Official Boy George After Party Featuring a DJ set by the pop icon at Wall Miami 8/14/15

Official Boy George After Party Featuring a DJ set by the pop icon at Wall Miami on August 14th
Friday, 08/14/2015 – 11:30 pm – 04:00 am
WALL Miami
2201 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 60.00

Wall Lounge and KNR Hospitality prepare to welcome icon and Culture Club front man Boy George for the official after party following his upcoming concert in Miami on August 14th. Recently celebrating 6 years as Miami’s most exclusive and intimate destination and renowned for its unprecedented mix of beautiful people, locals and celebrities- KNR Hospitality and Wall have truly mastered the formula of the makings of a successful nightlife brand.

Known as a generational trailblazer, Boy George’s illustrious career as a singer/song writer and now an in demand DJ will set the tone for what’s to be a momentous occasion for those in attendance – a front row seat to watch the legend himself DJ and provide the soundtrack for an unforgettable night!

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Miami Does Swim Week

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Few things make as much sense as Miami hosting Swim Week. We’ve got beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, an exciting nightlife and, most importantly, incredibly talented people. Our favorite part of locally-hosted international events like Swim Week is seeing the global spotlight shine on our local talent and watching them flourish. This year, we went into the bikini madness with a goal to observe and report on the accomplishments of Miami designers, products, venues, and people. Alas, here we are today sharing five of the week’s best 305-bred moments.

1. Liliana Montoya – Mermaids of Atlantis Runway Show at Funkshion Fashion Week
Liliana Montoya is a Miami Beach-based brand that has captivated aspiring mermaids in the US and beyond. For the brand’s third Miami Swim Week, Liliana stunned the crowd with sexy wrap-around pieces and a killer summer soundtrack that included our “it” summer song: East & Young Remix of Runaway (U&I) by Galantis. The night was made all the sweeter because it was a collaborative effort of multiple Miami girl bosses, including Valérie Engel of South of Fifth’s Roses and Dreams Boutique which carries her brand. If you missed our previous feature on Valérie, check it out here for some serious life inspo then stop by her store to pick up Liliana Montoya’s sultry swim designs.

2. Style Saves Swim at the Miami Beach EDITION and the SLS Hotel
Miami non-profit Style Saves, which fundraises to donate underprivileged kids with clothing, shoes and accessories, was the talk of the town with their 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser at the Miami Beach EDITION. The runway show featured beach must-haves by coveted brands (Kai Lani, Regine Chevallier, and Goêt) and swoon-worthy moments thanks to the world’s cutest puppies. Then, on Sunday, Style Saves hopped over to the SLS Hotel where they hosted pop-ups of local brands and boutiques (iSHINE365, Style Mafia, MVM Boutique) for a “So Miami” shopping experience in the name of charity. Thanks to Style Saves, the weekend was a fruitful one for our small businesses and for the less fortunate children in our community. P.S. If you want to contribute to their more than worthy cause, you can donate at any time.

3. Babalú at Hammock Show
Babalú, local luxury boutique and the brainchild of perfume fanatics Greg Melvin and Paolo Ambu, was also present at Miami Swim Week. We stumbled upon their elegant display outside the W Hotel’s trés chic ballroom and, as soon as we spotted their unmistakeable pink logo, we were super psyched to see what they had in store. You may remember from our feature on their Perfume Genie that the team from Babalú has a flare for the exciting and the exotic and, at Hammock Show, they didn’t disappoint. They used the trade show to debut their new line of artisanal candies which are fittingly inspired by notes from fine fragrances like those sold at their Lincoln Road outpost. The layer of notes in the candies, such as the honey, ginger and oriental spice in the “Spicy” line, make them a unique gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.

4. Escape Miami Style Lounge at Shelborne Wyndham Grand
Escape Miami Lounge, an annual swim-themed ode to Miami by Annie Vazquez (A/K/A The Fashion Poet) and Katya Bravo, returned for its third year bigger and better than ever. The event took over the Shelborne‘s pool and cabanas with pop-ups from well-known brands like Italia Independent (which will be opening their first store in Miami soon) and newly-launched ones like Flair Miami blog’s new line of Miami-inspired t-shirts. We were all about the fruity summer cocktails, the burst of cooling kryogenifex mist, and The Biscayne Poet‘s sweet prose. This really is one of Miami’s best summer parties time and time again.

5. Akai, Alexibella and Siempre Golden Brunch at Seagrape
We ended our Miami quest with brunch (because Miami, bro) at Seagrape where we scarfed down three chocolate croissants in the presence of the two designers of Akai Swimwear and their other media guests. In addition to overloading on carbs, we had the chance to chat with Daniela Longo and Chabeli De Sousa about the story behind their brand, the inspiration for their second collection, and their time at the University of Miami (Go ‘Canes!). We also perused their lookbook and those of Alexibella and Siempre Golden before leaving with a super chic and cheeky Siempre Golden bikini that you’ll get the chance to peep in a future post. Until then, you can find your summer swim in Akai, Alexibella, and Siempre Golden. Trust.

3rd Annual Pink Flamingo Awards 9/24/15

3rd Annual Pink Flamingo Awards
Thursday, 09/24/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
JPEGMiami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $75

Presented by the LGBT Visitor Center located on Miami Beach, the Pink Flamingo Awards honor people, places and organizations that have demonstrated a level of excellence in the South Florida community throughout the year.
“The Pink Flamingo Awards event is the quintessential commemoration of ‘Community Celebrating Community,’” said Lori Lynch, Executive Director of the LGBT Visitors Center. “It’s not only an opportunity for the community to honor those who serve or entertain them year ‘round, but also to put the ‘fun’ back in fundraiser. This year’s awards celebration will be hosted by celebrity comedian ANT and include lots of surprises, making for an evening to remember.”
You may purchase tickets and vote at www.pinkflamingoawards.com

Sunday Night Drinking Club @ 1930s House starting at 7pm on Sundays 8/2/15

Sunday Night Drinking Club @ 1930s House starting at 7pm on Sundays
Sunday, 08/02/2015 – 11/01/2015 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
SNDCThompson Miami Beach
4041 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
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Cost: Free

In Miami we take Sunday Funday very seriously and who says it needs to end as the sun starts to set?! Thanks to the launch of Thompson Miami Beach’s Sunday Night Drinking Club (S.N.D.C) at the hotel’s historic 1930’s House, we think we just found our new favorite spot to continue our last night of the weekend.

This event salutes industry professionals but everyone is welcome to join the club. S.N.D.C will take place every Sunday night at 7 p.m. (starting this Sunday, August 2nd) and will feature select $7 cocktails and food specials throughout the evening.

Takeover Tour with Mike Maunder 8/13/15

Takeover Tour with Mike Maunder
Thursday, 08/13/2015 – 07:00 pm – 07:45 pm
Flower_vaseThe Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Dig into the world of plants with Mike Maunder, interim director of The Kampong, as he leads a dynamic tour of artworks inspired by Louisiana flora and fauna from the exhibition Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise. Space is limited, free with museum admission. RSVP by emailing [email protected]

Ladies Leading Film Series: Adam’s Rib 8/14/15

Ladies Leading Film Series: Adam’s Rib
Thursday, 08/14/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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1001 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free and open to the public

Advertised as “the hilarious answer to who wears the pants,” Adam’s Rib is a he-said, she-said classic. In the second film of our Ladies Leading summer film series, Katherine Hepburn continues the theme of following the adventures of headstrong women who are simply unstoppable! Hepburn and Spencer Tracy play a married couple battling as attorneys on opposing sides of a murder trial. Their sharp wit and prickly affection make for a sensational comedy tackling issues far ahead of its time. Upcoming films: Norma Rae (8/21), and Nine to Five (8/28).

Free Fridays Happy Hour 8/21/15

Free Fridays Happy Hour
Friday, 08/21/2015 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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1001 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Join us for a happy hour in The Wolfsonian Café every third Friday of the month! Enjoy half price beer, wine, and mixed drink specials, and live music or a local artist showcase. Free gallery admission and free guided tours begin at 6pm.