InterContinental Miami’s Summer Soirée

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On June - 11 - 2024

InterContinental Miami celebrates summer inviting hotel guests and visitors to experience the Summer Soirée.  The experience begins upon arrival at the hotel, with a summer themed playlist providing a soundtrack to summer – one that can be downloaded via QR code by all guests.

For visitors, the Summer Soirée vibe is attainable via two special rooms packages – Tropical Tranquility and Beach BlissTropical Tranquility invites hotel guests to enjoy a DayLifeCabana poolside, stellar bay and city views, and a luxurious experience on the InterCon’s fifth floor pool deck, while Beach Bliss extends an invitation to exclusive beach access with two chairs and an umbrella on Miami Beach for all InterContinental Hotel guests booking the package.  

Pending availability, DayLife Cabanas are available for hotel guests to book separately or via Resort Pass if not staying at the hotel. Soak up the sun, take in the bay and enjoy a luxury poolside experience. On the weekends, add in a DJ spinning cool tunes and chilled lemongrass scented hand towels.

Additionally, there are several activations that extend the Summer Soirée theme throughout the property. Back in the hotel lobby, Thursdays through Saturdays the Ketel One Botanicals Cart will offer specially priced, perfectly crafted botanical and herb influenced cocktails and mocktails from 4PM – 6PM as the perfect pregame to a summer night out on the town. 

Even our four legged friends can get in on the summer fun! On WednesdayJune 26, Paws Patio™ – the weekly doggie networker that takes place every Wednesday evening from 5PM to 7PM – will serve as the location for the Dog Days of Summer Soirée. Experience a tail-waggin’ good time with your furry friend and beat the heat with a doggie pool, sprinklers and more to help keep things cool for a pawsomeplay date. The open-air event begins at 5PM and is free and open to the public. Water bowls are on hand for all canines, while adults can enjoy Dirty Dog Martinis, Mutt Mules and other libations from the cash bar.

Club InterContinental hotel guests who book certain Club level rooms can also enjoy several special activations just for them as part of the soirée – with an invitation to craft their own signature summer cocktails at the Club Lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays from 5PM to 7PM, the interactive DIY Happy Hour will feature Ketel One Botanical Vodkas and a garnish station. All guests must be 21 or older.

Summer Soirée at InterContinental Miami is currently underway and will run through Sunday, September 1. InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami. For more information and to see all current offers, please visit; Telephone: (305) 577-1000. Follow on Instagram: @InterConMiami

Patron and Becky G Deliver F1 Thrills

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On July - 26 - 2023

PATRÓN Tequila took over the second annual Miami Grand Prix with star-studded events both on and off the track. On Friday, May 5, PATRÓN Tequila brought its iconic Grand Prix celebration, the PATRÓN Pit Stop, to Miami after its big debut at the Austin Grand Prix last October.

The hottest party of the Miami Grand Prix weekend was a star-studded event at Joia Beach that featured a live performance from global superstar, Becky G., who performed an entire concert of all of her hit songs for a stylish and enthusiastic crowd. The party also included notable guests such as the cast of The Real Housewives of Miami including Adriana De Moura and Lisa Hochstein, actress and singer Lele Pons, celebrity make-up artist Patrick Ta, musician Austin Mahoneand more. The party continued at Eleven nightclub, where guests including actor, James Marsden.

On race day, Becky G. made her way to the track and cheered on the Oracle Red Bull racing team from the Oracle Red Bull Paddock Suite with a PATRÓN margarita in hand. Following the race, Becky G. and actors Ben Barnes, Eli Brown, Kendrick Sampson, and Thomas Doherty, made their way to the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team after party held at the Toejam Backlot.  

With the explosive growth and rising interest in motorsport from fans around the globe, PATRÓN is playing an active part in that passion. PATRÓN is the first official tequila sponsor of the F1 Paddock Club, and partner of Oracle Red Bull driver, Checo Pérez, and now, the official spirits partner of the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.  

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show Returns

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 23 - 2023

The Hyundai Air & Sea Show®, the Greatest Show Above the Earth® returns to Miami Beach Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28, 2023). The Hyundai Air & Sea Show begins each day at 12 p.m. with sea demonstrations by professional jet skiers, the ThunderCats boat racing exhibition and the Cigarette Offshore Powerboat Racing Demonstration. After the sea portion, look to the sky for our country’s state of the art military technology including Parachute teams, jet demonstrations, air and sea search and rescue exercises, and more. Families can enjoy the Florida Power and Light Display Village east of Lummus Park (Ocean Drive, 11th – 14th Street), which is over four-city-blocks long. The Florida Power and Light Display Village includes incredible flight and navigation simulators, tactical training equipment, rifle range simulators along with interactive displays from all branches of the U.S. Military including a U.S. Army M1A2 tank. Guests can meet the men and women of our armed forces and experience displays and booths from the Hyundai Air & Sea Show corporate sponsors including USA Boxing Exhibition, a Kid Zone, and the Monster Energy ActioZone, showcasing Keith Sayer’s FMX (Freestyle Motocross) demonstration team.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: a Celebration of Strength, Beauty and Powe

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 2 - 2022


More than 1500 guests gathered for the most anticipated runway show of Swim Week 2022. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit hosted its annual show poolside during PARAISO Miami Beach at the W Hotel South Beach on July 16th, proving once again that beauty comes in all colors, shapes, ages and sizes -and celebrating female strength, beauty and power.

True to form, Sports Illustrated wowed the audience by featuring numerous surprises on the runway, including curvy sisters, Hunter and Michaela McGrady who strutted jubilantly down the catwalk together, and famed fitness star, 65 year-old Denise Austin, and daughter Katie. The duo pranced down the runway, flexed for photographers and hugged, looking more like madly-fit sisters than mother and daughter.

Fifty year old, Shannon Burton, Swim Search finalist, who began modeling at age 35, made her debut, stating that she was inspired by Kathy Jacobs, who became the oldest Sports Illustrated model in history at age 57, during last year’s show.

The highlight of the evening was when WAGS star Nicole Williams walked the runway with husband, NFL star Larry English, and revealed her baby bump at the end of the runway. Larry sealed the official birth announcement with a kiss on Nicole’s belly.







Other noteworthy Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models included Jasmine Sanders, Camille Kostek, Brooks Nader, Olivia Ponton, Christen Harper, Geo Burke, and Swim Search models Mady Dewey, Manju Bangalore, Joely Live, Ashley Byrd, and Janell Williams, who graced the runway in designer swim brands including Cynthia Rowley, Left on Friday, Lain Snow, Ark Swim, Navy Ray and more.

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Osteria Miami: an Italian Gem in MiMo

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On September - 1 - 2022

Tucked away unsuspectingly in Miami’s trendy MiMo district lies one of the best new Italian restaurants in town. Already a  neighborhood favorite, Osteria’s rustic, welcoming atmosphere and vibrant mix of authentic Italian comfort foods, creatively crafted and prepared table-side, make guests feel as though they are dining in someone’s home in the Italian countryside; and are already part of the family. 

 With a rich history steeped in Italian tradition, the Osteria is best known as a humble neighborhood eatery, a place to enjoy good wine and simple yet elegant food. But the true essence of the Osteria is more than just a place to feast – it’s a place for family. Osteria Miami is true to its name in every sense.

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South Florida Comes Together to Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 19 - 2017

by: Maryanne Salvat

Bowlmor AMF Donates to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services

Bowlmor AMF, the world leader in bowling entertainment, will raise funds at the more than 300 centers nationwide, with proceeds benefitting the American Red Cross’ disaster relief services. Additionally, Bowlmor AMF will match donations up to $50,000. To support the fundraiser, Bowlmor AMF is asking guests who visit one of Bowlmor AMF’s 300+ centers in the United States and Canada to make a donation to help the victims of this year’s devastating hurricane season.

As the largest bowling entertainment company in the world, Bowlmor AMF puts an innovative spin on the typical bowling experience with centers that feature modern, stylish décor, upscale amenities, and deliciously inventive menus. Bowlmor AMF’s bowling centers provide the perfect setting for every occasion, from first-class family nights and birthday celebrations to unforgettable holiday parties and corporate events.

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Hurricane Irma Keys Relief Benefit

Michael Capponi and ORA would like to invite you all to one of their many grassroots initiatives underway to aid Florida Keys residents post Hurricane Irma. They will be hosting a benefit this Friday, September 22nd at ORA Miami. This is a great cause to help your fellow Florida Keys neighbors immediately on the ground. They are collecting $30 donations at the door, 100% of Irma bottle packages sold at $1,500 per and 10% off all table sales will benefit this fund.

Email to for more details or visit: for more details

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South Florida Migrant Farmer Community Fundraiser

Sacred Space founder, Karla Dascal and her partner, Gingi Beltran are raising funds to help the migrant farmer community, which was gravely impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Already among the poorest members of South Florida’s residents, these farmers have lost their homes as well as the crops that bring them employment and feed their families.  Due to the destruction, there will be no harvest for at least a year and no means of income for these workers. Consider helping these people who are in desperate need.

To make a donation, follow this link: 

The Sacred Space has generously agreed to match donations up to $5,000. No amount is too small or great. The deadline for donations is Friday, September 22, 2017.



Irma Relief at EAST, Miami 

EAST, Miami, a lifestyle hotel & residences at Brickell City Centre is pleased to announce that it has officially reopened for service. Its signature restaurants Quinto La Huella and Sugar will open its doors as well. While other hotels and businesses in the Brickell area are unfortunately still closed, EAST, Miami received little damage from the storm, and is now accepting existing and new reservations.

In efforts to help support Hurricane Irma Relief, Sugar will be donating $2 per each specialty “Irma Relief” cocktail ($16) sold to Feeding South Florida. The cocktail includes Plymouth Gin, St. Germain, Muddled Apple, Aloe, Pineapple and Lime Juice.



RedBike Studios and Convoy of Hope Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 23, RedBike Studios will host a special indoor cycling ride. 100% of the proceeds from these rides will be donated to Convoy of Hope. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team has served 10 cities in Florida by providing much-needed food, water and other emergency relief supplies. They are working with local partners in the area to distribute these supplies and serve hurricane survivors in need. In Florida, they have already served more than 8,000 people and distributed 200,000+ pounds of supplies. A special thanks to all of the community partners: Crossbridge Brickell, RedBike Studios, and Pipeline Workspaces. The event will begin at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at RedBike Studios Brickell 1399 Southwest 1st Avenue #102, Miami, Florida 33130.




VEZA SUR Brewing Co. and Islamorada Beer Co. Join Forces for the Keys

VEZA SUR Brewing Co. has partnered with Islamorada Beer Co. and the charity, GottaLuvThem (, in collecting donations to help out the victims of Hurricane Irma in the Keys. People who want to help raise funds can go directly to their GoFundMe page: VEZA SUR Brewing Co. will also be collecting donations of non-perishable items, toiletries, water, first aid kits, etc. at the brewery from now until September 30th. Customers who donate two items or more will receive a Chopp on the house. 


List of items VEZA SUR is collecting:

  • Canned / Non-Perishable Food
  • Bottled Water or Gatorade
  • Bleach
  • Toiletries (e.g. soap,shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Baby Care (e.g. Diapers & Baby Wipes)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • First Aid Kits


Miami Design District Community Event: Give Thanks, Give Back, Be Stronger as a Community

Miami has had a rough week. With Hurricane Irma leaving a lot of us perhaps very stressed out, cramped up with family members and friends, powerless and in some cases without A/C. The Miami Design District would like to give Miami residents a reason to get out of the house, enjoy some much-needed relaxation and give back to the community while surrounded by the Design District’s public art works, Flotsam & Jetsam and Jungle mural.

Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza will host We Will #atMDD, a free community event this Friday, September 22nd from 6 – 9 PM. Guests will be treatedto a night of complimentary food, drinks, Wi-Fi and entertainment, including pizza provided by Harry’s Pizzeria and a sunset yoga session taught byAhana Yoga’s Dawn Feinberg. The event is free and open to the public with RSVP at the link here, however suggested donations of $20 will be welcomed to benefit Hurricane Irma relief efforts.



PAMM Teams Up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade For Hurricane Relief

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and Feeding South Florida to collect much needed supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Bring in items to PAMM through September 26, 2017 and receive free admissionduring regular museum hours.

Items needed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade:


Baby products

Hygiene products

Non-perishable food, easily opened

Clothes and shoes for children and teenagers

Bug spray


Items needed by Feeding South Florida:

Peanut butter

Cereal (hot & cold)


Rice Beans

Canned vegetables

Canned meals

Canned soups

Canned tuna & meat

Fruit cups



Through September 26



Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132


PRICE: Receive free admission during regular museum hours when you bring a donation item. Open to the public.