Saturday, April 26, 7pm-10pm - 1111 Building, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
It’s that time of year again for the Locust Projects annual fundraiser at the Herzog & de Meuron designed parking garage. This is the place Johnny Boy always scores some great art at their auction. New this year will be their first ever Wine Auction, in addition to the Luxury Goods Auction and the Silent Art Auction featuring cutting edge artworks by leading contemporary visual artists including. The evening will include drinks from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Peroni, and Sam Adams, along with food from local favorites Shake Shack, Macchialina, the Federal, MC Kitchen, Baires Grill, and Harrys Pizzeria. Tickets are $150 ($125 for LP members).
The Communities in Schools of Miami annual gala takes place Saturday, April 26 at the Epic Hotel overlooking downtown Miami’s skyline and Biscayne Bay. The evening starts with a sunset cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. where guests can bid on luxury, silent auction items including all-inclusive vacation packages; dry cleaning services from Dryeco, bowling and lunch for 10 with Al Golden, University of Miami’s head football coach; jewelry; dinners; spa treatments and more. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner followed by live music and entertainment by CIS of Miami “stars.” Individual tickets are $200 each, and all proceeds directly benefit CIS of Miami.
Saturday, April 26, 11am-3pm – Juvia, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Miami Symphony Orchestra‘s (MISO) together with Conductor Eduardo Marturet and its Board of Directors, present a “Blues & Brunch” performance at Juvia Restaurant. Sponsored by Modern Luxury Miami, and organized by Co-Chairs Criselda Breene, Sam Robin & Iran Issa- Khan, with help from the Host Committee listed below, this unique fundraiser takes place in the beautiful ambiance of an award-winning (2013 James Beard Award Winner in restaurant design) South Beach landmark. The performance by MISO’s professional world-class musicians begins at 11:00 a.m., and consists of jazz and blues music mixed with familiar classical repertoire to create a fun and soulful event for all ages to enjoy. Big hats, bow ties and your favorite fashionable accessories are highly encouraged. Individual tickets are $350. For more info contact 305-275-5666.
Friday, April 25, 7pm-10pm – The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Eat and drink philanthropically with Slow Food Miami for a tasting celebration to honor our 2014 Snail of Approval Award Recipients. Join Ambassador for the Evening, James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz and celebrity guest-host Louis Aguirre of WSVN’s Deco Drive for an incredible celebration with an incredible line-up of chefs, spirits, wine and beer at the Raleigh Hotel. Indulge in exclusive bites from Miami’s farm-to-table best, hand crafted cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka, specialty wines provided by Stellar Wines, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew courtesy of Royal Caribbean International’s new Michael’s Genuine Pub & the iconically fabulous poolside setting of the Raleigh Hotel.
The Tasting Party line-up includes eighteen amazing 2014 Snail winners & past Snail party crowd-pleasers such as: 3030 Ocean, Capri, Chef Adrianne’s, The Cypress Room, David Schwadron Catering, Edge Steak & Bar at The Four Seasons, Essensia at the Palms, Huahuas’s Taqueria, jugofresh, Lido Restaurant at The Standard Hotel, LoKal Burger & Beer plus their newest venture KUSH, Lulo Pasta, Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh, The Naked Bite, Oak Tavern, Pilgrim, Proper Sausage, and Sakaya Kitchen. Follow #SnailMIA on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates
Tasting event tickets are $85 each, inclusive of bites, cocktails, wine & refreshments. Limited tickets are being offered for an intimate VIP after-party featuring 2014-2015 nominees The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Katsuya from 9:30-12am for $165 each (and inclusive of tasting party).
Friday, April 25, 6:30pm-9:30pm – 11 11 Lincoln Road, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Bottlenotes presents the 3rd Around the World in 80 Sips® in Miami taking place at 11 11 Lincoln in Miami Beach. Taste wines from a wide range of countries and regions including California, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand and more. Discover new favorites and ask the experts questions to boost your knowledge. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Utilize the Bottlenotes App to figure out your plan of attack and rate your wines so you will never ask the question “What was that wine again?” @bottlenotes @TheDailySip #80Sips
Friday, April 25, 7:30pm-11pm – Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Avenue, Davie
Guest will enjoy a live Karbomz! ™ graffiti art from internationally acclaimed artist Kenny Scharf. Daily Show with Jon Stewart Correspondent Aasif Mandvi will share a comedic performance about how he got his start in the arts. Delectable bites will be available throughout the Museum Gallery spaces which will feature high-energy music and boast a different exciting theme, paying homage to YAA’s Silver Anniversary. More than 50 exciting packages will be available for bid featuring Caribbean Cruises, Key West Getaways, Autographed sports items, One-of-a-kind experiences and more! All proceeds from Young At Art’s Celebrating 25 Years Gala benefit the Museum’s special events, exhibitions and community programs for underserved and at-risk youth and families. Individual tickets are $250.
Tuesday, April 22, 7pm-9pm – Hyde Resort & Residences, 2801 E Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach
Hyde Hollywood Beach (4111 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood Beach), South Florida’s hippest new beach resort & residences has been brought to life by a collaboration among regional and international leaders in chic real estate destinations – visionary developer Jorge Pérez, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group, lifestyle impresario Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of sbe, Edgardo Defortuna, President and CEO of Fortune International, and Debora Aguiar, Principal of Debora Aguiar Architects.
Hyde Hollywood Beach brings Hyde style into a residential resort escape right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. Legendary for its creation of exclusive nightlife destinations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami Beach, Hyde defines the A-list social scene with the hottest music, coolest lounges, and the most enticing array of cocktails and culinary expertise.
Hyde Hollywood Beach’s decorator-ready two- and three-bedroom residences with wraparound terraces and breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views let you design the perfect full-time home in the most captivating location. All residences are designed for ultimate comfort with gourmet kitchens, elegantly appointed bathrooms, and spacious closets. Tech-savvy features include fiber-optic wiring, WI-FI, and electronic door locks. Inspired by its spectacular location on the pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, the design for Hyde Hollywood Beach incorporates organic materials, natural wood and stone, and atmospheric lighting. It is the perfect fusion of sleek design and casual comfort.
Thursday, April 17, 11am-9pm - Benetton South Beach, 670 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
United Colors of Benetton celebrated the arrival of Spring with an all-day and night event on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at its South Beach flagship. The first of the celebratory events was a private in-store blogger brunch with bottomless mimosas and passed canapés. Later, doors opened to the public offering 20% off the entire store, together with complimentary Pinkberry froyo cups and Vita Coco refreshments, and DJ Dutch’s groovy beats. The day wrapped up with an evening cocktail party hosted by ambassador for their 2014 summer collection, Kelly Saks.
The new season collection comes with micro and macro floral patterns, available in a wide range of colors dominated by pink, lilac, blue and white. Bursting with petals and buds, this look can be vibrant or romantic. It’s all about the essentials: shorts in an array of cool blues and greens; printed, spaghetti-strap dresses for when the South Florida humidity doesn’t allow for anything more; and white, cotton, light-as-air separates that can just as easily be worn over a swimsuit as they can to dinner.
Tuesday, April 15, 9am-11am – Landmark Aviation, Miami International Airport, 5700 NW 36th Street, Miami
Coca-Cola® and FIFA are bringing the world’s most celebrated trophy to the United States during the culmination of the largest, most fan-filled FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour ever. After covering 89 countries the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour makes its second US stop in Miami sharing soccer excitement and passion at special ceremony. An exclusive Airport Arrival Ceremony was part of the nine-month global tour where attendees had a chance to take pictures and capture footage of the authentic, solid gold FIFA World Cup Trophy. Given that the FIFA World Cup™ is only every four years, this was a unique opportunity to capture the Trophy in Miami. The Trophy will make additional stops in Atlanta, April 17 and a special open to the public fan event stop in Los Angeles April 18-20.
Saturday, April 12, 6:30pm – The Diamond Club at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami
VeritageMiami‘s final inning took place on the diamond at Marlins Park, featuring a live performance by Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony and Emmy Award winning star of Broadway’s Wickedand and the TV series: The West Wing, Pushing Daisies and Glee.
Guests dressed in “Gatsby Garden Party” attire in celebration of United Way of Miami-Dade‘s 90th birthday, and being an innovative force in the community with a long and successful track record of responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. The Auction & Wine Dinner opened with stunning auction lots to bid on during the champagne reception, followed by dining and a live auction, with award-winning wines from the “Best in Glass Wine Challenge” and a home run of an after-party provided by Bacardi.
VeritageMiami (formerly United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival) brings together a who’s who of more than 3,000 wine, beer, spirits and food lovers from all across South Florida along with top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries, winemakers and breweries and an impressive lineup of auction lots all to benefit the South Florida community. VeritageMiami benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, supporting programs in our community that are focused on improving the education, financial stability and health of our residents. VeritageMiami is part of Veritage, a series of celebrations of wine, food and philanthropy.
Thursday, April 24, 7pm-11pm – Veneta Cucine, 2020 NE 163 Street, Suite 100, North Miami Beach
Internationally-acclaimed luxury Italian kitchen brand Veneta Cucine will unveil its newly renovated showroom with a chic relaunch event on Thursday, April 24. The 2,000-square-foot space will be revealed in an evening entailing Italian design and innovation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The much-anticipated relaunch event will feature a live cooking demonstration by co-host and renowned Chef Philippe Fiore, who has been the private chef of A-list celebrities, such as Julio Iglesias, Chayanne, Mel Gibson and Shakira, to name a few.
Attendees will be among the first to view Veneta Cucine’s luxe kitchens showcasing LED-backlit Onyx counter tops by Crystaline Stone and quartz counter tops by Caesarstone. Additional sponsors include Bang & Olufsen, Nespresso, FIAT of North Miami and Italian Prosecco wines by PW Wine Distributors. Guests must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their good bag and automatically be entered to win a set of headphones by Bang & Olufsen and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Thursday, April 17, 7pm – SeaFair, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
SeaFair will launch Miami’s first luxury daily scheduled Dinner and Weekend Brunch Cruises. While cruising, guests will be able to browse the unique offerings of 18 art galleries and luxury boutiques. Perfect for small holiday outings like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter, the MegaYacht Grand Luxe will offer diners the chance to browse through the vessel’s art galleries, boutique shops and can enjoy live entertainment. Available daily from Tuesday through Sunday, bookings start on April 17 and run through the MegaYacht’s scheduled New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gala. The cruises on offer are the Sunset & City Lights Cruises, Weekend Brunch & Bay Cruises,holiday cruises and dockside access when the ship is in port. The Sunset & City Lights Cruise will run Tuesday through Saturday and the price ranges from $79 to $89 per adult with the higher cost being on Fridays and Saturdays. These nightly cruises along the Biscayne Bay will offer sea-bound guests 3.5 hours on the water where they’ll be able to enjoy SeaFair cocktails, monthly specials, buffet dining or an à la carte menu. To make reservations, call 305-714-5030 or visit web site: www.seafairmiami.com.
Thursday, April 17, 6pm-9pm – 8and9 Showroom, 7814 NE 4th Court, Miami
Slo-V and Retro presents TRObeats.com release party at 8and9 Showroom. Calling all producers, musicians, and music taste makers. Come enjoy a night of free drinks, and the best of hip-hop and R&B mixed by “We the Best” own DJ 360 and Highgrade’s DJ Bre. Complimentary entry to everyone with RSVP. Sponsored by: Heineken, Opreme Beverage Corp., Hometeam Barbershop, Bandedup Ent., Creme de la Creme.
Thursday, April 17, 5:30pm-9pm – SkyeStudios, 1035 N. Miami Avenue, 4th Floor, Miami
SkyeStudios new boutique office suite & co-work space project in the Park West neighborhood of Downtown Miami opens it’s doors to you on Thursday, April 17th. Come check out our calm, clean, and creative workspace — we will be offering cocktails, beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres along with tours of the space.
Friday, April 18, 6:15pm-7:15pm – Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd street, Fort Lauderdale
In celebration of Earth Day, Museum of Discovery and Science guest had the chance to enjoy James Cameron’s 2009 Avatar re-opening night. The NA’VI BLUE Party was included in the 7:15 p.m. AVATAR: Special Edition 3D ticket price that was showing at the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater. Attendees were greeted by the Na’vi people upon arrival and escorted to the party area. Once inside, the children and adults were released to have lots of fun. The children were dipping piece of delicious goodies such as, strawberries, pineapples, and marshmallows inside of the blue chocolate fountain compliments of The Melting Pot Fort Lauderdale, while the adults sipped on blue HPNOTIQ, a burst of blended exotic fruit juices with premium French vodka and a touch of Cognac as they carried on casual conversations.
After the party was over, guests were ushered into the theater to be immersed into a meticulous and brilliantly colored alien world on the BIGGEST screen in SoFla. For 2 hours and 46 minutes the world of Pandora was brought to life like none other and the audience loved it. Few films return us to the lost world of our first cinematic experiences, to that magical moment when movies really were bigger than life. Avatar is one of those movies and remains to be the most ambitious 3D film ever released.
Tuesday, April 15, 1:30pm-3:30am - University of Miami, 1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables
Old Spice, the manliest grooming brand on the planet, kicked-off a six-city campaign on Tuesday, April 15thin Miami to help young guys “scent responsibly.” Isaiah Mustafa, “The Old Spice Guy”, and Old Spice made their first “pit stop” at Coral Gables Senior High School and the University of Miami on a “Smellcome to Manhood” tour to further Old Spice’s “scent responsibly” mission, which aims to end the overspraying epidemic once and for all.
Overspraying continues to be a major issue in the U.S. According to a recent national Old Spice survey, 90 percent of students (male and female) have been bothered by too much body spray at school. Even more revealing – 68 percent of young guys say they were not properly taught how to use body spray.
At 11 a.m., Mustafa made a “pit stop” to Coral Gables Senior High to host an in-school assembly. Greeted by high-energy cheerleaders and the school’s band, more than 500students engaged in an interactive presentation highlighting how the power of scent, as well as the importance of overall body cleanliness, can build self-confidence and be a strong personal motivator. The event concluded with Mustafa awarding the school a $2,500 donation to school’s athletic department.
At 1:30 p.m., Old Spice hosted a pop-up pep rally at UM with a live performance by the Spirit Squad, the school’s resident dance team and cheerleaders, product giveaways, games and selfie photo opps with Mustafa.
A former wide receiver for the NFL, Mustafa gained sudden and substantial fame as the result of his Old Spice viral/TV campaigns, which garnered hundreds of millions of online hits and transformed Mustafa into a widespread sensation that culminated in an Emmy win for “Best TV Commercial.” In January 2014, Mustafa made his triumphant return as “The Old Spice Guy” for a series of digital “Internet-ventions”, designed to end the most embarrassing male mistakes.
Pictures by: Marc Serota/Invision for Old Spice/AP Images
April 11 – 13 – Ocean Drive, from 7th Street to 15th Street, Miami Beach
On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Grand Marshals, Grammy Award-winning Gloria Estefan and choreographer Kenny Ortega welcomed more than 80,000 people from across the country to South Beach for the sixth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride and Festival. The day started off with your favorite drag queens trying to outrun each other for a $500 grand prize. The parade, which kicked off at noon on Ocean Drive, was the highlight of the yearly event and attendees enjoyed the colorful and exciting people as they strolled by.
Once the parade was finished, guests converged on to Lummus Park to enjoy more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, celebrities, and electrical performances. This year’s entertainment which spread across three stages was some of the best in the industry. At the Festival Stage, emcee Elaine Lancaster performed with Courtney Act from season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race. On the DJ turntables was the fabulous Lady Bunny. At the Azúcar Stage, the best in Latin music and Latin DJs were featured for everyone to enjoy. At the 12th Street Stage, dancing was highly encouraged as DJ Sushiman and DJ Maryalice warmed up the daytime crowds for the final event of the weekend, the Gay Champions Party that was held at The Clevelander.
The main focus of the event is to bring together the LGBT community across South Florida and Miami Beach has set the bar of what people are looking for in a Gay Pride celebration. The parade and festival had a lot to offer everyone. From a handsome guy on a horse holding a rainbow colored flag and a street race in high heels, it is hard for one to resist. The parties, concert performances, and of course the beautiful beaches in Florida has coined the big bash on Ocean Drive to be 2014′s hottest weekend event in Miami Beach and we hope to see you there next year!
Steve Madden, the legendary designer and marketer of one of the world’s hottest fashion footwear, accessories, and lifestyle brands for women and men graced South Florida with his presence once again. Madden held a meet and greet at Dillard’s inside of Pembroke Lakes Mall, in Pembroke Pines, on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.
Steve Madden has been in the business for 24 years and when asked how he has been able to last this long in the fashion industry he so calmly stated that, “With a lot of insecurity and humility. I have never been one to sit back and say yeah I’ve done it, that’s it.” Madden continuously sets the bar within the fashion world and this is clearly seen by some of the moves he has made throughout his career. He has collaborated with some of the best known individuals within their own respective industries such as, mulit-platinum recording artist Keyshia Cole, blogger-extraordinare and founder of The Blonde Salad, Chiara Ferragni, and famous footwear designer Brian Atwood. And for sure he will continue to wow us with more of his creative mind.
More than 200 fashion lovers of all ages were able to enjoy the event hosted by TV personality and Steve Madden Brand Ambassador, Julissa Bermudez, all while a guest DJ spun the latest tunes. Guest had the chance to pose for photos as Madden autographed complimentary branded tees and tote bags, as well as Steve Madden shoes the guest purchased. Also, those individuals who entered the raffle had a chance to win their choice of any Steve Madden shoe they wanted (while supplies lasted). The event was fantastic and the spring/summer 2014 collection was even better. We are all looking forward to seeing what this fashion giant will come up with, being that next year marks his 25th year in the fashion industry!