Miami Cares for Puerto Rico

Together with Haute Living, Michael Capponi, Global Empowerment Mission and Karla Dascal, wellness entrepreneur and founder of the Sacred Space Miami, are uniting the city with a “Miami Cares for Puerto Rico” fundraising event at The Sacred Space Miami on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. Celebrity guests Carlos Ponce and Jencarlos Canela will be in attendance, who have both been active proponents in helping Puerto Rico. The night will include a presentation of the efforts that have been and are currently going on in Puerto Rico.  GEM along Caribbean Resilience Systems and affiliated groups such as We Do Better and various groups have marshalled over 4 million pounds of aid.  100% of proceeds from this event will go to support logistics and shipping to Puerto Rico. Guests will also enjoy live music, entertainment, open bar where guests will sip on DON Q Puerto Rican Rum, passed bites courtesy of Grown, and a live auction at the end of the evening. Tickets are $100 each and will go straight to GEM to benefit Puerto Rico—guests are also encouraged to donate more money if they’d like, as every penny counts to help someone’s life in this time of need. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.



Miami New Times’ Iron Fork

For the last decade, Miami New Times’ blockbuster Iron Fork has drawn thousands to downtown Miami to enjoy some of the most interesting and exotic cuisine ever sampled in these parts. To celebrate our decade of decadence, Iron Fork partners with Sunshine Provisions and The Miami Rescue Mission with a special OFF THE MENU twist, experience the secret menu items that are not always available at our favorite local spots. The event, presented by The Miami New Times, was selected as one of the top 100 events in South Florida consecutively for the last Four years by Biz Bash. This year, on October 5, thousands of diners and food lovers from across Greater Miami will gather at The Hyatt Regency— the staple venue in downtown Miami — to watch our city’s finest chefs go pot-to- pot in a sizzling showdown for supremacy. Also, once again this year, one of the area’s most celebrated chefs and a member of the famed “Mango Gang,” Allen Susser, will oversee the competition.The winner will receive the prestigious Iron Fork Award, signifying the area’s top toque. Some of the past winners of Iron Fork include Chefs Todd Erickson, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Daniel Serfer, Timon Balloo, and tag team Sean Brasel and Dustin Ward in 2016.  For tickets visit:


Chefs 4 Neighbors

Join National Hotel’s Executive Chef Matthew McDonald and South Florida’s top chefs on Wednesday, October 11th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Chefs 4 Neighbors, a culinary tasting event to help victims in communities affected by devastating back-to-back hurricanes.


K-Beauty: Great Affordable Skincare

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 30 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

Bringing 100+ NEW and EXCLUSIVE trendsetting products straight to you, CVS Pharmacy has partnered with popular K-Beauty expert Alicia Yoon, founder of influential K-Beauty e-retailer, Peach & Lily, to curate the selection. In addition to Miami, K-Beauty HQ is available nationally at 2,100 CVS Pharmacy stores and on – bringing world of K-Beauty to more locations than any other retailer in the world.

One of our favorite K-Beauty brand products includes Amarte Skin Care. They have created the Aqua Mist Toner ($67), an uplifting antioxidant citrus spray that delivers an instant complexion boost while restoring skin’s pH balance. Its brightening formula uses botanical ActivExtracts® like arbutin to clarify and soften, all while toning and hydrating even the most sensitive skin. Instead of the product being absorbed by cotton, Aqua Mist Toner is specifically designed to be sprayed directly on to your face, neck and décolleté so your skin gets all the love! What’s more is that the mist can also be used as a makeup setter and to clean makeup brushes!


Tenth Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Corporate Luncheon

The highly-anticipated Tenth Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Corporate Luncheon, presented by STARR Events, will take place on Wednesday, September 27, from 11am–2pm, when the museum will open its doors to South Florida’s most influential business leaders, in honor of their vital support of the arts in South Florida. PAMM Corporate Honors will be awarded to Publix Super Markets Charities, and all funds from the Luncheon will be donated to the museum’s art and education outreach programs.  Individual tickets are available for $500.

For event and ticket information, visit or contact Christopher Pastor at 786 345 5633 or


10th Annual International Dermatology It’s All About the Kids 

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the young professionals group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, is hosting its 10th Annual International Dermatology It’s All About the Kids signature event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 30 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach. FOSJ will be recognizing community activist and philanthropist, Wendy Grant, with the “Stephan Gutierrez Award.” The event will feature a tasting menu and cocktails, as well as entertainment by Cuban music sensation, Jacob Forever. Event hosts include Pamela Silva Conde from Univision Network’s news-magazine show Primer Impacto and CBS4’s, Eugene Ramirez.


The 2nd annual Heart in Hand Awards

For the second year, No More Tears will honor five women who are shaping our community and raising awareness of the domestic violence and human and sex trafficking issue that deeply affects South Florida. The 2nd annual Heart in Hand Awards will take place Sunday, October 1, 2017 at noon at EAST, Miami.

Honorees Christina Getty, Eva Hughes, Kathryn Mikesell, Meg Daly and Yolanda Berkowitz have been chosen for their leadership and contributions in the following categories: Activist, Artist, Philanthropist, Influencer and Pioneer.

Tickets for the Heart in Hand Awards are $200 ;For more information and to buy tickets, visit To learn more about No More Tears and how you can help, visit or call (954) 324-7669.

South Florida Comes Together to Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 19 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

by: Maryanne Salvat

Bowlmor AMF Donates to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services

Bowlmor AMF, the world leader in bowling entertainment, will raise funds at the more than 300 centers nationwide, with proceeds benefitting the American Red Cross’ disaster relief services. Additionally, Bowlmor AMF will match donations up to $50,000. To support the fundraiser, Bowlmor AMF is asking guests who visit one of Bowlmor AMF’s 300+ centers in the United States and Canada to make a donation to help the victims of this year’s devastating hurricane season.

As the largest bowling entertainment company in the world, Bowlmor AMF puts an innovative spin on the typical bowling experience with centers that feature modern, stylish décor, upscale amenities, and deliciously inventive menus. Bowlmor AMF’s bowling centers provide the perfect setting for every occasion, from first-class family nights and birthday celebrations to unforgettable holiday parties and corporate events.

For more information, visit,, and



Hurricane Irma Keys Relief Benefit

Michael Capponi and ORA would like to invite you all to one of their many grassroots initiatives underway to aid Florida Keys residents post Hurricane Irma. They will be hosting a benefit this Friday, September 22nd at ORA Miami. This is a great cause to help your fellow Florida Keys neighbors immediately on the ground. They are collecting $30 donations at the door, 100% of Irma bottle packages sold at $1,500 per and 10% off all table sales will benefit this fund.

Email to for more details or visit: for more details

#globalempowermentmission #oramiami #hurricaneirma



South Florida Migrant Farmer Community Fundraiser

Sacred Space founder, Karla Dascal and her partner, Gingi Beltran are raising funds to help the migrant farmer community, which was gravely impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Already among the poorest members of South Florida’s residents, these farmers have lost their homes as well as the crops that bring them employment and feed their families.  Due to the destruction, there will be no harvest for at least a year and no means of income for these workers. Consider helping these people who are in desperate need.

To make a donation, follow this link: 

The Sacred Space has generously agreed to match donations up to $5,000. No amount is too small or great. The deadline for donations is Friday, September 22, 2017.



Irma Relief at EAST, Miami 

EAST, Miami, a lifestyle hotel & residences at Brickell City Centre is pleased to announce that it has officially reopened for service. Its signature restaurants Quinto La Huella and Sugar will open its doors as well. While other hotels and businesses in the Brickell area are unfortunately still closed, EAST, Miami received little damage from the storm, and is now accepting existing and new reservations.

In efforts to help support Hurricane Irma Relief, Sugar will be donating $2 per each specialty “Irma Relief” cocktail ($16) sold to Feeding South Florida. The cocktail includes Plymouth Gin, St. Germain, Muddled Apple, Aloe, Pineapple and Lime Juice.



RedBike Studios and Convoy of Hope Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 23, RedBike Studios will host a special indoor cycling ride. 100% of the proceeds from these rides will be donated to Convoy of Hope. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team has served 10 cities in Florida by providing much-needed food, water and other emergency relief supplies. They are working with local partners in the area to distribute these supplies and serve hurricane survivors in need. In Florida, they have already served more than 8,000 people and distributed 200,000+ pounds of supplies. A special thanks to all of the community partners: Crossbridge Brickell, RedBike Studios, and Pipeline Workspaces. The event will begin at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at RedBike Studios Brickell 1399 Southwest 1st Avenue #102, Miami, Florida 33130.




VEZA SUR Brewing Co. and Islamorada Beer Co. Join Forces for the Keys

VEZA SUR Brewing Co. has partnered with Islamorada Beer Co. and the charity, GottaLuvThem (, in collecting donations to help out the victims of Hurricane Irma in the Keys. People who want to help raise funds can go directly to their GoFundMe page: VEZA SUR Brewing Co. will also be collecting donations of non-perishable items, toiletries, water, first aid kits, etc. at the brewery from now until September 30th. Customers who donate two items or more will receive a Chopp on the house. 


List of items VEZA SUR is collecting:

  • Canned / Non-Perishable Food
  • Bottled Water or Gatorade
  • Bleach
  • Toiletries (e.g. soap,shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Baby Care (e.g. Diapers & Baby Wipes)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • First Aid Kits


Miami Design District Community Event: Give Thanks, Give Back, Be Stronger as a Community

Miami has had a rough week. With Hurricane Irma leaving a lot of us perhaps very stressed out, cramped up with family members and friends, powerless and in some cases without A/C. The Miami Design District would like to give Miami residents a reason to get out of the house, enjoy some much-needed relaxation and give back to the community while surrounded by the Design District’s public art works, Flotsam & Jetsam and Jungle mural.

Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza will host We Will #atMDD, a free community event this Friday, September 22nd from 6 – 9 PM. Guests will be treatedto a night of complimentary food, drinks, Wi-Fi and entertainment, including pizza provided by Harry’s Pizzeria and a sunset yoga session taught byAhana Yoga’s Dawn Feinberg. The event is free and open to the public with RSVP at the link here, however suggested donations of $20 will be welcomed to benefit Hurricane Irma relief efforts.



PAMM Teams Up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade For Hurricane Relief

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and Feeding South Florida to collect much needed supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Bring in items to PAMM through September 26, 2017 and receive free admissionduring regular museum hours.

Items needed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade:


Baby products

Hygiene products

Non-perishable food, easily opened

Clothes and shoes for children and teenagers

Bug spray


Items needed by Feeding South Florida:

Peanut butter

Cereal (hot & cold)


Rice Beans

Canned vegetables

Canned meals

Canned soups

Canned tuna & meat

Fruit cups



Through September 26



Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132


PRICE: Receive free admission during regular museum hours when you bring a donation item. Open to the public.



Miami Spice 2017
Now in its 16th year, the Miami Spice Restaurant Program produced by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau(GMCVB) offers visitors and locals an accessible way to experience more than 250 of the finest restaurants in the region, including 55 new participants in 2017. Miami Spice kicked-off August 1st and will run through September 30th with dining deals that include lunch and brunch priced at $23 per person and dinner priced at $39 per person. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; alcohol, tax, tip and service charges are excluded. This year’s sponsors include Citibank®, Lyft, Chandon California, Fiji Water, Stella Artois, Terrazas de los Andes, Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Bulleit Bourbon and Zacapa Rum.

To spice up the second half of the program, participating restaurants are offering new takes on their Miami Spice menus. Among the restaurants launching new Miami Spice menus in September are Atlantikós, BLT Prime, BLT Steak, Blue Collar, Bulla Gastrobar, Candela Gastrobar, EDGE Steak & Bar, Fooq’s, Hakkasan, Komodo, Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann, Lure Fishbar, Matador Room, Meat Market Miami Beach, Mignonette Uptown, Monty’s Coconut Grove, Novecento, Ortanique on the Mile, Pao by Paul Qui, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, Son Cubano, StripSteak by Michael Mina, The Forge, TUYO and Toro Toro. For a full list of participating restaurants, Miami Spice menus and special events, please visit

Hurricane Irma Relief at Doheny Room

Beat the cabin fever while helping in hurricane relief efforts at the Doheny Room at the Delano. The party takes place Saturday September 16 at 10 p.m. The $20 door charge includes open Tito’s bar from 10 p.m. – midnight.   All proceeds of sales will benefit hurricane Irma clean up efforts
Music will be by Lokahontas x Goodgyldani

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill Re-launches Summer Specials and Happy Endings 

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill is re-launching its popular summer promotion this month, the summer fixe menu. Offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular à la carte menu, the summer fixe menus highlight some of The Butcher Shop’s signature dishes and offers a two course lunch option for $16 and three course dinner menu for $29. Promotion will run through the end of September. 

 Happy Endings, The Butcher Shop’s new late night happy hour takes place from 10pm to close every Sunday through Thursday and features discounted bites, $6 select cocktails and $6 select drafts.  New cocktails include: Ancho Lime Margarita (photo attached) – Tromba tequila, ancho lime syrup, orange liqueur, DR Dark & Stormy – Atlantico rum, lime juice and Fever Tree ginger beer, Dry Heat – Bombay dry gin, passion fruit, jalapeño and Texan Spritz – Tito’s vodka, Campari, St Germaine and sparkling wine.


Labor Day Specials at Ariete

The creative minds behind Ariete, restaurateur Jason Odio and Executive Chef Michael Beltran, have curated the perfect Labor Day Happy Hour. Ariete – not typically open on Mondays – will open its doors in honor of Labor Day on Monday, September 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Patrons will enjoy all-day Happy Hour specials such as $2 oysters, $10 Chug Burgers and $3 Fritas, as well as special pricing on other delicious favorites including grilled chicken wings, smoked fish dip and more. Select cocktails will be available for $7, along with $5 beers and a special Labor Day punch for $6. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133.


Take a LYFT this Labor Day

As we head towards Labor Day, Lyft took a look at the top destinations Miamians and its visitors had been headed to this summer. “The increase we saw in Lyft ridership this summer shows that people are more interested in the convenience and ease of the ridesharing industry than ever before,” said Samuel Cohen, general manager of Lyft Florida.

As it turns out, airports, tourist spots, shopping locations, and more all made the list of Top 10 Lyft Destinations in Miami This Summer. The list follows.

  1. Miami International Airport
  2. Fort Lauderdale Airport
  3. Aventura Mall
  4. Walmart Supercenter (3200 NW 79th St)
  5. Bayfront Park
  6. Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  7. Marlins Park
  8. Department of Motor Vehicles at The Village Flea Market
  9. University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center
  10. Miami-Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

Source: Lyft

Available statewide across Florida, Lyft, the fastest-growing on-demand transportation service in the United States, has already given more rides this year than all of 2016 and provides over 1M rides a day.  The rideshare app has unveiled new rider options, to include Lyft Line, Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV, to create a completely customizable passenger experience.


Craft Beer 5K Run

The Tank Brewing Company is joining forces with Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Miami Marathon, to bring the first ever Craft Beer 5K Run to South Florida. The race is open to everyone –including runners and beer lovers of all kinds– and will depart from The Tank Brewing Co. on Saturday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. The net proceeds of the Run will benefit two South Florida-based nonprofit organizations, Amigos For Kids, an organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and strengthening families, and Live Like Bella Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.

The post-race celebrations will include a festival with local breweries offering a sampling of their brews, food by-the-bite, live music, and games.  Participating breweries include The Tank Brewing Company, MIA Beer Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, J. Wakefield Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood Brewing, 26 Degree Brewing Company and Miami Brewing Company. Training runs will be coordinated at all participating breweries from now until race day.

Supporting sponsors and partners include Ryder, MBF Healthcare Partners, Gold Coast Distributors, Altadis U.S.A. Premium Cigar, Goya Foods, Crown Wine and Spirits, Professional Bank, Republica, and Ocean Mazda. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact

Those interested in registering for the South Florida Craft Beer Run, should visit  The $30 registration fee includes race t-shirt, medal, and one complimentary beer, along with other swag. For an additional $10 donation, participants will receive a pair of Live Like Bella commemorative socks to sport on race day.

Guests are invited to share photos and comments using #SFLCraftBeerRun and #SipAndDiscuss on The Tank’s social channels: @TheTankBrewing on Instagram, The Tank Brewing Company on Facebook, and @TheTankBrewing on Twitter, as well as the corresponding social channels of all participating breweries.  



Keep Your Summer Glow with Clarins and Oka-B!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 22 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

Sun-Kissed by Clarins

As summer slips by- maintain that sun-kissed skin into the fall with Clarins gorgeous summer collection.   The stunning  Bronzing and Blush compact and the summer-inspired eyeshadow palette will enhance your summer glow. The waterproof gold and copper eye liners are silky and flattering to perfectly highlight the eyes while you splash in the pool and ocean.  Be sure to protect your skin with Clarins tinted sunscreen- with a light, smooth finish, it covers any imperfections while protecting your face from any harmful rays. Look to Clarins to make this summer, one of endless beauty.




Let’s Extend Summer with Oka-B Foot Candy

Recently featured on Good Morning America Oka-B offers an array of comfortable, color-fast sandals for all seasons. Part of the Okabashi Brand, Oka-B was launched by the Irvani family in 2006 first as a spa and gift boutique item, and since then, they have expanded into jelly flats, wedges, and even international distribution! Filling her father’s proverbial shoes, Sarah Irvani will be taking the helm as CEO of Oka-B, leading the women-centric team dedicated to bringing you fashionable, functional styles. Whether you’re hiking a backwoods trail, strolling the boardwalk, or enjoying a night on the town, Oka-B are shoes you and your feet can feel good about. Visit for more information on these durable designs.