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

Art Basel Miami 2012: Celebrity Take-over

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 18 - 2012

157967695VA065_Haute_LivingBy:  Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore Haute Living magazine kicked off Art Basel with an event Vogue called one of the most anticipated of the week. The dinner party hosted by Daphne Guinness, Dom Pérignon and Roger Dubuis in celebration of Guinness’ collaboration with Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis called The Velvet Collection, which was Haute Living’s Basel Issue Cover story. Sixty guests gathered in the courtyard of the posh Villa Azur restaurant on December 5, at a table covered with violet roses to matched Guinness’ Haute Living cover shot taken by Nick Knight. Even Martha Stewart could resist snapping a few photos of the table. The elegant party was crawling with celebrities, VIPs and A listers as guests included Martha Stewart, Karolina Kurkova, Russell Simmons, Ray Allen, Lea Black, Marysol Patton, Stephen Dorff, IWC President Gianfranco D’Attis,street artist, Alec Monopoly, DJ Irie and, of course,Ms. Guinness herself. Dom Pérignon showed off a bottle with a glowing label by fellow creative soul, David Lynch. Earlier in the day, Diane von Furstenberg’s launched her limited edition Evian bottle at a lunch at Soho Beach House alongside guests Russell Simmons, Chelsea Handler and Andre Balazs.

On Thursday, December 6 – the official start of art Basel 2012 and Tony Goldman’s birthday – Goldman Properties CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick hosted a dinner at Wynwood Walls with the artists of the Walls, almost all of them past and present, to pay tribute to Tony, who passed away on September 11, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 31 - 2012


Juanes, Karen Martinez, Juan Luis Guerra , St. Jude Patients Victor, Stephan and Carlos

By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

The stars came out en masse for the tenth annual FedEx/St.Jude Angels & Stars Gala on Saturday, May 19. Actress/supermodel Daisy Fuentes, and Latin power-couple, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Juanes and TV host/actress Karen Martinez, served as the celebrity chairs and were on-hand to mingle with guests at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami. More than 800 guests enjoyed a Grey Goose cocktail reception, seated dinner and live performances by gorgeous Spanish, Grammy Award-winner, David Bisbal and Vicente Garcia.

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Juan Luis Guerra got a standing ovation when he was presented with the Al-Rashid Hope Award for his tireless commitment to providing resources for needy children in Dominican Republic and Latina America, particularly in the areas of health, sports and education.

“I am honored to receive this award during such a special year like the 50th anniversary celebration of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Guerra. “While I am passionate about music, I care even more about providing children with the best care, so they can live happy, healthy lives.”

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Celebrity Sightings :

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 5 - 2012

rosie-odonnell-440 On Thursday night, following Wayne Boich’s stellar cocktail party at his three story Murano Grande penthouse, LIV hosted a slew of celebrities as TIESTO spun at his sold out event.  Notables included: Adrien Brody, Vanessa Hudgens, and Michael Bay.  

Miami’s Zuma was a hot bed for celebrity sightings. On Friday night, Rosie O’Donnell and her fiancée Michelle were spotted enjoying the Alaskan king crab and the Yuzu Keylime Pie. Real Housewife of Atlanta, Nene Leakes and Real Housewife of Miami, Marysol Patton were also seen enjoying their evening telling jokes the entire night – the two ate together at Prime 112 the night before. Shakira was also spotted on Friday, as well as 90210’s Jessica Lowndes. Star Jones and Vivica A. Fox dined together on Sunday night.

Rosci, host of 106 & Park and Terrell Owens hosted the “Hennessy Takeover” event at Cameo wherehip hop heavyweight Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Mike Epps, Maybach Music Group artist Stalley and FloRida were all in attendance. The Boss, Rick Ross, counted down to 2012, while the crowd toasted with glasses of Hennessy.  After the toast, Ross performed his hits “Imma Boss” and “On One”.  That night, 2012’s most expensive VIP table, costing a whopping $100,000 was purchased by a British businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.  The table was hosted by The Boss and came complete with 50 bottles of Moet Rose.

More than 1,000 guests joined Univision’s El Gordo y La Flaca co-host Lili Estefan, gathered to ring in 2012 at the fourth-annual Vitamin C Communications’ New Year’s Forever event at the historic Bath Club.

Saturday night’s sold out New Year’s Eve event at Bâoli-Vita was a fabulous way to ring in 2012.  The evening, fueled with champagne poured by “Crazy Angels” dressed in white, had a special guest performance by R&B artist Nelly.

Up and Coming artist Jake Miller, Jason Derulo, NeYo & DJ Irie performed at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival.

AtThe Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, Chris Tucker dined with Al and Nancy Malnik, Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar and friends in the private wine cellar on New Year’s Eve.

Nikki Beach Saint Barth rang in the New Year with a performance by Wyclef Jean. 

CeeLo Green dined at Philippe Chow Miami over the weekend. He came in just before closing at 1 a.m. and Chef Philippe Chow personally cooked for him and his guests; Christopher Brian Bridges, also known as, Ludacris, was dining nearby with a large group including Marco Andretti.


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Philippe Chow Miami’s signature satays were a hit at SeanP. DiddyCombs’ house for his private soiree on New Year’s Eve. Rihanna was seen noshing on the tasty treats.


NeYo and Jeniya Penrod

NeYo was at Nikki Beach Miami on Sunday, January 1, with his fiancée Tishawn along with a group of friends including “Cheetah Girl” Adrienne Bailon.

Our spy in L.A., fellow Miami Socialholic™ Maryanne Salvat, reports:  Maroone 5 front man Adam Levine was spotted with girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Anne Vyalitsyna having lunch at Chateau Marmont.  Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara was seen at the JW Marriott LA, looking lean and fit after shedding 60 pounds.

Pharrell, Pitbull, Dionne Warwick, Lea Black Shine at Blacks’ Annual Gala

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 11 - 2011
Lea Black

Lea Black

By:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Lea Black worked the room like a “hundred thousand dollar hooker” (her words) during the animated auction at the Blacks’ Annual Gala at the Eden Roc Renaissance on Saturday night –the party of parties- which gets bigger and better every year.  While the event is technically hosted by Lea AND Roy Black – Roy admiringly introduced his wife prior to her taking the stage by admitting that he is just a “Househusband.” Who ever thought we’d see the day?  A beaming Roy looked on as Lea- stunning in a low-cut, sparkly, black Versace gown which showed off her newly trim and toned “everything” worked the room like only she can. And what a room it was…wall to wall rectangular tables covered in silk silver tablecloths, surrounded by Miami’s who’s who, enjoying a gourmet meal served family style.  Recent Celebrity Apprentice alum, Grammy Award winning artist/actress/Diva Dionne Warwick wowed the crowd with a mini-concert of her most famous songs, including “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” and “That’s What Friends Are For,” which had some guests singing along arm-in-arm.  Warwick departed abruptly, perhaps to get some beauty sleep, the reason for her firing from Celebrity Apprentice.

After dinner, guests were escorted into the Pompeii Ballroom, for the “Nightclub Experience,” where DJ Irie spun great dance music until after midnight, when Grammy Award winning singer/record producer, Pharrell took to the stage to perform and work the crowd into a frenzy. The feisty and seemingly tipsy, Brazilian wild child, Adriana de Moura joined Pharell on-stage, dancing with the rapper, and with Roy Black, who was also up there, with a  gaggle of gals. Read the rest of this entry »

Chair-ity Rules

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 7 - 2011
Lara and Fati Rosenberg

Lara and Fati Rosenberg

By: Maryanne Salvat and Mary Jo Shore

MIYO Home owners, Fati Rosenberg and Stephanie Jourdan, opened their hearts and the doors to their fabulous showroom last Thursday to host a chic event to benefit the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. The MIYO Home “Chair-ity” joined forces with eight local artists, including Iran Issa-Kahn, Seth Browarnik, Hillary Scrutis, Briggs Solomon, Fernando Wong, Robert Zemnickis and Thom Filicia, each of whom decorated a MIYO Home Chair with his own unique vision, using the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation for inspiration.  The one-of-a kind pieces were auctioned off at Thursday’s cocktail to raise over $30,000 for the foundation.

Well-heeled guests braved the decorative rocks in MIYO’s Zen Garden to admire the creative works such as the Patton Group’s, “Miami Housewives” chair, covered top to bottom with a collage of decoupage newspaper clippings and accentuated by a rhinestone pink flamingo in the middle, signed by the RHOM “fab four:” Lea Black, Alexia Echeverria, Adriana de Moura, and of course Marysol Patton, each of whom spent a good deal of time delighting in their carefully positioned press cut-outs.  Iran Issa-Khan’s chair incorporated her famed coral formations and included a list of well-known actors and artists suffering from the debilitating disorder. Celebrity photographer Seth Browarnik’s creation was positioned on a swatch of red carpet.  How apropos!

Fati Rosenberg, a long-time supporter of the cause said, “The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation is very near and dear to me. It’s the first charitable organization fully committed to furthering the study of early-onset bipolar disorder. I am appreciative to have the support of the artists who’ve contributed their talent and effort to help me draw awareness and educate our community about this debilitating condition.”  Read the rest of this entry »