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Remembering Marilyn Monroe

Galleria Ca'd'Oro welcomes a group exhibition celebrating the iconic movie star.

August 20, 2012

"Marilyn Monroe: Tribute to a Female Icon" at Galleria Ca'd'Oro will display 28 works from 21 artists that celebrate and capture the life of America's most transcendent actress, while also marking the 50th anniversary of her untimely death. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, August 22 (7-10 PM). "Tribute" will remain on view through October 10, 2012.

Curated by Gloria Porcella and Lamberto Petrecca, Monroe's generational impact is explored through a variety of creative outlets, including photography, video, and installation. Among the featured works are paintings by Andy Warhol, Seward Johnson's life-size replica of Monroe’s iconic Seven Year Itch pose, and a décollage by Mimmo Rotella. 135 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 130, Coral Gables.



Breakfast Plans: 1500 Degrees

Tres leches pancakes, ropa vieja eggs Benedict, and a luxurious breakfast buffet await.

August 17, 2012

1500 Degrees

The Eden Roc’s 1500 Degrees is a no-brainer for reliably delicious farm-to-table suppers, but the award-winning restaurant also does a very fine breakfast. Not just for hotel guests, chef Paula DaSilva’s daily, family-style “Big Morning Breakfast” ($26) is a smorgasbord of fresh fruits, smokehouse meats, griddle specialties, and made-to-order omelets. Less hearty eaters can opt for the à la carte menu, which includes favorites like ropa vieja eggs Benedict, fresh garden frittata, and an airy Belgian waffle. Sweeter options like the tres leches pancakes with carmelized bananas and rum sauce will get your morning off to a decadent start. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5594



The Friday Five

Jennifer Garner in town, the Raleigh gets a new owner, Art Basel 2012 in the news, and more.

August 17, 2012

A radiant Jennifer Garner made the rounds in Miami this week. The actress was here to drum up press for her new Disney film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green. [NBC6 South Florida]

It's official! South Beach's iconic Raleigh Hotel has been sold to W South Beach developer David Edelstein for a speculated $55 million. The plot twist: his SBE Hotel Group partners just opened the SLS Hotel down the street. [Miami.com]

In other real estate news, New York Yankees slugger and infamous playboy Alex Rodriguez put his Miami Beach bachelor pad on the market for $38 million. The not-so-humble abode boasts a rooftop deck, nine bedrooms, and stunning views of the Miami skyline. [Huffington Post Miami]

Bravo's popular Top Chef show is setting sail—literally. “Top Chef: The Cruise” will be a four-night food festival with port stops in Key West and Cozumel. We'll give you one guess as to where it will depart from… [ShortOrder]

Is it too soon to start talking about Art Basel? We think not. This year, expect installations to take residency on Miami's most memorable backdrops: The bays and waterways. [Cultist]



Estelle Steams Up Bardot

A peek inside a private concert featuring the British songstress.

August 16, 2012

English import and R&B starlet Estelle took to Bardot's stage on Saturday, August 11 for Rosa Regale's "Wonderful Life" performance series. The invite-only affair celebrated the Miami stop of a nationwide promotional tour, which has already made stops in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Notable Miami attendees included radio personality Felisha Monet and girl-about-town Amaris Jones. Estelle is best known for her hit "American Boy," an up-tempo dance collaboration with Kanye West that topped international charts and won the 2009 Grammy for best rap/sung collaboration. Rosa Regale is an Italian red sparkling wine with notes of rose, raspberries, and strawberries.



Weekend Recommender: August 16-19

An all-night dance marathon, an interactive lunch at The Biltmore, and more!

August 16, 2012

Dance the night away at Body & Soul on Friday

Clients on the Runway
Thursday, August 16, 7 PM
Nicole Miller Miami will host its third annual Clients on the Runway event supporting the Florida Heart Research Institute. Enjoy the sounds of local jazz darling Nicole Henry, passed hors d'oeuvres by Bellini Italian Bistro, complimentary cocktails, and a runway show featuring the brand's latest fashions. Guests are encourage to donate $10 for admittance. 656 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, RSVP to 305-674-3020, Ext. 5815 

Dance Till You Drop
Friday, August 17, 9 PM–5 AM
Newly re-launched fitness facility Body & Soul will host the inaugural Dance Till You Drop fundraiser, an eight-hour dance marathon benefiting Guardian Angels of Holtz Children's Hospital and Art Studio Miami. Registration is $25 for Body & Soul members or $35 for non-members. Registration must be done in person or over the phone and covers food and beverages. Libations by Red Bull, Zignum Mezcal, Voli Light Vodka, and Heineken will be available throughout the evening. 3183 S.W. 38th Court, Coral Gables, 305-441-2348

Interactive Lunch at The Biltmore
Saturday, August 18, NOON
Join chef Gaston Javier Sanchez of Lario's on the Beach for a hands-on culinary course on authentic Cuban cuisine. Lunch will be served in the The Biltmore's Granada Ballroom and cost is $52 for Cellar Club members and $65 for non-members. RSVP online or by phone is required. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305-913-3203



Q&A: Talking Shoes with Matt Chevallard

The Del Toro Shoes creative director let’s us in on his next step.

August 15, 2012

Del Toro Shoes creative director Matt Chevallard

If Cinderella were walking around Miami today, she’d much prefer one of Matt Chevallard’s velvet slippers over Prince Charming’s glass offering. And speaking of charming princes, twenty-something Chevallard is busier than ever as the creative director of the burgeoning, Miami-based Del Toro Shoes. We stole some time with him to talk fall shoes, big name collaborators, and local haunts.   

What can we expect from Del Toro Shoes in the fall?
MATTHEW CHEVALLARD: An ever-expanding lineup of fly kicks! Aside from our staples, like camouflage slippers, wingtips, velvet skulls, etc., most of our products are limited edition. And they’re handmade it Italy, so they get made once and that's it. We have a lot of exciting projects in fruition—a leather accessories line featuring backpacks, duffle bags, wallets.

You’ve collaborated with Dwyane Wade and Theophilus London—who’s next?
MC: I’d like to work with more athletes and musicians, but now I'm focusing on a lot of artist projects as well. We’re coming out with another Man Repeller limited edition collection, 20 pairs.

Is a clothing line on the horizon for Del Toro?"
MC: Yes, we are slowly evolving our offerings. We'd like to offer everything a modern man and woman needs to live a luxurious, unique, and casual lifestyle.

What are some of your favorite places to eat, play, and shop in Miami?
MC: I love The Bazaar by José Andrés. For relaxing and play, Soho Beach House or Casa Del Toro on Sunset Island. To shop, The Webster or Atrium. I must admit, our showroom in Wynwood is pretty cool. All our offerings are available there by appointment.  

What can’t you live without?
MC: My dogs, my girlfriend, collecting shoes, accessories, art, and my humble abode.



Dwyane Wade Pens a Memoir

The NBA champion opens up about his journey through fame and fatherhood.

August 15, 2012

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is no stranger to the spotlight. The two-time NBA champion and eight-time All-Star makes headlines both on and off the court. But if you want to know the truth about Wade, you can pick up his new memoir, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball (HarperCollins). In the book, Wade writes candidly about gaining sole custody of his sons, dealing with a drug-addicted mother, and fame. The book drops September 4, and Wade will embark on a book tour with stops at two South Florida Books & Books—the first in Fort Lauderdale (September 7) and the second in Coral Gables (September 9). Visit the Books & Books website for more information on the appearances.



A Belgian Beer Dinner

Tuck into shrimp crudo and expertly paired ales at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar this Thursday.

August 14, 2012

Brown Distributing Company is teaming up with executive chef Miguel Aguilar to host a beer-centric dinner with pairings by Brewery Ommegang and Duvel at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. The four-course meal and Belgian ale experience will take place Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 PM. Among the enticing eats are a sumptuous shrimp crudo alongside a Duvel Single, as well as marinated duck breast with Ommegang’s Three Philosophers. The $65 per person price tag includes tax and gratuity. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. 2550 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959



Behind the Lens: Steven Khan

The celebrity photographer talks inspiration, dream subjects, and bare necessities.

August 14, 2012

Steven Khan has been touring Sephora stores around the country, photographing freshly made-over participants in the roving Smashbox Photo Event. A natural behind the lens, Khan has snapped superstar celebrities and fashion icons like Beyoncé, Fergie, and Cindy Crawford. But that’s not to say his career path has been typical. In fact, Khan didn't even realize he wanted to be a photographer until he stepped inside Los Angeles' Smashbox photography studio. To learn more, we caught up with Khan following an appearance in Aventura.  

Tell us a little bit about how you got your start in photography.
STEVEN KHAN: I moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and I heard about a new photography studio named Smashbox. I became an intern, and in 1997 Smashbox Cosmetics was created and I immediately started shooting for the cosmetics line. I didn't realize I wanted to be a photographer until I discovered Smashbox.

What inspires you?
SK: I am always taken back by the moment when one of my clients sees a photo of themselves and loves it.

What was the turning point in your career?
SK: When I was asked to work on The Tyra Banks Show as the celebrity photographer. 

Who has been your favorite subject?
SK: Cindy Crawford, she was a big inspiration growing up.

Who would you love to photograph?
SK: I would love to be a tour photographer for Ozzy Osbourne.  

What are the keys to taking a gorgeous photo?
SK: Always smile, keep your chin down, breath, and relax. 

What are your must-haves?
SK: My iPhone, AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration mist, and my Rick Owens bag.


Labor Day Weekend DJ Forecast

Big names hit Miami Beach for the unofficial close of summer.

August 14, 2012

Nervo at Mansion
Saturday, September 1, 11 PM
Australian twins Miriam and Olivia Nervo (ABOVE) have conquered songwriting, producing, and playing on some of the world's biggest stages. The twosome will take to Mansion's decks on Saturday before heading back overseas through September. Nab tickets for their set on wantickets.com. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Tiësto at LIV
Saturday, September 1, 11 PM
Does Tiësto ever really leave Miami? We're starting to think not. The world's number one mixer makes another sure-to-sell-out appearance at LIV. Purchase tickets to see the Dutch DJ here. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680

Avicii at Mansion
Sunday, September 2, 11 PM
Missed Avicii's “Levels” tour back in June? Your chance to erase your regret is right around the corner. Catch the Swedish superstar as he takes charge of the turntables on Sunday night. Presale tickets are available online at wantickets.com. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach



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