Miami City Ballet Gala 2015

Miami City Ballet Gala 2015Saturday, January 31, 6:30pm-12am – SoHo Studios, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami Wynwood Arts District

The 2015 Miami City Ballet Gala will celebrate 29 years of world-class dance, classical masterpieces, innovative new works and world premieres! This year’s gala affair will combine the visual and performing arts by featuring a one-night-only extraordinary performance art installation created by the dancers of Miami City Ballet. Gala chairs are Ana-Marie and Robert Barlick, and Grand Honorary chairs are Pamela Garrison and R. Kirk Landon. Tables range from $25,000 to $100,000, and individual tickets are $2,500. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Company’s Education & Outreach Initiatives. For more info contact Eva Silverstein at 305-929-7000, ext. 1400 or @MiamiCityBallet

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63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant – Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Miss Universe 2014

63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant - Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Miss Universe 2014Sunday, January 25, 8pm-11pm – FIU Arena, 1180 S.W. 113th Ave, Miami 

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014 during the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University Arena. Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler crowned her successor with the new DIC crown. The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant featured 88 contestants from across the globe, judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The panel of judges included: DeSean Jackson, Emilio Estefan, Giancarlo Stanton, Kristin Cavallari, Lisa Vanderpump, Louise Roe, Manny Pacquiao, Nina Garcia, Rob Dyrdek, & William Levy. This year’s pageant was hosted by TODAY’s” Natalie Morales and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Jeannie Mai took viewers behind-the-scenes, and fetured the live musical performances by Nick Jonas, Prince Royce and Gavin DeGraw.

Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, is a granddaughter of a legendary tenor, Gastón Vegaand, and the contests leading up to Miss Universe were the first she had participated in. Nia Sanchez, the 24-year-old Miss USA was the second runner-up, followed by Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, and Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell. #MissUniverse @MissUniverse

Pawpurrazzi 2015

Pawpurrazzi 2015Friday, January 23, 7pm-11pm - Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami

Humane Society of Greater Miami hosted “On Camera Safari” Pawpurrazzi 2015, presented by South Motors, and chaired by Pat and Milton Wallace and Bunny Bastian. Hundreds of supporters attended  this one-of-a-kind event raising much needed funds to support more than 400 homeless and abandoned animals cared for by the Humane Society. Every year Miami’s most influential pet loving philanthropists and their dogs enjoy this casual gala that includes a sit-down gourmet dinner, a silent auction filled with top-of-the-line designer names, the “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” show and more fun activities for both two-legged and four-legged guests.


American Social Grand Opening VIP Party

American Social Grand Opening VIP PartyThursday, January 22, 7pm-10pm - American Social, 690 SW 1st Court, Miami Brickell

American Social Brickell, located below the Neo Vertika luxury lofts, celebrated the grand opening of their new, waterfront eatery in downtown overlooking the Miami River. AmSo Brickell features 6,500-sqft. of interior space, 3,000-sqft. of canopied, waterfront dining along the Miami River, and 200-ft. of dockage for prime boat parking. More than 500 VIPs attended the invite-only, red carpet restaurant opening featuring popular Blackjack and other casino table games, hand-rolled cigars, Americana dancers, a 10ft. charcuterie table, 10 hot food stations and music by DJ Irie. Notable guests included Michael E. Maroone, President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of AutoNation, Inc., artist Alexander (Alex) Mijares, CBS anchor Cynthia Demos, society ladies Daisy Olivera, Jillian Posner, Inga Miller, Jessica Anderson and American Social owners Paul Greenberg and Rick Mijares.

63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary Competition

63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary CompetitionWednesday, January 21, 7pm – FIU Arena, 1180 S.W. 113th Ave, Miami

The Miss Universe Preliminary Competition marks the first time all of 88 contestants are on stage competing in both swimsuit and evening gown. A distinguished panel of judges evaluate the contestants in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The Preliminary Competition ultimately determines who makes the Top 15, which will be revealed during the live telecast on Sunday, January 25th. The Miss Universe National Costume Show followed the Preliminary Competition, where contestants from around the world wear outfits representative from their native countries. The evening was hosted by Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler & Roxanne Vargas.  #MissUniverse #Top15 @MissUniverse

Photos by: Julie Pauline

Glamorous & Sexy Launch of Burlesquiceous

Glamorous & Sexy Launch of BurlesquiceousThursday, January 29, 7pm-10pm - Burlesquiceous, 2901 S Bayshore Dr, Miami

You’re invited to an exclusive evening “Glamorous & Sexy”. Join for an exclusive cocktail evening and to launch Burlesquiceous, a high end feminine nightwear made with the sexy, confident, unstoppable woman in mind.. Enjoy complimentary cocktails by Ron Barceló and hors-d’oeuvres. Valet will be available. @Burlesquiceous

RSVP: or call 305-720-8535

Bonfire Under the Moonlight + KIDS Album Release

Bonfire Under the Moonlight + KIDS Album ReleaseThursday, January 29, 7pm-9pm - Canvas Lot, 90 NE 17 ST, Miami

The 2nd Bonfire Under The Moonlight is here! Come celebrate the album release of some of local favorite, KIDS, with opening tunes provided by Magazine Society. Get your live music fix with the usual free PBR, toasty bonfires, Ms.Cheezious serving up the grub, and all the S’more fixin’s your hearts desire.


Love is Blind Happy Hour Launch Party

Love is Blind Happy Hour Launch PartyThursday, January 29, 4pm-9pm – Love is Blind, 225 Altara Ave, Coral Gables

You are invited to Love is Blind‘s Happy Hour Launch Party! It’s rustic chic ambiance makes the perfect setting for drinks with friends or coworkers alike, enjoy a vivacious evening with drinks, tunes, bites and much more. #LoveisBlindMiami



Ball and Chain Launches New Ladies Night

Ball and Chain Launches New Ladies NightWednesday, January 28, 8pm-11pm – Ball & Chain, 1513 Southwest 8th Street, Miami

Join the new Ladies Night starting January 28th at Ball & Chain, the world famous live music venue in Miami! Every Wednesday ladies will enjoy complimentary Mojitos from 8PM to 11PM. Set by DJ Stern.



Miami National Antique Show

Miami National Antique ShowJanuary 24 – 26, Miami Airport Convention Center, 777 NW 72nd Ave, Miami

The Miami National Antiques Show featured 100 exhibitors, presenting a wide range of quality furniture, décor and fine arts. Part of the U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, attendees were able to find high-quality antiques from dealers all over the world showcasing rare and exquisite pieces. As one longest-running antique events in South Florida during the winter season, this show exhibited art, furnishings, and jewelry to satisfy the full spectrum of antique collectors and dealers. Featuring sculptures, paintings, home décor from the east, west, ancient civilizations, Art Nouveau, and everything in between! We suggest you check out the upcoming Original Miami Beach Antique Show. @USAntiqueShows

Espresso Lounge and Novecento Midtown Grand Opening Event

Espresso Lounge and Novecento Midtown Grand Opening EventFriday, January 23rd, 8pm–10pm, Novecento/Espresso Lounge, 3201 Buena Vista Blvd. Ste. 116, Miami Midtown

it Espresso Lounge and Novecento Midtown hosted a grand opening celebration and owner Alejandro Ferllen’s Birthday Bash, with 1920’s Great Gatsby themed cocktail reception, delicious bites and sounds by special guest DJ Fruto and resident DJ Peroni. Warm back-lighting drew fashionable elite crowd to the bar when they weren’t basking in the open air in the indoor/outdoor lounge and patio spaces. DJs drove the beat from the Fiat DJ booth, while beautiful people heated up the space, lighting up another new hot spot.

Espresso Lounge, an immersion of chic Italian lifestyle with South American flair, is a convertible concept that transitions from artisanal espresso bar by day, to mixologist cocktail lounge by night. it Espresso Lounge is Mr. Ferllen’s personal endeavor and something incredible he felt that he could bring to the Midtown area. He is the driving force behind the entire concept – décor direction, food & drink offerings, music programming and daily nightlife conversion.

With over 15 years of combined experience in event and concert productions, as well as the club, lounge, restaurant and public relations industries, Alejandro has been declared one of South Florida’s 100 most influential people. He has also been recognized as “the new king of entertainment,” by Ocean Drive Magazine and other media outlets.

Photos by: Melissa Donaldson


Muse Art in the Park

Muse Art in the ParkThursday, January 22, 6pm-9pm – Muse Sales Center, 17141 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach

Muse Sunny Isle hosted Art in the Park event, featuring the exclusive premier of the Muse’s short film “68 Oceanfront Inspiration”, displaying works of art by local artist along with serving gourmet bites and cocktails. Muse Sunny Isles is a new boutique, residential high-rise located directly on the white sand beaches of Sunny Isles Beach with only 68 oceanfront residences. #MuseSunnyIsles @MuseSunnyIsles


Addison Kids Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Miami Heat’s Shabbaz Napier

Addison Kids Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Miami Heat’s Shabbaz NapierSunday, January 18, 5pm-7pm – Addison Kids, 2782 NE 187 St, Aventura

Addison Kids celebrated its one year anniversary with the Miami Heat’s player Shabbaz Napier. He was at the showroom signing basketballs and taking photographs with attendees. Guests also enjoyed treats and a raffles. Addison Kids, a division of contemporary retailer Addison House, opened its doors last year, offering a contemporary and trendy solution for kids’ and teens’ bedrooms that are sleek yet playful in design. The store has enjoyed a successful first year in business as it filled a niche in the market that was not already being served. Addison Kids carries modern furniture and accessories from top European brands.