The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
PAMM-O-RAMA 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. Next Thursday (June 25), Bronx-born artist and MacArthur Genius Fred Wilson talks about his politically-charged, site-specific installations, such as Addiction Display on view at PAMM (pictured). Nicholas Mizroeff, a New York University professor who authored the trilogy “The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality,” leads a workshop about climate change on June 26.
PLANTS & PÊCHE Better make a reservation pronto for these special dinners. The toughest part is deciding which one to attend since both take place on June 25. Conscious Bite Out teams up with Seed Food and Wine Festival for a plant-based feast by Brad Kilgore of Alter, Nicole Gonzalez of Fooq’s, and Jonathan Seningen of Dirt, a new wellness snack bar in South Beach. Organic wines complement dishes like Florida sweet corn flan with truffle pearls, kohlrabi ravioli with morel mushrooms, and lychee and basil seed cake topped with orange blossom butter cream. In the mood for seafood instead? Mignonette hosts chef Stephen Stryjewski (pictured) of Pêche, the famed James Beard-winning restaurant in New Orleans from the same owners as Cochon. His five-course menu features oysters, crudo and more marine delicacies.
MARIE IN MIAMI Miami’s large circle of Canadian snowbirds will recognize the name Marie Saint Pierre. The rest of us can become acquainted with the Montréal-based fashion designer through her first U.S. store here. The women’s clothing and accessories collection, which was founded in the late eighties, is known for minimal silhouettes in luxury fabrics. Proud of her heritage, she produces pieces in Montréal, and was not only Québec’s first designer at Fashion Coterie in New York but Canada’s initial designer at Collections Créateurs in Paris. Her contributions were recognized with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards. Shop the art-filled space’s Atelier Collection, including a short scuba jacket with square sleeves and a bow collar, and new handbags such as the Maroquinerie adorned in cutouts and embroidery.
RAD DAD Stumped for Father’s Day gifts? Menswear institution Pepi Bertini suggests Xacus’s cotton dress shirts in Liberty of London prints (shown here), along with other summery floral items from bow ties to socks both by Dion. Keep dad cool this summer with a Panama hat, which Bertini offers in white or cream with dark neutral bands. Unless you can miraculously score a bottle of the highly coveted (hence, sold out), single-malt whisky from the Yamazaki distillery in Japan, stop by Sunset Corners Fine Wine & Spirits for an array of Scotches by Balvenie, Macallan and other legendary brands. If dad fancies a relaxing cigar in the early evenings, ask the experts at Neptune for their latest picks from a Cain Daytona 660 toro to a Perdomo Connecticut Rothschild from Nicaragua.