A Rare Brunch at The Forge in Honor of Mother’s Day



It’s the rare person who can get a restaurant to open their doors when they are closed.  Enter Mom.

Iconic Miami restaurant The Forge never offers brunch…except this one time of year.  An annual affair for many regulars, the restaurant has crafted a new, all-inclusive prix-fixe menu, prepared by newly appointed Michelin-starred Executive Chef Christopher Lee.

Event: Mother’s Day Brunch at The Forge Executive Chef Christopher Lee

Location: 432 W. 41st

Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Time: 11am until 3pm

Reservations: 305 538 8533

Web address: www.theforge.com

Price: $75 per person / $35 for children under 12

Price does not include service Charge and tax


Cold Buffet

Breakfast Goodies: Croissants, Muffins, Danishes, & Scones

Smoked Salmon With Citrus Fennel Salad

Cured Meats And Artisan Cheeses

Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare With Miso Sake Dressing

Chilled Shrimp With Bloody Mary Sauce

England Style Mini Lobster Rolls

Oysters Shooters With Jalapeno & Pineapple

Greek Yogurt Parfaits With Granola & Mixed Berries

Heirloom Tomatoes With Fresh Mozzarella

Kale Salad With Pine Nuts, Currents, And Parmesan Cheese

Chilled Cucumber Soup With Crab Salad

Beef Carpaccio “Blt’s”


Main Courses { Ordered at the Table}

Surf & Turf Benedict

Filet Mignon, Butter Poached Lobster, Béarnaise Sauce

Banana Bread French Toast

Maple Syrup, Cinnamon Sugar, Fresh Strawberries

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Fennel Sausage, Mint, Whipped Crème

3 Egg Omelet

Green Asparagus, Aged Cheddar, Caramelized Onions

Shrimp & Grits

Okra, Peppers, Honey Butter, Étouffée Sauce

3 Eggs Your Way

Bacon, Sausage, Hash Brown, Choice Of Toast

Steak & Eggs

Petit “Super Steak”, Creamed Spinach, Choice Of Toast

Grilled Scottish Salmon

Marinated Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Yogurt Dill Dressing

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Garlic Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, Spanish White Anchovies

Black Truffle Mac & Cheese Pot Pie

Braised Beef Short Rib

Chicken Milanese

Arugula, Fennel, Parmesan Cheese, Saffron Aioli

“The Forge” Aged Hamburger

Bacon, Grilled Onions, Heirloom Tomato, “Special Sauce”


Mother’s Day Brunch Dessert Table

Mini Key Lime & Lemon Meringue Tarts

Vanilla Bean Chantilly, Burnt Meringue

Coconut Cream Cake

Candied Coquitos, Toasted Coconut

Espresso Dark Chocolate & Mango White Chocolate Truffles

Tropical & Mixed Berry Verrines

Roasted Pineapple Compote, Cocoa Nib Soil

“Black Smith” Push Up Pops

Gianduja Mousse Cups

Hazelnut, Manjari Cremeux

New York Style Cheesecake

White Chocolate, Passion Fruit

Mother’s Day Macaroons

Strawberry Short Cake

Anise Hyssop, Candied Almonds


#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – A Reflection On Our Personal Style


We have been reflecting a lot lately. Maybe it’s common for our age or maybe we’re going crazy – nevertheless, these days, our brain has been on nostalgia overdrive. Today, we reminisced super hard as we watched our little sister cross the finish line of her first full marathon. We couldn’t have been more proud of her. We also couldn’t have been more emotional about watching her reach such an incredible milestone.

We’re gearing up for even more waterworks as Mother’s Day quickly approaches. All our recent reflection has emphasized just how important our mom is to us. And, as we prepare to celebrate her on Thursday, April 30th at The Falls INDULGE: Fashion and Fun for Moms event, we can’t help but get teary-eyed at how she has influenced us throughout our life. ¡Ay!, pero es tan emocional that we can’t even… Continue reading “#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – A Reflection On Our Personal Style”

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – #TheFallsINDULGE

Miami Fashion Bloggers and moms at The Falls Miami’s INDULGE: Fashion + Fun for Moms event. Photo by SFG Mag.

Last Thursday, we kicked off our Mother’s Day celebrations early by treating our mom (“mamá”) to a day at The Falls Miami and having her join us in co-hosting a special fashion presentation for moms. Mamá lives in Boca and, thanks to Town Center Mall, is super familiar with the Simon Mall routine: lunch, shopping, primping, coffee, more shopping. Despite having a tight schedule, we got everything done with time to spare and created a few special memories along the way. These were our three favorite moments:

1. Seeing our similarities in an unexpected surprise. When we got to Macy’s to pick our looks for the evening, mamá went one way and we went another, only meeting up occasionally to reflect on our selections. We styled ourselves solo, so you can imagine our surprise when we realized that our final outfits were not only from the same exact designer but also featured similar prints. As we said to the audience at the event, “the apple clearly doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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Nominate Your Favorite Philanthropist for the National Philanthropy Day 2015 Awards Deadline June 6, 2015

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals continues its tradition of honoring the local philanthropic community at the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Each year, several hundred members of the community gather to recognize and celebrate the who’s who of Miami philanthropy.

In 1985, AFP Miami initiated the first National Philanthropy Day awards event. Now, National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is celebrated across North America and around the world.

AFP Miami’s annual NPD luncheon is Miami’s premier philanthropy event. This special day is set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy-and the people active in Miami’s philanthropic community-have made to our lives, our local community and our world. Because it’s the 30th anniversary, this won’t be your father’s (or mother’s) National Philanthropy Day celebration!

AFP Miami is proud to work with its NPD partners – The Miami Foundation, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and Partnership for Philanthropic Planning – to advance philanthropy and highlight the generosity of our community’s top donors. Each year, AFP Miami offers the local community an opportunity to acknowledge, highlight and pay tribute to philanthropic excellence. We invite nominations for extraordinary individuals, corporations and foundations in one of the following distinguished award categories:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award
James W. McLamore Outstanding Volunteer Award
Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement & Corporate Citizenship
Outstanding Grant Maker Award

In addition, each NPD table sponsor will be provided with the opportunity to recognize their own table honoree with a personalized engraved gift.

Click here for the Request for Nomination Package. Please share among your colleagues, nonprofits and for-profits (they support philanthropy, too!) help us say “Thank you, Philanthropic Miami.”

Nominations must be submitted by June 6 to be considered. Any forms received after this date may be considered for the following year’s awards.

NADA Art Fair 12/5/13-12/8/13

New Art Dealers of America Art Fair
nadaOpening Preview by Invitation, Thursday, December 5, 10am–2pm
Open to the Public:
Thursday, Dec 5; 2pm–8pm
Friday, Dec 6; 11am–8pm
Saturday, Dec 7; 11am–8pm
Sunday, Dec 8; 11am–5pm
The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Admission is free and open to the public.

Each December in Miami, NADA runs a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue our goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” NADA’s fair is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging Contemporary Art. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organization.

2013 Exhibitor List:
Belgium, Brussels: Sorry We’re Closed; Canada, Vancouver: The Apartment; Estonia, Tallinn: Temnikova & Kasela; France, Paris: Galerie Joseph Tang; Germany, Berlin: Dan Gunn; Cologne: Blanket / Natalia Hug, Galerie Christian Lethert; Düsseldorf: LINN LÃœHN; Frankfurt: Galerie Parisa Kind, Jacky Strenz; Ireland, Dublin: mother’s tankstation; Italy, Rome: FRUTTA, Federica Schiavo; Japan, Tokyo: Misako and Rosen, MUJIN-TO Production, XYZ Collective; Mexico, Mexico City: Yautepec; Puerto Rico, San Juan: Roberto Paradise; Romania, Cluj-Napoca: SABOT; Scotland, Glasgow: KENDALL KOPPE; United Kingdom, London: Josh Lilley, Seventeen, Rob Tuffnell, Jonathan Viner, House of Voltaire; USA, Brooklyn: 247365, C L E A R I N G, Devon Dikeou, The Journal, Know More Games, The Still House Group; Chicago: Shane Campbell; Kansas City: BILL BRADY KC; Los Angeles: Thomas Duncan, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Francois Ghebaly, International Art Objects, Mihai Nicodim, NIGHT GALLERY, Paradise Garage, Redling Fine Art, Tif Sigfrids, Young Art; Miami: Locust Projects; Milwaukee: The Green Gallery; Minneapolis: David Petersen, Midway Contemporary; New York: Alden Projects, American Contemporary, Nicelle Beauchene, Brennan and Griffin, Callicoon Fine Arts, CANADA, Churner and Churner, Clifton Benevento, Lisa Cooley, COPE CYBULSKI, Andrew Edlin, Eleven Rivington, Derek Eller, Thomas Erben, ESSEX STREET, Feature Inc., Zach Feuer, Foxy Production, James Fuentes, Laurel Gitlen, Jack Hanley, The Hole, Horton Gallery, Independent Curators International (ICI), Invisible-Exports, JTT, Karma, Klaus von Nichtssagend, David Lewis, Magic Flying Carpets, Marlborough Chelsea, Martos Gallery/Shoot the Lobster, P!, Eli Ping, Recess, ROOM EAST, Kerry Schuss, SculptureCenter, Joe Sheftel Gallery, Simone Subal Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, Kate Werble Gallery, White Columns; Oakland: CREATIVE GROWTH; Portland: Adams and Ollman; San Francisco: Jessica Silverman Gallery

Phaidon Press and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) are delighted to announce a new partnership celebrating and exploring emerging art capitals around the globe. The revival of NADA’s celebrated member conference, NADA CON, together with the landmark publication of Phaidon’s Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes serve as a platform for the collaboration, to be featured in programming for NADA members and the public at large. The partnership will launch at NADA Miami Beach 2013, with a collaboration with Artsy to draw visitor’s attention to galleries and artists from the twelve cities featured in the Phaidon book.

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is pleased to announce a partnership with American Apparel for NADA Miami Beach 2013 – ‘NADA by American Apparel’ an artist-designed, limited edition line with one exclusive item released for sale, every day of NADA Miami Beach 2013. NADA by American Apparel will feature artwork by four American contemporary artists, each represented by a NADA exhibiting gallery, printed on American Apparel merchandise of their selection. The 2013 featured artists are Anya Kielar, Andrew Kuo, Cary Leibowitz, and Scott Reeder.

Mother’s Day Offers in South Florida 5/9/10

Need something fun to do for Mom, but still feeling the crunch of the financial crisis? Below you will find a great round up of affordable brunch deals and unique things to do for Mother’s Day – from Miami Beach to Coconut Grove.

The Restaurant at The Raleigh
The Restaurant at the Raleigh presents Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch from 11am – 4pm.
Address: 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Phone: 305-534-6300
Brunch is $35.00 per person, including a Bottle of Chandon Rose Champagne Per Party of (4) and a long-stemmed complimentary rose for moms.
Guests have the choice of dining in the intimate garden or terrace overlooking the iconic art deco pool. After brunch guests are invited to enjoy more cocktails at the Martini Bar or Patio Bar, and are welcome to relax by the beach for the afternoon.

Eos offers Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on from 11am – 3pm.
Address: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami (15th floor of Viceroy Miami)
Phone: 305-503-4400
Priced at $65 for adults (includes a complimentary glass of prosecco, mimosa or bellini) and $30 for children.
Dine amongst dramatic décor by Kelly Wearstler in the restaurant’s fun and flirtatious main room or enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace and enjoy fantastic views of Miami.
Accepting reservations.

The Spa at Icon Brickell
Continue spreading your motherly love throughout May with mom-themed movies screened in The Spa at Icon Brickell’s plush theater. The Spa’s May movie schedule showcases a mix of infamous and endearing moms from films like Mommie Dearest, Terms of Endearment, Monster in Law and more (full schedule attached). Tickets to movies are $10 for members, residents and children under 10. General admission is $12. Tickets include a gourmet cupcake and popcorn. Screenings are every Saturday at 7:30pm. For more information, please call 305.503.0369 or email iconspa@viceroymiami.com.

Treat your mother and The Spa at Icon will treat you! Starting May 8, book your mother a new Signature Viceroy
Spa treatment designed exclusively by DECLÉOR, and they will give you 50% OFF a second service of your choice. *The second treatment must be of equal or lesser value. The offer is only Valid until May 31st, 2010. See attached for details or please call 305.503.0369 for additional information.

Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge
Enjoy a Mother’s Day menu ALL DAY from Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge
Address: 2889 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove (8th floor inside the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove)
Phone: 305-447-8256
Special Mother’s Day Menu, priced at $45 per person, includes your choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and a glass of our Domaine St. Michelle Sparkling Wine, with complimentary valet parking.
Dine at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant, Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge and enjoy panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.
Accepting Reservations

Model Profile: Ingrid Suarez

Model Profile: Ingrid Suarez: I carry my own seal of approval. Plenty of aptitude and the attitude to go with it.

Where did “The Suarez” come from??? Her momma, where else?! Actually the last name Suarez was her mother’s maiden name. Which after her untimely death. Ingrid decided to assume it as her own as a way of having her mom’s memory live on. In true Ingrid fashion she has taken this last name to another level.

She has made it possible for those who have yet to meet her, know who she is with just the mention of her name. She wants “The Suarez” to be more than just a name. She wants it to resonate for years to come. “The Suarez” is becoming a Brand and its own entity. Her taste is a diverse as they come. Which is why one day you see her as a Vampire and the next a Pinup Doll. She can be strong and sexy. And subtle and sweet.

There are no limits to her looks or persona, but one thing she is…Unique and Original! Which is why so many people are asking to work with and ask for “The Suarez by name. They want only what she can bring to the table. The Suarez is full of ideas and will always give you her insight. But she is also willing to hear the other person’s. She is an expert in marketing and networking. Her favorite motto is…”One hand washes the other”. And that is exactly what she does with those who do right by her.

She is as professional and loyal as they come! And always expects the same from those she decides to work with and bring into her circle. The Suarez has become synonymous with the very loved and charismatic Cuban Puppet Pepe Billete. She has been in numerous of his videos and there are plans for many more ventures in the Escoria Films camp. She has also joined forces to build and be featured in the skits for “EFFIN-TEE Productions” with Mister Takeover and Francisco Duran(Comedian).

The Suarez has recently added actress and agent to her resume. She is currently in the works of opening her own casting agency. So that she can bring fresh and undiscovered talents upfront and into the spotlight. The Suarez plans on letting her list of experiences and talents grow, there is no plans of her stopping or slowing down. She is a force to be reckoned with, her reach is extensive and very prominent! And her voice is always heard above everything and anything. When The Suarez speaks…people pay attention!

The Suarez has been in the music scene for the last 12 years. From the Breakbeat Days in Orlando, to the House Music scene in Miami. Because of this, she has become great friends with some world famous DJs and even some of the Local Talent. The Suarez’s taste in music is all over the place, she considers herself to be musically promiscuous. But if she were to consider herself as a child of any one genre? It would definitely be for her love of Rock Music.

The Suarez has friends from all walks of life. She will let anyone into her world so long as they keep it as real as she is. She speaks her mind, is blunt, honest, abrasive, and has no problem with letting you know she doesn’t like you. The Suarez is bringing her sexy and no bullshit attitude to the industry. Bitch or not, Love her or Hate her. She is one of the best people you will ever have the privilege meeting. Hopefully one day you will.

So you see…I’m not JUST a Model. There is much more to The Suarez than meets the eye.



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