blacks galaBy: Maryanne Salvat

20th Annual Blacks’ Annual Gala

One of South Florida’s most prestigious, star-studded charity events will return for its 20th year as Lea and Roy Black and The Mariano Foundation present “The Blacks’ Annual Gala” on Saturday, October 25, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Headlined by legendary singer, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, the event will benefit The Consequences Charity, Teach for America, Breakthrough Miami and other worthy causes that support at-risk youth – a cause “The Blacks’ Annual Gala” has raised several million dollars for over the last two decades. The Andy Warhol-themed event will kick off with celebrity arrivals, including Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Courtney Love and special guest host Ross Mathews of E!, on the black and white checkered “red” carpet featuring a custom step & repeat complete with pop art performers clad in body painted costumes;to purchase tickets or for more information, visit

The Miami Children’s Health Foundation Annual Diamond Ball diamond

On Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m., Miami Children’s Health Foundation will host its annual Diamond Ball and will honor internationally renowned pop artist Romero Britto. Romero Britto will be inducted into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame and will reveal a new logo for Together for the Children, the campaign for Miami Children’s Hospital. This premier signature event will take place at JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami and will pay tribute to Miami Children’s Hospital’s grateful patients, world-class physicians and generous philanthropists. The Diamond ball also helps raise funds to position Miami Children’s as a world leader and global destination for pediatric health and wellness as well as a provider of hope for children everywhere.


YoungArts Launches Outside the BoxOTB_homepage

On October 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the National YoungArts Foundation(YoungArts) will launch Outside the Box, a new series that will feature free performances by YoungArts alumni, including GRAMMY Award-nominated musician Dave Eggar (1987 Winner in Music and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts). Each event in this multi-sensory extravaganza will take place on the YoungArts Plaza, located outside of the Jewel Box on the organization’s Miami campus, and feature different YoungArts alumni. Outside the Box attendees will enjoy tasty treats from favorite neighborhood food and beverage locales, including JugoFresh, Lulu’s and Illegal Bakery, and learn some beneficial yoga moves by Trio Yoga. Event is free and open to the public, RSVP to


Better Days Pop Up Bar Celebrates 30 More Days

Better Days, the independent boutique bar brand launched in August 2014 as the single vision of its creators, Challo Schott and owner Jeronimo Hirschfeld will extend its stay for another 30 days.  Due to the overwhelming response from Miami, Better Days has been able to extend the pop up and will be celebrating with a week of exciting events starting Halloween Weekend. On Monday October 27, Manic Monday 80s night will feature $3 tall boys, followed by “Dead Waiter” night on Tuesday October 28 where Miami’s well deserving service industry members are celebrated and thanked with a 50% discount on all their libations. On Wednesday October 29, Better Days will supply guests with pumpkins and all materials needed for a fun night of pumpkin carving. Devils night will be held on Thursday October 30, followed by a Halloween Zombie Dance Party on Friday October 31. Rounding out the week will be their weekly $3-$5 happy hour from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and their 5-5-5 happy hour on Saturdays, where their featured craft cocktails are $5 for 5 hours beginning at 5:00 p.m.


March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by Goyamarch

One of the area’s most popular annual food and wine charity events, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by Goya, will return for its 17th year on Thursday, October 30. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami. A who’s who of prominent area chefs will prepare their signature dishes created exclusively for the evening, paired with fine wines resulting in a memorable, mouth-watering extravaganza. Following the tasting, there will be a seated dessert and a spirited live auction featuring unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and our very special Fund the Mission. Tables of ten for the event are $3,000, and individual tickets for the event are $300 per person. All proceeds from the event benefit the March of Dimes. For more event information and to purchase tables or tickets, visit:


After Sunset @The Setai

The Setai Miami Beach is spooking it up for this month’s After Sunset @The Setai on Thursday, October 30 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Miami’s most imaginative bartender, Philip Khandehrish, is teaming up with Meat Market’s renowned mixologist Ezra Pattek. Both will be mixing and shakin’ with Ancho Reyes, an Ancho pepper flavored liquor to bring guests Halloween-themed cocktails. In addition, guests can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, specially priced cocktails, wines and champagnes.

Dine de Têtes Surrealiste at Bâoli Miamidali

Sources say that Salvador Dalí is expected to return on October 29 to recreate his infamous “Dine de Têtes Surrealiste” party. Bâoli Miami has decided to warp Wednesday night’s “My Boyfriend is Out of Town” event into an otherworldly “Feast of the Imaginarium.” For more information on this surreal sighting visit: Reservations are highly recommended.


Philly Socialholic: The Barnes Foundation A Feast for the Eyes!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 17 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917. Group of Dancers (Groupe de danseuses), c. 1900. Oil pastel on paper, 22 3/4 x 16 1/8 in. (57.8 x 41 cm). BF121. Photo: © 2012 The Barnes Foundation

Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917. Group of Dancers (Groupe de danseuses), c. 1900. Oil pastel on paper, 22 3/4 x 16 1/8 in. (57.8 x 41 cm). BF121. Photo: © 2012 The Barnes Foundation

Courtesy of The Barnes Foundation:

Assembled by Dr. Albert C. Barnes between 1912 and 1951, the Barnes collection is renowned as one of the finest holdings of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings in the world. The collection also includes important examples of African sculpture, early twentieth-century American painting, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American ceramics, old master paintings, as well as metalwork, jewelry, textiles, and antiquities.

Among its major holdings are: 181 works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (the largest single group of the artist’s paintings); 69 works by Paul Cézanne; important paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Georges Seurat; 59 works by Henri Matisse; 46 works by Pablo Picasso; 16 works by Amedeo Modigliani; 125 African sculptures, masks and tools.

Not To Be Missed: William Glackens
November 8, 2014–February 2, 2015

A Philadelphia native, Glackens (1870–1938) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There, and as an artist for the Philadelphia Press, he became friends with Robert Henri, George Luks, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan, the core of the group that later formed “The Eight” in reaction to the National Academy of Design’s hidebound exhibition policies. The group exhibited together only once, in 1908, creating the opening wedge in the struggle to democratize the process by which artists could show and sell their work. Read the rest here »

660 at The Angler’s October Prix Fixe Menu

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 16 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

660Nestled among lush greenery and just steps away from bustling Collins Avenue, 660 at The Angler’s offers a garden oasis in which to enjoy dinner and cocktails. The restaurant’s serene landscape is an ideal escape for couples seeking an intimate dining experience or a quaint retreat for friends gathering for a bite. The cuisine is led by Chef Matthew Medrano, and offers a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $39. Every course is outstanding- particularly the crispy snapper. For a small extra charge- order the sliders, which come with truffle fries: the chips with home-made dip and the crab fritters.

660 at The Angler’s also features happy hour on weekdays and its popular Eat. Drink. Lounge. every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a different, international theme every week. Enjoy cocktail and food specials along with live musical entertainment on par with the evening’s theme. The usual happy hour will still be in effect during these hours which include $6 tapas, cocktails and $4 beers. For more information visit or call 305.534.9600.

By: Maryanne Salvat 

660660 at The Angler’s October Prix Fixe Menu

Nestled among lush greenery and just steps away from bustling Collins Avenue, 660 at The Angler’s offers a garden oasis to enjoy a dinner or a cocktail. The restaurant’s serene landscape is an ideal escape for couples seeking an intimate dining experience or a quaint retreat for friends gathering for a bite. The cuisine is led by Chef Matthew Medrano, offering a 3 course October Prix Fixe menu for $39. 660 at The Angler also features happy hour and its popular Eat. Drink. Lounge. every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. featuring a different, international theme every week and including cocktail and food specials along with live musical entertainment on par with the evening’s theme. The usual happy hour will still be in effect during these hours which include $6 tapas, cocktails and $4 beers; for more information visit or call 305.534.9600.



The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® 

PrintOn Saturday, October 18, from 6:00 a.m. to 11 a.m., The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® will celebrate its 19th anniversary in Miami. Each year, the local Affiliate invites supporters, survivors and those in need to join them in a day of celebration. Last year, the event welcomed 16,000 in attendance and raised $1.325 million. Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Seventy-five percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for uninsured, medically underserved women in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The remaining twenty-five percent supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. Registration is now open and participant fees range from $10 to $45. Proceeds of the event will benefit Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Visit: for additional registration and Race details. For more information, call Madelyn Reus at 305-383-7116 x204 or email NO HANDBAGS OR BOOKBAGS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE RACE.




NINE and Peace Love World Team Up For Breast CancerNINE_PoolsideBBQ_evite

NINE at Mary Brickell Village and Brickell Magazine have teamed up to host a poolside BBQ in support of the fight against women’s cancers on October 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will meet at Grand Bay Beach Club, NINE’s private beach on Key Biscayne, for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and more. The festivities include a Fall Fashion Presentation by Peace Love World. The required attire for this event is pink. Cocktails will be supplied by Foss Marai Spumanti. Also NINE has vowed to donate $500 for each condo sold in the month of October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. RSVP Required:


Ortanique on the Mile: Cooking with Chef Cindy Hutson

Ortanique on the Mile will be hosting its month cooking class on Saturday, October 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to learn the secrets behind Chef Cindy Hutson’ Cuisine of the Sun. Participants will get a chance to play chef as they learn how to prepare Cindy’s signature dishes: Loaded Baked Potato Bisque with Vande Rose Farms Bacon Lardoons and Cabot Clothbound Cheddar in Russet Cups; Cumin-and Coriander-Dusted Mahi-Mahi with Eggplant and Vine Ripe Tomato Sauté Slivered Garlic and Sambal Pepper Sauce; and Drunken Banana Fritters with Cinnamon Ice Cream. Each course will be complimented with champagne or wine. Guests will also be treated to a sneak peek into Cindy’s first cook book, expected to release in February 2015. The class is limited to 24 people and the cost is $108 per person.



eventposterThe EDGE Charitable Foundation Celebrates “A Night in Casablanca”

The Early Development of Global Education (EDGE) Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, invites the South Florida community to their second annual Casino Night. The Hispanic Police Officers Association of Miami-Dade (HPOA) is the presenting sponsor of “A Night in Casablanca.” The themed event will be held on Saturday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m., at The Fairways on the Key – Crandon Park Golf Course. As of today, The EDGE Charitable Foundation has helped more than 20,000 children in the United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Guatemala, India, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. The organization raises funds to benefit children who are homeless, unaccompanied, and victims of human trafficking, domestic violence or victimized in any other way. The Casino Night’s lounge-style setting promises to become the EDGE Charitable Foundation’s humanitarian event of the year. CBS4 Miami reporter, MaryAnn Martinez, will be the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s gala which attracts a vibrant group of local business executives, community leaders and local celebrities. The evening will also feature two special celebrity guest hosts, Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria stars of Bravo Network’s hit reality show “Real Housewives of Miami”. If purchased in advance, tickets for the second annual Casino Night start at $75 per person and include an open bar, food, cocktails and $30 in chips. Tickets will cost $100 at the door and are limited to the first 500 players (must be 21 years of age). Winnings have no actual cash value but guests will receive prizes and raffle items. To purchase tickets for the event online, visit and search “The EDGE Casino Night.” For more information on the EDGE Charitable Foundation, visit For sponsorship opportunities, email Mercy Hernandez at or call 305.298.1763.


spaGear Up for Spa Week

Spa Week® is back and the buzz is bigger than ever because the Fall 2014 Event marks 10 years of wellness for the iconic brand. From October 20 – 26, just in time to get fresh for fall, you can enjoy $50 treatments at the most exclusive and luxurious spa and wellness facilities across the country. Spas, fitness studios, weight-loss and nutrition centers will be offering full-service treatments regularly costing anywhere from $100 – $500 for just $50. Spa Week® has solidified its stance as the industry’s most successful Spa Marketing Event in history by allowing consumers to reap the benefits of a full spa experience at an affordable price. Just visit as early as possible to view the directory of spa and wellness participants and their $50 spa treatments. It is recommended that interested spa-goers book their appointments in advance in order to secure their desired treatment times.



rockMiami Women Who Rock

On Thursday, October 23, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Miami Women Who Rock (MWWR), a network of women and businesses that believe in giving back to the community by supporting health-related causes and initiatives, will host the inaugural “Fifty Shades of Pink” Awards Luncheon at the Coral Gables Country Club to honor 10 exceptional and diverse women for their strength, resilience, heart, compassion and commitment to their families and the Miami community. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit The Women’s Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate, an outreach organization that connects at-risk women with the early detection necessary to fight breast cancer and heart disease, and which was founded by one of MWWR’s 2014 notable honorees, Andrea Ivory. Miami Women Who Rock’s 2014 award recipients to be honored at the “Fifty Shades of Pink” Awards Luncheon include: Josie Romano Brown, Sofia Victoria de la Peña, Myrna Holbrook, Andrea Ivory, Irene Korge, Emily Marquez-Dulin, Phillis Oeters, Audrey S. Pinney, Cristina Ramirez, and Heather Woolery-Lloyd. Emmy-Award-Winning Journalist Jackie Nespral of NBC 6 will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. The event will also be led by MWWR’s “Rock Ambassador” Sylvie Jordan, an inspirational business woman, author, mother and friend. Each honoree will receive an award inspired by the mosaic work of local artist Jacki Gran. MWWR’s “Fifty Shades of Pink” Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, October 23 at the Coral Gables Country Club at 11:30 a.m. To sponsor a table or purchase tickets, contact Gaea at Events By Gaea Garrity: 305.582.2924 or email; for more information visit

Chef Katsuya Uechi wants to Make You Dinner

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 13 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

KATOn Tuesday, 10/14, from 7:00-10:30pm, Chef Katsuya Uechi will host a Pop-Up Dinner at Katsuya at SLS South Beach. Diners will feast on a five-course family-style dinner prepared by Chef Katsuya and his talented culinary team. Price for the dinner is $75pp excluding tax + gratuity and reservations can be made via OpenTable. Katsuya by Starck is located at 1701 Collins Ave at the SLS South Beach Hotel. Telephone: 305. 455.2995.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Key to the Cure

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 10 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

key to the cureSNL Cast Mates and Rag & Bone Limited Edition Tee Come Together for Key To The Cure

Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong and Colin Jost have been named as the EIF ambassadors for Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2014 Key To The Cure campaign, representing talent from Saturday Night Live’s past and current casts shot by famed SNL photographer Mary Ellen Matthews. Celebrated New York designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone have created the limited-edition tee exclusively to benefit the campaign, which coincides with the Emmy Award-winning show’s 40th Anniversary season.

Now in its 16th year, Key to the Cure has taken a new approach, offering a unisex tee for the first time. The shirt will retail for $35 at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at and 100% of the proceeds from each shirt sold will be donated to  a nationally recognized cancer research facility (depending on the Saks location).

SNL cast mates will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing the rag & bone limited-edition tee. The Key to the Cure PSA will appear in major fashion and lifestyle magazines throughout the month of October.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s charity shopping weekend will take place Thursday through Sunday, October 16 to 19,at all Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide and on and


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In addition to the partnership for the annual Key to the Cure campaign, Saks Fifth Avenue will sell exclusive merchandise inspired by notable Saturday Night Live characters from seven New York designers. These items, curated by Saturday Night Live’s Emmy-nominated costume designer Tom Broecker, will be available in Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship store and on during the Key To The Cure shopping weekend, October 16 to 19. The merchandise includes Mango’s shorts as interpreted by Alexander Wang, The Nerds outfit as interpreted by Alice + Olivia, a dress fit for The Californians as interpreted by Diane von Furstenberg, Spartans Cheerleading uniforms as interpreted by Elizabeth and James, hats fit for The Coneheads as interpreted by Eugenia Kim, Mary Katherine Gallagher’s school uniform as interpreted by rag & bone, and Gilly’s dress as interpreted by Suno.


Saks Fifth Avenue Key To The Cure Bal Harbour Florida 

Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour along with media partner Miami Magazine have partnered together for the charity shopping event of the season, Key To The Cure, benefiting Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center beginning on October 16 through October 19. A celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 16, to kick-off this year’s event. Shoppers are invited to shop for a cause while sampling delectable bites from South Florida’s top restaurants. Tickets to the celebratory event are $25 per person. Proceeds from ticket sales and 2% of participating vendor sales from Saks Bal Harbour will be donated to Mount Sinai.


Saks Fifth Avenue Bala Cynwyd  Pennsylvania

Saks Fifth Avenue Bala Cynwyd, is hosting a preview party to kick off their annual Key to the Cure event. Guests will enjoy cocktails, light bites, music and a fashion show featuring notable doctors and women affected by breast cancer. A percent of the proceeds from sales made during the Key to the Cure promotion October 16 through 19 will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Tickets for the event are $25 per person; for more information visit: