ManureBy: Maryanne Salvat

Meet The Ladies Of Manure 2013 at Cafeina Wynwood

The Fertile Earth Foundation,a local environmental non-profit organization, will officially launch its newest fundraising initiative: The Ladies of Manure 2013 calendar, next Friday, January 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the art gallery at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge. The $25 calendar – available as of recently online – is comprised of colorfulshots like the ones below and are aimed at getting readers  to re-think waste. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase calendars during the launch party, and the Fertile Earth Foundation will also stage a silent auction showcasing large canvas-sized prints of images from the calendar. Happy hour specials also available and include $2 sliders, $3 brews. RSVP to


The Art of Shaving

The Art of Shaving’s “Brotherhood of Shaving” will grant elite members access to the private Friends & Family shopping event where they can save 20% off all The Art of Shaving products.  Perfect Shave Rewards Member’s will receive 20% off their entire purchase when they shop in stores or on-line starting January 25 through the 27 with the experts that developed the science behind the perfect shave. The Art of Shaving helps men transform their daily and often dreaded task of shaving from a chore into a luxurious ritual. Sign up with the elite “Brotherhood” at   to receive access to the exclusive sale starting Friday, January 25, as well as information on upcoming events and promotions.


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Annual Valentine’s Day Concert50149_Valentine-Sour-Hearts

Jazz has often been lauded as the music of love. On Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m., guests can immerse themselves in the romantic sounds of jazz by the legendary musician Arturo Sandoval amidst a lush tropical landscape at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s annual Valentine’s Day Concert. See the garden lit up like never before in this event that is sure to warm the hearts of young and old alike. 

Guests can set up their own blankets and picnic baskets on the Garden House Lawn, or they can reserve private tables that include wine and a candlelit dinner provided by Macy’s Catering. The menu features hors d’oeuvres, a buffet with fresh salads and local vegetables, a meat carving station, and sumptuous desserts. VIP admission, including table and dinner reservations, is $150 per member and $175 per non-member.  

Originally from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval is a Grammy Award-winning musician and composer known for his performances of jazz and classical music. He is a renowned trumpet player and often incorporates Latin influences into traditional jazz.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m., rain or shine.  

General admission is $60 for members, $75 for non-members, $25 for students with ID, $20 for ages 6-18, and free for ages 5 and under. VIP admission is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online via ExtremeTixor by phone at 305-667-1651, ext. 3391.


newport beach hotelBarefoot and Pregnant Getaway

You don’t have be royalty like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or money makers like Kim and Kanye to celebrate a new addition to the family. The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort is rolling out the blue and pink carpet so couples can enjoy pre baby rest and relaxation while taking a refresher course in romance. The Barefoot and Pregnant all-inclusive package treats mom and pop to a two night/ three day getaway starting at $650, right before diaper duties begin. Couples will enjoy an oceanfront suite, a mama and papa pampering session under a private beachfront tiki cabana including dual, therapeutic,  Aveda Elemental Nature Massages, luxurious mom-icures and pop-icures,  complimentary mocktails, dinner at Kitchen 305, the resort’s onsite restaurant featuring those kooky combinations mother’s crave, all-you-can eat dessert bar, private prenatal yoga sessions by certified and licensed yoga instructors at Ayama Yoga, access to the hotel’s fitness center, steam room, swimming pools and more…