shackShake Shack Philadelphia Collaboration with Chef Marc Vetri

by: Maryanne Salvat

Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati and Philly’s own chef Marc Vetri have joined forces for the greater good with a great burger.  From June 6 through June 15, Philly Shack patrons,  University City, Center City, and King of Prussia, can enjoy the Carbonara Burger a 100% all-natural Pat LaFrieda Angus beef patty topped with crispy bacon, pecorino cheese, a sunny-side-up egg, and black pepper ($6.75).  A $1 contribution from every Carbonara Burger sold will go to The Vetri Foundation to help further its mission to help children experience healthy living and eating. So go get your Shake Shack  on and eat a Carbonara Burger for the greater good!

alex-lemonade-standBy: Maryanne Salvat 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand National Lemonade Days! 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, will commemorate a milestone in their history, 10 years of fighting childhood cancer, with the return of National Lemonade Days, June 6 through 8.  This summer will mark 10 years since 8-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) challenged the nation to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer cures, one cup of lemonade at a time. The Foundation will once again invite volunteers across the country to host lemonade stands over the course of three days to continue Alex’s mission and bring renewed attention to the fight against childhood cancer. Following in the footsteps of Alex Scott, the Foundation encourages volunteers everywhere to participate in National Lemonade Days, including many stands held by children. During National Lemonade Days, ALSF offers support to all volunteers who sign up to host lemonade stands. In addition to having access to a member of the Foundation’s staff to help with any lemonade stand needs, Lemonade Days participants also receive a limited edition box while supplies last. The box consists of materials to assist in the fundraising process including: a 2ft X 3ft ALSF banner, thank you notes, stickers, balloons, posters, adult and child speaking points and a pre-paid return envelope for proceeds. This year the Foundation will also launch a social media campaign to encourage support across the country and world to utilize the hashtag #OneCupAtATime. All participants, whether they host a lemonade stand, visit a stand, or encourage others to do so, will utilize the hashtag to show their support for the Foundation on twitter, instagram, Facebook and more. For more information on National Lemonade Days, and to sign up to host a lemonade stand, visit:  



coorsSoccer Party Presented  by Coors Light 

To celebrate the biggest soccer tournament of the summer Coors Light is throwing a lively soccer party and inviting those over 21-years-old on Saturday, May 31 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Courtyard, Shops at Midtwon.  Miami’s own artist, Lebo, will be in attendance to paint the bodies of Coors Light models in colors reminiscent of the USA, Colombia, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Uruguay, and attendees are encouraged to take photos with the models.  Additionally, body painters will be on standby to paint party-goers their own game face. Attendees are invited to take part in games and activities, and there will be a chance for them to take home exciting giveaways throughout the night.  Super fans will also be able to sign up to win a chance at a trip to watch the final game from their favorite team’s home country.* Samba dancers are scheduled to perform at 9:00 p.m. ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard will host.






3rd Annual Claws for Kids claws

On Sunday, June 1, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will celebrate the 3rd Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab Miami Beach. The event will kick off with at 11:30 a.m. with a reception, followed by brunch at 12:30 p.m. All event proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s state-of-the-art South Beach location. Entertainment will be provided by Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainer of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment. “Claws for Kids” committee members include Goldberg, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade former Board President Olga Guilarte, Gian Traina, Judy Kramer, Kaleena Mayan, Lou Esquerdo, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Executive Board Member Mark Walker, M.D., Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board of Directors Member Rudy Lleonart, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board of Directors Member Susan Geiger, Vanessa M. Bertran and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Executive Board Member Yuni Navarro. For more information about sponsorships, underwriting or tickets, contact Kati Foley at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at

peter of londonBy: Maryanne Salvat 

Peter of London Celebrates 40 years of Beautiful Styling

May marks the 40th anniversary of local South Florida beauty icon, Peter of London. The salon has been running successfully for decades. As part of this year’s anniversary celebration, Peter of London has organized a “40 Years of Beauty” event on Thursday, May 22, for their most valued customers and friends. A night dedicated to beauty and fashion. During the event, attendees will enjoy a Royal Fashion Show showcasing the evolution of fashion over the past four decades. Peter of London’s stylists will select a model and give them a complete transformation featuring the look of a particular era. Guests will also enjoy live music and exciting prizes; For more information visit:




FriedtrueforsponsorsFried & True at PAMM

On Tuesday, May 27, join PAMM for an exclusive dinner event on the waterfront terrace celebrating “Fried & True“, a new culinary adventure from Lee Brian Schrager with Adeena Sussman, featuring a foreword by Whoopi Goldberg with more than 50 recipes for America’s best fried chicken and sides.Preview recipes, showcased by Stephen STARR Events from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. On-site parking as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station /; members $175, non-members: $200 per ticket – includes tax & gratuity. Price includes dinner, sangria, live music and a signed copy of “Fried & True”Space is limited, reservations required or call 305.375.1704.







The Restaurant at the Setai with Veuve Clicquot Champagnesetai

The Restaurant at the Setai presents an exclusive dining experience with a four-course gourmet menu designed by Executive Chef Mathias Gervais with Veuve Clicquot Champagne pairings, hand-chosen by Chef Sommelier Dwayne Savoie. The special evening will be honoring top vintages of Veuve Clicquot Champagnes. This prestigious Champagne house, founded in 1772, is a leading innovator in the industry and continues its time-honored tradition of making “only one quality, the finest.” THE RESTAURANT – Thursday, May 29, Reception 7:30 p.m.; Dinner begins at 8:00 p.m. priced at $150 per person. Seating is limited. Reserve your wine dinner experience today by contacting 305.520.6400 or



summer savings passSummer Savings Pass: Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science, Zoo Miami

Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami will be offering a ‘Summer Savings Pass’ for the sixth year in a row.  The Summer Savings Pass will give buyers unlimited admission to all four attractions throughout the summer!   4 attractions…4 months of fun…1 low price.The Summer Savings Pass will be available for purchase at each of the participating parks beginning on May 19, and will be valid for admission to each of the attractions until September 30, 2014. Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, and Zoo Miami will also have the passes for sale online at their respective websites, and Museum of Discovery and Science will have the passes available by phone at 954.713.0930. At $56 plus tax, per adult and $46 plus tax, per child (ages 3-12), this pass grants unlimited admission through September 30, at Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami. Annual Pass holders of these attractions will be eligible to purchase this pass for only $31 plus tax, per adult, and $21 plus tax, per child. For more information on the Summer Savings Pass visit


Photo:  CAROLINE BOWMAN (Eva); JOSH YOUNG (Che) & SEAN MacLAUGHLIN (Perón) in the National Tour of "EVITA" by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER; the Tony Award®-winning musical directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD; PHOTO CREDIT - Richard Termine; photo call: Tuesday, September 10, 2013; 1:00 PM at the Providence Performing Arts Center; Providence, Rhode Island; Photograph: © 2013 Richard Termine 
PHOTO CREDIT - Richard TermineEVITA at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America are pleased to present the national tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s passionate and elegant masterpiece EVITA. The Tony Award-winning musical will play at the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House for a limited engagement from May 27 – June 1. EVITA closes the Broadway in Miami 2013-2014 subscription season presented by Bank of America. Tickets for EVITA are on sale now and start at $26.00*. For tickets, visit or call the Box Office at 305.949.6722. Groups of 10 or more should call 786.468.2326. 

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 21 - 2014ADD COMMENTS



Cher performed to a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the BB&T center.  According to a fan, the diva “may or may not have suffered a mini-stroke during ‘If I could turn back time’- it was hard to tell.” 

Jennifer Anniston was recently a guest speaker on a beauty panel at the Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach. Will Smith dined at Zuma last week.

By Carlos Aristizabal FH7A0430By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala 

More than 600 guests, including celebrities, attended the 12th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala, co-founded by Daisy Fuentes, at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami on May 17.  Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, feasted on a four-course dinner and bid on auction items such as the Miami Heat Experience – autographed Shane Battier shoes along with 4, suite tickets in the FedEx Suite (center court) during a 2014-2015 regular season game. Celebrities in attendance included well-known television and radio personalities and musicians:  Ana Maria Canseco, Raul Gonzalez, Alberto Sardiñas, Pamela Silva Conde, Jon Secada, Charytin Goyco, among others.  Read the rest here »

Feast of Species and Little Dreams

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 15 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

10-IMG_1084By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention,” was one of our favorite quotes from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The quote was whispered by Sean Penn’s character in the movie, with reference to an elusive snow leopard which he had been waiting to photograph for days. As it turns out, the snow leopard was one of 45 wild creatures who gathered at the Feast of Species on Saturday night at Primary Projects, for a dinner designed to bring attention to the needs of animals. The wild event was hosted by Nicole Davis, founder and senior editor of Red Flag magazine, who was disguised as her favorite bird, the hummingbird and artist, Christina Pettersson in celebration of the eighth edition of Red Flag, which is centered on the theme of animals. The five-year old, nonprofit publication, seeks to “raise awareness about important environmental and social issues as well as gathering a community together around activism both locally and globally.”  Read the rest here »