Swim Week Brazilian Bash

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 4 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

 

Adriana Hubbard, Isabel Fontoura, Christiano Braga, & Priscilla Caiad

Adriana Hubbard, Isabel Fontoura, Christiano Braga, & Priscilla Caiad

By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

With all eyes on Brazil this summer – it came as no surprise that one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim’s most exclusive events was all about Brazilian designers. On the evening of Friday, July 18, the Brazilian Association of Fashion Designers (ABEST), the Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (ABIT), and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) introduced the international fashion community to the new “Brasil Beyond” campaign during an exclusive multi-course seated dinner at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House. This new global brand aims to shatter expectations of traditional Brazilian swim fashions and a select group of the industry’s top insiders joined Miami’s social set for Caipirinha cocktails outside at Soho Beach House’s Cecconi’s restaurant. Read the rest here »

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 4 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Kevin Hart at LIVKevin Hart was spotted at LIV on Sunday night.

Enrique Iglesias stopped by Splitsville Miami (www.splitsvillelanes.com) last week in the Shops at Sunset Place to meet and greet fans while also knocking down a few pins. The #BowlingwithEnrique event was put on by Power 96 and driven by Car2Go – lucky winners were chosen by visiting Splitsville and registering, on-air by Power 96 and by catching DJ Will Calder (@djwillcalder) in a Car2Go around Miami. Amazing Splitsville food, including filet sliders and fresh-made sushi, was paired with Monte Carlo vodka tastings, desserts from Postre Miami and plenty of Enrique Iglesias music to keep all of the lucky winners bowling strikes throughout the night!

BISTRO ONE

By: Maryanne Salvat

Bistro One LR Miami Spice at the Ritz Carlton South Beach

Chef Gihen Zitouni is heating things up at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach for Miami Spice.  The former Top Chef Germany Host is serving up Florida Fare including Iberian Croquetas, Florida Seared Grouper and Key Lime Brulee with a Ritz-Carlton twist.  The Miami Spice special includes a starter, entrée and dessert for $39 through the end of September; for more information visit: www.ritzcarlton.com. 

La Gazzetta Italian Café

La Gazzetta located in Mary Brickell Village serves fresh and light Italian Riviera fares incorporating touches of different International influences. The tapa style portioning of many of the menu items use top quality ingredients, while still offering incredible value to dining patrons. The warm, cozy and fun surroundings are reminiscent of a bustling Italian Cafe of the 1950’s Dolce Vita era. It showcases a spectacular sidewalk Cafe, lushly landscaped and appointed with fountains and outdoor movie theater; ideal to enjoy a weekday Happy Hour with 2 for 1 Martinis. Located right on the strip, La Gazzetta offers some of the best people watching in Miami, and with their fabulous resident DJs as well as high-energy and very friendly staff; for more information visit:www.lagazzettamiami.com.

 

EDEN ROCEden Roc Miami Beach:Everlasting Summer’ Package

For those who aren’t ready to say goodbye to summer just yet, the beautiful and family-friendly, beachfront property, Eden Roc Miami Beach is offering their ‘Everlasting Summer’ package to local Florida residents which offers rates up to 30% off for travel through September 30. The perfect way to make the most of their summer with special savings and perks, this package also includes valet parking and a daily breakfast for two.  Enjoy a day by one of the hotel’s four pools or on the beach. Be sure to try out one of the signature treatments at the state-of-the-art, Elle Spa- we recommend the signature facial- which includes a reflexology massage. Don’t miss a perfect dinner at 15 steps, the Eden Roc’s restaurant, which serves one of the best ribeye steaks in town.*Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or  promotions; Does not apply to existing reservations. Not valid for groups; Complimentary room upgrade at time of check in. Restrictions may apply. Package inclusions have no monetary value; Must show Florida ID; For Reservations visit: www.edenrocmiami.com.

 

 

feastivalFringeArts announces the fifth annual Audi FEASTIVAL will be held on Thursday, September 18. The 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL will expose the region’s most influential business leaders and tastemakers to FringeArts by uniting dynamic and cutting edge artistic performances with world-class restaurants. This year’s event will be held at Penn’s Landing, 1 North Delaware Avenue on the Delaware River waterfront between Market and Chestnut Streets from 7:00-10:00 p.m. More than eight hundred attendees are expected for what promises to be the cultural event of the year. Tickets are now on sale at www.phillyfeastival.com and are $250 for General Admission or $350 for a VIP ticket that allows early access at 6:00 PM as well as admission to the Audi VIP Lounge. Read the rest here »

Thompson Miami Beach Hamptons Take-over

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 25 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Thompson Miami Beach dinner by Seagrape Chef Michelle Bernstein hosted by Lee Brian Schrager, Ricardo Restrepo, Charlie & Lauran Walk

Thompson Miami Beach dinner by Seagrape Chef Michelle Bernstein hosted by Lee Brian Schrager, Ricardo Restrepo, Charlie & Lauran Walk

Thompson Miami Beach, along with Republic Records executive, Charlie Walk, and wife, Lauran Walk, and South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Lee Brian Schrager, along with Ricardo Restrepo, hosted a private dinner in Water Mill, New York to preview the upcoming hotel’s Seagrape restaurant by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein on Sunday, August 17. Nearly 100 notables, including Brian Atwood, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Diane Lieberman, Ken Gorin, Lawrence Bender, Richard Bressler, and Stephanie Hirsch attended the swanky soiree in the Walks’ home.    In addition to several of Bernstein’s signature canapés, guest’s enjoyed a raw bar inspired by Thompson Miami Beach’s beachside locale inside a glamorous tent decorated to mirror the causal glamour designer Martin Brudnizki will infuse into the 380-room hotel that is scheduled to open October 31, 2014. During the party, guests got to sample Seagrape’s dishes and feasted on a dessert station.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 Splashes into Town

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On August - 25 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Mayor Philip Levine poses with Lourdes Hanimian, Catherine Bennett, Red Carter, Monica Wise, Sue Dichio, Jeremy Somers, Katinka Somers, Mara Hoffman and Benny Rosset at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 at The Raleigh on July 17, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

Mayor Philip Levine poses with Lourdes Hanimian, Catherine Bennett, Red Carter, Monica Wise, Sue Dichio, Jeremy Somers, Katinka Somers, Mara Hoffman and Benny Rosset at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 at The Raleigh on July 17, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 took over the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach from July 17-21 for five fun-filled days and nights of splashy parties and sexy swimsuit shows. Mercedes-Benz celebrated the 10th anniversary of MBFW Swim and its collaboration with labels that have shown throughout the last decade by wrapping ten 2015 C-Class cars in custom prints by ten iconic designers. The stunning designer-print wrapped cars welcomed guests to the tents each night, with a rotating selection parked on Collins Avenue. Designers such as: Carmen Marc Valvo, Cia.Maritima, Luli Fama, Beach Bunny, Suboo, We Are Handsome, Mara Hoffman, L*Space by Monica Wise, Red Carter and Nanette Lepore created prints to “dress” the cars. In addition, gorgeous models posed around the pool, donning limited edition cover-ups during the Retrospective Fashion Show during the MBFW Swim kick-off bash on opening night. Read the rest here »

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