The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
MEGA MARGULIES For its most monumental exhibit to date, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse displays 53 paintings and four sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer from October 28 through April 30, 2016. The groundbreaking works, which span his career from 1986 to 2014, join the permanent collection’s masters from Joan Miró to Willem de Kooning. Kiefer’s recurrent themes explore text, sunflowers and lead tomes, such as “Sprache der Vögel” (Language of the Birds), in which a bird’s wings spread atop a stack of books. (Note his retrospective premieres at the Centre Pompidou on December 16.) The Art Basel-timed show also marks Margulies’s foray into the sound medium. Turner Prize-winning Scottish artist Susan Philipsz’s massive sound installation, “Part File Score,” invites viewers to share aural experiences.
0 TO 60 TIME Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, Miami architect Morris Lapidus’s midcentury modern jewel, sparkles again. The eight-story, 250-room property opened this month after extensive renovations including its famous flourishes like a green tile façade and the lobby’s sunken bar and staircase to nowhere, a Lapidus signature that also appears in his design for the Fontainebleau. Rooms, many of which offer balconies, feature vintage-inspired mini bars, photographs by Sante D’Orazio and 48-inch flat screens. The two-bedroom penthouse adds a kitchen and garden terrace. When they aren’t sleeping on their Sferra bed linens, guests can nap in beachside hammocks after taking a dip in the salt water pool. Book your next event in the Bridge Room, which resembles a luxury yacht, and dine at chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s tropical, 200-seat Driftwood Room.
TWO BOOT A definite sign that the Miami Design District is on the Italian luxury world’s radar is the opening of a Fendi flagship and Minotti’s first Florida showroom. Fendi’s bilevel space doubles the size of its Bal Harbour and Aventura stores. Architect and lighting installation designer Johanna Grawunder bathed exteriors in blue, green and orange UV light, a sharp contrast to the traditional Roman interiors of gold stucco and bronze. Easily spot your desired bag, whether a Baguette or Peekaboo, on a gold spiked wall. The Minotti and Hakakian families celebrate their decade-long partnership and new 10,000-square-foot home showroom with a reception tonight. RSVP here. Meet Milanese architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni while browsing furniture and fabrics, as well as the Elliott outdoor collection in the inspirational setting (pictured).
PENTHOUSE PARLOR The Abess family women (Jayne, Ashley and Taylor) are throwing a shopping soirée in Soho Beach House’s penthouse this weekend. Taylor founded Parlor wholesale showroom in New York, so the stylish trio thought why not host pop-up boutiques for women’s fashions, handbags, jewelry and home, including vintage, around Miami? For their first event, they’re featuring approximately 30 brands such as Apiece Apart, Kaelen, Common Projects, Phil Gautreau, Rachel Comey and Timo Weiland. Pieces vary from a white tuxedo jacket and maxi dress by TY-LR (pictured) to a midcentury modern pitcher and box set in abalone, brass, rosewood and white bronze. Stop by today, tomorrow and Saturday until 7 p.m., or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is an especially good time with champagne and brunch bites.