Written by DC Cruz Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00
“C'est le mois de l'Amour", indeed it is the month of love as it slowly rolls in, we find ourselves making one of several decisions. Either you are single and looking to meet someone special or you're looking to have some fun and escape the pressures of the month. Then there are those who have someone special and are looking to do something memorable. Not to worry; we have you covered. This month of is full of all sorts of thrills and aphrodisiacs for your viewing pleasure. Just remember to party safely, L'amour en toute Securite” (love safely) and keep an open mind and heart.
Are you ready to explore?
The 4th annual Explore/EXPO, a business expo targeting the South Florida community Gay and allies, is the perfect opportunity for a business to showcase itself with hundreds of fellow exhibitors and attendees. It will be held February 12th at the Moore Building in Miami's Design District from noon to 5pm. Brought to you by the Miami-Dade Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Explore/EXPO purpose is to bring together more than 100 vendors, suppliers, companies and organizations catering to the LGBT community. This event will be open to the public for free and will include food, refreshments, entertainment, giveaways, and drawings for some great prizes! Come and check out the great products and services offered by LGBT businesses for products/services you may not even be aware of! Following the Explore/ EXPO, attendees are invited to Alberto Linero's Gallery for a post-event reception with art, wine and hors d'oeuvres. For more information, visit GoGayMiamiExplore.com
A MOVA Valentine surprise
Valentine's falls on a Tuesday, making it a bit difficult to plan the perfect get-away with your loved one. Want to know a great alternative? MOVA, an entertaining bar/lounge focused on quality drinks and excellent music, will be holding a special Valentine's event this year that is guaranteed to have something for you. MOVA is the perfect spot to meet new people or take potential dates with its upscale venue, cozy feel and prime location in South Beach. So whether you're single or taken, make sure to stop by and check out MOVA's Valentine surprise this February 14th! MOVA Lounge 1625 Michigan Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 MovaLounge.com
Get your “Art” on in February
Coconut Grove will be holding its annual “Coconut Grove Arts Festival” celebrating their 48th year running! C.G.A.F hosts more than 380 international artists, all exhibiting their finest work! The festival offers the chance to view or purchase amazing pieces of art, live music performances and world famous chefs who will treat us with their best culinary gifts. The C.G.A.F will run from February 18th to the 20th. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit CGAF.com. Coconut Grove Arts Festival Along McFarlane Road and South Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33133 (305) 447-0401
The Food Network takes over South Beach
I hope your taste buds and bellies are ready for The Food Network's annual takeover of South Beach, which benefits Florida International University (FIU) School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. This festival is a national, star-studded event that runs from February 23rd through the 26th. It showcases the world's most renowned talents in wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. The festival will include a Whole Foods Market grand tasting, Brunch at Sea hosted by Douglas Rodriguez & Aaron Sanchez, several wine tastings and seminars brought to you by Bank of America. It is sure to be a year to remember in this unique festival that graces our beautiful city each year! For tickets and more information, visit SobeFest.com
Turn up the heat with Winter Party
Winter Party joins us this year from February 29th to March 5th and it's time to strap on your tightest swimsuit and be ready to party! Imagine six action-packed days and nights consisting of nine spectacular parties that host over 10,000 guests from around the world! Not only is this one seriously long-lasting party, but it's also a “party with a purpose”. Proceeds from the events will benefit the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and local Miami nonprofit organizations that serve the LGBT community. For more information, be sure to check out this month's feature on the event and visit WinterParty.com