MIAMI is known for its sandy shores and crystal waters. However,  it is also known for the glitz and glam which the world admires. Knowing this BOLLYWOOD (Black Hollywood) decided to come add some sparkle on Tuesday night with a red carpet premiere of director WILL PACKER’s ‘THINK LIKE A MAN TOO’ at the Regal South Beach theater on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.  

Cast members LALA ANTHONY and MICHAEL EALY in conjunction with WILL PACKER himself walked the carpet prior to the movies screening.  Several local professional athletes past and present, including the Miami Dolphins’ Bryant McKinnie and retired baseball great, Gary Sheffield, also graced the red carpet. South Florida media personalities in attendance included HOT105’s JILL TRACEY, 103.5 THE BEAT’s PAPA KEITH, comedian LARRY DOGG and the gents of ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Once the movie began, the laughs soon followed.  This light hearted comedy kept you laughing, gasping for air and rooting for the underdog.  WILL PACKER did an amazing job of creating an exciting, upbeat sequel which at times was a little bit naughty and a little bit nice. 

Be sure to take the family to catch the opening JUNE 20th in theaters nationwide.  You won’t be disappointed! 

BRAVISSIMO! Sexy Italian cuisine lands on South Beach at SFIZIO!

SFIZIO's amazing ambience! 941 Washington Avenue, South Beach
SFIZIO’s amazing ambience! 941 Washington Avenue, South Beach

Ladies and gentlemen,  stand to your feet and clap your hands to introduce the sexy, new Italian bistro known as ‘SFIZIO’ to the Miami/ South Beach restaurant scene.  This spot is  nestled in at 941 Washington Ave between 9th and 10th streets.

Created by three lovely ladies straight from Italy, partnered with the gentle giant that is Shamir Bolivar; President/ CEO of ‘The Shadow Group’.  SFIZIO offers the most authentic Italian dishes and pasta,  sweet desserts, great wine and rhtymic vibes enveloped in great ambience.

SFIZIO offers many creative variations of lasagna, alfredos, and salads along with ultra aesthetic desserts to satisfy even the most discriminate sweet tooth.  To culminate your dining experience, they also offer hookahs and a weekend late night menu.

Follow my lead and bring your appetite, your will to chill and your selfie smile for an entertaining dining experience.


Ways to step out and stand out!
Ways to step out and stand out!

Long gone are the days when the fellas just blended in a crowded room and let the ladies steal all the shine.  In the 2K14, the men are doing it bigger, bolder and brighter than ever.

Blue suit, white shirt, black shoes; no can do! Today’s modern man has discovered the world of accessorization and is utilizing it to maximize his look and stand out in a crowd.

Such utilization is being implemented with the donning of designer eyewear, cable bracelets;  both silver and leather, paisley and checkered bowties, sleek pocket squares, polka dot socks, designer monogram belts with large chrome and/or black buckles and lastly but far from least; fabulous footwear.

Fabulous footwear for the fellas these days is serious business!  Depending on the ensemble, the gentleman may add an exclamation point with a loafer displaying a loud pop of color, a spiked or studded moccasin, a two-toned pair of hush puppies or a patent leather high top boot.  Other popular choices the gentleman may include may be a low top Converse brand deck shoe or he may wish to accentuate his athleticism in a three-quarter pair of Air Jordans, a multicolored LEBRON  inspired basketball shoe, or a cool,  thong style sandal, if weather permits.

So, watch out ladies! Don’t expect your man or any other man at the party to be a fashion wallflower anymore.  We’re dressing up and stepping out because we have learned that you must  ACCESSORIZE TO MAXIMIZE!

*photo credits to Getty Images, The Carraway Concept

SMOOTH AS VELVET…the velvet blazer is the new Black!

LL COOL J, Anthony Hamilton, Macklemore (l. to r. top), yours truly, CED the PR KING (bottom right)

Over the years, mens’ fashion has taken several turns;  some for the better and some for the absolute worst.  It has gone from the suited and booted times of the Temptations in the 1960’s, to the wide legged “bell bottom” jeans and slacks;  coordinated with tight fitting rayon printed shirts in the ’70’s.

The 80’s brought us the infamous “Hammer Pants”,  adopted by bodybuilders and wrestlers as their own, along with oversized leather bomber jackets, gold chains and COOGI knit sweaters.

The 90’s ushered in big hair, baggy jeans, printed vests and denim overalls.   Whew, thank goodness we made it through that!

Our current decade, the 2000’s, is nearing the midpoint and there IS hope and new life in mens’ fashion. What started out as the designer jeans and t-shirt era has evolved into a period of edgy, yet high level swag.

This brings us to the well dressed gentleman’s wardrobe staple for that evening out with your lady or man;  the velvet blazer!

The velvet blazer, while not new, but reincarnated, has become the clothing article of choice to give the fellas that extra level of swag on the red carpet, on stage, at that fancy dinner date, or star studded concert.  The 2014 velvet blazer comes in many colors and varied styles;  including but not limited to satin lapels, leather trimmed pockets and slim fit for a more snug appearance to accentuate that physique you spend  6 days in the gym perfecting.

The velvet blazer is best accentuated with a solid colored dress shirt and a bowtie with patent leather shoes.  Lastly and most importantly, there are several designers currently offering this style blazer as a seperate, and under many different price points to accommodate your budget.

So fellas, the next time you need an outfit to WOW the crowd, I, CED the PR KING, strongly urge you to purchase a velvet blazer.  Assuredly, all eyes will be on you!

JIMMY’Z KITCHEN Wynwood makes lunch fresh & fun again!

Jerk Chicken Salad and Club Panini
Jerk Chicken Salad and Club Panini

Located in the casual, but chic art corridor known as Wynwood Miami, is a quaint and fabulous lunch and dinner spot called JIMMY’Z KITCHEN.  The loft style interior and super sunny floor to ceiling glass panes offer an overdose of sunshine to brighten your day.

Their menu offers many fresh and healthy lunch choices including, but not limited to paninis, sandwiches, soup and salads; in addition to vegan selections as well as creative entrees of the popular mofongo cuisine.  My personal favorite, over many visits, is the Jerk Chicken Salad.

When searching for that next “in” spot to impress your friends and/or coworkers for lunch, take em down to JIMMY’Z KITCHEN WYNWOOD for a fun, fresh lunch where you can get full, people watch and be fabulous at the same damn time!