A couple of my friends made the 2013 list for OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS! How exciting is that? I am so proud to say I know these people and it’s wonderful to see their grind and hard work getting some much-deserved attention after some years of keeping with it.
So, first up is Logan Real. He is a Miami-native that I met while doing a custom shoe story for Deco Drive. These days he is doing “big things” working with designers like Rebecca Minkoff adding his personal touch to her beautiful bags, with hand-painted custom monograms! Now, Oprah gives him the shout out for his signature on Monogram Gloves!
Second is Susan Hanover Designs. Oprah chose her stone drop earrings to feature on the list! I also met Susan years ago while pitching story ideas and she is a sweetheart! I’m very excited for both my friends… On that note, is it really time for HOLIDAY SHOPPING!?!?!
The one and only DJ Irie hosted a FANTASTIC holiday party on Miami Beach last night with Ludus, to support his Irie Foundation. I am proud to say that Irie was one of my first “Miami friends” before moving to Florida, and since that time his star has grown exponentially..and very well deserved! He is one of the hardest working people I know, but always stays humble, gracious and grounded…I can’t say enough.
All that being said, anytime I can support and attend one of his events, I do my best to be there! Well, last night he definitely outdid himself. He hosted the most lavish, decadent, holiday party on Miami Beach at a private residence and he pulled out all the stops with theme, decor and entertainment..in true MIA fashion! From elf-fitted servers to nutcrackers, Santa and a crew of “Ho, Ho, Ho’s”…there was snow, elaborate lighting, exotic cars, Stoli drinks flowing and of course the music to put you in the Holiday spirit..or just party mode!
Check out more pics below…it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Happy Holidays! Here’s a nice way to get into the spirit of the season…a trip to Aquanox Spa inside the Trump Int’l Resort on Sunny Isles Beach. Basically, they took three regular spa treatments and gave ’em a Christmas Twist – a “Grinch” Martini Facial, Candy Cane Scrub, and Mistletoes! Peep my massive mane…time for a haircut or else they’re gonna start calling me “PUFFY!” Sometimes the straightening just doesn’t work for me in Miami, even in December when the humidity dies down!