Showing posts from June, 2011

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning host The Crown Royal Black Lounge to kick off Irie Weekend

It's always a party in Miami if DJ Irie is spinning his beats on the turntables! This past weekend, DJ Irie celebrated his 7th Annual three-day action packed charity event called " Irie Weekend " and he also introduced his recently founded Irie Foundation . To kick off the weekend's festivities, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning [pictured on the left] hosted an exclusive party at Mokai in South Beach. Guests who attended "The Crown Royal Black Lounge" enjoyed complimentary cocktails and music by celebrity DJ Jazzy Jeff . All proceeds raised throughout the weekend benefited the Irie Foundation and the Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida . Throughout the evening, celebrities joined DJ Irie to kick off the weekend in true Miami fashion. I spotted Reggie Bush, Suzie Ketchum and Jonathan Vilma showing their support for this great cause. Check out my pictures from The Crown Royal Black Lounge: Above Left: DJ Irie and Reggie Bush striking a pose on the red carpet before e

Hometown Model, Francesca Frigo, shares her Beauty Secrets and Life as a Playboy Playmate

It's officially summer so I've decided to turn up the heat to muy caliente ! Although our city is saturated with models, it's inarguable that Miami's own Francesca Frigo is making big moves in the modeling industry and bringing sexy back while doing so! Born in Puerto de la Cruz, Venezuela, Francesca first moved to Miami to attend college and later decided to pursue a modeling career. After Playboy Magazine named her the official Miss August 2010 Playmate, life has taken her on an incredible journey around the world. In my special interview with Frigo, you'll get the inside scoop on her upcoming projects, her role with DECOBIKE on South Beach and her beauty secrets. Let's get this heat rising! Oh, make sure you watch Francesca add her Playboy spin on the classic Nike commercial starring Mars Blackmon and Michael Jordan at the bottom of this post. MBS: How did you begin your modeling career and what inspired you to enter the industry? [Picture above courtesy

Intercontinental Miami hosts a kickoff event for the 17th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball

Granting the wishes of young children and adolescents is an undeniably rewarding experience. That's why I decided to check out a special kickoff event honoring the upcoming 17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida . Held each year at the downtown landmark and attended by more than 250 of South Florida’s leading philanthropists, this exclusive preview event celebrated the annual Ball, to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011. I was very excited to hear that the money raised this year is expected to push the organization’s all-time fundraising total in 17 years above $10 million. That is an incredible accomplishment! During the kickoff event, the “Three Amigos”— Norman Wedderburn, President/CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida , Shareef Malnik, Ball Chairman and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar , and Robert Hill, Ball Host and General Manager of Intercontinental Miami [all pictured

New Eyewear Hot Spot: SEE hosts the Grand Opening of its South Miami Boutique

On Tuesday, June 7th, I attended the grand opening of SEE, the largest optical retailer in the U.S., in South Miami (5826 Sunset Drive). This one-of-a-kind hot spot features frames from the top designers in the world who create designs exclusively for SEE. During the event, guests enjoyed sipping on specialty cocktails by Zignum Mezcal and Japanese fusion tapas by RA Sushi in South Miami. Among the fabulous guests, I ran into Norma Quintero (Miami Socialite and Philanthropist), Raquel Watters (Owner of Rik Rak Salon ) and Tara Solomon (Principal of TaraInk PR ) who are all pictured above. If you didn't get a chance to check out this event, make sure to visit the boutique's website . Richard Golden, Founder of SEE, has made sure to provide his clients with a selection of eyewear that doesn't hurt your pocket. Thus, SEE's slogan: "Hip without the rip." I love it! You'll also be happy to know that SEE donated 10% of the evening's sales to Cedars-Sina

Dirty Vegas collaborates with the New World Symphony to present Synesthesia in Miami

Miami's New World Center is easily becoming the world's most exciting place to experience music on a whole new level. On Saturday, June 4th, music lovers had the chance to check out Synesthesia at the New World Center sponsored by Lincoln . Synesthesia is a show that fuses house music with the sounds of a live classical symphony orchestra. The show's concept is the first of its kind in the United States. This weekend's performance was headlined by Grammy Award winners Dirty Vegas (pictured above) who took over the turn tables as the New World Symphony rocked their instruments. Prior to the electric event, guests were able to enjoy a VIP reception featuring food by BLT Steak and martinis by Bombay Sapphire . Since the event was also sponsored by Miami Magazine and The Betsy Hotel , guests were invited to an exclusive after party at the trendy South Beach hotel to continue the celebration of this new musical production. If you didn't have a chance to check out D