Why I'm happy Miss Colombia took home the Miss Universe crown

Why I'm happy Miss Colombia took home the Miss Universe crown

Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega won the Miss Universe Pageant on Jan.25 held at Florida International University.

This weekend's best parties

This weekend's best parties

Check out DJ Zog at Passion, the Jump Smokers at Mansion, and Daddy's Groove at LIV.

Let's get loud: Miss Universe contestants' patriotic partisans party at pageant prelim

Let's get loud: Miss Universe contestants' patriotic partisans party at pageant prelim

At Wednesday's preliminary competition for the Miss Universe pageant at FIU Arena, I snapped photos of beauty queens, their families and friends, and some very loud fans of the 88 contestants vying for the shiny crown and all the perks that come with it. Not since the World Cup have I seen so many...

Win free tickets to the Sobe Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash

Win free tickets to the Sobe Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash

The best things in life are in free, especially when it comes to yummy eats.  

Happy Birthday Dwyane Wade: a look back at his favorite celebrations

Happy Birthday Dwyane Wade: a look back at his favorite celebrations

The Miami Heat champ turns 33 Jan. 17

Valentine's Day: Wow your sweetie with these romantic, fun and daring activities

Valentine's Day: Wow your sweetie with these romantic, fun and daring activities

If you plan on shelling out a lot of cash on the most romantic day of the year, why not plan something fun? Who says you have to dine at a fancy restaurant and buy a bunch of roses and chocolate? Whether your loved one is a romantic at heart or a little bit of a daredevil, there's something unique...

This week's best parties: Jan. 16 - 19

This week's best parties: Jan. 16 - 19

Check out Mr. Mauricio at LIV, R3hab at Story, and Ravi Drums at Mansion.

This week's best parties: Jan. 9 - 12

This week's best parties: Jan. 9 - 12

Check out Le Spam at Basement, Chuckie at LIV, Prostyle at Mansion and DJ Konflikt at Passion.

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad talk weddings in South Beach

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad talk weddings in South Beach

From the interviews they gave on Thursday night, it was obvious actors Kevin Hart and Josh Gad enjoyed working together during filming for their upcoming movie, "The Wedding Ringer."

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad at 'The Wedding Ringer' screening

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad at 'The Wedding Ringer' screening

From the interviews they gave on Thursday night, it was obvious actors Kevin Hart and Josh Gad enjoyed working together during filming for their upcoming movie, "The Wedding Ringer."

New Year's Eve: where to party in South Florida

New Year's Eve: where to party in South Florida

Say goodbye to 2014 at these hot spots.

This week's best parties: the holiday edition

This week's best parties: the holiday edition

Check out DJ Irie at AAA, Jermaine Dupri at Mansion, DJ Snake at LIV and Carnage at Story.

This week's best parties: Dec. 17 - 21

This week's best parties: Dec. 17 - 21

Get into the Christmas spirit with DJ Irie at LIV, Nick Cannon at Mansion and a Santacon bash at Vibe.

Art Basel: It's a wrap

Art Basel: It's a wrap

Has anyone ever made an “I survived another year of Art Basel,” T-shirt? It wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Miley Cyrus offered plenty of hits, but few shocks, during Art Basel concert

Miley Cyrus offered plenty of hits, but few shocks, during Art Basel concert

Could boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger be a good influence on Miley Cyrus?

This week's best parties: the Thanksgiving edition

This week's best parties: the Thanksgiving edition

Celebrate Turkey Day with Michael Woods at Story, Blaze Carreras at E11even and Dirty South at LIV

Birkin or bust: what to wear to Art Basel

Birkin or bust: what to wear to Art Basel

Art Basel is all about the Birkin, but since a large bag costs as much as my car, I'll tell everyone mine "is in the shop." So, if you're Birkin-less like me, but still want to be fashionable at Art Basel, don't fret. You can still look chic. 

This week's best parties

This week's best parties

Check out DJ Irie at Mansion, Obscene at Passion and a Two Live Crew reunion at LIV.

Keurig 2.0 Launch Party

Keurig 2.0 Launch Party

The event featured Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, the Miami Heat's DJ Irie and "Jersey Belle" reality star Jaime Primak Sullivan.

This week's best parties Nov. 6 - 10

This week's best parties Nov. 6 - 10

Check out Calvin Harris at Story and Jamie Foxx at LIV.

Top Mexican spots: where to eat and drink on the Day of the Dead

Top Mexican spots: where to eat and drink on the Day of the Dead

In honor of Dia De Los Muertos, here's a list of the top Mexican restaurants in South Florida. (For Day of Dead activities in Fort Lauderdale, click here.)

This week's best parties: The scary edition

This week's best parties: The scary edition

Drake hosts a bash at Story, Luciano takes over LIV, and Steam ends Halloween on Sunday.

 How to dress up as your favorite South Florida celebrity for Halloween

How to dress up as your favorite South Florida celebrity for Halloween

Still not sure who to be for Halloween? You could always go as Dwyane Wade or Pitbull.

Craft beers to try at your local gastropub or brewery

Craft beers to try at your local gastropub or brewery

Whether you like pumpkin ales, or something a little stronger, there's a craft beer calling your name. Here are some favorites from local pubs and breweries.

College football fans: Here's where to watch your team

College football fans: Here's where to watch your team

Are you a Seminole, Gator or transplant from Notre Dame or Ohio State? Check out this list of football watch parties in South Florida.

About the blog & author


Are you On the List? Ever wonder how to slip past the velvet ropes and into private lounges where supermodels dance on tables and celebrities are livin' large and in charge? Our party patrol shares night life secrets, from what to wear to how to score VIP access. We get celebrities, DJs, club owners and doormen to reveal how you can take full advantage of South Florida's glamorous, sexy club scene.

Micaela Hood: Friends call me Ms. Miami. I'm a veteran South Florida entertainment reporter and celeb spotting is my specialty. I regularly interview A-listers on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, Super Bowls and haute fashions shows. I've even hosted events with Kim Kardashian and Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. I live the good life on South Beach with my dog and cat, Buffy and Chloe. I love to shop, tan and people-watch on Lincoln Road.

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