CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Catching up with Louis Aguirre at the International Polo Club Palm Beach; Ingrid Hoffmann created a specialty 4 Orange cocktail with Timo Sutinen for Ocean Drive’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival event at Smith & Wollensky; waiting to take in the sunset views at Monty’s with owner Matt Johnson; enjoying Sunday brunch with Andrea Greenberg and Alejandro Aparicio at the International Polo Club Palm Beach

Hands down, April is my favorite time of year in Miami. The weather is finding a sweet spot before the onslaught of summer, the madness of the season is dissipating, but there’s still energy in town and more than enough amazing events.

I suggest you get it while the getting’s good: There are only a few weekends left to enjoy field-side Sunday brunch and the spectacle of thundering hooves and grand hats at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. It really is a wonderful tradition. The season ends April 22, so giddyup.

Ocean Drive is partnering with the Loews Miami Beach Hotel for its third annual Girlfriends’ Getaway, April 20 to 22. It’s a full weekend dedicated to fashion, style, and fun for the fairer sex, with offerings such as Fly Barre fitness classes from New York’s Flywheel Sports, pop-up boutiques from Trina Turk and Citrine by the Stones, makeovers, mini mani-pedis, blowouts by Keratin Complex, and beverages by Bacardi. Obviously it’s great for women, but if a guy “accidentally” stumbles in, odds will certainly be in his favor.

The Miami Art Museum is also doing something really interesting this month. April 5 kicks off its three-part panel series, “Miami Vinyl: The History of Record-Making in Miami,” which explores the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art. The panel series is part of the exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

And finally, we’re partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour to welcome Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville to the Soho Beach House for an exclusive fashion show, buttressed by plenty of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Did I say the season was slowing down?

Look forward to seeing you around town…


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PHOTOGRAPHS BY LILA PHOTO (GREENBERG, AGUIRRE); WORLDREDEYE.COM (HOFFMANN)

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