Cirque du Soleil TORUK – The First Flight is Headed to South Florida

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…)

Casting Calls & Auditions for 2016 Florida Renaissance Festival

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…)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Team In Training Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

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…)

R.S.V.P. Cocktail Skinnies…Yes, Please!

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…)

New Year’s Eve with Billy Joel at the BB&T Center

K51A1991Legendary 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…)

Once The Musical

unnamedThe 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…)

Get Your Bibs Ready

FullSizeRenderSeafood 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 indulged yourself in all the seafood you can possibly eat, on your way out, make sure to stop by the “Grove Wharf by Casablanca Seafood” market where fresh seafood will be available for purchase for you to take home.

Don’t miss out on this once a year event of (more…)

It’s Time For Some Cold Ones Miami!

IMG_6815What’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…)

Grilling Tips & Recipes from John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.25.58 PMNational 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…)

Beck’s Urban Canvas

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…)

True Love Makes Its Way to the Broward Center

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.30.24 PMRyan 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 audiences’ imagination through the readings by O’Neal and MacGraw.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts delivers this ingenious tale of dreams, desires, hope, achievement, disappointment, despair, and tragedy where Melissa and Andy never let distance come between them. Through childhood and age, the couple illustrates their lives to each other in endless letters that also establishes their love, hate, jealousy and lust for one another. The simple set of a table and two chairs is more than enough for Ali O’Neal and Ryan MacGraw to deliver a (more…)

Himmarshee Public House New Menu Items & Indoor/Outdoor Bar

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…)

John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival Recipe of the Month

Screen-Shot-2015-10-01-at-1.37.36-PMThe 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

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…)

Go ahead and indulge…you deserve it! Coral Gables 8th Annual Restaurant Week!

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…)

8th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week: Taste of the Gables

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…)

Silverspot Cinema in Coconut Creek, FL is Now Open!

Screen-Shot-2015-10-01-at-1.40.29-PMYour 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…)

Riverwalk Burger Battle VI

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…)

What an Experience! Cheers to the 20th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.44.22 PMAs sponsors and judges of the 20th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, 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 a fabulous fashion show brought to us by the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale which exhibited a trendy Couture Fashion Show by the Fashion Honors Group.

We would like to say CHEERS and CONGRATULATIONS to all of the “Best of” restaurant winners, and to all who participated in this amazing event that supports such a great cause! (more…)

The Spa at Viceroy Miami: BABOR ReVersive Treatments

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…)

20th Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival

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…)

Rejoice and Shout Hallelujah

Screen-Shot-2015-10-01-at-1.49.04-PMSister 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…)

United Way of Broward County: Wine Women & Shoes

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…)

There’s Magic To Do

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.52.43 PMBroadway’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…)

There’s Two Sides To Every Story

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 1.55.47 PMSo, 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 this untold story to fruition that has always made us wonder, “What was happening in Oz before Dorothy dropped in?” (more…)

World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship 2015

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.

BLT Prime will be serving their succulent Tuna Tartar, while Champion’s Bar and Grill serves their luscious (more…)

Clap Your Hands, Tap Your Feet, and Sing Along

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 2.13.39 PMBank 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 included the likes of the Supremes, (more…)

South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2015

Screen-Shot-2015-10-01-at-2.19.02-PMFood 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…)

Brewery Ommegang Five Cubed Presented by Haute Dining

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…)

Sips with Francesco Zonin at Made in Italy Gourmet

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…)

2015 Miami Beach International Foodies Festival

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…)

Now Is the Time To Seize the Day

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 2.22.00 PMBroward 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 leads a group of ‘Newsies’ who seek (more…)

6th Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards

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…)

JA World Uncorked V!

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…)

New Themed Weekends at the 23rd Annual Florida Renaissance Festival

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…)

Hakuna Matata

Nia-Holloway-as-“Nala”-and-Jelani-Remy-as-“Simba”-in-THE-LION-KING-National-Tour.-Disney.--Photo-Credit--Joan-Marcus.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…)

38th Annual Art Deco Weekend

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…)

Himmarshee Public House

FullSizeRender-20Welcome 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 during a Media Tasting invitation are to drool over.

We sampled finger-licking items that incorporated their massive selection of beers, right into their dishes. An instant favorite was their introduction of their Wynwood Brewery “Pops” Porter Braised Short Rib with a side drink of Wynwood Brewery “Pops” Porter that complemented it down to the bone. It was also served with delicious goat cheese mashed potatoes, fried onions, and some Root Beer Glazed Pork Lollipops with…wait for it… (more…)

Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna

FullSizeRender-2Amaluna 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 empowerment to women to tear down barriers and exemplify the beautiful and the artistic form of the female body.

Amaluna invites audience members to a Goddess governed mysterious island directed by the cycles of the moon. The queen of the mysterious island, (more…)


Book of Mormon TourBroadway 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 two young Mormon missionaries that have been assigned to a small village in Uganda, Africa. As a brutal warlord threatens the local population, the two missionaries attempt to share the Book of Mormon and have trouble connecting to the local populace who are more concerned about (more…)

“Salute to Magic City’s Cultural Champions” Art Basel Kick-Off

IMG_0142 2Art 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

unnamedThe 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…)

Art Basel Miami 2014

FullSizeRender-6South 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.

FullSizeRender-5Visit 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…)

2014 John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off

Screen-Shot-2014-11-19-at-10.26.50-AMMiami 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…)

2015 Florida Renaissance Festival Casting Calls & Auditions

10570485_10152151330996157_8061849837947016490_nGot 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 contrasting contemporary monologue or 16 bars of a classical or contemporary styled song to sing a Capella. Be prepared for some improvisational exercises and readings as well. Actors must have weekend availability and flexible schedules. Only actors 16 or older will be considered without a parent accompanying them.

Appointments are required. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits. Auditionees must provide full name, a headshot and resume, and current contact (more…)

Veterans and Active Military Special Discounts and Freebies

Screen-Shot-2014-11-06-at-11.35.33-AMUnited 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…)

“From Italy with Love” Starring Francesco Zonin

FullSizeRender-4Francesco 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…)

South Florida Tequila Festival!

IMG_3327The 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 plant by each company. Throughout two stories of Stache 1920’s Drinking Den, brand ambassadors also shared reasons why they believed they are the best tequila manufacturer on the market.

As an official event of the Florida Day of the Dead festival, the South Florida Tequila Festival featured shots and cocktail samples of popular brands like Jose Cuervo, 1800, Patron, and an array of many other brands that included Maestro Dobel, Blue (more…)

Rodgers + Hamerstein Cinderella

unnamedBroadway 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…)

Signature Grand and 2-1-1 Broward 13th Annual Signature Grand Ghoul

IMG_3172The 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…)

2nd Annual La Musa Awards

IMG_2404On 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…)

Lucy I’m Home!

LUCY 01Live 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 | Coral Gables

IMG_1774Lhardy 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…)

Fourth Annual Gala of Hope: Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Screen-Shot-2014-09-22-at-10.01.12-AMFerrari-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…)

Remember: Unite Against Bullying

Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 2.24.12 PMThe 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 of Positive Pocket, and Jaylen Arnold the founder of Jaylen’s Challenge. Also, join Quinton as he shares some of his personal experiences dealing with first-hand struggles of obesity, and bullying.

“Unite Against Bullying” will be an evening entranced with unbelievable entertainment, music by Grammy Nominated Artists, celebrities, and (more…)

Woodystock 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 8.00.25 PMThe 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…)

2015 Florida Renaissance Festival: Calling all actors and singers!

2015-LogoBobby 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…)

Sing Sing Miami Karaoke!

IMG_0791-1Prepare 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…)

This is OctoberFest 2014!

10553339_1466608633588865_1809823122910454514_nThe 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…)

John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Delicious Grill Recipes

DSC023771As 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 scroll to the bottom of the page and share these delicious recipes with your friends and family!

Dwight’s Pork Belly Candied Bacon Sliders, Courtesy of Dwight Stephenson and Chef Brandon Jones from (more…)

It’s Good! Los Tacos by Chef Omar in Pembroke Pines

IMG_8764If 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.

We’ve visited Los Tacos on a few occasions and have tried their homemade chips and salsas, Fish Tacos, Carnitas Tacos, Carnitas Burrito, and $1 tacos which were for a limited time only…all was very good!

The Fish Tacos are from Baja California and served with chipotle lime-mayo, cole slaw, and topped with pico de gallo. (more…)

John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off is back!

10323986_760239050664535_5619395119091020055_nCome 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 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Darrel and Oliver’s Café Maxx, McCoy’s Oceanfront at the Fort Lauderdale Marriot Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, 13 American Table, and Grille 401.

All proceeds of the event will benefit the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation which directs funds to other organizations that “feed the needs of kids in crisis.” The Hand-Off Foundation’s beneficiaries for 2014 will include (more…)

The 2014 Burger Beast Frita Showdown Throwdown!

Screen-Shot-2014-08-01-at-6.40.46-PMBurger 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…)

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy

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…)

Buffalo Wild Wings Flies into Pembroke Pines!

IMG_8016B-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…)

Women’s Breast Health Initiative: 2014 Summer Breast Cancer Awareness

unnamedOctober 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…)

Casamigos Margarita Flight at Brimstone Woodfire Grill | Pembroke Pines

IMG_7621Thirsty? 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.

The Casamigos Margarita Flight features four tasty favorites including the Pineapple Mango, Blood Orange, Pomegranate, and Classic Margaritas for only $20.00 per flight. All of the margaritas have Casamigos Blanco Tequila and are mixed with only the freshest ingredients to (more…)

More Stores Coming Soon to Sawgrass Mills

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 10th Anniversary White Hot Party

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…)

The Bloggers’ Crawl of the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week

IMG_80441A 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 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week.

Both routes began at Swine Southern Table and Bar where all of the bloggers met to depart on their respective chosen routes. Swine is a nice hang-out spot to go after work for Happy Hour and have several of their tasty appetizers. At Swine, (more…)

Cowabunga! Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza! | Miami

IMG_3455“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…)

Art of Wining: Verdejo

IMG_4710-1Wine 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 in Northern Africa and spread into Rueda around the 11th century. Verdejo wines have an excellent stability between acidities and minerality that makes a delicious dinner wine, and is offered in a variety of brands and vintages.

We conducted a blind test to set aside (more…)

Get your Shopping Cart Dance on for a Back-to-School Staples Commercial

-8aa0nOw-1Staples 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 Staples back-to-school ad campaign, and will also each receive a $250 Staples gift card. Good luck!

For complete entry details and video requirements, visit

Hotel Customer Service at its Finest at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village!

10151189_271880099652232_8360849849291736833_nWe 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…)

7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week: Taste of the Gables

DSC07185Presented 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…)

Cebiche Bar | Pembroke Pines

IMG_3674When 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…)

Free Donuts at Dunkin’ on National Donut Day!

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 Evita

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…)

Riverwalk Burger Battle V TOP 5 Winning Burgers!

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 Breathtaking Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour!

IMG_2270The 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 of productions, the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour is nothing short of being the best show of all time.

The production featured Michael Jackson’s all-time greatest hits like Childhood, Wanna be Starting Something, Ben, Scream, Smooth Criminal, Dangerous, Thriller, Beat it, Man in the Mirror, and many more! (more…)

Delectably Succulent Fruit Flowers!

IMG_2510We 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 actually see condensation formed inside proving that the arrangement is fresh and made to order.

A piece of edible artwork was revealed as we untied the wrapping. The vase in which the Fruit Flowers were arranged in was an oversized ceramic chocolate-covered strawberry mug. (more…)

Miami Fashion Week 2014

_SIE5058Miami 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…)

Blue Man Group Visits Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center

Blue-Man-Group-National-Tour-4-Photo-credit-Paul-Kolnik-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…)

Miami Lakes Auto Mall Burger Beast Burger Brawl

DSC07045Hundreds 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!

Here was the lineup:
A&G Burger Joint
BITE Gastrotruck
Bread + Butter Counter (more…)

The Best of Las Olas Wine and Food Festival 2014!

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…)

Ghost The Musical

Steven-Grant-Douglas-and-Katie-Postotnik-Ghost-The-Musical-Tour.-C-Joan-Marcus-2013Bank 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 of the Eurythmics and Glen Ballard who is best known for co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill,” and co-writer of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

Ghost is an on-stage clear visual experience unlike anything ever seen before on a Broadway Stage. The special effects (by illusionist Paul Kieve who is best known for his work in films Hugo, (more…)

Give back on Mother’s Day at Lilly Pulitzer

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 time also.

This special Shop & Share event leads up to The Open Door’s annual Ladies’ Luncheon at PGA National Resort & Spa on May 8, 2014. Tickets to the luncheon are $85 per person and tables for eight are $650. (more…)

Now Open! Beauty & The Feast Bar|Kitchen and Ocean Market Grille

IMG_9626The 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 and experiencing it for yourself is a must! You’ll thank us later for being so demanding.

Now open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, you can enjoy a flavorful array of small plates, entrees, and family-style feast plates at Beauty & The Feast Bar|Kitchen and Ocean Market Grille. From Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon, Banana’s Foster French Toast, (more…)

New Patio with Inside/Outside Bar on Deck at Grille 401

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 is half-priced from 10pm to 1am on Wednesday and Thursday and 11pm to 2am on Friday and Saturday.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes to groove to live music outside every Wednesday and (more…)

Pincho Factory in Hialeah?

Pincho-FactoryPincho 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…)

American Idiot The Musical

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…)

Dunkin’ Donuts Welcomes Spring with Free Iced Coffee

Screen-Shot-2014-03-12-at-2.44.28-PMMake 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.

To add delicious flavorings, customize your beverage with one of eight different flavors, including French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Toasted Almond, Blueberry, Coconut, Cinnamon, Caramel, and Raspberry. (more…)

2014 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship’s Fashion Friday & Concert

Carolina-Herrera-Fashion-FridayIvanka 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…)

Cheers to the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship

Donald-Trump-Ty-VotawCadillac 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. (more…)

2014 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral

IMG_6287We 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…)

Memphis The Musical

0-21We 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…)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Miami!

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…)

First Annual Jazz in the Gardens Foodie-Focus

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 ready! It’s coming! Sprung! Spring Beer Festival

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…)

BigMouthGirlz meets MIA Jamfest

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 us into an amazing night full of performances by hip-hop artists, R&B singers, spoken word poets, and fashion designers all showcasing their talents. This and more made MIA Jamfest a hit with us! (more…)

Get in Shape at the new Planet Fitness in Pembroke Pines!

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, 30 50” flat-screen televisions, and much more!

Planet Fitness sets itself apart from other fitness clubs by providing a comfortable, non-intimidating environment where people can relax, work out, and not feel like they are being judged by others. “If you’re looking for a judgement-free, clean and comfortable place to work out in, and at a great value, then you’ll love Planet Fitness.” (more…)

Media Night at BC Cafe!

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…)

Toys for Pints at Wynwood Brewing Company

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…)

Art Deco Weekend is around the corner!

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 historic background.

Art Deco Weekend is aimed to bring an appreciation to Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District and its arts and culture of the Art Deco era of 1925 through 1945. This is the era when the likes of Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse, Superman, and Shirley Temple first debuted.

This historic weekend drives over 250,000 people throughout three days and features more than 85 events that include (more…)

Brew Bus Miami’s Highway to Hops Tour!

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, all three decided to try and change the culture for craft beer drinkers in Miami. This team has brought Miami a beer drinking adventure! (more…)

Miami Culinary Tours: Wynwood Food Tour

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! We know how expensive cellphones can be, so with that said, they NEED protection!

The phone cases at not only come in cool, vibrant colors but they will also give you the protection you need for your cellphone! Check out our review on these awesome cases! (more…)

Art Basel Miami 2013

Art Basel is approaching…and fast! Get your “Art On” during Art Basel week December 3rd thru 8th! There is much to see and do from art exhibits, shows, live entertainment, and much more! So get out, support the arts, and have fun doing so while enjoying all the Art Basel events in Miami that you can.

Here is a list of several Art Basel events you may want to check out! Happy Baseling!

Art Basel Miami Beach – December 5-8
Enjoy leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa exhibit historical work from the masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall while (more…)

Veterans Day Ceremonies and Events in South Florida 2013

Miami-Dade County

City of North Miami: Local Veterans organizations pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of all Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Refreshments are served following the ceremony. 10:00am.

Veterans Memorial at Griffing Park
NE 123 Street & West Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33161

City of Aventura: Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will feature personal reflections from local veterans, patriotic performances by Aventura City of Excellence School, a World War II display, and participation from local veterans groups. 10:00am.

Aventura Government Center
19200 W Country Club Dr.
Aventura, FL 33180 (more…)

Miami’s Wynwood Artwalk

IMG_0839The 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: South Beach Food Tour

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…)

27th Annual Vizcaya Halloween Sundowner

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 1800s and and early part of the 20th century. The gorgeous villa sits on 180 acres of land which was a perfect setting for the 27th Annual Vizcaya Halloween Sundowner. (more…)

The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills’ “Tour de Fashion”

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.

“Tour de Fashion” also featured style trunk shows hosted by leading fashion aficionados (more…) Racing for the Cure!

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.

This is our our promise!

Will you please join us in this fight by making a donation today? (more…)

The New Boston Market in South Florida

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 on display in ovens right behind the counter so you can see your food freshly prepared. The new restaurant also contains a larger, more attentive staff that will make sure you leave satisfied and smiling. (more…)

Black Violin at The Stage Miami

We recently attended 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.

Who said hip-hop was dead?! Not in South Florida at least! These South Florida natives attended Dillard High School of Performing Arts and went on to Florida State University and Florida International University respectively. (more…)

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

IMG_3205Not 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!

Lobster Bar Sea Grille will be open for dinner and ready for you to stop in and experience a pleasant ambiance and food at its finest starting this Thursday. (more…)

Sunday Brunch at Thasos Greek Taverna

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 array of finely selected dishes for that right time of day…in this case, their Sunday Brunch.

The Sunday Brunch Menu features a Bottomless Brunch Bar for only $15 that includes Sanrgias, Bloody Marys, and Bubbles.

The drinks can be garnished with an array of condiments that includes seafood, meats, vegetables, and fresh fruits. The Brunch Menu itself would make any Greek God jealous.

From Eggs Benedicts and French Toast for breakfast to Oak Grilled Organic Salmon with a quinoa salad and orange-grapefruit citronette for lunch. Some other dishes included in the Brunch Menu are Keftedes and Fries, Roast Leg of Lamb Sandwich, and Oak Grilled Chicken Paillard. (more…)

Rebuilding Together Broward County 10th Anniversary Yacht Party

ViewEdocWe 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…)

2013 Memorial Day Ceremonies

City of Sunrise- 9:00am
Distinguished speakers, the placement of a memorial wreath, and the presentation of colors. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheatre
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33351

City of Hialeah- 10:00am
The City will honor World War II veteran, Anthony V. Watson, by naming Palm Avenue at the intersection of West 3rd Street “Anthony V. Watson Way.”

Triangle Park
Palm Ave and S Okeechobee Rd
Hialeah, FL, 33010 (more…)

Anthony Jordon, Jr’s Photography Exhibition “Living & Loving II: A Continued Celebration of Life”

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.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the photos was donated to Care Resource to fund their efforts in continuing their existing programs in support of HIV/AIDS outreach in South Florida.

Additionally, The Hangar Gallery also offered to donate 10% of any purchases made on the evening of the exhibition. (more…)

Miami Rum Fest

IMG_9416The 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.

The Grand Tasting Exhibition was held at the Miami Airport Convention Center and offered all of the fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond the ocean’s blue! (more…)

Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

IMG_8832 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 tours of the famous Stranahan House also known as the Pioneer House, which was home to the founder of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Frank Stranahan. As you made your way to the entrance of the festival, you were offered a complimentary wine glass and a butler’s tray for endless samplings from over 70 of the best local restaurants in the Broward county area that also included 45 tables of select wines and micro brews. (more…)

“The Liar” presented by FIU Theatre

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.

The play features a cleverly selected cast of actors and actresses that harmoniously bring the characters to life right before your eyes. Danny Leonard ingeniously enlivens the role of Dorante, and turns a sword fight into a monologue. Zach Myers owns the role of Alcippe with his boisterous voice and command of the stage. Lucille Cocco and Mariana Vallejo both dazzle as they play Clarice and Lucrece; the love interests of Dorante and Alcippe. (more…)

20th Annual Make-A-Wish Ultimate Sports Auction

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 amazing cause. Florida Atlantic University Ambassador Howard Schnellenberger was present. Heat TV play-by-play announcer and color analyst, Eric “Kaboom” Reid and Tony “The Coach” Fiorentino were also among the crowd. Additionally, former Miami Marlins First Baseman/Outfielder Cliff Floyd, former Miami Dolphins players Rob Konrad, Jeff Cross, Shawn Wooden, Greg Baty, and former Jacksonville Jaguar Mike Baniewicz also supported the cause. (more…)

Liquid Ice Cream

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 and Miami Social Media Week 2013!

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, and a website launch party during ArtBasel. This year, they are proud to be a huge part of Miami’s Social Media Week 2013 and will feature the following events: (more…)

Cirque du Soleil Presents TOTEM!

33Cirque 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…)

Classical Music meets Modern Dance

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 Needs Our Help!

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.

We are asking all local families, businesses, churches, and schools to donate non-perishable items like canned foods (more…)

Memorial Weekend Concerts & Celebration Parties 2012

Rain or shine the concerts, and celebration parties must go on! Here’s something for everyone, a list of Memorial Weekend concerts and parties to check out! If you aren’t afraid of a little rain, there’s no reason you should miss out on these concerts and celebration parties. But, in case you are scared of a few raindrops, (more…)