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"Tide by Side" inaugurates the Faena District Miami Beach

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Sazoneros! It's getting closer to Art Basel so I hope you're making a list of your favorite fairs and events around Miami. Today, I wanted to share a free Faena Art processional performance called Tide by Side which will take place from3-6pm on Sunday, November 27. There's no RSVP required so gather up your friends and head down to the beach!
Directed by Claire Tancons in collaboration with Gia Wolff and Arto Lindsay, the processional will feature local and international artists, and will bring Faena District to life by celebrating the power of community, ritual and urban space. With float-like piñatas and pelicans, a conga in reverse, an intricate food ceremony with a menu drawn from seven of South Florida’s historic staples (maize, sweet potato, pineapple, palm cabbage, conch, turkey, alligator), food trucks, and a vibrant soundtrack by Arto Lindsay featuring conch-shell players, rah-rah bands, steel-drum groups, marching bands, as well as classical and pop choirs and ope…

Celebrate "El Dia de los Muertos" at Cantina Beach!

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Sazoneros!!! It's almost Halloween so I hope you've been getting creative and thinking about what sort of scary costumes you can create for this upcoming weekend. Since I'm sure you're looking for cool things to do in Miami, I thought I'd share one of my fav events to check out for "El Dia de los Muertos." Dating back to over 3,000 years, ancient Mexican civilizations have celebrated the souls of the departed with festive gatherings, parades and private altars with offerings of food and beverage. Cantina Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is hosting a special "Day of the Dead" event on Friday, October 28th, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy specialty priced margaritas ($10) and Tacos al Pastor and Arabes ($6), a Mexican treat that is rarely seen outside of Mexico. With the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, Miami’s only oceanfront Mexican restaurant, Cantina Beach, will honor this Mexican tradition by offering f…

Bahia at Four Seasons Hotel Miami Unveils new Design and Menu!

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Sazoneros! It's been a fun summer so far in Miami but it's about to get better! Bahia, a poolside restaurant and sunset loungeat Four Seasons Hotel Miami, will unveil a new design and menu this upcoming weekend. The official launch event is happening on Saturday, August 20th, from 4 to 6 p.m. Bahía will introduce a new menu offering flavors inspired by the coastal regions of Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. This is one of my favorite Miami hot spots! You'll be able to find it on the 7th floor of the AAA Five Diamond Hotel and you'll be happy to know that the two-acre tropical oasis was recently named one of the “Best Hotel Pools in Miami” by Conde Nast Traveler.

Throughout the evening, guest will enjoy Bahia's complementary beverage program which features an exciting selection of tequilas and single village mezcals, including a bespoke reposado tequila exclusively barreled for Bahía. A selection of wine, bubbles and craft beer will also be available.

For th…

Best Places for Free Yoga in Miami

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Sazoneros! It's summer in Miami and it seems like most of my friends are always at yoga class trying to zen out and relax from everyday stresses. That's why I wanted to share a few Miami spots where you'll be able to have a little yoga fun without worrying about the money in your pocket.
Here's the list:
Every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., guests are welcomed to join Daily Offering Yoga at Legion Park led under the oak trees by co-owner Anamargret Sanchez. 
On Miami Beach, you can participate in Freehand Miami’s free Saturday hour-long yoga sessions on the beach that are created for all skill levels. All you need to bring is a towel and sunscreen. Be sure to sign up the Friday before at the front desk to reserve your spot, and meet in the lobby by 9:45 a.m. 
Enjoy views of Biscayne Bay with one of three free 75-minuteBayfront Park classes, held Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. inside the Tina Hills Pavilion on the park’s south end.
There'…

Serena Williams Headlines All-Star Tennis Charity Event at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

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Sazoneros! It's my favorite time of the year when top tennis players from around the world take court and return to The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. On March 22nd, 24 amateur players will have the opportunity to test their skills in a Round Robin qualifying tournament in which the winners earn a chance to play against and alongside the top professionals. Led by Grand Slam legend and Hall of Famer Cliff Drysdale, this year's all-star lineup at The Ritz features: Serena Williams, currently ranked number one single’s women player in the world and 21 time Grand Slam winnerKei Nishikori, ranked number seven in the world and is the only male Japanese tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 in ATP singles ranking. Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard, first Canadian to reach the Grand Slam finals in singles and Grand Slam semifinalist at the Australian OpenRichard Gasquet, currently ranked number nine in the world, with 12 ATP titles and number o…

James Cameron's AVATAR meets Cirque Du Soleil

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Sazoneros! You know I love Cirque Du Soleil so I'm excited to share their upcoming tour with you. If you're a fan of Avatar, then get ready to check out "TORUK – The First Flight." Inspired by James Cameron’s ‘AVATAR,’ this live show will allow you to envision a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na’vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na’vi clans’ sense of destiny and interconnectedness. I'm sharing a preview video of the show below. I personally love seeing the beautiful and colorful costumes at the show (not to mention the amazing acrobats who constantly keep your eyes glued to the stage). Mark your calendars because opening night will happen on March 3rd over at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The show will also take place at …

"The Love of Art Brunch" at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

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Sazoneros have you started making plans for Vday this year? Don't worry...I'll help you think of something fabulous! Here's the scoop: grab your bff or your beau and get ready for a casual, yet, fun Art of Love Brunch on Sunday, February 14th, at Bizcaya located inside The Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove.Locals and guests alike will be able to enjoy a locally-sourced, love-theme brunch featuring chef’s carving stations, fresh seafood, breakfast favorites and of course, desserts. The brunch includes bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Bubbly. Complimentary valet parking and tickets to the 53rd Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, (just outside of the hotel’s doorsteps) are also part of this special event. The cost to attend is $85 per adult or $35 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Limited availability and reservations are required so make sure to call (305) 644-4680 to save your spot! While I'm here, I'll also give you the scoop on a second brunch event at The Ritz-C…

The 28th Annual Yachts Miami Beach is coming to Collins Avenue!

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This special event is for my Sazoneros that love all things luxury! If you're looking for a new way to cruise around the Magic City this month, make sure you check out Yachts Miami Beach on February 11-15, 2016. The festivities will be taking place along Collins Avenue across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels, a location it has called home for 28 years. Known as Miami Beach’s premier in-water luxury yacht show, Yachts Miami Beach attracts thousands of people from around the world to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, including more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories, valued at more than $1 billion. In addition to the remarkable display of yachts (as you'll see on the left), the show offers floating cocktail lounges, food and live musical entertainment.  That sounds like a good time to me! Yachts Miami Beach is managed, produced and co-owned by Show Management and co-owned and s…

Comic Cure: Comedy for a Cause in Miami

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Sazoneros! You know my reason for starting this blog has always been to share really cool charities in Miami along with fun events here or there. Well, I recently discovered Comic Cure which produces live comedic events showcasing local performers to raise awareness and funds for local charities. That's right...now you can laugh while giving back to the community. I've added a video below to help explain this comedic movement in Miami and hopefully, it will encourage you to reach out to the creators (one of them...Benjamin Leis is one of my rockstar friends so make sure you get to know him too) to either suggest a venue or a non-profit to partner with for future events. In the meantime, mark your calendars and roundup your friends for their upcoming shows which include:
The Latin American Comedy Festival - March 2 Florida’s Funniest Female - March 19 The Coral Gables Comedy Festival - March 31 See you at the shows and big thanks to JC Ridley Photography for the images shared above…

Pitbull Performing at Destination Fashion in Miami

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Hola Sazoneros! I hope you've all had a great 2016 so far. As always, I love sharing fab events in Miami with you so here's one to add to your radar. The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis (the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis) will host Destination Fashion presented by Swanee and Paul DiMare on Saturday, March 5th, at the Bal Harbour Shops.For my Pitbull lovers out there, you'll be happy to know thatMr. Worldwide will be performing at the event. Neiman MarcusBal Harbour will also be showcasing the Spring 2016 Collection of Italian luxury brand Brunello Cucinelli so grab your friends and don't miss the hottest event happening in Miami this season! Co-Anchor of NBC’s Today Show Savannah Guthrie will get the party started as she serves as the emcee for the evening. Honorary Co-Chairs, Grammy Award Winners Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Academy Award Winner Tommy Lee Jones and wife Dawn Jones, Golden Globe Winner Christian Slater and wife Brittany Slater,