Q&A: Gabrielle Anwar on Her New Documentary and Aging in Hollywood

October 29, 2014 | by Tricia Carr | Talk of the Town

Gabrielle Anwar talks about her beau Shareef Malnik's Make-A-Wish Ball, her documentary-in-the-making, and why she won't "cling to my youth."

Gabrielle Anwar.Gabrielle Anwar.

Fans of USA Network's Burn Notice know Gabrielle Anwar as ex-IRA weapons expert Fiona Glenanne. But here, we know the actress as proud Miami resident, mother of three, green goddess, and, for the past three years, celebrity auctioneer of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, which is put on by her partner, The Forge owner and Ball Chairman Shareef Malnik, with the help of InterContinental Miami General Manager Robert Hill and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida President/CEO Norman Wedderburn. This Saturday, November 1, the gala celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Wizard of Oz theme, a special performance by Diana Ross, a guest list that's 900 strong—and we can't forget the annual after-party at the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub.

We caught up with Anwar before the Ball to talk about her fourth gig as auction emcee, life in Miami, and why she's going behind the camera for her first documentary.  >>Read More


Silence of the Lambchops Dinner; Jungle Party with Roberto Cavalli

October 28, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News

Halloween in Miami comes in all sizes; from a spooky dinner to a wild party, we've rounded up some of the best Halloween happenings in this week's food and drink news. 

Fangs will be out at Cavalli's jungle-themed Halloween party (and we don't mean vampire teeth). 

Silence of the Lambchops Dinner at The Federal

Hannibal Lecter fans can make their way through a Silence of the Lambs-themed meal as Chef Cesar Zapata of The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions joins forces with Chef Todd Erickson of HaVen South Beach and Huahua's Taqueria to host a horrifyingly delicious dinner and wine pairing on Wednesday, October 29. Don your best Hannibal-esque attire and enjoy five courses inspired by the film—like A Young Cannibal in the Making consisting of country-fried veal brains, braised figs, corn, and ancho chile—as the movie soundtrack and silent scenes play in the background. 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-758-9559; Tickets here

Halloween Cocktails at The Setai

This week's version of After Sunset @ The Setai (8-11 p.m. in the bar and courtyard) is all about Halloween. Bartender Philip Khandehrish partners with Meat Market's mixologist Ezra Pattek to kick off the holiday weekend early on Thursday, October 30 with hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, and Ancho Reyes cocktails—and the party wouldn't be complete without tons of dry ice and a pumpkin punch bowl. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6400 >>Read More


Ian Somerhalder is The Coral Reef in Conservation International Campaign

October 27, 2014 | Pursuits

Conservation International's new Nature Is Speaking campaign seeks to redefine the conversation about the relationship between people and nature. In a series of short films, celebrities lend their voices to parts of nature, such as the rainforest, ocean, and redwood. All deliver an important message everyone needs to hear: Nature doesn't need people. People need nature.

This week's film features Ian Somerhalder as The Coral Reef. Watch below and learn more on natureisspeaking.org