Jazz in the Gardens Food Preview.

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Six of the most popular festival chefs from Jazz in the Gardens served up their greatest hits last week. More than 100 people were in attendance to sneak a peek at what Jazz in the Gardens has to offer this year. We are happy to report that on March 15 and 16, 50 festival chefs will be at Food Village for the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens and if the preview that media insiders were provided is any indication of what is to come, we are sure you won’t be disappointed. This year’s food lineup rivals the stage performers: LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James.

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“There isn’t a better place to eat in South Florida than right here. It’s nice to be able to try a little bit of everything, I can’t decide what I like best. The BBQ is amazing, Chef Winston’s seafood rice is incredible, Keith Reed’s conch salad is the best I’ve ever had, the jerk chicken at the Kingston Delight is the best in South Florida, CuzN Tim’s seafood is super fresh and seriously, the Fruitzen Delite Italian ice is the best I’ve ever had,” said Melissa Dunn, Tamarac.

Reed & Sons Catering (Conch salad and seafood): Keith Reed, 305-391-3623
Kingston Delight (Jamaican Cuisine): Donovan Thompson, 305-975-0595
CuzN Tim’s Seafood Shack (Seafood): Tim Stewart, 754-246-9375
Catering Concepts & Concessions (Caribbean cuisine), Chef Winston Williams, 561-704-5217, http://www.cateringcc.com
Fruitzen Delite (Frozen Desserts), Michael Coley, 954-268-0774, http://www.fruitzendelite.com
Randy’s BBQ & Catering, Randy Mosley, 786-227-1388

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.jazzinthegardens.com.

 

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L’OREAL Paris Presents New Cosmetic Products In Miami

Editorial, Fashion, Miami Life, News

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The Perez Art Museum served as the host for a night filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvre, art and beauty. L’Oréal Paris unveiled an extensive new line of cosmetic products ranging from beauty, skin care and haircare as well. Recognizing the diversity that comprises the vibrant and beautiful city of Miami, L’Oréal Paris selected Gaby Espino to be the host for the evening.

 

 

Gaby Espino

Gaby Espino

Guests had the opportunity to mingle with some of Miami’s finest such as:

Candela Ferro, Host for Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo”
Lily Estefan, Host for Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca”
Pamela Silva Conde, Co-anchor for Unvision’s “Primer Impacto”
Lourdes Stefan, Host for Univision’s “Sal y Pimienta”
Adriana de Moura
Alexia Echevarria
Amaris Jones
Carol Iacovelli
Carolina Arellano
Elizabeth Gutierrez (wife of William Levy)
Jenine Howard
Mark Strickland
Perla Machaen
Tomi Rose
Yolanda Berkowitz

Candela Ferro, Marysol Patton,  Lily Estefan, Gaby Espino, Alexia Echevarria, Elizabeth-1

Candela Ferro, Marysol Patton, Lily Estefan, Gaby Espino, Alexia Echevarria, Elizabeth

Alen Hamdan, Lili Estefan, & Alexia Echevarria-1

Alen Hamdan, Lili Estefan, & Alexia Echevarria

The beauty department was supplied with samples of the new products and will be writing a review of the products keep an eye out. For candid shots of the evening, make sure you are following Worthy Magazine on Instagram and Facebook.

Macy’s Celebrates Black Style For Black History Month

Culture, Editorial, Fashion, News

IMG_4850The crowd that occupied the center of Macy’s Shopping Store in Aventura consisted of women and a few men of all ages. The DJ for the day alternated between sultry classics like Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit and John Legend. Lite bites, which were provided by Chef Irie, were passed around as guests lined up for a glass of white wine from Esterlina Vineyards (one of the few black-owned wineries in Northern California.) It was clear that the guests were at Macy’s for a unique celebration. The Senior Vice President of Diversity Strategies, Bill Hawthorne, explained that every year Macy’s makes an effort to uniquely celebrate Black History Month. This year, the department store decided to honor the  history of Black style and its present-day influence in the fashion world.

As everyone was seated,Local 10 News anchor Neki Mohan  introduced CEO of Ankra Miami Evelyn Onyejuruwa, singer and actress Demetria McKinney  and style expert Constance White to the audience. The collection of women discussed what Black style meant to them.

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“It’s freedom,” Constance White said. “Freedom to accept yourself for who you are.”

The group of women discussed how the use of vibrant colors, intricate patterns and textures have been dominating the fashion industry for the past year and how the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

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“African prints are a big trend,” Onyejuruwa said.

The panel of women applauded Macy’s department store for being one of the few stores that carries Black designers and emphasized the importance of exposure and awareness of Black Desginers.

“We need to celebrate our contributions to the fashion world,” Mckinney said. “But  a lot of the time we don’t always hear about them. A lot of people don’t know that a Black woman designed Jackie O’s wedding dress. Her name was Ann Lowe. Those are things that we need to know.”

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By the conclusion of the event, which also included a fashion presentation in addition to a musical performance by McKinney, audience members walked away with a preview copy of Constance White’s new book, Constance White presents the Queens & Kings of Style, and McKinney’s new single Work With Me with a purchase of $50 or more.

Hawthorne shared his feelings about the event’s success with Worthy Magazine.

“I was very pleased with the turnout,” Hawthorne said. “It was our goal to discuss culture and to teach the audience something that they didn’t know already.”