Just when you’ve recuperated from cleaning up Thanksgiving, Art Basel Miami Beach and its nearly 75,000 visitors knock on our city’s door. The main fair returns to Miami Beach Convention Center from December 3-6, with former Armory Show director Noah Horowitz at the helm.
After the long wait, Talde finally opens at Thompson Miami Beach on Friday. Top Chef participant Dale Talde is the creative mastermind behind the Asian-American menu for the Brooklyn and Jersey City restaurant concept’s third location. His Filipino background serves as inspiration, which he tweaks for American taste buds.
Miami Design District-based Harry’s Pizzeria finally removed the paper from the windows of its Coconut Grove outpost (pictured). The immensely popular Italian joint began selling pies yesterday. But James Beard-winning Michael Schwartz would never limit himself to Neapolitan pizza.
Amid all the restaurant hype, Ni.Do. Caffe in the Upper East Side quietly hums along as a neighborhood trattoria. So its formula works perfectly in peaceful, family-friendly Miami Shores, where it expanded with a second location. Patrons of North 110 recognize their old stomping ground that’s been revamped with a mozzarella bar, Italian market, and dining room with projected films rather than one’s smartphone as entertainment. In fact, being “present” is sort of its motto—Ni.Do., short for “niente domani,” translates to “no tomorrow.”
Italian luxury watchmaker Officine Panerai opened its first flagship in the U.S., to showcase its complete collection and limited-edition timepieces on the first floor, with an upstairs exhibition space and VIP viewing area. Architect and designer Patricia Urquiola was inspired by the distinct technical and aesthetic elements that define the brand.
Lovers of Brazilian designer Debora Aguiar’s organic décor for 1 Hotel & With so many restaurant projects in the works, it’s a wonder how much time local chef done good Michael Schwartz actually spends in the kitchen these days. That won’t be an issue tonight when the toque himself presents a tropical Asian-inspired, four-course feast with wine pairings for one evening only at Ella, his daytime pop-up café near Michael’s Genuine.
Lovers of Brazilian designer Debora Aguiar’s organic décor for 1 Hotel & Homes in South Beach will find a similar setting at the newly launched Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada. Its beach chic interiors culminate in the lobby’s wooden slats, abundant plant material and cozy, hanging basket chairs. Eighty-six rooms and suites, several of which directly face the ocean, offer luxurious touches like 100 percent cotton linens and eco-friendly bath products made with honey.
Pérez Art Museum Miami cures summer blues with a nonstop lineup of interesting, educational activities. Ever wonder what tropical pop music—Trop Pop—sounds like? Find out during John Hancock III’s live performance tonight as part of PAMM’s Poplife Social series every third Thursday. Don’t worry about making dinner either, thanks to the event’s casual bites from miso-glazed chicken kabobs to kimchee pickles, along with a cash bar.
Design devotees are flocking to Basel, Switzerland, for the big art fair, as well as the 10th anniversary of Design Miami/ Basel from June 15-21. The latter’s talks include Patrick and Pierre Frey of the eponymous maison for luxury wallpaper and fabrics regarding the historical influence on contemporary textiles. To celebrate its milestone, Design Miami/ collaborated with Frey for Chromatropic, a camouflage print-inspired collage culled from an archive that spans 7,000 designs. Fashion label Hentsch Man created a limited-edition anorak, hat and sneakers, while J. Crew added a pocket square in the custom, fun fabric. Purchase them, along with other curated clothing, accessories and souvenirs, at a pop-up shop in the fair’s Hall 1 Süd with a theme that explores the connection between Basel and Miami.
Built in 1949, upgraded in 2010; walk into the unique serene inspired open floor plan home that boasts 3,800 SqFt 3 beds/3 baths in a 11,400 SqFt corner lot, an office overlooking its pristine heated salt water pool w/ built-in Bbq area, additional bonus room, detailed wood work throughout, a gourmet kitchen with Viking and Wolff appliances, quartz countertops, original terrazzo floors; House opens up to backyard surrounded by luscious foliage for the perfect entertainment place to call home!
Craving a juicy burger? The Pubbelly Boys launched a new contender that’s upping the competition. The only downside is that PB Burger is a pop-up just on Wednesdays in June, from 9 p.m. to midnight. In addition to Pubbelly’s regular menu, diners receive extras that recall 1950s’ sofa fountain staples (cheese fries, milkshakes) but with culinary director and partner José Mendín’s gourmet touch. His quarter pounder patties blend dry-aged brisket, sirloin and ground chuck. Le Royale with Cheese, inspired by the French McDonald’s reference in Pulp Fiction, which plays during the pop-up, adds gruyère, foie gras, onion, truffle jus, and onion and fig marmalade. The Caprese comes with burrata, heirloom tomatoes, basil mayo and balsamic. Bone marrow and bbq pork belly also get the bun treatment.
Proving that Miami is becoming a major hub for luxury timepieces, several watchmakers have opened shops here. Richard Mille’s Bal Harbour location marks its first on the East Coast. Tonneau watch-shaped glass sculptures and softly glowing cracked glass greet shoppers. Browse the complete collection for men and women amid décor of Makassar wood and black fabric textured like elephant skin. Styles are named for celebrities (RM 19-01 Tourbillion Natalie Portman, the Rafael Nadal series), as well as posh places (RM 60-01 Regatta Les Voiles de St. Barth). It isn’t the only namesake brand to come on the scene. Parmigiani Fleurier Studio in the Miami Design District features three sections: fine pieces in a tailored setting; a library to display the latest collections, and an intimate, blue lacquered lounge for Haute Horlogerie.
As Ralph Lauren’s former vice president of retail design who launched more than 5,000 stores worldwide, Deborah Wecselman mastered her craft. The Peruvian interior designer then founded a namesake firm in her adopted city of Miami 15 years ago. Its loyal clientele and accolades, such as DCOTA’s 2015 Star of Design Award for Best Interior Design, begat The Find, a home showroom in Miami Ironside next door to her offices. Its selection of furniture, decorative wares and gifts includes hand-sculpted resin pieces by San Francisco-based Tina Frey (pictured) to artisanal crafts in exotic woods from Tucker Robbins to burlap and linen totes in muted, two-toned hues by Christen Maxwell. Besides making house calls, she organizes in-store consultations and shopping events.