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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

LeBron James' style through the years

LeBron James' style through the years

By Micaela Hood, SouthFlorida.com 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. Some may...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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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