Tod’s Has a Brand New Bag
The Italian brand introduces its glossy new Signature Collection.
October 18, 2011
Three words spring to mind at the mention of Tod’s: Italian craftsmanship, comfort and sophistication. And with the launch of its newest line, the Signature Collection, Tod’s is infusing a healthy dose of glamour into its style DNA. Reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Vernis, the Tod’s Signature Collection pattern is ladylike and glossy. Available in red, black and blue hues, the playful and geometric design is imprinted onto the leather of each piece. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-867-9399
photograph by Red Eye Productions
Dispatch: VIPink Party
Miamians showed their support for breast cancer awareness and research at the Soho Beach House.
October 13, 2011
Lindsay Avner, Russell Simmons and Marie Charlotte
If everything seems Pretty in Pink this month that’s because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last week, a flurry of pink descended on Soho Beach House for Bright Pink’s VIPink Party, where over 150 guests, including Russell Simmons, were treated to Grey Goose cocktails and swag from Gee, Intermix, La Martina, Peace Love World and more. However, the overwhelming number of men and women who showed up to support education and awareness of breast cancer was enough to topple the excitement over any measure of swag.
Bright Pink Miami board member (and Ocean Drive staffer) Jordana Mesner summed up her involvement with the non-profit and its year-round impact best: “I think it is just so important for young women to be more educated about their well-being. It is a matter of taking your health into your hands as opposed to just hoping it does not happen to you. Young women need to know their options.”
Diffusion Duds by Giambattista Valli
Macy’s hits high notes with Valli’s daring yet lovely capsule collection.
October 13, 2011
Just when we thought capsule collections had reached their peak (read: Missoni for Target, Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s), Macy’s leaks photos from its collaboration with Giambattista Valli, part of the department store’s Impulse line. First impressions point to sassy sophistication with crimson hues, leather and satin trim accents, animal prints and lots of lace.
In the collection, the Italian fashion house best known for its loyal client base, including one Victoria Beckham, kept true to the bright colors and unique patterns oft seen in its runway shows. Inspired by “the energy and vitality of women themselves,” the looks are bold, feminine and fashion forward. Tweeds, faux furs, point d’esprit tulle and brocade all flow seamlessly and reflect Valli’s trademark tailoring and couture sensibility. In a nod to the season, many of the pieces would make for perfect holiday party attire.
Valli's collection is the fourth of Macy's Impulse designer collaborations—it will also be the final 2011 Impulse line. The collection will be available at select Macy’s stores and online starting October 26.
New Fragrance: Fan di Fendi
Fendi unveils a show-stopping new scent.
October 11, 2011
Fendi entered the luxury market in Rome in 1925. Eighty-six years later the brand continues to capture followers, and its latest fragrance—Fan di Fendi ($92)—carries on the tradition. Perfumer François Demachy created the eau de parfum with notes of tangerine from Calabria, pink peppercorn from Reunion Island, damascena rose, yellow jasmine and soft leather accord and patchouli from Indonesia. (Fabien Baron designed the bottle as an homage to the Fendi gold buckle.) The scent recently hit home: Last week select guests attended an intimate dinner party, hosted by Fendi Casa in the Design District, to experience Fan di Fendi for the first time. Available at fine department stores including Saks Fifth Avenue.
New Boutique: LoNómada
A charming shop housed in an Airstream trailer brings a fashion feast to Miami.
October 10, 2011
As whimsical as the tempting cottage in Hansel and Gretel, LoNómada (located at The 55th Street Station) brings a similarly enchanting allure. The chic boutique is housed in a vintage 1979 Airstream trailer and is the creation of Valeria Rivera, whose extensive background includes stints as an art director, a hair and makeup artist and a fashion stylist. The moveable fashion feast features plenty to peruse, including vintage and new designer clothes, films, photographs and artwork. 5556 NE 4th Ct., 305-484-5399
photograph by pamela wasabi
New Restaurants for the Season
Check out nine new restaurants that are sure to be big hits this fall.
October 10, 2011
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Concept: Catalan cuisine with a slight French influence. 1400 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-9299
Concept: This acclaimed Mexico City hotspot opens its first outpost in the burgeoning South of Fifth restaurant nook with Mediterranean comfort food served in a chic, laid-back setting. 81 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-503-3812; gloutonnerie.com
The Dome Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
Concept: This new eco-friendly restaurant and lounge located on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile bills itself as a Latin-American fusion and caviar bar. 271 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 786-210-3776; thedomebar.com
Concept: This American restaurant, bar and oyster room in New York opens a second location in Miami helmed by Andrew Carmellini, who loves Miami almost as much as we do. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111; thedutchmiami.com
Concept: Michael Schwartz opens his second restaurant in the Design District with pizzas (made with seasonal, local ingredients) arriving at your table straight from the wood-burning oven. 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-275-4963; harryspizzeria.com
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Concept: This is a house of worship for those who value farm-fresh ingredients and classic southern cooking, culture and hospitality. Jeff "Midas" McInnis strikes again. 16th St. and Lennox Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-5218; runchickenrun.com
Concept: Downtown Miami gets a new Mediterranean seafood dining destination. 1111 SW First Ave., Miami, 786-220-5925; marenostrumrestaurant.com
Concept: Pubbelly serves up sushi rolls like the porkbelly and cams alongside tostones de pana and southern fried soft-shell crab. 1424 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-532-7555; pubbellysushi.com
Concept: The Grove might have a much-needed winner on its hands with this Italian eatery. 2901 Florida Ave., Miami, 305-774-1500; villa-mayfair.com
- Rusty Pelican (3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, 305-361-3818; therustypelican.com)
- Philippe (36–40 Ocean Drive; philippechow.com)
- Milos South of Fifth
- SLS South Beach
- The Bazaar
- Serendipity on Lincoln Road
New restaurants at the Delano South Beach
PHOTOGRAPH BY TRACEY-ANN JARRETT/TRACEYANNJARRETT.COM
Rolex Pairs With Tiger Woods
See which Rolex watch Tiger Woods is wearing now.
October 07, 2011
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II ($34,750)
Since it is official that Tiger Woods is on board with Rolex now, here is a close-up look at the watch he currently wears. It is the 18k white gold, 41mm Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II with a fluted bezel. The 31- jewel chronometer movement keeps superlative time, and the watch is fitted with the famed Rolex President bracelet. It has a great look and feel—and is a step in a different direction for Woods.
Read more about watches from our timepiece editor Roberta Naas at atimelyperspective.com.
Dine For A Cure
Fontainebleau Miami Beach and its restaurants support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 06, 2011
Yellow tail tartare from Gotham Steak
Perhaps it is the Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée from Gotham Steak, the prime filet of beef from Scarpetta or the braised homemade tofu from Hakkasan. Regardless of the choice, prepare to feel entirely guiltless throughout October as the Fontainebleau Miami Beach celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its “Bleau Goes Pink” dinner selections. For the third year the Miami staple’s signature restaurants—Gotham Steak, Hakkasan and Scarpetta—will offer exquisite three-course meals ($39), optional wine pairings ($20–$30) and exclusively discounted valet parking ($12 with validation). A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 877-326-7412; fontainebleau.com
Call to Cause: Anthony K. Shriver
With Best Buddies International, Anthony K. Shriver hopes to give a helping hand to all those in need.
October 04, 2011
In 1989, Anthony K. Shriver followed in his family’s footsteps of public service and humanitarian efforts and created Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization looking to establish relationships between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Three years later Shriver moved to Miami and has called the Magic City home since. In that time Best Buddies has expanded exponentially. The latest country to join the global program is Italy, and a regional office in Sao Paulo is in the works. The organization's goal is to be in more than 100 countries, including Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Best Buddies has also broadened its volunteer base, extending to colleges, high schools, middle schools and, most recently, elementary schools. Shriver began the movement thanks to his special relationship with his aunt, Rosemary Kennedy, with an understanding of “the powerful gift one human being can give to another.” Although Shriver acknowledges that there has been remarkable progress, he is aware that there is still much to do and many people left to help.
Join the movement at the 15th Annual Best Buddies Gala, held on November 18. bestbuddies.org/events
Lola James Jewelry’s Rock Candy necklace comes in seven colors and aids in the fight against breast cancer.
October 03, 2011
Jewelry junkies, we’ve got your fix—and it comes in the form of the Miami Beach-based jewelry line Lola James Jewelry. Allyson Papunen and Romi Sarif are the faces behind the trendy trinkets, which are best summed up as whimsical, hip and for a good cause. For fall, the collection’s gleaming jewel (pun intended) is the Rock Candy faceted teardrop necklace ($48), which comes in seven candy colors. The Pink Rock Candy necklace aids in the fight against breast cancer with 20 percent of each sale going toward the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Now that’s style with a smile. Lola James Jewelry is available at Soho Beach House Miami, 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach