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The Grill at The Setai Is Hot

Enjoy a delicious dinner at The Setai’s seasonal restaurant.

November 17, 2011

It is officially season and The Setai’s seasonal restaurant, The Grill, debuts this week. Michelin star–winning executive chef David Werly and his team offer a global menu, serving small plates combining European and Asian influences. Standout dishes this season include octopus carpaccio Florida prawn tempura with baby gem lettuce and orange and avocado vinaigrette; homemade cocoa pappardelle with Cervena venison ragout and Javanese black pepper; and apple tarte tatin with crème fraîche and vanilla ice cream for two. The Grill at The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., 305-520-6400; setaidining@ghmamericas.com

—maria argüello


SLVR Strikes Gold

Lincoln Road welcomes the arrival of SLVR.

November 16, 2011

Lincoln Road continues its westward expansion as 1111 Lincoln Road welcomes its latest addition, Adidas’s chic SLVR. SLVR Miami Beach is only the second free-standing store in the US, and the 1,000-square-foot space carries the entire SLVR line: women’s wear, men’s wear, accessories, and, of course, footwear. 1111 Lincoln Road, 305-532-5455

—maria argüello


The Dutch Opens in Miami

An outpost of The Dutch, one of New York's best new restaurants, has opened in our neck of the woods.

November 15, 2011

Little oyster sandwiches on sesame brioche buns with pickled okra sauce

Our mouths have been watering ever since Andrew Carmellini first spoke to us in September about the impending arrival of his restaurant, The Dutch. So you can imagine our excitement when The Dutch (Miami) opened officially Monday night on South Beach. (The Dutch’s original NYC location recently won Eater NY’s Restaurant of the Year honors.) We’re thrilled that we now have our own outpost complete with dishes exclusive to Miami—The Biscayne seafood platter, patatas bravas, white Russian ice cream, dulce de leche donuts and the Bitter Sweet, Havana, and Perfect Storm cocktails—and breakfast and Bloody Marys served seven days a week. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111

—maria argüello


Gift Idea: Crème de la Mer, Deluxe

The skincare brand offers a weighty jar of its luxe cream for the holidays.

November 14, 2011

Buying in bulk has never been more glamorous than with this Crème de la Mer Legendary Luxury Set ($1,650, 16.5 ounces). The set includes more than a pound of Crème de la Mer packaged in a limited-edition case with a silver-plated spatula. The cream’s formula—primarily bio-fermented sea kelp—took twelve years to perfect and has a cult following that includes Madonna and Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly slather the cream over their entire bodies every night. Neiman Marcus, 5860 Glades Road, 561-417-5151

—April Walloga


Shop for a Cause: The Divorcée Sale

Everyone loves a designer discount, but the Divorcée Sale sweetens the deal by supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

November 11, 2011


The Divorcée Sale
a traveling shopping event that allows divorced women to sell their fashion in support of a great cause—has come to Miami. Score gently worn and new clothes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry from brands such as Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, YSL, and Chanel at the Delano Penthouse from today through Sunday. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Friday night kickoff party includes Champagne and swag bags for all, and the first 50 shoppers on Saturday and Sunday will also score gift bags. Help others break free from packed closets—and help add to your own. The Delano Penthouse, 1685 Collins Ave.

—Christine Borges


11.11.11: What to Do This Friday

Today’s date means a lot of things to a lot of people—make it meaningful with these intriguing events.

November 11, 2011

Full Moon Drinks

Lucky You!

WHY: Art, cocktails, food, and more all in support of the Bakehouse Art Complex.
WHEN: Friday, November 11 (7–11:30 PM)
WHERE: Bakehouse Art Complex (561 NW 32nd St., Miami)
TICKETS: $50 at the door; includes entry to the afterparty at The Stage (170 NE 38th St.)

Full Moon Drinks
WHY: Find waves, a full moon, and cocktails at this Greek-themed party.
WHEN: Friday, November 11 (7–11 PM)
WHERE: Ritz Carlton, South Beach (One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach)
TICKETS: Walk out to the pool area. ($10 valet provided)

Chick Flicks at the Garden: Screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s
WHY: This classic film can always help deal with the “mean reds.”
WHEN: Friday, November 11 (8 PM)
WHERE: Pinecrest Gardens (11000 Red Road, Miami, 305-669-6990)

—maria argüello


Grand Marnier Hosts Sips for Sups

The first annual Sips for Sups event benefited two worthy causes.

November 09, 2011

Theresa and Joe Cuomo and Trisha-Cancilla

Even the most well-established brands must reinvent themselves to connect with new and different audiences. This past weekend Grand Marnier—normally associated with stately gatherings in dark, regal bars—proved that the 150-year-old liquor company knows how to party and paddle board as it hosted its first annual Sips for Sups event at a bayfront villa in Miami Beach. Sips for Sups benefits the Surfrider Foundation and Miami Surf Archive Project, and guests were treated to a made-to-order taco bar, complimentary cocktails, and paddle board races all under a sun-kissed sky. 

—maria argüello


Shop the Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale

The Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale is happening again—don’t miss it.

November 08, 2011


Find items like Acne jeans at the Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale

The Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale is back! Join in the fun on November 12 for cocktails, a DJ and a lot of shopping. Choose a time slot (10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM or 4 PM)—we suggest starting early—buy a ticket ($10), and let the games begin. Miami Event Space, 7610 NE 4 Court, Miami

—maria argüello


Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at MOCA?

MOCA Mystery Dates makes for a memorable evening in support of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

November 08, 2011

Dinner at Edward Nieto's during the 2010 Mystery Dates

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Mystery Dates—the annual fundraiser for the museum helmed by MOCA’s young patrons group, the MOCA Shakers—takes place November 12 and has accomplished what all great fundraising events aim to do: take on a life of its own and become a highlight on the city’s social calendar. The event’s concept is simple but intriguing. The night begins (as many an adventurous night does) with cocktails. Guests gather for drinks at the museum and then discover their next destination. Attendees then set off for dinners located in a variety of places including modern glass houses and beachfront villas. Dinner with new friends in a mesmerizing new place and a tour of the private art collection makes for a dazzling experience. The night’s scheduled events conclude with an afterparty at The Setai on South Beach. After a whirlwind of cocktails, dinner and art, even more delightfully mysterious happenings are sure to occur. Call 305-893-6211 for tickets, or check here.

—maria argüello


DSquared Does a Unique Boot

Don the new skate boots by DSquared for a fresh take on the ubiquitous bootie.

November 08, 2011

Skate boot ($1,485) by DSquared

As you may have read, Dean and Dan Caten—the fabulously fashionable duo behind DSquaredwill be in Miami next month for Art Basel. Thankfully you don’t need to wait until December to embrace their edgy style. Don a pair of these new DSquared skate boots ($1,485) and you will be way ahead of the game. Ida and Harry, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4550 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,  800-548-8886

—maria argüello

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