Hey guys, it’s December 28th. It’s almost the end of the year (and it’s my mom’s birthday- she’s 64!) and most people probably don’t have solid New Years Eve plans. One thing I can say for sure is that planning is the BEST thing you can do. There’s nothing worse than scrambling last minute to find something good to do, only to find everything is packed, expensive, and all bridges to South Beach are bumper to bumper traffic. You don’t wanna watch fireworks and count down to 2013 in your car. And we don’t want you to either.
Maybe you’re going to keep it low key this year. Maybe you want to dress to the nines and see and be seen. Either way, here is a little suggestion:
Why not celebrate NYE with Talib Kweli at FDR inside The Delano and Santigold at the Delano’s pool??
With DJ’s Ideal and Iron lyon, the music is definitely going to be on point. YES, this is on the beach, so go a little early (traffic) and take a cab (parking) and dress up nice! The intimate FDR setting will make sure you and your friends feel cozy and special and the pool will remind you that you’re starting your new year off in Paradise (as opposed to cold and snow.) Get ready to pop some champagne and probably run into a celebrity or two !
December 31, 2012
DELANO BEACH CLUB, BIANCA AND FDR
1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach FL
Yes, the Holidays are among us again. Halloween has passed meaning the winter months are among us. Even though I’m from Maryland, I feel like a true Miami-an in many ways, one of them being my undying love of all night/day parties. As I stated in my previous Nasty Gal post, the best part of the holidays, to me, are the glitzy and glamorous parties that come with the territory.
And YES, you read correctly, this is a lineup of my favorite pieces from Victoria’s Secret. The long time lingerie retailer actually has some really nice clothes! A week ago if someone said “Vicky’s Secret Clothing” I’d instantly think of Real Housewives of wherever reaching to be young and sexy (think Amy Poehler as the rich mom in “Mean Girls”) and teens in “Pink” branded apparel. However, I recently got invited on a trip to the VS headquarters in Ohio and lo and behold, there are some really nice dresses, sweaters and even workout gear !
Check out my top picks for dressing up (and not looking like a Boca Raton age-defying house wife) for the holiday party circuit below:
Very sexy in the back, formal and classy in the front.
Get it HERE for $98
It’s sparkly, simple and perfect for the warm Miami winter
Get it HERE for $148
Um, a sheer long sleeved bat wing LBD? Yea, count me in.
Get it on SALE HERE for $88
The leather pants for a warmer climate!
Get them HERE for $298
The classic silhouette looks chic with an ankle strap and mesh. I just might have to give in and buy the black ones.
Get them HERE for $98
The holidays are coming up and nothing gets me in the spirit like
free stuff the cold winter weather. I am currently in Columbus, Ohio for a couple days and it is nothing like Miami, FL, weather wise. The outlook right now is a bit dreary and gloomy, highs in the upper 30′s, rainy and windy. No complaints though I’m typing this from the brand spanking new Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. This place is beautiful. More on my mini trip later.
So, what’s this all about? Christmas. Hanukah. Kwanzaa. Any other gathering of families that produces the giving and getting gifts. I personally pride myself on my gift giving skills and LOVE the holidays for it. Another thing I love is the abundance of Holiday parties. AND, what better place to celebrate than Miami? Sure the northern states have their wintery white backdrops but Miami has well, warm weather all damn year round. That means party dresses can be strappy and soirees can be held at pools and backyards.
I plan to dazzle it up a bit this year. Check out some of my early favorites for festive dressing from Nasty Gal.
This dress reminds me of a dainty ballerina costume. That reminds me of The Nutcracker ballet, Christmas parties and fantasy. See? The perfect holiday dress.
Get it HERE for $58
Spending your holidays on a Caribbean island? Or just wishing you were? This flowy and flirty dress is your best bet for the relaxed yet chic island vibe.
Get it HERE for $58
Want to feel Kardashian-eque and glamourous? This golden body con dress will get attention like Kim K’s booty.
Get it HERE for $78
A classic reworked. I mean, this shoe is like wearing shimmery sparkly ice, what could be more in the Holiday spirit? I want these for Christmas.
Get them HERE for a cool $210
Make sure you watch the throne in this elaborate baroque inspired shift.
Get it HERE for $278
Feeling a little cool even in Miami? If you’re a lover of vintage (and you’re fast enough) get you hands on this vintage Moschino find from the early 90′s.
Get is HERE for $598
Here is another dope and different event for Miamians to enjoy on a Monday night.
Launching today, October 1, SVMarketing Group together with A Fly Guy (a great AE Collective DJ), is the Suite Life Dinner Party at Room Service Restaurant Lounge.
This party is the culmination of sophistication in the form of food and atmosphere combined with the dope music and fun of a Miami night club. The hotel-themed venue Room Service will begin dinner promptly at 8 pm. At 11 pm it takes more of a lounge-y turn with Fly Guy spinning selections ranging from hits of the 90s to the funk of the 70s and all eras in between.
So, RSVP for free entry, get dressed up and go enjoy some Filét Mignon and a cocktail. Why not right??
RSVP at Suitelife@RoomServiceMia.com
There is no slowing us down just because the weekend is over- get ready for another dope event. This Monday, October 1st, Hennessy VS presents THE CHASE! The location? A secret. The main musical act? BIG SEAN. With music by DNICE, MR. MAURICIO AND DJ LAZ, this is a show you don’t want to miss. And since this is sponsored by Hennessy VS, you know there will be lots of amazing goodies and a great time !
Don’t miss out on the best way to officially start your work week!
As we have told you before, SET night club on a Wednesday night is always a good time. Come check out AE Collective DJ Fly Guy kill it like he does each week alongside Mr. Maurcio, DJ Entice and some dope surprises !
And if you see us there, say hi.
Gorillas invites to “MAKE HIP-HOP HISTORY” this Wednesday w/ Music by MR. MAURICIO, DJ FLY GUY, DJ ENTICE AND MORE
DATE: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
TIME: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM
320 LINCOLN ROAD
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139
RSVP AT GUESTCODE.COM CODE #1367
**OPEN BAR COMPLIMENTS OF SET 11PM-12:30AM**
For table reservations and birthday inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve said it before and we’ll keep on telling you guys, FDR on a Monday is one of the best club nights in Miami. A relatively new party ( Since the remodeling and renaming of The Florida Room) Mondays at FDR are always a good time. The atmosphere is upscale yet not at all stuffy. The people are beautiful and the music is always on point. Today DJ Aliyo will be joined by DJ Sub Zero.
Make sure to RSVP kiddies. Catch us there and say hi!
FDR at DELANO
1685 COLLINS AVENUE
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139
RSVP GUESTCODE.COM CODE #1396
OPEN BAR COMPLIMENTS OF FDR 11PM-12AM
**PROPER ATTIRE ALWAYS REQUIRED**
Ahh, FDR Mondays is ALWAYS a good time- beautiful people, great music and this Monday, July 30th is no acception. The only
bad bittersweet news is that it’s also the going away party for the ultimate party girl herself- Julz Goddard- who will be embarking on an amazing journey starting in France and ending up who know’s where. She is a great person, super fun and glamorous, so what better way to see her off than at The Delano’s swanky FDR night club?? Join us as we say au revoir ! to our beloved Julz.
Never been to FDR?? Come see what the buzz is all about! With music by Mr. Mauricio and Aliyo.
Located below The Delano Hotel
1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Hey Miami !
Our affiliates/ friends over at Hot Damn are giving you a chance to wile out every damn Wednesday at the Q Longe in Chalk Miami. There is even a complementary beer sampling from local micro-brew Subvert Ales. With music by Miami Chainsaw Massacre, PezLo MD and resident Chalk Dj’s.
The Hot Damn crew always get rowdy and this weekly party is assuredly no acception.
H Ⓞ T – D A M N – W E D N E S D A Y
♗We are the new salvation♗
(Free before 12:30. 21+ Event)
++Pretty ladies, whiskey and bad attitudes++
❇ LADIES drink free from 9pm to 11pm
❇ FREE before 12:30am
❇ Beer tasting from 12-1am from local micro-brew: Subvert Ales
❇ $3 PBR’s and $4 shots of Jack Daniels
841 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, FL.
Okay tourists, locals, and natives alike. Let’s keep it real, this Memorial Day weekend is not the time to wild out. At least not anywhere in the radius of Miami Beach or Downtown. There are DUI checks galore and THE MAN will be out looking for the first person to slip. Don’t become another statistic. But if you must go there are a few things you should know about what you’re getting yourself into:
1.This weekend has been dubbed “Urban Beach Week” because of the large amount of, uh , urban people who flock to the City of Sin for Memorial Day weekend. Be that as it may, there will be lots of loud music, half, 3/4 or even almost completely naked and drunk/high BOOTY all over the place, along with rented cars and obnoxious people (not just urban people either). I mean, this type of debauchery is sort of what happens in South Beach all year round but this weekend its times a billion. Not for nothing people got shot last year. It’s really a crazy police officer’s dream out there. Fighting will most likely break out although we’d like to hope for the absolute best.
2.OK, what about the delicious food offered up and down the strip? If you’re on Ocean Drive, do not, I repeat DO NOT get lured in by the Slovakian waitress offering “2-4-1 Drinks.” You will walk (or stumble) out of that seaside eatery with a lot less money in da bank. Shrimp and impressing some girl you just met isn’t worth the price tag ! Not to mention the owners jack the prices up specifically for this weekend. You have been warned ! The only safe bets on Ocean Drive are Johnny Rocket’s and Friday’s. But you can get that anywhere. Go to a little Cuban hole in the wall or a taco spot for something cheap and yummy.
3.If you are driving and trying to get anywhere by a certain time, give yourself at least 30 extra minutes for traffic and the colossal bitch that is finding parking. Carpool with whoever you can. Take the 36 st bridge off of Biscayne or even the 79th st bridge instead of the McArthur Causeway. Fuck a taxi. Again, you have been warned.
4.If you venture into the wild, be prepared for a shocking amount of groping, yells, whistling, suggestions for sexual favors, propositions to hang out, and to hear the worst pickup lines out of desperate-ness you have ever heard. Ever been to the mall and had tons of guys try to court you? This is literally happen every 5 steps. I AM NOT LYING. Then you walk by them again and the men are using the same line on another beach goer. There attempts get comical after realizing they are on vacation and purely just want to take advantage of their situations. I just do the ol’ ignoring tactic if I find myself there but usually leave feeling as if I’ve been eye-raped and extremely uncomfortable.
5. For us locals, we know better. But in case you forgot, do I have to remind you that THE COPS ARE HEAVY OUT THERE? Don’t have your plates up to date? Drank one beer and headed home? Forgot to pay that ticket a few months back? All it takes is a swerve or a bad turn and the pigs will find a reason to stop you. Your basically asking for a ticket to venue out to South Beach. They are literally at every intersection. They are waiting. They want to write you up. Don’t give them a reason, leave it to the tourists to catch a case, normal Miami cops year around are bad enough.
Here’s last year’s “recap” of the fatal and ridiculous shooting and just the ratchetness that went down:
The only thing that keeps playing in my head is a line from the last Pimp C off of 36 Mafia’s “Sippin On Some Syrup” :
Cut that monkey shit out, you embarrassing us. Long Sigh.
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