Celebrity Sightings December

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 28 - 2016


On Saturday night, Solange Knowles performed a an intimate gathering at the Standard Hotel and Spa. The performance was a surprise for the special guests participating in the Camp Standard Weekend in honor of the hotel’s tenth anniversary.

Earlier in the evening, Adriana Lima attended the Miami City Ballet’s 30th anniversary gala in a beautiful tent on Miami Beach.

Spotted at STK Miami on Friday night was Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Sam Smith, who dined with a group of friends.

Rosie Perez was the guest of honor at this year’s YoungArts Backyard Ball, which took place Saturday, January 9 on the YoungArts campus.

Orange is the New Black star, Australian model, Ruby Rose hosted the grand opening of Icon Nightclub Saturday night. Rose DJed for almost 2 hours and was lively and interacted with the crowd.

Kevin Hart was on-hand on South Beach for the premiere of Ride Along 2 last week.

Michael Bay hosted a screening for his new movie, 13 Hours at the AMC theater in Aventura.

Andy Garcia dined at Brickell’s newestst hotspot, Komodo, on Thursday night.

Ryan Phillippe hosted the Five Star New Year’s Eve party on Watson Island on December 31, alongside fiancé, Stanford Law Student, Paulina Slagter. The pair danced and enjoyed spirits while ringing in 2016.

Pamela Anderson hosted the NYE party at Fifty Ultra Lounge.

Jennifer Lopez rang in the New Year at E11even at a party hosted by Drake.

JLo’s ex, Puff Daddy hosted a late night (early morning) New Year’s Eve party at his Star Island manse. Spotted at the party: The Weeknd, Rita Ora, Alonzo Mourning, and Jermaine Dupree.

Andrea Bocelli performed an intimate concert at a private home at the Ritz Carlton Residences Key Biscayne. The concert was a fundraiser hosted by Pomellato jewelry hosted to benefit Baptist Health South Florida.

Pitbull has been spotted at the new Palmeiras Beach Club in Grove Isle.

Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 9 - 2015
photo credit: justjared.com

photo credit: justjared.com

Jennifer Lopez was seen partying at Casa Tua after the Fiesta Latina Concert at American Airlines Arena were she performed alongside Pitbull on Saturday night.

Also on Saturday, Marc Anthony gave a stellar performance at the Make A Wish Gala at the Hotel Intercontinental..

Antonio Banderas was at the Mandarin Oriental to discuss his new drama, The 33. Banderas was also seen at Zuma on a double date.

Also spotted at Zuma: Lewis Hamilton and MC Hammer, who enjoyed vegan dishes with a large group in the private room

Christian Vieri dined at Dolce Italian before the Champions League soccer match.

Philly native, Will Smith performed at new Brickell hotspot- El Tucan last week.

Jessica Alba recently spent a fun-filled evening with friends at Little Havana’s acclaimed bar/lounge, Ball and Chain.

Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho Gaucho was seen at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila on South Beach.

Christian Slater and his wife dined with a group of friends at SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables over the weekend.



Paula Deen on stage at Valley Beach

Back in Philly:

Paula Deen charmed her fans at the Valley Forge Casino. She showed off her slim and trim physique while cooking up delicious recipes from her current cookbook Paula Deen Cuts the Fat. Deen, along with her husband Michael Groover, shared with the audience personal stories about her 42 pound weight loss, the amazing experience on Dancing with the Stars, and her battle with diabetes. Guests were then treated to a book signing and presentation at Valley Beach.

Creed stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thomson and the film’s writer/director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) joined Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson on the infamous “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a special press conference.


BrianFriedman-1700By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

During the weekend of June 27-28, iHeartRadio and Fontainebleau Miami Beach hosted the third annual iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA. The two-day music fest drew fans from all over the country, including more than 150 contest winners, who gathered for an incredible bash on the lawn, in the pools, and all throughout the Fontainebleau.

Hosted by Nick Cannon, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party kicked off Friday night with exclusive performances by Lil Jon who set the one with his hit “Turn Down for What?!” The energy boomed from there as Tiesto, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande took to the stage. Read the rest of this entry »

Arty Parties

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 20 - 2011
Doug Scott and Olga Granda-Scott

Doug Scott and Olga Granda-Scott

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Wolfsonian Visionaries 11:11:11

Every now and then all of the ingredients that make for a perfect evening come together in one delicious bite- resulting in magic.  Such was the case last Friday night during the Wolfsonian Visionaries’ 11:11:11 party, where hundreds of the “fabulartsy” gathered in the garage bearing the address to match the party’s unique date, the landmark 1111 Lincoln Road garage, transformed into the ideal venue, by an array of white linens, furnishings and bunches and bunches of flowers from top-to-bottom- even the bars were made to resemble bushes. The gusty, chilly winds that enhanced the panoramic views had the already stylish group, with a flair for the fabulous, donning fancy furs (sorry PETA), colorful scarves and warm, winter garb reserved for such incredible nights in New York City this time of year, just adding to the already dramatic landscape of the evening.  

The magnificent affair was held in honor of the Wolfsonian’s 16th anniversary, and featured signature dishes from Miami’s top restaurants and caterers, who served up cold weather comfort food such as Michelle Areces & Nima Vandy’s Petit Pois’ truffle polenta served in miniature pots and chocolate truffle pearls (that left green glitter dust all over the guests’ faces); Jim Mozina of Le Basque’s seared tuna on a bed of mashed potatoes;  Lyon + Lyon’s (which is now open at the Wolfsonian) grilled cheese sandwiches and watercress soup and ooohhhhhh! those piping hot Shake Shack burgers!  Guests also enjoyed top shelf Bacardi cocktails, music by DJ Mauricio Parra and the images of artist Emilio Chapela which were on display in a site-specific installation.  Read the rest of this entry »

Maria Menounos , Shay Todd, and Adrienne Bailon

Maria Menounos , Shay Todd, and Adrienne Bailon

Last week at Villa Vecchia, the estate of Norma Quintero, designer Shay Todd showcased her 2012 Resort and Swimwear collection to editors, socials and celeb gal pals, Maria Menounos and Adrienne Bailon during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012.

 Cosmopolitan en Español hosted their 5th Annual ‘Summer Splash’ at the Setai hotel.  Those who stepped out in style were notable VIPS and celebrities including Rock of Ages star Diego Garcia, supermodel and one of People magazine’s most beautiful people Omyra Mota, singer Jon Secada, actor Alejandro Chaban, NFL greats, Chip Vaughn of the Indiana Colts and Ahmed Bradshaw from the New York Giants and fashion designers:  Lisa Pliner, Inca Swimwear founder Stacy Josloff, Nani and Kaki Lopez of N&K Designs, and Maya Swimwear designer Carolina Dinardi.  Also seen in the packed-house was Haven owner, Michael Bowles.

This past weekend, Alicia Keys was red-carpet ready for her performance at the Zo’s Summer Groove Benefit Dinner Gala. Keys took the stage wearing a Louis Vuitton Tiger Tweed Lurex Jacket and Silk Lurex Pants.  Guests at Zo,s Summer Groove included Cee-Lo Green, Dave Chappelle and Carlos Mencia.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, with manager, Benny Medina; her stylist and a

group of six girls dined at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar at 10:30 p.m. Friday night to celebrate part one of Lopez’s birthday weekend.  Towards the end of dinner, Lopez was surprised with a birthday chocolate soufflé for dessert.  Lopez celebrated round two of her birthday on Tuesday at Scarpetta in the Fontainebleau.

On Saturday night, tennis pro, Gabriela Sabatini, dined with three friends at db Bistro Moderne in the JW Marriott Marquis.

Several cast members of Rock of Ages reportedly partied at Lucky Strike on Saturday night, including Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough and boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest.

Seacrest and Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars dancer and Julianne’s brother, were spotted at WALL lounge at the W Hotel in South Beach.  

Avoiding Miami’s sweltering heat wave, The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino, who was in town to both launch her new clothing line Alexis Bellino and celebrate her husband’s birthday, spent her time cooling off at National Hotel Miami Beach and other Miami hot spots. The couple dined at The Forge Restaurant | Winebar, where she became so enamored with the s’more soufflé and he with the enomatic wine machine, that they were overheard saying that despite having dined in a variety of Miami restaurants, the culinary landmark was by far their favorite experience and in a league of its own. Afterwards, Bellino and husband stopped by WALL for some celebratory cocktails.

 Local favorite, Chef Michelle Bernstein made a special appearance on Good Morning America.  The seasoned James Beard award-winning chef tackled filleting a Florida lionfish and preparing it to perfection.