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South Florida — By klynch on December 16, 2009 at 11:01 am

Best of the Week in South Florida: December 16-19

From a BFF Spa night to a hip, beer dinner at Urbanite Bistro, we have some picks for you to add some jazz to what might otherwise be a routine week.

lobster-mousse-240x360 Wednesday, December 16
Relax, gather up your friends and get ready for a night of pampering. The Willow Stream Spa located at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura will host a BFF Spa night with Tracy Wilson Mourning on Wed., December 16 from 7 to 9 pm to raise money for Honey Shine Mentoring Program. Enjoy a night of mini-spa treatments, receive ideas for last minute holiday gifts, enjoy spa bites, angel card readings, cocktails and chick flicks. Cost is $45 and includes a donation to the charity, a take home gift, a discount towards a future spa treatment and valet parking. Make your reservations by calling (305) 933-6930.

Thursday, December 17

It’s time for a night of TV so tune into Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County, as the team visits sunny Fort Lauderdale. This episode airs at 10/9c.

Fratelli Lyon Driade launches a new bar menu and Happy Hour pricing on December 17 called Aperitivo in Milano. This will be offered daily from 4-7pm in the bar or loggia service only. These bar bites are perfect for anyone’s budget, and are priced at just $1-$5 per piece. Enjoy Gorgonzola Walnut Bruschetta, Sicilian Style Eggplant Bruschetta or Prosciutto Grissini for just $1, olive misti for $3, mini pizzas for $5 and more. Cocktails will be $6 and wine (250mL quartinos) will be $14. Fratelli Lyon Driade is located at 4141 Seceond Avenue in the Design District. 305.572.2901

Moms, are you stuck in a style rut? Why not look to your daughter for some assistance and soon you will have a hip, more youthful appearance? On Thursday, December 17, Sherrie Mathieson will be discussing and signing her latest book – Steal This Style: Moms and Daughters Swap Wardrobe Secrets at Books and Books in Coral Gables. She’ll explain how you can steal ideas from the more fashionable younger generation, and how you can pass on your own fashion secrets. This event starts at 8:00 pm.

Friday, December 18
Northwood Village in West Palm Beach hosts their monthly Art & Wine Promenade on December 18 from 6 to 9 pm. Browse the street side artist trunk shows, sip wine from the 3 wine tasting stations, listen to the music from 3 live bands and if you dare — paint on the new community mural. This event is free and takes place in the heart of Northwood Village. For more info, call 561.822.1551

Saturday, December 19

The Urbanite Bistro presents their 2nd monthly craft beer dinner with Chris Montelius of Fresh Beer on Saturday, December 19 at 8:30 pm. Enjoy 6 courses of eclectic bistro fare with signature craft beer pairing for only $40++/person. Seating is limited and be sure to make your RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 17 to 305.374.0662. Highlights on the menu include: Wild Mushroom and White Truffle Risotto, Red Deer and Pork Sausage served with White Bean Cassoulet and a Duck Confit on Brioche Crostini and Balsamic-Strawberry Gastrique. The Urbanite Bistro is located at 62 NE 14th Street in Miami.

Get into the holiday spirit with “Symphony on the Lawn” on Saturday, December 19 at 6pm. Gather the family and come on down to the Riverside Hotel Lawn, 620 E Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. There you will enjoy holiday classics and other well-known performances by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.

Photo from Urbanite Bistro.

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