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 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:


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 to purchase all tickets or register a team. You may also visit 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 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





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, 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.


Don’t Miss: The Poetry of Music and Design, Texas De Brazil

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 21 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

The Poetry of Music and Design

Maestro Eduardo Marturet and his wife Athina present a tribute concert inspired by Zaha Hadid’s Elastikainstallation, at the Moore Building: “The Poetry of Music and Design”. 

Enjoy an art display by Sandra Muss developed specifically for this occasion and the music of “@Zaha’s Place” composed and dedicated by Maestro Marturet as an homage to the amazing and unforgettable architect. This special event will take place on Sunday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m., at the Moore Building; For tickets contact us at (305) 275-5666 or via EVENTBRITE (


Texas de Brazil- Something for Everyone

Whether you’re on a diet or wanting to splurge,  Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, with locations in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale and Miami) is the perfect place for lunch or dinner. With seemingly endless menu items such as plentiful and delicious meats grilled the authentic gaucho way – over hot wood coals– and/or unlimited visits to the beautifully presented, 60 item seasonal salad area, filled with hot and cold dishes, the possibilities abound.  Made fresh daily, the salad bar selections include gourmet vegetables such as grilled Portobello mushrooms, herbed sweet onions, steamed asparagus with strawberry sauce and Brazilian hearts of palm; spicy surimi sushi, feijoada (black beans), pineapple ‘carpaccio’ drizzled in pesto, soups (lobster bisque is top notch) and an impressive variety of charcuterie and imported cheeses to satisfy every palate and preference.

But the real superstars here are the meats- step aside “Salt Bae!” Texas de Brazil serves the best steaks in town- grilled to perfection.  Ketogenics and Atkins dieters will feel right at home with the unlimited selections, (prime cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage) cooked to order.  Each guest is in control if his/her dining experience with the illustrious red and green cards, which indicate when more cuts of meat should be served, or when a break is needed.  Service is friendly, knowledgeable and extremely attentive.

It comes as no surprise that Texas de Brazil has received countless awards.  The Dadeland location, is a sprawling 6,000 foot, elegant space, complete with a fully-stocked bar. and wine cellar.  Outdoor patio seating is also available.

In short, Texas de Brazil is the perfect place to dine when seeking a garden of plenty.  It’s also a dining destination where guests with different appetites (and diets) can co-mingle in a stylish setting. Salad Area Only pricing begins is $24.99 for dinner and $19.99 for lunch (Varies per location).

Visit to make reservations or for more information.

The 17th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 21 – 25, 2018.  One of America’s most prestigious gourmet gatherings, the Festival has raised more than $26 million to date for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU).  This year’s edition will feature more than 90 events, including signature fan-favorite soirées, an array of new parties and intimate dining experiences, expanded CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series, and much more. Illy Coffee will once again be on-hand to give festival goers a much needed delicious caffeine fix throughout the weekend.

The 17th annual Tribute Dinner presented by Bank of America part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series gets a fresh new format this year, with a star-studded line-up of more than a dozen chefs cooking at this walk-around affair in honor of restaurateur, author and beloved Food Network personality Bobby Flay and Treasury Wine Estates managing director and chief executive officer Michael Clarke.  Top-rated radio host Elvis Duran will serve as the emcee during this not-to-be-missed evening taking place at Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  Also new this year, the celebration will continue at Sweet Moves: Late-Night Desserts & Dancing hosted by Bobby & Sophie Flay with beats by lifestyle guru and popular DJ Hannah Bronfman

Iconic Miami Beach events continue to evolve and tantalize the taste buds of passionate fans from around the world, kicking off with Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Giada De Laurentiis.  The beloved Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons gets a new twist this year, with resident Food Network Rockstar Guy Fieri serving as its host.  Additionally, the music revolution that began last year at the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations expands with the David Grutman Experience spanning both Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25.  The BACARDÍ Beach Party also returns with late-night beats and eats under the Festival’s sparkling white tents on the sand, and the new Beachside BBQ hosted by Michael Symon closes out the weekend on Miami Beach.


The third annual CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series returns with an all-star schedule of events in Broward County, including:


  • Signature Wine Seminars presented by Bank of America, a BBQ Dinner hosted by Chris Lilly and Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Chef Jorge Ramosand Clambake hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Jorge Ramos; all taking place at the brand-new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.
  • The introduction of the Festival’s fan-favorite Lucky Chopsticks hosted by Andrew Zimmern and a Rooftop Rosé Happy Hour hosted by television star, jewelry and shoe designer, True Roots cookbook author and all-around lifestyle guru Kristin Cavallari – who is also a new part-time fixture on the South Florida scene thanks to the addition of husband Jay Cutler to the city’s beloved Miami Dolphins – at the W Fort Lauderdale.
  • Plus, a selection of intimate dinner experiences with renowned chefs and a Grand Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian to top-off the series.


A variety of late-night parties accent the line-up, including returning fan-favorites like Tacos After Dark hosted by Rick Bayless and King’s Hawaiian presents the Taste of Aloha and Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown hosted by Anne Burrell, and new experiences like Midnight Munchies hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten on the Art Deco oasis Española Way featuring special guest DJ Action Bronson round out the midnight owl offerings.


EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE.  For tickets visit or by calling 877.762.3933 (phone sales open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST).