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.

Thanksgiving: where to eat and drink

Thanksgiving: where to eat and drink

Why slave over the stove, when you can someone cook for you? Whether you're a vegan or a meat lover, take a break this year and let South Florida's top restaurants serve up the turkey.

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.

This week's best parties Oct. 21 - Oct. 27

This week's best parties Oct. 21 - Oct. 27

This week, celebrate Halloween early at Mansion and Off the Hookah or hang out with hip-hop stars Sean Paul and Trey Songz, and the Miami Heat's DJ Irie.

This week's best parties: Oct. 15 - Oct 20

This week's best parties: Oct. 15 - Oct 20

Check out Diddy at LIV, Calvin Harris at Story and Dirty South at Passion.

This week's best parties: Oct. 10 - 12

This week's best parties: Oct. 10 - 12

Figuring out your weekend? Nightlife expert Micaela Hood gives her recommendations on best places to party.

South Florida Halloween party guide

South Florida Halloween party guide

Whether you plan on trick or treating, it's time to start planning where to party this Halloween. Here are our picks across all three South Florida counties.

This week's best parties: Oct. 3 - 7

This week's best parties: Oct. 3 - 7

Check out DJ Ruckus at LIV, Viceroy at Steam and DJ Killaka5 and a two-hour open bar at Passion and Cyn.

Events to check out this Fall

Events to check out this Fall

The weather is cooling off and the hottest season in South Florida will soon start. From Art Basel to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, there's plenty of events you don't want to miss.

Local comedian Forrest Shaw to headline three shows

Local comedian Forrest Shaw to headline three shows

Catch him when you can.

This week's best parties: Sept. 17 - 22

This week's best parties: Sept. 17 - 22

Friday night is the best night to boogie. Check out David Guetta at LIV, Mednas at Story, Brass Knuckles at Mansion and DJ Konflikt at Vibe.

South Florida Oktoberfest guide

South Florida Oktoberfest guide

From Miami to Palm Beach, there's plenty of beer, sexy frauleins and German food to have you saying, "prost!" all month long. - Micaela Hood

This week's best parties: Sept. 11 - 14

This week's best parties: Sept. 11 - 14

Party with Lil Jon at LIV, cool off at Steam, or find a cutie at Passion.

Being Gabrielle Union: 15 things you didn't know about Mrs. Dwyane Wade

Being Gabrielle Union: 15 things you didn't know about Mrs. Dwyane Wade

┬áBy now you’re heard about the lavish Miami wedding between Heat champ Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union.

Ten reasons LeBron James should have stayed in Miami

Ten reasons LeBron James should have stayed in Miami

By Micaela Hood Why, LeBron, why? From the beaches to the coffee, there isn't any reason to leave.

This week's best parties: Sept. 3 - 7

This week's best parties: Sept. 3 - 7

Check out Drake at LIV, DJ Guetta at Story, DJ Affect at Off the Hookah and DJ Konflikt at Passion.

This week's best parties Aug. 8 - 11

This week's best parties Aug. 8 - 11

Check out DJ Zog's birthday bash at Passion, Jamie Jones at Story and Diddy at LIV.

This week's best parties Aug 1 - 4

This week's best parties Aug 1 - 4

Check out Oliver Heldens at Mansion, Leo Medina at Hyde, Kryder at Story and Martin Garrix at LIV.

This weekend's best parties July 25 - 28

This weekend's best parties July 25 - 28

Check out DJ Konflikt at Passion, Tom Staar at Story,Soulja Boy at LIV and Que at Mansion.

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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