By: Maryanne Salvat

Summer Trunk Show at Bella Beach Club

Local fashion brand RaMona LaRue is hosting a Summer Trunk Show on Saturday, June 30 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Bella Beach Club. Be the first to shop from the brand’s new fall collection before it even hits stores! The trunk show will also feature exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces not available in-stores and up to 60% OFF the summer collection. Blo – Blow Dry Bar will be on-site with a team of “bloers” offering signatures styles at the braid bar. Swimwear and accessories from ISA Boutique will also be for sale.



All-You-Can-Eat Maine Lobster at Kitchen 305

Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort invites those with hearty appetites and a love for seafood to enjoy an all-you-can-eat Maine lobster dinner every Wednesday for $35. For a little more than the market price of a tail, guests can indulge in endless plates of this soft shell, red crustacean flown in fresh weekly from Maine.  Alongside the “Maine” act, Kitchen 305 is serving a bowl of soup du jour and a Wedge Salad with crumbled blue cheese and Applewood smoked bacon.  The dinner special includes fresh baked bread, oven roasted potatoes and grilled corn on the cob. Kitchen 305 supper club guests will enjoy live music and entertainment with dinner and ladies drink free premium cocktails from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. For dinner and bottle service reservations call 305.749.2110.



Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon Teacher Appreciation

The Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon is recognizing teachers for their generous contributions to the community by offering summer spa specials priced at $20.12. To celebrate the end of the 2012 school year and official start of Summer, administrators, teachers and school support staff can choose from an array of spa services ranging from a 30-minute elemental massage, pedicure and mani polish change or 30-minute exfoliating body scrub priced at $20.12 each. For appointments call 305.749.2100 or visit for more information.


 Mayfair Hotel & Spa’s 4th of July Rooftop Celebration 

Spend Fourth of July poolside this year at Mayfair Hotel & Spa’s Rooftop Independence Day BBQ. Savor homemade hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Kosher hot dogs, marinated chicken breast, pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, honey baked beans and a variety of fresh salads, including a “make-your-own” Cobb salad station. Sip on refreshing cocktails such as the signature Watermelon Martini or Grove Sangria Mojito. All-you-can-eat BBQ: $18.95 for adults and $12.50 per child (10 and under), exclusive of tax and gratuity. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 9:00 p.m.; for more information contact the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, *Non-hotel guests must pay the buffet price as admittance to the rooftop. 


 Biltmore Hotel Annual Fireworks Spectacular

The historic Biltmore Hotel is proud to announce that it is partnering with the city of Coral Gables for its annual Fireworks Spectacular on the Biltmore Golf Course. The explosive show, an Independence Day favorite, will feature a special performance by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band as well as concessions, food trucks and entertaining mascots. Along with the famous fireworks display, guests are invited to stay the night with affordable room rates beginning at $189. The general public is also invited to enjoy the show ($115 for adults and $40 for children). A portion of the evening’s net proceeds will be shared with Dade Heritage Trust, the hotel’s partner in historic preservation. Special packages and rates are also available, for more details or to reserve call 305.913.3246 x 2387 or email


Zoo Miami Offers $5 Special Days

For the third year in a row, Zoo Miami is offering a sweet summer deal of $5 admission, backed up by Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company president is pleased to provide support so that the Zoo is accessible to more people during this holiday week. Representatives from Ford will be setting up shop in the zoo on July 4, 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will receive giveaways when they register to win a new Ford Focus and will be able to view some of their latest car models. Guests visiting Zoo Miami on these discounted days can enjoy a few other goodies in addition to visiting the lions, tigers and bears along with the normal attractions offered by the zoo. On July 7, Blue Bell will be helping guests cool down by distributing free samples of ice cream to lucky zoo visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as part of Scoops for Conservation, a partnership between the Zoological Society of Florida and Blue Bell Ice Cream that encourages donations for wildlife conservation. Pepsi Next will also be distributing free samples to help keep visitors refreshed on July 7 & 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To help plan the perfect visit, Zoo Miami has launched a handy mobile application for iPhone and Android owners that equips users with a map, calendar, animal information and more. The application can be found by searching for Zoo Miami in the App Store or Android Marketplace. Free Wi-Fi is also offered in four large, convenient locations throughout the zoo. For the whole Zoo Miami experience, guests should plan to explore the new Playworld Playground for some wet and wild fun for the kids. If visiting on a weekend, the Hippo Slide, the world’s largest inflatable water slide, is open to the public for a seriously slippery experience. The special and limited $5 admission days are available only from July 4-8 and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Go to for more information.