The Macallan Scotch Private Tasting Event

The Macallan Scotch Private Tasting EventSeptember 30 – October 3, 6:30pm – Ice Palace Films Studios, 59 NW 14th Street, Miami

Join the Next Generation of Taste at the Macallan Scotch private tasting event that promises to deepen your appreciation of fine spirits and change what you know about Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Elevate your taste and Raise The Macallan. Come savor the finest single malts in the world alongside friends, and learn firsthand what makes The Macallan a cut above the rest.


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1st Annual Bella’s Ball to Benefit Live Like Bella Foundation

1st Annual Bella’s Ball to Benefit Live Like Bella FoundationSaturday, September 13, 7pm - Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Live Like Bella Foundation hosted its inaugural Bella’s Ball, presented by Tutti Bambini, which took place at Jungle Island. The Live Like Bella Foundation raises awareness and funds for Pediatric Cancer Research. Friends and supporters of the Live Like Bella Foundation had a golden night of celebration, fun and laughter on behalf of the children and their families waiting for a cure. The gala evening, in memory of Bella Rodriguez-Torres, was hosted by Enrique Santos and Eileen Cardet, and feature live performance by Jencarlos Canela, along with surprise performance by Tony Dize.

Bella Rodriguez-Torres battled a rare, aggressive cancer for six years until she died in 2013, at 10 years of age. Her positive outlook on life inspired many to Live Like Bella – to laugh, sing, play and be compassionate toward others. The Live Like Bella Foundation and Miami Children’s Health Foundations have come together to create “Bella’s Promise“, honoring Bella’s life with a pavilion at Miami Children’s Hospital, an $8.5 million project that will serve as a temporary housing facility for families of children undergoing cancer treatments, as well as treatment in neurosurgery, neurology, cardiology and neonatology.


Glam-A-THON Lipstick Lounge

Glam- A- ThonFriday, September 12, 8pm-11pm - Gallery of Amazing Things, 481 S Federal Hwy, Dania Beach

Gallery of Amazing Things hosted Glam-A-THON’s ultra-chic event of the season, the Lipstick Lounge 2014 to benefit Broward Health Foundation. This year GLAMbassador was Shireen Sandoval of WSVN’s popular Deco Drive. Cocktails, cosmetics, confections and couture collided to deliver a fundraiser to please the senses. Open to both males and females, the event spoiled guests with sensual treatments, cocktails and epicurean delights.

Guests enjoyed the best that South Florida has to offer, culinary talent was showcased at the Bistro & Sweet Spot, ladies explored the latest couture at the Fashion Lounge and indulged in the luxury Beauty Bar, while the gentlemen kicked back at the Big Boys Toy Chest and enjoyed their own pampering. All guests received a take-home swag bag filled with fashion, food and beauty delights.

Funds raised at the Lipstick Lounge will assist Broward Health Foundation’s initiative to provide uninsured and underprivileged women with mammograms and early diagnostic testing and, for women battling breast cancer, with transportation to and from treatment, financial assistance and post-surgical Medebras.

Glam-A-THON™ is a non-profit organization founded by Tammy Gail, a ten-year breast cancer survivor, that is dedicated to helping women in South Florida fight breast cancer. Unique in its approach, Glam-A-THON™ aims to lessen the fear of breast cancer with “style, sass and glamorous heels.”


20th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Kick-Off

20th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball VIP Kick-OffThursday, September 11, 6pm-8pm – InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

Robert B. Hill, Gala Host & General Manager of InterContinental® Miami, together with Shareef Malnik, Gala Chairman and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar, and Norman Wedderburn, CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida – the trio affectionately known as the “Three Amigos,” hosted the 20th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball VIP kick-off reception held at the InterContinental® Miami. Guests were treated to a sneak peek of excitement, fabulous food, beverage and entertainment of the upcoming InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.

The Make-a-Wish South Florida is an amazing organization that aims to grant the wishes of children that have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions around the United States and its territories. Whether it’s a trip to Disney, or a computer for the family, Make-a-Wish grants a wish on average, every 38 minutes. The notion behind the wish granting is that they believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. Children have a sense of renewal and hope. That is what inspires the organization to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve across the nation.

20th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, when guests will follow the yellow brick road to a magical “Oz”-themed celebration. Diana Ross, one of the most iconic female artists of all time, will perform and actress Gabrielle Anwar will return as Celebrity Auctioneer of the Ball, which is chaired by philanthropist Shareef Malnik. The star-studded Gala will host more than 900 VIPs, socialites, fashion mavens, celebrities and notable philanthropists with a common goal of raising funds for Make-a-Wish South Florida. Over the years, celebrity guests have included Paula Abdul, Sharon Stone, Pamela Anderson, Wayne Newton, Christian Slater, Richie Rich, Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, Don King, Scottie Pippen, Mike Piazza, Marcus Schenkenberg, Kim Kardashian and Venus and Serena Williams. Musical performers have included Adam Lambert, Joan Jett, Wyclef Jean, Melanie Amaro, Macy Gray, Natalie Cole, D.J. Cassidy and D.J. Irie. This year’s InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball looks to be the best one yet.


Neiman Marcus Celebrates 20 Years of the “Art of Fashion” Campaign

"Art of Fashion" 20th Anniversary of the Neiman MarcusWednesday, September 10, 6:30pm-9:30pm – Neiman Marcus at Village of Merrick Park, 390 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Cables

Neiman Marcus Coral Cables and Ocean Drive Magazine along with host committee, celebrated 20 years of the “Art of Fashion” campaign, honoring three arts charities in our community: Beaux Arts for the Lowe Art Museum, Venus Orbit Initiative supporting the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, and National YoungArts Foundation. Runaway fashion show was hosted by local 10 News Anchor, Laurie Jennings. Guests posed on Ocean Drive Magazine red carpet & Art of Fashion Photo Booth, while enjoying artisanal cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka.

Photos by: Sarah Klein


Cheeseadillas Opens in Miami

Cheeseadillas Opens in MiamiMonday, September 15, 6pm - Cheeseadillas, 4770 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Cheeseadillas, founded by Jeannette Vilaro, is a laid-back spot now soft-open on Biscayne, Miami. Cheeseadillas will be serving quesadillas with a protein on the side, and you can build your own with variety of ingredients. You can also just order one from their menu, like the Cheetosdilla, with cheddar, mozzarella and Cheetos. The menu is extensive, and diverse with everything being prepared freshly and expertly by their Spanish chef. Current menu items range in price from $4 – $15.

Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen Opens on Ocean Drive

Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen Opens on Ocean DriveMonday, September 15, 5pm – Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen, 530 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen is opening on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, and is brought to you by the family behind Maya Tapas & Grill on Lincoln Road. The family hopes to keep flavors traditional while maintaining reasonable prices . Jalapeño menu emphasizes traditional dishes and rich flavors that are as diverse as the many regions of Mexico, including classic items like tacos, burritos and fajitas, a few Cuban options, salads and burgers. The restaurant will also have an extensive selection of wines, beers and a full liquor bar.

Ball & Chain in Little Havana is Reborn

Ball & Chain in Little Havana is RebornMonday, September 15, 11am-6pm – Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami

The legacy of world famous Ball & Chain, live music venue first established in 1935, continues when their doors reopen to Little Havana on September 15th, 2014.  A storied Miami haunt will be reborn for your daiquiri-drinking and Cuban-jazz-listening pleasure, opening on Monday during daylight hours only. Join them on Thursday, September 18, 6pm-3am to kick-off opening weekend! For more info call 305-643-7820.

I Am Equilibrium Launches Da Vinci BodyBoard

I Am Equilibrium Launches Da Vinci BodyBoardMonday, September 15, 9am-7:30pm - I Am Equilibrium, 6463 Bird Road, Miami

I Am Equilibrium, a new fitness studio opening on Bird Road, is bringing one of today’s most innovative fitness products that combines strength training and cardio in one short daily workout, to Miami! Da Vinci BodyBoard is a one-of-a-kind fitness experience that promises to stretch your fitness to the limit! Starting September 15-30th, I Am Equilibrium will be offering Da Vinci BodyBoard free classes to the community to experience fitness like never before. Register at least 2 hours before the class/workshop begins to secure a spot.


Hip Hop Legends Part I with a Surprise Performance by Fat Joe at Hyde Beach

Fat Joe at Hip Hop Legends Part I Saturday, September 13, 11pm - Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Fat Joe kicked off the ‘Hip-Hop Legend Series’ at Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach with a surprise performance for hotel guests and attendees. He performed his hit singles ‘What’s Luv’ and ‘Make It Rain.’ Other notable guests in attendance included Scottie and Larsa Pippen. Fat Joe was seen sipping Moet Nectar, mingling with the crowd and showing love for his fans.

Photos by: World Red Eye

An Interactive Cooking Show to Discover the Flavors of Andalucia, Spain

An Interactive Cooking Show to Discover the Flavors of Andalucia, Spain Wednesday, September 10, 7pm-9pm – Miami Culinary Institute, 415 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

The Tourism Office of Spain in Miami, Extenda USA which is trade promotion agency of Andalusia, and Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach hosted an interactive cooking show at the Miami Culinary Institute for culinary experts, and food lovers. The culinary show was conducted by renowned Executive Chef Jonathan Lane of Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach as part of culinary series from Spain presenting the latest trends in flavors and Mediterranean cuisine using main products from Spain that make the forefront of the culinary and dining experience, raising awareness of their versatility.

Guests participated in extra virgin olive oil tasting by La Española, a master class of carving and tasting of a 100% Pure Iberico Ham by 5 Jotas (Osborne), the making of traditional and innovative recipes by using, among others, delicatessen sweet and salty olive oil tortas by Ines Rosales. Dishes were paired with La Gitana Hidalgo Wines, Dry Sherry by La Gitana Manzanilla, Sherry Cream by Alamenda, and desert wine by Triana Triana Pedro Ximenez. The menu consisted of passed canapes including Ines Rosales Salted Tortas, cheese, Quince paired with Agusti Torello Reserva Cava and Spherical Olives. Three different types of appetizers were served: Pan con Tomate, Olive Oil, Spanish 5 Jotas Iberico Ham paired with La Gitana Manzanilla; Olive Oil cured Tuna, Anchovies and Olievies paired with Savignon Blanc, Los Aljibes; Octopus, Salsa Verde, Olives, Potato paired with Vina Real Crianza, Bodegas Cune. As dessert were served delicious Ines Rosales Sweet Orange Tortas, Celery Sorbet paired with Alameda Cream, Bodegas Hidalgo.

Cuisine as an artistic creation to delight the senses –this is the way gastronomy is seen in Spain. A range of five-star culinary attractions offering a world of tastes, presentation, aroma, textures, color… Dishes by chefs such as Adrià, Arzak, Berasategui, Ruscalleda, Santamaría, Subijana and Roca have placed Spain at the forefront of international haute cuisine. A number of restaurants in Spain have been distinguished for their outstanding quality and creativity. Throughout the country there are about 170 Michelin-starred establishments, eight of which have been awarded the maximum distinction.

“Over the Edge Miami” Party at JW Marriott Marquis

Over the Edge Miami Party at JW Marriott MarquisFriday, September 5, 6pm-9pm – JW Marriott Marquis at 19h Floor, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami

JW Marriott Marquis Miami and the Miami Children’s Initiative hosted its third annual Over the Edge Miami, two-days rappelling event for charity. Participants rappelled 19 stories from the beautiful JW Marriott Marquis Miami, overlooking the bay and the city’s skyscrapers.

Over the Edge participants received instructions and then were strapped into their safety harness, and took off Over the Edge! Family and friends watched from the 19 floor pool deck and the faces of the people who went Over the Edge were pure joy including the bride who wore her wedding dress!

Miami Children’s Initiative charity believes in the potential of every child residing in Liberty City. The charity wants us to come together and create a prosperous Liberty City. Over the Edge believes caring and committed individuals can help ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to learn, and graduate high school ready to continue in post-secondary education well prepared for a prominent career and charity engagements in their future.

The cocktail party after the rappelling had bowling, pool tables and all sorts of kid friendly activities for the children along with dancing, eating and games for the adults. The JW Marriott and Miami Children’s Initiative hosted a great Over the Edge evening for everyone!

“Fleeting Imaginaries” at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

"Fleeting Imaginaries" at Cisneros Fontanals Art FoundationFriday, September 5, 6pm-10pm - CIFO Art Space, 1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) celebrated the grand opening of Fleeting Imaginaries as this year’s Grants & Commissions Program exhibition. As it is customary, the winners are part of the annual exhibition dedicated to the program at the CIFO Art Space. This year’s exhibition will be open until November 2, 2014.

The twelfth edition of CIFO’s Grants & Commissions Program features works by emerging artists: Pablo Accinelli (Argentina), Nayarí Castillo (Venezuela), Marcellvs L. (Brazil), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Mateo Pizarro (Colombia) and Adrian Regnier (Mexico) and mid-career artists: Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia), Rosângela Rennó (Brazil). Also for the first time since the inception of the program, two artists were simultaneously chosen for the prestigious Achievement Award: Teresa Burga (Peru) and Antonieta Sosa (Venezuela) have earned the prestige and admiration of the contemporary art world. Their work will also be part of Fleeting Imaginaries.

The title of the exhibition refers to the development of that which is imagined and the symbolic production of shared images. Although we are accustomed to identifying images that correspond with one specific culture or identity as if they were each clearly differentiated, in reality, imaginaries in themselves are uncertain entities: that which “we do not know or are about to know.” A fleeting imaginary points out a redundancy because the imagined cannot be fixed; it is something which is in permanent displacement. Although they may be as divergent as they are coincidental, the proposals for CIFO’s 2014 Grants & Commissions Program exhibition have been gathered under the redundancy of this title to highlight this aspect that is a common ground among them: the idea of ​​continuous displacement that transpires in different ways.

The CIFO Grants & Commissions Program offers emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists from Latin America the opportunity to develop and present new work to both local and international audiences in Miami. Each year, the artists are nominated by CIFO’s Honorary Advisory Committee of leading art professionals, curators and artists from around the world. The program has been known to springboard artists into the next level by allowing them the opportunity to work in ideal conditions. The awards recognize outstanding projects by emerging artists and honors the trajectory of mid-career artists. The programs rewards unpublished works from the emerging and mid-career artists. This year, the Foundation presented two Achievement Awards, recognizing the contributions of established artists who will benefit from significant international exposure and recognition.

Also returning this year is CIFO’s partnership with Cannonball, an Artist Residency based in Downtown Miami, to award one of the artists in the Grants & Commissions Program with a two month residency. CIFO’s Board of Directors selected Carlos Martiel, from Cuba for the residency where he will spend the months leading up to the exhibition focusing on creating his project.