Chet's Pick of the Week:
Miami's legendary nightclub will host a five-day event to celebrate its 6th Anniversary as one of Miami's premier celebrity and social landmarks. The oversized dancefloor will be filled with Miami's hottest names and faces and will feature a rotating array of DJ's to celebrate Mansion's conception in style. Check out the weekend lineup:
Thursday April 15, 2010:
Busta Rhymes LIVE
Saturday April 17, 2010:
Sunday April 18, 2010:
Performance by Fat Joe
Where To Go:
Rye at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach portrays a landscape of a time long past. The gentile interior design lavishes in the upscale quality beverage, hosting Miami's A-List scene in an environment once illustrated in the parlors of the must luxurious mansions. One avenue to explore in this posh oasis is the 25-year old Macallan in the triple digit price range. Drink up and enjoy the glamour and glitz of the Ritz-Carlton's prized posession. [UD]
A salute to Britain’s House of Windsor and New York’s infamous Studio 54, MI-VI (pronounced MI-6) delivers 15,000 square feet of celebrity-studded parties four nights a week beginning on Kingdom Thursdays. Dancing in one of the four VIP rooms or sipping on a princely cocktail at your choice of seven bars, MI-VI offers an all night experience. With dinner reservations beginning at eight, revelers easily transition their night from a sophisticated feast prepared by Executive Chef Kasner Willis to a montage of Miami’s hottest beats by world-famous DJs. Under the reflection of lofty chandeliers and surrounded by 18th Century furniture, MI-VI mixes the Queen’s Court with Miami’s brightest stars. Kelly has created a self-proclaimed Evolution of Nightlife which can hold a realm of 1,500 dancers.
What To Eat:
The Forge is this week's place to eat. Only in its second month as a world-class Miami restaurant, Forge is the only place in the nation where one can get a Lobster and Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. This celebrity hangout is famous for atmosphere and combination plates that pair the most obscure delicacies to create an unimaginable fine dining experience.
South Beach's flare for the unique and creative has, once again, captured the eye of Miami society at The Maxine Restaurant at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. Comfortable and chic, the indoor and outdoor dining suites are prime real-estate for sipping an afternoon cocktail, people watching under the shade of the palm canopy, or enjoying South Beach's best Challah French Toast by the morning sun. Guests enjoy local treats for all occasions including South Florida favorites such as Seafood Linguini with native scallops and middle-neck clams tossed together in a refreshing white wine sauce. For the hearty appetite, Maxine's entices the palette with Sautéed Tilapia simmered with onions and capers in a rich marinara sauce.
What To Wear:
The Webster Miami has created a spectacular conglomerate of the runway's most notable designers in its featured three story mega-boutique in the basking glamour of South Beach. Fashioning designer labels from Yves Saint Laurent and Marc Jacobs to celebrity footwear designer Jimmy Choo, The Webster houses the world's most elegant and posh attire. Styled in beachfront Miami décor, the gallery expanse of 20,000 square feet is an arena for the local and international elite. With ready-to-wear garments, The Webster's simple name understates the complexity of fashion which lies nested behind a luxurious restaurant cascading throughout the grand entrance foyer, luring fashion experts into a wearable wonderland.
To go with your designer labels, be sure to get your hair clipped and styled at Upper Kutz in the Design District. Under twenty dollars a cut, you can get your designer look on the cheap and save your money for a night downtown.