Monday, January 26, 2015

"Black or White" Hits Theaters This Friday!

If you're planning on visiting the movie theater this weekend, you should definitely see "Black or White" starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. Other stars include Anthony Mackie, Jillian Estell, Jennifer Ehle and more.

"Black or White" is about a bitter court battle that ensues between a white maternal grandfather (Kevin Costner) and a black paternal grandmother(Octavia Spencer) over custody of their biracial granddaughter who seeks custody. And with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings on race, understanding and forgiveness. 

Watch the trailer below and make sure to check out "Black or White" on January 30, 2015!








Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Whole Foods Market Downtown Miami Grand Opening Guide


Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic food retailer, is finally opening its doors in Downtown Miami on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 299 SE Third Street. This is the first of four new stores opening in South Florida in the next two months. Catering specifically to the metropolitan/business crowd, the Downtown Miami location will open daily at 7:30am. The store has convenient access to the Bayfront and Knight Center Metro Mover stops, as well as a 140-spot parking garage designated just for Whole Foods Market customers.

Monday, January 12, 2015

South Florida Welcomes its First Zaxby's Restaurant


Known for its famous chicken wings and chicken fingers in the Southeast, Zaxby's is celebrating the grand opening of its new location in West Palm Beach at 5613 Okeechobee Boulevard. 

If you aren't familiar with this restaurant chain, Zaxby's is an alternative to fast food which offers prepared-at-order chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads.  Their most popular menu items are its hand-breaded Chicken Fingerz and Traditional or Boneless Wings, smothered in a choice of nine sauces with names like Wimpy, Tongue Torch, Nuclear and Insane. 

Zaxby's also offers four salads, or Zalads: The House, The Blue, The Caesar and its newest addition, The Cobb. All of Zaxby's Zalads are prepared with chicken, three kids of lettuce, interesting ingredients-such as French-Fried onions- fresh veggies and juicy tomatoes, and are larger than most salads served elsewhere. 

The restaurant chain has more than 640 restaurants in 15 states, including Florida, Alabama and Georgia. The West Palm Beach licensee plans to open six more Zaxby's in the county over the next five years. 

For more information and additional menu items visit www.zaxbys.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January is Miami Cruise Month!



After celebrating the holidays with family gatherings, lots of eating and endless shopping, I wouldn't mind recovering from the madness with a relaxing cruise or even a staycation at a hotel. 

Luckily, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau launched "Miami Cruise Month" which offers crazy deals on cruises, special pre- and post- cruise hotel stays, attraction visits and Heritage Neighborhood tours for the entire month of January. 

Several world renown lines and ships departing from and arriving to Port Miami are set to participate including: 
- Azamara Club Cruises
- Celebrity Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Lines
- Oceania Cruises
- Regent Seen Seas Cruises
- Royal Caribbean International 


On Tuesday, January 13th, the GMCVB is sponsoring a #CruiseChat from 2 to 3pm ET on Twitter to discuss all things related to Miami Cruises. You can join in on the fun with @MiamiandBeaches and participate in a real-time discussion about cruising as well as local tours and activities, dining and accommodation options, neighborhoods and attractions to experience in Miami before and after your cruise. One lucky tweeter will receive a $50 gift card. 

For more information visit www.MiamiCruiseMonth.com 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Top HP Products For Your Holiday Gift Giving





Tech gadgets are always the go-to-gift every Holiday season and every year it gets harder and harder trying to decide which product's to purchase. Being a techie myself, I'm always excited about the new product launches. 

Hewlett Packard laptops and desktops has been apart of my family for years and I look forward to their latest product innovations that's just in time for the holiday season. 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY-OF-FOUR PRIZE PACK TO SEE THE ALL NEW "ANNIE" MOVIE IN ADVANCE!



Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhan√© Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

Just in time for the Christmas season, "Annie" hits theaters on December 19, 2014 and you along with your family have a chance to see it in advanced in Miami!

We're gonna make this giveaway very easy for you. Just LIKE us on Facebook and you will be entered for a Family of 4 Prize Pack.

Winners will be randomly selected on December 12, 2014.

Check out the "Annie" trailer below...


Monday, December 8, 2014

"Top Five" Movie Trailer and Miami Advanced Screening Ticket Giveaway


From Jay-Z, Kanye West and Questlove comes TOP FIVE starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union and more. 

Written, directed, and starring Chris Rock, TOP FIVE tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Anders Holm, Jay Pharaoh, Michael Che, Sherri Shepherd, Leslie Jones. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove.

You are invited to watch the advanced screening on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Regal South Beach at 8pm!

Click the link to get your passes and watch the trailer below! 





Friday, November 28, 2014

Art Basel Miami Buzz | ART AFRICA MIAMI ARTS FAIR


The Urban Collective continues to invigorate the cultural landscape of the Historic Overtown community with the anticipation of this year’s 2014 Art Africa Miami Arts Fair(AAMAF), taking place December 3-7, 2014 at 801 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, Fl 33136.

The AAMAF remains relevant in its 4th year, and continues to push boundaries, leading the way for innovation, creativity and inclusion of some of the top art artist influencers of the African and Caribbean Diaspora. This year’s fair falls under the marketing campaign and moniker of #HistoricOvertownSoulBasel and was orchestrated by The Urban Collective’s CEO, Neil Hall, as a collaborative partnership between the City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Southeast Overtown Parkwest Community Redevelopment Agency and the Black Archives of art cultural offerings throughout Overtown during Art Basel in December. #HistoricOvertownSoulBasel celebrates Overtown’s music, art and cultural vibe.

AAMAF opens Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7pm-10pm at the Carver Building 801 NW 3rd Avenue in Miami, immediately following the opening night of Soul Basel Overtown: A Celebration of Art, Music and Culture in Colored Town that will showcase the works of the late Overtown artist Purvis Young at the Lyric Theatre. The AAMAF gallery opens daily from 11am-7pm. Other cultural offerings during the fair include a live mural being curated by Kyle Holbrook, CEO of Moving Lives of Kids Community Mural Project; artist’s talks produced by Caribbean-American intellectual, Dr. Carol Boyce Davies and Soul Basel Brunch and Conversation.

Art Africa Miami runs daily from 11am-7pm, December 4-6, 2014. For more information visit www.artafricamiamifair.com







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