Miami New Construction Show 2014

Miami New Construction Show 2014August 29 – 31, 9am-7pm – Miami Beach Convention Center Hall D, 1901 Convention Dr., Miami Beach

The Miami New Construction Show will reveal in 3 days what would take most realtors, investors and potential condo buyers months to compile. This kind of event has never been attempted in Miami before, much less accomplished. For 3 consecutive days, not only will you get access to detailed project information and real time exposure to over 100 new construction projects and world class exhibits, but you’ll also have the chance to meet twenty to thirty of the most prolific developers in South Florida and ask their teams any questions or inquiries about current and upcoming Projects. Also, more than 80 independent, exclusive and unique service providers will be sharing their products and services with you and your guests and clients. The South Florida Real Estate recovery has been slow but in many ways inevitable. This will be evidenced by the massive and opulent showing 3 days straight where real estate developers, realtors, specialists, potential buyers and investors will meet under one roof and together indisputably experience the true magnitude of South Florida’s real estate market. @MiamiNewConstrS


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Grey Goose Le Melon Launch Party Hosted by Rico Love at Shore Club

Grey Goose Le Melon Launch Party Hosted by Rico Love at Shore Club Thursday, July 24, 8pm-11pm – Penthouse at Shore Club, 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Grey Goose partnered with UrbanDaddy to celebrate the launch of the new Grey Goose flavor, Le Melon. The event is part of a national event series to celebrate the new flavor by recognizing modern day “kings” in ten cities this summer. The exclusive party for taste-makers was held in the penthouse at Shore Club South Beach. The Miami event toasted rapper/singer, songwriter, and producer, Rico Love, who also hosted the event, while DJ Affect got the party started. 

Throughout the evening guests enjoyed Le Melon cocktails, small bites, live music, an animated photo booth, and a professional melon carver who transformed the coveted melon into beautiful works of art. The most popular cocktails of the evening included the Grey Goose Le Melon Fizz (Le Melon and Manzanilla Sherry), and the Grey Goose Le Melon Ocean (Le Melon, fresh grapefruit juice, ginger beer, Benedictine Liqueur, melon ball and sage.)

Expertly crafted by Grey Goose Maître de Chai (Cellar Master), Francois Thibault, Grey Goose Le Melon is a discerning combination of the Grey Goose’ award winning vodka and the prized essence of ripe, juicy Cavaillon melons. Much like the other unique fruits chosen for the entire Grey Goose flavored vodka portfolio, the succulent, intensely fragrant Cavaillon melon was specifically chosen by Thibault for its superior quality and French heritage.


Fairchild Palms Social Hour at Bocce Bar

Fairchild Palms Social Hour at Bocce BarWednesday, July 23, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Bocce Bar, 3252 NE 1st Avenue, Miami Midtown 

The Fairchild Palms hosted a social hour for their current and future members at Bocce Bar, Midtown Miami.  Guests gathered for a great opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, mix and mingle all in support of a wonderful cause; The Fairchild Challenge program.  The Fairchild Palms is the young professionals’ networking group of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The Fairchild Palms donates all fundraising proceeds to The Fairchild Challenge, a South Florida-based environmental education and conservation program credited for leading a green revolution in schools nationwide. The program is dedicated to fostering lifelong environmental awareness, scholarship and stewardship in teenagers, pre-teens and their families.

Photos by: Maria Fernanda Monsalvo


3rd Annual Ready, Set, Swim Fashion Show

3rd Annual Ready, Set, Swim Fashion ShowSaturday, July 19, 7pm-10pm - Riviera Hotel, Pool Bamboo Garden, 318 20th Street, Building One, Miami Beach

Miami’s most chic mingled with industry insiders at Ready, Set, Swim, which premiered in its third annual runway show and cocktail party. The Riviera Hotel set the backdrop for the high fashion, summer scene, as models strutted down the pool-top runway in the hottest looks from Sex Pot Swimwear, who debuted their first collection, Amita Naithani and Beware Swimwear. Fashion’s elite, invited guests, and media viewed the collections while enjoying sips from LIQ’s Cocktail Shots.

Sex Pot Swimwear’s 2015 collection drew inspiration from the urban sophisticate. Made in the USA of high quality materials, the collection makes a modern statement on vintage silhouettes. Sex Pot paired high-waist, Brazilian cut bottoms with minimal tops, and added subtle cut outs to solid one-piece suits.

Indian born designer Amita Naithani began her career in fashion producing beachwear for top designers including Michael Kors, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Vince Camuto. Taking beachwear from fun in the sun to evening chic, Naithani creates each piece to have a multi-look quality. Her 2015 Resort collection features both soft, sophisticated neutrals and blushes with added bold pops of chartreuse and turquoise.

Beware Swimwear is known for striking prints and edgy textures. Designer Minouche Pericles mixes sexy cutouts with high-waist silhouttes and daring plunge necklines to create statement-making suits with a bit of Caribbean flair.

Photos by: Maria Fernanda Monsalvo


SELF Music Fest at Ocho at Soho Beach House

SELF Music Fest at Ocho at Soho Beach HouseSaturday, July 19, 6pm-10pm - Ocho at Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Fashionistas and festies flocked to Soho Beach House’s OCHO for SELF Magazine’s Music Fest party during Miami Swim Week. The sunset rooftop festival featured special guest DJ Alexandra Richards and celebrated the Condé Nast magazine’s July music issue, which shares the gorgeous globetrotting model/DJ’s best beauty tips. Presented by essie, Michelob ULTRA and Nivea, guests including SELF’s Vice President and Publisher Mary Murcko and ET’s Rocsi Diaz snacked on glow-in-the-dark festival fare as they enjoyed poolside performances from indie rockers Wild Cub, hot DJs Ess & Emm and electric pop duo ASTR.

In between snapping pics and pinning them up at the SELFie station, attendees sipped on ice cold Michelob ULTRA and essie’s signature passed cocktails inspired by the new summer nail colors like haute in the heat and urban jungle. Offerings also included Whispering Angel rose, 42Below vodka, SELF Music Fest Coconut Cartel coconuts and Aquacai water. Departing guests left with a SELF gift bag complete with the essie summer polish collection and Nivea Q10 Skin Firming Hydration body lotion, as well as inspiration for their summer playlists. @SELFmagazine  #SELFMusicFest

Photos by: Julie Pauline

Centolire Trattoria Italiana Opens in South Miami

Centolire Trattoria Italiana Opens in South MiamiTuesday, July 29, 8pm –Centolire Trattoria Italiana, 1569 Sunset Drive, South Miami

Join grand opening of Centolire Trattoria Italian authentic Italian cuisine restaurant in South Miami. Enjoy complimentary antipasto per table and glass of Prosecco per person during the first week. Centolire embraces the flavors of authentic Italian cuisine at the helm of Neapolitan chef & NYC restaurateur Roberto Patriarca.


Cantina La Veinte to Open in Miami Brickell

Cantina La Veinte to Open in Miami BrickellMonday, July 28, 11am - Cantina La Veinte at Icon Brickell, 495 Brickell Avenue, Miami Brickell

Cantina La Veinte, a new waterfront Mexican restaurant at Miami’s Icon Brickell, opens July 28. The restaurant belongs to the Mexico City based Cinbersol Group, a company dedicated to provide an integral experience for food and beverages services, and its first foray into the U.S. market. Cantina La Veinte it promises an eclectic menu of traditional Mexican cuisine, crafted cocktails and a selection of 260 high-end tequilas and mezcals. The restaurant will have an open kitchen, outdoor seating, bar and mercato selling sandwiches, cheeses, wines, coffees and juices, combining a Mexican Art Deco style and the decor of a traditional Mexican cantina. The kitchen will be led by Mexico City’s chef Santiago Gomez, who worked at NOBU, both in Miami and Mexico City, offering authentic Mexican cuisine like cecina de yecapixtla, herb Requesón cheese, farm-fresh cream, and nopal cactus salad; chiles rellenos güero, a fresh “xcatic” pepper stuffed with smoked marlin ceviche and passion fruit coulis; and huachinango frito, a deep fried, whole-roasted boneless red snapper with chile de arbol salsa and crisp garlic flakes.

Juan Valdez Cafe Opens in Miami Downtown

Juan Valdez Cafe Opens in Miami DowntownMonday, July 28, 7am – Juan Valdez Cafe, 101 NE Second Avenue, Miami Downtown

Juan Valdez Cafe, the company that put Colombian coffee in the households of people all over the world has added another concept to its coffee empire: stand-alone coffee shops, with the first Downtown Miami store officially opening its doors Monday, July 28. This coffee shop will be part coffee, part ode to its native Colombia, according to Edwin Garcia, corporate marketing director for Juan Valdez. The store will serve four different types of Colombian coffee from very distinct regions around the country prepared two different ways. The shop will also serve various Colombian pastries and smoothies, along with a retail component offering coffee makers and ground coffee for guests brew at home. The second café will open on Sunday, August 10th, located at 364 NE First Street, Miami Downtown.

Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center Grand Opening

Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center Grand OpeningSaturday, July 26, 12pm-3pm – Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8844 Miramar Parkway, Miramar

Join ‘Dr. V’ and the Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center team for a fun-filled afternoon as we celebrate the Grand Opening of new office. Enjoy complimentary food, school physicals, school supplies, giveaways and more. For more info contact or 954-639-7257. #DrVenessaWalker @DrVenessaWalker


CÎROC Summer School of Mixology at Mondrian South Beach

CÎROC Summer School of Mixology at Mondrian South BeachMonday, July 28, 6pm-8pm – Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach

CÎROC partnered with Ocean Drive Magazine to host ‘CÎROC Summer School of Mixology’ and teaching step by step on how to make this years 6 hottest summer cocktails at the Sunset Lounge at the Mondrain Hotel. Invited guests learned first hand from the CÎROC Master Mixologist, Teddy Collins of Radio Bar, about making refreshing cocktails at 3 stations while jotting down notes in old school notepads. The innovative cocktails included: Cîroc Chic, Coco Light Martini, Cîroc Peach Sangria, Cîroc Red Berry Sangria, Martini Madre & Cîroc Summer Spice.

CÎROC Vodka is an ultra-premium vodka that celebrates the uncommon on every level; from the distilled Mauzac Blanc and Ugni Blanc grapes, grown in the historic Gaillac and Cognac regions of France, to the innovative cold fermentation and maceration techniques usually found in wine making, to its subtle aromatics and smooth, naturally refined taste. In addition to the CÎROC Vodka, they now offer four different flavors of vodka including CÎROC Coconut, CÎROC Red Berry, CÎROC Peach, and CÎROC Amaretto. If you mix-up any of your own CÎROC Summer Cocktails, please share using hashtags #CirocSipofSummer & #CirocMixology as well as tagging @Ciroc.

Cîroc Chic, Coco Light Martini

Cîroc Chic, Coco Light Martini

Cîroc Peach Sangria, Cîroc Red Berry Sangria

Cîroc Peach Sangria, Cîroc Red Berry Sangria

Martini Madre & Cîroc Summer Spice

Martini Madre & Cîroc Summer Spice

Acacia x Lolli 2015 Runway Show at Soho Beach House

Acacia x Lolli 2015 Runway Show at Soho Beach HouseSunday, July 20, 8pm - Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Lolli Swim and Acacia Swimwear came together on Sunday night at the Soho Beach House to show their 2015 collections. Before the show guest enjoyed drink specials provided by RedBull and Wodka and complimentary Boxed Water and pinky manicures by Zoya.

Lolli Swim kicked off the night with a fun and flirty show featuring their signature bow bottoms in a color blocked motif. The bow bottoms are not only cute but also use a center seem rouching technique to accentuate your bottom! Lolli continued with the girly theme in a bow print on crop tops and accents like flutter tops and pastel hues for an ultra feminine feel. One of the most memorable moments of the 2015 swim season will surely be the topless looks from Lolli as the models came out strutting their stuff holding pineapples, watermelon slices and coconuts over their breasts.

Acacia Swimwear continued the night with a collection designed with the ultimate Earth Goddess in mind. With styles and prints inspired by the Hawaiin islands, they had a Hawaiian singer/dancer both open and close the show with classic tranquil Hawaiian music before it moved into thumping hip hop beats. Acacia presented a collection of in soft earthy neutral tones in ethnic inspired prints. A great color scheme for all skin tones to accentuate your softer sides. Acacia showed many of their signature styles with stringy cutouts and crochet detail but also debuted some high-waisted bottoms and different styles of cover-ups with more structure than usual. One stand out piece in particular was a midi length white dress with wide black stripes, which was so understated but a perfect and super sexy look. #AcaciaxLolli

Photos by: Sarah Klein

#Seizethenight Where Fashion + Music Collide at Soho Beach House

Seizethenight Where Fashion + Music Collide at Soho Beach HouseSaturday, July 19, 9pm-12am – Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Sieze the Night at Soho Beach House was hands down one of the most fun events of the weekend! The night featured a fashion show by Bianca Colletti and Jacques Smith, complementary Desperados beer, and a surprise performance by HeartsRevolution. Kicking off at 9pm or so, guests were greeted by the beautiful Desperado girls to play a bit of spin the wheel. Depending on where it stopped, the girls made a variety of different shots with the Tequila flavored beer and products like tobacco and chili peppers.

Bianca Colletti began the show with signature looks of classic European inspired silhouettes and small cut bottoms. Colletti’s original prints and flattering cut outs set her aside as both an artist and designer. The acclaimed lines boho vibes evoke a sense of playful, carefree, and youthful spirit perfect for frolicking beaches of Miami to Ibiza. HeartsRevolution preformed live on the runway complete with a bedazzled guitar really amping the crowd up and getting people grooving.

Jacques Smith, artist and designer originally hailing from Middle America closed last night’s event with quite the bang. Premiering looks for his 2015 collection of quirky and fun looks with his signature embroidery and eye graphics. Models came out dancing draped in robes with hanging tentacles mirroring the ones on their hands. The robes had great movement and provided the extra wow factor when they revealed their looks at the bottom of the runway. At the end of the show models surprised everyone by dropping their party clothes and jumping into the floaty filled pool. All in all everybody seemed to have an awesome and fun experience.

Photos by: Sarah Klein

4th Annual Style Saves Swim Fashion Show Fundraiser at Soho Beach House

4th Annual Style Saves Swim Fashion Show Fundraiser at Soho Beach HouseFriday, July 18, 9pm – Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The 4th annual Style Saves event at Soho Beach House was a major hit! The exclusive soiree featured a multi-designer fashion show boasting looks from the hottest brands as well as some of Miamis most up and coming new designers. Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Red Bull & Aquaçai, sponsored the open bar sweet treats were provided by Stella’s Sweet Shoppe, sounds by Gooddroid, and Mc’d by Angela Simmons, the daughter of fashion mogul Russle Simmons. The online auction helped raise funds for the students of style and surpassed its goal raising over $100,000.

Kicking off the show, Style Mafia presented cool and edgy looks for the downtown beachy kind of girl, with sunglasses by Illesteva and shoes by Del Toro. Ola Feroz showed little string bikinis and also sported shades by Illesteva. Santika displayed bright and flowy cover-ups perfect for the most glamorous of beach days. Trina Turk, probably the most well known designer of the show, had girls clad in bright hues of blues pinks greens and orange and paisley prints for her 2015 collection. Ishine365, an online retailer, had looks from top brands such as Stone Fox, Beach Riot, Mandalynn, Lolli, Mikoh, Indah, and Acacia. Over all it was a great night benefitting an awesome cause!

Photos by: Sarah Klein