Cruise-featuredheaderBy: Maryanne Salvat 

Celebrity Cruises® Teams Up with Funky Buddha Brewery and Be Well Travel 

The inaugural Funky Buddha Craft Brew Cruise, a four-day, four-night voyage, features Funky Buddha’s limited edition and latest brews sailing this Thursday, March 12 through Monday, March 16, aboard the Celebrity Constellation. The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale and travels to Nassau, Bahamas and Key West, Florida. Funky Buddha Brewery experts will be on board to educate and inform beer-loving cruisers; for more information and to book visit:


wickedWicked Returns

Back by “popular” demand, WICKED returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County with performances starting Wednesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 29. Tickets start at $49.00 and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Box Office at 305. 949.6722. Groups of 15 or more should call 786.468.2326.


#ThursdayIsTheNewFriday at Cecconi’s

This Thursday, March 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cecconi’s along with Chef Sergio will present a lovely happy hour with complimentary Estrella Damm and Truffle Arancini. Guests will also enjoy a live jazz performance.


image001Michael Mina “Social Hour”

Known for its hip vibe and dynamic culinary scene, Michael Mina 74 is raising the bar with the introduction of “Social Hour”. Located in the lobby of the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the small plates and craft cocktail driven restaurant is now serving up specially priced barrel-aged cocktails among other libations with complimentary bites from Chef de Cuisine Thomas Griese nightly, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The new “Social Hour” will be available seven days a week showcasing the restaurant’s stellar cocktail program; For more information, visit


FDDC1398-C246-4B23-7519F6737DD342DFThe Little Lighthouse Foundation Hearts & Stars Gala 2015: Casablanca

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s (LLF) Hearts & Stars Gala 2015: Casablanca, a private, invite only charity event, which will be held on Saturday, March 14, from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. at a private waterfront estate in Miami Beach, is sold out for the 5th year in a row. LLF assists children and their families in South Florida who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships. This support is derived from LLF’s recruiting and educating passionate, caring, socially conscious volunteers, and then deploying them to support LLF programming and beneficiary charities. All proceeds from the Hearts & Stars Gala 2015: Casablanca benefit LLF. The Hearts and Stars 2015 Gala will have a Casablanca theme this year and is black tie optional. The Hearts & Stars Gala Kick Off Party is at Hyde Beach at the SLS on Friday night, March 13, 2015. For an online donation of $25, guests will enjoy a sponsored bar from Diageo from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. If available, access to the event at the door will be $50. Donations can be made at


orchInternational Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Beautiful, fragrant, and rare orchids will cover the lush landscape of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the three-day International Orchid Festival, held Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. More than 10,000 orchids and plants will be on view and available for purchase throughout the Garden. Stop by the Science Village to watch interactive demonstrations of the Million Orchid Project, which aims to reintroduce one million native and endangered orchids back into South Florida. Presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables, the breathtaking displays of rare and exotic orchid species at the American Orchid Society juried show are a must-see. For more information, visit the International Orchid Festival webpage.


Vizcaya-Logo---ColorVizcaya Preservation Luncheon

The Preservation Luncheon, known as the “Hat Luncheon” where attendees are encouraged to wear creative head wear, is taking place on March 17, 2015, and features cocktails, music and lunch on Vizcaya’s beautiful grounds. This annual fundraiser was founded in 2009 to support the preservation of Vizcaya and the organization’s educational programs. Preservation Luncheon tickets, which can bepurchased online, start at $350 per person and tables for 10 guests start at $3,500. For more information, contact Jessica Casinelli at 305-860-8404 or