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Ocean Drive Magazine hosts their April Latin Issue Party at The Epic Hotel's Area31

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Ocean Drive Magazine celebrated "All Things Glamorously Latin and Fascinante" this past Tuesday, April 26th, at The Epic Hotel's Area 31. The exclusive rooftop event was hosted by Miami's "It Girls" who are featured in this month's Ocean Drive Magazine: Pamela Silva Conde [pictured on the left with husband, Cesar Conde, President of Univision Networks], Alexandra Cervera, Carla DeFortuna, Elizabeth Rodrigues, Joyce Chehebar and Zoe Nouet. The ladies hosted a stellar event alongside Miami's Latin trendsetters and television personalities. Guests enjoyed specialty drinks by Dewars and hors d'ouevres by Area 31's Executive Chef Michael Reidt. Enjoy the pictures and make sure to pick up the April issue of Ocean Drive to acquaint yourselves with the "It Girls."

Above: "It Girls" Pamela Silva Conde and Lourdes Valls. Lourdes's family owns one of Miami's most renowned Cuban restaurants Versailles. Remember my interview w…

Save-the-Date: "Evening Under the Stars" at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on April 29th!

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There are so many beautiful places to visit in Miami but none as special as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering. Luckily, the estate is open to the public during museum hours as well as for special events. One of my favorite events is actually happening next week: The Vizcayans , a non-profit that works to protect, preserve and promote the Vizcaya Museum & Gardenstakes their annual spring party, Evening Under the Stars, to new heights on Friday, April 29th, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. This rare opportunity to tour the historic house and gardens by night allows guests to enjoy food, wine and entertainment amidst a chic cocktail atmosphere. In honor of the world's most anticipated wedding [of course I'm talking about Prince William and Kate Middleton], the wedding will be shown on a large screen all night long. This definitely sounds like a win-win situation to me!

Evening Under th…

Casa Bikini debuts their Designer Swimsuits for this Summer at Havana Nine's Mojito Bar

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In case you don't live in the M.I.A....we're officially in summer mode! Everyone knows Miami never experiences a real change in temperature. Our beaches are warm and our skies are clear every weekend! That's why swimsuits are invading our shopping centers and our local boutiques. Last Sunday I attended a sexy bikini fashion show presented by Casa Bikini at Havana Nine'sMojito Bar located inside Bayside Marketplace. Casa Bikini showcased their latest designer swimsuits right after the Miami Heat game which attracted a large crowd of fans! Get ready to see bikinis, mojitos [courtesy of Mojito Bar] and fun accessories [fedoras provided by Havana Nines and bracelets by Endless C Reations]. For more information on Casa Bikini, you can find them on Facebook and Twitter aside from their website. Andrea Amorosi, Founder of Casa Bikini, continuously announces upcoming trunk shows and fashion shows so stay connected to this talented entrepreneur. Enjoy the photos and I hope it …

Interview: Loren Ridinger shares her thoughts on Success, Charities and Miami!

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Success can be achieved through hard work and dedication. That is exactly what I learned after hearing Loren Ridinger speak at an event hosted by the University of Miami's Launch Pad on Tuesday, April 4th. After speaking to an auditorium full of future entrepreneurs, Loren's message was loud and clear: "believe in your dreams." Loren Ridinger is the Senior Vice President of the internet giants MarketAmerica.com and SHOP.com. Loren is also the Creator of the award winning cosmetic line Motives® by Loren Ridinger, the luxurious skincare line Cellular Laboratories™, the solution-oriented product line Fixx, and Founder of the exquisite jewelry collection, Loren Jewels®. Talk about a business mogul! During her speech at UM, Loren spoke about the struggles and the successes she has encountered over the years. Although Loren is definitely a strong woman, she did create her success alongside her business partner and husband, JR Ridinger (pictured on the right), Pres…

Venue Magazine hosts "The Real Housewives of Miami Cover Party" at Tempo Miami

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It's only been a couple of days since the grand finale of The Real Housewives of Miami and I know you're probably experiencing withdrawals by now! Venue Magazine hosted the hottest party in town on Friday, April 8th, as they honored The Real Housewives of Miami during their March/ April 2011 Cover Party at Tempo Miami. Venue Magazine's Excutive Editor and Real Housewife of Miami, Alexia Echevarria, was accompanied by her husband, Herman Echevarria. Lea Black also attended the event with her husband, Roy Black, and their son. Alexia and Lea were later joined by fellow Housewife Marysol Patton [pictured above with Alexia], President of The Patton Group. To all of the Elsa Patton fans out there: Elsa was also at the party looking very chic! For those of you who want to see the ladies in action, I've included a special video at the bottom of this post [produced by Venue Magazine] which features all of the "behind the scenes" footage from this month's cover…

Betsey Johnson presents a "Sailor Betsey" Fashion Show at Grand Central Miami

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Betsey Johnson is best known for her over the top style and her fearless sense of fashion. On Saturday, April 2nd, I headed over to Downtown Miami to check out a "Sailor" inspired Betsey Johnson Fashion Show at Grand Central Miami. This was one of the funnest fashion shows I've seen in a long time. The runway was packed with beach balls, colorful swimsuits and adorable sailor themed jumpsuits. Throughout the show, the crowd danced to the beats of Mike Deuce and Josh LeCash while enjoying the various looks Betsey had to offer! I also recognized one of my dearest friends on the catwalk: Damaris Aquiar, Miss Carnaval Miami 2011 [pictured on the left]. Cheers to a fabulous show and a truly creative collection!

Above: Damaris Aquiar rockin' the Betsey Johnson two piece suit! Love her fierce look in this shot!



Yours truly [in pink] along with my wonderful ladies: Annie Vazquez is on the left [Fashion Writer for AOL StyleList]; Kristen Franklin is second from the right; Danit…