Monthly Archives: December 2011

EM3 the Movie (Eenie Meenie Miney Moe)

Sometimes the gods are good. And though I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve the favor of their grace, I am, all the same, basking in the glow of the film gods as I continue to watch the teaser trailer for EM3 and wonder how I got so lucky to be even marginally involved with this piece. Though my involvement was minimal (I had the chance to review and do one of the script edits in its developmental phase), it was an amazing experience to be able to work on such a dynamic screenplay. These guys captured Miami in its good and bad, the way only a native could.

While I wish I could share the trailer with you, Emmy award-winning editor turned feature film director Jokes Yanes insists it’s not ready for the world yet, so I’ll have to sit tight and keep my links to myself for the moment. But what I can share with you is a few behind-the-scenes images to whet your appetite for the kind of film-making that’s been long overdue in Miami.




From the award-winning filmmakers behind Magic City Memoirs and Vladimir’s Vodka comes EM3: Written & Directed by Jorge Jokes Yanes, starring Andres Dominguez, Belkys Isabel Galvez, Oscar Torre, J.Bishop, David Lago, Sito Rocks & more. 

To follow this Miami-born, Miami-made movie, check out their tumblr or follow them on Twitter at @em3_themovie.


Steve Madden Personal Appearance

If you’re a fan of his shoes and live in Miami, you’re in luck – Steve Madden will be making a personal appearance and signing shoes tomorrow, Saturday, December 17th at Nordstrom in Dadeland Mall from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Receive a complimentary tote bag and tee just for attending, get your photo taken with the man himself, and receive an autograph while enjoying a live DJ in the company of celebrity guest host Julissa Bermudez.

Call (786) 7094100 ext 1400 with any questions. Enjoy!

Nordstrom Trend Show – Miami 2011

Year after year, I look forward to the Nordstrom Trend Show, and this year’s production was as entertaining as watching their crowd of well-dressed ladies bolt for a red-carpeted entrance in hopes of snagging a front-row seat for the action.

Luckily, my blogger status guaranteed me front row access (but not without the occasional elbow to the rib). Still, I’m happy to share my experience (and slight bruises) with you.

Below, some snapshots of the action at the Merrick Park location of one of my favorite places. If you’re still looking for a gift, this is one of the few places I know of that isn’t completely unbearable during the usual holiday madness.

Click here to keep up with year-round events. We may even get to share a glass of bubbly, or two…





Desirable Glow

I’m really impressed with Desirable Glow for actually making good on their promise of sending a free pair of studs simply for registering on their site. I first came across their jewelry at Shecky’s Girl’s Night Out in Miami last month and have to admit their pieces stood out in terms of craftsmanship and quality in a sea of costume jewelry vendors.

To get your own pair (no catch – promise!), go to their site and register. You can also find Desirable Glow on Facebook where you can keep up with their latest and greatest. Enjoy!

Here’s the pair I received in the mail today:



A Guide to Office Holiday Party Drinking

‘Tis the Season! I found this great chart on A Cup of Jo, one of my favorite blogs, and a fantastic and enlightening related article on Grub Street New York. Here’s to hoping everyone has a fun holiday season that doesn’t end up with your dancing on the boss’ desk (unless he/she likes that sort of thing)!

Some signs you probably work for a cool company:
• You have been hung-over at work and acknowledged it to your immediate supervisor, only to have her/him respond with empathy.
• There is a pool table at the office.
• You have been skydiving/surfing/to a shooting range with at least some of your co-workers.
• Unique facial hair choices are not discouraged.
• Your holiday party is held at a loft, and people who don’t work for your company try to crash it.
• You often see beer in the office fridge and/or cocaine in the office bathroom, or vice versa.

Some signs you probably don’t work for a cool company:
• You had to take a drug test before you were hired.
• The company has a dress code, which is written down.
• The dress code is so antiquated that it still contains a “casual Friday” section.
• The holiday party is held in the office conference room, in the afternoon, and people try to leave early to beat traffic.
• Your co-workers label their cartons of milk in the office fridge.
• Not one single person has a Mad Men-style minibar in his or her office.

Obviously, the cooler the company is, the more likely it is that one of your co-workers will end up wearing his tie like a headband at some point during the party, meaning it won’t look so bad when you get up on the bar and start signing “Dancing Queen” alongside him.

ROSA (A Short Film)

A friend shared this with me and it was too beautiful not to post it for everyone to see. Rosa is a sci-fi  short film directed by Jesus Orellana that has already received quite a bit of attention. Running for less than 10 minutes, it would be a waste not to experience it.

Use this link to watch the short film:

ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.
The short-film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana with no budget during a single year. Since it’s world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, ROSA has been an official selection at film festivals around the world such as Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, Anima Mundi or Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival. In October ROSA was screened at the opening night of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world’s best festival specialized in genre films. Following the succesful festival run, the short film has attracted the attention of the major talent-agencies and Hollywood producers. Currently ROSA is in development to be a live-action motion picture.

For more information regarding ROSA, please visit

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