Soul Of Miami Special: $100 off PhilanthroFest NPO Space

Soul Of Miami Special: $100 off PhilanthroFest NPO Space
philanthrofestflyerPhilanthroFest has opened up 25 more spaces and have extended a discount code to Life is Art and Soul of Miami supporters.
Get a $100 discount using the code “SOL” at check out.
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PhilanthroFest 2014 is taking place on April 12, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.

At PhilanthroFest 2014 your organization has a chance to:
Showcase your mission
Build brand awareness
Sign up new volunteers
Promote your next event
Raise funds for your organization
Network with other non-profit professionals
Connect the community to your cause

The event is free to the public and organizations pay a participation fee ranging from $300-$1000 depending on the physical space they would like to have at the event. Soul of Miami members can use the $100 discount for any of the participation fee packages. Just use the discount code using “SOL” at check out.

Eats & Beats Grub & Jam during Food & Wine week Miami 2/22/14

Soul Of Miami Special – Save $20!

Eats & Beats – Grub & Jam during Food & Wine week Miami!
February 22nd, 2014, 7:30pm – 12:00am
eatsSOM Moore Building
4040 NE Second Ave.
Design District Miami, FL 33137.
Buy Tickets Online
Soul Of Miami Special – Use code “Lifeisart” and save $20!

Eats and Beats will be a culmination of the best culinary experiences in South Florida combined with the best and brightest talents in the Miami music scene. Taking place during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Eats & Beats is cementing its message that it is for locals by locals.

Eats N Beats proudly announces that the initial wave of restaurant partners to include Red Steakhouse, Meat Market, Steve Haas’s City Hall Restaurant, Nikki Beach, Bongos Cuban Café, Larios on the Beach, Pride & Joy BBQ, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Alma Mexicana, The Passion Group-(Dolores, but you can Call me Lolita, Crazy About You, and Love is Blind), Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano’s Unnamed Mexican Restaurant, Juana M Brickell, and Epicure Gourmet Market & Café. Eats N Beats will also feature a dessert lounge which will feature Ana Paz Cakes, Sweet Treats by Marta, and Cacao Art Chocolate.

The producers of Eats N Beats realize that any good gathering over food needs to be accompanied with cocktails. The initial announcement of spirit and beverage partners will include Jack Daniels Honey, Chambord, Chambord Vodka, Doble Tequila, Solo Contigo Wines, Lucky Player Vodka, 1492 Rum, LIQS Cocktail Shots, Acqua Panna water and Hierbas Ibicencas. More restaurants and spirits partners and the initial announcements of musical bands and DJ’s will be unveiled in the coming week.

Eats & Beats is the answer to those looking for an amazing food and wine event without the red velvet stanchion presence that one now expects at food events. The goal was to create an event that will not only satisfy the palate but also stimulate all of the senses. Comprised of a unique team of local hospitality and event consultants, the team behind this new Miami addition all bring unique elements to the equation ultimately, making the experience unique and of value to attendees coming out with “foodie” expectations. None other than Miami’s own DJ Irie will put together the musical elements which will include local DJ’s and bands adding a perfect ambiance to this fabulous affair.

Imagine a perfect showcase of local culinary artistry paired with premium wines and spirits, minus the velvet rope. Comprised of some of the most renowned restaurants in South Florida, to some of the most mouthwatering dessert artists, Eats N Beats will satisfy the local food enthusiast as well as the sophisticated “foodie” expecting to delight in some of the best dishes and libations our city has to offer. Not to worry, keeping true to our City known for beauty and some flash, the event will touch on all of the senses. Complete with dynamic production, local VIPS and Celebs Eats N Beats will also be outfitted with the comforts one has come to expect from an event in Miami. The showcase will attract those looking for an alternative type of food event, one that brings the best of three worlds: food, music and wines/spirits together seamlessly.

This new addition to the culinary scene in Miami will pair an array of our most frequented and popular eateries with local music, by some of the most celebrated talent to hit our local stages. As opposed to creating separate events, this inaugural fete was designed to create a progressive experience for attendees.

Guests will enjoy four floors of palate-pleasing food, sweets and delicious cocktails while dancing to the beats of live music curated by DJ Irie. The world renowned DJ has hand selected an impressive and diverse ensemble of bands and DJ’s while slated to hit the booth for a DJ spot himself. Eats N Beats will benefit the Irie Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization based in South Florida with a mission to aid youth and improve graduation rate. This new event is a very personal invitation for locals by locals to come out, ready to eat and ready to dance, as Eats N Beats will hit the pulse of Miamians and visiting guests with only our best, -Miami’s best.

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GMCVB Miami Attractions Month – Buy One, Get One Free Admissions October 2013

GMCVB Miami Attractions Month Buy One, Get One Free Admissions

Miami Attractions Month Offers Buy One, Get One Free Admissions & Special Deals at Top Attractions and Hotels in October

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) launches its fifth annual Miami Attractions Month (October 1 – October 31) bringing locals and visitors Buy One, Get One Free Admissions to the destination’s leading attractions. And, this year, MasterCard has become a new partner allowing for consumers to save an additional 10 percent on purchases made with their MasterCard – from admissions to food to souvenirs in the gift shops.

There is no better time to check those adventures on your vacation “wish list” off than now as Miami Attractions Month has something for everyone this October. Tap your inner animal by swimming with the dolphins or get up close and personal with the alligators! And save too!

Eighteen Participating attractions include:
Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum
Coral Castle
Deering Estate at Cutler
Dolphin Harbor at Miami Seaquarium
Everglades Alligator Farm
Fruit & Spice Park
Jungle Island
Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection
Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures
Miami Seaquarium
Miccosukee Indian Village
Monkey Jungle
Palmetto Mini Golf
Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Miami Brewing
Seal Swim Program at Miami Seaquarium
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Zoo Miami

Also, Miami Attractions Month is offering attraction-themed hotel package discounts on accommodations, breakfasts and access to venues for the whole family. Visit for full details on packages offered in hotels such as Hampton Inn & Suites Miami South Beach, Courtyard by Marriott – Miami Homestead and Hilton Miami Downtown.

“Miami Attractions Month is an ideal opportunity for everyone, especially families, to treat themselves to Miami’s best attractions at a fraction of the cost,” said GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “We are thrilled to welcome our hotel partners to the program and provide even more savings for our visitors. Our residents might just take advantage to plan a family fun-filled staycation too!”

Don’t forget to get social and participate in a Facebook promotion running throughout the month providing consumers with the chance to win $50 MasterCard gift cards. Fans just need to share the Miami Attractions Month post for their chance to win. Details can be found at

Miami Attractions Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Temptations program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Other programs include Miami Romance Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Golf Month and Shop Miami Month.

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Get Instant Prices and Compare Movers Online with Unpakt

happyTraditionally, finding a reasonable price for lifting, packing and transporting all of your worldly possessions from one home to another was aggravating (to say the least). You repeat your inventory over and over… and over again, to one company at a time. Once you choose one, you may or may not wind up forking over extra money in hidden fees, surcharges, etc.

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Miami Seaquarium Totally Teachers Weekend 10/13/12-10/14/12

Miami Seaquarium – Totally Teachers Weekend
Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Teachers come in for FREE with up to four guests at 50% off

During Totally Teachers Weekend!, Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers, in both private and public schools, will receive free admission to Miami Seaquarium; plus a discount for up to four guests at 50 percent off of regular admission.   Teachers may also enter to win a free field trip to Miami Seaquarium at the Education Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Only one trip will be awarded each day.  Teachers must show a valid school ID card or pay stub along with a picture ID to redeem discount.  The offer is only valid on regular admission to Miami Seaquarium and is not combinable with any other offer. 
“Totally Teachers Weekend is our small way of recognizing our teachers for the invaluable service they offer to our community,” commented Andrew Hertz, General Manager at Miami Seaquarium.  “We encourage teachers to bring out their families and take advantage of this great offer.”
For more than 50 years, Miami Seaquarium has been a firm advocate of marine life conservation and education.  Through its current interactive educational programs, Miami Seaquarium continues its mission of educating students of all ages about the wonders of marine life.  Miami Seaquarium hosts several educational programs throughout the year, such as: Day Camps, Spring Camp, Home School Days, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Days and “Mommy and Me,” a program for mothers and young children.  In addition, the park hosts thousands of local students for educational field trips year round. 
Teachers are invited to visit the Education Center at Miami Seaquarium during Totally Teachers Weekend! for more information on educational programs offered at Miami Seaquarium.
Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year.  The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits.  General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $39.95 and $29.95 for children (ages 3-9).  More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at .
Miami Seaquarium is an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international organization committed to the care and conservation of marine mammals. Accreditation by the Alliance means this facility meets or exceeds all the standards of excellence for marine mammal care, husbandry, conservation and education.

News: Miami Attractions Month Offers Buy One, Get One Free Admissions and Special Deals at Top Attractions October 2012

Miami Attractions Month Offers Buy One, Get One Free Admissions and Special Deals at Top Attractions
October 2012

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) proudly announces the Fourth Annual Miami Attractions Month, set to take place from October 1 – 31, 2012, in which a record-breaking  19 top attractions in Greater Miami will offer buy one, get one free admissions and other special deals.

Now in its 4th year and part of the GMCVB’s Miami Temptations line-up, which offers year-round monthly promotions such as Miami Spa Month (July – August) and Miami Spice (August – September), Miami Attractions will feature one-of-a-kind experiences that can only be found in the destination. Via these amazing discounts, locals and visitors of all ages, will double their fun and have an opportunity to visit historic homes, take a thrilling speedboat ride, perch a parrot on their shoulder, swim with friendly marine life, or tour the southernmost winery in the United States, just to name a few of the many activities offered at Miami’s amazing attractions. 

“In October the weather is cooler and perfect for outdoor activities,” says William D. Talbert III, CDME, President and CEO of the GMCVB. “Miami Attractions Month gives everyone, especially families an opportunity to explore and re-experience local attractions at a fraction of the cost.”

Participant’s confirmed to-date in the Miami Attractions Month program include the Ancient Spanish Monastery, Coral Castle, Deering Estate at Cutler, Dolphin Harbor at Miami Seaquarium, Everglades Alligator Farm, Fruit & Spice Park, History Miami, Island Queen Cruises, Jungle Island, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures, Miami Science Museum, Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, Schnebly Redland’s Winery, Sea Trek Reef Encounter at Miami Seaquarium, Thriller Miami Speedboat, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and Zoo Miami.

Sagamore Hotel Celebrates Miami’s Vainest City Accolade with Sexy Travel Deal

Sagamore Hotel Celebrates Miami’s Vainest City Accolade with Sexy Travel Deal

South Beach’s Sagamore Hotel celebrates Miami’s “vainest city” accolade and turns up the beauty barometer with its “Sexy & We Know It” travel package that offers patrons seductive perks that will leave them pampered and sitting pretty.

Sexy And We Know It!
South Beach’s Sagamore Hotel Celebrates Miami’s “Vainest City” Accolade With a Travel Package of Seductive Perks
Lucky for us, New York took the trophy for the rudest city in America, while Miami stole the stage for the vainest, and located in the city’s heart of South Beach, the Sagamore Hotel continues to celebrate the accolade with its newly launched package – “Sexy & We Know It.”

This season, the luxurious, 93-all-suite South Beach hotel turns up the beauty barometer with a hot-to-trot travel package that will leave patrons pampered and sitting pretty. Valid through April 30, 2012, the “Sexy & We Know It” package includes the following components:
Hit the town looking hot after hair styling and a scalp massage for two at the hotel’s Muse Beauty Suite;
Enjoy a small, but sexy discount of 10% off accommodations;
Get boozy by the pool bar with two, complimentary “Sexy on the Beach” cocktails;
And bask in your beauty rest after a long night out on South Beach with a late, 1:00 p.m. check-out.

To seduce your senses and reserve the package, visit and enter the rate code SOP or call 877.242.6673 and ask for the “SEXY & WE KNOW IT” package at time of booking.

The offer is valid on travel through April 30, 2012. Rates from $525 per night. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Applies to new bookings only. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Hotel cancellation policies apply. Late checkout is based on hotel availability on day of departure.

South Beach Post Modern meets world-class contemporary art in the imaginative and sexy 93-suite Sagamore, “The Art Hotel.” Providing visitors with crisp minimalist aesthetics that serve as a backdrop for innovative cuisine and contemporary art, the South Beach hotel’s interior and exterior grounds are distinguished by its collection of works by recognized and emerging artists from around the world – a gallery in its own right. The art collection, known as the Cricket Taplin Collection, is around every corner of this luxury boutique South Beach hotel featuring painting, works on paper, photography, mixed media, sculpture and video art by world-renowned artists. The collection has evolved over the past 25 years and includes works by many artists from this country, as well as artists from Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Israel, South Africa, United Kingdom, China, Colombia, Venezuela and other countries around the world. Both an enlightening and enchanting stay, the Sagamore offers romantic and private rooms including the 2 story bungalows featuring balconies overlooking the pool area and video art garden, contemporary living rooms, and a private garden with sliding glass doors on the lower level; and the Penthouse – a 1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with marble floors, private elevator access, and 1800 sq. ft. rooftop terrace that overlooks the ocean. For additional information or reservations, please call 877.242.6673 or visit