Join Häagen-Dazs® Shops on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. as they kick-off the summer season by rewarding fans with a FREE scoop of ice cream in a sugar cone, cake cone or cup. Don’t miss out! Visit haagendazs.com to find a location near you and visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HaagenDazsUS. (more…)
Once again, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival wowed locals and visitors with one of many reasons why people from all over the world flock to beautiful Fort Lauderdale. The LOWFF deserves a standing ovation for this year’s festival, which proves why they have been able to celebrate their 21st year. At first, the five-block festival of wine and menu tasting can be overwhelming, but the event staff and vibe of the festival-goers soothed any uneasy feelings with welcome arms, and a family-like atmosphere. Upon entry, everyone is given a commemorative glass that hangs from your neck to help in aiding your hands to be free to dig into yummy food samples from amazing restaurants throughout South Florida.
As if the food and wine was not enough to get everyone excited, (more…)
On Saturday April 16, 2016 the Broward County Convention Center hosted The Yoga Expo 2016. This expo brought out yoga fanatics of all ages for the all day ultimate yoga experience. Participants were able to partake in over 150 unlimited classes and workshops that varied from local and national instructors from all over the world.
This was the perfect environment for amateur and even the most seasoned yoga participants to explore local and national studios as well as (more…)
Get ready South Florida as the 21st Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival is headed back to Las Olas Blvd. in beautiful Downtown Fort Lauderdale! Prepare your appetites for another dazzling evening under the stars as you indulge in five city blocks of flavorful samples and savory drinks. Presented this year by Breakthru Beverage, New Amsterdam Vodka, William Hill Winery, Woodford Reserve, and the Blackstone Media Group; the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival continues its mission with the American Lung Association in fighting the third leading cause of deaths in the United States. Saving lives one breath at a time is what it is all about as the American Lung Association leads the organization by working to improve lung health and preventing diseases through education, research and advocacy. (more…)
Who doesn’t love art and seafood?!? The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) brings us the 4th Annual Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration, April 2nd from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3rd from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. for an art and seafood affair taking place in the heart of downtown Dania Beach at Frost Park. Going into its fourth year and counting, this free event will feature an abundance of fresh delicious seafood, amazing live music, culinary delights from top local restaurants, fine arts, crafts, local retailer booths, a beer and wine garden, incredible sand sculptures, (more…)
Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale kicks it into high gears with the 2013 Tony Award Winner, Kinky Boots! Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots is a story about friendship, acceptance, and believing you can change the world by just changing the way you think. Charlie Price (Adam Kaplan) of Price and Sons, who struggles with living up to his late father’s expectations running a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton, England, meets and hires Lola (J. Harrison Ghee), a fabulous Drag Queen performer seeking quality new stilettos to help him (more…)
The world renowned musical, “The Phantom Of the Opera” set on the stage of the well-known Paris Opera house of 1911, has stepped into the Adrienne Arsht Center with the same phenomenal story, but with a stunning and elaborate make-over. After completing its glorious sold out tour of the United Kingdom, this musical sweeps through and grabs your soul with the favorable score written by the brilliant Andrew Lloyd Webber who has won seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, and (more…)
“Decorate Your Own Chocolate Heart” at any Palm Beach or Broward County Hoffman’s Chocolates locations on Valentine’s Day! This special activity will be available to the first 100 children. Kids will design their own individual chocolate heart using Valentine’s Day colored icings and other decorative candies and confections. Let your child’s imagination and creativity shine as they make personalized Valentine’s Day treats. The activity is limited to one craft/design per child. All of the personalized (more…)
Prepare your suits of armor, swords, and bodices for a journey into the renaissance age. The Florida Renaissance Festival is making its way to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, FL once again with medieval fun-filled times and themed weekends starting with Swashbucklers and Sirens: February 13-15, Vikings and Valkyries: February 20-21, Fantasy and Adventure: February 27-28, Voyage to the Orient: March 5-6, Kilts and Colleens: March 12-13, Time Travelers: March 19-20, and Carnivale Masquerade: March 26-27.
Trudge through entranced villages filled with crafts from over a hundred merchants and artisans exhibiting and selling their wares. Witness the unique craftsmanship of pottery, wooden toys, and clothing while being mesmerized by glass blowers and pewter hammerers. Throughout twelve (more…)
The City of Miami Beach and the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) are gearing up for Art Deco Weekend, one the most exciting weekends of the year taking place along the famous strip, Ocean Drive! Join us, as the MDPL presents another fun-filled weekend of exhibits, tours, a street festival, entertainment, kids’ activities, live music, and much more January 15-17, 2016.
Art Deco Weekend attracts over 250,000 people yearly throughout the 3-day event. The City of Miami Beach welcomes all to come out to have fun experiencing and learning about (more…)
The Broadway musical hit, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” presented through the holiday season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a magical journey based on the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss, with lyrics by Timothy Mason, and music by Mel Marvin. The heart-warming redemption of love captivates the hearts of the audience, bringing a nostalgic feeling for all who grew up on this timeless classic.
The story is narrated by Bob Lauder who plays Old Max, the elderly version of The Grinch’s pet dog and only friend. Bob Lauder enchants the audience with his deep (more…)
The new and exciting Cirque du Soleil touring show TORUK – The First Flight is heading to South Florida! As part of a global tour in arenas around the world, the show will be presented at the BB&T Center on March 3 – 6, 2016 and at the American Airlines Arena on March 10 – 13, 2016.
Inspired by James Cameron’s movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight a mythical tale, is set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any (more…)
Got what it takes? The Florida Renaissance Festival will be holding casting calls and auditions on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 4pm – 7pm and on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1pm – 4pm. Please prepare a one to two-minute classical monologue and a one to two-minute contrasting contemporary monologue, or 32 bars of a classical or contemporary styled song to sing a Capella. Be prepared for some (more…)
Join our friend, Carla Huaylla with other “Teams” in Training and change your life by changing the lives of blood cancer patients. Be a part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society TNT magic for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®, January 6 – 10, 2016!
Carla Huaylla’s niece, Hannah, was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 9 months old. She underwent treatment for a year, and now 10 years later is considered (more…)
After a fun-filled weekend with premium cocktail mixers, R.S.V.P. Cocktail Skinnies, we must say…they’re worth Big Mouthin’ about!
No need to worry about the sugar and calorie intake while enjoying a cocktail made with these brand new, all-natural, zero calorie, and zero sugar mixers. Made with only the best 100% plant-based ingredients, these little convenient cocktail stick packs are ready to be mixed with your favorite rum, vodka, or tequila, easy to take anywhere, and perfect for any occasion. (more…)
Legendary Billy Joel is set to perform his first ever South Florida New Year’s Eve concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL. Don’t miss the chance to ring in the 2016 New Year with the six time Grammy winner as he performs hit after hit on Thursday, December 31, 2015.
“We are thrilled to have one of the greatest musicians of all time joining us in South Florida for an incredible New Year’s Eve concert event,” said Peter Luukko, Executive Chairman of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment. “The one and only Billy Joel will (more…)
The Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale kicks off its 2015-2016 season presenting the Broadway Musical “Once” as it strummed its way into the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Once, the winner of 8 Tony Awards in 2012 including Best Musical is a heartfelt musical adaptation of the indie Irish film. From the first note strum to the very last, Once The Musical charmingly connects us to the power of music. It is an unforgettable story of never giving up on your dreams, living a fearless life, and taking chances. The expressive cast tells a tale of struggling Dublin street musician Guy (Stuart Ward), who’s (more…)
Seafood Lovers! Come join us once again at the 2015 Coconut Grove Seafood Festival at Peacock Park in the heart of Coconut Grove on Sunday, October 18, 2015! This yearly seafood extravaganza brings us some of the freshest seafood in Miami. You’ll enjoy a variety of delicious and succulently prepared seafood dishes while you enjoy the day in the beautiful Miami sun. With live music stage performances by local artists and a kids party zone, this is an event for the entire family you do not want to miss. After you’ve (more…)
What’s better than cold beer?…UNLIMITED cold beer! Grovetoberfest, Miami’s annual beer festival is back and better than ever on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, FL. Over the past five years, craft beer has exploded onto the scene. Grovetoberfest brings us just that! With local, national, and international breweries participating in the yearly event, you’ll get to sample over 300 exquisitely crafted beers from around the country and around the world. In addition to unlimited beer sampling, the festival will feature exhibits and (more…)
National Grilling Month isn’t over yet! The John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival has some great grilling tips and recipes for your summer grilling days. This most anticipated annual event will take place on November 14, 2015 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. The event will feature Miami Dolphins legends and top local chefs showing off their grilling skills, delicious food, wine, music, and loads of fun. 100% of the event net proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation. Don’t miss out! Tickets are (more…)
Art lovers! Get ready for one special creative summer! Beck’s Urban Canvas has launched! Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy 12 hand-selected visionary artists from Miami create 15 original works of art throughout the Magic City including Little Havana, Little Haiti, Wynwood and in the recently launched artist live/work area known as the Leah Arts District in Hialeah. Plus, join Beck’s Urban Canvas at special events to enjoy special pop-up party experiences while supporting essential community programming such as (more…)
Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, co-stars of the 1970’s classic movie Love Story, star in the uniquely and imaginative reading of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, a clever and daring piece that earned him a nomination for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama category. This epistolary-style play centers on the lives of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. The story stems 50 years of letters between the two that captures the (more…)
JEY Hospitality Group’s Himmarshee Public House restaurant introduced in a media only invitation tasting, new dishes to their menu and new indoor/outdoor bar that brings a traditional feel with rustic-finished wood and interior décor.
The new bites now being offered are beyond mouthwatering, and with an array of other delectable bites, the Himmarshee Public House stands alone when it comes to (more…)
The John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival is back for its sixth year on November 14, 2015! Join Miami Dolphins legends and top local chefs for one delicious competition while enjoying great food, wine, music, and fun…all for a great cause! This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss! Tickets will be on sale soon, so stay tuned! For more information visit gridirongriller.com.
In the meantime, fire up your grill and impress your guest during your Fourth of July celebration with John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival’s Recipe of the Month! (more…)
The Coral Gables 8th Annual Restaurant Week has been in full-effect since June 8, 2015, and continues through June 28, 2015. That’s 20 full days of savory tasty dishes from over 40 of Coral Gables’ finest restaurants!
BigMouthGirlz along with some of South Florida’s most popular food bloggers were invited to a Blogger’s Crawl during the kick-off week of the event. Ready and willing, we all got the chance to visit and taste a few dishes made by five restaurants participating in the event that includes (more…)
Taste of the Gables is the anticipated delicious kick-off event of the annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week, a month long promotion that gives foodies the opportunity to enjoy three-course lunch and dinner menus at a discounted price at participating Coral Gables restaurants.
Presented by Bacardi USA, the event took place at The Westin Colonnade Hotel in the heart of Coral Gables. Food connoisseurs sampled dishes from 20 of Coral Gables restaurants that included Uvaggio Wine Bar, The Local, OBB Sushi, Talavera Cocina Mexicana, Swine, (more…)
Your typical dinner and movie night has been upgraded and we’ve got the fabulous scoop! Get ready because you’re in for a real treat at Silverspot Cinema in Coconut Creek, FL.
We attended the VIP Opening Reception where we had the privilege of meeting Francisco “Pancho” Schlotterbeck, CEO of Silverspot Cinema. He sat down with us and gave us a little background on Silverspot Cinemas mentioning the Coconut Creek, FL location is the second in the United States with the Naples, FL location being the first. He also informed us that…get excited Miami…plans for expansion in Fall of 2016 includes a theater in Downtown Miami! (more…)
Burger aficionados from all over South Florida gathered at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale for Riverwalk Burger Battle™ VI and enjoyed lip smacking burgers, cocktails, beer, and live music. The event featured 16 of South Florida’s top burger joints and restaurants showing off their grilling skills, battling to claim the “Best Burger” trophy award. Restaurant competitors were also able to win awards such as the Fan Favorite (trophy), Best Burger Foodie Choice (new), Best ‘Burger Joint’ Burger, Best ‘Bar & Grill’ Burger, Burger Nirvana, and Best ‘Knife & Fork’ Burger.
The “Best Burger” Foodie Award winner was left up to a selective group of local foodies and bloggers that included (more…)
As sponsors and judges of the 20th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, BigMouthGirlz.com was once again proud to be a part of this wonderful event benefiting the American Lung Association in Florida. Taking place along the beautiful strip of Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale on May 1st, 2015, attendees experienced fine wines, delicious foods from 70 of South Florida’s finest restaurants, desserts, musical entertainment, and (more…)
The breathtaking (The) Spa at Viceroy Miami welcomes you to blissful relaxation among other amazing services The Spa has to offer. Now available to you are BABOR ReVersive Treatments which restores, keeps your skin looking fresh, young, and more radiant.
BABOR ReVersive is time reversive skin care with the revolutionary Re-Youth Complex. Founded in 1956 by Dr. Michael Babor, BABOR began with a black rose – the symbol of consummate beauty. Family owned and made in Germany, BABOR focuses on developing precision formulas that use active ingredients that perfectively coordinate and ensure the best possible results for your skin. (more…)
It’s time to celebrate South Florida! The 20th Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival makes its way to Downtown Fort Lauderdale on the beautiful strip of Las Olas Boulevard, Friday, May 1st, 2015! Get your taste buds ready and experience an evening under the stars while indulging yourself in the fine delicacies of over 70 of South Florida’s best and finest restaurants. You’ll also get to sample more than (more…)
Sister Act The Musical takes you to heaven in this joyous rendition of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie hit. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg herself and Stage Entertainment, Sister Act is presented to South Florida by Broadway in Miami and Bank of America in this fun-filled divine musical comedy at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
With music by Academy Award winner Alan Menken who is best known for his music for Walt Disney Animation Studio’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, and lyrics by Glenn Slater, Sister Act The Musical (more…)
South Florida! Get ready for a fabulous evening at the Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event hosted by United Way of Broward County on April 23, 2015 at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach, Florida. Wine Women & Shoes is a nationwide event that now in its 10th year, has held over 175 successful events and raised over $30 million for women’s and children’s charities with the help of corporate clients and charities coming together to build awareness and reach a variety of fundraising charity goals. (more…)
Broadway’s “Wicked” music and lyrics composer, Stephen Schwartz, does it again in Bank of America’s Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale’s presentation of the American Repertory Theater Production of Pippin! Pippin is a death-defying acrobatic smash hit musical immersed in athletic performances based on the book by Roger O. Hirson. This remarkable and memorable show leaves its audience with a jaw-dropping impression that only the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® that included Best Musical Revival, is able to deliver. (more…)
So, what happens before Dorothy’s house crashes into Munckinland in the world of Oz? Find out as Broadway in Miami presented by Bank of America brings Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts!
The musical, which is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and the book by Winnie Holzman, brings (more…)
In preparation for The World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship held at the Trump National Doral on March 4-8, 2015, a tasting preview overview was presented of the international social event’s world-class culinary offerings by restaurants BLT Prime and Champion’s Bar and Grill within the Trump National Doral’s Clubhouse, along with some of South Florida’s favorite food trucks.
Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the legendary smash-hit of Motown the Musical. The story of Berry Gordy’s great American dream comes to life on stage as it captivates hearts and penetrates the souls of every single audience member in attendance.
The founder of Motown launched the careers of our generation’s most memorable musical artists that (more…)
Food Network and the Cooking Channel hosted South Beach’s most popular food festival in South Florida, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Also known as SOBEWFF presented by Food & Wine, the extravaganza took place from February 19-22, 2015. The yearly awaited event has yet to disappoint its event-goers. This culinary crusade takes you through the realms of South Beach’s finest restaurants and on a four-day journey that features event after event of culinary experiences throughout various locations of Miami Beach. The experiences ranged from (more…)
Five Cubed really knows what it takes to make people happy! Delicious mouth-watering food, great beer and company will do the trick every time. Brewery Ommegang Five Cubed presented by Haute Dining took place at the 1111 building on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The evening began with VIP guest mixing and mingling as they enjoyed an elegant 5-course sit-down dinner served at a Royal Table on the roof top over looking the beautiful city. Each course perfectly prepared, and (more…)
It doesn’t get any better than a private sit-down wine tasting hosted by the man himself, Francesco Zonin paired with the most delicious bites by Made in Italy Gourmet. Ahhh, a taste of Italy in Miami…what a beautiful combination.
We were delighted to share the same space with Francesco Zonin, Vice President of Zonin, Italy’s largest privately family owned vineyard and winemaking complex along with co-owners Pietro Morelli and Francesco Belcaro of the new (more…)
Food Week is among us and the 2015 Miami Beach International Foodies Festival is set to kick off! On February 22, 2015, join us for a celebration of food, and where foodies unite right in the heart and sands of Miami Beach off of 72nd street and Collins Avenue. Find out and taste what it’s like to be a Miami Beach local. Come and indulge in international foods from local restaurants, cafes, and bakeries from all over the Miami Beach, South Beach, North Beach, and the (more…)
Broward Across Miami Presented by Bank of America premiers Disney’s Broadway Smash Hit Musical, Newsies to the Downtown Miami Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. Based on the 1992 musical film of the same name starring Christian Bale, Disney’s Newsies is the winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography that has become a cult phenomenon adapted for the stage.
The story is set in New York City in the early 1900s about a young teenage newsboy named Jack Kelly, who (more…)
The 6th Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards Presented by Miami Lakes Auto Mall took place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Hialeah’s Milander Park. The Burgie Awards was as fun and entertaining as any other one of Burger Beast’s signature events. If you have not been to one yet, you are sure missing out on a whole lot of delicious and creative foods from all over the South Florida area.
Hosted by one of Burger Beast’s friend and fellow Burger Blogger, Jamie Frankel of Burgers by the Beach, the event featured an array of food trucks, Artisan Food Vendors, fashion trucks, live music, live art demonstrations, a DJ, and the return of (more…)
The “Fork and Cork Affair” that benefits the Junior Achievement of South Florida welcomed hundreds of guests to the event that allowed them to swirl, sip, savor, indulge, mix, mingle, and dance the night away at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College North all in support of education. The 5th Annual JA World Uncorked event presented by Premiere Beverage and hosted by chairs Bob & Susan Drinon, and Renée Korbel Quinn with Junior Achievement’s Circle of Wise Women took place on January 24, 2015 and transformed the 60,000-square-foot JA World Huizenga Center into an amazing (more…)
Deerfield Beach, FL prepares itself for its 23rd Annual Florida Renaissance Festival taking place at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park. This year the festival features two new themed weekends that will add to the excitement of the festival that includes Journey to the Orient and Dragons & Wizards & Thrones, Oh My!
As more than two million people have experienced this yearly event, festival-goers continue to make their way down to South Florida from all-over for this anticipated event that features more than 100 costumed performers, 10 stages with continuous entertainment, and 20 stage acts from (more…)
The world’s #1 musical roars into the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presented by Bank of America and Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale. The stage adaptation of the 1994 Academy Award-winning Disney classic brings to life the film and the characters we all adore. The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince named Simba who was born into the prosperous African Pride Lands of his royal parents, faces a tragedy when his father Mufasa is murdered by his evil uncle Scar. Scar convinces Simba that the death of his father was his fault and tells him to never return to the Pride Lands, leaving Scar (more…)
The Miami Design Preservation League, a non-profit organization has been assisting in preserving, protecting, and promoting the architectural, economical, and environmental integrity of Miami Beach’s historic background and culture. On January 16th – 18th, make your way to Miami Beach as The Miami Design Preservation League kicks off the 38th Annual Art Deco Weekend!
This amazing, fun-filled weekend getaway has been attracting visitors from abroad and locals since 1976 and will celebrate 100 years of history, architecture, and people! (more…)
Welcome to South Florida’s Premiere Sporting Lounge and Draft House, Himmarshee Public House, located in the center of Fort Lauderdale’s Himmarshee Village. Brought to us by Jey Hospitality Group, Himmarshee Public House is introducing their new winter menu items that specialize in global comfort foods with a definite twist! These twisted global comfort foods introduced to BigMouthGirlz.com during a Media Tasting invitation are to drool over.
We sampled finger-licking items that incorporated their (more…)
Amaluna displays the female power through its own name translating to Moon Love. This astonishing, unique, and untraditional Cirque du Soleil show surrounds itself and immerses its audience in the powerfulness of the female ability, strength, power, and love.
Typically comprised of a majority of men, Cirque du Soleil reverses the roles for Amaluna. About 70-percent of Amaluna’s cast, performers, and singers are women and deviates from the norm with a beautiful and unexpected twist. The show has provided (more…)
Broadway in Miami Presented by Bank of America brings the The Book of Mormon to the Adrienne Arsht Center! From the critically-acclaimed creators and writers of the American adult animated hit sitcom South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker brings the book, lyrics, and music to this must-see musical the New York Times calls, “The best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.”
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, known for the explicit language and dark humor that parodies a wide range of topics and current events, brings the religious satire musical of (more…)
Art Basel Week 2014 kicked off in fashion with “Salute to Magic City’s Cultural Champions” Reception and Luncheon at the beautiful Conrad Miami’s Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room with the host committee of Dr. Carol Damian, Lilia Garcia, Virginia Miller, George T. Neary, Dennis Scholl, and Monty Trainer.
Tropical signature cocktails along with tasty bites were enjoyed as guest mixed and mingled during the reception. Paintings by Columbian renowned artist Francisco Ceron in collaboration with Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery graced the walls of the Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room. Flat-screen TVs live-streamed artist Francisco Ceron at work creating (more…)
The Phantom of the Opera haunts the Broward Center of the Performing Arts and wants things his way or no way! Presented by Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale and Florida Theatrical Association, this dazzling production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 classic is a new production by Cameron Mackintosh who brings the United Kingdom critically acclaimed sold-out tour to Fort Lauderdale.
The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most adored musicals of all time, tells the story of an opera singer (Christine) who is kidnapped by The Phantom, who from the moment he hears her ravishing voice, (more…)
South Florida! Art Basel week heads back to Miami as thousands and thousands of pieces of artwork are displayed throughout South Beach, Midtown, Wynwood, and other surrounding Miami areas. Get your Basel on in the Magic City and enjoy art fairs, parties, and events going on December 2 – 7, 2014.
Visit leading galleries from across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa as renowned artists exhibit their mastery of modern and contemporary art. Furthermore, you’ll be able to fascinate over some of today’s up-and-coming artists. Admire and even purchase beautiful paintings, sculptures, films, drawings, and installations as they dilate your eyes to the marvels of human creativity.
During Art Basel week in Miami, South Florida becomes a canvas. Indulge yourself into a week of intense and orgasmic eye candy that only true art lovers can appreciate.
Check out our 2013 Art Basel Miami video coverage and click here for photos. Also, take a look below at a listing of several art fairs and exhibitions you should definitely check out this year. (more…)
Miami Dolphin football fans from across South Florida rallied and gave an entire new meaning to tailgating at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater for the 2014 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine, & Tailgate Festival! This is an event where celebrities, competition, and charity collided. The entire event’s proceeds went to benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation that focuses on feeding the needs of kids in crisis. The Hand-Off Foundation’s beneficiaries for 2014 included 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Miami Dolphins Foundation, and the Taste of the NFL.
Chef Allen’s VIP Culinary Exhibition kicked off the festival, which informed audience members on techniques, specialty dishes, and sustainable seafood. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey® Tailgate Zone offered an array of drinks that only (more…)
Got what it takes? The Florida Renaissance Festival will be holding open casting calls and auditions for the 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 3pm – 8pm by appointment only, and open call auditions on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from Noon – 4pm. Prepare a one to two-minute classical monologue and a one to two-minute (more…)
United Way of Broward County’s initiative –MISSION UNITED has teamed up with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association to honor Broward County Veterans this year on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Veterans and active military members, you will receive special discounts and freebies from local restaurants including free meals, percentages off on a check, and even discounts for family members. Discounts from local hotels include rates starting as low as $59 per night based on room availability and 50% off at certain participating hotels. (more…)
Francesco Zonin, Vice President of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A and widely known for his delicious Zonin branded Prosecco, starred on the TV show, “From Italy with Love” that airs on the Cooking Channel. The show featured three American contestants who were given the opportunity to travel to beautiful Italy’s Venice and Tuscany for a chance to start their own business in the United States along with a $10,000 prize.
The three contestants competed in several wine and food competitions, learned how to live, dress, communicate, and cook like an Italian. The imaginative culinary experience was judged by no one other than Francesco Zonin himself who considered everything made from taste and presentation, to décor and technique. Some of the dishes prepared were accompanied by some of Francesco’s very own Prosecco and Castello D’Albola 2010 Chianti Classico. (more…)
The South Florida Tequila Festival welcomed lovers and enthusiasts from all over to experience its first ever annual celebration! The festival was held at Fort Lauderdale’s Stache 1920’s Drinking Den. Created to educate, savor, and showcase the famous Mexican spirit, the festival honored 19 different tequila brands in over 40 expressions.
Event-goers were afforded the opportunity to speak with brand representatives and learn about the many different processes of growing and harvesting the agave (more…)
Broadway in Miami presented by Bank of America brings us Rodgers + Hamerstein rendition of the beautiful classical tale of Cinderella! The Tony Award – winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific enchanted audience members who grew up on the classical Walt Disney animated motion picture. The nostalgic performances entranced with beautiful set designs and scene transitions, to include amazing on-stage wardrobe changes that left audience members in complete awe, was astonishing to the eyes. (more…)
The Signature Grand Hotel in Davie was once again proud to host the 13th annual “Signature Grand Ghoul” event benefiting 2-1-1 Broward, which is a nonprofit organization that provides a 24-hour comprehensive helpline, and support services to families and individuals in search of crisis intervention assistance or information on referrals to health and human services throughout the Broward County area.
The Signature Grand was creatively decorated into a haunted mansion with a haunted carnival theme for all those in attendance. Guests of the ghoulish event had the chance to (more…)
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame hosted their 2nd Annual La Musa Awards hosted by Eglantina Zingg. The event took place at South Beach’s luxurious Ritz-Carlton on Miami Beach. It was a Latin Star-Studded evening of performers and songwriters nominated in the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame that featured some of the greatest Latin performers of all-time like Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Diego Torres, Omar Alfanno, Ednita Nazario, Luis Enrique, Natalia Jimenez, Erika Ender, Angel Lopez, De La Torre, Desmond Child, and R&B singer Miguel just to name a few. (more…)
Live on stage and in color for the first time, Broadway in Miami presented by Bank of America brings you I Love Lucy to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. Staged and directed by Rick Sparks, I Love Lucy Live on Stage lets you relive the most beloved television show in history. In a 1952 studio setting, the show takes you into the Desilu Playhouse in Hollywood, California as a live studio audience member that re-creates an era in transition.
Join the actors who play America’s favorite foursome Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel as they film two of the show’s episodes (The Benefit and Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined) right before our eyes. (more…)
Lhardy Kitchen + Bar is a downtown Coral Gables eclectic dining experience. You are immediately taken by the interior design of Lhardy with its Colonial 1700s decor. The interior design exuberates passion and romance for those seeking a memorable evening. The restaurant is part of a unique brand and concept of restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels with locations all over the world. As culturally diverse as the City of Miami is, Lhardy Kitchen + Bar could not have found a better location than in the heart of Coral Gables, FL. Serving an array of international cuisines, Lhardy Kitchen + Bar leaves no stone unturned.
This Fall, Lhardy Kitchen + Bar introduces new menu items which we were fortunate enough to sample firsthand. We were presented with an array of specialty drinks that included items from the (more…)
Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale is set to host this year’s Fourth Annual Gala of Hope to Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The Gala of Hope to Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy is an annual campaign that benefits the Families of SMA’s mission to find a cure for the leading genetic cause of death of children under the age of two. The disease destroys the nerves that control voluntary movements and decreases the ability to walk, swallow, and control the movements of the head and neck. Fiorenna Israel-Fuentes and Jennifer Miller-Smith, two mothers with daughters suffering from SMA, founded the Gala of Hope to honor their daughters’ fight for survival. The outstanding work of Families of SMA has contributed to major discoveries that include the identification of the underlying cause of SMA. (more…)
The star of the movie “The Blind Side,” Quinton Aaron, is presenting a compelling evening behind an amazing cause to raise awareness against bullying and its repercussions. This wonderful event’s mission is to provide courage, hope, self-confidence, and resources to kids considering suicide, or struggling against the life-long damaging effects on self-esteem and character caused by others’ actions or words.
The worldwide bullying epidemic has become Quinton’s mission. The Quinton Aaron Foundation was established to achieve their goal of ending bullying once and for all. Quinton Aaron will honor two of the bravest people that he’s ever met Rebecca Zerbo, the founder (more…)
The CFH Group and the Woody Foundation are proud to announce, and are set to kick off the 2nd Annual Woodystock benefit concert! Woodystock is a grassroots free benefit concert for music and art lovers, and created to raise money for the recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. The name of the event and foundation is in honor of James “Woody” Beckham, who suffered his spinal cord injury while making a rugby tackle in January 2011.
Proceeds of Woodystock will benefit The Woody Foundation. The main initiative of the foundation is the Woody Pack backpacks. The Woody Pack is a free collection of assistive devices for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury, or are living with paralysis. The backpacks were put together to assist in regaining a sense of independence. The devices included within the Woody Packs helps improve everyday living with items that aid in simple tasks like eating or talking on the phone that are not otherwise covered by insurance. (more…)
Bobby Rodriguez Productions is seeking fresh talent for next year’s 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival taking place in Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park on weekends from February 7 – March 15, 2015. Casting calls and auditions are for the festival’s “Apprenticeship Program.” Workshops will be conducted throughout seven Sundays starting in September, and will go through every-other week until the end of December.
To audition, you must prepare a one to two-minute classical monologue, and a one to two-minute contrasting contemporary monologue. Singers must prepare 32 bars of a classical, or contemporary styled song to sing A cappella. (more…)
Prepare to sing your heart out at Sing Sing Miami Karaoke bar and lounge in Miami Beach. This karaoke bar is loaded with a total of 17 karaoke rooms for all ages, and is each equipped with a state-of-the-art remote controlled karaoke machine with a bank of over 120,000 songs in 13 different languages! Additionally, each private room is furnished with flat-screen TVs, cocktail tables, two microphones, sound-activated party lights, a bumping sound system, and relaxing couches to sit back on and watch your friends and family take it to the stage. All rooms are also set up with personal call buttons for immediate service from an incredibly super-friendly staff ready to bring you your next drink, or dish from Chacos Gourmet Chinese Tacos. If you don’t suffer from stage fright, you can take your talents to the main bar (21+) starting at 8pm. (more…)
The Samuel Adams’ OctoberFest makes its way back to Miami for its 5th year to host their tried and true Bavarian tradition. The 2-day event will bring the German traditional festival to South Florida that is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and will take place in Miami’s Sam Adams Castle and Beer Hall at SOHO Studios September 19 – 20, 2014.
OctoberFest will feature an array of seasonal brews that includes Sam Adams #1 selling seasonal beer of all time that goes by the same name of their popular event, OctoberFest. We can’t forget to mention the great food and entertainment to match all the great beer! This Miami funfair will feature (more…)
As we approach the fifth anniversary of John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine, & Tailgate Festival, we can enjoy some of the event’s delicious dishes in the meantime. So fire up those grills this Labor Day weekend and grill up one of these recipes from the event. Be sure to (more…)
If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food in Pembroke Pines, look no further! Los Tacos by Chef Omar is a family owned business that brings the traditional taste of Mexico to the neighborhood with a variety of dishes only a chef from Mexico can bring to fruition.
Los Tacos has a bar-like setting of counter tables and high-chairs seating roughly about 20 people. The setting also offers mouth-watering Mexican cuisine recipes on the counters that you can snap pictures of to try them at home. (more…)
Come join five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl as he celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine, & Tailgate Festival on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.
The event will pair some of South Florida’s top chefs with Miami Dolphins Legends like Dwight Stephenson, Troy Stradford, Ed Newman, Shawn Wooden, Larry Little, Channing Crowder, and many more. This year’s featured restaurants will be Truluck’s, Palme d’Or/Fontana/Cascades at The Biltmore, Casa D’Angelo, S3 Restaurant (more…)
Burger Beast throws it down again…as usual! This time The Beast brings us the 2014 Frita Showdown on Wednesday, August 13th at the Magic City Casino located at 450 NW 37th Avenue in Miami. If you have never had a frita before, this is the absolute perfect event to attend and indulge yourself in South Florida’s finest fritas. A frita is a seasoned ground beef patty that is oftentimes mixed with chorizo (Spanish sausage) on Cuban bread with shoestring potatoes…it’s delicious! (more…)
Bank of America Broadway Across America and the Florida Theatrical Association welcomes you to the jungle with Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. It has become a critically acclaimed Broadway hit that was founded and directed by circus producer Neil Goldberg. Originally based in Pompano Beach, Florida, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy made its way to Broadway in 2008 and has been proclaimed “The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” by New York Magazine. (more…)
B-Dubs has made its way and opened its doors in Pembroke Pines. The new restaurant is located at 11555 Pines Boulevard in the Pembroke Lakes Mall shopping center. This is just what Pembroke Pines was missing!
We couldn’t help but stop by during their Grand Opening week to enjoy some of their famous wings, sauces, and brews. With an endless menu of sides, wings, burgers, flatbreads, salads, wraps, buffalitos, sauces, seasonings, and desserts, every visit to Buffalo Wild Wings is a delicious experience. They have an amazing assortment of domestic, imports, and craft beers from local and national breweries, you’ll never leave thirsty. Also, with over 30 flat screen TVs making up the restaurant, no matter the sporting event, B-Dubs has a screen ready for you. (more…)
October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month but the disease affects women all year round. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 die each year. The Women’s Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate (WBHI) has a summer breast cancer awareness campaign offering life-saving mammograms to women in Miami-Dade and South Broward counties.
The Women’s Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate, is a nonprofit organization that provides critical information and screenings to women in South Florida. Dedicated to fighting breast cancer as a deadly disease, WBHI empowers at-risk women (more…)
Thirsty? Join the fiesta this summer at Brimstone Woodfire Grill and enjoy delicious Casamigos Tequila in a new margarita flight special. Casamigos Tequila was developed by celebrity friends and entrepreneurs, George Clooney and Rande Gerber. The brand is known for the high-quality and smoothness of the tequila. (more…)
Several noteworthy additions are now open and coming soon to Sawgrass Mills, further broadening the already diverse mix of more than 350 stores found at the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States.
“Sawgrass Mills is constantly updating our retail mix, bringing in the best designer and name brand stores in the industry,” said Luanne Lenberg, VP/General Manager at Sawgrass Mills. “These new additions (more…)
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, a Ft. Lauderdale Beach luxury boutique hotel, hosted a fabulous White Hot Party to celebrate its 10th anniversary with over 300 of South Florida’s notables. The spectacular evening was hosted on the hotel’s 5th Floor Oceanfront Pool Terrace overlooking an endless ribbon of pristine, golden beach.
“We are so excited to be celebrating such a remarkable milestone,” said Heidi Dennis, General Manager of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa. “Being on Fort Lauderdale Beach has been such a tremendously wonderful experience and we are so proud to be a part of this community. We hope to continue to spend the next 10 years continuing to provide our guests with superior service and accommodations, so that they are able to create lasting, memorable memories at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa.” (more…)
A food blogger’s fantasy! In continuation of the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week presented by Bacardi, we were invited to attend the first bloggers’ crawl which consisted of two routes for a group over 20 of several top South Florida’s Food Bloggers. We reviewed both routes and elected to go with Route One and tagged along with Adventures of the Foodaholic, The Foodie Teacher, and several others. Each route had five stops at different restaurants participating in the (more…)
“Let’s Go!” in Italian, and you’ll know why Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza is called just that! This is our favorite pizza joint when we are in the Miami area and are craving a great pie. Andiamo is a uniquely positioned pizzeria right off of 55th street and Biscayne Boulevard that has been around since 2001. This pizza joint has definitely made a name for itself with people from all over.
The times we’ve frequented Andiamo, we have NEVER left disappointed. They serve quality brick oven baked pizzas that are incomparable. You can build your own pizza, or you can try one of their 26 signature pies. Our favorite signature pie is the Godfather. The Godfather, is THE GODFATHER of all pizzas. This pie comes loaded with (more…)
Wine drinking is a massive culture that continues to grow worldwide and wine events and festivals are a great way to experience an array of different types of wines from regions across the world. As frequent attendees of wine festivals all over South Florida, we have become somewhat of wine connoisseurs. We have sampled wines from all over the world of different brands, vintages, fermentation processes, and appellations.
We were recently gifted with a couple of bottles of Verdejo wines by Palacios de Bornos (2013) and Protos (2013). Verdejo is Spain’s signature white grape that originated (more…)
Staples is searching for parents, teens, and customers of all ages to showcase their excitement for low back-to-school prices with the shopping cart dance.
Do it alone or build a team! If you think you got what it takes, get your shopping cart dance ready and enter the Staples’ Make 15 Seconds of Fame Happen contest!
You have until June 23rd at 5:00pm EST. to submit your video! Winners will be announced on July 8, 2014 and will appear in a national (more…)
We recently attended a convention that required us to travel to Northern Florida. We searched the internet for the best deals in the surrounding areas of St. Augustine, FL to spend our time during our 3-day stay. We found something really nice and reasonably priced at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Resort by Marriot Hotels.
After reading the reviews and viewing the location’s photos online, we booked our stay. Online, we requested a room with a balcony on a high floor. Upon booking the reservation, (more…)
Presented by Bacardi USA Inc., the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week kicked off with “Taste of the Gables” on June 5, 2014. The event took place at the beautiful Westin Colonnade located in Coral Gables and featured 20 Coral Gables restaurant newcomers and veterans alike as they served some of their finest dishes. The restaurants battled for attendees’ votes to become the “Best Taste of the Gables.” As invitees, we made our way through all of the restaurant stations and sampled bites from several Coral Gables restaurants. This event definitely assisted us on what restaurants to explore during the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week. (more…)
When we crave Peruvian food, we head out on an adventure to find local restaurants that will offer to fix our craving. This time around, we found a fairly new restaurant inside of the 108th street and Pines Boulevard’s south side shopping center. Since we frequent the area, we noticed the place one day and made it a point to stop in to try them out. We’ve visited several Peruvian restaurants in the past, so our taste buds are pretty-well versed in this arena. The place is not that big, but comfortable. Seats a maximum of approximately 50 people. Small, but not cramped. It is your typical mom and pop restaurant. (more…)
South Florida! Celebrate National Donut Day with Dunkin’ this Friday, June 6, 2014! You can stick to your usual or be adventurous and give their new Blueberry Cobbler Donut a try! It features a yeast shell donut with delicious blueberry filling, white dipping icing, and (more…)
Don’t cry for this masterfully re-imagined version of Evita brought to us by Broadway in Miami and presented by Bank of America and the Florida Theatrical Association at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. This beautiful classic revived by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice tells the story of the rise and fall of Eva Peron, the Argentinian political leader and second wife of President Juan Peron. Eva Peron rose from the purlieus of Argentina to become one of the most powerful women in the world, only to succumb to her own health. The production focuses on her life, rise to fame and power, charitable work, and her subsequent death. (more…)
16 of South Florida’s top burger joints and restaurants showed off delicious gourmet burger creations at the Riverwalk Burger Battle V at the Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale on May 23, 2014. Check out who won “The Best” at this sizzling event! (more…)
The Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour is completely breathtaking! Witness the legacy of Michael Jackson as his music is portrayed through a series of acts by Cirque du Soleil in a tour that captivates audiences’ hearts around the world.
This creative rendition of the late King of Pop’s music by Cirque du Soleil captured Michael Jackson’s love for music, dance, earth, children, and people in a production that even brought some to tears. As Cirque continually delivers with its ongoing series (more…)
We were recently treated to a beautiful flower arrangement sculpted out of fruit created and delivered by Fruit Flowers!
Upon receipt of our arrangement, the first notable impression was the presentation. The first word that came to mind was pristine. The attention to detail alone was enough to leave us salivating. The arrangement comes enfolded in clear plastic where you can (more…)
Miami Fashion Week is the hottest week in South Florida when it comes to fashion. It celebrates cultural fashion, beauty, and lifestyles and is known as the largest International and Latin American Fashion event. This is where the world’s most renowned and emerging designers come from all over the world to exhibit their latest fashions and trends. Arranged and supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority…Miami Fashion Week was a hit! (more…)
Broadway in Miami presented by Bank of America brings us the Blue Man Group at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Downtown Miami. This riveting performance engages the audience like no other performance does. It is a loud and colorfully vibrant display of the theater arts for all ages. The group crawls through the audience, runs up and down the aisles, brings un-expecting audience members on stage, and calls out the show’s late-comers. The show is a spectacle you have to experience. (more…)
Hundreds gathered on May 9, 2014 for the Miami Lakes Auto Mall Burger Beast Burger Brawl. The event was hosted by the Magic City Casino in Miami, FL, presented by Burger Maker, and sponsored by Miami Lakes Auto Mall. The Brawl featured 20, yes 20, of South Florida’s burger spots! A ticket to the event allowed you to sample all 20 burgers from popular South Florida burger joints and more! (more…)
Benefiting the American Lung Association in Florida, the 19th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival took place on the beautiful strip of Las Olas Blvd. in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on May 2, 2014. Event-goers enjoyed an amazing event filled with delicious food, fine wine, musical entertainment, and more!
It was our pleasure and an honor to partake in the judging. Take a look at the winning categories and the winners. A BIG congratulations to them all! (more…)
Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Ghost The Musical. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, it delivers from every aspect. The film turned musical, allows you to relive this enduring classic that we all fell in love with almost 25 years ago. It features original pop scores from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart (more…)
This Mother’s Day, give back while shopping for that perfect gift at Lilly Pulitzer at The Gardens Mall April 23 – 28, 2014. 10% of all sales will benefit The Open Door, a non-profit organization and leader in mentoring teen mothers into independence in Palm Beach County. On April 29, 2014, Lilly Pulitzer will have a cocktail party for The Open Door where you can do your shopping at that (more…)
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa and Society 8 Hospitality Group presents two new restaurants where the ambiance feels amazing, service is delightful, food and cocktails are SO GOOD, and it’s all topped with an ocean view to die for! Beauty & The Feast Bar|Kitchen and Ocean Market Grille are definitely the new hot spots in Fort Lauderdale. Paying them a visit (more…)
Grille 401 on Las Olas Bvld. in Fort Lauderdale is now sporting a new patio area with an inside/outside bar! The fabulous new areas are now set for a night of cocktails and outdoor dining including buy one get one free cocktails and half off all appetizers from 4pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday.
You can also enjoy the new Sushi and Sake Bar that features a creatively eclectic Sushi and Saki menu from 4pm until closing. Late night sushi lovers get this…all sushi (more…)
Pincho Factory has picked up the keys to what will become their third location in Hialeah, Florida! A larger restaurant is planed and outlined to convert the well-known Koky’s Barbecue Ranch, located at 4950 W 12th Ave, Hialeah FL.
“Even though I was born in Chicago, I grew up in Hialeah, so this has a special meaning to me. I went to high school just two miles away from there and have great memories of that location,” says Nedal Ahmad, part owner of Pincho Factory. (more…)
Green Day’s American Idiot The Musical presented by Bank of America Broadway Across America and the Florida Theatrical Association delivers a musical sensation for lovers of the theater arts and fans of the American Punk Rock band Green Day that formed in 1987. The East Bay, California band is well-known for their discography of 39/Smooth, Kerplunk, Dookie (which was their first collaboration with Rob Cavallo and major record debut that became a worldwide commercial success), Insomniac, Warning, and their Grammy Award winning album for Best Rock Album, American Idiot (2005). American Idiot also won the Grammy for Record of the Year for the song “Boulevard of Broken Dreams“ (2006). (more…)
Make your way to participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the South Florida area on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to enjoy a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin’ Donuts’ freshly-brewed iced coffee!
The Dunkin’ Donuts’ Iced Coffee is available in its legendary Original Blend and a new Dark Roast blend that is carefully roasted longer for a bolder, richer flavor and stronger finish. (more…)
Ivanka Trump marked the conclusion of Cadillac Championship’s Fashion Friday on March 7, 2014 by hosting the Carolina Herrera’s new Spring collection at the Trump National Doral. As Miami Heat’s very own DJ Irie entertained a massive 800 plus crowd of fans, the sons of Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and daughter Ivanka Trump greeted and posed for pictures with guests on the red carpet prior to joining family and friends for a delightful night of celebrations and festivities that included notable appearance by Gym Class Heroes’ lead singer Travie McCoy. Other notable celebrity appearances included (more…)
Cadillac and the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship hosted their Opening Drive event on a beautiful evening at Hyde Beach inside the SLS Hotel in Miami Beach.
The night was graced with a select group of special guests that included pro players such as Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell, and Peter Uihlein, as well as Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump, Jr.
Guests were greeted throughout the night with cocktails courtesy of the official spirit of the PGA Tour, Grey Goose Vodka that included the (more…)
We had the pleasure of visiting Trump National Doral where we were introduced to not only the delicious upgraded food and beverages at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, but also for a sneak peak of several areas of the newly renovated resort.
Our visit began at the new BLT Prime in Trump National Doral’s clubhouse. BLT Prime’s decor is beautiful with an enormous expanded seating area both indoors and out, offering amazing views of the golf course. We were spoiled to the core with small bites, wine, desserts, and refreshing cocktails from the restaurant and its bar. May we add, the staff here is such a delight. (more…)
We were recently invited to “turn up the dial” at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts to watch Bank of America Broadway Across America & Florida Theatrical Association present “Memphis” the musical on its opening night going on now through March 9, 2014. “Memphis” the musical is a 4-time Tony Award Winner that included Best Musical in 2010!
Rightfully so! Memphis is a blast from the past! The musical takes place in 1950s Memphis, Tennessee and is a loose rendition of Dewey Philips who was one of the first white disc jockeys (DJs) to play black music during that time. In “Memphis,” a white man named Huey Calhoun steps foot into Delray’s, which is a black underground Rock and Roll bar and is entranced with what he calls, (more…)
The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and the Adrienne Arsht Center presented the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater February 20-23, 2014 in Downtown Miami. The late Alvin Ailey founded the American Dance Theater in 1958, went on to popularize modern dance, and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater commemorates the distinctiveness of the African-American culture through an experience of preservation and development of the American modern dance heritage.
Through international touring, Ailey’s company was designated “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world” by U.S. Congressional resolution in 2008. (more…)
More than 100 were in attendance for the First Annual #JITG9 Foodie-Focus at the Betty Ferguson Auditorium in Miami Gardens. Six of the most popular festival chefs from Jazz in the Gardens served up their greatest hits. On March 15 and 16, 50 festival chefs will be at Food Village for the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens. This year’s food lineup equals the stage performers: LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James. “There isn’t a better place to eat in South Florida than right here. It’s nice to be able to try a little bit of everything, I can’t decide what I like best. (more…)
Get Sprung at the upcoming Spring Beer Festival on Saturday, March 8th at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. From the event crew of Grovetoberfest, Sprung! brings you one of the best and largest beer festivals in the South Florida area. This is a Spring festival you do not want to miss! A festival where a multitude of beers will be chugged from local and national breweries.
Beer lovers will enjoy over 150 beers to sample from that will include new brews from up-and-coming South Florida breweries, live entertainment, Sprung’s! Games (more…)
Feel good, exciting, and full of life made up MIA Jamfest, a hip-hop music and fashion festival! The festival took place at Miami’s very own and a favorite of ours, The Stage Miami on February 7, 2014.
As we walked in we were hit back-to-back with hip-hop favorites coming from DJ Bre who we have experienced and immediately feel in love with his sets at other events. There were fashion vendors and more present where you were able to make purchases and even sample delicious sweet treats. The beautiful host Jasmin Brown took the stage and lead (more…)
Welcome! You have just landed on the new Planet Fitness in Pembroke Pines, FL! This fitness club offers state of the art cardio machines, strength equipment, and unlimited fitness training. Take a step inside, there are over 100 cardio machines that include treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, 2 full circuits of strength machines, a 30-minute express circuit, 3 tanning booths, 2 massage chairs, 2 hydro-massage beds, (more…)
We were recently invited to a Media Night conducted by BC Café. For those of you who are not familiar with BC Café, they are a branch off of the popular BC Tacos Food Truck that we try to pay a visit to every time we see them. BC Café opened its doors in May 2013 and is located in Davie, FL.
If you are a fan of BC Tacos like we are, then you have to stop by BC Café! If you’ve never experienced any of BC’s dishes, then this is the perfect moment to ready your taste buds for an experience.
Are you ready?!?! Here goes! (more…)
2013 is on its way out and 2014 is on its way in! Gear up! There will be plenty of events, concerts, and parties to attend in South Florida on December 31, 2013. Check out our list of what we (more…)
The holidays are here, and there’s no better time than now to give back! December 18th to January 5th the Wynwood Brewing Company will be holding a Toys for Pints event to collect toys for children serviced by the Wynwod NET (Neighborhood Enhancement Team) Community Center.
“This is the perfect way for us to share the joy of the holidays with the Wynwood community. The NET Center services around 70 kids from the area in its after-school programs and we wanted to keep alive the tradition of the Three Kings Day in Wynwood known as the original Puerto Rican community in Miami.” – Luis Brignoni (Founder of Wynwood Brewing Company) (more…)
The Art Deco Weekend festival is coming our way January 17 – 19, 2014 in Miami Beach! This fantastic weekend getaway which has attracted visitors and locals since 1976 was started by the Miami Design Preservation League, a non-profit organization that assists in the preservation, protection, and promotion of the architectural, social, economical, and environmental integrity of Miami Beach’s (more…)
Just what Miami was missing! A tour of Miami’s exploding craft beer scene! Brew Bus Miami‘s Highway to Hops tour is just that! Unlike your traditional historic Miami tours, this tour focuses on the up-and-coming beer industry developing right here in South Florida.
The group that brings us Brew Bus Miami’s Highway to Hops tour is Cici, David, and Kush. Cici and David found their affinity for craft beer on a trip to Delaware and a visit to Dogfish Brewery. Kush, owner of LoKal Burgers & Beer restaurant in Coconut Grove, hired David as his restaurant beverage manager and together, (more…)
Foodies! Prepare your appetites for a food excursion! Miami Culinary Tours now brings us the Wynwood Food Tour located in Miami’s Art District! This culinary adventure takes us through some of Wynwood’s most popular food spots in the area to experience some of Miami’s finest foods.
Throughout this food tour you’ll experience divine dishes from local restaurants like Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, Butcher shop, Pride and Joy, Suviche, Jimmy’s Kitchen, and Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies! (more…)
The holidays are right around the corner! It’s time to make sure you get the perfect gifts for your loved ones. We suggest you shop at Cell-Nerds.com! We know how expensive cellphones can be, so with that said, they NEED protection!
The Wynwood Artwalk is an art lover’s dream. It is a highly anticipated event that is held every second Saturday of the month from 6:00pm to 12:00am. Stroll down Wynwood’s art gallery strip to admire and purchase art by local artists. Along the way there is live entertainment, delicious gourmet food from some of your favorite food trucks, restaurants and bars, shopping at a vendors market, and much more to enjoy.
If you haven’t experienced Miami’s Wynwood Artwalk, we suggest you do…support the arts! (more…)
Miami Culinary Tours is a flavorful excursion through different tastes of Miami and its diverse cultures. Miami Culinary Tours IS a taste of Miami! The guided tour is an adventure of tastes of Miami’s most authentic foods throughout the city’s historic neighborhoods.
The South Beach Food Tour by Miami Culinary Tours is a walking tour that takes you to the places they believe are some of the best bites in South Beach, and also best represents the cultural diversity of the area. The tour provided samplings of some of the most tasteful items of each of the locations visited. (more…)
The 27th Annual Vizcaya Halloween Sundowner took place at the beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens located at 3251 South Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida on October 26, 2013. The event was an unforgettable evening of food, drinks, music, and an imaginational array of costumes! All proceeds of the event benefited the promotion, protection, and preservation of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
Vizcaya is a beautifully captivating American Villa in the Heart of Miami. The South Florida landmark was constructed by James Deering of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune who was an industrialist executive during the (more…)
On Friday, October 25, 2013 the Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills celebrated the property’s most recent luxury outlet expansion with celebrity stylist and television personality George Kotsiopoulos. There were lots of shopping, mojitos, delicious refreshment stations, street-lined runway shows, complimentary swag bags, and much more going on with 100% of all ticket proceeds benefiting more than 30 local charity organizations. (more…)
Join us in the FIGHT against BREAST CANCER today! As team members of Race for the Cure, we are each playing a part in helping Susan G. Komen end breast cancer forever.
Together, we are fueling the best science, boldest community and biggest impact in the FIGHT against BREAST CANCER. We will not stop until this disease is gone forever. (more…)
Attention South Florida! After seven years, Boston Market has opened up a new restaurant right here in Hialeah, Florida! The new restaurant comes equipped with great additions to make your dine-in experience an excellent one!
You’ll walk into a warm and inviting atmosphere with a redesigned décor package that reflects a new look and feel. The delicious meals are now served with real plates and cutlery and brought to your table! Upgraded serving stations at the new restaurant includes a “Chef’s Hot Case” and carving stations. Their signature rotisserie chicken is (more…)
The Stage Miami and experienced a musical sensation with a duo that calls themselves Black Violin!
This dynamic duo are two classically trained string instrumentalists that shut it down with an amazing performance that blends classical and hip-hop music into one to bring the audience an experience unheard of. (more…)
Not only did we have the pleasure of being invited to the VIP Grand Opening Party of Lobster Bar Sea Grille, we were also the first invited guest to walk through the doors, and the first to sit and be served at the gorgeous bar that awaited us.
Lobster Bar Sea Grille is graced with beautiful decor throughout the entire restaurant. The staff is nothing less than pleasant and friendly. Drinks were both delicious and refreshing, and everything served was just amazing! (more…)
Thasos Greek Taverna is an eclectic Greek restaurant that combines ambiance with style. It’s the perfect place to go and have a great time with friends or family in a beautiful setting to enjoy some amazing dishes. The ambiance is perfectly set to bring in precise colorful lighting into the setting. The style meshes everything together to bring you an (more…)
We joined Rebuilding Together Broward County for their 10th Anniversary Yacht Party on a magical evening filled with dining, dancing and, beautiful sights and sounds of South Florida aboard the luxurious Musette Mega Yacht in Fort Lauderdale.
Proceeds from the event directly benefited Rebuilding Together Broward County’s ongoing work of making homes safe and healthy for some of the most vulnerable demographics – low income elderly and disabled (more…)
The Hangar Gallery, Wynwood hosted local photographer, Anthony Jordon, Jr.’s exhibition “Living & Loving 2: A Continued Celebration of Life” on April 26, 2013. The exhibit was a follow up tribute to Anthony’s solo show “Living & Loving: Celebrating our Comfort”, which raised funds for the 2010 Miami AIDSWalk. (more…)
The Miami Rum Festival was a Pirate’s dream and a must experience! The festival was a congregation of some of the world’s rum enthusiasts, professionals, and rum experts exhibiting some of the finest rum out on the market now. A premier event that offered a full week of exclusive VIP parties at Miami’s most notable venues and a two day Grand Tasting Exhibition of the best rum brands. (more…)
Benefiting the American Lung Association, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival is definitely an event like no other! The street festival took place right on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and offered a variety of delicious wines, food, entertainment, and much more!
The evening began with a Privé for exclusive ticket holders hosted by JM Lexus and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. The Privé offered light appetizers, wine, and (more…)
A complete and utter LIE! A spectacular display of deception! FIU Theatre’s cast of The Liar entertains from opening to closing act. Adapted from the original play by Pierre Corneille and written by David Ives, The Liar is an urban comedy about a young man named Dorante (Danny Leonard) who arrives to Paris with one minor imperfection, he cannot tell the truth. Upon arriving, Dorante meets Cliton (Julio Liverpool), a manservant who cannot lie, and travels with him through a series of dishonest encounters. (more…)
The 20th Annual Make-A-Wish Ultimate Sports Auction presented by Publix Super Markets and Charities took place on February 25, 2013 in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. This was absolutely a Slam Dunk, Home Run, and Touchdown event that made the wishes of several children come true.
The featured guest of the evening was 3-time NFL Super Bowl Champion, Hall of Fame player/coach, Mike Ditka. The event also turned out an array of other sports athletes and personalities from the sports world that came together in support of an (more…)
Everyone has a weakness and if yours is ice cream, then it’s a must that you try Liquid Ice Cream! Who hasn’t had the usual ice cream parlor experience where you pick your favorite flavor and your ice cream is scooped right up from a tub, and put onto a cone, cup, or bowl. Well how about something a little different? Liquid nitrogen ice cream made to order!
Liquid Ice Cream will deliver an ice cream making experience with the satisfaction of downing spoonfuls of ice cream so enjoyable, you’re sure to want a few more scoops! Choose your flavor and witness the creamiest, (more…)
Wakeupstar is on a mission to help you realize your creative thoughts. This Miami-based company specializes in interactive media, design, and strategy to maximize the full potential of your projects. The company works closely together with a team of freelancers and entrepreneurs to discover inventive methods to deploy your creative endeavors. Wakeupstar has hosted and sponsored an array of events in the Miami area that has included an ArtWalk networking mixer, an independent music listening party, (more…)
Cirque du Soleil presents yet again another fascinating show that brings a spectacular combination of circus arts, street entertainment, and live music in TOTEM. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM captivates with its story through the dazzling voyage of the evolution of man from its original amphibian stages to its aspirations to fly. TOTEM displays an evolutionary experience that only Cirque du Soleil can deliver. The collaboration of talent, three years in the making brings its (more…)
Karen Peterson and Dancers is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to entertain through performances of mixed ability dance by artists with and without disabilities. Karen’s most recent performance at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl Amphitheatre, “Classical Music meets Modern Dance” can be described as an emotionally, captivating performance exhibited to the sounds of the Miami String Project and the Cross Town String Quartet. The Miami String Project is a group of string players ranging from 12-18 years old and together form Miami’s premiere youth chamber orchestra. The Miami String Project musical experience brings life through sounds. (more…)
The Pantry of Broward dedicates itself to assisting those facing hard and troubled times. The initiative of the Pantry of Broward assists senior citizens and grandparents raising their grandchildren by providing over 20,000 pounds of food each month.
The Pantry of Broward and the BigMouthGirlz are asking the local community to pitch in and re-stock the food bank’s shelves during the summer when the Pantry’s shelves diminish. (more…)