MOCA Examines 'Haiti After the Earthquake'
A Wednesday panel discussion explores how Haiti is preserving its artistic and cultural treasures in the wake of a natural disaster.
May 14, 2012
This Wednesday, May 16 (7 PM), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will host an intimate panel discussion titled "Culture After Disaster: Haiti After the Earthquake." The conversation will jump-start MOCA's new discussion series, which focuses on the cultural, artistic, and financial impacts caused by massive natural disasters and regional upheavals.
For the discussion on Haiti, MOCA partnered with the Haitian Historical Museum and Archives to create talking points that examine the effects of the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake, while simultaneously commemorating Haitian Heritage Month. Commentators including Haitian artist Gregory Vorbe and Haitian National School of Arts Director Philippe Dodard will discuss the role that artists, intellectuals, and philanthropists will play in the rebuilding of Haiti.
"Haiti After the Earthquake" is free and open to the public, but online RSVP is required due to limited seating. The dialogue will also stream live online. Guests may submit questions prior to attendance by emailing MOCAPanelDiscussion@gmail.com. 770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami, 305-893-6211
photograph by Noelle Theard
Lunch with Givenchy at Soho Beach House
Miami’s most stylish beauty mavens gathered for Givenchy’s latest launch.
May 14, 2012
Days after Beyoncé turned heads in a dazzling Givenchy gown at the Met Gala, the fashion and beauty brand’s lead makeup artist, Dominique Lehongre, was in Miami to debut its latest beauty innovation.
At a private Soho Beach House luncheon, Givenchy’s new three-ball-wand Noir Couture mascara was introduced by Lehongre as “the little black dress of mascara” for its versatility and effectiveness at lengthening, curling, volumizing, and nourishing lashes.
In the fragrance department, Givenchy also celebrated the launch of its latest scent, Dahlia Noir eau de toilette. With top notes of pink pepper, mandarin, and cedrat, the new eau has both warm and floral notes and is perfect for Miami summer nights.
Volvo Ocean Racers Dock in Miami
Puma's sailing crew leads the international fleet into Miami, completing Leg 6 of the race.
May 11, 2012
Yesterday, the Puma Ocean Racing crew descended upon Miami's shores in first place, successfully completing the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. After steering around South America's perimeter and weaving through the Bahamas, Puma's team completed Leg 6 in just over seventeen days. Before pulling into Biscayne Bay and docking in Bicentennial Park, Puma lowered its sails while helicopters and race enthusiasts welcomed the crew on Miami Beach, with spectators gathering at South Pointe Park's iconic pier to catch a glimpse of the fanfare. New Zealand's Camper with Emirates Team trailed Puma for second, followed by Groupama Sailing Team in third.
The Miami pit stop will be the only North American stop throughout the worldwide race. Puma skipper Ken Read was happy to be home, greeting fans by saying “Hello, Miami! Its great to be back in the U.S. We’ve actually been to Miami before in this boat, so this marks our complete circumnavigation of the globe."
Puma has branded its boat and participation in the race with an enormous red octopus, which its sailors call “Mar Mostro.” Mostro and its sailors will spend the next several days resting, but plan to begin practice runs towards the end of the next week. Leg 7 will commence on Sunday, May 20, when the fleet departs from Bicentennial Park and sets sail to Lisbon, Portugal. The downtown Miami Race Village will feature daily entertainment and music programming until closing ceremonies on May 20.
Pop-Up Preview: House Nightclub
This Saturday, get a sneak peek at what’s to be Wynwood’s first and only nightclub.
May 11, 2012
Those strolling this Saturday’s Wynwood Art Walk can begin to make soon-to-open House Nightclub their home when GAB Studio hosts a pop-up sneak preview of the highly anticipated club. From 7 PM to 10 PM, GAB will transform its gallery into a replica of House, donning the venue's decor, lighting, and musical stylings.
Pop-up partiers can sip complimentary cocktails crafted with the club's new signature House vodka and will be the first to meet the House "Silver Girls." We hear they wear nothing but silver paint.
Officially opening later this June, House was conceptualized by Mark Lowe, an acclaimed artist and entrepreneur with 13 successful nightlife transformations already under his belt. True to its name, the 9,000-square-foot club was designed to resemble a fully functional living space, complete with kitchen-style bar, garden area, and bathroom showers.
Portions of the club will utilize 3D architectural mapping, a visually engaging projection technology that manipulates large-scale landscapes: surroundings drift from desert scenes to ocean views in a matter of minutes. And the VIP hostesses? Let's just say they won't be walking around in moo-moos. 105 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-200-5349
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF GABSTUDIO.COM
Weekend Recommender: May 10-13
Take a bite out of National Burger Week, catch a poolside Ne-Yo concert, and support a worthy cause at a charity mixer.
May 10, 2012
Ne-Yo will perform at Fontainebleau this Saturday
National Burger Week at Edge, Steak & Bar
Thursday and Friday, May 10-11
Celebrate the close of National Burger Week at Edge, Steak & Bar with a selection from its limited edition gourmet burger menu. Of the five tasty burgers on the menu, highlights include a Greek lamb burger, chicken fried angus burger, and barbecue barnyard burger. The special menu is served during lunch and dinner. Diners may order a six ounce serving for $16, or an eight ounce serving for $19. Beer flight pairings are also available. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-381-3190
Ne-Yo Performs at the Fontainebleau
Saturday, May 12, 2:30 PM
Book a daycation and catch the soothing sounds of superstar recording artist Ne-Yo this Saturday at the Fontainebleau's Ocean Lawn. Guests of the hotel will have free access to the concert, which will also serve as the launch party for the singer’s new tequila-rum fusion spirit, Malibu Red. Packages start at $350 and include an ocean view room, as well as admission to the concert bash and Malibu Red Lounge. 4401 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2000
Paradise Fund Miami Launch Party
Friday, May 11, 9 PM-MIDNIGHT
The Paradise Fund is celebrating its Miami migration with a socialite soirée at the Shelborne South Beach. The launch party promises cocktails courtesy of Atlantico Rum, a set by DJ Clarke LaMotte, and bites by Vesper American Brasserie. The Paradise Fund is comprised of young professionals who raise funds and awareness to support underprivileged and impoverished children around the world. Tickets are $30. 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; paradisefund.com
Wynwood Art Walk Pit-Stops
Fill your culture tank with these three Art Walk best bets, from Super Mario portraiture to surrealist photography.
May 09, 2012
Cherry Lips by Stefano Bonazzi, featured in Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason at Lunch Box Gallery
Returning this Saturday, May 12, the Wynwood Art Walk is a hotbed of fresh international and homegrown art. Here are three new exhibitions and collections to check out during this weekend's Walk.
Alexi Torres at Unix Fine Art
Atlanta-based artist Alexi Torres is the newest member of the Unix Fine Art family. His oil on canvas paintings re-create portraits of iconic figures, landmarks, and concepts with an ethereal, illusive twist. Portraits on view include depictions of Abraham Lincoln, Vincent van Gogh, and even Super Mario. Patrons will also have the opportunity to meet Alexi during his Art Walk exhibition. 11 AM–10 PM, through June 15. 2219 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-496-0621; unixfineart.com
“Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason" at Lunch Box Gallery
Lunch Box Gallery partnered with Spain's contemporary art webzine Art Zinc to showcase the images of eight of the site's featured photographers. The narrative photographs depict fictional situations and concepts in dream-like sequences. Photographs use 3D and graphic technologies to create seemingly impossible scenarios and stories. 6 PM–10 PM, through July 7. 310 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-407-8131; thelunchboxgallery.com
"9" at Robert Fontaine Gallery
Saturday's opening of "9" at the Robert Fontaine Gallery marks the space's first-ever group show. The show’s collection of multi-media works highlights nine groundbreaking local and international artists. Works are exclusive to Fontaine and subjects explore everything from architectural design to social commentary to history. 6 PM–9 PM, through June 10. 2349 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-397-8530; robertfontainegallery.com
First Look: Trina Turk for Banana Republic
The new capsule collection promises playful prints and chic resortwear staples for summer.
May 09, 2012
The combination of Trina Turk’s breezy Southern California style and Banana Republic’s sophisticated and sensible aesthetic sounds like a match made in brand heaven, and now we have the pictures to prove it.
Turk’s 60-plus piece capsule collection features bold, spirited prints on loose, breezy tops and dresses. Sophisticated sateen staples show up in the form of pencil skirts, shorts, and trousers in solid hues, making the capsule collection ideal for mixing and matching.
Also worth getting excited about are an array of accessories to top off the chic summertime silhouettes. Look for bohemian bangles, bright belts, and summer scarves. The Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection is set to hit stores and online in June.
Mother’s Day Staycations
Three Mother’s Day spa and brunch outing ideas for an entire day with mom.
May 08, 2012
Can't decide between an afternoon brunch or a rejuvenating spa day for mom this year? Thanks to three of Miami's premier resorts, you don’t have to. These seaside retreats offer an entire day of rest, relaxation, and mimosas with mom.
The Ultimate Beach Cruiser
Make a street style statement with a bespoke bicycle by Villy Customs.
May 08, 2012
Whirring past the colorful Wynwood Walls and Miami Beach’s Art Deco landmarks on a bicycle is like being in the center of a revolving color wheel. Enhancing that experience even further are these one-of-a-kind cruisers by Villy Customs.
Villy bikes are layered with options ideal for any stylistic preference, giving cruiser fanatics the opportunity to customize nearly every aspect of their bike's aesthetic, beginning with a retro-inspired frame. Also subject to the buyer’s creativity are the color of the rims and chain guard, optional baskets and cup-holders, and more.
Those looking to make a serious fashion statement can purchase Villy's Elite Edition Cruisers, offering high-end detailing like Swarovski crystals and hand-painted seat covers. Pricing begins at $600 and goes up depending on the intricacy of the bike’s design. The best part? You’ll have your Villy Customs cruiser delivered to your door about two weeks after ordering.
Mother’s Day Brunch, Italian-Style
Make like a big, boisterous Italian family and treat mom, dad, and everyone else who tags along to a lively Italian buffet brunch.
May 08, 2012
Bianca at Delano
Italians believe that a table filled with good friends and family is the key to longevity. Inspired by that, we've chosen three Italian eateries for the perfect, family-friendly Mother's Day brunch. Buon appetito!
Bianca at Delano South Beach
Bianca will launch its new ongoing Sunday brunch on Mother's Day, offering traditional Italian dishes and an assortment of midday favorites. The afternoon feast will feature sushi, courtesy of Delano's Umi Sushi & Sake Bar, Bloody Mary oyster shooters, cured meats, and handmade pastas. Diners can also fill their plates with cuts of rosemary prime rib, Belgium waffles, and classic pastries. The $55 per person cost includes one complimentary Bellini or Bella cocktail and a reduced valet parking fee. Brunch is $25 for children. 10 AM–4 PM. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752; delano-hotel.com
Spartico Trattoria at Mayfair Hotel and Spa
Sunday brunch at this casual-chic, Roman-inspired restaurant spells artisan brick-oven pizzas alongside a full breakfast buffet. Moms will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Champagne while enjoying the smooth sounds of saxophonist Diego Medina. Spartico's brunch is $21.95, but diners can also order lunch menu appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, or unlimited mimosas à la carte. 11:30 AM–2 PM. 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-441-0000; mayfairhotelandspa
Terrazza at Shore Club South Beach
Treat mom to brunch on the terrace at Terrazza, where there are seven savory stations to satisfy her every culinary whim. Highlights include aged bresaola and soppressata salami from the antipasto station, challah French toast or ricotta pancakes from the classic brunch buffet, and seafood risotto from the pasta station. The northern Italian-inspired eatery also dishes out wood-fired oven pizzas, a bountiful raw bar, a classic carving station, and an assortment of elegant desserts. The brunch buffet is $55 per person and includes one complimentary Bellini or mimosa. Upgrade to unlimited mimosas and Bellinis for an extra $20. Brunch is $25 for children. 11 AM–4 PM. 1901 Collines Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3226; shoreclub.com