The new gift shop ETC has a little something for everyone.
February 15, 2011
Photographs from the opening of ETC
The new boutique ETC opened last week just off Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road. Argentinean-born art collector and designer Monica Kalpakian curates the collection, which includes fur throws, tables, pitchers, candlesticks and cutlery by Airedelsur by Marcelo Lucini, as well as a selection of jewelry by up-and-coming European and Argentinean artisans. (Look for vintage watches and jewelry from the 20s, 50s and 60s, and silver bracelets designed by Kalpakian herself.) Here she answers a few questions on her personal style.
ETC has pieces from all over the world. What is your favorite country for shopping?
France, most specifically in Paris.
What is your favorite host/hostess gift to give?
I like to give something that is elegant, simple and easy to like. I prefer to give a gift that makes a statement but does not impose my taste on someone else.
Miami’s natural beauty plays a big role in how we decorate. What’s your favorite flower to use?
Dark calas, peonies and dark-red roses.
What’s your preferred style of jewelry?
I wear jewelry from the 20s—art deco.
You’ve worked with nonprofits in the past. Tell us about your latest charity project.
I recently hosted an event with Brian Kabot for the Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
ETC, 1628 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach
Fashion Week Fever
Stay on top of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
February 14, 2011
A look from Prabal Gurung's Fall 2011 collection
Don’t miss a minute of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week: Sister magazine Gotham keeps on the shows with runway reports—look for designers like Derek Lam, Prabal Gurung and more), backstage beauty, and exclusive behind-the-scenes video. And thanks to Tumblr, you can easily find links from designers who are streaming their shows live this week. Catch Marc Jacobs tonight and Jen Kao, Sophie Theallet, and Oscar de la Renta later this week.
Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Tips
It’s never too late to share the love.
February 14, 2011
STND/OHWOW at The Standard
Valentine’s Day is upon us and you, my friend, must love the adrenaline rush of procrastination. It’s too late for online shopping, so you’re going to have to hit the pavement to find a last-minute gift. Here are two suggestions on where to grab some goodies:
This boutique shop collaboration between OHWOW and The Standard is located in The Standard and carries a chic array of ideal gift inventory. You can purchase a bathing suit, sunglasses, books and jewelry, or create a travel bag for your significant other and book a romantic vacation. The Standard, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach
What to get the person who has everything? How about a fresh new scent, vintage-inspired Flat Top sunglasses or a bracelet from Miami-based designer Kelly Hughes' new Hues line—all at Base. While you’re there, pick up a copy of a European magazine and gift your sweetheart a subscription. 939 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Designers About Town
Collective Inventory discusses designers and their roles during a month-long exhibition.
February 11, 2011
A piece by Luis Pons
Collective Inventory in the Design District launches its inaugural design exhibition—"Inventory Series 01: Objects of Desire”—this weekend. Eleven artists make up Collective Inventory, including Lemon Yellow, Luis Pons, Laz Ojalde, Paloma Teppa and Michelle Weinberg. Curated by Thais Fontelle, the show highlights this statement—“Designers are provocateurs of memory, instigators of the daydream, fabricators of the familiar.”—and during the month-long run (February 12–March 12), guests can attend weekly talks every Thursday to discuss the theme even further. Collective Inventory, Buena Vista Building, 189 NE 39th St., Suite 120, Miami
Second Saturday Celebration
Paredes Fine Art Gallery debuts on this month's Second Saturday gallery night.
February 10, 2011
Second Saturday gallery nights continue to grow, and this weekend features a major fête as Miguel Paredes unveils his new 5,500-square-foot gallery in Wynwood—Paredes Fine Art Gallery. The grand debut happens Saturday, February 12 (7–11 pm) and is co-hosted by Ocean Drive. Sam Popat and Ari X will DJ. Keep an eye for drinks by Bombay Sapphire (the signature Sapphire Diva cocktail), Heineken and Appleton Rum, and bites by Vinyl & Kai, Miss Yip, National Hotel, Kind Healthy Snacks and Sweet Street. Paredes Fine Art Gallery, 173 NW 23rd St., Miami; RSVP to RSVP@miguelparedes.com
Soul Cycle South Beach keeps us pedaling with a great deal.
February 10, 2011
If you’ve fallen behind on your New Year’s resolution to get fit, Soul Cycle South Beach has an offer to help you get back in the saddle. The southernmost outpost of this New York indoor-cycling native opened at the end of 2010 with a brand-new 1,200-square-foot studio housing 30 bikes. Classes are $32 a piece, but through the end of the month, when you purchase 10 classes you’ll receive three classes for free. You really can't beat that. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 786-266-8665
Valentine's Day Beauty Buys
Eight hot beauty products on our wish list.
February 08, 2011
Fitness Find: Sobekick Boxing
The new boutique boxing gym Sobekick is a knockout.
February 03, 2011
Admit it: Your workout routine has become a cliché. So make like Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter and step into the ring. With a motto of “Shut Up and Sweat,” the boutique boxing gym Sobekick is just the place to start. Choose from an array of adrenaline pumping classes like Muay Thai Camp, Boxing Fitness, Fight Fit, Power Boxing and Kickbox Conditioning led by professionally trained fighters. (Head trainer Luis Lagerman is a world-renowned professional boxing coach with more than 30 years of experience, including nearly two decades of working with famed trainer Angelo Dundee.) After a class—private sessions are also available—hit the gym’s weight room for even more burn. After all, there’s a bit of a fighter in us all. Sobekick, 1860 West Ave., Second Floor, Miami Beach, 305-397-8484
Get a blowout, a new outfit and accessories under one roof at Therapy.
January 28, 2011
The creative minds behind the boho-chic swim and resort wear line Inca introduce their latest venture, Therapy, at the posh W South Beach. The three-in-one concept store (partnered with Warren-Tricomi) offers fashion, accessories, beauty and beauty services for men, women and children. Look for brands like Earnest Sewn, John Varvatos for men, Chrome Hearts and Genetic Denim. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, 305-938-300
Pedal Off the Pounds
Flywheel indoor cycling spins into the Glades Plaza in Boca Raton
January 28, 2011
New York’s Flywheel high-intensity indoor cycling studio has made its debut in South Florida with a permanent 4,000-square-foot facility at the Glades Plaza in Boca Raton.