#TBT: When Muhammad Ali Had the Best Birthday Ever

January 15, 2015 | by juliet izon

On this Throwback Thursday, we remember Cassius Clay's Miami Beach birthday party which took place 51 years ago this month.

Cassius ClayCassius Clay celebrating his 22nd birthday in Miami Beach in 1964.

Before there was Muhammad Ali, there was Cassius Clay. In this jubilant 1964 snapshot, taken during his 22nd-birthday celebration in Miami Beach, the young Clay poses giddily with his cake, which featured a tiny, edible likeness of himself, arms raised overhead in victory. With his mouth joyously open in a yell, it would be easy to mistake Clay for simply an exuberant post-grad. But the boxer, as the world now knows, was a gifted pugilist who amassed an astounding 100 victories in the ring as an amateur boxer by the time he was 18. The summer after graduating high school, he even traveled to Rome for the 1960 Summer Olympics and returned to America with the light heavyweight gold medal. >>Read More

 

5 Reasons We Can't Wait for PAMM's Art of the Party

January 13, 2015 | by Galena Mosovich

January could be a time to relax and recoup after the holidays... but not in Miami, where the city's institutions keep our social calendars packed with excuses to party for a good cause. Here, we give you five reasons to spend your Saturday night at Pérez Art Museum Miami for its first-ever Art of the Party—an event that Ocean Drive staffers are eager to witness.

Batuke Samba FunkBrazilian funk band Batuke Samba Funk will be performing alongside Pee Wee Ellis at the "Remix" after-party

1. Lee Brian Schrager.
Just say his name and we all start salivating. The man behind the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is sharing his talents with PAMM to turn the social tradition formerly known as the MAM Ball into a multifaceted celebration featuring two dining experiences and an after-party you do not want to miss (more on this in #3). >>Read More

 

#TBT: 11 Things You Didn't Know About the Golden Globes

January 08, 2015 | by jessica estrada

In anticipation of the 72nd Golden Globes this Sunday (January 11, 5p.m. on NBC), we’ve compiled 11 fun facts, historical tidbits, and talked-about moments in the awards show's history. Get ready to impress the guests at your viewing party...

Elizabeth Taylor at the 1958 Golden Globes.Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, and Mike Todd in 1958—the year that Sinatra and friends changed the Globes for good.

1. It’s the Most Laid-Back Awards Show: Unlike the other major awards shows, the Golden Globes allows celebrities to freely sit, mingle, and sip booze all night. Basically, it’s just one big star-studded party. >>Read More


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