Elle King - Hilton HHonors 2016 Series
Elle King - Photo By Ted Pacelli
Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Fest - Perfect
The 2016 wine lineup could satisfy even an amateur winos deepest desires with samplings from the Jackson Family Wines, Zonin 1821, Kobrand, and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly. The Wine Taster Club Lanyard was a great options for wine lovers with Club members receiving five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard. Overall, the event was a great way to spend the weekend. How can you go wrong with the great weather, great food and great entertainment the Downtown Food and Wine Fest provided? We're counting down for next year's already!
And the Golden Fork Award winners are...
2016 Foodie Award: Baoery - Asian Tacos
2016 Sweet Treat Award: Siro Urban Italian Kitchen - Black Cherry Liquid Nitro Gelato with Balsamic Drizzle
2016 Best of Show: Primo by Chef Melissa Kelly
Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the 8th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest features mouth-watering dishes from over 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines, and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) Educational Foundation. Date / Time: Saturday, February 27 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 28, 2016 (noon to 7 p.m.) Location: Lake Eola on Robinson Street Tickets: Purchase Here!
The 8th Annual Legacy Place Fork & Cork
General Admission tickets includes samplings of food and drink, live music, celebrity chef cooking demo and wine seminars. VIP Admission includes extended access from 6:30PM to 9:30PM and VIP lounge access. Click here for ticket and event details.
SiriusXM 2016 10th Anniversary Party Pics
SiriusXM Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the SiriusXM Music Lounge in Miami Leading up to Ultra Music Festival
- SiriusXM’s Miami Ultra Week to launch with 3-day music lounge at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach during Miami Music Week to feature live DJ sets and interviews from the world’s biggest DJs including Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Eric Prydz back to back with deadmau5, Felix Jaehn, Hardwell, Kaskade, Kygo, Martin Garrix, Robin Schulz, Steve Aoki, Thomas Jack and more
NEW YORK-March 4, 2016- SiriusXM announced today that it will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SiriusXM Music Lounge—the 3-day music lounge featuring live DJ sets and interviews with the world’s biggest DJs, producers and international dance music artists - throughout Miami Music Week and in the lead up to Ultra Music Festival. For the 12th consecutive year, SiriusXM will once again broadcast sets live from Ultra Music Festival, the world’s premier electronic music festival. (FULL STORY)
Lord Balfour, South Beach Review
Review of Lord Balfour Hotel South BeachThis is a newly refurbed boutique hotel on the south end of SoBe. It is within walking distance to Nikki Beach, Story Nightclub, Joe's Stone Crab and dozens of restaurants, bars and shopping and night life along Ocean Drive, perfect location! The famed South Beach 'beach' is across the street. Excellent place to stay! http://www.lordbalfourmiami.com located at 350 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 673-0401
Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival
Also included were a fine a variety of libations Premier Beverage, Leblon Natural Cane Cachaca, Oceana Coffee,Titos Handmade Vodka, Coppola, Carey Chen, Yellow Tail, Wine Hooch, Guanabanas and so many more...
The Friends of Jupiter Beach,along with C3 Consulting, Harbourside Place, Braman Motorcars, KOOL 105.5, Localdines, FPL, Juno Beach Animal Hospital and a host of additnioal sponsors, presented another successful sold out event under the Indian Town Bridge. The food samplings were tasty and pleniful as well as the fine wines and liquors.
100% of the proceeds support Friends of Jupiter Beach. Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven nonprofit community service organization that works to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly. Since the group began recording garbage weight in 2006, it’s collected and saved more than 45,000 lbs. of garbage and recyclables from Jupiter Beach. For more information, including how to participate in our monthly beach cleanups, visit us at: www.friendsofjupiterbeach.com
Click HERE to see all of our pics from the festival. Follow the organization on Facebook or their web site. Look for this event to return next year, they'd love to have you.
Legacy Place Food & Wine Festival
Sabor Y Vino
Sabor y Vino - Latin Food & Wine Festival
The participating restaurants inlcuded, Cabo Flats, Don Ramon's, Calaveras Cantina, Whole Foods, Cafe Chardonnay, El Sabor Latino, La Bamba, Tierra Mar Grill, Burro Loco Cantina, Tijuana Flats, Los Paceros, Alicia's Latin Cuisine, Delicias de la Abuela, Tacos al Carbon, Pandebon, Melao's Cocina, La Cosinita, Texas de Brazil and many more! Oh and i will add the Total Wine and Food along with Pernod Ricard provided the embibement. The Latin community sure knows how to havea good time and hope you can make it out next time...
Friends Of Jupiter Beach Food and Wine Festival
THE ULTIMATE CELEBRITY CULINARY COMPETITION FOR CHARITY
FEEDING THE NEEDS OF KIDS IN CRISIS
Previous Grid-Iron Grill-offs were huge successes and perfect afternoons of food, flavor and fun. Pictures of prior events are here. Ticket, event schedule, recipes, the charity info and more can be found on their web site.
FLOSSTRADAMUS Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in ColoradoReported by Kiersten Pacelli
The Mile High City doesn’t lack preparation when it comes to 4/20— there was definitely not a shortage of events for this holiday. Of all of the options though, in my opinion, Flosstradamus was the obvious choice. The annual 4/20 show at Red Rocks is one of the most anticipated events for Coloradans. It was a major turn around from the usual reggae or hip-hop show— but the heavy bass sure didn’t disappoint.
Snails came on stage when it was still light enough to be able to appreciate the background, and sunset, behind the geologically formed amphitheater. He played the best set of the festival, in my opinion again— this could be because of the surprise appearance from Dom with Big Gigantic. The electronic funk combined with the live saxophone was a scene to remember for years to come, and luckily I got it all on video!
Following, Flosstradamus put on a spectacular show for their huge sea of fans. Not only did they take up the entire width of the stage with their stage set and props, they also brought along lasers, floodlights, and a t-shirt gun. They went all out with their costumes as well— the scene looked like it came straight from a military base. I do believe the music itself could have been better, but that was probably because it wasn’t loud enough. The sound ordinances put a heavy limitation on the concert and right at 10:00 it was obvious that the rules had kicked in. As unfortunate as it was, Flosstradamus still put on a great show and most definitely didn’t disappoint, you could tell how excited the two of them were to be there.
Although it was a bit chilly, and it was a Wednesday, HDYFEST 2016 was certainly a wild party. The fans left all the energy they had at the amphitheater, forgetting about the long walk back to the car— at least it was down hill this time :)
Day 1, Thursday, March 17:
Today kicked off the three-day celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The Music Lounge by BMF + iHeart Media at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Sightings included: Martin Garrix spotted in the Crave/7up lounge and was in great spirits, enjoying Miami, as he couldn't have been more relaxed and friendly with the guests and crowds, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano enjoyed libations of Jägermeister cocktails as they waited their turn on the turn tables, Above & Beyond, Quintino and R3hab trying on Swatch watches and Jeremy Shockey who said he couldn’t go home without a pair of V-Moda headphones. Cash Cash also stopped by the V-Moda lounge where they tried on headphones, each picking a different color. (CLICK FOR ALL PICS AND LINE UP)
Destination Fashion 2016, Pitbull, Bouniconti Fund, Cure For Paralysis - Oh What A Night
Life in Color, “The World’s Largest Paint Party"
Tony D’s Opens in Fort Lauderdale
Expansion of Popular Rochester, NY Italian Eatery
Restaurant offers “$7 until 7” Happy Hour in Spacious Bar
Dinner is served nightly along with a great Happy Hour menu from 5PM-7PM. We had the pleasure of sampling a wide variety of menu items - 1st at the bar, their chicken wings, served crisp from the oven with light italian seasoning with carmalized onions, a meal in itself.
The Meatball Al Forno, was just like mama used to make. Beef, pork and veal meatballs covered in marinara sauce and ricotta cheese - a real treat.
The Sicilian Style Calamari Salad (pictured) was fresh and flavorful. Tasted as good as it looks. Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe, a bowl of thin spaghetti with a nice blend of romano and black pepper, went well with the bread and balsaic glaze served with the meal. Zuppa Di Pesce, mmmmmm, includes jumbo shrimp, lobster tail, little neck clams served in a tomato, herb and white wine broth. The pièce de ré·sis·tance is the bread pudding, made fresh on location, warm and delectasble for the bread pudding aficionado... One last note - we did not try the pizza but have heard good things... We will have to go back and try. Check out http://www.tonyds.net for info, location and menu...
Offerdahl's 7th Annual Grid-Iron Grill Off - November 12, 2016
THE ULTIMATE CELEBRITY CULINARY COMPETITION FOR CHARITYJoin us for the seventh annual “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” an event that features a Grill-Off competition with NFL legends and Celebrity Chefs from South Florida’s finest restaurants. Fans spend the afternoon eating, sampling fine Kendall Jackson Wines, voting on their favorite grill recipes and competing with their favorite NFL players in the annual Cornhole Tournament. It’s a celebration where celebrity, competition & charity collide.
Winter Garden Health & Harvest Festival - Farm to Table Dinner, October 29, 2016Mark your calendar for October 29, 2016 - The Healthy West Orange Harvest Festival will be an exciting day in downtown Winter Garden in conjunction with the Farmer's Market! Commencing with a family bike ride and ending with an evening of feasting on a spectacular farm to table dinner, this special day will include many healthy activities for all ages! Get involved in exercise demonstrations, sample some healthy cooking classes and so much more!
The Health & Harvest Festival dining event, set in Winter Garden’s beautiful downtown pavilion, will highlight West Orange County chefs preparing a 5 course meal with local, seasonal farm-fresh ingredients; locally-brewed beer from Crooked Can brewery; and expertly-selected wines.
This event is an opportunity to celebrate West Orange County’s farming heritage, while spotlighting the fresh, local ingredients that serve as a building block for a healthy community. Diners will have an opportunity to share in the celebration of harvest season while supporting an initiative to help make healthy food and fitness accessible to the whole West Orange community. Second Harvest Food Bank and the LiveStrong Program at Central Florida YMCA are the benefactors for this fund-raising event.
Full event setails can be found on their web site... http://healthywestorange.org/event/harvestfestival/
Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival 2016
A Spectacular Celebration of Global Cuisines, Music & More. Marketplaces are open daily from September 14 to November 14, 2016.
An Amazing Culinary Adventure
Discover the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, a cornucopia of cultures, cuisines and innovative cooking techniques from chefs worldwide. This food aficionado’s paradise is replete with delicious dishes, fine wine, craft beer, spirits and other beverages sure to satisfy every palate—from over 30 individual marketplaces.Details
- Marketplaces are open daily from September 14 to November 14, 2016.
- Epcot admission is required.
- Marketplace food and beverage samples require a separate purchase.
- Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older.
- Availability for some marketplace offerings may be limited.
- Marketplaces subject to closure at any time.
- All menu items are subject to change without notice.
Stuart Air Show Another Year Of Record-Breaking Attendance
Elle King – 2016 Hilton Concert Series
This has been quite a year for Elle King who released her debut album Love Stuff in February 2015. The pop, blues, and rock'n'roll singer's mega hit "Ex's & Oh's", featured on Love Stuff, has been certified platinum and was nominated for two GRAMMY® awards for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. “Ex’s & Oh’s” also scored the #1 spot on the Alternative Radio chart, making her the second female artist in 18 years to reach #1 at Alternative Radio, and also claimed the #1 spot on both the AAA Chart and Hot AC radio charts. The single also reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Elle recently performed her new single “America’s Sweetheart” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Click here to listen to "America's Sweetheart.”
Candlebox at Old School Square, Delay Beach
Ultra Music Festival 2016 Coverage
LINK TO UMF PICS HERE
For the first time ever, ULTRA LIVE, presented by UMF TV, produced by NOMOBO and powered by 7UP, will broadcast from a custom built outdoor studio, live from the heart of the festival grounds, where fans will be encouraged to interact with artists and hosts alike. From 3pm to midnight across the entire weekend, hosts Andrea Feczko and Andie Helfrich will orchestrate phenomenal content, including fan and talent interaction. Live sets already confirmed will come from Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, Carnage, Cedraic Gervais, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin, Fedde Le Grand, Galantis, Hardwell, Kaskade, KSHMR, Laidback Luke, Markus Schulz, Martin Garrix, W&W and many more. Saturday and Sunday will also see a pair of VERY special guests join Andrea and Andie as they co-host the broadcast, and is not be missed!
WATCH TRAILER HERE
In yet another first for Ultra Music Festival, UMF RADIO hosted by Andy Pate, will deliver the world’s biggest broadcast of Electronic Music content ever, transmitting live for 8 hours across 50 networks, in 38 countries, as well as via the festival’s official app, which has also received a significant upgrade.
Among the artists confirmed to participate in this historic live radio event are Apollonia, Carl Cox, Dash Berlin, DJ Snake, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin, Steve Angello, Technasia, Tiësto, Tycho, W&W, Yellow Claw and many more. Produced by The Radio Department, the world’s biggest syndicator of electronic radio, this groundbreaking broadcast looks set to break records.
Wherever you are in the world, you will be able to experience the SOLD OUT eighteenth edition of Ultra Music Festival in a way never done before. ULTRA LIVE and UMF RADIO can be accessed at www.ultramusicfestival.com, at Twitch TV or by downloading the official app available for iOS and Android at www.ultramusicfestival.com/mobile-app
Ultra Music Festival takes place on March 18, 19 and 20, 2016, during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event.
General Admission tickets have now SOLD OUT. An extremely limited number of VIP tickets are currently on sale priced at $1,249.95.
For further details and ticket information, head to ultramusicfestival.com
PITBULL TO PERFORM AND BRUNELLO CUCINELLI’S SPRING 2016 FASHION SHOW TO BE FEATURED AT THE BUONICONTI FUND TO CURE PARALYSIS’ Saturday, March 5th
DESTINATION FASHION 2016 PRESENTED BY SWANEE AND PAUL DIMARE
#DestinationFashion and @BuonicontiFund
Previous UMF Photos - Awesome
SiriusXM Music Lounge 2015 Pics - SoBe Kick Off MMW - UMF
Ellie Goulding - Amazing Close To Sunfest
Sunfest Fireworks Display
Daughtry Lights Up Sunfest
The Richmond - Miami Beach's Friendliest Hotel *** Directly on the Ocean in South Beach!DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN IN SOUTH BEACH The Richmond is a small Superior First Class Hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco District. It is directly on the Ocean in exciting South Beach with excellent facilities and service. It is the last of Miami Beach's family owned hotels to be operated by its original family. The hotel has been completely restored and is a very unique and special place to spend your visit in Miami Beach. We are just a short 20 minute drive from Miami International Airport (and just 35 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport). Express Bus Service is available every half hour from the Airport via the “Airport Flyer” to our hotel at a cost of $2.35. Taxi service is also available at a flat rate of $32.00 We are situated on the palm tree-lined streets of South Beach with the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theatre, Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road restaurants and world class shopping, all within easy walking distance.
Richmond Hotel, South Beach, 1757 Collins Avenue, Directly on the Ocean, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, 33139, USA
Richmond Hotel Web Site, Phone 305.538.2331 1.855.MBRESORT (1.855.627.3767)