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.

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.

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.

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

 By 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.

This week's best parties: Swim Week edition

This week's best parties: Swim Week edition

Check out John Dahlback at Wall, Coco Drills at Mansion and Posso at LIV.

This week's best parties July 11 - 13

This week's best parties July 11 - 13

Check out Mase at LIV, Fat Joe at Passion and Sandro Silva at Story.

This week's best parties:  July 2 - 6

This week's best parties: July 2 - 6

You'll see fireworks this weekend when Afrojack takes over Mansion, Cedric Gervais spins at the Raleigh, Martin Solveig touches down at LIV, and Dada Life parties with models at Story.

Photos: Chris "Birdman" Andersen talks Heat in Boca Raton

Photos: Chris "Birdman" Andersen talks Heat in Boca Raton

By Micaela Hood With the fate of the big three, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, up in the air until July 1st, Miami Heat's Chris "Birdman" Andersen is also being coy on what his plans are for next season. "I'm just trying to sit back, relax and catch up with...

This week's best parties June 24 - 29

This week's best parties June 24 - 29

Check out Tiesto at Story, Steve Aoki at LIV, and DJ Affect at Passion.

This week's best parties June 18 - 23

This week's best parties June 18 - 23

Check out Diddy at Story, R3hab at LIV, Paul Van Dyk at Mansion and Nervo at Passion. For those, wanting something classier, celebrate the birthday of Gerry Kelly at Newport Beachside Resort.

The many sneakers of LeBron James

The many sneakers of LeBron James

This week's best parties June 9 - 15

This week's best parties June 9 - 15

Check out the Martinez Brothers at Mansion, rapper 2 Chainz at LIV and homegrown DJ Edgar V at Gryphon.

The Heatles: Miami Heat players sing for charity

The Heatles: Miami Heat players sing for charity

Long live the Beatles, No sorry, we mean the Heatles. 

Report: Pastor who married Kanye West and Kim Kardashian is from Miami Gardens church

Report: Pastor who married Kanye West and Kim Kardashian is from Miami Gardens church

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are officially married, reports People.com

Best parties: Memorial Day Weekend

Best parties: Memorial Day Weekend

Whether you plan on attending Urban Beach Week or just chill in Broward, there are plenty of places to get down.

Drive like a Miami Heat player

Drive like a Miami Heat player

If you've got $230,000 to spare, you can be like D-Wade and cruise down Las Olas in your very own McLaren. But you don't have to be a mega-rich NBA champ to afford LeBron James' Jeep Wrangler, or even Udonis Haslem's Dodge Challenger. Here's a look at some of our favorite players' cars.

Work hard, play harder: Where Heat players vacation

Work hard, play harder: Where Heat players vacation

This week's best parties: May 15 - 19

This week's best parties: May 15 - 19

Party with Calvin Harris and Dennis Rodman.

Where to watch the NBA Playoffs  (Hint: Not at home.)

Where to watch the NBA Playoffs (Hint: Not at home.)

The NBA Playoffs are right around the corner. Here's some places where you can cheer on the Heat. 

Heat champ Ray Allen loves life in Miami

Heat champ Ray Allen loves life in Miami

Miami Heat guard Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon, love living in South Florida, especially during the winter months.

This week's best parties: April 25 - 27

This week's best parties: April 25 - 27

Check out DJ Irie at LIV, Oscar G at Gryphon and DVBBS at Story.

This week's best parties April 10 - 13

This week's best parties April 10 - 13

Check out DJ Sinatra at LIV, ATB at Mansion, and Fatboy Slim at Story.

This week's best parties: Dec. 10 - 15

This week's best parties: Dec. 10 - 15

Pusha-T performs at Grand Central, Jack E spins at Story and Passion has a holiday party for people in-the-know.

Art Basel roundup: where punches, booze and celebs collide

Art Basel roundup: where punches, booze and celebs collide

Is Art Basel really about art or is it just another excuse for people to get drunk and party?

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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