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What’s hot at Hyde this time of year? Moet Ice


Among the celebs spotted Saturday night at Hyde Lounge after the Heat game were Gabrielle Union, Lenny Kravitz, football player Carlos Dunlap, rapper Young Jeezy and bottles of Moët Ice. Lots of them.

On Friday night, Fabulous was seen dining with friends at Catch Miami at the James Royal Palm.

Milwaukee Brewers pitchers Will Smith and Tyler Thornburg were spotted unwinding at The Forge after last Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins. After the duo departed they tweeted about their great experience and said they were excited to return.

Rapper Rick Ross hosted an exclusive dinner for his Maybach Music Group family Tuesday at Soho Beach House. The record label founder and his group of 25 guests feasted in a private room overlooking the ocean toasting to summer and to the label’s continued success, with flowing bottles of Belaire Rosé. Among those in attendance were MMG artists Omarion, Wale, Stalley, Fat Trel, Gunplay, Rockie Fresh and DJ Scream.

Mazel tov to 12-year-old Jolie Harley Dreiling of Miami, who was a champion at the Memorial Day Weekend 50th Anniversary of Florida Magic Association in Orlando. Jolie, who goes by the stage name The Princess of Magic, is a Star Close-Up Prestidigitator, which is a fancy term for illusionist. Her act magically brings some awareness to the dangers of polluting our waters. “Our world is the real magic,” Jolie told us. “Keep it magical.”

Although Dave Daniels recently sold Churchill’s Pub, the legend will continue via Little Haiti Rock City, a documentary about Miami’s landmark rock bar being produced independently by Franco Parente, Angel Markoulis and regular/bartender Nicky Bowe, known unofficially as the face of Churchill’s. The trio is trying to make this happen via a crowd-funding Kickstarter campaign that runs through July 3.

“Projects like these are important because they preserve a side of Miami history that the world doesn’t usually associate with this city. We have a lot more to offer the world than just mojitos and cruise ship layovers,” Parente said. “Churchill’s Pub is a hidden gem that has served as a haven for freedom of expression, and provided a stage for performers of all kinds without judgment, such as few other venues in the world have done,” Markoulis added. And Bowe, who was there for 12 of the bar’s 35 years said, “It’s important to document things before they’re forgotten, and the Dave Daniels era at Churchill’s is as important as anything.” To donate, go to

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