Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 15 - 2015

mileyThe National YoungArts Foundation’s annual Backyard Ball on January 10, raised more than $1.7 million to directly support the organization’s contributions to the artistic development of talented young artists from around the nation.  Master teachers such as James Caan, Phylicia Rashad, Jeff Koons, Sylvia Plachy, Livingston Taylor, Tierney Sutton, Rebecca Walker, Desmond Child and Carrie Mae Weems, worked with 170 YoungArts finalists during the week leading up to the ball and attended the party on the YoungArts campus.

Belvedere Vodka recently hosted a star-studded poolside party for Jeremy Scott’s book launch hosted by fashion house Moschino at The Thompson Hotel Miami Beach. Over 400 guests attended including Miley Cyrus, A$AP Rocky,  Nicky Hilton, Mr. Brainwash and Flaming Lips front man, Wayne Coyne. Robert Pattison, girlfriend FKA twigs and four other friends dined at Katsuya at SLS South Beach.

Guest Column: Martina Borgomanero Basabe’s Art Basel

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 20 - 2014
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Martina Borgomanero Basabe

It is now December 11 and everywhere pre-vacation congestion starts and I am not talking about the flu. Traffic gets crazy, stores get busy, people invade the streets for Christmas shopping, whether it is tree, tree decorations, or a very large amount of presents to buy for family and friends.

Not in Miami.

In Miami, second week of December equals to ghost town. Restaurants are empty, people are zombies, streets are deserted and all of this because of one reason and one only – Post Basel Syndrome (PBS).

Let’s start from the beginning – allegedly Art Basel runs for four days, this year from December 4 to 7. NOT TRUE. Art Basel runs for a solid ten, starting the weekend before and finishing the weekend after the week of the actual exhibits, and reaches a peak during those four days and three nights that is comparable only to a freight train that derails, hits everyone and everything around it, but just keeps on going leaving desolation behind. Hence – ghost town.


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Celebrity Sightings:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 15 - 2013
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Jill Martin and Dana Ravich

Celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann debut her highly anticipated LATIN D’LITE: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist cookbook at the gorgeous Ornare showroom in the Design District. Guests got to taste Hoffmann’s favorite dishes from her cookbook during the signing and exclusive meet and greet. 

Also on Tuesday night, New York Times bestselling authors, Jill Martin and Dana Ravich celebrated the launch of their new book, The Weekend Makeover, at an exclusive gathering at the Soho Beach House.  Martin drew a slew of photographers to the beach the following day as she laid out on the beach at SBH. 

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh celebrated his birthday Wednesday night at Bamboo Miami Beach with friends:  Ne-Yo, Dwyane Wade, FLOrida, actor/comedian Dee Ray Davis and Pleasure P. Miami Heat’s official DJ, DJ IRIE kept the party going until the early morning. 

On Friday night, music producer, Pharrell Williams, celebrated his 40th birthday at Arkadia and LIV at the Fontainebleau with famous friends: Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Lil Wayne. 

On Sunday, the 6th annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon raised $422,626 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and brought out participating celebrities such as:  Colin Egglesfield, Greg Ellis, Jason Kennedy, James Marsden, Josh Hopkins, Geoff Stults, Parker Young, Cristian de la Fuente and Monique Coleman. Actress and Broadway signer Laura Bell Bundy and former Dancing with the Stars host Samantha Harris were also on hand for the event but stuck to stage duties, with Bundy singing the national anthem and Harris helping to present checks and medals.


Recently spotted at Zuma MiamiMarc Anthony and his new girlfriend, TopShop heiress, Chloe Green; Luis Carlos Velez and Siad Char, whoannouncedtheir engagement at a romantic table on the riverfront terrace; singer Fher Olvera from Mana and  Esperanza Aguirre, Spanish politician and former President of Madrid.


Superstar, Jamie Foxx was seen dining a Baoli last week.


Jewellery designer Orianne Collins, ex-wife of Phil Collins, and co-founder of the Little Dreams Foundation attended the unveiling of FENDI Casa’s specially curated Romero Britto exhibit on Thursday, March 14that the Luxury Living FENDI Casa showroom.  A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit, of which all items are available for purchase, will be donated to the foundation. 

Happy Feet

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 18 - 2009

hboluxuryloungehonor66thannualgoldenr2kwpg3onkvl1 Living in Miami gives us gals, and fellow shoe freaks, the excellent excuse to wear gorgeous sandals throughout the year and we have J&A Shoes to thank for providing the flirty footwear.    Based in Los Angeles, J&A Shoes have been worn and adored by the likes of Gwen StefaniSmiley Miley Cyrus, Toni Colette, and Melissa George just to name a few.   J&A Shoes manufactures three popular shoe collections that combine classic style and comfort to any wardrobe, Athena Alexander, Callisto of California, and Lia Bijou.  These are sold in Nordstrom and local favorite Shoes To You boutique located in the Bird Road Art District.