Justin Bieber was seen checking in Tuesday The Villa Casa Casuarina (formerly the Versace Mansion) before heading to WALL where he gave a surprise performance. Bieber left that club with fifty--yep, 50 people-- and brought them back with him, partying until 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Biebs lounged it off all day at the pool before heading to sceney steakhouse Prime 112 for lunch around 3:30 p.m. A waiter said Bieber "seemed to be intoxicated, most likely from the night before." Ya think? Following lunch he went back to Casa Casuarina to nap before hitting LIV Nightclub, where he showed up just after midnight and spent the majority of the evening singing along to his songs and dancing to them from the DJ booth.
July 31, 2013
Say adios to The Voice judge Shakira, who just listed her North Bay Road home for $14.95 million, according to real estate blog Redfin. The home, located up the block from Matt Damon's home (listed at $20 mil) has, among other things, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a pool with a hardwood deck, a master bedroom with a nursery, guest quarters, and a gym. The listing is by Ben Moss, ex-husband of soon to be Style Channel reality star and real estate pro, Katrina Campins. Shakira joins an A-list of celebs including the aforementioned Damon, Billy Joel, Rosie O'Donnell, and Jennifer Lopez who have either sold or are selling their Miami cribs. To see Shakira's listing, click here.
July 25, 2013
Because writers are always told to "write what you know," and because this writer only knows that horizontal stripes are unflattering and bikinis should be reserved for those who never had C sections or at least an excellent tummy tuck, we tapped into an expert to cover Miami Swim Week for us: Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson. What follows is her play by play correspondence from the splashy trenches, photos and all.
So one of my favorite weeks of the year, Miami Swim Week, was here again. We were planning on leaving NY in time to make all the opening parties Thursday night, however we experienced two flight delays due to the heavy rain in Miami. Sadly missed the official opening party but made it in time to catch the end of the Ocean Drive Magazine party celebrating the cover of my Sports Illustrated gal Hannah Davis, which was great. Then popped to Soho House for a cocktail, then to the Rec Room at The Gale Hotel, which has amazing 80's music playing on vinyl--we danced a little too hard, I think.
Friday I managed to fit in some
serious R&R by the amazing pool at The Gale Hotel where we were
staying. In the afternoon, we headed to The Raleigh to watch
the Agua Bendita show. It had some really great cover ups
along with an amazing one piece with a camera sewn into the print. After the
show we were off to the Soho House to catch a fab and fun Bubbly Hour
that BASTA Surf was putting on. Emily Ford and Samantha
August of Basta are good friends of mine, and I designed a 10 piece swimsuit
collection for them which launched the same day as my seventh appearance in
Sports Illustrated came out in February.
After a few champagnes, we headed to The Dutch at W Hotel for a delicious dinner. In a hurry, we made it back to The Raleigh in time for one of my favorite shows, Beach Bunny. The hair in this show was very unusual and there were so many looks. It was great sitting front row with my girls Irina Shayk and Chrissy Teigen, as we could talk about the looks as we saw them right in front of us. Also ran into Nina Adgal and Hannah Davis there. After that, we went on to party at Hyde SLS for the Beach Bunny after party, and then went to check out performance of J. Cole at LIV.
Before I knew it, it was Sunday and time to get ready for the Galore Magazine Bombshell event that I was down here to host along with Nina Adgal . By the pool at The Gale Hotel, we all hung out, swam and caught up on all the latest. Had to leave in time to make the Mara Hoffman show, which was so gorgeous. I am obsessed with the outfit they sent to wear [see above], don't you love?! Then made a 10 p.m. international flight to Europe for work. It was a quick trip, but an amazing one. Thanks for having me Miami Swim Week. Until next year.
July 22, 2013
No wonder Dwyane Wade has been partying lately and it has nothing to do with his NBA victory either. Last Tuesday, Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches finally reached a financial settlement in their contentious 2010 divorce. Funches, however, is not happy, staging a street protest last Friday in Chicago in which she claimed to be "homeless" and "destitute" as a result of her break up.
Wade's attorney Jim Pritikin disputes that and has issued a statement saying "Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have reached a financial settlement. The agreement was submitted in court last Tuesday, July 16 prior to Ms. Funches' recent unfounded and erratic public display outside the courthouse this past Friday. Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process. Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life."
That lifestyle, according to the statement, includes 'income over $25,000 on a monthly basis, timely paid for her home mortgage, maintenance and security at the house, 4 cars, insurance and all of her attorney fees throughout this process."
As for her sit-in last week, Pritikin says that "Ms. Funches has made a mockery of homelessness which is a serious and personal issue for Mr. Wade as his mother was homeless for a period of time when he was a child. Dwyane Wade was awarded sole custody of their sons by the court in 2011. The safety and well being of his children are his main priority. Due to Ms. Funches' current unstable mental state, her visitation will be determined by the court. Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons."
July 16, 2013
In addition to hawking Icy Hot and cars, Shaquille O'Neal can now stop cars as an official Golden Beach police officer. The ex-Miami Heat player, who was once a reserve cop on Miami Beach, was sworn in today in a ceremony that included the city's mayor, Glenn Singer. The tony beach town had, as of 2010, a population of 919, but it's money, not size, that matters here. And while the crime rate as of 2011 was a nominal 97.8 versus the United States average of 302.7, they're not messing around in Golden Beach, one of Miami's most notorious speed traps. The connection between Shaq and Golden Beach? Police Chief Donald DeLucca used to be chief in Miami Beach. As for when to be on the lookout for Officer O'Neal, according to a city rep, "I’m not sure when exactly he’ll be on [but] I do know that he has been brought on as a part-time reserve officer with the Town though." As for how to weasel your way out of a Shaq-issued citation, tell him it's your opinion that you have done nothing wrong because, according to the quotable O'Neal (who himself was once busted for speeding), "Opinions are like belly buttons; everybody has one. I never knock a man for his opinion."