Accessory Pick: Neon Givenchy
Step out with this atomic yellow bag and there’s no telling what might happen.
August 24, 2011
Made in France from buttery leather, this citrus-hued Givenchy flat pouch ($300) is the perfect way to ride out summer’s trend toward colorful, eye-popping fashions. Though it’s just shy of being large enough to fit an iPad, the sunny pouch is a great vehicle for necessary odds and ends on the go. And, in case the jaw-dropping shade stops traffic, the flipside of the pouch is black. The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave.
Bardot On the Go
Need concert tickets? Bardot has an app for that.
August 24, 2011
Last week we covered the new Wall lounge app and this week finds another nightlife venue jumping aboard the app train. Wynwood music spot Bardot has neatly arranged its calendar, menu, playlists and ticket vending onto a convenient new app designed for the iPad and iPhone. At last check, tickets for shows like Dirty Vegas, Peter Bjorn and John, Junior Boys, Star Singer, School of Seven Bells and Cam’ron were available via the app. 3456 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, 305-576-5570
Fine Rides at the Concours d' Elegance
Automobile enthusiasts flocked to Pebble Beach for the annual, invite-only collector car show.
August 24, 2011
Being at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance—for any car lover—is like being in a very luxurious and wonderful dream. Thanks to an invitation from Rolex, I had the honor of visiting the 61st such event this weekend—in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the automobile.
Held on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, the event is an invitation-only affair that brings together hundreds of the world’s most prized collector cars in one of the most exclusive and competitive events. Magnificently Restored and untouched preserved automobiles from the turn of the century and throughout the decades come together in all their glory in what is a breathtaking and mind-boggling experience. I spent hours on the Concours devouring the sites—wooden wheels of yesteryear in cars dating back to 1914, hood ornaments that leave one marveling at their very intricate detailing and intake manifolds and outer accents finished in golden hues.
From Duesnbergs to Stutz’s (which celebrates its 100 year anniversary), Edwardian-era Rolls-Royce’s , Packards, and the finest Ferrari 250 GTO’s (the automobiles produced from 1962 to 1964 that marked the culmination of Enzo Ferrari’s efforts to perfect this line), the Concours d’ Elegance recalls the glamour and growth that classic automobiles and fine racing vehicles brought to reality. If one can’t fulfill a passion for the architectural lines of the roadsters, grand touring and motorsports here, it probably won’t happen anywhere.
This year’s Best of Show Winner: A quite alluring 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne owned by Peter Mullin (owner of many vintage autos) and an entry in the 1932-1937 European Classic category. My Best of Show Pick: While I loved the Winner, the interior didn’t do the trick for me. I’m afraid I was a bit more staid. I loved a couple of the American Classics, including a light yellow 1934 Packard, the owner of which happened to be a friend of famed car restorer Wayne Carini, whom I met him at the show– but watch for more coming about and from Carini soon enough here at Atimelyperspective. Watch for more coverage here, too, of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Seca Raceway in the coming days.
Read more about watches from our timepiece editor Roberta Naas at atimelyperspective.com.
Area 31 and db Bistro Moderne tailor two nights around wine service.
August 22, 2011
Area 31 patio
Restaurants all across the city are participating in Miami Spice but downtown hotel hot spots Area 31 (Epic Hotel) and db Bistro Moderne (JW Marriott) are going the extra step with some very tempting wine offers. On Wednesdays, head to Area 31 for Raid the Cellar, where chef E. Michael Reidt will handpick the evening’s special bottles for by the glass service. Over at db Bistro Moderne, Mondays spell BYOW with no corkage fee. Check out Reidt’s upcoming Wednesday night wine selections below.
F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Wachau 2008 ($16 per glass)
Krupp Brothers “Black Bart Syrah,” Napa Valley 2006 ($14 per glass)
Jean Noel Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées, Burgundy 2006 ($19 per glass)
Las Lamas Descendientes de J. Palacios, Bierzo 2006 ($18 per glass)
Scholium Project Sylphs Chardonnay, California 2007 ($18 per glass)
La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904, Spain 1997 ($12 per glass)
Area 31, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 16th floor, Miami, 305-424-5234; db Bistro Moderne, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, 305-421-8800
Beauty Arrival: Gee Beauty Studio
The Canadian beauty boutique sets up shop in Bal Harbour.
August 22, 2011
For its first U.S. outpost, Toronto’s Gee Beauty studio chose Miami’s Bal Harbor Shops. “We are so proud to introduce Gee Beauty to Bal Harbour Shops as our first international location,” says co-founder and beauty expert Miriam Gee. Shoppers of the new beauty boutique will be delighted to find cult-favorite brands like Tata Harper, Malin + Goetz, Rodin, Rodial and Glam Glow, as well as the studio’s eponymous cosmetics line. Signature services like makeup lessons, brow services (including threading), oxygen facials, faux lash application, waxing and a special gentleman’s menu will also lure Miami’s beauty crowd. “We are looking forward to sharing our expertise in maintaining a healthy beauty routine,” says co-founder and brow expert Natalie Gee. Sign us up. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour
New Plates: Joey’s Italian Café
Joey’s Italian Café in Wynwood adds new dishes to its menu.
August 18, 2011
Carpaccio del Bosco at Joey's Italian Café
An array of new dishes makes the rounds at Joey’s Italian Café. “Of course we are keeping the mainstays that our diners have always enjoyed,” says chef Ivo Mazzon. “But I wanted to add dishes utilizing the great, fresh ingredients we have access to, as well as some new pizzas and pastas.” Find classic additions like a traditional caprese (mozzarella, tomatoes, oregano, basil, extra virgin olive oil) and new pizza dishes like affumicatta (spinach, mozzarella, scamorza, sundried tomatoes, smoked salmon, hot pepper) and romana (tomato, mozzarella, stracchino, artichoke, porchetta). House-made pastas including gnocchi served with a choice of meat, tomato, pink or four-cheese sauce and fettucine carbonara (pancetta, eggs, parmesan, black pepper, a bit of cream). Fellini once said, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” We tend to agree. Joey’s Italian Café, 2506 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami Wynwood, 305-438-0488
photograph by mia nunez
Fashion Find: A Striped Dress With a Twist
A versatile dress by Judith March keeps things interesting.
August 18, 2011
Stripes are staying the course and Emporium’s new collection of Judith March dresses features her navy stripe Versatile dress. On its own it is a staple, but add one of the three collars (sold separately)—VJ02 Lacey Linen (cream linen with detailed flowers (PICTURED)), VJ27 Elegant Alice (cream beaded neck with tan leather and diamond-inspired flower) or VJ06 Tiger Lily (cream textured fabric with orange flowers)—and you get an entirely new, fun, modern take. Emporium, 2606 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786-268-0689
Wall Lounge Gets An App
The W South Beach’s Wall lounge adds an app.
August 17, 2011
Fancy a table and bottle service at the W South Beach’s Wall lounge? There is an app for that. Wall’s new iPhone app allows one to request table reservations and private parties, as well as peruse a calendar of upcoming happenings and a photo gallery of past events. Want more? Download W Hotels’ app for booking rooms, buying music or even purchasing from the W Store. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3130
A Year of Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders
We have the first photo of the 2012 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders calendar.
August 17, 2011
Miami Dolphins cheerleader Amy in a bikini by Bikini Flavors
After a long lockout the NFL season starts officially next month, and loyal fans will get to cheer on their beloved Miami Dolphins. But until then they can get in the spirit with a fashion show and unveiling of the 2012 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders calendar (with the cheerleaders themselves) at LIV on August 24, which benefits the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Tickets are limited but can be obtained at MiamiDolphinsCheerleaders.net by making a $30 donation to the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Pre-order the calendar at Dolphins.com. LIV Nightclub, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680
Bathing suit available at Four Seasons Miami
Dior Eye Shadow for Fall
A new palette by Dior is the cat’s meow.
August 16, 2011
Dior’s new Mitzah collection is a limited-edition line inspired by longtime Christian Dior muse Mitzah Bricard. The panther-print eye shadow consists of three colors with multipurpose appeal. The camel shade can be used as eye shadow, the dark brown hue can double as eyeliner, the nude color can serve as illuminator and the entire palette can be a bronzer. (Two nail colors, Camel and Ebony, round out the collection.) “All the colors will work in symmetry with each other and add glamour and a chic appeal to any look,” says Ricky Wilson, Dior Beauty celebrity makeup artist. “Makeup is not permanent, take risks.” Bricard would have approved. Available September 15 at Sephora South Beach, 721 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0904