411: Mini Night Out and Fashionably Conscious

Mini Night Out = Maximum Fun

On Friday and Saturday nights, UrbanDaddy and MINI Cooper continued their joint national event campaign, MINI Night Out, where guests had the opportunity to reserve a ride in the brand new MINI Paceman and be taken on a nightlife adventure, curated by the UrbanDaddy editors.

During MINI Night Out, Miami influencers were invited to zip around in the MINI Paceman- Party Patrol style, with a private chauffeur and gorgeous model as a guide, and check out some of the best parties in Miami, including VIP access to Miami hotspots Bar Centro at the SLS Hotel, HaVen Lounge (our favorite) and Wynwood Kitchen and Bar. Even some of Miami’s hottest DJs came to check out MINI’s new wheels including DJ Michael Woods who was spotted outside of Story nightclub in a MINI Paceman and DJ Danny Avila who hopped a ride before spinning at LIV.

For us, the best experience of a night already doused in excitement came courtesy of Urban Daddy’s dynamic, Kara Felson, who went above and beyond to make sure that guests at the packed HaVen Lounge received the ultimate VIP treatment. Of course we would be remiss if we didn’t mention HaVen’s Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, Todd Erickson, aka “Chef Todd” (named Eater’s “Hottest Chef” )whose menu is unique, exceptional and exquisite- much like he is. Your life just isn’t complete until you’ve tried his “crackle-pop” sushi roll. Just one of the many delights in a fun-filled journey.

MINI Night Out started in Chicago then traveled to San Francisco before heading to Miami. The fun ends in New York City this week. For more information, please visit MININightOut.com.

Fashionably Conscious Kicks Off

Village of Merrick Park and Neiman Marcus Coral Gables hosted a Collection Party for Fashionably Conscious, Miami’s beloved fashion fundraiser, during Neiman Marcus’ highly anticipated semi-annual Trend Event on Wednesday, August 14. The stylish event was attended by some of Miami’s most respected philanthropists, community leaders and fashion forward residents, who donated gently worn designer clothing and handbags, creating the inventory for the highly anticipated fundraising sale that will take place in September. The latest collections and must-have items for fall were showcased in a fashion show by Neiman Marcus featuring looks by Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Gucci, Tom Ford and more. Models graced the catwalk in the hottest trends including Rocker Chic, Violet Femmes, Red: The New Neutral, Lace Noir, and Animal Magnetism. Shoppers enjoyed cocktails and light bites with music by DJ LeeOr. Event hosts, who cleaned out their closets to donate to the sale included: Iva Kosovic, Ali Codina, Steven Rodriguez, Lourdes Jofré-Collett, Liza Walton, Darlene Perez, Leila Samardzich and Farah and Alex Cohen. Other notable attendees included: Daniel and Marcella Novela, Cynthia Demos, Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Amy Sayfie, Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Aaron Glickman, Lisa Ranawat, Nicole Porcelli and Stephanie Ansin. Check back for more exciting news about Fashionably Conscious.

Celebrity Sightings:

On Saturday night, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake performed at Sun Life Stadium for the Miami edition of their Legends of Summer concert tour. After the concert, Timberlake held a late-night concert at the Fillmore that went from 2:45- 4:00 a.m. and Jay-Z held court alongside Rhianna and Kevin Hart at Mansion.

Adorable, pint-sized, Emmy award-winning actress, Kristin Chenoweth was spotted poolside at W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Chenoweth was in town celebrating her assistant and best friend, Julie Trussell’s, bachelorette party. She was seen toasting with friends in a private W South Beach cabana.

Last week, SNL cast member Kenan Thompson dined at SUGARCANE RAW BAR GRILL with his wife and artist Miguel Paredes and his girlfriend. They sat at the bar outside, enjoyed tapas and tequila.

Recently at Zuma: Don Omar was spotted enjoying dinner with a large group of friends, sitting on the riverfront terrace; Dennis Rodman, visited the bar for a late night drink, and Ludacris was seen with Real Housewives Melissa Gorga (with husband) and Joanna Krupa. Also spotted joining the table, race car driver Marco Andretti and other guests.

The players from AC Milan, Real de Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus and other teams partied it up at Bâoli after their game in Miami. Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio, Angelo Ogbonna, Alessandro Matteo, Sebastian Giovinco, Giorgio Chillini, Stephan El Shaarawy, Riccardo Montolvio and Cristiano Ronaldo attended Bâoli’s famous “My Boyfriend’s Out Of Town” party. Cristiano Ronaldo ordered two bottles of Perrier-Joüet Belle Epoque champagne. Some models were waiting at his table before he even got there.

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