Martha Stewart, look out. Rapper Flo Rida has launched his own lifestyle collection.
“I like entertaining and having friends over. That's what I do,” said Flo Thursday night at an event celebrating the flashy housewares at Sushi Couture in Miami Beach. “I’m a fun guy.”
The Carol City native’s collection of such festive necessities as cocktail glasses, snack bowls and serving plates is appropriately called Life of the Party and sold at popcultureliving.com. One of his favorites is the royal blue “GoLow Martini” glass, named after his debut single, 2008’s Low.
But Flo, 35, also has music on the brain. That’s kind of also what the Whistle singer (aka Tramar Dillard) does.
“My fifth album is coming out soon, and I’m very excited about that,” said the handsome (and quite tall) hip-hopper, surrounded by a bevy of females.
Working title is either The Perfect 10 or Eleven.
What’s up with that?
“I’m a perfectionist,” he said. “I expect nothing less than the best.”
With all that Flo has going on, he needs to keep his energy up. Another side gig: teaming up with Celsius for a berry flavored preworkout drink, Flo Fusion. From 3-5 p.m. Oct. 25, you’re invited to try it out at GNC, 622 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Yes, the buff performer says he will sign autographs and take selfies with fans.
IT’S A BLING THING
Randy Starks had more on his mind than football on Monday evening: shopping. The Miami Dolphins defensive tackle suited up (we mean, an actual suit) to host a charity event at the David Yurman jewelry store at Bal Harbour Shops. Starks was singing the praises of Yurman’s Men’s Forged Carbon collection — pieces made with a high-tech composite originally meant for sportscars that is stronger than steel (and Starks’ wide barrel chest). A portion of the night’s proceeds went to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
WFOR-TV/CBS4 news anchor Irika Sargent will try out a different job next week. The local journalist will fly to Los Angeles to guest co-host on The Talk, Tuesday(2-3 p.m.), joining regulars Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. Good luck out there!
HEAR HIM ROAR
Need some fashion tips? Now’s your chance to get up close (and possibly) personal with a designing legend. Roberto Cavalli is set to pop into his Miami Beach restaurant lounge Cavalli Miami for Halloween.
The Italian, known for his flashy clothes that often feature animal prints, will host a party with a jungle theme.
According to the invite: “Attendees are encouraged to explore their ‘hunter’ and ‘prey’ instincts as they travel through this alternate universe that will feature ferocious lustful ‘beasts’ handling exotic live serpents and body painted seductive beauties.” Use your imagination.
For reservations: email@example.com or 305-695-4191.