Miami New Times 8th Annual Iron Fork

Miami New Times 8th Annual Iron ForkThursday, July 30, 7pm-10pm – Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami

Join Miami New Times and Downtown Miami Development Authority for the 8th annual Miami New Times Iron Fork. For the 3rd consecutive year, we partner with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to host the official Miami Spice Kickoff Event. The event returns to the Hyatt Regency Miami where dining enthusiasts will enjoy some of the finest restaurants featured during the Miami Spice program, as well as dozens of other top local eateries, including 26 Sushi & Tapas, Novecento, Texas de Brazil, J&G Grill, Tantalize Miami, Uvaggio, Siena Tavern, and Antica Roma Trattoria to name a few.
VIP tickets are $100, includes 1 hour early entrance at 6pm, unlimited sampling from 45+ Miami Spice Participating and Iron Fork Restaurants, access to the VIP Area, and complimentary bar. General admission is $45, doors open at 7pm and include unlimited sampling from 45+ Miami Spice Participating Restaurants and Iron Fork restaurants with spirits, beer and wine available for purchase.


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Passion at First Bite: Meet World-Renowned Sexy Nutritionist at Kitchen 305

Passion at First Bite: Meet World-Renowned Sexy Nutritionist at Kitchen 305Tuesdays, June 23 – August 11, 7pm-8:30pm – Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, 16701 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach

Kitchen 305, located in the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, is spicing up Tuesday nights in South Florida with a new culinary experience that will leave participants craving for more. Starting June 23rd, celebrity chef and aphrodisiac culinary guru, Jenny Patrizia, world-renowned as the Sexy Nutritionist, is raising the temperature at Kitchen 305 as she teaches classes on how to create healthy aphrodisiac meals, succulent desserts and delectable drinks. Patrizia has been featured as Playboy Latino’s Sexy Nutritionist as well as known as a TV/Radio talent personality on Univision, Telemundo, CNN, ESPN, Fox Latino, CBS, Cosmopolitan Latina, People magazine and other media outlets.

Passion at First Bite, founded by Patrizia, specializes in unique, fun, sexy cooking classes that only use aphrodisiac ingredients. Classes topics include: Foreplay Sampler, Chocolate Orgy, It’s a Wrap, XXX Dinner, Berry Tasty, Spicy Life, Skinny Sex, and That’s Amore. The eight-week schedule begins June 23rd and ends August 11th. Each class is also featuring a celebrity guest: Mikhael Ricks, Ricardo Chavez, Victor & Samantha Camara, Hector Fuentes & Guadalupe Hernandez, Liliana Rodriguez, Mikhael Ricks & Troy Drayton, Gizelle D. Cole, and Raul Izaguirre & Eunice Navarres. Couples, groups and singles can participate in the class for only $37.50 a person. For reservations call 305-749-2110.


Blood, Sweat and Mouseketears at The Cabaret in South Beach

Blood, Sweat and Mouseketears at The Cabaret in South BeachFriday, June 26, 8pm –  The Cabaret, 233 12th St, Miami Beach

Former Mouseketeer, Lindsey Alley may not be as famous as other Mickey Mouse Club members like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake or Christina Aquilera, but she has something none of her former childhood co-stars do… a hilarious new cabaret show entitled “Blood, Sweat and Mouseketears.” Alley turns raw honesty into her most powerful comedic tool while her enchanted Disney-inspired vocals transports audience members to memories of childhood and sheer joy.

In this musical comedy, Alley invokes heartfelt laughter with stories of Mouseketeer tales and beyond. “Blood, Sweat and Mouseketears” has engaged audiences at colleges and cabarets all over the country, including The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, The Blue Moon in Rehoboth Beach, The Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Alley recently completed the pre-Broadway production of First Wives Club with idol and legend Faith Prince. Though she has embraced her new addiction to Instagram, Alley continues to generate more real life amusing adventures to share with audiences all over the world. This is a chance to see a legend in the making, or at least a hilarious night of awkward situations and revealing moments set to music.

Guests were delighted with Alley’s clever wit, songstress voice and musical tribute to marriage equality. “My happily ever after is right now,” said Alley. Embracing her gay followers and relating to the sea of performers in front of her, Alley rehashes hilarious accounts of online dating, her cabaret tour and life as a Mouseketeer.

While Lindsey sang about the lure of handsome men and performed favorite Disney classics, the audience filled the room with laughter, applause and even gasps. One attendee said, “I laughed a lot and cried a little.” Another fan was inspired by her rendition of a Little Mermaid song, “I wanted to sing along the whole time.” As Alley carried the crowd out of the sea, people were happy to be, part of her world.

The transformational evening at The Cabaret was hosted by Local producer and collaborator David Sexton, in collaboration with renowned musical director Rick Leonard.

Photos by: Melissa Donaldson

SuitSupply Miami Beach Grand Opening

SuitSupply Miami Beach Grand OpeningThursday, June 25, 7pm-10pm – SuitSupply Store, 1000 17th Street, Miami Beach

Dutch menswear brand Suitsupply’s CEO Fokke de Jong and VP Nish de Gruiter hosted the grand opening of their first Florida retail location in Miami Beach. A favorite among celebrities such as Bruno Mars, Macklemore and Scott Disick, Suitsupply uses a revolutionary approach to men’s fashion by combining the finest fabrics, European styling and high-quality tailoring to customers around the world. Suitsupply chose Miami Beach for their newest store location following heavy online demand.

The 4,000 square feet on the third floor, as well as a 1,700 square-foot terrace, located right off of Lincoln Road is a fitting home for the luxury collection, known for its personally tailored, hand-stitched suits made from the finest fabrics sourced directly from Biela, Italy. Taking a less expensive space is part of keeping costs down, De Gruiter said “It helps us to bring a very nice, high-level product for a more attainable price point.”

De Jong started in men’s fashion by selling suits out of his dorm room at Amsterdam University College. He founded Suitsupply in 2000 in Amsterdam and currently has nearly 70 stores worldwide, including in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Mexico City, Milan, London, Amsterdam, Brussels and Shanghai. Suitsupply offers everything from expertly-fitted suits, to neck ties and cuff links, to hip casual wear all for between $400 and $1,000.

Amigos For Kids 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Amigos For Kids 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino NightSaturday, June 20, 8pm-2am –  Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trl, Miami

Amigos For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, hosted the 13th annual edition of what has become Miami’s most popular annual fundraiser, the 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino Night. Committed to creating awareness through education and strengthening families, Amigos For Kids once again partnered with returning presenting sponsor Bacardí U.S.A. and platinum sponsor the Lincoln Motor Company for the highly anticipated fundraising event.

“Amigos For Kids has been serving our community for almost twenty-five years, and our commitment is unwavering towards putting an end to child abuse,” said Rosa Maria Plasencia, Amigos For Kids President & CEO. “We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to count on the support of long term collaborators. On behalf of the children and families we serve, I extend our sincere appreciation to all the donors and partners who support our mission— our Board, our staff, our amazing sponsors, elected officials and celebrities— for making this another fun and successful Domino Night! Thank you for standing together to say There’s NO Excuse for Child Abuse!”

Nearly 1,700 supporters enjoyed Amigos For Kids 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino Night featuring the celebrity blue carpet, celeb domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor Bacardí U.S.A., a silent auction, live entertainment and South Florida’s best culinary fare. Sponsors Bacardí U.S.A. and Lincoln Motor Company both received a commemorative gift, created by artist Carlos Navarro, for their invaluable dedication and continued collaboration with Amigos. Guests enjoyed time with iconic celebrities and personalities such as: actress Elizabeth Gutierrez, Mexican actor Khotan, Univision Network anchor Maria Elena Salinas, Venezuelan actress Sonya Smith, Primer Impacto anchor Pamela Silva-Conde, singer Pablo Argenis, and Mexican TV Host Maggie Jiménez. They also danced the night away with live performances by the Groove Republik Band and Pitbull’s official world-renowned disc jockey DJ Chino.

Funds contributed from this signature annual fundraiser are used for the diverse services Amigos For Kids offers children and families throughout our community. Programs include the Jose Martí Park after-school program; the Amigos Strengthens Families & Communities Program, Cafecito Entre Padres program; the annual back-to-school and holiday toy drives, and its yearlong There’s NO Excuse For Child Abuse!® Blue Ribbon Campaign and prevention efforts. #AmigosDominoNight @amigosforkids

Photos by: Alvaro Mata

#IWXI VIP Kick-Off Concert Ft. Wyclef Jean & Natalie La Rose

#IWXI VIP Kick-Off Concert Ft. Wyclef Jean & Natalie La RoseThursday, June 18, 8pm-11pm – Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The 11th Annual Irie Weekend festivities commenced in style just footsteps from Miami Beach’s glistening seashore, at the Surfcomber Hotel, the host hotel for the weekend. Guests joined the Jeep brand for a blockbuster weekend ahead and an exclusive live concert by the legendary Wyclef Jean, and the rising star Natalie La Rose.

Throughout the tournament, all attendees will have the opportunity to get a close look at Jeep brand vehicles on display, including the Grand Cherokee Overland, Cherokee Trailhawk, Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock, Wrangler Rubicon, Renegade Trailhawk and Renegade Latitude. Irie Weekend benefits the Irie Foundation, which works year round to improve the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth.

The F.A.M.E. Food. Fashion. Art. Music. Entertainment. Kick-Off

The F.A.M.E. Food. Fashion. Art. Music. Entertainment. Kick-OffThursday, July 2, 7pm-9pm – Spazio, 239 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

It’s Better On The Beach, a marketing umbrella for Fort Lauderdale Beach’s local landmark establishments including Spazio, Tsukuro, Sangrias, St. Barts Café, Blondies and Rock Bar, kicks off its celebration of summer with a launch party for its new and innovative summer events programming F.A.M.E. The party, held in conjunction with the summer issue release party for Fort Lauderdale magazine, will take place Thursday, July 2 from 7pm-9pm at Spazio Italian Restaurant and Wine Lounge. RSVP to receive a complimentary admission, light hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. The first 300 guests to register will also receive a complimentary drink ticket. @IBOTB @FtLauderdaleMag @SpazioFL


REM French Riviera Grand Opening at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

REM French Riviera Grand Opening at The Galleria at Fort LauderdaleWednesday, July 1, 4pm-9pm – The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (upper level near Neiman Marcus), 2414 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

REM French Riviera, the first US store location, is now open at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Located next to Neiman Marcus, REM French Riviera offers women’s jewelry, semi-precious stones, pearls, sterling silver, vermeil, crystals, rhinestones and perfumes from France. REM French Riviera will also host a Grand Opening party on Wednesday, July 1 and will offer guests 10% off all merchandise. The first 100 people at the celebration will receive a special gift, courtesy of REM.

Thompson Miami Beach’s New Seagrape Social Hour

Thompson Miami Beach's New Seagrape Social HourMonday, June 29, 5pm-7pm – Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Thompson Miami Beach is excited to announce their new Seagrape Social Hour, starting Monday, June 29th. The social hour will take place in the Seagrape lounge, Monday-Friday from 5 to 7 pm, and features a variety of drink specials including: $5 Local Brews, $7 Cocktail Specials, and $7 Select Red and White Wines.


Sunset Sessions Launch Party at Segafredo Brickell

Sunset Sessions Launch Party at Segafredo BrickellFriday, June 26, 6pm-9pm – Segafredo Brickell, 1421 South Miami Avenue, Miami Brickell

Celebrating the transition from day to night, Segafredo Brickell introduces a new weekly party called “Sunset Sessions” this Friday. Join for complimentary fVodka cocktails at the garden bar from 6pm to 7pm, complemented by the sounds of live Bossa Nova. Stick around for a “sunset shot” on the house at 8pm for a celebratory salute to the sun. The festivities are all part of an unveiling of the restaurant & lounge’s new happy hour menu featuring $6 tapas and cocktails from 4pm to 8pm daily.

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Coasta Berre Website Launch & Showroom Grand Opening

Coasta Berre Website Launch & Showroom Grand OpeningFriday, June 26, 6pm – Coasta Berre Mobile Boutique, 5951 NW 151 St, #107, Miami Lakes

Join Owner Carolina C. Cajiao for the grand opening of Coasta Berre Mobile Boutique, Miami Lakes Showroom. It’s going to be a night full of fashion, giveaways, photo booth by Erika Nelly Photography, complimentary One-On-One styling by InTouch Chic, mini make-up sessions by Jesenia Mena, wine by OJALA WINES, great cocktails, food & even better shopping!

“Welcome Wellness” and FSA 6th Anniversary at Turnberry Isle in Aventura

Welcome Wellness 2015Tuesday, June 30, 12:30pm-6pm – Turnberry Isle Miami, 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura

Florida Spa Association hosted “Welcome Wellness 2015″ event, and celebrated its 6th anniversary at magnificent Turnberry Isle Miami Spa & Fitness Center in Aventura. June, the official month for “Global Wellness Day“, now being recognized around the world is also on FSA radar in their effort to make Wellness a lifestyle.

“Welcome Wellness” inspiring program was delivered first hand from the medical professionals, including: Dr. Ellen Lebow, D.O.; Dr. Vladimir Turovskiy, DOM; Michael Braun M.D.; and Karim Habayeb, D.C. In “Spa talks with the Docs” doctors shared insight on your health and how this information can be the key to success at your spa. The program also featured a new vendor showcase, pampering Spa treatments, and cocktails & healthy bites, with raffle prizes to wind-down the busy day.

The Florida Spa Association (FSA) is a great organization for networking professionals to build new working relationships with others within their field. The FSA also provides continuing education, access to new products, services and employment opportunities throughout the state of Florida. FSA members have access to a wealth of advanced educational information best practices and the highest quality employees in Florida. The FSA provides integrated spotlight programs, continuing education seminars, and one-on-one connection programs.

Nate Ruess Kicks-Off Starwood Preferred Guest’s 2015 Concert Series

Nate Ruess Kicks-Off Starwood Preferred Guest's 2015 Concert SeriesFriday, June 26, 6:30pm – Aloft/Element Miami Doral, 3265 NW 107th Avenue, Doral

Nate Ruess kicks off Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s 2015 Hear the Music, See the World, an exclusive concert series for members of the company’s Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program, on June 26 at Miami’s Aloft & Element Doral Hotel. Ruess, the lead vocalist of indie pop band Fun, recently dropped his debut solo album Grand Romantic including his new anthemic, single “Nothing Without Love” that has been met with critical acclaim.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. partnered with Trevanna Entertainment, a live music consulting agency, to produce another remarkable year of the signature in-hotel music series, Hear the Music, See the World. Additionally, through SPG’s expanded relationship with AEG, the largest sports and entertainment presenters in the world, getting into the world’s most exciting music festivals and the best luxury suites is now a reality. SPG members can redeem Starpoints to attend any of the five in-hotel performances, which gives fans the rare opportunity to connect with their favorite artists in a unique setting. #SPGlife

2015 Hear the Music, See the World performances include:
Nate Reuss, June 26, 2015 – Aloft/Element Miami Doral, Miami, Florida
Zhang Zhen Yue, W Beijing, Beijing China: July 4, 2015 – Zhang Zhen Yue
Jamie Cullum, October 8, 2015 – St. Regis Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
Bastille, October 30, 2015 – Westin Palace Madrid, Madrid, Spain
John Legend, November 5, 2015 – Sheraton LA Downtown, Los Angelos, California

Photos by: Julie Pauline

Davidoff Escurio Debuts in Miami Beach

Davidoff Escurio Debuts in Miami BeachThursday, June 25, 9pm-11pm – 1111 Lincoln Road, 1691 Michigan Ave, #206, Miami Beach

Davidoff Cigars globaly unveiled the new Davidoff Escurio, an extension of Davidoff “Black Label” series. The name stems from “oscuro,” a cigar term for the darkest shade of wrapper, and “Rio,” as in Rio de Janeiro. Davidoff Escurio is being made in Santiago, Dominican Republic, with a mixture of Brazilian and Dominican filler tobaccos, a Brazilian binder and an Ecuador Havana wrapper.

“When we built the blend, the inspiration came from Rio nights,” says Charles Awad, senior vice president of global marketing and innovation at Oettinger Davidoff Group, “Rio is a melting pot—there’s lots happening. When you start somewhere, you don’t know where you will end up.”

The cigar has three sizes, none of them more than six inches long. The Short Robusto measures 3 1/4 inches long by 50 ring gauge; Robusto Tubo is 4 1/2 by 54; and Gran Toro is 5 1/2 by 58. The cigars will be offered in boxes of 12 or 14, along with four-packs. The Robusto will be offered in tubos. #EscurioNights #VivaDavidoff @Davidoff_Cigars

Feast of the Sea Chefs Challenge #1

Feast of the Sea Chefs Challenge #1Wednesday, June 24, 6:30pm-9:30 – Wine Scene, 501 Fern St Suite #104, West Palm Beach

The 2015 Feast of the Sea Chef’s Challenge Series is shaping up to be the most talented and unique lineup of chefs and locations. The Maestro del Mar or Chef’s Challenge kicked off on June 24th at Wine Scene in West Palm Beach. Chef Fritz Cassel of Hullabaloo made his return. He was joined by the executive Chef Robert Mauro from the new Whole Foods Market West Palm Beach, executive Chef Roberto Villegas from Table 427, and Chef Joe Ferro from Table 26 Palm Beach rounded up Semi-Finals #1.

The panel of judges at Wine Scene included:
David Pantone, Lincoln Culinary Institute
Alyson Seligman, Average Girls Guide
Leslie Streeter, Entertainment writer at The Palm Beach Post

Guests were able to meet and watch each chef battling for glory while sample delicious recipes from each restaurant, enjoy refreshing beverages; including wine, beer, and cocktails from great sponsors. The winner of first celebrity Chef’s Challenge of the Feast of the Sea Seafood Festival was Chef Fritz and his Team from Hullabaloo Gastro Pub. Next Chef Challenge at the International Polo Club July 22nd.

UrbanDaddy & Grey Goose Summer Soiree at 1 Hotel

UrbanDaddy & Grey Goose Summer Soiree at 1 HotelTuesday, June 23, 7pm-9pm – 1 Hotel’s Cabana Pool Deck, 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

UrbanDaddy is kicking off the summer series on how to host the perfect Summer Soiree with Grey Goose Vodka, as part of a seven city U.S. tour from June through August, inspired by the French approach to the season. Miami event was hosted by John Temerian of Lou La Vie and Simonett Pereira of Style Mafia, at the 1 Hotel’s Cabana Pool Deck.

For the World’s Best Tasting Vodka, it’s all about an elevated event, a chic entertaining experience that allows anyone who serves Grey Goose to #FlyBeyond. A true French Summer Soiree is about ease: planned, but not over-planned, and relaxed, yet refined. It takes advantage of the beauty of summer nights, with refreshing, classic drinks and engaging company. Mix and match Grey Goose vodka with the unique, crisp taste of Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water to create an elevated vodka soda – add freshly squeezed citrus and herbal aromatics, and this cocktail becomes truly extraordinary. Grey Goose vodka with soda, lime and mint or Grey Goose Le Citron flavored vodka with soda, lemon and thyme is the essence of any Summer Soiree.

Grey Goose will host the Ultimate Soiree experience for four fans to visit Le Logis, the home of Grey Goose Vodka in Cognac, France, by sharing their Summer Soiree through Instagram or Twitter in 5-15 seconds using #SummerSoiree. View complete official rules online.