Friday, July 31, 2009

How to Get Public Art Comissions, The Inside Scoop‏

LegalArt Presents

Art in the Public Realm:
Defining Miami Dade's Civic Spaces

August 6, 2009
Gallery Diet
147 NW 23rd Street Miami, FL 33127

Interested in learning more about how to get public art commissions?

Miami-Dade Art in Public Places program implements site-specific art installations in civic areas at various sites throughout Miami, including Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, fire and police stations, Port of Miami, libraries, parks, Miami International Airport, public housing developments, Metrorail and Metromover stations, and community health centers. These collaborative, innovative projects involve the thinking of artists, architects, engineers, historians, and landscape architects.

Brandi Reddick, Artists and Communications Manager for Art in Public Places, coordinates the program's management of artists and communications, from advisory committee and artist orientation meetings to project publicity and publications. Please join LegalArt as Brandi discusses the highlights of the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Collection, the Call to Artists Process, and an overview of upcoming opportunities for artists, including the new Miami Marlins Stadium, which will generate $5.5 million in public art commissions. Following the presentation Brandi will answer questions. Stick around to meet other artists and community leaders--SeminArts are great networking opportunities!

Register now: provide the names of those attending to Kathleen @

DailyCandy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Think inside the box.

My Space: Miami Exhibition
What: Artist Jorge Rojas will live in a box at Diaspora Vibe Gallery for seven days while the footage is broadcast live.
Why: Get caught in the Web.
When: Opening reception, Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: 3938 N. Miami Ave., 2nd flr., Design District (305-573-4046).

Eos Bottomless Drink Brunch
What: Standout dishes like the Southern Farm House skillet (roasted eggs, grits, Gruyere, and bacon) cost around $14 and come with unlimited Bloody Marys or mimosas and comp valet.
Why: Plus free entry to Club 50’s Brazilian pool party.
When: Sun., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; pool party, noon-5 p.m.
Where: The Viceroy Miami, 485 Brickell Ave., 15th flr. (305-503-0373).

Perfect Pairings
What: Secure your seats at the table when DailyCandy and Patrón team up to match super-premium tequila sips with delicious bites at local hotspots.
Why: Two can play at that game.
When: Contest ends August 27.
Where: Online at

SpecialTea Lounge & Cafe
What: The homey nook opened quietly last month offering a bevy of loose-leaf teas, organic fair trade coffee, free Wi-Fi, and sandwiches.
Why: Give it a mug shot.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 10766 SW 24th St. (305-554-8327).

100 Cameras Exhibition
What: A display of photos taken by orphans in Sudan who were given cameras to document their lives for a week.
Why: Prints sold benefit the children’s community.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Plaza on Brickell, 951 Brickell Ave., Club Room, 10th flr.

Films and Libations Indulging Miami
What: The Borscht Film Festival hosts a fundraiser (cocktails, videos showcasing the directors, a performance by Afrobeta) to support young, local talent.
Why: They’re reel assets.
When: Thurs., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Wynwood Social Club, 2501 NW 2nd Ave.

DailyCandy Miami - Green with Ahnvee‏

Green with Ahnvee
Ahnvee Restaurant and Lounge Opens

Mardi Gras? Between the Sazeracs, beignets, and things you did for beads, the once seven deadly sins grew to 70. Embrace New Orleans at Ahnvee, opening tomorrow on South Beach.

Pride: They serve both gourmet Creole and rustic Cajun cuisine.

Gluttony: Sample Louisiana specialties like crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, seafood gumbo, chicken andouille, and crab cakes, along with sides like dirty rice and three-potato hash.

Greed: There’s world-class New Orleans music live in the lounge and a separate cognac and cigar room.

Sloth: The dining room has seven-foot-tall creamy leather banquettes equipped with flat-screen TVs, which broadcast the lounge performances.

Wrath: The fish in the aquarium floor get to swim in their drink — and you don’t.

Lust: Come hither, you luscious bread pudding.

Don’t you Ahnvee New Orleanians?

Ahnvee Restaurant and Lounge, 621 Washington Avenue, South Beach (305-400-4954 or

Casting Calls

Casting Call: Juma Entertainment is seeking telegenic au pairs located in the Los Angeles area for an untitled reality series. Interested candidates can send an email to casting @

Casting Call: Allison Grodner Productions is now casting for the new series The Good Life. Interested female candidates who already live like a princess or act like one, surrounded by a glamorous, luxurious lifestyle and who have over-the-top attitudes should apply online at or send an email to krystal @

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Media Jobs in Miami

Miami Jobs:
responsible for on-air and off-air promotions, and online of key network programming including signature shows
Director, Marketing (FOX Sports Florida/Sun Sports) FNG16662
FOX Sports
Sunrise FL

overseeing all Business Affairs matters for the international division of Telemundo
Director Business Affairs 1064485
Hialeah FL

secure Internet advertising accounts from existing and new advertisers
Account Executive 775
West Palm Beach FL

Job Details:
Title: Digital Ad Sales Director Refer A Friend Apply for this job
Category: EXEMPT Location: MIAMI
Job Type: STAFF
Job Description:
The Digital Ad Sales Director will support ad sales management in the development of strategy, operations and long-range plans of revenue opportunities for MTV Network Latin Americas Online operations. The role will have a sales focus and will be fundamental in shaping the future of the Online Ad Sales initiative. Responsibilities include: Partner with local sales group, product teams and the On Line group in creating opportunities that expand the value of our inventory, develop new sales opportunities and forward-looking strategy for the unit; Create new sales initiatives utilizing all Viacom owned online assets and Maintain at the forefront of online ad sales innovations.
Required Qualification/Skills:
A minimum of 4+ years of experience in Media Sales with a minimum of 2 years in interactive ad sales; Must possess a strong understanding of digital/online advertising with a keen understanding of branding/performance/search dynamics in the Latin American market; Must have experience in a role that encompasses both strategic planning as well as sales management; Must be a creative, proactive person, with leadership and strong interpersonal skills and must possess the ability to forge relationships with clients/other corporations; Must be a consummate team player with a positive attitude and strong work ethics and Must possess proficient English and Spanish communication skills (Portuguese a plus).

Monday, July 27, 2009

MOS DEF and Jay Electronica - The Ecstatic Tour‏

MOS DEF and Jay Electronica - The Ecstatic Tour‏
Produced by Garden Grown, Guerilla Union, AE District and Contagious Musiq
August 15 @ 8PM
Knight Concert Hall

"There is no better lyricist (or deliverer of lyrics) in music. Not hip-hop. Music."

Teaming up with Jay Electronica, famed hip hop MC and actor Mos Def comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center stage with performances of classic tracks and new material from his album The Ecstatic.

or call our box office at 305.949.6722.

SFIMA Event Thursday 8/13 at 6:30 pm - Online Travel Marketing Success‏

Group: South Florida Interactive Marketing Association
Subject: SFIMA Event Thursday 8/13 at 6:30 pm - Online Travel Marketing Success
Navigating Through Complexity: How to Achieve Success with Online Travel Marketing in Seven Easy Steps

Just as most consumers need help making their travel plans, marketers in this non-linear, fast-changing world of interactive marketing need a guide through the dizzying maze of Web 2.0 trends and numbers.

eMarketer founder and CEO Geoff Ramsey, acting as your tour guide, will walk you through the strategies, tactics and best practices for engaging with consumers and leading them through the buying cycle using an array of digital marketing tools.

In his usual caffeine-induced style, Geoff will layout the landscape and help you figure out:

*What is the new mindset marketers need to have in order to connect with consumers today?
*Which online ad formats are growing the fastest, and why? (Hint: it's not all about search!)
*What's the secret sauce for using social media without getting your brand in trouble?
*How is online video being used by leading marketers, and how can you apply that learning to your brand?
Is Twitter a fad, or am I missing the boat if my brand is tweeting to the world?

Register Early Online to Avoid the $10 Additional Walk-up Registrations Fee

Event Details
Time/Date: 6:30-8:45 pm
Thursday, 8-13-2009

Place: Gulfstream Park in the Sport of Kings Lounge
901 S. Federal Hwy
Hallandale, FL 33309

Contact: membership at

Member Cost & Registration Free

Non Member Cost &
Registration $39 & $49 for walkups

For information about sponsoring a table at this event please contact

Casting Calls

Casting Call: ABC's Supernanny is searching for families to appear during season five who need relief from sassy, disrespectful children and who would welcome a visit from "supernanny" Jo Frost. Information about the show can be found at and it is possible to nominate a family for consideration. Interested families may also contact the casting department direct at CNazzaro at or call (323) 904-4680.

Casting Call: The Science Channel and executive producer Whoopi Goldberg are embarking on a new game show called Head Games. The network is casting for contestants and interested candidates should send an email to headgamescontestant at and include name, age, phone number and current place of resident. Also include a recent photo sans hats and/or sunglasses.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

North One 10 Out of Africa Dinner Saturday July 25th - 305-893-4211-$48.00 per Person INC WIne‏

An Evening of South African Wines

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

7:30 Reception 8:00 Dinner


Pass Arounds

Charred Rock Rock Shrimp-Curry Chutney
Biltong Toast
"Goats do Roam White"

First Course
Crayfish Bisque

Second Course
Grilled River Trout
Mealie Spoon Bread

Boneless Lamb Shank In Pastry
Barley and Ostrich Bobotie

"NEIL ELLIS The Left Bank"


Citrus tart with Dates and Honey

Rooibos Tea

$48.00 per person, non- inclusive of taxes and gratuity

Call 305-893-4211 for reservations

MIAMI, Fl. 33161

Yelp's Got a Date For You‏

Yelp's Got a Date For You
July 21

This Weekly Yelp brought to you by 500 Days of Summer

Kerry Ball
It's complicated.

$25 Prix Fixe Dinners!
Yelp Eats! Restaurant Week Through Saturday

Happily Ever After?
Married Alive at the Actors' Playhouse

Gypsy Punk Kings:
Gogol Bordello Comes to Town

Beauties and the Beach:
5th Annual Beach Ball Festival

Sunset Toasts!
Sunset Tavern's First-Ever Beer Tasting
We're all too familiar with the dating dance, but since the season of summer lovin' is fully ablaze, it's time again to take a crack at romance. Yelp isn't a dating site, but we're happy to provide some heart-felt suggestions for those looking to find love, heat things up, or even power through a recent break-up.

The revamped Clevelander – with 9 bars inside and out (and miniclub1020 Music Boxx on the 2nd floor!) – could be your one-stop sexy people spotting experience. Or put a little love in your art at either Second Saturdays or Viernes Culturales. Take it from Whitney R, who assures "wandering the streets with cups of wine is never a bad time," and Robert C, who ponders, "Cigars, art, good-looking women, guayaberas, and loud Cuban music – what else do you need?"

Already found your media naranja, but looking to make some extra sweet memories? Ivonne-Marie C's "little piece of paradise" is Española Way, where couples stroll down the dimly-lit, cobblestone street taking in the charming cafés and bohemian shops. Over on Talk, Jorge R's reveals his sexy secret locale is the bay-front spot just at the end of the Venetian Causeway -- to get your amor in the mood for lovin', simply "sit by the water, relax, and take in" panoramic views of Miami's skyline. Want to get more wet? How about a moonlight sail on Biscayne Bay?

Of course who amongst us hasn't felt the sting of a broken heart? Try letting your emotions run wild at new gym, Knockout Zone's Just Pain class. Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? Tough cookie Patty J gets pumped up thanks to high-energy tunes and inspirational trainers at South Florida Boxing. But when you've truly hit rock bottom, climb your way back to the top at X-treme. Denise P recs it "to anyone that wants to challenge their body and do something different." One small climb for you, one giant boost for your ego. And if that doesn't do it for you, just remember: as long as there are lapdances, there's always hope.

What do you think of dating in Miami? Share your stories on Talk.

(A Word from Our Sponsor) It's Official...I'm In Love With Summer
Tell us your favorite 500 things you love about Summer
This is a story of boy meets girl, begins the wry, probing narrator of 500 Days Of Summer, and with that the film takes off at breakneck speed into a funny, true-to-life and unique dissection of the unruly and unpredictable year-and-a-half of one young man's no-holds-barred love affair. Directed by Marc Webb and written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, 500 Days of Summer stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. In select theaters July 17, 2009.

Find free screenings in your area & write your micro review at

Top Yelpers
See who's been mouthing off this week!

john p.

Jeremy R.

Alina R.

Kyle M.
The worst nickname in Yelp history

Madelyn F.
Dolce, Dolce, Dolce!


Picks of the Week
Reviews we liked this week.
Sabrina L. on The Cozy Bar
"I visited this bar last night to celebrate my 3rd year anniversary and I had an awesome time!!!..
This place gets its name is very cozy....the dim lights, the atmosphere...the decor...I loved everything about it.
It does get crowded and it's a bit hard to really talk without…"
Theo H. on Casa Tua
"The only place other than Sant Ambroeus in Southampton that provides an ambiance so invitingly comfortable you never want to leave.

I loved Casa Tua so much, I had to come back twice in the same week. For my introduction, I sat inside the 'living room', had a glass of the house Cab, buratta, fois…"
Lourdes W. on Peppy's In The Gables
"Charming and disarming--that's Peppy's.

Tucked away near Palermo Circle in the Gables is this romantic hide-away restaurant. This is a perfect spot for a date. And, I swear there's something magical about the place when you're there with the right person. This also happens to be the site where I said…"
Fresh Lists
The newest of our users' favorites. Romantic Dinners
"These are the restaurants i went to for those special occasions with my babe. Most are good, but some aren't."
Summer Lovin' -Flip flop tans and white sand
"Summer loving had me a blast

Summer loving happened so fast

I met a girl crazy for me

Met a boy cute as can be

Summer days drifting away, to oh oh the summer nights

Well-a well-a well-a huh
Tell me more, tell me more
Did you get very far?

Tell me…"
MIA: Romance
"Perfect places to be swooned (with food on the side)!"

DailyCandy Miami - New Mexico‏

July 21, 2009

New Mexico
Don Chile Mexican Restaurant Opens

In some parts of the country, when something gets old, you toss it.

In Miami, we know it just needs to get some work done.

So with a significant nip/tuck, may we re-present Don Chile, a new(ish) Mexican joint on Ponce de Leon opening tomorrow.

Sure, there used to be a resto of the same name in the same space, but the reinvention has a new look, a new chef, and new owners. Toque Erubiel Gutierrez was born in Campeche, Mexico, and intends to keep the fare authentic. Snack on favorites like fajitas, burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Then chase the spice with a Michelada, margarita, or Mexican soda.

The space eschews mega-mall restaurant looks for cozy decor (billowing curtains, warm lighting, dark wood floors). And adorning the walls: large Aztec masks.

Giving it a face-lift.

Don Chile, 1915 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables (305-461-1566).




400 Alton Rd #1507, Miami Beach, FL 33139
List Price: $750,000
MLS # M1293856

Contact: rvelasquez @

C-One Special Announcement. CEO to Coach Matchup Event this Thursday.

The Center on Nonprofit Effectiveness, Hands On Miami, and United Way of Miami-Dade

are teaming up with the International Coach Federation.

Thursday, July 23, 2009. REGISTER >>

6:00 Reception. 6:30-8:30 Program

United Way Ansin Building, 3250 SW Third Avenue, Miami

$10 General Registration. Free to C-One members. Membership information >>

Participating nonprofit leaders can take advantage of a free coaching session within 30 days after the

event. Participation is limited to:

Nonprofit CEOs, Executive Directors, or Presidents
Business and personal coaches that are members in good standing of the ICF Miami Chapter who have been certified as a professional coach or are near receiving certification
Professional coaches may complement a more traditional mix of consultants, board, and staff.

While the term "coach" is used liberally, the ICF defines coaching as being distinct from speaking or


The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has
Coaching is an ongoing relationship which focuses on clients taking action toward the realization of their visions, goals or desires.
Coaching uses a process of inquiry and personal discovery to build the client's level of awareness and responsibility and provides the client with structure, support and feedback. \
The coaching process helps clients both define and achieve professional and personal goals faster and with more ease than would be possible otherwise.
Questions? Contact Ileana Collazo at 305-646-7292.

Clean out your closet for Fashionably Conscious!‏

This September, Coconut Grove Cares will be hosting the third annual Fashionably Conscious to benefit The Barnyard Community Center. Fashionably Conscious is fashion fundraising sale, offering donated luxury-brand clothing and accessories from the most coveted closets in Miami. The host committee has already donated designer items from Chanel to Dior, Prada, Miu Miu, and more. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to The Barnyard, which offers free after-school and summer programming and is a much-needed safe haven for over 250 children in the West Grove. Last year, Fashionably Conscious netted $20,000, but with your help, we’re hoping to double that this year.

This is where you come in! Join us by cleaning out your closet this summer.

Support The Barnyard by giving away that gown that has already made appearances at a few events or that old designer purse you haven’t used in years. A donation that raises $200 will buy school supplies for 10 children for a whole year!

What do you get in return?

Tax deduction on your donations
Free admission to the Fashionably Conscious VIP Preview Sale and Cocktail Party on September 18th at Mary Brickell Village
A great reason to go shopping and fill up your closet again!

Please help us spread the word and forward this email to your friends, family, and colleagues. The deadline to donate items is August 27, 2009.

Our Host Committee this year includes:

Sarah Arison, Ynoluz Bacalao, Maria Eugenia Baco, Suzy Buckley, Alicia Cevera, Margarita Codina, Lourdes Jofre-Collett, Karla Dascal, Ana Cristina Defortuna, Desiree Dubon, Jolie Souto Dueñas, Raysa Fanjul, Laura Garcia, Aida Levitan, Natasha & Lena Lowell, Mariana Martinez Menocal, Dede Moss, Daisy Oliveira, Darlene Perez, Amy Zakarin, and Judy Zeder

Please contact me at lizagwalton @ to arrange a date and time to pick up your donation.

For questions regarding the sale and sponsorships, please email the Executive Committee at fashionablyconscious @


Liza Gallardo Walton

Fashionably Conscious Executive Committee Member

*For more information on the Barnyard and its many charitable services, please visit

Monday, July 20, 2009


THIS WEEK'S EVENTS - Get Involved!


Date: Tuesday, July 21 Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm Cost: $10 (2 tournaments)

Location: Waxy O'Connors, 1248 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

The Event: Come out for the Miami Poker Society's anchor night at Waxy O'Connors and take part in the best card game on the beach. Get in on up to three tournaments of No Limit Texas Hold'em (five tables available). Prizes include a healthy bar tab, gifts from the Mystery Box, as well as points which go toward qualifying for a free trip to Las Vegas to compete in the World Seriers of Poker! Buy-in at Waxy's. Please RSVP on the YoPros website ( to let us know you will attend.


Date: Wednesday, July 22 Time: 8:30pm - 10:00pm Cost: FREE!!

Location: 256 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33130

The Event: Come out for what surely will be a memorable night of capoeira lessons. Join us and the Miami Capoeira Project for a free, 1.5 hour lesson on everything that is the Brazilian martial art (remember them from our launch party?). The class is Beginner-Intermediate level, but is open to people of all skill levels. Bring comfortable workout clothing and please arrive early. We thank Miami Capoeira Project for providing us with this, FREE, unique opportunity. Hope to see you there! Please RSVP on the YoPros website ( to let us know you will attend.

YOPROS-ENDORSED: Carrabba's Italian Grill presents Life Is Art Creative Connections Artistic Networker, July 21, 7-10pm (3921 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). The free event includes complimentary drinks and snacks courtesy of Carrabba's. Meet and discuss issues with other artists, enjoy a Kathleen development presentation by Kathleet Carignan from LegalArt, and network with local arts professionals. Please go to to RSVP.

Casting Calls

Casting Call: FOX is conducting a worldwide open call online to cast two characters for its upcoming 2010 comedy, Sons of Tucson. The plot is about a charming con man named Ron who is hired by three brothers to act as their father while their real one is serving prison time for a white collar crime. Specifically, FOX is looking to cast two of the brothers. Kids and teens, with or without acting experience are invited to upload their audition videos online through July 24 at . The show's Los Angeles-based casting directors will review each audition video and contact those they are interested in. Details on the two brother characters "Robby" and "Brandon" are as follows:
Robby - (8 years old) is the youngest Gunderson sibling. He's an impish and impulsive grade-schooler who needs Ron to bail him out when he accidently starts a fire at the back-to-school fair.It's partially for this reason that the Gundersons hire Ron full-time to pose as their dad.
Brandon - (13-15 years old) is the oldest of the Gunderson boys. He views life and the family's current situation through a somewhat warped lens. Energetic and upbeat, his eccentricity is charming at times, but his efforts to help his brothers often land them in hot water. He possesses terrific self confidence that is completely unearned.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Big 10 Events: Annual Cubs vs Marlins Game - August 1st & Upcoming Big 10 Sports Attractions‏

Here is the latest from our alumni friends at Illinois regarding a Big 10 Gathering for the Cubs vs Marlins game and Upcoming Big 10 sports attractions!

Tickets available for the Annual Cubs vs Marlins game on Saturday night, August 1st at 7PM. Game tickets are $28 per person and located in Section 110, with a head-on view of home plate from behind the Cubs bullpen.

Checks must be received by Thursday, July 30th for game tickets to be held.

Please send your check to: Illinois Alumni Club
1201 SW 141 Ave. #104
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

If you have any questions, please call Doug Maran at: 954-435-7333.

Thanks to our friends from Purdue, we will also have a tailgate party starting at 5:30pm, (For a $5 donation, you can have dogs & beer or soft drinks a/k/a pop).

Since it is a Saturday night, the game will be followed by a fireworks display and a concert by The Village People!

As always, your friends and family are most welcome.

UpComing Big 10 Sports attractions!!!

The 2nd Annual Big Ten Alumni Golf Tournament will be on October 4 at the Boca Country Club at 1pm. When plans are finalized the Big 10 leaders will send an update.

The Big Ten Match Play event will be held at Heron Bay, Feb. 10-13, 2010 and will include a pro-am, dinner and a boat ride down the Intracoastal. An update regarding details and pricing TBA. Each school will be able to have at least 3 foursomes in the event, (more depending on how each school participates.)

Have a great summer and let's get ready to cheer on our Wildcats next month!

DailyCandy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Dive in.

Inca Fashion Show
What: Ogle the luxe swim line’s 2010 cruise collection while sipping Grey Goose cocktails poolside at the W South Beach.
Why: Suit up!
When: Thurs., 9 p.m.
Where: 2201 Collins Ave., South Beach. R.S.V.P. to 305-438-9200.

Chicago’s Steakhouse Opens
What: The red meat portion of the Grove deli opens with an old-timey, Prohibition-era look (and fully stocked bar).
Why: Steak your claim.
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 3120 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove (305-443-0422).

A Phantasy Pheast Exhibit and The Heavy Pets
What: A respective of work by Phish-following painter Jim Pollock followed by a jam show at Tobacco Road.
Why: It’s high quality.
When: Fri. Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; music, 7 p.m.-late.
Where: Exhibit, 101/exhibit, 101 NE 40th St., Design District (305-573-2101); music, Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Brickell (305-374-1198).

Second Annual BBQ Throwdown
What: The Miami Light Project hosts a rib showdown with cocktails and a performance by Brimstone127.
Why: The $100 tix help fund next season’s Here & Now artist showcase.
When: Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: Tickets at Location information will be e-mailed to you. More info at 305-576-4350.

Unlimited Moules Frites
What: French fave La Goulue offers endless mussels and fries for a mere $15.
Why: Flex your mussels.
When: Thru Sept. 30. Sun.-Tues.
Where: 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour (305-865-2181).

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Are You Getting in the Way of Your Success?

Are You Getting in the Way of Your Success?

Step aside and let success find you. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Often, the biggest roadblock to your success is you. As much as we would like to point to something or someone else for our failure and inability to achieve our most cherished goals, at the end of the day there is really only one place to look if you want to break free and create your best life now.

When you are blaming people or circumstances outside yourself, you become a victim, powerless to make changes that will improve your life. Taking responsibility for your success puts you in the driver's seat where you can then take action from an empowered position.

Karen is an excellent example of someone standing in the way of her own success. A talented, successful pharmaceutical sales professional with over 10 years of experience, Karen had career aspirations that were going unrealized. Her dream had always been to open her own spa, but the dream had faded as she worked to climb the career ladder and sustain the lifestyle she had created. Old, worn out, limiting beliefs were holding Karen back from creating a life she truly loved.

By the time Karen called me to coach with her, things were rapidly changing in her world. She was losing her job due to downsizing and was concerned about finding another position. Fear was holding her back from moving forward. Blaming the company, the economy and other outside factors for her situation only held her captive and unable to take focused action.

We began with the steps outlined below to support Karen in creating an inspiring future. Rather than remain stuck, we put together a strategy to get into action and make powerful change to move forward.

Here are ideas for getting out of your own way:

1. Take responsibility for your life. Decide that you will take charge of your future and stop blaming outside circumstances. You are the only one who can change your outcomes.

2. Be present in the present moment. Rather than fretting about what is past or worrying about what may happen in the future, focus on being in the present moment and take full advantage of it.

3. Do your best and let it be. Stop overanalyzing your performance and constantly criticizing yourself for not having done better. Trust that you are doing the best you can and acknowledge yourself for that.

4. Express gratitude. Stop focusing on what you lack and be appreciative for what you have. What you appreciate appreciates.

Schedule your “Discovery Session” now!
Get started right away with an initial session at no charge designed to put you on the path to success. Call to schedule your “Discovery Session” and get started to take yourself and your business to the next level!

>>Smooth Sailing Success
Resume Workshop

Everything You Need to Make the Right First Impression!

On Thursday, August 6 and 13 from 7-9 pm, join me at Paper Emporium in Coral Gables to learn how you can prepare and present an effective resume. In these two sessions, you'll learn keys for designing a resume that sets you apart from the crowd and attracts the attention of top employers. Discover how to highlight your skills, play to your strengths and brand yourself for success!

All participants will receive Crane's booklet, Guide to Writing an Effective Resume as well as free layout and proof of your resume. In addition, Paper Emporium will print your resume free of charge with the purchase of Crane's Resume Kit. Sign Up Today 305-445-7090.

Pat Morgan in Print

Don't miss the latest in Sheryl Roush's Heart Book Series, Heart of a Woman in Business where you will find my poem, "The Entrepreneur," and my tips for making a change in, "Are you Ready to Make a Change?"

Client Success

““I knew that I needed to have someone in my corner for that extra nudge, but Pat and Smooth Sailing took it to another level and without being pushy or self-serving. What I wanted to get out of the program was better time management and more directional business methods to help me take that extra leap into an executive level. Though I know that staying on this path will always take personal attention and dedication, the exercises we have practiced and new ideas have opened up doors easier in the last few weeks than what I ever anticipated. Pat made me see through the clouded mirror and helped with the focus on my career. I look forward to working with her again both personally and with my colleagues at Turner Construction. The methods she uses are dynamic and regardless of personality, help in any business circumstance.” Amy Jennings, Turner Construction Company Welcome to our readers in 18 countries!


“Watch your actions; they become habits.”

Thank You and Kudos

Thank you to Lisa and Bonnie at Paper Emporium for partnering with me on our upcoming Resume Workshop.


Recognized Leadership

Smooth Sailing founder Pat Morgan is the recipient of the Thelma Gibson Award in recognition of her excellence in promoting leadership, and business development among professional and corporate women. The award is presented annually by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County.

Smooth Sailing Executive & Life Coaching has been named a "Top 100 Minority Business in South Florida" by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for the 3rd year in a row.

Coach Morgan has been named Vice-Chair Member Affairs, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce for the 2008-2009 term.

About Pat Morgan

Pat Morgan holds an MBA and is a Professional Coach. She works with busy professionals to become more profitable and productive by capitalizing on their strengths, simplifying the busy-ness of their lives, and taking focused action to create powerful change. She may be contacted by calling 305.856.1566 or by email.


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New Times Events



Presented by City of Miami Cultural Arts & Entertainment. We combine two faves Swimming & Movies! FREE showing of KUNG FU PANDA! 7pm - Pre-movie Games/Prizes, 8pm Movie Starts. Wed, July 8 - Jose Marti Pool. Wed, July 15 - Charles Hadley Pool. Wed, July 22 - Shenandoah Pool. Bring Your Swimwear & Towels! Get There Early! For more info CALL 311.

CinéBistro created specifically for the most discerning movie-going aficionado, is changing the way adults 21 and over go to the movies. Combining luxurious décor and comfort, digital projection, state-of-the-art audio and full-service, in-theatre dining, Cinebistro redefines the long standing tradition of dinner and a movie. Theatre Concierge staff help guide guest through specific seat selection and reservations. Small and intimate auditoriums consist of custom crafted, oversized high back leather rocking chairs for two, made ...

{CHECK OUT MORE} Buffalo Wild Wings
Come check out the newest and HOTTEST, or should we say "BLAZIN'" spot in Miami. Catch your favorite game on one of our many flat screens and projection screens while sweating it out to the best wings Miami has to offer. Buffalo Wild Wings is BRAND NEW to Miami and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Come see us today! | 20505 S. Dixie Hwy. | Southland Mall | 305.238.8850

EQ3 specializes in AFFORDABLE CUSTOM furniture. Come visit our new showroom across from the Mid-Town shops on N. Miami Ave. to view our exciting trends at affordable prices! SUMMER SALE 15-50% OFF. Pre-shop at For more info contact or 305.576.5565

{CHECK OUT MORE} Jurlique Spa in the Mayfair Hotel - Spa Month Special $99 + tax & gratuity
Use of co-ed steam room, Zen lounge, Cabana One Rooftop Pool & Valet Parking included. Call 305-779-5135 to book. Inspired by the scents of Jurlique- Your journey begins with a soothing foot or hand therapy including exfoliation, mask and massage while you sip herbal tea. Following this you will enjoy your choice of 60 minute aromatherapy massage to ease away tension/stress OR 60 minute Australian Aromatic Facial which provides holistic benefits essential for radiant ...

Experience South Miami's friendly, neighborhood oasis with our SUMMER SET. Select any of the 3 services below to create your $99* package! Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment, Group Power Plate Class, Body Scrub, Mini Spa Facial, Caribbean Caress Foot Ritual, Eyebrow Threading, Eyes Make-up Lesson *All 3 services must be scheduled for one guest during one visit. 7313 sw 59 ct Miami, Fl 33143 305.661.2381 7 days a week 30th Anniversary Party SUNDAY JULY ...

{CHECK OUT MORE} Tides South Beach presents: Cocktails 'Round The Clock - Happy Hour
The Tides South Beach presents: Round the Clock Happy Hour! Indulge in Cocktails ‘round the clock! 2-8pm daily $2 drinks at 2pm, $3 drinks at 3pm………$8 drinks at 8pm Includes Includes Select Martinis, Frozen and Mixed Cocktails, Wine and Beer. THE TIDES SOUTH BEACH 1220 OCEAN DRIVE MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 305.604.5070

Franck Provost Paris
Join us at Franck Provost Paris in Miami Beach at the fabulous Loew's Miami Beach Hotel. Enjoy being pampered in South Beach's most luxurious and exclusive salon. Franck Provost offers many services from hair to nails and beyond. Stop by or call to schedule your appointment or give a gift of a Franck Provost visit for Father's Day Day to your loved one! 1601 Collins Ave. South Beach | 305.534.0393 |

Spectacular Pro Performance Dance & Entertainment Show! Saturday July 18, 8pm, Miami Hyatt Regency. World & National Champions DANCE for you! Social Dancing included. Featuring stars from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and DANCING WITH THE STARS and STAR SEARCH. Saturday Night Show $45pp (included in a 3-day ticket). 954-895-5251.

Cantina 71 Ristorante
Cantina 71, the newest Italian kitchen in Miami Beach invites you to join them at their new space at 216 71st Street (71st Street & Collins Ave.). From the people who brought you Cantina 27 in South Beach (Davide Caldara & Luca Laborante), Cantina 71 promises to bring the same flair and delicious cuisine to those who dine at the new restaurant. For informantion call 305.397.8454. Cantina 71 Ristorante Italiano | 216 71st Street, ...

{CHECK OUT MORE} LIVE MUSIC & 96 cent Drinks & NEW $5 Burger!
TOBACCO ROAD, THIS WEEK: LIVE MUSIC! July 16: Derevo & Friends. July 17: Spread The Dub, The Heavy Pets, DJ Oski, & our Famous 96 cents Drinks HAPPY HOUR! July 18: ROCK CAMP, Noon – All Ages, & 10pm-The Baboons. And Check Out our New $5 Burger! SAME GREAT BURGER ! …NEW PRICE! 626 S. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami. 305-374-1198.

Progressive Arnis: Filipino Self-Defense
Learn practical & effective personal defense techniques. Basics are learned with a stick, then movements are translated to a knife or the empty hands. Suitable for men & women of all ages! Group classes: Mondays & Thursdays, Miami Beach at 8th Street (behind the lifeguard stand), 5:30 to 7:30pm! Private classes, seminars & retreats also available. Contact Guro Chad Bailey at Shin Wellness for further information, 305-571-9090.

{CHECK OUT MORE} Fuerza Bruta!
LOOK UP — and experience a non-stop collision of dynamic music, jaw-dropping acrobatics, visceral emotion, and kinetic aerial imagery that resembles nothing less than a mash up between aerial theater and a late-night dance party! From the creators of the smash-hit De La Guarda, Fuerza Bruta will transform the Lynn Wolfson Stage into an alternate universe with flying dancers, pumping beats, engaging dream sequences and a multidimensional swimming pool above the heads of the ...

Sosta Lounge Friday July 17th SOCA PARTY
Friday July 17th at Sosta Lounge Sweet Dreams Soca Party. With Bloodline from Kingston Jamaica. Friday & Saturday Night at La Piazza- An Evening with Ghaleb. Live Flamenco Night 8-11 PM. Our specialities: Pasta, Seafood & Steaks Open 7 Days for Lunch & Dinner.

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Fri 07/17: Get on the List! @ Gryphon Nightclub
Fri 07/17: Fuerza Bruta! @ ZIFF BALLET OPERA HOUSE
Sat 07/18: Florida Marlins Super Saturday 7/18/09 @ Miami Dolphins Stadium
Wed 07/22: Sound Board Jams @ Churchill's @ Churchill's

More Street Team Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good Cause Camden School Supply Drive‏

School Supplies Needed

We appreciate our teachers’ dedication to educating the next generation. The teachers of South Florida need your help now more than ever! There will be a school supply drive to collect any donations you may have to help provide teachers with school supplies they need.

Examples of school supply donations needed:
crayons | markers | pens | pencils | paper | folders | etc.

If you or your company wishes to donate please contact:

Tania Montanez
TMontanez at

Please click on the link below for more information.

Wednesday Night!‏

Salsa Mia Dance Studios

Good Morning Salseros! It’s finally Wednesday and we have a fabulous night of SALSA ready for you tonight. The extra workshop starts at 8 pm with Alex Ruiz. Try to arrive by 7:45 pm and join in!

Remember, you can get a free class for every 3 friends you refer.

Class Calendar


7:45 pm - Registration & Warm-up Dancing
8:00 pm - *Free Workshop (30 minutes)
8:30 pm - Salsa Classes (2 hours)
All Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced
11:00 pm - Practice Social

8:00 pm - Registration & Warm-up Dancing
8:30 pm - Salsa Classes (2 hours)
All Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced
11:00 pm - Salsa Nightclub with Tony Succar Band & DJ JC

8:00 pm - Registration & Warm-up Dancing
8:30 pm - Salsa Classes (2 hours)
All Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced
11:00 pm - Practice Social

One of the many privileges of being a Salsa Mia student:
Salsa Mia offers free workshops for all registered students taking our Salsa Classes on Wednesdays. Including: Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, One-On-One Club Dancing, Guaguanco, Hustle (Disco), Merengue, Mambo, Cuban Movement, Tricks & Dips, One-On-One Club Dancing, Ladies' Styling and much more!

Call for Content

Call for Content: Scripps' new foodie website is launching a UGC video contest with MySpace and sponsor DeLallo Authentic Italian Foods. Upload a short film that embraces "the spirit of" by Aug. 15 for chance to go to the New York City Wine and Food Festival in Oct.

Join us at Sip & Spa at the Essensia Lounge and The Palms Aveda Spa @The Palms Hotel & Spa 7/23‏

Essensia Lounge and The Palms Aveda Spa
at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Join us at Sip & Spa, Thursday, July 23rd at the Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach

Essensia Lounge and The Palms Aveda Spa at The Palms Hotel & Spa
View Essensia Lounges Photos & More...!
3025 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Complimentary signature spa cocktails & mini spa services
Half-off Drinks & lounge menu

Earthy World Music by DJ Billy Paul

See you there!

Your hosts Gabriele and Andrea
Cell: 786 319-2258

Essensia's unique nature-inspired style transcends to our two cocktail venues, the Essensia Lounge, just off the hotel's lobby and at the entrance to the restaurant and The Tiki Bar, located poolside.
Both cocktail venues feature a fresh and creative cocktail menu based on organic liquors and produce. The Essensia Lounge also features an innovative Indulgence Menu which will be a specialty menu showcasing an interactive, experimental concept. With something for everyone at The Palms, venturing off property might be delayed with good reason.

Are We Ready to Dance? Tonight at Miami Salsa Driven!‏

Hope you’re having another great day in paradise and looking forward to another fun-filled night at Miami Salsa Driven! We have classes , starting at 8 PM, at all three (3) levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Please be there a few minutes before for registration, since we will be starting on time.

Make sure to become a FAN of Miami Salsa Driven on Facebook!

And, check out new pictures, videos and more at

Miami Salsa Driven Performance Class

The Performance Class meets tonight at 9:30 PM, right after our regular class.

We will learn to perfect our perfect our timing, styling, technique all while learning a choreography to take our training to the next level.


Parking around the studio is now completely FREE. This includes the spaces right out in front of the gym. However, the lots with the white fences are still off limits.

Take advantage of our class Packages, including CLUB membership, and you’ll be advancing in no time. Ask us at registration.

Your Miami Salsa Driven Family!

IT’S PASSION That Drives Us!

Funny People UGC contest

Call for Content: Metacafe is holding a Funny People UGC contest. Upload your own stand up routines, jokes, comedy sketches, etc. (15 sec.-2 min. in length) by Aug. 6 for a chance to win a weekend to Tinseltown for two.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


"TECH TUESDAY " on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00pm. Event: TECH TUESDAY "Celebrating the emergence of a new Urban Technology Hub in downtown Miami"What: Cocktail PartyHost: Seth GordonStart Time: Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00pmEnd Time: Tuesday, July 21 at 9:00pmWhere: ECCO Pizzateca and Lounge To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

DailyCandy Miami - Say Cheese!‏

MIAMI | July 10, 2009

Say Cheese!
Casale Pizzeria-Mozzarella Bar Opens

There’s bad cheesy: acrylic nails, Ed Hardy hats, Wes from The Bachelorette (argh!).

And good cheesy: Taleggio, pecorino, burrata.

Making a strong showing in the latter category, Casale Pizzeria-Mozzarella Bar, opening today on South Beach.

From the owner of Sardinia, the resto serves mozzarella (burrata, bufala) made on-site by an Italian import (seriously, they flew a guy over). Pair it with antipasto like prosciutto or roasted peppers.

The thin-crust pies are cooked in a wood-burning oven and topped with high-quality ingredients like truffle pecorino and wild boar sausage. There’s a raw bar, cocktails made with fresh fruit, and a 100 percent Italian wine list — by the glass, quartino, or bottle.

There’s also a second-story outdoor lounge and a small shop with imported delicacies like olive oil and marinara.

If you’re feeling saucy.

Casale Pizzeria-Mozzarella Bar, 1800 Bay Road, South Beach (305-763-8088 or

Introducing Yelp Eats! Restaurant Week

Introducing Yelp Eats! Restaurant Week
July 14

This Weekly Yelp brought to you by Miami Spa Month

Ready, set, Yelp Eats!
Check the prix fixe menus!

Vive la France:
Bastille Day Dinner at the Biltmore!

Bathing Beauties:
Miami Swim Week!

Free Poker!
Taste Of All In Poker

You Wanna
Pizza This?
Grab A Slice, Support Farofa Nation

Iron BBQ:
Miami Light Project's 2nd Annual BBQ Throwdown
The 1st Annual Miami Yelp Eats! Restaurant Week is here. Starting Monday, July 20th through Sunday the 26th, a dozen yelper-approved restaurants will offer 3-course prix fixe dinner menus for just $25 (plus tax and gratuity). Get the skinny with this Weekly, check out the full menus here, and get to bookin' those reservations...

J'adore Yelp Eats? Au Pied de Cochon is flaunting a bit of French flair with grilled andouillette, escargot, and apple tatin tart on the menu, causing some yelpers like Stephanie L to "go crazy" with culinary delight! 660 shows its European side with Andalusian gazpacho and moules frites. Looking for an old-world hidden gem? Michelle C felt she'd "stumbled on to a real secret" at organic Italian eatery Escopazzo, while Jennifer W found her happy ending with the dulce de leche at La Cofradia. She warns us to use caution, though, as indulging in this treat may induce "a diabetic coma." Perhaps some things are just worth the risk.

Calling all pescatarians! Surf's up at AltaMar. Preston C considers their grouper ravioli with butter sage sauce to be "out of this world," but their mackerel does it for him as well. Lucky you, they're both on offer! Dan B raves about the unique style of ceviche at Jaguar and during Yelp Eats, diners will be able to create their very own own fishy trio. Like it raw(er)? At Red Koi, Christie P succumbs to the Santini roll (shrimp tempura, crab, avocado, cream cheese, masago, salmon & tempura flakes on top, eel sauce, spicy mayo!) and Thai donuts. Another sensAsianal option is Café Sambal inside the Mandarin Oriental. Melissa S enjoyed the "light and fresh chicken pad thai," assuring us its "one of the best" she's ever had.

Franky A's perfect date spot is Casa Toscana, "with its cozy at-home atmosphere and excellent made from scratch food." Feel like painting the town red? Why not start off with some certified Angus beef prime sirloin steak at Red, The Steakhouse. Upon seeing Pacific Time's Yelp Eats menu Ramon C, summed up their hot and sour popcorn shrimp appetizer as "fully sick." That's one sure fire way to get a dinner party started quickly! Looking to end your night on a hot and sweet note? The only thing stopping you from the delicious decadence that is Graziano's caramel-filled crepes flambé is booking that table on Yelp Eats!

Where will you be dining? Ready, set, Yelp Eats!

(A Word from Our Sponsor) Indulge Yourself...Miami Spa Month is back...
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Visit for additional information and an updated list of participants and treatments!

Two Special Events At Brownes Friday, July 17th‏

Brownes' Friday Event Extravaganza!

Friday Is Two For Fun Day

There will be two events held this Friday, July 17th at Brownes' Lincoln Road location:

From 11am-7pm a trainer from the renowned hair product line, Phyto, will be in the store giving complementary scalp and hair consultations.
From 12pm-6pm we will be offering Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion treatments. Calling to book an appointment beforehand is highly recommended. Sessions will be every 30 minutes and the treatment is free with $75 worth of purchase.
841 Lincoln Road / Miami Beach, FL / 33139 / (305) 538-7544

Monday, July 13, 2009

SMLatam 2009‏

SMLatam 2009
Tue, Sep 29 to Fri, Oct 02
InterContinental Hotel Miami, Miami, FL, US
Keywords: conference, social media, twitter, facebook, sonico, linkedin, speakers, business, latin america
SMLatam is the first conference about business through social media focused on Latin America.

Latin America is poised for social media explosion. Year after year the online population in Latin America is growing at
supersonic speed. This is an enormous opportunity for brands and businesses to ...

Join us as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College co-presents with...‏

Liz Balmaseda presents Sweet Mary
(a co-presentation with Books & Books)

Reading, book signing and mango sour cocktails

Tuesday, July 14, 8 p.m.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables

In this mesmerizing debut novel by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning South Florida journalist Liz Balmaseda, one woman's hunger for justice becomes a journey into darkness -- and a punishing, soul-searching test of priorities.

"Sweet Mary shimmers with authentic Florida heat."
--Carl Hiaasen, New York Times bestselling author of Skinny Dip and Nature Girl

YoPro's The Week Ahead: ART ON 50, BOXING, AND JAM AT MAM

ART ON 50Date: Tuesday, July 14 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: Free entry (RSVP required)Location: Viceroy Miami - Club 50 (50th Floor): 485 Brickell Avenue, MiamiThe Event: Engage your visual senses while you sip cocktails, savor soaring views and experience art on a whole new level at Viceroy Miami. Enjoy the works of Brian Burkhardt, a Miami-based artist who has spent the past decade as a sort of mad scientist, fabricating insects, plants, and marine life that appear to have been altered and adapted to human commodity and necessity; ranging from jellyfish that ring with cell phones inside their bellies to militant dragonflies that operate for the US government as miniature spies. A portion of Club 50’s proceeds from the evening will benefit Miami Art Museum. RSVP on the YoPros website for admittance (YoPros cell:;305.878.4444). Sponsors include: MAM Contemporaries, Club 50, Ruinart Champagne.

BOXINGDate: Wednesday, July 15 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Cost: Free for First-Timers to SFB Location: South Florida Boxing (South Beach): 715 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor, Miami BeachThe Event: Crank up "Eye of the Tiger" and get ready to join us for a power hour of boxing training. This full-body workout is taught by a professional boxing trainer, and features a 10-minute warm-up and stretch, followed by an intense 40-minute heavy bag workout, and ends with 10 minutes of ab work and a cool down (no sparring). The class is FREE for first-timers (to the gym) if you have a local ID (local to south Florida). To participate in the class, you must arrive by 6:15PM AT THE LATEST. Please bring a towel. Please RSVP on the YoPros website to let us know you will attend (YoPros cell:;305.878.4444).

JAM AT MAM (Miami Art Museum)Date: Thursday, July 16 Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm Cost: Free (MAM members); $10 for non-membersLocation: Miami Art Museum: 101 West Flagler Street, MiamiThe Event: MAM's Artful Hour with an Artful Twist featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and DJs spinning laid back grooves, for young professionals interested in art and culture in a lively after-work setting. Come see the newest pieces of artwork that have joined MAM's Permanent Collection in the reinstallation of Recent Acquisitions. Please RSVP on the YoPros website to let us know you will attend (YoPros cell:;305.878.4444). We look forward to seeing you at our events!

DailyCandy Miami Dedicated E-mail - Have a Nice Sip‏

MIAMI | July 13, 2009

Have a Nice Sip

Pineapple and pizza. Mix-and-match bikinis. You and a French bartender.

Sometimes the best pairings are the unexpected ones.

Here with a delightful surprise: DailyCandy and Patrón’s Perfect Pairings event, where top-shelf agave will be married with tasty bites at local hotspots.

The event, happening twice this summer at one of the town’s hottest locales, is a cozy gathering of friends (meaning space is limited). So enter now for the chance to win your tickets at

You’ll also be signed up for the Patron Social Club, which doles out exclusive insider info and helpful tips on drinking dapperly, plus VIP treatment for future soirees.

Even if you don’t win spots at the table, you can still score some bar tools (one-of-a-kind drinking glasses, silver party platters, etc.) to host an upscale event of your own. So go ahead: Take a chance on winning.

Everyone loves a surprise.

Enter online at

Six Degrees Mixer at Chima Steakhouse

Six Degrees Mixer at Chima Steakhouse is the Wednesday evening starting at 5:30pm. I hope you can make it. The details for this Mixer can be found at:

Women's Business Connections networking event

Women's Business Connections formerly invites you to our next event! We have a new email address, so please RSVP by replying to this email. Event is on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. It is a social networking mixer held at Morton's Steakhouse in Ft Lauderdale. We have a few tables reserved in the bar area. Morton's was kind enough to provide free appetizers for our event. This event will be another great chance to meet other professional women like yourself to form business and personal relationships. The event is from 6pm-8pm.

We are all looking forward to seeing you there!

-Women's Business Connections

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hiring CTO/VP of IT in Boston‏

We are now using Twitter to post updates on searches. You can follow us @MatchStar – or click

We are conducting an executive search for the CTO/VP of IT for one of the fastest growing companies in Boston. The company needs someone that can lead a handful of direct reports and almost a hundred indirect reports, including onshore and offshore development teams. Position is responsible for the implementation of all technologies deployed across the enterprise. This includes ensuring the availability, integrity, and security for all systems and infrastructure, i.e. Security Management, Performance Tuning, Capacity Planning, Failover and Load balancing techniques for all applications. Additional responsibilities include strategic planning, project management support, identifying opportunities for automation, cost savings, and business improvement. Candidates must have held a leadership position with similar responsibilities at a company that does outsourcing and professional services within the last twelve months. Board is willing and able to put together the right package for the right candidate. The focus is on hiring the best candidate. This is a key hire.

Please let me know if you know someone that would be a good match for this opportunity. Whenever you refer someone to us that we place, we will send you a check for $1000 as a Referral Bonus. Please make sure the person you refer mentions your name so you can get credit for the referral. Or send me the person's contact info and we will contact the person directly. (Phone number and email address preferred.) We also have several other executive positions open with other clients, so please check out the list on our website: Listed below my signature is additional information about this opportunity. Also, the complete job description is listed on our website, along with all of our other open positions.

***** CLICK ON THE POSITION: CTO/VP Information Technology - Boston

Thank you very much for your time.
Sincerely, Carolyne

Carolyne P. Connor, Founder & President
1395 Piccard Drive, Suite #180
Rockville, MD 20850
415.520.4600 (direct)
415.276.1900 (fax)
connor at

POSITION: CTO/VP of Information of Technology (Title depends upon experience). This is a management position, but the company requires someone who will be hands-on and can just roll up their sleeves to get the job done. Need someone who is very entrepreneurial. Need someone who creates, edits and adds to the process. Need someone who leads and manages by example. Need someone who is able to drive the teams, drive the code, and focus on understanding the “nuts and bolts.” Need someone that can drive initiatives, dig in and make things happen.

LOCATION: This position will be headquartered in the Boston area. Working remotely is not an option. Candidates must already live within commuting distance or be flexible to relocate.

COMPENSATION: Board is willing and able to put together the right package for the right candidate. The focus is on hiring the best candidate. This is a key position. Compensation includes base, bonus, stock options, and full benefits package.

MANAGEMENT STYLE/CORPORATE CULTURE: This position reports to the COO. He will only hire someone who is a team player and does not need to be micromanaged. Basically, he prefers to agree to a set of objectives making sure that the objectives are clearly outlined and understood by the individual, then let the individual execute the plan. But, expects the individual to keep him informed of progress. Individual must be able to go to him when in need of help. He will only hire someone that is very entrepreneurial and passionate with a burning hunger for success; someone with a vision. He wants people with new ideas and strong opinions, but able to move in a fast paced environment. He needs someone that can hit the ground running.


Responsible for implementation of all technologies deployed across the enterprise. This includes ensuring the availability, integrity, and security for all systems and infrastructure, i.e. Security Management, Performance Tuning, Capacity Planning, Failover and Load Balancing techniques for all applications. Additional responsibilities include strategic planning, project management support, identifying opportunities for automation, cost savings, and business improvement.
Manages the IT budget and takes appropriate corrective action to ensure a high standard of quality and efficiency in the delivery of IT technical services.
Provides successful transition from concepts to project completion. This includes meeting business service levels and project delivery expectations and reporting progress at the management and executive management level.
Responsible for reviewing new technologies and applying them in appropriate opportunities. Performs research and development and makes recommendations regarding new technologies, tools and techniques that would benefit the company.
Partners with CIO and leads the technology direction for the enterprise. Overall responsibility for managing technology infrastructure planning and deployment.
Provides technology vision, enables innovation and understands IT trends that can create business value.
Oversees devolvement of enterprise standards and technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer, and the IT governance process.
Manages strategic vendor and partner relationships. Extensive knowledge of IT, as well as processing a general and financial management background.
Works closely with the business leadership team. Influences technical and architectural aspects of enterprise-wide business decisions.
Participates in and drives the technical aspects of strategic decisions regarding IT for the enterprise; implements and manages those initiatives with complete autonomy; makes decisions for the organization based on the highest degree of technical complexity and thorough understanding of the far-reaching implications across the IT organization.


Must have 10-15 years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management and infrastructure planning and operations, with 5 to 7 years of leadership experience in managing multiple, large cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders. You will have a handful of direct reports and almost a hundred indirect reports, including onshore and offshore development teams.
Position will be responsible for the implementation of all technologies deployed across the enterprise. This includes ensuring the availability, integrity, and security for all systems and infrastructure, i.e. Security Management, Performance Tuning, Capacity Planning, Failover and Load Balancing techniques for all applications. Additional responsibilities include strategic planning, project management support, identifying opportunities for automation, cost savings, and business improvement. Must have held a leadership position with similar responsibilities at a company that does outsourcing and professional services within the last twelve months.
Must have someone with experience successfully consolidating the IT infrastructure within budget.
Must have someone with experience successfully stabilizing software development.
Must have experience performing research and development and making recommendations regarding new technologies, tools and techniques that would benefit the company. You will be responsible for reviewing new technologies and applying them in appropriate opportunities.

DailyCandy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Summer lovin’.

Aleissa’s Collection
What: Buy one item and get 50 percent off the next at the newish vintage boutique stocking clothing, shoes, jewelry, and more from designers like Gucci and Roberto Cavalli.
Why: Double your pleasure.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 2268 Coral Way, Coral Gables (305-588-2654).

Soleá Opens
What: The newly opened W’s swank Mediterranean resto offers a free specialty cocktail to diners who whisper “DailyCandy.”
Why: Go sole searching.
When: Sun.-Wed., 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 6:30 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 2201 Collins Ave., South Beach (305-938-3000).

Palm® Pre™
What: The revolutionary new phone is an organizational wunderkind, pulling contact info from Outlook, Google, and Facebook; combining your calendars in one place; and (best of all) constantly refreshing apps without changing screens.
Why: It’s a phone so in sync with your life, it feels like it’s thinking ahead for you.
When: On sale now.
Where: Find your nearest Sprint store online at

The Taurus Opens
What: The burger joint housed in a cottage reopens after a seven-year hiatus, serving truffle fries aside ten-ounce patties.
Why: It’s your sign.
When: Tues., Wed. & Sun., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove (305-444-7949).

The Art & Design Market & Lounge of Wynwood
What: Booze (Grolsch, Hpnotiq), bites, live music, and shopping (Cloak, Krelwear, Green Veranda, Tricia Fix) show up during Second Saturdays at the Wynwood Social Club.
Why: These are the people in your neighborhood.
When: Sat., 1-9 p.m. (Free before 5 p.m.)
Where: 2501 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood.

Wet Heat Project
What: Be part of the behind-the-scenes documentary-cum-exhibit by walking through makeup, shooting, and screening.
Why: It’s a wet dream.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Locust Projects, 155 NE 38th St., Design District (305-576-8570).

Boxing Match & Michael Jackson Tribute

Boxing Match & Michael Jackson Tribute

Do you need tickets for the fight this Saturday, July 11 at Bank Atlantic Center?

IBF Bantamweight World Championship: Joseph Agbeko vs. Vic Darchinyan Special Lightweight Attraction: Antonio DeMarco vs. Anges

Plus, Special Tribute to Michael Jackson performance
and surprise National Anthem performance

I have seats in the 100 section that are priced at $77.75 that I am selling for $40.
I have tickets also in the 100 section that are priced at $42.75 that I am selling for $20
Floor seats are priced at $202.75 and I am selling for $100

MargoJoy at

The Oscar Project‏

The Oscar Project is a local non-profit that I started last year in response to the tragic, drowning death of a 23-month old boy in Coconut Grove. The Oscar Project is endorsed and sponsored by Miami Children’s Hospital and we are currently finalizing an endorsement and partnership with the American Red Cross.

Since our first workshop, held on March 29, 2008, we have successfully trained and educated over 350 families and nannies in infant and child CPR, choking maneuvers for infants and children, injury prevention in the home and garden, first aid and basic childcare, pool and water safety, kitchen and bathroom safety, outdoor safety, poison control, fire safety and emergency management. We also hold held mini-workshops and CPR training classes that have touched over 2,500 people.

The goal of The Oscar Project is to educate and empower families and child caretakers so that they have the skills, tools and knowledge to prevent accidents and accidental deaths involving the children in their care. We also train and educate parents and child caregivers so that they know how to respond in the event of a crisis or emergency. The Oscar Project holds weekly 7-hour workshops in Spanish and English-language workshops upon request. While we work to save children’s lives, we are also empowering a group of people (primarily Latin American women) who often do not have a voice or vote in this country. We give them the tools and skills to find employment (or better, more lucrative employment) and assist them, when possible, in finding jobs.

Although we have a schedule of classes for the remainder of the year, The Oscar Project welcomes the opportunity to work on a private basis, providing a class or series of classes in private residences, community centers, schools, temples or churches. Our classes are available in English and Spanish and we are available weekdays and weekends.

Please forward this information on our program to those in your network. I would be most grateful.

Kindest regards,

Susan Linning
Founder and Director
The Oscar Project

FUSION art / music / food / people‏

an evening of art / music / food / people
This Saturday night starting @ 7pm!

Opening artist celebration with Neo-Pop artist sensation ED KING. Exhibition opening & premiere unveiling. Proceeds from special unveiling piece to benefit Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc.

Vernissage 7pm. Complimentary champagne and sushi with RSVP ONLY. Kindly RSVP to Kelley Ramer @ or 305.457.4186.

Performing LIVE...
an unique sound "Acoustic Music with a Groove"
opening set by:
Geoff McFly & Pancho DV
Closing set by:

Flamenco "Gipsy Fusion"

Flamenco "Gipsy Fusion"
July 10 & 11, 2009
Knight Concert Hall

Hurry!!!! Get $10 off your Flamenco Gipsy Fusion tickets!

Time is running out to see the most spectacular Flamenco show in Miami-Flamenco Gipsy Fusion! For limited time get a $10 discount to see the show that will whisk you around the world with a fusion of rhythms and dances including Flamenco, Easter and Gypsy! The show contains more than 20 world renowned musicians such as: Ana Belle Veloso who has danced for King Juan Carlos of Spain as well as with Joaquin Cortes, and singer-songwriter Chico Castillo with his hits "Sarah", "Djovi Djova" and "Un Amor" among many others.

and enter promo code RUSH or call our box office at 305.949.6722.

Great wholesale accessories website‏

This website is great! Scarves, pashmina, accessories, handbags at amazing prices (i.e. - scarves for $4.50!)


JOB OPENING: PROMO WRITER/PRODUCER/EDITOR/2C Media/Miami Beach: Develop promo campaigns for major nat'l networks. Strong writing, conceptual, and promo exp a must, edit a plus! Co info @ Contact: (7/16)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ArtCenter/ South Florida is accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Program

Attention Professional Artists
ArtCenter/ South Florida is accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Program

ArtCenter/ South Florida, established in 1984, is an access point for artists, curators, and visitors alike. Lincoln Road affords the ArtCenter and all of its programs a high level of visibility; however, it is the community involvement and the integrity of ArtCenter's programming that qualifies the ACSF as a major cultural institution.

Best known for its three-year juried artist residency program, the ArtCenter also provides affordable and accessible studios for working artists seeking short-term residencies for project based work or seasonal use.

ArtCenter accepts applications year round from professional artists interested in the juried 3-6 month residency program. No deadlines to worry about. Become a part of the ArtCenter's 25-year tradition of cultural excellence in serving artists and the community.

Benefits for artists-in-residence include: publicly accessible, secure and affordable workspaces; exclusive exhibition opportunities; professional development programs and services; free access to Print and Dark Rooms; and membership in an organization with a 25-year history of cultural excellence and serving South Florida’s artists, residents and visitors.

Please see ArtCenter's website, for submission guidelines and a complete application for the 3-6 Month Artist-in-Residence Program, or email the Director of Exhibitions at for further details on how to apply.

BodyZen Triathlon Training Program & New Trainers‏


Let BodyZen and Shuichi Take Fitness lead you on your multisport path. For the first time ever BodyZen and Shuichi Take Fitness, both leaders in multisport coaching and fitness training have teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive and mindful approach to triathlon training. Embark on our complete twelve week program and reap the benefits of triathlon training the BodyZen and Shuichi Take Fitness way. Our proven methods have helped thousands of people achieve their multisport goals and in the process improve their health physically, mentally and spiritually. Join us twice per week for triathlon coaching from our certified and insured instructors and follow our training plan to reach the highest level of multisport enlightenment.

For more information contact Teri Velardi at 305.479.9177 or teri at

Training program begins: July 18th, 2009 at 7:00am

We’ll be training for the Miami Nice Triathlon on Key Biscayne, October 18th 2009 (

Race distances: Sprint Tri- Swim 750 meters, Bike 12.4 miles Run 3.1 miles
Olympic Tri- Swim 1500 meters, Bike 24.8 miles, Run 6.2 miles

Each participant will receive:
Periodized Training Schedule for goal races to include all swimming, cycling and running workouts
Weekly training sessions with Coach Teri Velardi
Triathlon specific strength training program
Access to all BodyZen Athlete areas on including comprehensive Multi Sport Strength Training PDF
Unlimited email consultation with Coach Teri Velardi
Weekly News and Notes to all BodyZen Squad Members
Discount on triathlons around the state
Great discounts at local tri, bike, running shops as well as online stores

Join in support of Camillus House by donating your professional attire on Wednesday, July 22nd 5:30pm at Epic Hotel’s River Lounge (270 Biscayne Blvd)

Join in support of Camillus House by donating your professional attire on Wednesday, July 22nd 5:30pm at Epic Hotel’s River Lounge (270 Biscayne Blvd).

Casting Calls

Casting Call: Fox College Sports is looking for the perfect male co-host for join our co-host and make the journey across the country uncovering the best tailgating with the greatest traditions. The ideal candidate must be passionate and knowledgeable about college football history and traditions. He must be outgoing funny and able to host in front of all types of fans from all different backgrounds. This is a paid position and the new co-host must be available for the entire college football season. Submit your hard copy of your resume and reel to 10201 W. Pico Boulevard, Building 103, Suite 2192E, Los Angeles, CA 90035, or email it to fcstailgatetour @ foxcollegesports .net.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Introductory Pole Fitness at Shuichi Take Fitness Club" on Thursday, July 9 at 8:00pm.

Free Introductory Pole Fitness at Shuichi Take Fitness Club
"Ladies Only"
What: Sporting Event
Host: Kimberly Martinez
Start Time: Thursday, July 9 at 8:00pm
End Time: Thursday, July 9 at 10:00pm
Where: Shuichi Take Fitness Club To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Casting Calls

Casting Call: BBC Worldwide Productions is casting for a male host to lead a new untitled phobia show about those afflicted with debilitating fears and phobias and exploring available treatments. Male candidates should have an aggressive personality, previous television experience and already be a therapist, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist or life coach who works with clients suffering from phobias. Send an email to castingrealtv at and include name, professional title and credentials, contact information (email, phone and website), a photo and a one paragraph description of why you would make a great host this show.

DailyCandy Miami - A Place in the Sun‏

A Place in the Sun
Road Trip to Fort Lauderdale

It’s hot, muggy, and doesn’t stop raining. So make like everyone else and head north for the summer — to sunny Fort Lauderdale. It feels just like a vacation (you’re in a hotel!), but it’s less than an hour’s drive.

Dog Days of Summer
You know who else likes road trips? Your dog. Lucky for you, Il Lugano is pet friendly. The hotel even presents pooches with peanut butter treats baked by da Campo Osteria’s pastry chef. Also welcoming Fluffy, the new W Hotel. Check in and then check out at Bliss Spa: Stellar massages come with a paraffin foot treatment. Ask for Jorge (trust us).

Hot Plate
Carnivores will rejoice at Steak 954, while their vegetarian counterparts can take comfort at Sublime. The pretty resto serves natural and organic fare that lives up to its name. Or compromise at the waterside Italian bistro Serafina. The intimate space is ideal for a romantic dinner a deux. For lunch, brave the line at Gran Forno Bakery.

Wild Card
Not sure where your wanderlust will take you? With Visa, you’re limited by only your imagination. From gas and greasy spoons to hotels, motels, and rest stops, it’s got you covered in more places. (Still, a little GPS never hurts.)

Shop It Like It’s Hot
Las Olas Beauty, the spa-cum-apothecary, has everything from Malin+Goetz to Mario Badescu. Shop 20th-century furniture (think Karl Springer tables and Artifort chairs) at downtown’s Space Modern. For vintage garb, there’s Jezebel: Find Victorian-era hats next to Paul Frank tees. And Pinkghost has the kitsch factor with vinyl toys, posters, figurines, and books.

Midnight Sun
No, everything does not close at 9 p.m. Culture Room consistently books top-quality indie bands (the estimable Cat Power plays Monday). The aptly named Dive Bar also brings in great acts, or DIY during Monday-night karaoke. Newish megaclub Exit 66 is a whopping 20,000 square feet broken up into five rooms, complete with pool tables and a gold-and-diamond-covered bar.

You can beat the heat.

Yelp's Turning Japanese!‏

Yelp's Turning Japanese!
July 07

Anh D
There's always room for sushi...

A Centennial Celebration
Of Swimwear:
Beauty On The Beach Exhibit Opens

$25 Prix Fixe Dinners?
You Better Believe It!
Yelp Eats Week Starts 7/20, Book Now!

Turn The Dial
Left Right Left...
Public Radio Boot Camp

One Love!
Fairchild Palms Present Jamaican Me Mango

Save The Date:
Tony n' Tina's Wedding comes to Miami
Holy shitaake! So many Japanese joints, so little time... yet only the freshest fish and most potent wasabi will ensure a rawkin' good time. Lucky for you, we've separated the 305's lightweights from the sumo-worthy championship contenders. So grab some sake and a Sapporo, 'cause this insider's guide to Japanese eats is the BOMB!

Not one to be lost in translation, Mike S heads to Matsuri, where "there are secret items on the Japanese menu, so work on your kanji! Sorry gaijins..." Jennifer W takes it a step further and goes sans menu at Sushi Ko, where her favorite sushi chef "flexes his creative muscles and comes up with amazing dishes," some of which (sushi sandwich, anyone?) land on the regular menu by popular demand. Su Shin Izakaya is somewhat infamous for its chef, Chika, happily shouting at every customer. Eschel H, however, focuses on their tapas-style "wall with 10-20 custom appetizers, daily specials, and desserts." Small packs a massive punch!

Proving that you can get quality sushi when rollin' in the suburbs, Akashi is home to the much yelped about Alex #2: heavenly bites of shrimp tempura, crab salad, masago, and cream cheese, topped with avocado, spicy mayo, eel sauce, and crunch. Christie P asks for "extra tempura flakes and extra eel sauce... it's like dessert meets main dish." For "melt in your mouth toro and outstanding uni," Cristina O sinks her chopsticks into Japanese Market. As for Effie C, well she revels in the "soft lighting, exposed wooden beams, and vintage Japanese décor" at Shibui. Look for her perched in "the cozy loft where you can enjoy your outrageously fresh, tasty sushi sitting on floor cushions. It's no wonder this place has been in business since back in the day before sushi was hip." We think that was during the Nixon administration.

Greg A tells us that Hiro's Yakko San plays it straight with authentic dishes like their signature crispy bok choy, and advises not to "come here looking to have a Dragon Roll. What you can expect here is bona fide Japanese food." Domo arigato, Greg! If you're looking for food as art, Rob C paints a tasty picture of Naoe: "It does take a certain palate sophistication to appreciate this place." Even better, they serve it up "omakase style – the nigiri will continue until you cry uncle or you've eaten everything in the restaurant." Ah yes, and this will surely beg the question, is that a maki in your belly, or are you just happy sashimi...?

Happy Power‏

Don't Worry Be Happy this week...notice when you are not being Happy and shift your attention back to Happy ...

If you are having difficulties in shifting your attention or being aware of how you are feeling, commit to elevating your awareness by participating in the Being Champion Workshop this Saturday, July 11, 2009.

Read below ... you might experience a miracle!!!
attention back to Happy ...

If you are having difficulties in shifting your attention or being aware of how you are feeling, commit to elevating your awareness by participating in the Being Champion Workshop this Saturday, July 11, 2009.

Read below ... you might experience a miracle!!!

Being Champion Workshop for Business Professionals

The Being Champion Workshop for Business Professionals is on Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 9am till 7:00pm. The "Stimulus Package Fee" for the July's workshop is only $98.

The BC Workshop provides you with a one-day venue to look at and experience
a new level of effectiveness, power and peace of mind. You will deepen the
feeling of your inner Champion. It also provides business professionals with
the core abilities to attain their professional and personal goals along six
"guidelines:" Listening, Integrity, Being, Vision, Playing and Champion.

Through the practice of standing meditation and other workshop exercises,
you will be able to generate in minutes - "the champion inside of you" -
anytime, anywhere, and anyplace.

You will walk away with a more empowering vision for your life that is real
now and a game structure to manifest intentions from will and certainty.
Three conference calls will be scheduled to support you in winning your
game. And, you will be grounded in Standing Meditation, as a way to maintain
clarity, power and results.

If you are searching to leap from the familiar to the unknown to produce
extraordinary results in your life this workshop is your pathway. To
register for only $98 click BC Payment Center or call Roberto at

It would be great having you there ... let me know if you have any

Monday, July 6, 2009


This is another terrific event that has an absolute cap on the number of people. The last one hit maximum capacity within a few hours and many of you ended up disappointed that I couldn’t pull strings to get you on the list. So, don’t drag your feet and miss out again. Get your tickets online at It’s going to be a lot of fun. John

P.S. You can stay in the loop by joining the “Fairchild Palms” group on Facebook. We also have a separate profile on FB that you can add as a friend, which provides some greater flexibility for sharing updates, photos, etc.

Tutti - Fruiti Yelp‏

Tutti - Fruiti Yelp
July 01

This Weekly Yelp brought to you by The Ugly Truth

Dave H
The Robert Is Here Experience!

Fourth-ward Thinking:
Old Fashioned Fourth of July

Digitally Re-mstrkrft-ed!

$3 Unlimited
Carnival Rides!
Doral's Independence Day Celebration

Water and Fire!
Watch The Fireworks From The Viceroy's 2 Acre Pool Deck

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Whether it's treating yourself to a spa day, enjoying an all-day Wimbledon coverage, or snorting Pixie Sticks with your old sorority sisters on a Friday night... the old saying "you can never get too much of a good thing" comes to mind. The same rings true when diving headfirst into a glorious bowl of luscious fruit, perhaps even topped with honey, sugar, and butterfly kisses.

Traditionally, fruit salads aren't the most exciting items on the menu. Usually relegated to hospitals trays, elementary school lunches, and second-rate sides, leave it to yelpers to discover where to pick some seriously fresh fruit bowls. Ivonne Marie C salivates at the "mere thought of the delicious fruit salad at Julio's, piled high with an array of fruits, raisins, coconut shavings, and walnuts, all glazed with the most delicious honey in the planet!" Expect a similar treat at Miami Juice, where the fruit is drizzled in honey and sprinkled with coconut and sunflower seeds. To Alice S's taste buds, they're more like "perfectly sliced, bite-sized morsels of heaven."

Melanie E discovered a menu of tropical juices at Mery's Ice Cream of all places, with lush flavors like maracuya, lulo, and curuba. Smoothie fanatic Eddy D switch hits between "the Passion Pleasure, the Strawberry Samba or the Mango Madness" at Sun Juice, and promises that it doesn't get much better than sitting on the bench outside, relishing "the juicy, thirst quenching goodness." When Gustavo L wants a mini-break, he goes for a freshly blended juice at El Palacio de Los Jugos. "Depending on which fruit you choose, there is no doubt it will bring back memories of any place in the Caribbean." Ahh, drink in that sunshine!

Speaking of sweetness, the Coconut Grove's Farmers Market has offered up a cornucopia of fresh fruits and veggies since 1980, but Cyn M insists the main attraction are the raw fruit pies, made with exotic red banana, papaya, and pineapple, and presented on a crust of dates, nuts and spices. For an endless choice of fruit milkshakes, Lara D heads south to 49-year old wonderfruitland, Robert is Here. She lets us in on a little known fact: "What most people don't know is that for the same price you can combine two flavors; you could have a chocolate coconut or a key lime pineapple (two of my favorite combinations)." Thanks for planting the seed, LD!

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Top Yelpers
See who's been mouthing off this week!

Mike K.

adriane G.

Ashley A.

Kelly O.
love me, hate me

Rose P.
Don't follow my steps I run into walls


Picks of the Week
Reviews we liked this week.
Jordan N. on Wayside Fruit & Vegetable
"This is a very adorable open-air market that has been around for years. Adorable because it's small, quaint, and family-run. Prices seem to be reasonable for the nice goodies here as well, but I did not buy many things.

Atmosphere: Think of a mixture between Norman's Brothers and Robert Is Here fruit…"
Eddy A. on Norman Brothers Produce
"Norman Brothers is an old school farmers market hidden between sunset and the 878.

They have lots of hard to find produce (like kabocha squash and tahitian vanilla beans) and they also carry wagyu burgers...interesting to try out sometime.

but Norman brothers is pricey. but that's expected at these…"
Sarah P. on Gardner's Markets
"Gardner's Market is a nice place to go for your organics, etc... They do have a fabulous deli, and their made to order sandwiches are amazing. Salad bar is great, but very expensive. Everything there is a bit overpriced, though it is a small and less hectic way to pick up a few grocery items and…"
Fresh Lists
The newest of our users' favorites. Take it to the Outdoors!
"When you just need to take break and breathe in some fresh air..."
Veggie Tales
"Some places where I have found some great vegetarian options :o)
* This list will not necessarily include Thai & Sushi restaurants (unless I love them) as it is almost always expected that these will serve most if not all their dishes with tofu as a meat option."
Most awesomest parks in town
"I love being outdoors and luckily enough for me there are plenty of cool parks in town. Here are some of my favorites"

Executive Producer Job


Date Position Available: May 26, 2009

MORNING NEWS Executive Producer: Want to collaborate with some of the best journalists in the business while trying something new, different and fun? WSFL in Fort Lauderdale/Miami is looking for an Executive Producer for our newly launched 4 hour morning show. The TV station is part of the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper. You'll have access to hundreds of journalists for breaking news while playing in an all HD TV studio. The Executive Producer must be able to lead, collaborate and coach. Strong editorial and storytelling skills are needed. Main responsibilities include script approval including working with reporters on packages and live shot production; reviewing all on-air graphics; helping to determine story selection and stacking; working in conjunction with the news director on special projects and event coordination; suggesting news stories daily and contributing ideas for special segments and ongoing franchise pieces. The ideal candidate will have five to eight years of line-producing experience; a bachelor’s degree in communications or broadcast journalism or equivalent related experience; the ability to write clear, compelling broadcast copy; strong organizational and communication skills and a keen attention to detail; thorough working knowledge of newsroom computer systems (ENPS) and broadcast production equipment and the ability to be a leader in the newsroom and to motivate others under deadline pressure.
Please send resume, writing samples, and cover letter to: jobline at or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
200 E. Las Olas Blvd., 11th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
No phone calls please.

WSFL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This station seeks and employs qualified persons in all job classifications and positions without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability

The Week Ahead: Pilates and GET CONNECTED Young Professionals‏

Connected event @ Mamajuana Cafe - a great networking opportunity for young professionals that we are co-sponsoring.
Membership: Free For Life
Sign up for the activities you want to participate in - all of which are offered at discounted group rates - without ever having to worry about membership fees.

Create Your Member Profile/ Sign Up For Events (FAST and EASY)
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What We Offer/ Who We Are
We offer our members the chance to participate in a wide range of interesting and exciting activities, activities related to sports/fitness, culture, food/drink, self-help/wellness, how to and social. We organize the activity, assemble the group, and negotiate group discounted rates which we pass on to our members. All you have to do is sign up, show up, and have a great time. Our members are a diverse group of young professionals, who like you, want to experience all that Miami (and life) has to offer - the kind of people you'd like to connect with and share great experiences with.

To see photos from our April 15th launch event, please click HERE.

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS - Get Involved!


Date: Wednesday, July 8 Time: 5:45pm - 6:45pm Cost: $14-$20 ($14 if we bring 10 people)

Location: Sanctuary 7: 1700 SW 3rd Avenue Miami, FL 33129


The Event: Come join us as we learn the principles and techniques of pilates at the Sanctuary 7 studio. Pilates, a full-body workout, teaches proper alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement. Additionally, learn to strengthen your core while connecting each muscle group back into balance with each other. Equipment, mats and towels will be provided. Please RSVP on the YoPros website to let us know you are attending (YoPros cell: 305.878.4444).

GET CONNECTED Young Professional Networking Event

Date: Thursday, July 9 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cost: Free

Location: Mamajuana Cafe (Coral Gables-Merrick Park): 225 Altara Ave, Coral Gables, FL‎ 33146

The Event: Come join us for a great night of networking with many of Miami's leading young professional organizations. YoPros joins Connect Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Miami Children's Museum (among others) in sponsoring Get Connected's second event, bringing together young professionals from all over south Florida. Enjoy complimentary h'ors douvres from 7-9pm and Select Vodka drinks from 7-8pm, as well discounted dinner entrees all night. Please RSVP on the YoPros website to let us know you are attending (YoPros cell: 305.878.4444).

We look forward to seeing you at our events!


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