The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
BIRKIN BASH To fete its permanent, three-story home in the Miami Design District, Hermès is throwing one of the hottest parties of the season on November 5. The theme honors a Floridian icon, the pink flamingo, for which the Parisian house created a commemorative silk scarf. A towering Guiana chestnut tree, rooftop garden and façade that filters light like a forest also pay homage to the state’s abundant namesake flora; the latter’s effect is achieved by placing a grid of white-coated, vertical steel tubes in varying widths over glass. Collectors swoon in viewing all 16 categories such as luggage, saddles, ready-to-wear and perfume, throughout 13,000 square feet. The home offering is huge, too, with furniture, textiles and wallpapers, plus Saint-Louis crystal’s only U.S. shop-in-shop. RSVP here for the opening and after-party at Soho Studios.
TED’S 2.0 There’s good news for patrons of Ted’s at YoungArts, the shuttered dinner and a show restaurant. Its popular supper club concept has been revamped as a monthly series with restaurateur Stephen Starr still on board. Pairings at Ted’s hosts performances by musicians and singers like mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider of Seraphic Fire (pictured) and YoungArts master teacher and choreographer Rudi Goblen, as well as readings organized by O, Miami poetry festival. Guests can enjoy the rich cultural experience with a themed prix-fixe meal or à la carte dishes (note a food and beverage minimum for entry). The dining event premieres October 30 and 31 at 7 p.m., followed by a performance and a meet and greet with the artists at 8:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.
THIS & THAT Tonight presents a little bit of this and that to make a full evening. Listen to Latin jazz by the Michael Orta Trio at District Sounds, a weekly live music series hosted by the Miami Design District on Thursday nights. Simply head to the corner of NE 39th Street and NE 1st Avenue. Sip champagne while shopping Vanessa Fernández’s jewelry collection at MVM boutique in Wynwood from 6-8 p.m. Her trunk show benefits Miami-based charity Style Saves. RSVP here. Try lamb ribs with rosemary fig barbecue sauce and pistachio yogurt at the newly opened Apeiro Kitchen & Bar in Midtown Miami (pictured). Spam Allstars plays at S’mores Under the Moonlight, where guests can roast gooey sweets over a campfire at Canvas Miami’s event space. Purchase tickets here.
MOD SQUAD Midcentury modern architecture fans should plan to attend SarasotaMOD, the annual program presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, from November 6-8. The small city along Florida’s west coast is a bastion of 20th-century design because it’s where architect Paul Rudolph and friends founded their prolific Sarasota School of Architecture. Many of the tours are sold out, but you may be able to squeeze in to see one of these magical spaces such as Rudolph’s circa-1953 minimal Umbrella House (pictured), among the treasured homes in the Lido Shores neighborhood. There are parties all weekend, too, such as Friday night’s opening reception at the Ringling Museum of Art to celebrate its newly installed replica of Rudolph’s Walker Guest House. Experts also give six presentations on this famous movement for the real buff.