “Surf & Turf” dinner featuring oysters, Sea Scallops and Filet Mignon with Foie Gras.  Pagano wasFat Joe1 spotted around the beach interviewing chefs including Emeril Lagasse , Guy Fieri, Alain Ducasse, and Fabio Vivani.
Anne Burrell dined at STK on Saturday night with Claire Robinson. Robert Irvine from Kitchen Impossible  was at the bar with owner of The One Group,  Celeste Fierro, having cocktails and nibbling on select dishes sent out by Chef  Pagano, including his famed Lil’ Burgers.
On Saturday, February 26, Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian,  chef and owner of Lambs Club and The National in NYC as well as a star on the Food Network’s, Chopped, hosted a private luncheon at Soho Beach House.  The elegant, private lunch included guests such as Martha Stewart, Ted Allen, Alfred Portale, Alex Guarnaschelli, Susan Magrino, Wylie Dufresne, Bruce Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Sushi), and Food Network magazine editor-in-chief, Maile Carpenter.
Fat Joe and Timbaland were seen at the Grey Goose lounge in the AAA during the Miami Heat game against the New York Knicks.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 1 - 2011

Andy Cohen

Last week, staying under the radar and rarely stepping foot outside his three-story penthouse suite at the National Hotel, R&B crooner Brian McKnight celebrated his girlfriend’s birthday by simply ordering room service and enjoying his luxurious room.

Also staying at the Art Deco property was The Real Housewives of New York City’s Countess Luann de Lesseps and her daughter, who spent the majority of their time lounging by the hotel’s infinity pool. The duo occasionally went out on the town on the rented bikes from the hotel, even hitting up STK on Saturday night, where onlookers say Countess Luann looked “fresh and rested.”

Chelsea Handler’s beloved sidekick, Chuy was the host at Mansion and Steve Nash was spotted at WALL Miami enjoying Belvedere Vodka last Friday.

On Valentine’s Day, Timbaland had dinner with his wife at STK Miami.

Housewives hunk, Andy Cohen, was on-hand at the official launch party for the Real Housewives of Miami onlast Monday night at the Eden Roc Hotel and Residences, along with all of the housewives with the exception of Larsa Pippen, Days of our Lives Arianne Zucker, Galen Gering, and Sammy Sosa.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 21 - 2011

Heather MacDonald

New Orleans Saint, Jonathan Vilma was seen eating lunch at Zuma Miami on Tuesday.

Comedienne, Heather McDonald, a regular on Chelsea Lately, performed at the Fisher Island School Gala at Palazzo del Mare. Notable guests included Brian Neff, Romero Britto, Adriana De Moura, Lea and Roy Black, James Ferraro, Ken Harte and Lori Ferrell.  The event was sponsored by Grey Goose vodka.

Miami’s Diamond Princess, rapper Trina was spotted last Wednesday at Kitchen 305 in the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort.  Trina and a group of 40 celebrated the birthdays of her mother and sister. 

Celebrity hair colorist Johnny Ramirez has partnered with Femme Coiffure Hair Spa’s South Beach location at the Ritz-Carlton.  Ramirez’s long list of celebrity clients includes Victoria Beckham, Carrie Mulligan, Whitney Port and Miranda Kerr.

Becoming overnight celebrities are the stars of the Real Housewives of Miami.  The show is scheduled to air on Bravo on Tuesday, February 22 at 10 p.m.

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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