CLINIQUEClinique’s “Summer in Clinique” Food Truck Heads to Miami, Florida

The leading cosmetics brand is popping up at various locations across the city of Miami. Guests will get to indulge in their choice of ice cold popsicles created by Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. and inspired by Clinique’s new Lip Pop Colour Collection. Pop Artist, Zara Larsson has partnered up with Clinique to create the industry’s first interactive music video at The inspiration is derived from the truth that a Lip Colour can change a woman’s entire mood and emotion. The Summer in Clinique Truck will encourage women to play with color and be their own Pop Star. Once beauty junkies test the latest shades from the newly launched collection at the Lip Pop Bar, they can jump in front of the camera, show off their new look and create a unique selfie GIF. Along with the Lip Pop Colour Collection, Clinique will also be previewing its summer collection.

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, June 10:

10am – 1pm: Dadeland Mall; near the Food Court entrance and Macy’s (7535 N Kendall Dr, Kendall, FL 33156)

2pm – 4pm: International Mall; near the Food Court entrance and Macy’s (1455 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172)

6pm – 8pm: Westland Mall; Macy’s south entrance (1675 W 49th St, Hialeah, FL 33012)


Saturday, June 11:

10am – 1pm: Town Center at Boca Raton; entrance between Bloomingdales and Crate & Barrel (6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431)

2pm – 4pm: The Falls; main entrance parking lot off 136th St, near Talbot & Chico’s (8888 SW 136th St, Miami, FL 33176)

6pm – 8pm: Wynnwood Art Walk; Parking Lot A off NW 2nd Ave between NW 22nd St & NW 22nd Ln (2219 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127)

SOCIAL: @Clinique, #SummerinClinique


Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, Has An Amazing NEW Friday Surf or Turf Special Starting June 10th

Every Friday at 6pm starting this week, guests at Mama Mia can choose to indulge in either sea or land! From the sea, Mama Mia is serving all-you-can-eat garlic Alaskan Snow Crabs with a side of linguine with a homemade crab marinara sauce — a seafood paradise! From the land, enjoy a whopping 1 1/4 lb. Filet Mignon Chateaubriand style served on top of golden roasted potatoes, mushrooms and caramelized onions. Both options are priced at $34.95 per person, a deal that will have your wallet as full as your stomach, and with an all-you-can-eat option and 1 1/4 lb. steak, that means really full. Being an Italian and family-style dish restaurant, it’s no surprise Mama Mia never lets you leave hungry.


Sundays Were Made For Asado

The Sunday Asado at Los Fuegos brings the remarkable Argentine culinary culture to Miami and offers a special family style menu envisioned by Chef Francis Mallmann, South America’s most celebrated and beloved chef. With a variety of dishes such as Empanadas, Pink Grapefruit Salad, Wood Oven Pizza, Giant Prawns and more, the asado (an outdoor, open-fire barbeque enjoyed by friends and family) menu captures the rich spirit of South American cooking and promises a memorable meal marked by vibrant flavors. During the Sunday Asado experience, diners will also enjoy live music performed by Javier Garcia. The Sunday Asado is $75 per person for adults and $35 for children ages 5-12.


South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

Gearing up for its 28th year, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – the region’s premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward counties – will showcase over 80 of the hottest restaurants from Dade and Broward counties, top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists and an impressive array of auction items. On Friday, June 17, from 7PM (6PM VIP) to 10PM, the annual event migrates to Wynwood’s artsy neighborhood and takes place at Soho Studios, a 50,000 square-foot warehouse that will transform into a foodie oasis where top restaurants will showcase their concepts’ delectable bites. The soirée continues in Wynwood with an exclusive after party for VIP ticketholders and chef participants at R House, the vibrant restaurant and gallery, from 10:30PM to midnight. While dishes will differ with bountiful savory and sweet options, one thing will remain the same: the evening’s goal to raise money for No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.  In addition to tasty bites and libations, Taste of the Nation 2016 will also feature a curated silent auction with one-of-a-kind packages, a mystery wine grab, and interactive elements such as a Citi lounge – featuring hand crafter cocktails, an LG Farm-to-Table Kitchen activation, an “Urban Beer Garden” – curated by Events on the Loose – with a selection of South Florida’s iconic local brews and a Plinko game board with cool prizes.

General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $250 per person and provide access to the event one hour before the doors open as well as admission to the after party. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit:


2016 Miami Spice Mash-Up/Mix-Up Dinner Series Returns

In its 15th year, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)’s Miami Spice Restaurant Program is kicking off the summer with its exclusive Miami Spice Mash-Ups. The popular dinners will once again unite some of the city’s most beloved chefs for a night filled with indulgent dishes previewing their upcoming Miami Spice menus. The one-of-a-kind culinary experiences will also feature enticing libations by Diageo, Stella Artois and Terrazas wines.

The first collaborative dinner will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7PM in Miami’s hippest neighborhood, Wynwood, with two of the city’s most celebrated rising stars – Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef honoree, Brad Kilgore of Alter; and Chef/Owner, Brian Nasajon of the acclaimed eatery Beaker & Gray. Together, the two will serve an enticing three-course meal of duos, previewing menu items from their respective Miami Spice menus. Seating is limited to 50 seats; reservations must be made in advance and can be done so by calling (305) 699-2637. Price is $65 per person (excluding tax, tip and additional beverage purchases) and includes a Welcome Cocktail by Beaker & Gray’s mixologist Ben Potts sponsored by Diageo featuring specialty cocktails made with Bulleit Bourbon, Don Julio, Zacapa Rum and Ketel One Vodka. During dinner, guests will have the choice of a glass of Terrazas red or white wine and a chalice of Stella Artois. Information on the July Mash-Up will be released at a later date. Beaker & Gray is located in Wynwood at 2637 N. Miami Ave. Dinner begins promptly at 7PM.  For more information on the Miami Spice Restaurant Program please visit


Celebrate Sushi Day at O’Lima

O’Lima Miami celebrates International Sushi Day with a complimentary order of signature rolls between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Just minutes from Bay Harbour Shops, guests at the upscale Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant choose between two rolls, each added to the menu, at full price, for the weekend. The Ceviche Roll ($16) includes Mahi Mahi marinated in aji amarillo chile sauces and topped with crispy onions, while the Glazed Duck Roll ($14) is a fusion between Peruvian and Japanese sushi with glazed duck, avocado and sweet potato. (1052 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor, FL 33154; (305) 864-4392)



 HoffmanBenzBy: Maryanne Salvat 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 

South Beach will once again come alive this July, as the swimwear industry’s most highly anticipated event returns for the ninth year. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim will heat up the sands of The Raleigh Hotel with five days of designer runway shows, presentations and parties beginning on July 18 through July 22. IMG Fashion is proud to present an extensive list of incredible designers who will be presenting their latest Collections including: AGUA BENDITA, POKO PANO, DOLORES CORTES, WILDFOX SWIM, BEACH BUNNY, NICOLITA, AQUA DI LARA, MARA HOFFMAN SWIM, VIX SWIMWEAR, CIA.MARITIMA, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, GOTTEX, OAKLEY, L*SPACE BY MONICA WISE, A.Z ARAUJO, LULI FAMA, CAFFE SWIMWEAR, MAAJI SWIMWEAR, SAUVAGE, ZINGARA SWIMWEAR, 6 SHORE ROAD, A.CHE SWIMWEAR, AGUACLARA, AQUARELLA SWIMWEAR, CAITLIN KELLY SWIMWEAR and MINIMALE ANIMALE. To kick-off this exciting event ROXY will be showcasing their designs and celebrating 25 years in the industry with ROXY Pop Surf at the Raleigh pool deck on Thursday evening. Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express, TRESemme, Smashbox Cosmetics, Ipanema, The Raleigh, Ocean Drive Magazine and Getty Images; for the official schedule visit:   FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach SWIM On July 17, FUNKSHION Fashion Week Miami Beach will swim into its 24th season in Miami Beach. Debuted in 2003, FUNKSHION has brought Miami to the forefront of the South Florida Fashion World, working with designers from Miami, Latin America, New York City, Milan and Paris.  FUNKSHION offers an opportunity for designer collections to come to life, merging the worlds of fashion and music.  As with every season, since the inception of Funkshion, most shows are open to the general public free of charge.  Potential guests do need to officially rsvp at:  WWW.FASHIONWEEKMIAMI.COM Or  WWW.FUNKSHION.COM.




On Friday, July 19, stay stylish by giving back! To kick-off Miami Swim Week, Style Saves will host an exclusive event at the ultra-chic Soho Beach House, Miami, coordinated by In House Ideas. STYLE SAVES SWIM presented by Schick Quattro For Women Trimstyle, will celebrate the launch of CABANA, the beachwear trade event. For the third year, Style Saves’ Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser will gather 400 of Miami’s most recognized and influential people together to support Style Saves’ mission of “building confidence through clothes and giving a fresh start through fashion” to local underprivileged students in South Florida. In collaboration with The Miami Foundation, Style Saves’ mission is to imbue students with the self-confidence and assurance they need to succeed, both academically and personally. The event will feature three back-to-back designer fashion shows, sponsored open bar and sounds by DJ RUEN. FORD models will strut the runway showcasing designers from CABANA, the beachwear trade event and looks from swim retailer ATRIUM. To open the show, Venezuelan men’s swimwear line Crasqi will make their Swim Week debut. Guests will enjoy cocktails by Belvedere Vodka, Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer and Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, plus sweet treats from Stella’s Sweet Shoppe. The Funclick interactive photo booth sponsored by Metro 1 Properties will let guests capture memories to take home using the hashtag #stylesavesswim. Presenting sponsor, Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle is the perfect partner to the swim theme, encouraging gals to get bikini-ready with the only razor and bikini trimmer in one. Fashion magazine Vogue Brasil and lifestyle publication Haute Living will cover the event as media sponsors while World Red Eye shoots as the official photographer.Tickets are $150 in advance and $175 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit:; To learn more about Style Saves visit,


paradiseOne year after the launch of The Paradise Fund: Miami, join for a night in historic 1957 Havana in grand “Paradise” fashion. Havana in the early 1950′s was a top tourist and nightlife destination. Havana, in its heyday, became known as the Monte Carlo of the Caribbean. Swanky Hotels, Cabarets, Nightclubs and Casinos could be found in abundance. This year, guests will be transported back to Havana’s glory days! Come enjoy tropical cocktails, seasonal bites, freshly rolled cigars and live, Cuban music from the era. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Paradise Fund’s Haiti-based education and development projects. Individual tickets are $150



2nd Annual Youth Fitness Clinic

On Saturday, July 20 Little Lighthouse Foundation is calling all volunteers to participate in the 2nd annual Youth Fitness Clinic at Ansin Sports Complex hosted by Rosenhaus Sports and participating clients. From 9AM – 12PM, 250 youth will participate in outdoor activities with twelve drill stations highlighting simple athletic movements. Each station will be equipped with volunteers, featuring cones, tackle dummies, ladders, passing, and more. Past NFL participants include Plaxico Burress, Jared Odrick, James Pruitt, and Robert Bailey. The Youth Clinic is free of charge and beverages and a commemorative t-shirt will be provided to all participants. If you are interested in volunteering or know youth interested in participating, contact Reed at or 305.417.8553 for a registration waiver.  


tasteTaste of the Nation

South Florida  Share Our Strength, the country’s leading anti-hunger organization and producer of the highly respected annual nationwide culinary benefit, Taste of the Nation, dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the fight to end childhood hunger across America, is getting ready to roll.  Now called Taste of the Nation South Florida and bigger than ever, this year the region’s premier culinary benefit is showcasing more than 50 fabulous restaurants from both Dade and Broward counties, the finest wines and spirits, and an impressive array of auction items.  The much-anticipated event will take place Thursday, July 25, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., in the spacious main ballroom of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Tickets, priced at $125 per person as well as VIP tickets priced at $250 per person and providing access to the event an hour before the doors open, are available at: One hundred percent of ticket sales go to Share Our Strength to fight childhood hunger. 




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Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Miami

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Miami joins forces with over 40 of South Florida’s hottest chefs and mixologists, to take a stand against childhood hunger. On Thursday, July 7, satiate your palate for a great cause, raising critical funds needed to end this significant crisis. In its 24th year, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Miami returns to the legendary Fairmont Turnberry Isle. This special evening – themed “Don’t Ignore the Signs”after Share Our Strength’s national campaign – will be emceed by Emmy award-winning TV anchors Laurie Jennings and Calvin Hughes of WPLG Miami, and will showcase the latest cuisine, the best wines & spirits, live music, and an impressive array of silent and live auction items. General admission is $100 per ticket ($125 at the door); VIP tickets are priced at $200 each ($250 at the door). Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-877-26-TASTE or visiting


taste of the townSouth Miami’s Taste of the Town

On Saturday, July 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., South Miami opens its doors and kitchens for a culinary experience under the stars.  Held on the rooftop of the parking garage overlooking the city, guests will sample culinary delights by many of the area’s popular restaurants, including Segafredo South Miami, Casa Lario’s, Casa Toscano, Cervezas, Dan Marino’s, Fox’s Lounge, Fresh Dash, Gardner’s Market, Irish Times, OMG Burgers, Outback Steakhouse, Power Pizza, Shula’s 347, Sole Trattoria, Swensen’s, Whisk Gourmet Food and Catering, and many more. Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill will be the Master of Ceremony for the evening and local bands will provide live entertainment. Advance tickets are $25 per person, $40 per couple; VIP Packages available for $50 per person, includes  special seating area, complimentary cocktails, in addition to the samplers, beer and wine.  To pre-purchase tickets online, visit
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Million Trees Miami Project.


Promo_Shot4-Miguel_Paredes-At_WorkMiguel Paredes Unveils Superhero

Miguel Paredes will unveil his newest piece of artwork, Superhero, at his Wynwood gallery on Saturday, July 9, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. during the neighborhood’s popular Second Saturday Art Walk. At the premiere, guests will enjoy refreshing nitro ice cream treats (liquid nitrogen ice cream with premium fruity and nutty mix-ins), compliments of HaVen Gastro-Lounge. In addition, complimentary Zignum Mezcal signature cocktails will be available, along with beer from the Heineken Light art bar, a selection of Rex Goliath wines and sparkling water courtesy of Perrier. Local DJ Ari X will provide the tunes for the evening. PK Graphics is also a sponsor and supporter of the event. Those interested in attending should confirm their RSVP by emailing



Mango-BrunchFairchild’s Mango Brunch

This Sunday, July 10, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden celebrates the Mango in conjunction with their International Mango Festival.  The highly anticipated brunch brings together some of Miami’s best chefs to create original and amazing mango dishes. Guests can expect mouthwatering dishes prepared by : Chef Sean Bernal of The Delano, Chefs Frank and Andrea Randazzo of Creative Tastes Catering, Chef Ralph Pagano of STK Miami, Chef Tom Parlo of The Biltmore Hotel, Chef Allen Susser, and Chef Gail Goetch of Essensia at The Palms Hotel.  Tickets are $100 for Fairchild members, $125 for non-members, to reserve seats call 305.663.3358 or visit


dcotaOutdoor Chic at DCOTA

Join Joe Fava, Lara Shelton from La Plates, artist Ashley Longshore, and Omar Guzman of Liquid Art Pools as they join forces at DCOTA on Wednesday, July 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, to present a dynamic conversation about improving outdoor living environments. The conversation will include landscaping, and alfresco entertaining.  Whether on a city terrace or a big backyard, it’s all about stylish outdoor living! Lunch will be held at INSIDE OUT, Suite B-216 and is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact


aazk_logo_colorBowling For Rhinos

On Friday, July 15, get out your bowling shoes for the annual Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser, benefitting the South Florida Chapter of AAZK’S rhino conservation projects. Bird Bowl, AAZK, and Zoo Miami invite everyone for a night of excitement that includes: bowling, raffles, and a silent auction.  Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.  The “Bowl-a-thon” runs from 8 to 9:30 p.m.; tickets cost $35.00 per bowler, for more information call 305.251.0400 or

Papi Makes a Splash at Swim Weekpapi-logo

Miami-based, papi (intentional lowercase) will be among the first brands featuring both underwear and swimwear during Miami Fashion Week Swim.  The papi label will be showcased at the Miami Beach Convention Center featuring its 2011 underwear collection and the debut of papi swimwear which will be available both in stores and online at in early 2012.  Additionally, papi will be part of a group show at the exclusive Soho Beach House (4385 Collins Avenue) on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. along with Mercedes Benz 2010 featured designer, Trina Turk and designs sold at Neiman Marcus. Proceeds from the show will benefit Style Saves, a not for profit organization that provides needy students with funding for school clothes. Tickets cost $50 in advance, $75 at door and $30 for the after party only. For more information, contact Edison Lozada at