Drybar founder Alli Webb returns to her old stomping ground, South Beach, tomorrow to celebrate her hair blowout chain’s latest location in Hyatt Centric. Watch chick flicks and smell the yellow roses, the salons’ signature fresh-cut flowers, in custom chairs made in Italy. The variety of styles includes the sleek Manhattan and beachy Mai Tai. A temporary store for LBP’s beauty brands popped up in the Miami Design District for a couple months. The initials stand for Luxury Brand Partners, a Miami firm that owns hair, nail and makeup lines developed by stylists and other industry insiders. A few are Oribe, IGK, whose Sunday Funday Texture Foam and Rich Kid coconut oil hair gel are geared toward millennials, and Smith & Cult nail polishes by the founder of Hard Candy.
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WARHOL ON WHEELS
The Andy Warhol Museum and Cadillac are taking a road trip. Their collaborative exhibit “Letters to Andy Warhol” has already traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Miami, where it’s on view daily through February 12 in the Design District. Centered on Warhol’s personal correspondence to and from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Mick Jagger, it offers a rare, intimate glimpse into an artist whose stone-faced expression mirrored a blank canvas. Contemporary artists, musicians and designers created new works inspired by his letters— author and Vanity Fair contributor Derek Blasberg’s Polaroid portraits, and fashion designer Brian Atwood and writer J.J. Martin’s gargantuan children’s book. Warhol, a brand worshipper who transformed a Brillo box into high art, often incorporated Cadillacs into his works, and some are also on display.
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Given the amount of taquerias opening here, Miami may as well be Mexico. One can barely walk a block without coming across an addition. The Baja-inspired Lolo’s Surf Cantina at Marriott Stanton South Beach overlooks sand dunes. Richard Ampudia, the Mexico City chef behind Café Habana and La Esquina in New York, imports his magic formula South of Fifth. Tocaya Organica, a Los Angeles-based fast-casual eatery specializing in natural, sustainable ingredients, launched its first location outside California on Lincoln Road. The taco menu features chef’s tips for your choice of protein and cheese, such as chicken tinga and manchego for Cali Green. Tacology, Cantina La Veinte’s mercado-style offshoot in Brickell City Centre, makes tacos like ribeye and chicharron, and other tasty bites from rock shrimp tostadas to harvest veggies.
161 Ocean Drive; 305.735.6973; loloscantina.com. 920 Lincoln Road; 305.909.0799; tocayaorganica.com. 701 South Miami Avenue; 786.347.5368; tacology.us
TWO FOR TOD’S
For its second store in Miami, Tod’s commissioned an installation by local artist Cristina Lei Rodriguez. It’s just the start of the Italian luxury brand’s new cultural initiative here. The 2,400-square-foot location features mobile walls that double as a 60-foot projection screen to exhibit curated art videos. Walls are also covered in the house’s signature Vacchetta leather. Other décor elements are gray marble and a mirror runway. Shop men’s and women’s ready to wear and leather accessories, including limited-edition Gommino driving shoes in fun colors and Double T crossbody bags in exotic skins. But hurry if you want to score pieces from London tattoo artist Saira Hunjan’s small capsule collection for spring. Her ink designs appear on a Gommino driving shoe, biker jacket and Double T messenger bag, pictured.
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