Hey #ISHINEGIRLGANG! February is here and we are rounding up some the latest and greatest events happening in South Beach, Wynwood, and Virginia Key. While the rest of the country is dealing with the polar vortex, we’re showing you that just because it's winter doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play. Clear your plans to stay at home and binge watch Gossip Girl (again) and check out these exciting happenings going down right here in beautiful, sunny Miami!
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
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For all of you foodies out there, we have amazing news. You’ve officially died and gone to food lovers heaven! The South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2019 (aka SOBEWFF) is just around the corner and we CAN'T WAIT. This is probably the only time of the year in Miami (other than Thanksgiving, of course) where it is socially acceptable to let go for five days straight and eat a lot. Like, a lot a lot... Who doesn't want to indulge in dishes made by some of the world's best chefs and culinary personalities from around the world such as Valerie Bertinelli, Giada de Laurentiis, Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay and so many more! This year’s annual edition is going to be even better than last year's, promoting more than 100 events across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Ladies and gents, treat yourself, you know you deserve this. If you are looking to be a part of epic dinners, wine and cheese tastings, cooking demonstrations by your favorite celebrity chefs and beach parties that you will never forget, this is it guys, this is it. With so many delicious events to choose from and only so much stomach to fill, we’ve gone ahead and picked out some of our fav events!
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Now, if you've been craving a burger for months as we have, the Heineken Light Burger Bash (Friday, February 22nd 7:30pm - 10:30pm) presented by Schweid and Sons is your GO TO! David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris are hosting this year’s beachside bash at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach. #couplegoals. Deciding who will take home Schweid & Sons The Very Best Burger Award include celeb judges @Foodgod Jonathan Cheban, Al Roker, Rev Run and more. If your mouth is watering just by picturing all those burgers and you are starting to get a little hangry, you know what you've got to do.
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Another MUST for this year's Festival is the iconic Tacos After Dark (Thursday, February 21st 10:00pm - 1:00am): Andale... Tacos and tequila? It's almost too good to be true. The Tequila Cazadores poolside fiesta is hosted by popular Food Network personality Michael Symon at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. If taco Tuesday isn’t satisfying your needs, come for taco Thursday and sample more than a dozen of America’s best tacos and cocktail creations. Find a bae to bring along, share some tacos, take some shots and enjoy!
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For all of you dog lovers, hold onto your seats because you are about to have your mind blown. Nulo Pet Food’s Yappie Hour (Saturday, February 23rd 4:00pm - 6:30pm) is designed specifically for your four-legged best friend... Yes, you've read right, you can now bring your furry BFF to Loews Miami Beach Hotel and enjoy an afternoon filled with Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails and tasty bites for you and your pupper. This amazing event will be hosted by cookbook author, co-host of the hit Food Network show The Kitchen, Katie Lee, and her very own pooch, Gus.
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If you are not much of a foodie and would much rather immerse yourself into a dancing crowd and some electric melodies from some of your favorite artists, then III Points Festival is def for you. The 2019 music festival season is off to a great start with this one!
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The III Points Festival, founded in 2013, is an alternative music festival hosted in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District neighborhood. The three-day multi-sensory experience is a tastefully curated and produced event that brings together music lovers of all different genres. With over 100 performers, 6 stages, immersive art installations, lectures and more, prepare to escape reality and get lost in a mix of music, art, and technology.
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This year's lineup for the February 15th-17th festival includes big names such as SZA, Erykah Badu, jazz icon Herbie Hancock, James Blake, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Pussy Riot, Beach House, Blood Orange, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, and more than 60 local performers. The festival’s gates open at 5:00 pm with music all night until 5:00 am at the Mana Wynwood.
Looking for a last minute outfit? We’ve got you covered! Pair a bandeau style bikini top (like the ever popular Ivanna Top in Honey by Two Piece Mafia) with high waisted denim shorts (you can’t go wrong with any selects from One Teaspoon), fishnets, and your reliable converse. You’ll be stylish and ready to dance all night long!
Consider this your pregame for Ultra 2019 (the countdown has begun) and grab your tickets now. See you there!
Miami International Boat Show
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Is that the sound of an engine we hear? For you babes that are into those boat and yacht days, grab your gal pals, your Two Piece Mafia bikinis, get on that water taxi and head over to the 2019 Miami International Boat Show at Marine Stadium Park. On President's Day weekend (February 14th-18th) almost 100,000 boating fans come from all over the world each year to check out the newest and hottest boats. Featuring over 1,400 boats, the latest marine products, sailing seminars, and the VIP experience, an all-inclusive retreat within the show, presented by Porsche, this show is sure to have something for everyone. These are the biggest 5 days in boating and you sure don’t want to miss out!
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This year’s Miami International Boat Show will take place on Virginia Key at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. If you are planning on going to the show, girl, get your tickets ASAP. There are some real boat enthusiasts out there and those tickets are selling fast! So if you are into powerboats, sailboats, mega-yachts, or you just want to hang out with your besties and have some refreshing cocktails, this is your scene babe. #saturdaysarefortheboats
We’re so hyped for all these events, so you better be too. ;) And don’t forget babes, stay up to date with us on our blog and social media. We’ll be tuning you in on the rest of the year’s hottest events, festivals, and much much more.
The Girls at ISHINE365