TV PERSONALITY AND AUTHOR KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON & OSTERIA MORINI MIAMI BEACH TO HOST “H.O.T. BODIES” FASHION EVENT DURING MIAMI SWIM WEEK
Miami, FL (July 6, 2022) – Supermodel, TV personality, and real estate phenom Kelly Killoren Bensimon – creator of “The Supermodel Diet” and author of I Can Make you Hot – together with Osteria Morini Miami Beach will host a “H.O.T. Bodies” fashion event during Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 15 at 7 PM on the rooftop of Kimpton Hotel Palomar South at 1750 Alton Road.
A salute to women and men for their Healthy Options Today (H.O.T.) that allow them to become the best versions of themselves, the invitation-only cocktail event will feature a 40-look Swim & Resort 2023 fashion presentation by designer Melissa Odabash, whose designs have been worn by celebrities including Beyonce, Rihanna, Kate Moss, and Sienna Miller. At the event, Bensimon will announce her H.O.T. Bodies List for 2022 – to include deserving guests in attendance.
Bensimon believes that eating—really eating—is the key to being healthy. The non-stop mother of two has done it all when it comes to nutrition and her body: Eaten too little as a model, gobbled too much of the wrong things in her twenties, and fed her body just right but not-quite-satisfyingly when she was pregnant. An enthusiastic outdoorswoman and involved philanthropist, Bensimon has found that Healthy Options Today (H.O.T.) hold the secret to beauty, fitness, and longevity.
Eating well and making informed decisions when dining out is crucial to honoring our bodies, according to Bensimon. Osteria Morini Corporate Executive Chef Bill Dorrler was inspired by Italy’s Amalfi Coast when creating his new Mediterranean menu, comprised of healthy, simply prepared dishes perfect for Miami’s hot summer months. Chef Dorrler’s “Taste of Amalfi” menu – debuting this month at Osteria Morini Miami Beach — includes an array of fresh Crudo and Carpaccio; Grilled Marinated Artichokes with Herbed Yogurt and Cipollini Onion; House-made Garganelli with Zucchini and Fresh Lemon; Grilled Mediterranean Sea Bass with Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cherry Pepper, and Romesco; and Lemon Sorbet with Fresh Berries. For more information, please visit www.osteriamorini.com.
ABOUT KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American lifestyle icon. Bensimon has been called one of the “most fabulous tastemakers” by The New York Times, and millions know her as a noted author, model, TV personality, influential editor, and now, real estate phenom. Bensimon has made a successful career of editing fashion, style and lifestyle publications with her own insights gathered from years in the fashion, entertainment, and real estate industry. Known for her refreshingly modern sensibility, Bensimon translates trends and contemporary culture for the public with her unique take; one that is fresh, playful, and always accessible.
Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Bensimon became a model at age 15, gracing the pages (and covers) of ELLE, Shape, Playboy, and many other fashionable titles around the globe. She moved to the east coast to study at Trinity College and later transferred to Columbia University in New York City, earning a degree in 1998. She later attended Northeastern for her MBA and was accepted to NYU STERN for her Executive MBA in real estate and fashion. After college, Bensimon began writing lifestyle features for HAMPTONS Magazine, the tony glossy that chronicles the rich and famous on the east end of Long Island. Her column was the genesis for her first coffee table book with esteemed publishing house Assouline. In the Spirit of The Hamptons (2001) remains one of the top-selling titles for the publisher with a second edition published in 2013. She continued with Niche Media, then publisher of HAMPTONS, as the Fashion and Accessories director for a new title GOTHAM that launched in 2001.
In 2005, Bensimon became editor of ELLE Accessories, a companion title to the leading fashion book ELLE, all while continuing her social anthology series of books for Assouline that included American Style (2004) and The Bikini Book (2006). She followed with I Can Make You Hot (2011) for St. Martin’s Publishing and in June of 2016 released the novel A Dangerous Age, followed by its sequel, The Second Course in 2017 for Simon & Schuster. In 2009, Bensimon hit the reality streets running as a cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City for three seasons, introducing her world to a national TV audience. In recent years, Bensimon’s passion for luxury real estate has led to a well-publicized career turn with takes at Warburg Realty and now as a leading realtor with Douglas Elliman, where she has sold over $100 million in luxury properties in 2021 alone. Her expertise and access have led to exclusive listings in NYC, the Hamptons, South Florida, Aspen, St. Barth, London and Paris. Her impressive ascent in the real estate world earned her a 2022 Ellie Award for Rookie of the Year from Douglas Elliman for excellence in the field. Bensimonprovides an insiders take on where to find the best shopping, dining, drinking, and entertaining in the most exclusive neighborhoods around the globe. As a result, Kelly has appeared on Bravo’s hit show Million Dollar Listing and the new Discovery+ popular series, Selling the Hamptons. She is also currently at work on a new coffee table book that combines two of her passions — fashion and luxury real estate.
Despite her busy schedule, philanthropy has always been paramount to Bensimon’s DNA. She is the celebrity ambassador for Generosity Water and sits on the Directors Council for Food Bank for NYC. She is proud to support the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a portion of the proceeds for her book, American Style (2004) were directed to support the Costume Institute. She is also an advocate for Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams, and Animal Haven, a nonprofit organization finding homes for abandoned pets in the tri-state area. Bensimon is an avid equestrian, wellness advocate, and single mother raising her two daughters Sea and Teddy, along with their dogs Fluffy and Tarzan, in New York City.
ABOUT BILL DORRLER
CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF, MORINI & NICOLETTA BRANDS
Bill Dorrler is the Corporate Executive Chef for all Morini and Nicoletta brands, leading the kitchens, new property openings, and menu management at Osteria Morini in NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Miami Beach, as well as Nicoletta Pizzerias in NYC, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., and Nicoletta Italian Kitchen in Washington, D.C. Dorrler’s love of food started young; he spent his days working on a nearby farm, picking fresh produce and utilizing the season’s bounty to bring his family and friends together. In 2003, after deciding that he wanted to pursue a culinary career, Dorrler walked into Café Cucina in Bridgewater, NJ and asked for a job. In less than a year, Dorrler assumed the role as the restaurant’s Sous Chef. By 2004, Dorrler turned his attention to authentic Italian cuisine, becoming the Executive Chef at Harvest Restaurant Group’s Ciao, in Basking Ridge, NJ. In 2007, he was recruited by Altamarea Group to lead their New Jersey Italian restaurants, as the group expanded. It was at Altamarea Group where Dorrler refined his Italian cooking technique with extensive travel to Italy. As Executive Chef, Dorrler helped open Due Terre in Bernardsville (now Osteria Morini NJ) and Due Mari in New Brunswick. Each restaurant was rated “Best New Restaurant in New Jersey” and received rave reviews from local publications including The Star Ledger. Dorrler was promoted to lead the kitchen teams of all Morini and Nicoletta brands, and he continues to grow and expand with the group as they enter new markets. His straight-from-the earth-cooking philosophy naturally complements the approachable and classic cuisines found at each restaurant he oversees.
ABOUT ALTAMAREA GROUP
Award-winning New York-based Altamarea Group, the global hospitality company behind Michelin star-rated Marea and Ai Fiori, as well as Nicoletta and Osteria Morini brands, debuted Osteria Morini Miami Beach in Spring 2021. The menu highlights the soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region with authentic, high-quality dishes in an upscale, yet approachable, atmosphere that brings the energy and vibe of New York City’s Soho. Signature dishes include handmade pastas, fresh local catches and prime meats paired with both classic and creative cocktails and wine. Osteria Morini serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Osteria Morini Miami Beach is located at Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach, 1750 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTEL PALOMAR SOUTH BEACH
Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is perfectly situated at the desirable junction of Miami’s Lincoln Road, serving as a refined gateway to this neighborhood and just steps away from Biscayne Bay. The hotel’s 96 rooms feature private patios available for nearly every guest. The property’s design takes its cue from Miami’s oceanic environs, with a luxury yacht-inspired lobby that incorporates art displays meant to resemble the ripples of the Atlantic Ocean. Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach’s private rooftop pool and two-tier roof deck features stylish décor, lounge area seating and panoramic views of the Collins Canal.