Don’t Miss: Kosher Food & Wine Festival Miami

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 10 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

Kosher Food & Wine Festival Miami 

The Women’s International Zionist Organization will be hosting its 5th annual WIZO Florida Kosher Food and Wine groundbreaking, sold out event at Turnberry Isle. All attendees will experience world renowned local and international wines as well as delectable kosher cuisine. Proud sponsors of the event,  co-hosted by the Israeli Wine Producers Association, include Duty Free America, Psagot Wines, Atlantic Broadband, Wells Fargo Bank and EL AL Airlines among others.

Guests are invited to sample wines from more than 30 upscale wineries, featuring over 300 different wines and partake in the delicious and innovative fare of South Florida’s leading kosher establishments. Tickets are open to the public and cost $150 per person. VIP tickets are available for $200 which includes an exclusive VIP reception from 6:00-7:00 pm. Kosher Food and Wine Miami 2017 tickets are available and can be purchased online at All proceeds from Kosher Food & Wine Miami will benefit WIZO Florida projects in Israel.

Don’t Miss: Common Threads and Maya’s Grill Brunch

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 29 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

Common Threads

Common Threads, the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education, is headed to Miami to conclude its five cities, one-night-only, pop-up dinner. The Miami take-over will take place on Wednesday, November 29 at The Mondrian South Beach, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Each dinner in the series features a line-up of celebrated chefs from across the country and tasks them with creating dishes that reflect the evening’s theme. Kristi Krueger, Michelle Bernstein, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Chef Art Smith will play host to the Miami dinner bringing together an impressive list of chefs to create courses inspired by their favorite artist or work of art.

Additionally, the evening will include an opening reception with small bites prepared by Common Threads students, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and a special musical guest performance. All funds raised will benefit Common Threads programs, teaching children in underserved communities how to lead healthier lives. The Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas will help fund the organization’s growth goal of getting one million children cooking for life by 2020. General tickets cost $175 per person and Chef’s Table tickets (which include a welcome gift, elevated wine pairing and celebrity chef dish presentations) cost $250 per person. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit



Maya’s Grill Celebrates 10 Years

Maya’s Grill, formerly named Maya Tapas & Grill, has been serving locals, artists and travelers international Argentinean-fusion dining for nearly a decade. Owned and operated by the Maya family who moved to Miami from Argentina and made the Magic City their new home, guests will regularly find Rolando Maya, his wife Marsha and three children Alejandro, Martin and Sara, greeting customers, making sure everything is running smoothly and offering guests personal service and attention. Maya’s Grill is getting ready for its 10 year anniversary and launching a new champagne brunch on Sundays to kick-off a series of mini-celebrations. The outdoor eatery is debuting several new champagne cocktails, as well as brunch dishes and offering unrivaled champagne bottle specials every Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 Maya’s Grill is located at 809 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.  For more information, visit Stay updated on Maya’s Grill with  Instagram and Facebook

Whimsy and Wishes at the Make-a-Wish Ball

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 16 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

By:  Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

It was a night of magic, music, mysticism and wish granting as the Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami celebrated the 23rd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on Saturday, November 4, 2017. More than 900 guests attended the “Mystical Music Box” themed gala, which presented a night of enchantment, fantasy and music. The magical celebration was headlined by four time Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum-selling artist Lenny Kravitz, and presented by the Makarov Foundation and the Finker-Frenkel Legacy Foundation, with opening act by Alisan Porter, winner of NBC’s The Voice 2016who returned for the second year. 

Actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar, who costars on the ABC drama “Once Upon a Time,” returned as celebrity emcee for the seventh consecutive year, helping the event to raise in excess of $2.3 million for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. Hosted by the InterContinental® Miami, Ball founder and in-kind donor for the past 23 years, the event was chaired by philanthropist Shareef Malnik, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, who has served as Ball Chairman for the past 13 years. The annual Ball, which is regarded as one of Miami charity season’s leading events, is the highest grossing fundraising event for the Southern Florida Chapter of Make-A-Wish® Foundation.  Read the rest here »

Wolverine Supports Veterans

Wolverine, the maker of quality boots since 1883, is celebrating and supporting veterans with the launch of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Limited Edition Coyote Boot. Wolverine will donate 100% of the limited edition boot sales from November 7-14 to Operation FINALLY HOME, a non-profit organization that builds mortgage free homes for veterans. The boot will be available exclusively on starting November 7. Wolverine will also launch Troop ID by offering veterans a discount on all future purchases. The limited edition 1000 Mile Coyote boot is available exclusively on starting on November 7. 100% of sales from this boot from November 7 to 14, 2017 will be donated to Operation FINALLY HOME. For more details visit





This year MISO CHIC will be a night to remember. Music, Fashion and Arts, will be combined in one spectacular event.  Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), Fernando Duprat as Executive Producer and Eduardo Marturet Music Director & Conductor, present MISO CHIC. The event will be held at the Knight Concert Hall, Sunday November 12, 6:00 pm,  Featuring ANGEL SANCHEZ as guest artist. Receive a 25% discount using promo code: CHIC17 Tickets at

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System

Regardless of what’s going on around you, you can obtain peace and quiet, thanks to Sound Oasis, the world’s only customized sound machine with your preferred built in sleep sounds plus Bluetooth audio. Build your own custom sound machine by selecting 10 or 20 sounds from the Sound Oasis sound library. Create the best sleep sound machine with your favorite sound tracks. The BST-100 also streams music via Bluetooth from your mobile device or computer so you can enjoy your own music or Sound Oasis sound Apps. Be sure to order the tiny, portable machine that fits in your pocket yet blocks out every sound imaginable. It’s perfect for planes, crowded spaces and noisy hotel rooms, where a good night’s sleep and quiet reading time are hard to come by. Learn more abilities this ground-breaking system here:

Smokey Bones Bar + Fire Grill’s Southern Brunch in Florida

Smokey Bones Bar + Fire Grill’s Southern Brunch is offered every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Smokey Bones’ brunch is guaranteed to entice the taste buds and warm the heart with savory dishes that are hard to pass up. This is not the place to come for a quaint brunch, its garnish is a pile of high quality, slow-smoked meats, with real portions of southern favorite that’ll have you eating till the cows come home. The five-course brunch begins with Southern Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter, moving onto guests’ choice of 1/3 rack of St. Louis-Style or award-winning Baby Back Ribs, which can also be substituted for house-smoked Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken or Chicken Fingers. Then – the Southern Eggs Meaty Skillet, a fresh-cooked egg soufflé with biscuit crumbles, cheddar-jack cheese, fresh parsley, a fried egg and guests choice of house-smoked pulled pork, Texas-style beef brisket, house-smoked sausage or grilled chicken breast. Still hungry? Enjoy your choice of a Large BelgianWaffle or a Full Skillet of Cornbread. And, of course, we couldn’t forget dessert. Top your meal off with a Waffle Sundae or Smokey Bones’ signature Hot Bag O’ Donuts. Five courses at just$20 per guest.


Guests also have the option of adding bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys – which is basically required when brunching – for an additional $15. While the adults are munchin’ and brunchin’, kids can enjoy waffles and biscuits at $6 per child 10 and under.




Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents this annual juried Craft Show as a fundraiser for the Museum. Over the last 40 years more than $12 million in proceeds went to the Museum. The impact of the Show can be seen throughout the Museum with Craft Show funds used to purchase or support hundreds of items and improvements and renovations and programs including the Art Splash family program, and special exhibitions. The Show offers visitors the unique opportunity to speak with each of the 195 of the country’s finest craft artists, and to learn about and purchase their one-of-a-kind works, including: glass, baskets, jewelry, both wearable and decorative fiber, metal, paper, leather, furniture, ceramic, wood, and mixed media. ADMISSION IS $18 FOR A ONE-DAY PASS OR $25 FOR A TWO-DAY PASS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: HTTP://WWW.PMACRAFTSHOW.ORG/ OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS VISIT: HTTP://WWW.PHILAMUSEUM.ORG/CALENDAR/?KEYWORD=CRAFTSHOW 




Shoo Fry will be serving a Thanksgiving Poutine to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All proceeds from the Thanksgiving Poutine will be donated to CHOP; The Thanksgiving Poutine special is $10 and features turkey, stuffing, cheese curds, gravy and cranberry sauce on your choice of sweet potato tots or classic tots or French fries. Visit Shoo Fry in Rittenhouse or Fishtown during the month of November.






The Beaux Arts Ball 

The Beaux Arts Ball is a masquerade tradition stretching back to the middle ages in Italy and France, and possibly even older. Guests who attend the joyous festivities go all-out with black tie regalia, high fashion, and masquerade costumes. This year’s theme is: THE ART OF THE MASK.
On Friday, November 10, INVINCIBLE resurrects this epic gala, and they are opening their doors for an iconic evening or Art, Music, Food and Drink in benefit of Penn Radiation Oncology’s Quality of Life Program. Penn Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to providing patient-centered care by offering the most innovative and targeted cancer treatments in an environment that promotes an overall experience of healing. The Quality of Life Program, strengthens that mission by offering integrative therapies to improve an overall sense of health and wellness to patients and their caregivers. Further they will be supporting the Jack Brewer Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Artists from across the Philadelphia area will have works on exhibit with a portion of the proceeds going to the above-mentioned charities. The tradition of the Beaux Arts Ball holds that professions of architecture and law attend, but we invite all Philadelphians who appreciate the arts to join us in a melee of lavish costumes, dancing and brilliant conversation.

The Beaux Arts Ball feature live music courtesy of CTO Artists, late night DJ, complimentary bar, ariel performers from Flaunt Fitness and fine food provided by Raw, Enoteca Tredici and Zavino with more to be announced. Local Art curated by Art Jawn. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended as space is limited.  (Link Below) Tickets can be purchased at the door as available; for more information visit:


Great West Chester Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll

The Great West Chester Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll will include 10+ amazing bars & restaurants on November 11th!  Craft beer samples, drink & food specials, dozens of craft beer options, and so much more.  An absolutely incredible value and one heck of a fun afternoon with friends!  

NEW FEATURE : EVENT/BEER Check-ins with Untappd! Look for event in your Untappd App. Download it here: Untappd Can’t make it at noon?  No problem – start any time!  Tickets are very affordable – early bird discount for those that buy well in advance and prices WILL INCREASE as we get close to the event or selling out. Ticket sales are limited to ensure an amazingly fun experience for all and it is not too crowded; for tickets visit:


Taste of Philly!

You & your friends are invited to TASTE something new and spend an evening sampling fantastic food, craft beer and top-shelf liquor from the city’s best restaurants and favorite breweries at TASTE of Philly 2017! On Wednesday, November 15th enjoy over 50 different participants while taking in great live entertainment! Spend time at the night created for all five senses! Try dozens of scrumptious menu items created by acclaimed chefs, with decadent desserts, tasty cocktails – plus a beer garden overflowing with spectacular brews. Three Hours of non-stop food & drink. Dozens of fantastic restaurants. One delicious, charitable night at a price you can afford.


Rik Rak Salon Hosts Cancer Fundraiser / VIP Beauty Treatment Preview

Starting on October 27th, Rik Rak Salon will treat guests to a two-day VIP preview of some of the salon’s most coveted treatments. For a limited time, guests will be treated to bubbles provided by Syltbar as they relax with discounted VIP treatments such as body wraps as well as lash lift, tints and extensions including full set of mink lashes or full set of Russian volume. Guests choosing to receive the full set of mink lashes can chose between natural, bold or diva glam for the highest impact. In addition to the various beauty treatments on site, guests will also be able to preview and shop the latest designer inspired handbags and accessories at Rik Rak, as well as special pieces from Rock & Bone. 15% of all boutique purchases during the event, including accessories, clothing and shoes, will benefit the University of Miami’s Woman’s Cancer Association. The Woman’s Cancer Association raises funds to support the cancer and pediatric cancer research doctors of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Pediatric Palliative Care Program. Guests interested in reserving a treatment are encouraged to make an appointment by calling Rik Rak Salon at (305) 371-7324.


LUCKYRICE Returns to Miami

On November 3rd, the LUCKYRICE Feast returns to Miami to help raise money for Hurricane Irma relief efforts through a massive culinary showcase at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. With the help of more than 20 of the city’s hottest Asian and Asian-inspired restaurants and bars, LUCKYRICE will donate the night’s proceeds to their charitable partner, Feeding South Florida, and their presenting sponsor, Suntory Whisky, will match all proceeds in an additional donation. Pao by Paul Qi, Hakkasan, Katsuya, and Etaru are a few of the night’s participating vendors. Essential to each LUCKYRICE Feast across the country is the culinary fabric of the host city. In the spirit of Miami, the menu will feature classic Asian favorites like a rich Japanese curry alongside innovative fusions with a Latin twist including a Chinese pork belly atop a tostone. And as with all LUCKYRICE events, spirits will flow. Guests will stay hydrated with Suntory Toki highballs, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, and Asahi Beer while they make their way around the night’s jam-packed, walk-around tasting menu. Tickets to this year’s LUCKYRICE Miami Feast are $88 for General Admission and $150 for VIP Access. To purchase tickets to LUCKYRICE Miami, please visit

 Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and 23rd Make-A-Wish Ball

 Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami are proud to announce the 23rd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Performing will be Alisan Porter, winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar will return as celebrity emcee of The Ball, which is chaired by philanthropist Shareef Malnik. The theme of this year’s ball is “Mystical Music Box,” inspired by enchantment, majestic animals and fantasy.The event this year will be headlined by international rock star Lenny Kravitz. The official after-party, the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11EVEN MIAMI, Downtown Miami’s 24/7 ultra-club will be held immediately following the Ball at theInterContinental® Miami featuring Snoop Dogg, along with a runway fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue Brickell City Centre. Tickets for the Nightclub are $125 in advance and $150 at the door, but for those already attending the Ball prior, there is no charge. There will be a complimentary open bar and elegant evening attire is required. Tickets for the Nightclub may be purchased here.