Archive for the ‘Out and About’ Category

8th Annual FedEx/St Jude Angels and Stars GalaGrammy award winner Rudy Perez celebrated his birthday alongside Jamie Jo Harris at Cafeina on Thursday.  Enrique Marciano, one of the stars from the hit show “Without Trace” hit the Wynwood hot spot on Friday with an entourage of friends.  Actress and Covergirl spokesperson, Dania Ramirez was spotted at different locations in South Florida promoting the Covergirl Clean Make-up for Clean Water Program.  Ramirez enjoyed dinner at Mr. Chow on Saturday night. 

Benedikt Taschen of TASCHEN Books was also seen dining at Mr. Chow.8th Annual FedEx/St Jude Angels and Stars Gala

Saturday had its fair share Latin starpower. Daisy Fuentes, Juanes, Jeremias, Luis Fonsi, Victoria Gastaldi, along with Gloria and Emilio Estefan came out to support the Fed Ex/St. Jude’s Hospital Angels and Stars Gala at the Hotel InterContinental.

 sean-pennSean Penn made his rounds in South Beach during his volunteer efforts for earthquake relief in Haiti, making a pit stop at Coco de Ville in Miami Beach on Friday. The newest resident to the grief-stricken country was overheard saying he was so happy to now have a home in Haiti which allows him to spend even more time assisting in the rebuilding process. Refusing to pose for photos, opting instead to enjoy his singledom, chat up the ladies and drink a Grey Goose and tonic. Our spy tells us that a blonde with whom he was chatting allegedly left slyly a few minutes after Penn’s departure. The actor was also spotted at WALL at W South Beach on Saturday night.
daniaSpotted at WALL at W South Beach this past Saturday: Dania Ramirez, Eros Ramazzotti, and Deryck Whibley from Sum 41.

Singer, Lucrecia performed on Saturday evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Out and About

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 13 - 2010

Rebecca Romijn

Ryan Seacrest and Adrian Brody celebrated the birthday weekend of Wayne Boich at LIV.  Seacrest had the whole crowd sing “Happy Birthday” to Boich and said he was a true American Idol.

Brooke Hogan was at SET in honor of her 22 birthday, in the company of her father, Hulk and his new fiancé Jennifer.  Ten friends joined in the party, including Brooke’s choreographer Glenn Packard, drinking 901 Tequila while Brooke spun tracks from the DJ booth. 

Angie Chirino, daughter of legendary Grammy Award winning Cuban bandleader Willy Chirino, drew applause from fellow diners as she spontaneously burst into song after dinner and Mojitos at Chef Douglas Rodriguez’s Cuban restaurant at Miami’s Hotel Astor. 

Magic Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer were spotted dining at Mr.  Chow on different nights last week.

South Florida based Bacardi had a huge presence at the Kentucky Derby this year.  The brand’s premium vodka, Grey Goose, joined forces with renowned couture milliner, Ellen Christine, to create a one-of-a-kind hat worn exclusively at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Actress and model Rebecca Romijn lent support by donning the custom designed hat at the prestigious race.

Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 6 - 2010
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Tracy and Alonzo Mourning

Tracy Wilson Mourning hosted the 8th annual “Hats Off” Luncheon presented by ING at the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island on Tuesday.

Notorious reality TV star, Nick Hogan, also known as “DJ Nick Hogan, debut his spinning persona on Wednesday at Kitchen 305.  Hogan and DJ Frank Vazquez rocked the Miami hotspot to a crowd of 300 including Linda Hogan, NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman and hip-hop artist The Game.    Our source tells us that Hogan played a three hour set, while Rodman worked the crowd while indulging in his drink of choice: Jaeger bombs and that Linda kept things PG with her “cub” Charley Hill, a former class mate of her children by avoiding the champagne and cocktail specials of the night.  

Mollly Sims hosted a party at LIV Friday night celebrating her jewelry line, Grace by Molly Sims.


Marysol Patton, Mario Vergel, and Belkys Nerey at Bar 721

Belkys Nerey and Louis Aguirre from Deco Drive hosted a party on Saturday night for “stylist to the stars,” Mario Vergel’s birthday at Bar 721. Pop-artist Carlos Betancourt and 7 News anchor Craig Stevens joined in the fun. When asked about the party, Nerey said, “It’s not every day your “bestie” turns 40.  We wanted to celebrate with all his favorite people just letting loose and having a good time.  No stuffy dinner, no fancy cocktail party.  What better place than bar 721?   At this age when your birthday number ends in a zero you’ve got to do it up!  The birthdays in between don’t count.”  Earlier in the week, Brooke Hogan and her roommie, Glen Packard popped in to Bar 721 for a few cocktails.

Brooke Hogan and members of Burn Notice, including Jeffrey Donovan were spotted at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge to bowl and watch the Mayweather vs. Mosley fight on Saturday.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 29 - 2010


Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker

Celebrity Sightings:



Nigel Barker was on-hand on Thursday night at the Humane Society/Chefs for Seals Earth Day celebration to promote awareness and work towards ending commercial seal slaughter. The party took place in the Moore Building and highlighted Nigel Barker’s photographs of the harp seal nursery.  

Tony Allen of the Boston Celtics, Nacho Figueras and Ric Pipino had dinner at Mr. Chow Thursday night.

Gloria Estefan was spotted with girlfriends this weekend eating at Hakkasan.  The three ladies enjoyed dinner and drinks and headed out early.

Paulina Rubio came dined at STK on Saturday night with some of her best friends, JR and Loren Ridinger.

Over the weekend, Tony Brown of the Tennessee Titans proposed to his girlfriend at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.  Of course, she said “yes!”

Emilio Estefan, Paulina Rubio, President Clinton, Heather Graham, Lil John

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 24 - 2010
Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio

On Friday, Haute Living magazine, hosted its second annual “Haute 100” issue release party celebrating Miami’s most influential people at the Mondrian South Beach. The “hot” list included Emilio Estefan, Paulina Rubio, JR & Loren Ridinger, Jorge Perez, Keith Menin, Marc Roberts, Lea Black, James Ferraro, Jerry & Sandi Powers, Ricky Arriola, Sean Wolfington, Raul Casares, Brenda Nestor & Robert Castellano, Don & Katrina Peebles, and Mike & Alicia Piazza to name a few.

At LIV at the Fontainebleau on Saturday night, former President, Bill Clinton kicked off hisbill clinton third annual Clinton Global Initiative. Clinton socialized with top donors and VIPs, including Pharrell, gave an inspiring speech, and introduced N.E.R.D., who performed for the event. Clinton had previously hosted a private dinner for 50 guests at Scarpetta, including UM president and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and Hangover star Heather Graham. Clinton was quite the gentleman, despite his playboy reputation, sipping nothing but water and Diet Coke all night.

Also on Saturday night, Tinsley Mortimer was spotted at Coco de Ville dancing with friends.
On Sunday, President Clinton along with Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Cobbs, Lousaka Polite, Nat Moore, Nnamdi Asomugha, Kacey Rogers, and Greg Camarillo assisted in revamping the Homestead Homeless Complex, a transitional housing facility, with the aid of 100 University of Miami Students.
Lil Jon, who has apparently become an STK regular, was spotted at the steakhouse over the weekend with a party of 8. Also at STK was Miami’s own DJ Irie.

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

On Wednesday afternoon, Italian fine jewelry designer Roberto Coin made a personal appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland. 

On Wednesday evening, Ferdie Pacheco, legendary fight doctor of Muhammad Ali, launched his 30th book Tales from the 5th St. Gym offering photos and chronicles of the local landmark at El Scorpion Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, which coincidentally is located just off of 5th street in Miami Beach.

Jeremy Shockey and Mickey Rourke attended the Fashion Art Ball Announcement Party benefiting Cystic Fibrosis at Phillipe on Thursday night.  According to our source, the pair were “worked” the adjacent table of 18 women having a bachelorette party who were more than happy to play along dancing and taking pictures.

Kourtney Kardashian’s beau, Scott Disick was spotted at the Viceroy on Friday afternoon stepping out of a blue Porsche Panamera.   Our spy says his left hand was wrapped in white bandages.


Scott Stapp

At the Marlins home opener last Friday night, April 9th, Creed frontman singer/songwriter Scott Stapp sang the 2010 Marlins theme song “Marlins Will Soar”. The new song was an unexpected treat for the crowd, who roared with excitement over hearing it.  Longtime friend of the Stapps, marketing guru, Allison Weiss Brady, helped to facilitate the Malins/Stapp collaboration.


Kate Hudson and Elaine Lancaster

Also on Friday Kate Hudson left the Barbie Retrospective at Alchemist hosted by Chrome Hearts and Oribe on Lincoln Road arm in arm with Elaine Lancaster, South Beach’s own gorgeous, giant, living, breathing, Diva Barbie (which some may consider more of a “Ken in Drag”).  The two dashed-off in a cream colored Bentley.  Later that evening Kate was spotted at Coco De Ville dancing at her VIP table.  Our favorite “Superbad” star, Christopher Mintz aka McLovin (LOL), was also at Coco living it up with an entourage of about 15 friends.

 Mickey Rourke and girlfriend Anastassija Makarenko stopped by to visit long time friend and restaurateur Shareef Malnik on Friday night for a personal tour of the newly reopened Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.  During his visit Malnik and Rourke told stories of his past visits to the restaurant and how he used to work there as a bus boy when he lived in Miami.  

 On Saturday night, Q-Tip celebrated his birthday with a few of his closest friends at LIV and WALL including Janet Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bar Refaeli, Busta Rhymes, and Erykah Badu. 


Ingrid Hoffman


Jeffrey Donovan

 Food Network Star, Ingrid Hoffmann also celebrated her birthday on Saturday at SET, where Tommy Pooch and Alan Roth hosted a huge birthday blowout, complete with chocolate cake created by Michelle Berstein. On Sunday, Hoffman served as celebrity judge at the American Heart Association’s Heart of a Chef benefit at the Museum of Science.

 Also on Saturday, Jeffrey Donovan of Burn Notice attended Temptation Cabaret at the Seminole Hard Rock Café and Casino.

 Daredevil/ Virgin Atlantic Mogul, Sir Richard Branson stopped by The World Erotic Art Museum and enjoyed a tour by WEAM owner Naomi Wilzig.  Bran was so enchanted with the scope and depth of the museum, he promised to come back with his


Geoff Stults, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku, and Ali Vincent

Geoff Stults, Rick Fox, Eliza Dushku, and Ali Vincent

 Recording industry giant, Clive Davis had dinner at Barton G. the Restaurant.


 Sunday’s Nautica South Beach Triathlon featured participants such as: Natalie Morales, Eliza Dushku, Rick Fox, and Andy Baldwin.

Over the weekend, Gabrielle Union was seen drinking Pinot Grigio at Sunset Lounge at Mondrian with five of her girlfriends.

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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