On Thursday, March 8, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet celebrated International Women’s Day with the opening of its gorgeous flagship store in Miami’s premiere shopping destination, the Design District. alice + olivia CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet hosted the colorful soiree alongside Christina Getty, Danié Gómez Ortigoza and Carolina Lindo. Guests including Martha Graeff, Andy Faerman, Kelly Saks, Christie Ferrari, Angeles Almuna, Ginger Harris, Stephanie Pernas, Rachel Zalis, Alicia Peristeris, Daniela Morgenstern, Andrea Minski, Kim Caceres, Tamar Tzubeli, Kier Mellour and Ximena Kavalekas explored the new space designed by renowned interior designer Robert Couturier while enjoying Casamigos Casa Lavender Lemonade, Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas, Casamigos-infused popsicles and music by Coco Hara.
Drawing inspiration from the elegant works of Jean-Michel Frank in the 1930’s, the new alice + olivia Flagship store in Miami is the brand’s first two-level boutique.
The impressive new outpost carries the brand’s complete collection, including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, accessories and the newly launched denim line, AO.LA by alice + olivia. A key location in the Design District will allow the brand to more-extensively cater to the modern and innovative women in Miami. The new alice + olivia store is located at 99 NE 39th Street, Suite 107/207, Miami, FL 33137. Store hours are 11am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday.

The Big Serve Tennis Event

Lace Clips, a Miami-based sporting goods company and Greentouch USA Inc. founded by Jonathan Nussbaum, is thrilled to announce their yearly event, The Big Serve, a professional tennis exhibition and clinic for inner-city youth.  In partnership with the Irie Foundation, Overtown Youth Center, EJ Biggers Foundation, The Lotus House and the City of Miami Beach, the charity event will take place on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Flamingo Tennis Center from 4PM to 7PM. 

This marks the third annual fitness-driven philanthropic event produced by Nussbaum, designed to encourage children to play tennis while educating them about health and nutrition.  On Friday, 650 children from the non-profit organizations will be able to enjoy and participate in four activity stations including meet and greet/autograph opportunities with pro tennis players and other notable local celebrities, an on-site tennis clinic offering lessons from pro tennis players provided by Howie Orllin, a fitness station featuring celebrity personal trainers provided by Ki Hara and local yoga instructors as well as a concession stand courtesy of David’s Café.  Miami’s own DJ Michelle Pooch will be providing the music, to ensure kids have a fun, energetic afternoon to remember.  

Past notable tennis pros include Genie Bouchard, Fabio Fognini, Flavia Pennetta, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Nico Massu and Bob and Mike Bryan. Guests this year can expect players from the ATP and WTA tours. In addition, each child will receive a special gift bag that includes an authentic HEAD tennis racquet and t-Shirt courtesy of Jonathan Nussbaum and other gifts provided by the Burger King McLamore Foundation.  Other sponsors include, Baptist Hospital, Samba Sol, Elite Models, Ishine 365.  For additional information about The Big Serve please visit www.thebigserve.miami


Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Presents The Fourth Annual Art of the Party

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host its fourth annual Art of the Party, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year, on March 17, 2018. Art of the Party 2018 will honor Teresita Fernández, one of today’s leading contemporary artists, and philanthropist Patricia M. Papper. The event, presented by Valentino, will feature three exclusive guest experiences conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, as well as culinary collaborations by STARR Catering Group and Chef Michelle Bernstein. Bringing together cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters, the evening will showcase the world-class museum’s unique architecture and celebrate Miami’s flagship art museum. Funds from Art of the Party directly support the museum’s robust arts education program, the largest program of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County school system.

Art of the Party Chairs are Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez with Susana and Alberto Ibargüen.  

PAMM’s Art of the Party will offer guests three unique experiences from which to choose:

Chef’s Table seated dinner, 6:30pm: Chef Michelle Bernstein and STARR Catering Group will craft a three-course menu for an unforgettable dining experience held for the first time in the transformed M.B. Fernandez Family Galleries. Dinner guests will enjoy a cocktail reception before the evening’s program in celebration of philanthropist Patricia M. Papper and artist Teresita Fernández. Chef’s Table guests are also invited to extend their evening at the Supper Club dinner lounge and Remix after party.

Tables of 10 are available for $25,000. Individual tickets are also available for $2,500 per guest.

Supper Club dinner lounge, 8:30pm: Supper Club offers a one-of-a-kind al fresco dining experience designed by Chef Michelle Bernstein and STARR Events, as well as live entertainment on the picturesque waterfront East Portico. Guests may reserve private seating for up to 10 guests, including dedicated tableside cocktail service. All Supper Club guests are invited to enjoy the Remix after party.

Private lounge seating with butler service is available for $10,000; Individual tickets are also available for $750 per guest or $1,500 per couple.

Remixafter party, 10:30pm: As the evening culminates, the al fresco Supper Club dinner lounge will be transformed into a vibrant dance club. Chef’s Table, Supper Club, and Remix guests will join together for a late night dance party under the stars on the East Portico, enjoying cocktails and decadent desserts.

Individual tickets are available for $125 per guest.   

The evening’s entertainment is presented by Faena. Wines and support for Chef’s Table and Supper Club are generously provided by Kim Crawford.

For more information and to purchase tickets,  visit pamm.org/artoftheparty2018.


Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 3 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), hosted its coveted 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Feb. 10. Presented by Gala Chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, the black-tie affair raised the most funds in all of NWS history, which will go directly towards supporting its fellowship program, its work in the community and innovative programming. The evening also paid tribute to composter Leonard Bernstein in the centennial of his birth with a special performance led by Founder and Artistic Director, Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT)  Read the rest here »

Raves: Clarins SOS Masks

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 1 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

Clarins SOS Masks

If you need a quick fix, look no further – Clarins SOS Masks are the ultimate beauty solution.  With three different options for all of those in need of a ten-minute skin reset – quickly hydrate, purify or nourish your skin! SOS Hydra: The 10-minute moisture fix for dull, tight, thirsty skin—this hydrating face mask contains super-quenching Leaf of Life extract to smooth fine lines, soothe irritations and revive radiance. Refreshing cream-gel formula enhances skin with a healthy-looking glow. SOS Pure: The 10-minute radiance reboot for oily skin—this purifying clay mask contains Alpine Willow Herb to remove impurities, downsize pores and defy shine. Powdery cream-paste texture leaves skin clean, refreshed and glowing—never dry. 

Wine, Women & Shoes 

One of Miami’s most notable fashion events, Wine, Women & Shoes will be celebrating its seventh anniversary! This social event provides an opportunity for women of all generations to slip into their stilettos and join together for shopping and fun with the common purpose of supporting world-class care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This sophisticated event will feature the “Sole Men,” wine tastings, a silent auction, a fashion marketplace and a fashion show.

Friday, March 2, 2018 ∙ 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ∙ JW Marriott Marquis Miami ∙ 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way

Event Co-Chairs
Susanne Birbragher, Suzy Buckley Woodward & Melinda Gonzalez

For more information, contact Marilen Marnett at marilen.marnett@nicklaushealth.org or 786.624.2986. 


Sabah Pop-Up at The Standard Spa Miami Beach

Sabah, the lifestyle shoe brand that celebrates travel, style, and comfort, brings its homegrown hospitality to warmer climates with an in-residence pop up at The Standard Spa in Miami Beach. Now through March 5th, Sabah will be kicking it at The Standard Spa’s ‘Room 38,’ just a stone’s throw from the pool oasis and courtyard haven.

Room 38 will embrace Sabah’s open-door policy, inviting visitors to socialize, drink, and discover the art of craftsmanship behind each and every shoe. Modeled after the collective aesthetic of each Sabah House, Room 38 will be adorned with a colorful wall of handmade, Turkish shoes, displayed in artful fashion, accentuated with Miami flair. Along with a wide variety of shoes available for purchase, Room 38 showcases Sabah’s signature hospitality, inviting guests to mix, mingle, and slip into a private fitting.

To close out the in-residence at Room 38, Sabah will release two unique Babas, the brand’s latest style of backless leather slides, which will be sold exclusively at The Standard Spa Miami Beach. Crafted in collaboration with the Standard’s design team, Sabah’s Baba shoes feature a one-of-a-kind custom leather, hand-sourced from one of the oldest tanneries in Turkey. The limited-edition shoes will launch launch on March 4th and will be available for purchase at retail price of $170, at The Standard Spa.

Sabah Room 38 will take place through Sunday, March 5th at The Standard Spa, located at 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.


Model Volleyball at Resorts World Bimini

Volleyball? Check. Models? Check. Bahamas? Check. Located just 50 miles off the coast of Miami, Resorts World Bimini invites beach volleyball fans to join the winning teams of the Hawkers Model Volleyball Miami Beach Tournament for a rematch at Michael Capponi and Eric Milon’s latest venture, Luna Beach, the resorts newest, lifestyle beach club from March 2 – 4, 2018. With the Model Volleyball Tournament Hotel + Ferry Package travelers can revel in luxe accommodations, round-trip transportation on the FRS Caribbean Ferry and access to all Model Volleyball Tournament events, placing guests in the middle of all the action while basking in the beauty of Bimini’s turquoise waters (and the models). After a day of events, travelers can enjoy their Bahamian escape while unwinding at the adults-only infinity pool and lounge or indulging their appetite at the six on-site restaurants. Those looking to make the most of their trip and on the hunt to discover Bimini bliss can explore the seven-mile island with some of the best boating, diving and fishing in the world. For more information or to reserve visit: www.lunabeachbimini.com.


4th Annual Wings For Wishes Block Party Benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

The 4th Annual Wings For Wishes Block Party will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, behind Sports Grill South Miami. Wings For Wishes is a family-friendly event centered around Sports Grill’s famous Special Grilled chicken wings and raising money to sponsor wishes through Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. The event offers a ‘block party’ format with a savory wing tasting component, in addition to the crowd-favorite wing eating competition. Sports Grill will feature six different tasting stations, allowing patrons to pair their food with a variety of craft beers, wine, and premium spirits provided by Bacardi. A variety of tickets are available for purchase. The Food & Drink Bracelet is $35 and allows access to all tasting stations, beer, wine, and spirits.  The Child Food and Drink Bracelet (Ages 12 and under) is $10 and allows access to all tasting stations and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.  The cost of entry for a Wing Competition Team (4 people) is $200. Each Wing Competition Team will be entered into the Wing Eating Competition. Additionally, each competitor will have access to all tasting stations, beer, wine, and spirits. For access to alcoholic beverages, attendees must be of legal drinking age and show valid identification. Visit http://wingsforwishes2018.eventbrite.com to purchase all tickets or register a team. You may also visit wingsforwishesmiami.com to donate directly to Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 


Zoo Miami: Feast With The Beasts 2018

Zoo Miami Foundation and Zoo Miami are hosting Feast with the Beasts on March 16, 2018 to celebrate wildlife and tantalize your palates with tastes of the most extraordinary dishes created by some of South Florida’s most renowned fine food establishments.  Feast with the Beasts will help support the Zoo Miami Foundation wildlife education and conservation programs on behalf of Zoo Miami. From 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., Feast with the Beasts returns in its 23rd year as one of the best events in town featuring tastes from more than 30 local restaurants & caterers, full open Bacardi bars, wild animal encounters, live entertainment and a fabulous silent auction with trips, sports memorabilia, and jewelry. 

Admission tickets to FWTB are available for $250 and Beastkeeper VIP are $500.  VIP Beastkeeper perks include one-hour early entry into the Main Event path, exclusive Florida Room lounge access from 7 pm to 9 pm, a reserved section in the Hookah Lounge and exclusive restaurant access and animal encounters.  Cocktail attire with a tropical flair is encouraged.  This event is only for adults 21+.  Sponsorship packages are available.  A special drawing for $50/entry will take place to win a trip to Africa for a safari.  Visit www.fwtb.org or call (305) 255-5551 to purchase event or special drawing tickets. General zoo admission is: $22.95/adult, plus tax and $18.95/child (3-12) plus tax.  Children under two, zoo members, and parking are free. Zoo Miami’s hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; last ticket sold at 4 p.m.  For more information visit http://www.zoomiami.org.





The time has come and the wait is over, the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Wonders of Water,” will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water, on March 3 to 11, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. America’s leading floral and garden designers will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms. Guests will enter the show under a canopy of exotic flowers, and marvel at a modernistic, multi-level bamboo waterfall. An ever-shifting rain curtain will guide guests over a “suspended” rope bridge, and through a brilliant green rainforest. The Philadelphia Flower Show has been honored as the best event in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association, competing with events such as the Kentucky Derby Festival, Tournament of Roses Parade, Indianapolis 500 Festival, and other international celebrations. For more information about the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and to purchase tickets, visit theflowershow.com, and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Immerse yourself in the “Wonders of Water”.  Hours of the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. , Sunday, March 4,  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.,  Monday-Friday, March 5-9: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and finally, Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.