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The Bass Museum of Art debuts their new Egyptian Gallery during "A Night at the Museum"

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On Thursday, April 29th, the Bass Museum of Art hosted a members-only event to inaugurate their new Egyptian Gallery in Miami Beach. "A Night at the Museum" revealed the only mummy and Sarcophagi in Florida. The nearest Egyptian Gallery is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia so take advantage of this local exhibition. During last night's premiere, guests enjoyed cocktails by Grey Goose Vodka along with an assortment of chocolate and vanilla desserts by Stella's Sweet Shoppe. This was definitely a nice treat!

The new Egyptian gallery showcases one of the world’s oldest and most mysterious civilizations from its surviving artifacts. On your visit, you can see statues, reliefs, paintings, coffins and a mummy made in Egypt between 3000 and 332 BCE.


Ana María Canseco and Alfredo J. Gonzalez were in attendance to see the new Egyptian Gallery. Ana María is one of the television hosts on Univision's Morning Show, Despierta America. Tune in every weekday morning from …

Designer Highlights from this week's eMerge Fashion Trade Show in Miami!!

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After strolling through Miami's eMerge Fashion Trade Show on Tuesday, April 27th, I have decided to shed a light on my favorite designers. The event showcased the works of upcoming fashion mavens who have made their brands a household name but now seek to introduce their collections to Miami! First on my list: Jbon Clothing, based out of Cocoa, Florida. What impressed me? Their super fly hoodie (pictured above) and their colorful prints. Most recently, the brand has been expanding and gaining the support of music artists like Snoop, Ludacris and Rick Ross who all wear Jbon's apparel. To see their collection online and perhaps indulge yourself with one of their custom designs, visit http://jbonclothing.com/.
The next designer on my Top 3 List: NV Euro, based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. The picture above was recently taken in New Orleans and it features the founder of this brand, Anthony Darouiche. At eMerge, the designer debuted his new summer line called ''Gone For …

Local artists unite to present a "Neil Young Tribute Show" in Miami's Design District

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Are you dying to listen to live rock music but don't know where to find the perfect dose of passion and raw talent?Join Electric Piano as they present a Neil Young Tribute Show on Thursday, May 6th, at the Gibson Showroom in Miami's Design District. Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician who has recorded 33 studio albums in a career that spans more than 40 years! Why attend this event? There is an incredible line-up of musicians and they're all based out of MIAMI! This is your chance to familiarize yourself with the artists who make our town shine including Nil Lara, Rachel Goodrich, Jacob Jeffries, Omine, Dreaming in Stereo, King Bee, Derek Cintron, Jim Camacho, Arboles Libres, The Westar, Derric Bonnot, Bridget Davis, Sam Friend, Juke and Ex-Norwegian. Admission to the event will be $7 (all ages) and all proceeds will be donated to Neil's charity The Bridge School which is an organization that educates children with severe speech and physical imp…

The Little Black Panty Tour coming to Miami!

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If you haven't found the perfect black panty around town, then join Lady Lux Boutique and Priscilla Jade Lingerie on Wednesday, April 28th, for the Little Black Panty Tour! Attend the sexiest ladies night and enjoy complimentary champagne and desserts by Got Baked Goods. This month's featured designer, Priscilla Jade Lingerie, will bring her trunk show to the event to debut her latest collection of intimate apparel. Guests will also receive a 15 % discount on any purchase made during the event. Upon your departure, walk away with a fabulous goody bag (with purchase) which includes a $250 gift certificate from Body Details and a sexy surprise from Playful Loving! The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lady Lux Boutique located at 3660 Coral Way in Miami. To preview Priscilla Jade's collection online, visit http://www.lingeriebypj.com/. Don't miss the fun and start celebrating Mother's Day by inviting your mom to come along.

Meet the bestselling author behind Sex and The City, Candace Bushnell, in Coral Gables!

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Do you find yourself counting down the days till the second Sex and The City movie debuts? Join the club! In the meantime, meet Candace Bushnell, critically acclaimed bestselling author behind the popular television show and movie, Sex and The City. On Friday, April 30th, Books & Books will host a special event at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables to debut Bushnell's newest novel, The Carrie Diaries ($18.99). Wear your hottest 80's outfit and get ready to sip virgin Cosmos while Bushnell takes you back to Carrie Bradshaw's high school years. Throughout The Carrie Diaries, you'll enjoy reading quirky advice from Bradshaw like "I think when it comes to men, we're doomed." Both enlightening and entertaining, Bushnell will discuss her novel, answer questions from the audience and sign book copies for her guests. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. inside The Biltmore Hotel's Country Club Ballroom (1200 Anastasia Avenue; Coral Gables) . Tickets…

Join the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run

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Find a running buddy and register for one of the country's top ten largest road races: Miami's Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. Last year, more than 22,000 individuals from over 730 South Florida companies participated in the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series. You don't have to be a gym buff to join the fun. At the end of the day, the run aims to provide camaraderie while promoting healthier lifestyles. Plus, this year's event will donate all funds to the American Red Cross, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other local charities. Be proactive and encourage your company to participate in the run this year! Unemployed? Register as an individual. The run will start at 6:45 p.m. at Bayfront Park on Thursday, April 29th. Prepare to run for 3.1 miles and across the Port of Miami bridge. Most walkers finish in less than one hour so it's not as long as you may imagine. For more information or to request a registration packet, visit http://www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.co…

eMerge Fashion Trade Show: Only for the Fab!

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To my social butterflies and fashionistas: Miami's ultimate shoppersare invited to attend eMerge Fashion Trade Show at Hilton Miami Downtown on April 27th and 28th from 3 to 10 p.m. This trade show is open to the public so start rounding up your girlfriends! Here's your chance to check out various upcoming brands as they showcase their collections to local boutiques and retailers. All of the designers featured at the trade show will be selling their goods as well. Avoid paying more at the door by purchasing your tickets online (one day pass is $20 and a 2 day pass is $35). Sounds like an amazing fashion affair to me! For more information or to secure your passes online, visit http://emergetradeshow.ning.com/. Hilton Miami Downtown is located at 1601 Biscayne Boulevard. To attend the official after party for eMerge, swing by Grass Restaurant and Lounge on Tuesday, April 27th (28 NE 40th St.) after the trade show. Get pumped up, whip out your stilettos and shop till you drop! xo…

Egyptian Artifacts coming to Miami Beach!

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Take a stroll through ancient history by visiting the newest Egyptian Gallery to arrive in South Florida. The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach will be hosting "A Night at the Museum" on Thursday, April 29th from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. to reveal their collection of Egyptian artifacts. The evening features informal tours by Bass Museum's Executive Director

Earth Night Celebration at The Palms Hotel

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To my "green" readers: Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, AVEDA and the Everglades Foundation are hosting "Bubbles & Beats" at The Palms Hotel & Spa to celebrate Earth Day's 40th anniversary on Thursday, April 22nd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. At the event, guests can enjoy complimentary organic cocktails, mini spa services (neck and shoulder massages) by The Palm Spa and a trunk show with eco-friendly products. The Everglades Foundation will be providing information on how you can protect Florida's water and environment. Throughout the night, you can donate $5 to support the organization's ongoing efforts to protect and restore the Everglade's Ecosystem. For my music lovers: unwind to a live performance by Agape featuring Nadia Harris, a local Miami band known for their eclectic sounds including funk, Brazilian percussion and Latin soul.

Take a look at this gorgeous restaurant! Every Thursday, in addition to the regular menu, guests can enjoy a Pr…

1920's Inspired Soiree at Rik Rak Salon

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Have you ever wanted to time travel and feel like you're living in the 1920's? Here's your chance ladies! Rik Rak Salon and Community Partnership for the Homeless (CPH) are hosting a special 20's inspired soiree on Tuesday, April 20th from 7 to 10 p.m. This event will feature eye makeovers, vintage music, classic cocktails and fashion styling tips courtesy of Raquel Watters and C. Madeleine's. By attending the event, you can help CPH raise awareness and funds for the women and children who stay at their homeless assistance center. All attendees are encouraged to bring a donation to the event. Suggested donations include personal care items, gently worn clothes or monetary gifts. Rik Rak Salon, Boutique & Bar is located at 1428 Brickell Avenue in Miami. Pass along last season's wardrobe to help homeless women feel like divas!

Journelle and La Perla host an Exclusive Shopping Event to benefit The Buoniconti Fund

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On April 14th, Journelle hosted a special shopping event along with one of their sexiest brands, La Perla, at their new Lincoln Road store. All proceeds from the event benefited The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in Miami. This non-profit organization serves as the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project and aims to reach high levels of spinal cord injury awareness within local communities. During the event, guests were treated to complimentary champagne and hor'dourves while they shopped around for their favorite lingerie pieces. Every customer received a 20% discount on their purchase along with a chance to meet members of The Buoniconti Fund. The opportunity to mingle with people who are truly committed to finding a cure for paralysis and who actively pursue ways to make a difference in our community....priceless!!

Left: Jackie Tommassino attended the event with her brother, Alex. Jackie serves as the Social Media Manager at The Buoniconti Fund.

Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard …

Introducing: Morena Restaurant & Lounge

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Word on the streets: Morena is the latest hot spot to hit South Beach. Catering to Miami's Latin beauties and welcoming international visitors, Morena aims to satisfy all of your nightlife needs. The restaurant and lounge provides guests with tasty cuisine as well as live music performances that are eclectic yet sophisticated. Restaurateur Alejandro Maya along with partner Hernan Caporaso opened Morena earlier this year. “Morena Restaurant and Lounge caters to Miami’s Latin Elite, VIPs and international jetsetters and fills a certain niche in South Beach” states partner Alejandro Maya. Change your social routine and check out one of their weekly events.

Thursdays: "Girls Night Out" where girls drink FREE all night! Gather your ladies and head over to Morena for a fun night of mingling and dancing.

Fridays: "Just Latin" (a.k.a. the best mix of Latin Dance Music). If you're in the mood to let your hair go wild and dance to Miami's best sazon, then this is…

Project Runway: Casting Fashion Designers!

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If you have a sixth sense for fashion, then activate your talent by applying to compete in Bravo's hit show Project Runway. Join Heidi Klum and her team of judges as they search for the next top fashion designer in America. Similar to previous seasons, the reality show follows the lives of fashion designers who compete with each other in a series of design challenges. Of course, viewers love watching the drama that unfolds once designers start feuding over fabric choices or models. Throughout the competition, designers must think on their feet with each new project as they strive to create fashion forward pieces within a limited budget. During each episode, a fashion designer is eliminated by a panel of judges including Tim Gunn, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. The final contestant is given the opportunity to showcase their collection at New York Fashion Week. The winner also receives $100,000 to launch their own fashion line. To apply for this chance of a lifetime, visit www.bunim-…

Journelle hosts event to Help Cure Paralysis

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Spring is in the air and fashion events are blooming! If you enjoyed reading my post about the new Journelle store on Lincoln Road, then here's your chance to familiarize yourself with this new hot spot. On Wednesday, April 14th, Journelle will be hosting an exclusive shopping event along with La Perla, one of the sexiest lingerie brands carried by the store. Guests will enjoy 20% off on all La Perla garments, a special drawing, champagne and hors d' oeuvres. The first 30 customers to arrive at the event will receive a complimentary La Perla gift bag. You will be happy to know that all proceeds will benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Journelle is located at 1109 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and space is limited so you must RSVP at RSVP@journelle.com. Bring your friends and help make a difference in the fight to cure paralysis.

ETRO debuts their Spring and Summer 2010 Collections at Village of Merrick Park

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On Thursday, April 8th, ETRO hosted a beautiful event inside their store at Village of Merrick Park (342 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables) to officially introduce their Spring and Summer 2010 collections. ETRO is best known for their distinctive prints and elegant styles. For forty years, this Italian lifestyle brand has been led by the vision and passion of designer, Gerolamo Etro. With 200 boutiques worldwide, we are extremely lucky to have a location here in South Florida! Last night, guests arrived into ETRO to see this Spring's colorful leather handbags, accessories and apparel. The best way to describe the 2010 collection: a kaleidoscope of light, patterns and quality workmanship. The women's collection is actually headed by Gerolamo's daughter, Veronica Etro. Veronica's line offers the brand's signature paisley prints along with soft ruffles, waives and frills that add that ultimate feminine touch. Overall, it was a wonderful event which also featured a spec…

Unilever unveils their Newest Products: Read my Top 5 favorite goodies you should try at home!

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Everyone loves to feel absolutely fabulous in their own skin! Last night, I attended an intimate dinner event hosted by Unilever for bloggers in Miami. During the evening, the company introduced us to their newest collection of products and informed us about the latest technologies they have developed for consumers worldwide. After trying out the products they provided me with, I have chosen my top 5 favorites which I thought I would share:

New Vaseline Sheer Infusion:Ladies! This is not your typical moisturizer by any means. If you want to feel silky without feeling sticky (something we have to watch out for in Miami's humidity!), you should try this new body lotion. It is designed to penetrate down to your third layer of skin! This is the first of its kind in the skin care market. Vaseline Sheer Infusion has two times more moisture than other lotions you may find in stores. Today, I let my mom try it and I ended up driving to the store to get her a bottle of her own!

Dove MEN+CARE…