The Real Housewives of New York City blew into hot-spot Seaspice Saturday to film an episode for season 8 of the reality TV show. Always one for the dramatics, Sonja Morgan turned on the waterworks over their dinner of seafood casserole as Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer comforted her while Countess Luann de Lesseps, Carole Carol Radziwill and Dorinda Medley looked on incredulously. We will have to tune in to see what’s sure to be a revealing moment for these ladies.
Following dinner, de Lesseps, Singer, Medley and a new cast member, Julianne Wainstein, stopped by Ball and Chain and danced the night away celebrating owner Zack Bush’s birthday. A few even got on stage to rock out with the band (!) after sipping on cocktails and wine in their private cabana outside next to the stage.
The night must have taken a toll because only three of the Housewives made it to brunch Sunday at Bagatelle. The boisterous foursome there, including a friend of Frankel’s, drank rose wine as they incessantly flirted with their handsome and, says our spy, intimidated waiter. The infamous boozy brunch party was the perfect place for Singer, who immediately got to dancing after eating a light brunch of Bagatelle’s salad and tuna tartare. Housewives puppet master Andy Cohen, meanwhile, was seen having dinner with a friend Friday at Bianca at the Delano where DJ Run, aka Joseph Simmons, was seen brunching with his wife on Sunday.
Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka celebrated the second day of the 2016 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Thursday at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel. Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli, executive chef of Miami’s Driftwood Room, served up bites to all her fellow famous chefs as they enjoyed cocktails and music poolside. NPH and Burtka were also seen schmoozing with Food Network stars Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Marc Murphy, Marc Summers (who told us he’s about to star in his own one-man show), Scott Conant, plus Miami’s Michael Schwartz, Martha Stewart, Top Chef star and Beachcraft owner Tom Colicchio, and Loews chairman Jonathan Tisch, at a chichi private brunch Saturday, a who’s who of the festival hosted at Soho Beach House’s Mandolin by Margaret Zakarian, chef Geoffrey’s wife.
Domestic doyenne Stewart was also seen Saturday, shopping in the Design District with friends, emerging from a car and heading into the new Hermès flagship store.
Shakira was spotted grabbing a late night snack Thursday at Zuma with a friend. A surprisingly incognito Cyndi Lauper was spotted there last weekend in the main dining room with a large group.
It was a meeting of the greatest minds in gastronomy Friday at La Mar by Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. where, with almost 50 Michelin stars between them, chefs Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud had lunch on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace with family and friends. Later that night, Robuchon hosted a $1,500 a plate South Beach Wine & Food Festival dinner in the Miami Design District's Moore Building as a preview of his highly anticipated L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Le Bar, La Boutique and La Terrace, opening in the Miami Design District in early 2017.
Pregnant Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Chrissy Teigen joined South Florida phenomenon, Fireman Derek, aka Derek Kaplan, firefighter and pie maker, for a midnight breakfast at the historic and elegant National Hotel Miami Beach. The poolside event featured breakfast creations from firefighters representing houses from all over Miami. Teigen was also joined by her husband, John Legend. Celeb chef Giada De Laurentiis and rumored beau, Shane Farley, executive producer of FabLife, also made an appearance despite other rumors that had De Laurentiis “flirting madly,” says a source, with Bobby Flay.
Flay, meanwhile, escaped the festival madness Friday to party with chef Michael White at Rockwell, where Minnesota Vikings player Harrison Smith and free agent Antoine Cason were also seen. On Saturday night, Cleveland Browns player Johnny Manziel was seen partying there with friends.
Nas was spotted late Friday night at STK Miami celebrating his brother’s birthday. The group of friends sang happy birthday over a brownie and enjoyed drinks and STK favorites until about 3 a.m. Sources overheard the group talking about Nas’ new album, Lost Tapes 2, rumored to have a 2016 release date. The rapper posted a photo on his Instagram raising his glass and thanking STK.
Tennessee Titans player Delanie Walker was spotted Friday enjoying dinner at The Forge with friends.
Football Player Antrel Rolle was seen enjoying dinner Wednesday at Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena just before the Heat game. Seen there during halftime and the game were Gabrielle Union, Marlins party boy Giancarlo Stanton, and Food Network star Guy Fieri, who borrowed the microphone from DJ Irie to give the club a proper, boisterous shout out.
Ballers costar John David Washington — Denzel's son — was seen having dinner with friends Thursday at Meat Market. Washington just finished filming the show’s second season. Following dinner, they headed to Bodega Taqueria y Tequila for some Don Julio on the rocks.
Cosentino, purveyor of stone, quartz and recycled surfacing, hosted an exclusive performance and meet and greet Thursday with Latin Grammy award winner David Bisbal at their Miami center, performing his hit songs Digale and Mi Princesa.