Monday, August 17, 2009

Miami - TV SHOWS - Miami Social

Bravo has announced that it will premiere Miami Social, a new docu-reality series that will follow the lives of seven "hot, young professionals" living in Miami on Tuesday, July 14 at 10PM ET/PT and revealed the show's cast, which includes a pair of former The Apprentice and Big Brother contestants.


Miami Social, which Bravo began developing more than a year ago, will "follow a successful group of friends who are some of the most connected and interesting young professionals in South Beach, as they go from the city's night life, to the board room, to magazine offices where they lead their intertwined lives," according to the network.

Two of the friends will be faces that are familiar to long-time reality television viewers: Katrina Campins, who competed on the first season of The Apprentice in 2004, and Hardy Hill, who competed on Big Brother's second season in 2001.
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Campins finished sixth on The Apprentice's first season and was billed as a 24-year-old real estate agent from Coral Gables, FL at the time. Hill finished fourth on Big Brother 2 and was billed a 31-year-old account executive and bouncer from York, PA.

Campins later married Ben Moss, her high school sweetheart, in August 2004 and the pair founded The Campins Company, a real estate brokerage firm they still operate, that same year. However while the business has been a success, the couple's personal relationship has apparently has seen better days, and Campins now "finds herself struggling with the rising success of her company versus the romantic lows of her marriage," according to Bravo.

Hill now lives in Miami, where he serves as the president and CEO of Hill Hospitality Group and hosts "the hottest weekly parties at the chicest clubs, restaurants and hotels in South Beach," according to the network.

Miami Social's other cast members are Ariel, a fashion producer; Michael, a freelance editor; Maria, an art director and freelance photographer; and George, a mortgage banker, and his ex-wife Sorah, a realtor and property manager.

Miami Social is being produced by Pink Sneakers, with Kimberly Cowin and John Ehrhard serving as executive producers.

Below are the cast's Bravo-released biographical descriptions:

Ariel is one of the key players in the Miami nightlife scene, a regular at the hottest parties and clubs in town and always on the VIP list. Never one to sit still, he works as one of Miami's premiere fashion producers and also serves as Vice President of one of the family business, 20/20 Vision Management, Inc. Ariel counts his social life as his other occupation, and is personal friends with some of Miami's top fashion designers and celebrities. There is never a dull moment with Ariel, who considers the posh area of South Beach his personal playground. Tapped into the fashion, entertainment and celebrity world of Miami, Ariel continues to make his mark as part of the fast-paced "It Crowd."

George is the quintessential "man about town" in South Beach. He is a high-powered mortgage banker and also owns his own investment and consulting firm, and says making money is one of his primary hobbies. George is divorced from fellow castmate Sorah. They still live in the same apartment building and have remained close friends, despite his fiery and tumultuous relationship with current girlfriend Lina. By day, George's focus is on his career, but by night, he's regularly seen around South Beach and is a regular at the hottest clubs in town. Never one to shy away from drama, George stands at a crossroads in his life, trying to balance his party animal ways with settling down and making things work with Lina.

Hardy is the man to know in Miami. He is the President and CEO of Hill Hospitality Group, and is the host of the hottest weekly parties at the chicest clubs, restaurants and hotels in South Beach. His job keeps him at the forefront of the wild Miami nightlife, where work and play are sometimes blurred. Described as "opinionated and strong-willed," he strives to balance his career and the pressures of the nightlife with the thought of settling down with the right woman.

Katrina epitomizes the saying "work hard, play hard." A no-nonsense approach to business made her a powerhouse at a young age, and she is one of Miami's hottest real estate agents, ranking in the top ½ percent of realtors nationwide. She founded and owns her own real estate brokerage firm, The Campins Company, which caters to an elite clientele, including celebrities and athletes. She was also one of the stars of the first season of The Apprentice. Born and raised in Miami, this Cuban-American bombshell knows the ins and outs of the city and is tapped into the nightlife and a staple on the social scene. Never one to sit still, Katrina finds herself struggling with the rising success of her company versus the romantic lows of her marriage.

Maria is a no-nonsense Russian bombshell who has taken Miami by storm. After moving to the city in 2005, it took her no time to make a mark on the scene, and only is seen at the chicest spots in South Beach. She currently works as an art director and freelance photographer after studying at the prestigious Miami Ad School, and has had the opportunity to travel the world for her job. She describes herself as "forward, rebellious and fiery," but is a passionate and devoted mom to 13-year-old Angelika.

Michael is one of Miami's "in the know," tapped into the media world as a freelance editor covering local entertainment and A-list celebrities for magazines such as In Touch. He also commentates for local and national TV shows such as CNN's Showbiz Tonight. He is currently working hard at launching his own website -- -- an e-commerce site that will cover all that is fashionable. His job allows him the freedom to explore the hottest Miami locales, including lunch meetings at the chicest hotel pools and cocktails on the hottest rooftop lounges. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoys life with his three-year-old poodle, Austin, all while looking for love in the sometimes complicated and dramatic world of South Beach.

Sorah is a successful business woman who carefully balances work and play. She is a realtor and property manager and also works in the home remodeling industry. Having "been there and done that" with the South Beach party scene, Sorah enjoys chilling at the beach or chic hotel pools, and hitting up the hottest South Beach restaurants for nights out with the girls. Divorced from ladies man George, she still maintains a somewhat complex friendship with him despite their close living quarters -- which complicates things with her current boyfriend, Gonzalo, who also lives in the same building.

Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami

The series is a spin-off of the show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and will document the lives of sisters Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian, who decided to move to Miami, Florida to open a Dash store on the east coast. The series will also follow their newly adjusted life in South Florida, including Khloé's new stint as a radio DJ at Top 40 Mainstream station WHYI.[1]
The spin off will not feature sister Kim Kardashian as a main character but the entire family may have guest roles on the new series.[2][3][4][5][6]
The show is being filmed at a exclusive hotel named the Bentley Beach Hotel in Miami, where Kourtney and Khloé are living for the time being until they decide to get a permanent place of housing.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fort Lauderdale Attractions

lcome to MetroGuide Networks' overview of Fort Lauderdale-area attractions. The Greater Fort Lauderdale area is full of attractions for all ages. Greater Fort Lauderdale’s famed beach -- once the “Where The Boys Are” Spring Break Capital of the Universe – in recent years has proactively upgraded from a steady diet of wet T-shirt and banana-eating contests to offer a tonier menu of more diverse attractions, all within an increasingly smart resort city atmosphere. That goes for the rest of Broward County, too, altogether covering some 1,200 square miles and encompassing 30 municipalities and 1.7 million residents. On South Florida’s Gold Coast, midway between Palm Beach and Miami, Greater Fort Lauderdale stretches from Deerfield and Pompano past Fort Lauderdale on south to Hollywood and Hallandale. Westward, Greater Fort Lauderdale sprawls toward the eastern edge of the Everglades and embraces planned cities such as Coral Springs and Weston. In between are wild west-oriented Davie, trendy Wilton Manors and miniscule Lazy Lake. County seat Fort Lauderdale, the largest of all, has 150,000 residents and is navigable not only by its “Venice of America” waterways, but also by a grid system with east/west boulevards and north/south avenues. One main-drag exception is the 17th Street Causeway, a major east/west artery that leads over the Intracoastal Waterway past Port Everglades and curving north into A1A, the scenic beach route. Florida’s only tunnel, on Federal Highway, burrows under New River just south of Broward Boulevard. As the “Yachting Capital of the World” underscored by dozens of gleaming yachts docked at places like the famed Bahia Mar Yacht Basin (fictional home to the Busted Flush, Travis McGee’s twin-dieseled houseboat in those John D. MacDonald novels), Greater Fort Lauderdale is a place where watercraft of all ilk get dressed up big time for holiday boat parades. It’s a destination that has come a long way since incorporation in 1911 with just 175 residents, getting its name from Maj. William Lauderdale, who in 1838 built a fort at the mouth of New River during the Seminole Indian wars.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fire Island Pines, NY - USA - I am going for sure - Are you ???

Fire Island Pines, NY - USA Fri. August 14, 2009 - Sun. August 16, 2009 After an amazing launch in 2006, Summer 2009 will be the biggest and best Ascension yet! This gay and lesbian daytime world-class beach party is brought to you in part by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Fund in the Sun Foundation. Not only is Ascension a blast for everyone in the Pines, but it raises funds for worthy charitable causes. What could be better than miles of sun-drenched sand, a cool ocean breeze and scintillating music uniting a crowed of 4,000 celebrants by lifting and ascending their spirits? It's time for Ascension! Won't you join us for the only gay and lesbian, daytime beach party in the New York metro area and the largest gay, daytime beach party in the North? 2009 Ascension weekend is sure to be legendary with 18 exciting events scheduled over a 3-day weekend.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ipanema Beach

If it's beach fashion you're going for, it's here in Ipanema. It is right in the middle of the action - there's a particular stretch which is to be found at the end of Rua Farme de Amoedo - the place to be at, if you wish to be seen and cruised!.

Summer time, from December to end of February, the crowd on the beach is quite spectacular; Cariocas take pride in looking after their bodies but then you would if you spent half of your life as if you a model on catwalk.
while on the beach you can get refreshing tropical fruit juices, energetic drinks, beer, you name it. It's all delivered to you by numerous beach vendors; while you're at it, you can also rent beach chairs and parasols from the? friendly guys who work on the beach. Lots of locals try to make a living selling stuff on the beach, but don't worry, they're not pushy at all.

Rio de Janeiro - Gay destination

The All-Out Rio Gay Guide
Rio de Janeiro is the main gay holiday destination for many South American visitors. The Rio gay scene is ideally suited to those who enjoy partying the night away, the rhythm of a large city and the laid-back feeling of a beach resort all rolled into one.

Every year an ever increasing number of gay guys head down to Rio in search of an exciting and hot gay holiday destination. They're coming down to the right place. In recent years Rio has become an excellent choice for the gay traveler. As the weather is hot all year round, the beaches are all loaded with eye candy all day long.