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.

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: Ultra Music Festival Edition

This Week's Best Parties: Ultra Music Festival Edition

Bikini babes and sexy music will reign next week in Miami during WMC. But don't worry, if you can't afford tickets to Ultra. There are still plenty of places to party with big names DJs such as Avicii and Afrojack.

Party with LeBron James - if you're lucky

Party with LeBron James - if you're lucky

LeBron James has his Nike shoes, clothing store (Unknwn inside Aventura Mall), a limited edition custom-made Audemars Piguet watch, and now, a new soft drink.

Why LeBron James deserves to be named GQ's 'Most Stylish Athlete'

Why LeBron James deserves to be named GQ's 'Most Stylish Athlete'

I've been following LeBron James' NBA career since he moved here from Ohio in 2010.

This weekend's best parties

This weekend's best parties

Check out Calvin Harris at Story, Slick Rick at LIV and DJ Obscene at Passion.

Chris Bosh talks fashion, life in Miami

Chris Bosh talks fashion, life in Miami

Even with all his millions, Chris Bosh admits he shops at the trendy clothing store, EXPRESS. The retailer, known to be budget-friendly, held a runway show at the Raleigh Hotel on Thursday. We chatted with Bosh, who attended the event along with Sports Illustrated swimsuit hottie, Kate Upton. 

Best places to party for St. Patrick's Day

Best places to party for St. Patrick's Day

By Micaela Hood Ready to break out the leprechaun hats, green T-shirts and & "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" buttons? Monday is St. Patrick's Day! Here are some South Florida hotspots where you can party while enjoying a cold pint of Guinness or a hot plate of shepherd's pie.

Spring break survival tips

Spring break survival tips

From swanky South Beach to laid-back Fort Lauderdale, there’s plenty to see and do this spring break. But before you check into your hotel and head over to the 7-11 for a 24-pack of Miller Lite to take with you to the beach, you need to know a few things. 

This week's best parties: Feb.28 - March 2

This week's best parties: Feb.28 - March 2

Check out blogger Nik Richie at Passion, Quintino at LIV and Myon and Shane 54 at Mansion.

SoBe Wine and Food Festival: fun on the cheap

SoBe Wine and Food Festival: fun on the cheap

From volleyball with models to free frozen slushies, there are plenty of activities that won't break your bank account at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

This week's best parties: the Valentine's weekend edition

This week's best parties: the Valentine's weekend edition

Check out Calvin Harris at Story, Steve Aoki at LIV and Oscar G 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. 

Bieber and the beach: it's a wrap

Bieber and the beach: it's a wrap

The madness is over – for now.

This week's best parties

This week's best parties

Check out DJ Irie at LIV, Danny Tenaglia at Story and open mic night at Whiskey Blue

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 13 - 19

This week's best parties Jan 13 - 19

Check out Alba Seaside's Brazilian bash, Lila Nikole's swimwear show at Passion, Nervo at LIV and Dustin "Screech" Diamond at Off the Hookah.

Battioke: karaoke songs that the Heat players should sing

Battioke: karaoke songs that the Heat players should sing

By Micaela Hood and SouthFlorida.com Staff In honor of this year's Battioke, a karaoke charity event featuring the Miami Heat players, we put together a wish list of songs we're hoping the NBA champs will sing. The event takes place Jan. 27 at the Fillmore Miami Beach....

This Week's Best Parties: Jan 9  - 13

This Week's Best Parties: Jan 9 - 13

Check out Adrian Lux at LIV, Posso at Wall, and Mark Knight at Mansion. In Broward, drink free at Off the Hookah.

Beyonce and Jay-Z party at South Beach Karaoke Bar

Beyonce and Jay-Z party at South Beach Karaoke Bar

Beyoncé and Jay Z are taking full advantage of all the luxuries Miami has to offer.

This week's best parties: Jan 3 - 8

This week's best parties: Jan 3 - 8

Check out DJ Cassidy at LIV, Jamie Jones at Story and Passion's search for the perfect model.

Celebs ring in the New Year in Miami

Celebs ring in the New Year in Miami

This week's best parties

This week's best parties

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

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

The best New Year's Eve parties

Where to ring in 2014.

Will the real Yeezus please stand up? Diddy, who is hosting a party during Art Basel, gets confused for Kanye West

Diddy and Kanye West don't really look alike, but that didn't' stop New York-based art dealer Jeffrey Dietch from making an accidental case of mistaken identity. 

Actor Matt Damon reduces price tag on his Miami Beach home.

See photos of Damon's North Bayshore Drive mansion The asking price: A (measly) $19 million. The sprawling pad is 12,705 square feet and has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms as well as a two-bedroom and two-bath guesthouse.

Photos: Thanksgiving at LeBron James' Ohio mansion

By Micaela Hood After Wednesday night's 11-point win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat spent their Thanksgiving at LeBron James' Akron, Ohio home. James' personal chef cooked up a yummy meal including some of his favorite dishes such as macaroni and...

Art Basel: parties you can get into

You don't have to be a rich art collector to have fun during Art Basel, otherwise known as Miami's social event of the year. Check out De La Soul at Stage, Mark Ronson at Mansion and Richard "Richie" Hawtin at Story.

The best Thanksgiving parties: where to get your gobble on

Next to New Year's Eve, the week of Thanksgiving is one of the biggest social events of the year. Visitors from afar arrive in South Florida ready to party. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to drink and catch up with family and old friends. Here are some of your best bets.

LeBron James' style through the years

By Micaela Hood, SouthFlorida.com This week, LeBron James was named GQ's "Most Stylish Athlete of 2013." I've been following LeBron James' NBA career since he moved here from Ohio in 2010. Sure, I might not know all his stats on the court, but man, he sure can dress. ...

This week's best parties: Nov. 13 - 17

Check out Tony G at Hyde Beach, Calvin Harris at LIV and the grand opening of Stache.

This week's best parties: Nov. 5 - Nov. 9

Check out DJ Stevie J Story, Bob Sinclair at Wall, Krewella's after party at LIV and Oscar G's birthday bash at Space.

It's a girl! Chris and Adrienne Bosh welcome a new addition

Miami Heat player Chris Bosh has a lot to celebrate these days. The two-time NBA champ and his wife, Adrienne, welcomed a new addition to their family

Check out the Heat's sexy intro - but beware you might need to cool off after watching it

Oh my! As if watching the Heat players sweat it out on the court wasn't sexy enough. In a new Youtube video, LeBron and the gang are on fire - but in a good way.

This week's best parties: the non-Halloween edition

You don't have to wear a costume to party this week to have fun. Check out the Game and Luciano at Story, Crazibiza at Gryphon and Sean Paul at LIV.

Watch a free screening of the Miami Heat's new documentary

Just in time for Tuesday's season opener against the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat are releasing their new documentary, "Together We Rise," and are inviting fans to a free screening.

This week's best parties Oct. 17 - Oct. 20

Check out Daddy Yankee at Iguana Pines, R Kelly at Story, A$ap Ferg at Cameo, Steve Aoki and Waka Flocka at LIV and Connor Cruise at Set. If you still have energy, head over to Hyde Beach on Sunday to check out some football, and oh yeah, sexy people.

Dwyane Wade and Nas host Hennessy party

Over the weekend, NBA champ Dwyane Wade and rapper Nas hosted a party along with Hennessy V.S to celebrate the GQ MEN Book at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel South Beach. Celeb friends at the VIP party included Wade's sweetie Gabrielle Union and his teammate, Michael Beasley. Much to the...

Halloween happenings

By Phillip Valys and Micaela Hood Halloween gatherings have been terrorizing South Florida since September, but the shenanigans are just getting started. Between now and a certain hallowed holiday next Thursday, you'll have been chased by murderous orphans, danced with...

Photos: The best parties

This week become a movie star at Passion or get down to sets by Tony G at Hyde Beach, Afrojack at Story, Ruckus at LIV, Sabb at FDR, and the Manufactured Superstars at Gryphon.

This week's best parties

Check out boxing champ Floyd Mayweather at Story, Cazzette at Oasis, Showtek at LIV, George Acosta at Gryphon and an Aussie invasion at Off the Hookah.

Dwyane Wade's glitter and gold

If there were a best dressed list for NBA players, Dwyane Wade would certainly make the list.

Mario Chalmers: 'The Heat will win NBA Championship Again'

He may be biased, but Heat point guard Mario Chalmers says three times is a charm. “I have to go with the Heat. I do think we’ll win another [back-to-back] championship."

This week's best parties Sept. 26 - 29

Fifty Miami turns one and BT spins at Off the Hookah; Alesso takes over Story; Calvin Harris plays at LIV and Akon hosts a bash at Bamboo.

This week's best parties

Check out Vanilla Ice at Off the Hookah, Sander Van Doorn at LIV, Morten at Gryphon, Arty at Mansion and Tony Rohr at Story.

Meet Mrs. LeBron James

Every King needs a queen.  If you haven't heard, LeBron James married his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson.

This week's best parties

Check out Kelis at Bamboo, Cedric Gervais at Story and Tyler Sherritt at Gryphon.

Bailamos: check out these hot Latin parties

Bailamos: check out these hot Latin parties

Where to salsa, merengue and bachata.

This week's best parties

This week's best parties

Flirt with some "Real Housewives" at Passion; dance with DJ Jazzy Jeff at Bamboo, or party in VIP with Zedd and Paul Oakenfold at LIV.

Get wet this Labor Day: pool parties you don't want to miss

Get wet this Labor Day: pool parties you don't want to miss

Hennessy V.S girls celebrate Os Gêmeos designed bottle in Miami

Hennessy V.S girls celebrate Os Gêmeos designed bottle in Miami

The Hennessy girls were spotted hanging with Brazilian artists, and twin brothers, Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, otherwise known at Os Gêmeos. At the free event, the brothers signed copies of Hennessy V.S bottles that they designed for the cognac brand. The artsy bottle, which retails for $32, has...

'Orange County' special: Meet Tamra Barney Judge Friday in Fort Lauderdale

'Orange County' special: Meet Tamra Barney Judge Friday in Fort Lauderdale

On “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Tamra Barney Judge deals with drama, gossip queens and nasty catfights. That’s one of the reasons the mother of four is looking forward to her mini vacation in South Florida.

This week's best parties: Labor Day Edition

This week's best parties: Labor Day Edition

Enjoy your three-day weekend with DJ sets by Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Tritional, Victor Calderone and Oscar G.

Meet Chris "Birdman" Andersen Saturday

Meet Chris "Birdman" Andersen Saturday

The Heat's Chris "Birdman" Andersen will be signing autographs  2:30 p.m. Saturday at TigerDirect.com, 7795 W. Flagler St., Miami.

Meet 'Teen Mom' turned porn star Farrah Abraham at Off the Hookah

Meet 'Teen Mom' turned porn star Farrah Abraham at Off the Hookah

Just days before she asked her Twitter fans for gifts via her Amazon Wishlist, reality star...

This week's best parties: Aug. 21-24

This week's best parties: Aug. 21-24

Check out Leo Medina at Bamboo, Stafford Brothers at LIV, Oscar G at Club Space and Tommy Lee at Gryphon.

Flo Rida will perform free concert Saturday

Flo Rida will perform free concert Saturday

You don’t need a lot of moolah to see Flo Rida perform this weekend.

Afterparty with Jay-Z at Mansion

Afterparty with Jay-Z at Mansion

While his concert sidekick, Justin Timberlake, performs a private show over at the Fillmore, rapper Jay Z will be living it up at Mansion.

This week's best parties Aug. 13 - 18

This week's best parties Aug. 13 - 18

Check out DJ Khaled and Mario at Story, Paris and Simo at Gryphon, Rev Run and Ruckus at LIV and John Dalback at Mansion.

Teresa and Joe Giudice coming to Hollywood Saturday night

Teresa and Joe Giudice coming to Hollywood Saturday night

There's a saying in Italian, "La vita va avanti" which means life goes on. And that's exactly the attitude that Teresa Giudice seems to have these days.

This week's best parties

This week's best parties

Check out Lil Jon at LIV, Paul Van Dyk at Mansion and Coco Drills at Gryphon.

Free things to do in South Florida

Free things to do in South Florida

By Micaela Hood Check out these free events happening in your neighborhood.

Shakira says ciao to Miami

Shakira says ciao to Miami

Is Miami Beach not child-proof enough for Shakira? The Colombian pop star has listed her North Bay Road mansion on the market for $14.95 million.

This week's best parties:  July 31 - Aug 3

This week's best parties: July 31 - Aug 3

Check out Fabolous at Story, Coolio at LIV and Argentine rock band Vilma Palma E Vampiros at Blue Martini.

Work hard, play harder: Where Heat players vacation

Work hard, play harder: Where Heat players vacation

This week's best parties

This week's best parties

Check out Kevin Hart at Mansion, Oscar G at Off the Hookah, Luciano at LIV and Gryphon's all-night music marathon.

Photos: People-watching at Miami Swim Week

Photos: People-watching at Miami Swim Week

By Micaela Hood and Maria Murriel Scenes from this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim held on South Beach.

Miami Swim Week parties

Miami Swim Week parties

Thursday

The best parties this week

The best parties this week

There's plenty of velvet ropes to cross in Dade and Broward this week. In the 305, check out ESS and Emm at Set, R3hab at Story, Scott Disick at Bamboo and Mike Epps at Cameo. In Broward, Oscar G plays at Gryphon, while Chus and Ceballos spin at Off the Hookah.

This week's best parties July 8 - 13

This week's best parties July 8 - 13

Check out Rick Ross at Mansion, Melody Thorton at Bamboo, Flosstradamus at LIV, Roland and Doons at Gryphon and Michael Brun at Story.

Michael Yo: Celebrity stinks

Michael Yo: Celebrity stinks

As a host and correspondent for entertainment-news shows such as "Extra," "OMG! Insider," "E! News" and "Showbiz Tonight," Michael Yo has had some memorable run-ins with A-list actors, musicians and reality-TV stars. But nothing could prepare him for an odd interview he had with pop star Katy Perry.

This week's best parties: Independence Day edition

This week's best parties: Independence Day edition

There will be plenty of fireworks when LIV owner David Grutman celebrates his birthday; Ace Hood hosts a bash at Bamboo, Fat Joe and Tyrese take over Story, Joachim Garruad spins at Gryphon, Cedric Gervais visits Space and Exit 66 throws a Superman-themed bash.

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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