1 Hotels is introducing a private beach club. Membership sales recently launched for its South Beach property’s Beach Club, which premieres next year. Members receive perks far beyond chaise lounges, umbrellas and cabanas. They’ll be able to work out at Spartan Gym and enjoy discounted treatments at Bamford Haybarn Spa (otherwise accessible only by hotel guests). Programming for kids to adults creates a family-friendly experience, while foodies can take advantage of special prices at chef Matthew Kenney’s plnthouse, a raw vegan eatery and juice bar. Beach Club concierges greet members at their designated entrance with complimentary valet parking. The oceanside retreat continues the brand’s organic décor with wellness amenities like a yoga lawn. Other activities include concerts, cooking events and art exhibits. Inquire here.
2341 Collins Avenue; 305.604.1000; 1hotels.com
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s new culinary experience is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Since the June holiday occurs during peak mango season, chef Manlee Siu decided to share one of her most prized produce sources through a new farm tour and picnic package. First, she takes groups to the nearby Truly Tropical, a.k.a. the Mango Place due to the family-owned farm’s 70 varieties of its signature fruit. After wandering the grove to harvest and sample exotic mangos, as well as explore other tropical delights including cinnamon, black sapote and jackfruit, guests are invited to a decadent homemade picnic prepared by Siu back at the hotel. The gourmet casual luncheon is set up in an oceanfront cabana with mango margaritas and mango dishes from salsa to quinoa salad.
100 South Ocean Boulevard; 561.533.6000; eaupalmbeach.com
FARE & FROCKS
Partake in these special food and fashion offerings this week. Coral Gables Museum (285 Aragon Avenue) hosts Taste of the Gables tonight at 6:30. Sample bites and sips from restaurants like Talavera and Copper 29 and listen to live music. The new owners of Miami Fashion Week present eight runway shows at Ice Palace Film Studios (59 NW 14thStreet) through June 4. After participating in European fashion weeks, Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi opens the event tonight at 7 (pictured). Angel Sanchez, a New York bridal and evening wear designer whose mother had a Venezuelan atelier, closes the week on Sunday night. Organizers also partner with Miami Dade College for a Master Class Series, and actor Antonio Banderas and Latin American singer Diego Torres to host a benefit gala on Friday.
Not to be confused with Ella café in the Miami Design District and the River Seafood Oyster Bar in Brickell, Ella’s Oyster Bar opened in Little Havana. Its Miami meets marine décor centers on a large mural of a mythological kraken intertwined with graffiti. The adorable blue and white setting with exposed brick beckons oyster platters and lobster roll lunches. Some items reference the neighborhood’s heritage, such as po’ boys served on Cuban bread and crab-stuffed croquettes to dip in hollandaise mixed with Old Bay Seasoning. A Cubana comes with lump crab meat instead; chorizo supplies the famous sandwich’s pork component for a different take on surf n’ turf. Oysters Rockefeller, which originated in New Orleans, is upgraded with uni butter and panko breadcrumbs. Finish with the cobbler du jour.
1615 SW Eighth Street; 786.332.4436; ellasoysterbar.com