Concert Pick: Stokeswood
The up-and-coming band debuts tracks from their new album at The Stage.
May 15, 2011
Atlanta-based electro-acoustic band Stokewsood will debut their second album tomorrow night (11 PM) at The Stage in the Design District. The band has become a regular on the Miami scene spending the past year playing some of the most popular venues in the city, including the W South Beach, The Florida Room at Delano, Vagabond, The Standard and Bardot. Saturday night they’ll celebrate their sophomore album, In the Field of the Vibrations, with a light show by Music Matters Productions and a DJ set by Panic Bomber. All ticket holders at Saturday’s show will be gifted with the new album—via a download code for the band’s website—upon arrival. 170 NE 38th St.; wantickets.com
This Friday: Buy Art With Heart
The Education Fund holds a charity auction featuring works by Miami’s littlest hands.
May 14, 2011
The Recycle Garden, by art students at Pinecrest Academy charter school
So often we bring art into our homes without any real connection to its meaning. This Friday, you can purchase artwork that has both meaning and impact at the The Education Fund’s Annual Charity Auction. Dubbed "The Art of Found Objects" the auction will feature one-of-a-kind pieces created by Miami-Dade elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. And in celebration of the Fund’s 25th anniversary, the event will also honor 25 local leaders who came up in the Miami-Dade County public school system. Local artist Xavier Cortada, Books & Books president Mitchell Kaplan, NFL player Santana Moss and Miami-Dade College president Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón are among the honorees. “The real power of this event is that it reminds us of the extraordinary talent of the kids in our public schools,” said Linda Lecht, president of The Education Fund. The Moore Building, 4040 NE 2nd Ave., 305-892-5099 ext. 23
Questions With: Brian Atwood
Shoe designer Brian Atwood talks about what comes next.
May 13, 2011
Celebrity shoe designer Brian Atwood visited Miami recently to showcase his Summer 2011 collection. We sat down to chat with the shoe-style expert, who lives between New York and Milan, about the men’s line he plans to launch, where he likes to spend his time in Miami and his first store.
What inspired your newest collection?
BRIAN ATWOOD: It was inspired a lot by Slim Aarons photographs mixed in with Jane of the Jungle. For Miami it’s amazing because of the vibrant colors.
What do you love about designing women’s shoes?
BA: It’s fun. I love watching women walk in heels. There’s something very sexy about it. You can put someone in a pair of flats and a stiletto and you can see who gets more looks.
What is your best-selling shoe?
BA: The Maniac platform pump is my best seller. It’s worn everywhere and to every red carpet. There’s this kind of Maniac mania that’s taken over.
Have you ever thought about designing a men’s line?
BA: Yes, I’m literally starting to take that into consideration. It would be something very small, but also very fun and colorful. Men ask me all the time. I get tweets, and stores ask.
What shoes do you wear?
BA: I wear a lot of Tom Ford, Dior, Adidas and Stan Smith.
Tell us about the Miami woman as your client. How is she different from a New York or LA woman style-wise?
BA: She’s not afraid to be noticed and she has fun with color.
When you’re not making shoes, how do you like to spend your free time?
BA: Traveling anywhere exotic with a great beach. I was just in Maldives. I’ve never seen water like that in my life. It’s beautiful.
Do you have any favorite Miami spots you like to visit?
BA: I love Mr. Chow. I like the Webster. I’m always at Bal Harbour Shops when I come down, and I like shopping for vintage at C. Madeleine’s. She has great stuff.
You probably give style advice all the time, but what is the best you’ve received?
BA: Edit your closet.
Where do you want to be 10 years from now?
BA: I’m having a great time building this business. I want to expand. I want to have stores and handbags. I’m looking at some spaces for a store. In Miami, it will be in Bal Harbour Shops for sure.
New Fashion: Bianca Coletti
Two favorite designers team up for a colorful collection.
May 13, 2011
The Heidi robe by Bianca Coletti
Bianca Coletti—the latest line from local designers Bianca Coletti and Lauren Goldfarb—takes you into a time machine of past and future prints that tap into Miami’s effortless-chic dress code. Look for silky, bold-hued pantsuits in azure, ikat tunics, digital-print frocks, dip-dyed ombre silk linen, embellished high-waisted shorts and ’60s-inspired robes like the Heidi ($192). “It’s my favorite print of this season,” says Coletti. “The pink and green colors are inspired by our Palm Beach customer and go back to our past Basketweave collection.” After 12 years of specializing in swimwear, Coletti teamed up with Goldfarb, who owned Lavish Boutique in Coconut Grove, to expand her eponymous brand with apparel. “We launched the clothing line three years ago,” says Coletti. “It was time.” While Coletti is more into surf-inspired and boho garb—and Goldfarb prefers preppy and eccentric styles—the duo’s love for vintage is clearly evident in the Spring/Summer collection. Available at ISA Boutique, 3400 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-558-8027
Miami Museum Month
Get a big dose of culture all month long at Miami’s numerous museums.
May 11, 2011
An exhibit at the Bass Museum of Art
This May marks the fourth annual Miami Museum Month—and it promises to be a big one. All month long, participating museums will offer buy-one-get-one-free admission. And, if you feel more committal, become a member of one museum and get a free pass to all other Miami Museum Month partner museums. Seventeen institutions return to the roster—including the Miami Art Museum, the Bass Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Haitian Heritage Museum and the Miami Children’s Museum—and four (Ancient Spanish Monastery, the Coral Gables Merrick House, the Coral Gables Museum and Wings Over Miami Air Museum) are new this year.
Get Great Hair
Celebrity hair colorist Joel Warren on his newest product and what Miami women want for their locks.
May 11, 2011
The Warren Tricomi salon at the W Hotel in South Beach
Celebrity hair colorist Joel Warren has painted the locks of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Kate Beckinsale and Molly Sims. We chatted with the co-owner of Warren Tricomi salon about why he opened in Miami last December, what shade works best in South Florida and his new haircare treatment—Absolute Frizz Control—that launches this month.
Why did you open your fifth Warren Tricomi salon at the W South Beach?
JOEL WARREN: I opened it... because I’ve been coming to Miami for over 20 years and I love the lifestyle. When you are down here you feel like you have to look good, and what better place to have a salon? I also like the W Hotel because it’s the nicest upscale hotel in South Beach and a lot of my clients stay here. I also have family up north.
What hair color do Miami women want the most?
JW: Blond. When you are down in Miami, you feel like you want to be lighter. It doesn’t have to be all blond. People come in for highlights. I incorporate two types: the ones with foil and balayage, [a technique that] started in France. It’s hair painting. You grab random strands and lighten them. Balayage becomes more of a custom hair color instead of a stock look that you get with foil. Last time I did Scarlett [Johansson]’s hair, I did both.
Your new product—Absolute Frizz Control—launches this month in your salons. Why is it a must-have for Miami gals?
JW: It’s a keratin treatment with natural ingredients and no formaldehyde that takes away the frizz for three months. It’s about an hour treatment. It’s great for Miami’s humidity. I tried it on AnnaLynne McCord and she loved it.
We can't wait to try it. What other celebrities frequent your Miami location?
JW: I’ve had Selita Ebanks, and Camilla Belle come in recently.
What is the best way to maintain a healthy mane?
JW: There are a lot of steps you have to follow. First, you need the proper shampoo and conditioner, a good styling product to protect against weather and styling tools like flat irons. Then you need to cut your hair every six to eight weeks to keep it in good shape. If you color your hair, you also need to maintain the color about the same wait time. The final thing is that women need to ask their hairdresser how to style their hair. People take lessons in everything from cooking to dancing, but they [also] need to take a class on how to style their hair.
Three New Restaurants to Love
Visit a trio of our favorite new eateries this month.
May 11, 2011
Chicken at Cinco
We’ve said goodbye recently to two legendary Miami restaurants: Chef Allen and Joe Allen. As sad as we are to see them go, we’re pleased to report that there are new spots arriving. These are our three favorites this month.
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Where: 4251 Salzedo St., Suite 1325 (The Village of Merrick Park), Coral Gables, 786-239-0085
Crumb on Parchment
Neighborhood: Design District
Cuisine: Sandwiches, coffee and dessert from chef Michelle Bernstein’s family tree
Where: 3930 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-572-9444
Cuisine: Coffee house with complimentary Wi-Fi, magazines, beer and wine
Where: 2519 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305-456-1784; lestersmiami.com
A Sure Shot
Red Bull’s traveling “Illume” exhibit focuses on the world’s top action and adventure photography.
May 11, 2011
A photograph by Marcelo Maragni of climber Bruno Dias in São Tomé das Letras, Brazil
Get your heart pumping this month as Red Bull celebrates action and adventure with “Illume,” a traveling photography exhibit that stops in Miami Beach May 13 through May 22 to celebrate some of the world’s most talented action, adventure and sports photographers. The show’s 50 photos—back-lit for a supremely interesting viewing experience—will be on display nightly (7 PM–11 PM) throughout its Miami run. An expert jury chose the winners from around the world. “By illuminating these breath-taking photographs,” says a Red Bull representative, “we honor the photographers who’ve traveled, faced physical dangers, scaled buildings and navigated waves all to capture magical moments.”
Falling for Fever Pops
Local sweets truck Feverish Ice Cream adds all-natural fruit popsicles to its menu.
May 09, 2011
Ocean Drive sat down with Feverish Ice Cream creator Felecia Hatcher to talk about ice cream and her new line of all-natural popsicles.
When did you start Feverish?
FELECIA HATCHER: My husband and I started the company in September 2008 after being laid off from marketing jobs with Nintendo. We had been toying with the idea for a while, but with my newfound freedom I figured that it was the perfect time to make a crazy dream a reality.
Did you always love ice cream?
FH: Oh my goodness, I have been obsessed with ice cream ever since I was a kid. Owning an ice cream company allows me to relive my childhood every day.
Do you have a culinary background?
FH: No culinary background. We just really love ice cream and what we do. My family is from Jamaica so some of the recipes are old family recipes.
Why did you opt for a truck rather than a shop?
FH: Well, while everyone is going big we decided to go small, and now even smaller with our new fleet of vintage carts. Mobile was the way to go for us because it allows us to bring Feverish to people anywhere. We currently serve the whole tri-county area and we even travel around the state.
Tell me about your new pops.
FH: Our new ice pop line is called Fever Pops. They’re fun, flirty flavors we really wanted to add a grown up twist to a childhood treat. We use all natural fruits and we get most of them from farmers markets. [And we use] all-natural sweeteners like agave and organic brown sugar. It's the way popsicles should be.
And you also make alcohol-infused pops, correct?
FH: Strawberry mojito, mojito, margarita and peach bourbon. When were carry them at street events they are non-alcoholic but for private events we spike them.
How can people find Feverish?
FH: The best place to track us down is on Twitter@feverishmiami or facebook.com/feverish.
New Restaurant: Haven Gastro-Lounge
Chef Todd Erickson delights Lincoln Road diners with molecular eats and craft cocktails.
May 09, 2011
The lounge at Haven Gastro-Lounge
Lincoln Road welcomed chef Todd Erickson's much-hyped Haven Gastro-Lounge this weekend. Erickson's globe-trotting menu, made up entirely of small plates, features locally sourced ingredients with a molecular slant. Décor is futuristic and fun with scenes from nature and rock and roll projected onto the walls and 1,000 frosted ice cube-shaped lights dotting the ceiling.
Try the crackle-pop, a spicy tuna roll packed with crispy rice, diakon and yuzu schichimi aioli. And if you prefer turf to surf, the artisan sliders do not disappoint. Options include a classic prime beef and bacon slider topped with guacamole, tomato and Vermont cheddar; a duck and quail egg number with foie gras butter and parsley shallot salad; and a lamb burger slightly sweetened by lavender-coriander honey and apple fennel slaw with ouzo mustard. If you’re going the slider route, you might also try Erickson’s grown up tater tots with bleu cheese, chives and balsamic ketchup.
Cocktails, served at a Siberian onyx bar, are complex and delicious. If you like a little spice, go for the Fever made with jalapeño-infused Grey Goose La Poire, lychee and pear prosecco. For dessert, Erickson has a rotating flavor selection of nitrogen blasted ice creams with fun toppings like Captain Crunch. 1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-987-8885