Celebrity Sightings

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 9 - 2014

BeyonceJayZatSeasalt&PepperOn the eve of New Year’s Eve, Beyoncé, Jay Z , Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan dined at Seasalt and Pepper on the Miami River. Chef Alfredo Alvarez sent over pappardelle, lobster risotto and seafood casserole at the couple’s request thereby ending their 22 day vegan challenge. 

The same night, French chef, restaurateur and TV personality Eric Ripert was seen at The Raleigh dining at Restaurant Michael Schwartz. 

Ryan Phillippe and girlfriend Paulina Slagter rang in the New year at Wall nightclub at the W hotel. The pair was seen kissing and cuddling before the countdown. 

Belvedere Vodka celebrated New Year’s Eve in Miami at SLS Hotel South Beach with Robin Thicke and musician Skylar Grey. According to our source, “The dapper Mr. Thicke arrived solo dressed in a festive black suit rocking sunglasses. Wife Paula Patton was noticeably absent on the carpet and throughout the performance although she was seen around the hotel and spotted having a private pre-event dinner with her hubby.  Guests rang in the new year with the Gatsby themed party complete with Thicke’s live performances including hits Blurred Lines and his rendition of Give it 2 U.” The event also marked the launch of Belvedere Vodka’s Silver Saber, the first laser cut bottle with light-up LED technology. 

On New Year’s Day, Beyoncé, Jay Z and Kelly Rowland went for a post NYE brunch at Cecconi’s. They ordered a la carte and had calamari, octopus, truffle pizza and truffle pasta. The rest of their crew enjoyed the New Year’s feast. 

That night, Ryan Phillipe took Paulina Slagter to Seasalt and Pepper for dinner. Again Chef  Alvarez was more than happy to send over dishes for the couple, who was also seen at the SLS. 

beyonce and kelly

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English glamour model, Maria Fowler dined at Villa Azur on Thursday, January 2 with friends. She is best known for her TV show The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) the award-winning reality TV show based in England.  Fowler was with 13 friends at one large table in the center of the garden and wore a beautiful orange bandeau dress. She seemed very happy and danced around the table with friends after dinner. 

Actress Katie Holmes dined at Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a lady friend last Thursday.   

Bob Sinclar was spotted dining at Seasalt and Pepper on Saturday before spinning at Wall. 

This past Tuesday evening Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland surprised fans at Sing Sing Miami joining in on some Karaoke fun.  

Look Book for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 4 - 2011

Mercedes-Benz_Fashion_Week_Spring_2012Some of our favorite designs this season included Mercedes-Benz presents designer, Derek Lam; Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Milly by Michelle Smith, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Naeem Khan, and Carolina Herrera.


Derek Lam


Diane von Furstenberg




Michael Kors


Nanette Lepore


Milly by Michelle Smith


Marc Jacobs


Ralph Lauren


Calvin Klein


Naeem Khan


Carolina Herrera


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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 22 - 2011

DKNY-SS-2012-45-600x400By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week took over New York City from September 8-15, with a line-up of 99 designers showing their spring 2012 collections in Lincoln Center and various other venues throughout Manhattan.  Amid the silks, chiffons, organza,  floral prints, neon colors, geometrical shapes, and pastelMercedes-Benz Star Lounge (1) prints that graced the runways, Mercedes-Benz showcased its latest fashion statement, the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster (think Barbie DREAM CAR on steroids) and C63 AMG Coupe, two all new models available later this year. Our favorite designers this season included Mercedes-Benz presents designer, Derek Lam; Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Nanette Lepore, Pamela Rolland, Milly by Michelle Smith and Diesel Black Gold (especially since Gerard Butler! was sitting front row).   Enjoy our stories about a few of the stellar parties we attended and a little bit about the lounges- the other side of Fashion Week. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyonce is Fierce, Sasha Fierce

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 3 - 2009

beyonce_knowles_1Beyonce Knowles performed at the Bank Atlantic Center over the weekend, delighting fans by dancing throughout the entire concert, (without lip-syncing a single note!), performing songs from her current album I am…Sasha Fierce and from her previous works, such as B’Day and Dangerously in Love. One highlight was when she flew from the main stage over the audience onto a platform in the middle of Bank Atlantic Center. Lucky fans in the back got to see her a lot closer performing a medley of songs from her Destiny’s Child days. She also paid respect to Michael Jackson and acknowledged him as an inspiration. Other highlights were when she performed Ave Maria, even singing part of it in Italian. At the end of her concert, Knowles thanked her fans and left the stage saying “I am, I am, I am…YOURS!” playing off her album title, recognizing that her success comes from her huge fan base.