Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Busy November!

Well it is November and what a busy month. Besides planning my big birthday celebration (weekend of November 19th-23th), there is the Miami Book Fair, training for the Superbowl, Thanksgiving, the monthly art walks, various friends & relatives visiting and getting ready for Art Basel. Currently I'm working on Art December Miami which is keeping me very busy. If you don't know by now, that is my new art site covering the art fairs, events, online artist group show and parties taking place during the first week December during Art Basel / Art Miami.

I'm calling on all artist that would like to participate in our online group artist show at during Art Basel. You get your own gallery including animated cover flow of your work. Cost is only $250.00 and the gallery will stay up for a minimum of 6 months. Send email to

The next project is "Score 44" which I will let you know about in December! In the meanwhile please visit daily!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Celebrating My Dear Friend Joey Rolon

Well I couldn't be happier! JOEY ROLON, one of the best designers and stylist to the stars, is back on Miami beach in his new store "Funky Sexy Couture". Now this genius knows how to make a woman look like a million bucks, without spending a million. When I look at all of my photos past & present; the ones where he dressed me, stand out like classic Audrey Hepburn photos.

So I'm helping him launch his new store located at 900 Washington Avenue (courtyard, parking lot...yes there is parking)! We are hosting him at my weekly Wednesday dinner party "Chef's Table at I Bishcheri in the Nash Hotel 1120 Collins Avenue.

So if you are in Miami Beach, stop by to see us and have a complimentary NUVO cocktail. The dinner is A La Carte or a the $35.00 3 course Chef Menu. Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday September 23rd 8pm!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Bibi Event

I cannot believe that I have not posted for a month. I tried twice but something happened when uploading photos. This past month has been really busy with marketing and networking. Bibi now has a new event call "Chef's Table" at I Bischeri in The Nash Hotel 1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Here are some comic strips of the new event.

Next Wednesday I will be hosting a party for my dear friend Joey Rolon, who just opened a new store called "Funky Sexy Couture" 900 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. His stuff is HOT, HOT, HOT! He is also looking for some hot menswear to put in the store, so if you know of anything, please contact him or let me know and I will forward the information.

Hope to see you all on Wednesday nights at I Bischeri!


Friday, August 14, 2009


The last few days my creativity is running high! Bibi needed a new marketing tool to work with, and this video works. One of the best things about making a visual presentation in this day and age, is the ability to deliver it and have it seen by lots of people. Thanks to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc, you can reach thousands to millions of people in no time. If I think just 10 years ago how impossible this would be without spending lots of money to advertise; it blows my mind. It takes nothing today to market ones self except time, some knowledge and a little patience. Money is not required.

I chose to keep it simple, but it represents the best of what I do and highlights the City of Miami Beach, with celebrities such as Oprah, George Clooney, Beyonce, Gloria Estefan and many others. Only celebrities that live, work or play here, can be in The Adventures of Bibi & Friends. Great nightlife such as Karu & Y & Louis nightclub at the Gansevoort Hotel, fabulous dining at Joe's Stone Crab, wonderful events such as The Wine & Food Festival. Of course included is Bibi Sports and Bibi Merchandise.

So please enjoy the presentation and feel free to post comments!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Working Away!

I have my nose to the grindstone here plugging away for
I did have a fabulous weekend in Miami Beach. I was a tourist in my own home town for a day and did I have fun! Even my dog got in on the action. It was beautiful to see Miami from the water and the weather was just perfect. Hot but still perfect as you can see from the photo. Have to get back to work! Will post again soon!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My New Art Project

Hello Bibites! I wanted to let you know that I have a new project online. It's all about art, and especially all the art that takes place in December here in Miami. Check out

I would like everyone in the art business to get involved. You can have banner advertising, a listing or even be a featured artist or gallery. Contact me at

Looking forward to promoting the arts!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So much to do, So little time!

In my free time of waiting at the doctors office today, I complied another list of things to do for the next two months. These projects (like updating websites) required a fare amount of time to complete. The process of getting all the new info and then the time to change it on the sites. My webmaster does a certain amount and I do the rest. I have notebooks of my things to do list. I'm happy to report that a LOT of it gets done, but then there is the process of making a new list when that one is complete. One of the tricks I find useful is to go back every few months to review and see if I have accomplished my goals. If not I bring it forward to the new list and keep working on it!

What I have realized over the years is that I GET A LOT HANDLED! So I don't beat myself up if there is something that hasn't been done yet, and instead keep my eye on the bigger picture. It is not the road I'm looking at, but the pleasure of the journey itself. What a great journey!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Passing of Michael Jackson

So much has been written and dissected about the life of Michael Jackson over the past 2 weeks. His death hit me in strange way. In some bizarre way I felt like a chapter of my childhood had come to a close. Everything in my pre-teen & mid-teen years, revolved around The Jackson Five & Michael Jackson. I can laugh now, but I was Jackson groupie to the core. Every poster on the wall, played the vinyl all day every day, until my mother threaten to break it, if I didn't play something else. This from a woman, whom upon breaking up with boyfriend in the late 60's, played the same Dionne Warrick song for 24 hours, 3 days in row. I actually told her I wanted to live with another relative if she played that song!

I never missed a concert in New York or New Jersey and had the pleasure of meeting all of them except Michael himself. He was always kept under lock & key. I was close on several occasions, but never him. All the photos from that period are now missing (from moving around) and that is a shame, but I do have my memories.

When he separated from the group and released OFF THE WALL & THRILLER in the early eighties, I became a fan of another kind. One of respect for a genius. Those videos were mini-movies. Just genius! At that time I was the Managing Director of the first & largest Hair & Makeup agency in New York called Beauty Bookings. When the Jackson's reunited and did their Victory Tour in New York, I once again came in contact with the Brothers, but this time in a most unique way. It was the launch of Whitney Houston's career. She had her public premier that night at The Limelight nightclub singing with Jermaine Jackson after the Victory Tour concert. One of my makeup artist by the name of Quietfire, did her makeup, so I got to do the behind the scenes thing. Whitney was really young at the time, 18 or so and I remember that night like it yesterday; another STAR was born. She could SING, as of course we have all come to know.

The first hint that something unusual, might happen to Michael Jackson came in 1986 at of all places Eddie Murphy's house in New Jersey. Someone at the house revealed that one day in the future, allegations about his sexuality were going to come out and we were going to shocked. Eddie wasn't buying it and you could not talk bad about Michael because as it turned out, he was as big of fan as I was, if not bigger. I didn't know what to think and filed the comment under future reference in my brain. So imagine my shock 6-7 years later when the first lawsuit was filed. Hummm!

In the end because he was not convicted of anything, all I can do is just pray that nothing happen to any of those kids. With him gone and leaving behind kids of his own, I have decided to remember him for what he did for ME! Which was make me happy, teach me new dance moves, and forever sing along to his songs.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My life the last 2 months!

So it has been a little over 2 months since I posted. The entire month of April had me producing the fastest book I ever made. The book was produced for the big POW WOW convention in Miami Beach the middle of May, but the bureau did not print the book after all. So we have made a few updates and will now release the book for the fall. Actually I'm glad, because the current book was still in circulation with information through August. The month of May was busy with events, theater and volunteering as a Miami Beach ambassador for tourism.

Now the month of June takes a turn when the first Friday brings an unexpected flood to my city and directly to our under ground parking garage, which was filled with water up to my hip. Needless to say, we lost our car and major repairs to the scooter. The month proceeded to go by in a blur. Between tows, insurance claims, car shopping, scooter repairs and on top of it, a major house project; I stepped away from the communications of Facebook, Twitter, checking emails, etc. I finally started to see the light the last few days of June.

Just as I came up for air, a really most unexpected thing happened: Michael Jackson passed away. Comments on this event require a separate posting, which will follow.

I'm happy to be back at work and in communication again. It's time to dust off some projects that need attention and others that been waiting for the right time & place to come forth.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Making a new Bibi Book!

Hello Bibi Fans! Working on a new book (the fastest one ever produced) and will be finished next week in time for the big May Pow Wow convention here in Miami Beach. So much has happened in the last few weeks, but no time post anything. So you when I finish!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Who is Watching?

Today I was navigating around my Facebook page (as it keeps changing), when I came upon a invite to join a Facebook group: Things you didn't know about Facebook. So I went there and read the list and have to admit it was a little unsettling. We all know we are being watched by Big Brother and basically nothing is really private anymore. But who else is watching and just how much access do they have to all this information that we are putting out there? Well it turns out it could be a lot.

For example beware of all these applications that we all have gotten attached to. When was the last time you checked your privacy settings? Is everything set for anyone to search or access your profile? On your applications there is tab: granted additional permissions, go there and unchecked that box. I don't remember granting anyone all of this access to my personal information, even when I AM NOT USING THE APPLICATION! There is lots of sharing of information behind the scene, that most of us will never know about. I'm just not ready to throw all of my caution to the wind and would advise the same to my all friends.

It is such a catch 22 situation for persons like myself, who publish for living and need this median for marketing. I enjoy sharing the fun that I do and meeting my fans, but my actual friends on FB is a limited group of people. Everyone can be a fan or acquaintance, but not everyone can be a personal friend. That would require more time then there is in a day, which I don't have. But I still send love to all, and extra to those that really need it!

So in ending, to all of those , watching, following, being followed and etc. I have only one thing to say: HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Facebook & Twitter

Bibi is turning into a techno! You can now follow me on Twitter...Bibicomic and on Facebook under Bibi Andrade!
How fabulous!
I was suppose to start blogging again, but I have been so busy creating, there hasn't been much time to blah, blah! Just know that I am still here on sunny Miami Beach, where there has been a cool breeze going on for 3 months straight...amazing! I have not had to turn on the air conditioner since early December. I didn't know how to react when I saw how low my electric bill was.

There is just so much to do and not enough time (because I need my sleep) in a day. And by the way I really dislike daylight savings time. It has disrupted my working routine. I like getting up early in the morning at dawn with sun rising a little after 6 AM. I like the morning light. It's gives me my daily vitamin D and my brain works well. During daylight saving time, my groove gets a late start and I feel out of sync. I guess I have to get over it!

Till next time!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

2009 & time to start blogging again!

It's hard to believe but the month of January is almost finished and I don't know where it went. Well okay, I spent 2 1/2 weeks of it sick. Of course the most exciting thing this month was the inauguration of President Barack Obama! I'm currently working on a Bibi comic collectors Inauguration edition! Very exciting stuff! The Bibicomic strip is taking off and will start uploading a weekly strip.

I just want to take the time to pray for my friends & family, who are losing their jobs at an incredible rate. Hang in there everyone!