Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in South Florida – Oct 1 to 31, 2019
B Hotels & Resorts is launching their annual #BPink, B Cause We Care campaign including signature pink cocktails at hotel properties, where $1 for every pink cocktail sold will be donated to American Cancer Society and their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. If you’re looking for your next travel destination or weekend staycation, B Hotels & Resorts can be found in all your key South Florida destinations, promising warm weather, adventure and a memorable experience. Your drink of choice will determine your next adventure….
B Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale Beach, South Florida’s most iconic beachside properties. The resort is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, downtown Las Olas Boulevard and along the famed coastal highway A1A. Impressive attention to detail can be seen in all 484 spacious guest rooms and suites which range in size from 300 sq. ft. to a lavish 1,700 sq. ft. many of which have a private balcony including an oceanfront presidential suite with picturesque, panoramic views. Guests are treated to two outdoor infinity edge swimming pools, a 24-hour state-of-the-art B Active® Fitness Center, two B Indulged® Spa Suites and over 14,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space that has expanded onto the second floor. As a full-service property, B Ocean Resort offers a variety of food and beverage options including Naked Crab, Salty Siren, The Clipper grab-n-go, and its world-famous Wreck Bar, a favorite to locals and travelers since the 1950s. The Wreck Bar was originally designed to resemble an underwater shipwreck highlighted by its expansive aquariums and porthole-shaped views looking into the hotels’ main pool where the bar hosts weekly shows including a Live Mermaid Show, a as the newly launched AQUAMEN, an underwater male review, and a late-night adults-only underwater burlesque show. For more information or to book a stay at B Ocean Resort, visit: http://www.bhotelsandresorts.com/b-ocean/ or contact the resort at 954.564.1000.
Coconut Rum – Grenadine Fresh Lemonade – Sprite
Coconut Rum – Watermelon Liquor Sprite – Grenadine
B Resort & Spa, located in the DISNEY SPRINGS Resort area, is a Walt Disney World Resort property. Offering a lifestyle experience inspired by the destination, with distinctive opportunities for engagement among leisure and business travelers alike. B Resort & Spa also offers more than 25,000 square-feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space equipped for business meetings and gatherings, social events and weddings. Onsite dining outlets include American Kitchen Bar & Grill, a Pool Bar & Grill, and The Pickup, a casual one-stop shop located just off the lobby for quick breakfasts, snacks through the day, and a full-service ice cream shop. In-room dining is also available 24 hours a day. B Resort & Spa is within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a brief ride away from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, also only 10 minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport and downtown Orlando. Enjoy FastPass+ access to rides, Disney Extra Extra Magic Hours, as well as complimentary transportation to and from the parks. https://www.bhotelsandresorts.com/b-resort-and-spa
Pink Gin Cosmo $12 – Beefeater Pink Strawberry Gin, Orange, Cranberry, Lime Juice, Sugar Rim
B on Canal, New Orleans-LA is located on 1300 Canal Street, debuted Spring 2018 following an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation. The historic building is situated in the bustling central business and theater district, near Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Tulane Medical Center, the Bio District, and within walking distance to the French Quarter. Guests can enjoy the close proximity to the many festivals, Mardi Gras celebrations, parades and museums the Big Easy is renowned for. For more information or to book a stay at B on Canal, visit www.boncanal.com or contact the resort at 504-299-9900. As part of this all-encompassing renovation, B on Canal opened Madam’s Modern Kitchen + Bar, a refined casual concept is located on the property, with dining room and bar seating as well as private dining room. Invoking the feelings of a bygone era, guests are immersed in a sensual culinary affair via a curated menu of multi-cultural favorites to suit any size appetite. Inspired by the surrounding neighborhood’s rich past, known as the Storyville era, Madam’s namesake was derived from the restaurant’s location on Canal Street.
$11 Pink Paloma Agave Collins $11
Partida Blanco, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Agave Nectar, Simple Syrup, Fresh Raspberries, Grapefruit Soda
Banana Bay Resort & Marina is situated in the middle of the Florida Keys in Marathon (Mile Marker 45.9,) just minutes from local attractions, five minutes from Marathon’s private airport and less than one hour from Key West. The resort’s refreshed guest accommodations boast a design inspired by the property’s serene waterside setting with modern boathouse décor and artwork subtly inspired by the tropical destination and laid-back vibes. The hotel features 59 deluxe, a full-service private marina for short- and long-term rental including 34 slips, water sports and fishing, pet accommodations and more. Guests can bask in the warmth of the Florida sun or take a dip in the pool and enjoy drinks from The Point, a popular destination to watch a picturesque sunset. https://www.bhotelsandresorts.com/banana-bay
EAT & DRINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AT THESE SOUTH FLORIDA RESTAURANTS
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month happening this October, Fontainebleau Miami Beach will partner with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System, South Florida’s leader in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care to host the 11th Bleau Goes Pink campaign. To raise both awareness and funds for the cause, three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus priced at $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, will be offered throughout October at StripSteak by Michael Mina, Scarpetta by Scott Conant and Hakkasan. Each menu will include an appetizer, entrée, dessert and a complimentary glass of rosé. For every dinner ordered, five dollars will be donated to Sylvester. For more information about Bleau Goes Pink and to view menus please visit, fontainebleau.com/bleaugoespink. For reservations call 877.326.7412. Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue
Gianni’s at The Former Versace Mansion
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina, also known as the former Versace Mansion, is offering a specialty pink cocktail with a portion of proceeds benefitting The Susan G. Komen Foundation. Priced at $26, the Pink Passion In The Mansion cocktail blends passionfruit infused vodka, fresh lemon juice, raspberries, dragon fruit topped with champagne, and will be available at Gianni’s and Onyx Bar throughout the month of October. Gianni’s is open from lunch from 12PM – 4:30PM and dinner from 6PM –11PM. The Villa is located at 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For reservations, visit www.vmmiamibeach.com or call 786-485-2200.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Toro Toro will be offering a specialty dessert and cocktail with proceeds benefitting two different non-profits for the cause. The Pan-Latin steakhouse’s renowned Insta-worthy dessert, La Bomba, will turn PINK for the entire month of October. The pink shell will be filled with cream cheese mousse, dulce de leche and strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, almond cookie crumble and topped off with caramel, vanilla and berry sauce. It will be available in a mini size for $20 or regular size for $35, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen. Additionally, the hotel will be participating in Sea Straws Co’s Limitless campaign by selling pink reusable straws throughout the property. Toro Toro will feature a specialty #Limitless cocktail for $15, served with the reusable straw. Proceeds from the straws and the cocktail will benefit local non-profit, Robyn’s Rainbows. Toro Toro is open daily for dinner from 6PM-11PM. For reservations please call (305) 372-4710. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. www.torotoromiami.com.
Photo Credit: Amy Martz
“Drink the Pink” at Lona to support Breast Cancer Awareness all day every day, throughout the month of October. Join the staff and wear a pink bandana to receive your first pink drink on Lona! Available Pink Cocktails include Froze $13; Susie’s Sangria $13 (Red Wine Frozen Sangria); and Tequila for the Ta Tas $12 (Classic Margarita with a Pinot Noir floater). Pink Bubbles on tap include Juve & Camps Rosé Brut Cava $12/$45 (Bottle); Chandon Rosé Split $14; and Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé $129 (Bottle). Pink Wine selections include Rodney Strong $11/$42 (Bottle) and Chateau Miraval $58 (Bottle). 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Lunch is served daily from 11:30AM – 3:30PM. Dinner is served Sunday – Wednesday from 6PM – 11PM, outdoor bar open until 1AM; Thursday – Saturday 6PM – midnight, outdoor bar open until 2AM. Sunday Brunch is offered from 11AM – 3PM. Telephone (954) 245-3069; lonarestaurant.com.
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.