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It’s officially Spring and Miami is buzzing – but it’s not just the fratastic college spring-breakers and Winter Music Conference dance music fanatics making all the noise. With the onset of March in Miami comes a handful of events to keep your schedule jam-packed – whether you’re an Avicci fan or not.
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One of Miami’s best spring events (and biggest sporting events) is the Sony Ericsson Open. Drawing more than 200,000 spectators every year, the Ericsson features the world’s top-ranked 96 men and 96 women in singles matches (think: tennis stars like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Serena and Venus Williams, and Maria Sharapova), and the top 32 men’s and 32 women’s teams in doubles matches. Running from March 19 through April 1, the tournament takes place on Key Biscayne at the historic Tennis Center at Crandon Park, located at 7300 Crandon Boulevard.
In addition to the tennis action, the Ericsson offers some fantastic options for foodies. This year, the tournament is serving up local cuisine prepared by five leading James Beard Award Winning Miami chefs who will rotate throughout the Tournament: Chefs Sam Gorenstein, Kris Wessel, Michelle Bernstein, Norman Van Aken and Hedy Goldsmith will feature signature items along with local favorites including a daily fish, sushi and Kobe beef burgers. Delicious food and sports – where do I sign???
Also kicking off this week is the 14th annual Miami Beach International Fashion Week. Not to be confused with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim which takes place in Miami every summer, Miami Beach International Fashion Week is a 5 day event running from March 21-24, 2012 and is considered the largest Latin American and international designer event in the U.S.
The event draws top emerging designers from all around the globe to showcase their talent to an international audience at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s event features 55 designers from 25 countries, as well as a guest appearance by Dionne Warwick to discuss her life and style at a media seminar. The seminar takes place this Friday at 3pm in the “Fashion Theater” at the Convention Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Tickets to the runway shows are $25 and $50, and day passes range from $50 to $500.
More information about the event’s schedule can be found at the official website here
What’s on your radar for the rest of March? Leave me a message and spread the word!