The 2010 Miami International Boat Show

As many of South Florida’s avid boating and yachting fans are well aware, the 2010 Miami International Boat Show is fast approaching, to be held February 11-15th in beautiful Miami Beach.

The Miami Boat Show will take place at 1901 Convention Center Drive, and at Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center (the new home of Strictly Sail Miami), located at 1635 N. Bayshore Drive.  Guests can wander between the two fabulous locations via a shuttle service that will keep a convenient schedule-even picking up those arriving on American Airlines. 

We’re Going to Miami. The Perfect Destination for Superbowl XLIV

Superbowl XLIV Miami Florida

If you think Miami is hot, hip and sizzling with nightlife, just wait until Super Bowl week in February!
Super Bowl XLIV will mark the climax of the 2009-2010 NFL season, and while the championship game will obviously be riveting for sports fans, as the country and much of the world looks in on Miami, the week-long buildup to the Sunday finale, is always unforgettable, and that’ll certainly be the case in what is widely acknowledged as one of  America’s favorite destinations.

Having hosted in 2007, Miami is clearly a popular choice as the big game is back for the second time in four years, and the 10th time overall.  The game will be Sunday, February 7th and will see more than 75 thousand fans pack Dolphins Stadium for the thrills of the battle for the NFL crown, but the whole week leading up to the game is a collection of events, parties, and functions that help celebrate the culmination of  the season, and the hosts get to show off their town and its appeal.

The dazzling skyline of this amazing international city, set against the impossibly blue waters of Biscayne Bay are enough of a lure on their own. But add in the warm weather, the welcoming beaches, glorious restaurants, cool clubs, the dazzling array of shops, and galleries as well as unparalleled people-watching opportunities,  and you see why tens of thousands of visitors will flock to South Florida’s jewel of Miami that week.
 Yes, many will be football fans following their teams to the big game, but Super Bowl week is also a magnet for corporate sponsors, media, vendors, as well as those just looking for a place to whoop it up and get away from the winter.

 The annual glittering  Super Bowl galas hosted by companies like ESPN and Maxim magazine are now legendary and draw fans and celebrities alike to high-end bashes that always see stars from the worlds of sport, film and music, flying in on corporate jets for these “gotta be there” parties. Miami’s world-famous South Beach will be the focal point for visitors, and it will be teeming with people strolling down Ocean Boulevard, enjoying the sun, the sand and the vibe of this multi-ethnic melting pot of a city. A few miles south, Coconut Grove, and its cool restaurants, bars and boutiques will be a huge draw as well.  While you are in Miami for Super Bowl 44, why not enhance your experience with an affordable luxury rental car to take in all Miami has to offer in style!  Contact us today to learn more about our luxury Miami vacation packages to prepare you for the 2009 Super Bowl in Miami.

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Secret Has No Diamonds

Last October began Secret deodorant's Flawless Diamond Giveaway campaign, were Secret promised to give away 10 one-carat flawless diamonds valued at $15,000 per. To promote sales, specially marked Secret deodorants were pumped out with special UPC codes that would name the winners. As of now only one diamond has been found and the campaign expires at the end of this month, on June 30th. That means it's more then likely that nine other bottles of deodorant were thrown out because Secret did a poor marketing job. The majority of  Secret consumers basically had no idea that they could win a diamond in a bottle at any point over the last year. Which prompts us to wonder, what the point was? We bet Secret is wiping their upper brow with a sigh of relief that they only lost one diamond, in this economic climate. So much for Secret Flawless deodorant with diamonds. 

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The 2009 Winter Music Conference Brings Sexy Back to Miami

The annual Winter Music Conference in Miami is fast approaching and we are here to help you be seen at only the best events. Time is precious and so we have analyzed the ever-expanding events list so you don't have to. Grab you lotion, rest-up and get ready to party your face off 24 hours a day during the week of WMC. The Winter Music Conference begins on March 25th through the 29th and will feature world renown DJs, brilliant musical talent, celebrities and industry people. Check it out!

Wednesday, March 25th:
The Event: DJ Mag Pool Party
Talent: David Guetta, Dubfire, Way Out West(Live), Steve Lawler, Gui Boratto, Anderson Noise, Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson, Josh Wink, and James Zabiela
Location: The Pool @ The Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Avenue
Time: 12:00 to10:30 PM
Presented by: DJ Mag & The Shelborne Hotel
Admission: $10.00 @ wantickets.com
Details: The Shelborne and DJmag Team up for a week of celebrations. They launch the week with the DJ Mag Pool party and BBQ.


Thursday, March 26th:
The Event: Juicy Beach 2009
Talent: Robbie Rivera, Axwell, Tocadisco, Kaskade, James Zabiela, Kurd Maverick, Wally Lopez, Stonebridge, Alex Gaudino, Mixin Marc, ATFC, DMS12, Robert Clivilles, Edgar V., Starkillers, and Dero
Location: Nikki Beach Club, 1 Ocean Drive
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 AM
Presented by: Robbie and Monica Rivera
Admission: $45 @ wantickets.com
Details: Juicy Beach is a 16-hour dance marathon party event.  Stacked with some of dance music's most talented names.


The Event: MN2S @ Opium
Talent: Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Laurent Wolf, Kurd Maverick, Bodyrox, Joe T Vannelli, Tedd Patterson, Tobi Neuman, James Priestley,Tiger Stripes, Dan Berkson, James What,Ron Carroll, ATFC, and Jay-J
Venue: Opium Garden & Lounge, 136 Collins Avenue
Time: 9:00 to 5:00 AM
Presented by: MN2S
Admission: Free
Details: For the 3rd year running the MN2S event will be held at the massive Opium indoor slash outdoor mega-club. Featuring famous DJs plus the Grammy Award nominated Armand Van Helden.


The Event: Hernan Cattaneo & Darren Emerson
Talent: Hernan Cattaneo and Darren Emerson
Venue: Shine @ The Shelborne, 1801 Collins Ave
Time: 10:00 to 5:00 AM
Presented by: DJ Mag @ The Shelborne
Admission: $20.00
Details: Two world renwned DJs come together for Shine @ The Shelborne

Friday, March 27th:
The Event: Ultra Music Festival 11: Day One
Talent: Tiesto, Bloc Party, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Santogold, The Ting Tings, Steve Lawler, Perry Farrell, Late Of The Pier, Pendulum, Roni Size Reprazent, Rabbit In The Moon, Craze & Klever, Kevens, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, plus more
Venue: Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Boulevard
Time: 1:00 PM
Presented by: Ultra Music Festival
Details: Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival have partnered once again for the 2009 event. The Ultra Music Festival is an outdoor venue featuring three days of nonstop music, partying and debauchery. Ultra is the official event of WMC 2009 and features more than 200+ artists, DJs, and producers, 40,000 music fans in the crowd, and 10 stages. Ultra Music Festival is the largest music festival of it's kind in the United States.

The Event: One Night Only... an AM Only event
Talent: Adultnapper, Alexi Delano, Bad Boy Bill, Christopher Lawrence, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Guido Schneider, Guy Gerber, Josh Gabriel, King Brit, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Onur Ozer, Paul Ritch, and Seth Troxler
Venue: Karu & Y, 71 NW 14th Street
Time: 10:00 PM
Presented by: Made Event
Admission: $35
Details: This showcase for the AM Only booking agency hosts the world's biggest & brightest electronic music talent.


The event: The Return of Hope
Talent: Exclusive DJ sets by  Nick Warren & Dave Seaman.
Venue: Shine @ The Shelborne, 1801 Collins Avenue
Time: 10:00 to 5:00 AM
Presented by: Hope, DJ Mag & The Shelborne Hotel
Admission: $20.00
Details: One of the hottest Shine parties last year returns with exclusive sets by both of these DJ superstars.

Saturday, March 28th:
The Event: Ultra Music Festival 11: Day Two
Talent: The Prodigy, Pau Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond, Fedde Le Grand, Infected Mushroom, ATB, Kaskade, Markus Schulz, Francesco Rossi, Carl Cox, Moby, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Elio Riso.
Venue: Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Boulevard
Time: 1:00 PM
Presented by: Ultra Music Festival


The Event: Sasha
Talent: Sasha
Venue: Shine @ The Shelborne, 1801 Collins Ave.
Time: 10:00 to 5:00 AM
Presented by: Sasha,  DJ Mag & The Shelborne Hotel
Admission: $20.00
Details: Sasha at Shine for his first time solo show.

The Event: Danny Tenaglia Marathon Pool Party
Talent: Danny Tenaglia and friends
Venue: Pool @ The Shelborne, 1801 Collins Avenue
Time: 12:00 to 10:30 PM
Presented by: Danny Tenaglia and DJ Mag
Admission: $50.00
Details: Danny Tenaglia returns to close the week long celebration and dance party with DJ Magazine.

Sunday, March 29th:
The Event: Little Mountain Rocks
Talent: Sander Kleinenberg & Friends exclusive set
Venue: Shine @ The Shelborne, 1801 Collins Avenue
Time: 10:00 to 5:00 AM
Presented by: Little Mountain and DJ Mag
Admission: $20.00
Details:  Sander Kleinenberg is returning once again for his Sunday night closing party, things will get wild and everybody will be upset to see Winter Music Conference 2009 come to a close. 

This year we will all stay up late, dance until we can't feel our feet, fist pump amongst the crowds, get naked and loose Miami-style. Check in with Imagine Lifestyles for updates, gossip, parties and everything you need to know about WMC. Contact us for luxe reservations, exotic car rentals, VIP event access and tables, or if you're just ready to do WMC the right way. We can coach you to baller status! 

Luxe Scene Calendar for the Week of March 1, 2009

Here is a running calendar of some of the events that should be in every jetsetter, socialite's filofax. March is a busy month and this is just some of what's going on in the luxe world.

Mar. 3, 2009

Location: London
Luxury Event: Bordeaux Tasting @ The Andaz Hotel
Know: The event is from 7 to 9pm where some of the greatest Bordeaux on the market will be put out. Bordeaux is one of the biggest regions in the world for wine production, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. Taste modern reds through to the classic and admired Châteaux. The tasting will take place in the Studio Room of the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street. The Andaz Hotel has recently been revamped with contemporary interiors. The building dates back to 1884 but, once inside, the hotel is very much in the 21st century with five restaurants, four bars and more than 200 rooms.

Mar. 4, 2009
Location: New York
Luxury Event: The Armory Show
Know: This event is one of the most prestigious international art fairs. The Armory Show is always filled with the best of the best of the art world.

Mar. 5, 2009
Location: Warwickshire
Luxury Event: Jaquar 2009 Track Experience Day
Know: AT the Gaydon Proving Ground from 1:30 to 5:30pm. Jaguar will mark the launch of their new generation Jaguar XK and XF and their technologically advanced range of petrol and diesel engines. Jaguar's pro-driving team will accompany a variety of high speed track activities. The 150mph event experience will illustrate mid-range acceleration, chassis performance, adaptive dynamics and engine performance. Pro-drivers will guide on a course of slaloms, lane changes and brake/avoidance elements.

Location: Dubai
Luxury Event: 7's Rugby World Cup
Know: The Sevens will feature a permanent grandstand with 4,000 seats and temporary stands erected around this permanent structure to cater for over 40,000 people.

Mar. 6, 2009
Location: Buenos Aires
Luxury Event: Buenos Aires Moda
Know: The biannual fashion show, which takes place at the Centro Costa Salguero. Commercial brands and designer labels will take to the catwalk, and the event is strictly invitation-only.

Location: Shanghai
Luxury Event: Shanghai Literary Festival
Know: The festival brings together recognized literary luminaries and hot new rising stars for a series of thought-provoking discussions on a wide range of topics. The event will pique interests of readers and authors alike. LitFest audiences will hear from two Man Booker Prize winners: current holder Alan Hollinghurst who wrote, The Line of Beauty and the 1982 winner, Schindler's Ark.   

Mar. 7, 2009
Location: Melbourne
Luxury Event: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Know: There will be over 250 events including demonstrations from world renowned international chefs and winemakers.

Location: San Francisco
Luxury Event: Fammy Awards: Every Angel
Know: From 6:30 to 11pm the Jewish Family and Children's Services will be at the Ritz-Carlton to honor those who exemplify the spirit of Jewish Family and Children's Services organization. The 25th annual black-tie gala will feature cocktails, dinner, and dancing to the sounds of Pamela Rose and Sidepocket, also, a silent auction, and the FAMMY Awards presentation.

Mar. 8, 2009
Location: Melboure
Luxury Event: Future Music Festival
Know: From 2 to 10pm @ the Nursery Flemington Racecourse. The Future Music Festival will feature an electronic celebration of supersonic music. The Festival will have live, big act events like Basement Jaxx. Plus,  NERD featuring Pharrell Williams who is a Miamian and personal friend.

Ferrari Challengers Flock to Florida

The Ferrari Challenge is an exclusive affair for Ferrari clientele. It is a weekend of gentlemen's racing and fraternizing. The event was designed for amateur Ferrari drivers to perfect their driving ability in the most technologically advanced Ferrari machinery available. Thus, Ferrari owners get to enjoy some friendly competition and make status quo friends. The Ferrari Challenge features the now famous Ferrari F430 race, the FXX program and the Formula One Program, each program growing in prestige within the Ferrari racing world. In short, the Ferrari Challenge is a really big deal to people who appreciate a good-looking exotic and they will basically all be there.  

 
Six race events are planned in America for 2009. The first of which will kick off on March 19th at the Homestead Speedway in Miami, FL. The event will last through March 22nd in Miami and then move on to the next track. Access fees into the Ferrari Challenge range from $120 to $2400 and up. It all depends on whether you're watching from the stands or you're driving in on your own prancing horse to race. Imagine Lifestyles will be at the Ferrari Challenge representing our Ferrari exotics, racing and mingling in the private members only lounges. We will keep you posted.

Luxury Scene Schedule for Week of February 9, 2009

Here is a running calendar of some of the events that should be in every jetsetter, socialite's filofax. February is a busy month and this is what's going on around the luxury world next week.

Feb. 9, 2009

Location: Hong Kong
Luxury Event:  Delicious & Glamorous
Sponsored by: Vero & Calamansi Bijoux

Location: New York       
Luxury Event:  Grey Goose Cocktail Party
Sponsored by: Grey Goose

Location: London          
Luxury Event:  Elle Style Awards
Sponsored by: Elle Magazine

Location: London        
Luxury Event: Chocolate & Wine Tasting at The Chocolate Society
Sponsored by: The London Chocolate Society

Feb. 10, 2009

Location: CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street, New York        
Luxury Event:  Heart to HeART Gala
Sponsored by: Art to Grow

Location: London         
Luxury Event: Brazil vs. Italy Football Game
Sponsored by: @ Emirates Stadium


Feb. 11, 2009

Location: London       
Luxury Event: Burgundy Masterclass
Sponsored by: @Vertigo

Location: Hong Kong         
Luxury Event: Quintessentially & M1NT Poker Night
Sponsored by: Quintessentially


Feb. 12, 2009

Location:  Los Angeles        
Luxury Event: 40th NAACP Image Awards
Sponsored by: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Location:  San Francisco        
Luxury Event:  SF General Hospital Foundation

Location: Hong Kong         
Luxury Event: Fist Power II by Zhao Fang Exhibition Opening


Feb. 13,  2009

Location:  New York       
Luxury Event:  Spring Fashion Week
Sponsored by: Abaete @ The Salon by Bryant Park

Location: Venice          
Luxury Event: "Sensation" Carnival of Venice Begins
The Gist: "Visitors from all over the world are keen to wear one of the 1,000 fabulous costumes available at the specialised atelier and to attend to some of the most exclusive parties held in fantastic venues in the heart of the city.
The two weeks of celebrations will bring you in a different dimension where art, theatre and cultural events are the setting for an absolutely magical atmosphere."


Location: Hong Kong         
Luxury Event:  MILK Movie Premiere
Sponsored by: "100% of the proceeds on all tickets sold, will go to Chi Heng Foundation, which aims to create, “a harmonious, equal, and healthy society by funding and operating projects in education and care for children and adults impacted by AIDS, AIDS prevention and anti-discrimination."


Feb. 14, 2009

Location: London         
Luxury Event: Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball
Sponsored by: Hurlingham Club

Location:  Los Angeles        
Luxury Event: Travel and Adventure Show
Sponsored by: @ Los Angeles Convention Center

Location: Miami         
Luxury Event:  Coconut Grove Art Festival
The Gist: Celebrating its 46th anniversary in 2009, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine Arts Festivals. 

Location: Beijing       
Luxury Event:  Valentine's Red Party
Sponsored by: M1NT Club Shanghai presents Valentine’s Red Party, with performance from chart-topping R&B singer/rapper Sean Kingston and Club M1NT Sound’s DJ Choyce Kutz.

Location:   Vienna       
Luxury Event:  1001 Nights
Sponsored by: @ Aux Gazelles with performances by the music group DANUB, DJ Beshar, DJ Armix, belly dance by Asiram, Shishas and a Valentine´s special for girls.


Feb. 15, 2009

Location: Athens         
Luxury Event:  Vera Wang Sample Sale
Sponsored by: Vera Wang

Location: Athens         
Luxury Event:  Sankai Juku Jeans
Sponsored by: Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku has won over critics and the public time and time again with their outstanding Butah performances and storytelling. Butah is a Japanese contemporary performance art that evolved during the 1960s as an expression of human awareness. According to Amagatsu, the art form uses hypnotic movements which express the language of the body.

Location:   Bangkok       
Luxury Event:  "Rhythms Meeting" Sale
The Gist: Thai saxophonist Koh Mr. Saxman and the famous ranad-ek player Khun Lek will take part in music concert, “Rhythms Meeting”, that features 10 outstanding musicians around the world from various musical traditions. A jazzy, contemporary sound that captures the notes of musical instruments from different cultures, the concert will take place at Patravadi Theatre’s Theatre-in-the-Garden.

Imagine Lifestyles will remind you of the exclusive events going on around the luxury world.   If you need help getting VIP treatment at one of these events do not hesitate to contact us at: info@imaginelifestyles.com or 305.432.3205