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Tracie Rosales has always loved fashion and make-up. After graduating from college, Tracie went to National Makeup Academy, and then to M.A.C. school. After moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, she decided to start her own company “Makeup Artistry by Tracie”.

In the four years that Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been a company, it has been honored with several awards and milestones. In 2007, The Washington Mystics (WNBA) invited Tracie to participate in events and do the girls' makeup, which she does every year. In 2008, MABT was invited to the White House’s staff appreciation day, to speak about skin care and makeup. MABT was also honored by winning the 2008 Home Based Business of the Year. In 2009 Makeup Artistry by Tracie was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as Best Makeup Application. Tracie volunteers for charities such as The Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Arthritis Foundation, Nationals Incorporated Pageants, Active Girlz, and The Soldiers Angels Foundation.

Miami Weekend Guide: November 7 – 9, 2014

Ashley Smith and Liza Piekarsky at Mutts and Martinis (Photo Credit: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale)

Ashley Smith and Liza Piekarsky at Mutts and Martinis (Photo Credit: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale)

Enjoy the great outdoors on Friday, November 7, with your four-legged friend at Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s ninth annual Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis, the largest outdoor, pet-friendly cocktail hour. With an advance online donation of $20 ($25 at the door), you and your dog will enjoy live music, entertainment, silent auction, appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets.  A dollar of every ticket sold will be donated to the Humane Society of Broward County, which provides shelter and aid to animals in need. WHEN: Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. WHERE: The Downtowner 10 S. New River Dr. E Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Ph. 954-463-9800 TICKETS:  Each ticket purchased in advance online is a $20 donation. Tickets at the door are a $25 donation.

(Photo Credit: The Great Grove Bed Race)

(Photo Credit: The Great Grove Bed Race)

On Saturday, the 6th annual Great Grove Bed Race will take over the streets of Coconut Grove for a day of family fun. The day will begin with a Family Pajama Party, followed by the parade of beds and competition for various awards, including Best Decor, Best Engineered and Funniest. The family zone will have trike races, obstacle courses and other activities.  Stay for the after party and enjoy music, a craft beer garden, food vendors and more. Last year, over 40 beds raced down Bayshore Drive. Funds raised are donated to Little Smiles of South Florida, a children’s charity dedicated to helping kids in local hospitals, hospices and shelters. Activities have included by toy drives, special outings, movie nights, and holiday parties. WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. WHERE: Peacock Park 2820 McFarlane Rd. Miami, FL 33133 Ph. 305-416-1318 TICKETS:  General admission tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased online or at the door.  Kids 12 and under are free tunes for totsEnjoy local DJs, bands and singers at  Tunes for Tots to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Founded in 2011, Tunes for Tots is a worldwide music organization that performs for the benefit of Make-A-Wish and other children’s charities. Concert events are hosted all over the world to help make a difference in various communities to help make a difference. In South Florida, Tunes for Tots hosts a concert every Saturday afternoon outside of JCPenney at the Westfield Mall. WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 12 – 2 p.m. WHERE: Westfield Broward Mall 8000 W Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL 33388 Ph. 954-826-4513 TICKETS:  Free to the public

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