MIAMI, FL – JULY 22: Leighton Meester attends Sunglass Hut MADE FOR SUMMER during SWIMMIAMI on July 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Sunglass Hut)

On July 22, the delightful Leighton Meester shared her favorite sunnies for summer at Lincoln Road’s Sunglass Hut Flagship store during her #MADEFORSUMMER event. Known as the fan-favorite, Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, Meester is now starring in Fox’s hit show Making History and loving every moment.

Some her favorite picks for the season included: Ray Ban’s Emma Style (exclusively at Sunglass Hut), Michael Kors Gold Aviators, and Dolce & Gabbana Oversized Round frames.

Swim Week Sizzles

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

South Beach came alive once again this July, as the swimwear industry’s most highly anticipated event returned. Fans of sun, skin and designer swimsuits delighted in five days of fabulous fun and fashion. From runway shows at the Setai to the Funkshion tents, guests enjoyed a weekend filled with fun and style.

Style Saves Hosts 7th Annual Style Saves Swim

Style Saves hosted its 7th annual fashion show, Style Saves Swim, at the Setai Miami Beach. Over 500 guests enjoyed a spectacular showcase with styles from Alice and Olivia, iShine365, Two Piece Mafia, and Kendra Scott. The most refreshing part of the show was that pieces from each collection were modeled by women of all shapes and sizes. At the end of the show, each model sported a bathing suit with the words “love your body,” a perfect ending to a great evening. All funds raised during Style Saves Swim supported its Back-to-School event, offering students the opportunity to “shop” uniforms, accessories, and school supplies in a department store-style environment before heading back to school. This benefits more than 3,000 students from organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Educate Tomorrow, Hope For Miami, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and many more.

 

Seafolly and MAAJI

Australian swimwear brand, Seafolly celebrated its inaugural Miami Beach Swim Week appearance along with Swim Week favorite,

MAAJI.  The “Colombian Magic Meets Australian Summer” themed runway show at The Setai opened up with Seafolly’s Summer 2017 collection and closed with MAAJI’s return to Colombian roots magic. The mix of vibrant colors and whimsical patterns created the most enjoyable shows during Swim Week. Guests sipped champagne provided by Chandon California as models, including former Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler Morales and Thais Martins, strutted down an illuminated pink runway. The shows wrapped up with an after party featuring a concert by Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian group ChocQuibTown that had guests dancing on the runway. 

Seafolly Summer 2017

 

MAAJI Summer 2017

 

 

MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 10: Giancarlo Stanton arrives at the T-Mobile Presents Derby After Dark at Faena Forum on July 10, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for T-Mobile)

By:  Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore      

On Monday, July 10th, T-Mobile celebrated the 2017 MLB All-Star Week with T-Mobile presents Derby After Dark

 hosted by Giancarlo Stanton (Miami Marlins) at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach. The exclusive invite-only

 event following the T-Mobile Home Run Derby featured a headlining performance by DJ Irie, as well as

 appearances on the magenta carpet by athletes, VIP guests, and fans.  The event was a family affair for

 actor Miles Teller as he arrived on the magenta carpet with his family and friends, including girlfriend

 Keleigh Sperry and parents Merry and Mike Teller.

The Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay happily posed for photos on the magenta carpet in a flouncy magenta dress by Naven. The charismatic and gorgeous attorney wouldn’t reveal her final choice but did mention how thrilled and excited she is and that she can’t wait to just go out in public with her fiancée, to walk her dog together and just grab a cup of coffee. She also told this writer how difficult it has been for her to say “goodbye” to each contestant and what a whirlwind opportunity the show has provided her.

 Close friends, Christina Milian and Karrueche danced to the beats of DJ Irie at Giancarlo Stanton’s table.

Also spotted were MLB players Charlie Blackmon (Colorado Rockies), Nelson Cruz (Seattle Mariners), A.J.

Ramos (Miami Marlins), Miguel Sanó (Minnesota Twins), Luis Severino (New York Yankees), Justin Turner (Los

 Angeles Dodgers), and NFL player Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) who came out to support event

 host Giancarlo Stanton (Miami Marlins) and celebrate T-Mobile’s efforts to give fans more ways than ever to

 #ScoreUnlimited baseball during MLB All-Star Week.

In addition to the aforementioned, notable guests at T-Mobile’s stellar celebration included: Trap Beckham (Def Jam Recordings Artist), Billy Brown (How To Get Away With Murder), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Keleigh Sperry (Model), Karrueche Tran (Claws), Charlie Blackmon (Colorado Rockies), Nelson Cruz (Seattle Mariners), A.J. Ramos (Miami Marlins), Ryen Russilo (ESPN), Miguel Sanó (Minnesota  Twins), Luis Severino (New York Yankees), Justin Turner (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

 

Andre Berto, Tenlle Joy, Michael Capponi, Carole Radziwill, Adam Kenworthy, Andro Nodarse-Leon and Shalimar Rivera

By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Michael Capponi celebrated his 45th birthday and the grand opening of his latest project, the El San Juan Beach Club in grand style with a weekend extravaganza filled with parties, decadent food, award-winning entertainment, celebrities and surprises.  Not one to do anything small, Capponi (the human “Swiss Army Knife”) has celebrated his past birthdays with thousands of his closest friends in a treehouse mansion on Nygard Cay, an airplane hangar, a 150 foot yacht, alongside Donna Karan at famed nightclub, Capitale in New York,  and at mansion after mansion after mansion. His parties are typically themed-from 007 to Alice in Wonderland to 1930s to masquerade- which requires his stylish guests to scramble for a costume in the spring. Well worth the effort, Capponi’s parties are the talk of the season.

It came as no surprise that the festivities over Memorial Weekend and the El San Juan Hotel and Beach Club, were nothing short of spectacular. In a recent social media post, Capponi wrote, “No one plans to fail, he just fails to plan.” One can say that his impeccable planning throughout his projects, from his years as a nightlife impresario, to his charity efforts in Haiti to his successful construction and development corporation to this latest project at the El San Juan Hotel- Capponi’s strategic vision leads to success and all who are lucky to know him reap the benefits.

Joining Capponi for the three day celebration were seasoned nightlife impresario, Eric Milon, Capponi’s partner at the Deck at Island Gardens and partner/co-creator for the El San Juan Beach Club, and Puerto Rico nightlife guru and Brava Nightclub owner, Shimmy Mchugh, models, Victoria’s Secret Angels, Socialites and celebrities: Jencarlos Canela, Real Housewife of New York City Carole Radziwill, Andre Berto and Amber Arbucci.

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The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Restaurant Festival Presented by Modelo Especial

On Thursday, June 15th, The Philadelphia Restaurant Festival returns! Enjoy live entertainment with amazing food & drinks from your favorite Philadelphia restaurants at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

3+ Hours of non-stop action. Dozens of fantastic restaurants. One delicious night at an affordable price.

Indulge on hand-crafted masterpieces of culinary expertise from top local restaurant chefs while sipping distinguished wines, craft beers, craft cocktails and spirits selections while enjoying great live entertainment. Sample your way through the customer craft beer and cocktail garden. For general admission tickets visit: http://www.restaurantfestival.com/philadelphia and enter discount code “SOCIALHOLIC50” to receive 50% off tickets.

Don’t Miss: National Rosé Day

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 3 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

Moët & Chandon Imperial

Champagne on ice.  Moët & Chandon launches Moët Ice Imperial, the first-ever champagne designed especially to be enjoyed over ice. Since then, this new style of drinking one of the most classic and revered wines has taken off across the category, with brands vying to create their own variations. This summer, Moët will debut its newest expression, launching nationally, Moët Ice Imperial Rosé (SRP: $79.99/www.melandrose.com) As restaurants and bars begin to release their seasonal drink menus, expect to see this traditional beverage now more than ever – served on the rocks.

 

Enjoy National Rosé Day at Nikki Beach

The National Rose Day Edition on June 10th – features $5 glasses, a Ladyfingers Popsicle collab, Frose, and the ultimate Saturday hang where you can sip in the sunshine with your toes in the sand. Drink Pink at Nikki Beach on June 10th and every Saturday with rosé by the glass for $5 and Bottles of rosé for $25. For National Rose Day, Nikki Beach will also be collaborating with Ladyfings popsicles to offer $2 Lychee Rosewater popsicles to swirl in your glass for an extra fresh sip. Also new will be Frose, the perfect slushy accompaniment to a Saturday hang. Spend the afternoon sipping rosé, dining on light bites from Nikki Beach’s lunch menu and feasting on sunset specials from 4 – 6pm, while dancing and soaking up the endless sunshine. The vibe is Côte d’Azur chic as the DJ spins happy house music. A Miami Beach landmark since1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with its South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers and iconic white daybeds and teepees. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL. Lunch is served from noon until 6:00 p.m., including a wonderful Sunset Special menu from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

 

Kiki on the River Also Toasts National Rosé Day

The Miami River’s hottest new eatery, Kiki on The River, will be celebrating National Rose Day with the ultimate ode to summer. From noon till 4pm, Kiki will offer a special selection of a dozen East and West Coast oysters and a bottle of Whispering Angel for $49.95. Gather some friends for the ultimate riverfront celebration, enjoy a glass of Frose ($14), and partake of menu offerings like Mezedes (shared plates) and salads that entice with plates of Saganaki made with lightly fried Kefalorgraviera, and the classic Greek salad made with tomatoes and topped with a plank of creamy feta. The extensive raw bar stocks an assortment of oysters, shrimp cocktail, ceviche and a tuna tartar made with kalamata olives and avocado puree.

Heralding a new dining experience on the Miami River, Kiki on the River, is Miami’s newest indoor/outdoor new dining destination. Romantic and contemporary, the riverside restaurant embraces the hospitality and spirit of the Greek islands with the service and style of a romantic island garden restaurant & lounge. Kiki is a passion project by nightlife pro Roman Jones, former Philippe Chow Miami managing partner, Aris Nanos, hospitality executive Lee Lyon and  Mark Lehmkuhl of Ghosthouse Creative Group. Serving lunch and dinner daily, and a lively weekend brunch, Kiki offers a selection of time-honored Greek favorites and innovative dishes, all made from scratch in-house. Jones wants to honor the life of the Miami River, with that sense of meticulously-scuffed elegance that only a windswept island can provide.

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