The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
DANCING QUEEN This week's Scoop borrows a bit from Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop. The reason being Tracy Anderson, Paltrow's dance fitness guru turned star herself, is testing Miami waters with a quick pop-up on the third level of Bal Harbour Shops. It ends this month, so sign up for group classes and private sessions in the studio or at home to see what all the fuss is about. It's the real deal, too, with her trademark Method regimen, from muscular structure to TAva dance cardio moves, taught by senior trainers in person or Anderson via real-time video streaming. Pick up DVDs, nutritional supplements and apparel in her onsite boutique. Anderson leads a workout with a Q & A and reception on April 30 to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
YOUNG GUNS Now that luxury and contemporary fashion brands are opening here in full force, retailers are diving into emerging design. Several boutiques are planned for the Miami Design District and Wynwood, such as NOBE67, a pop-up tomorrow through May 8 at White Dot Gallery. Founder Natalie Meruelo curates 40 designers in a 3500-square-foot space amid Colombian artist Nicole Furman's sculptures (art insiders may recognize the pop-up's namesake satellite fair for Latin American art during Art Basel Miami Beach). Priced from $20-$5000, highlights for men's and women's fashions and accessories include Charles Philip Shanghai's fun loafers (pictured); Moda Zeta, a Bogota-based women's collection; Gelareh Mizrahi founded by a Chanel and Intermix alum; Marieclaire St John's embroidered pieces, and Fiji Ties. Brickell's new Baby Jane bar shakes and stirs happy-hour libations.
MOUTH OF THE SOUTH Miami Theater Center founder Stephanie Ansin directs "The Two-Character Play" by Tennessee Williams. When it was originally staged in the Sixties and Seventies, the semi-autobiographical work about Williams and his sister, Rose, was considered too ahead of its time for addressing mental illness straight on. The plot follows brother and sister thespians who have been abandoned by their theater troupe while on tour. In using their art to create a play with in a play, old family drama rolls into present reality, which isn't pretty. See it tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m., or Sunday at 2 p.m. Later this month, MTC's 2015/16 Sandbox Series continues with "Them Beaux" by Miami's own Joshua Jean-Baptiste. He sets the funny, 16th-century tale about two con men in antebellum times.
BRAZILIAN BEAUTY Adriana Degreas, a Brazilian designer whose women's ready to wear collection is carried at Harrods, Daslu and Miami hotels like the Standard, launched her very first U.S. boutique in South Miami. Decorated in her signature, oversized palm print, the intimate space represents her full range and shows exactly how far the São Paulo superstar has come from her beachy beginnings (though fans can still find all her runway-worthy swimsuits and resort pieces). Recently, she extended materials to velvet, cashmere and even fur. Private Gym, her answer to the explosive trend in athleisure, and Le Petit Bain, her sweet children's line, also add to the growing lifestyle brand. A small selection of accessories, such as Anna-Karin Karlsson sunglasses, Filu hats and, naturally, Havaianas from her homeland, complete the perfect beach outfit.