COME SAIL AWAY
The 52 Super Series Miami Royal Cup multi-day regatta blows into town through March 11. Watch leading teams—Azzurra, Platoon and Provezza—among several international contenders, race monohull yachts around the bay through live streaming courtesy of 52 Super Series TV. Saks Fifth Avenue and North Sails Collection, sportswear for men, women and children, are taking VIP shoppers on a spectator cruise to experience the competition up close. The exclusive event celebrates North Sails’ pop-up for men’s wear at Saks’ new store in Brickell City Centre for the entire month of March. Shops for accessories like duffel bags and caps as well as activewear including polos, swimsuits and waterproof jackets. Miami is one of only three American cities to receive the pop up.
52superseries.com. 81 SW Eighth Street; 786.907.3800; saksfifthavenue.com
GET ON YOUR EAT
After listening to Gloria Estefan sing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court tomorrow from 5-8 p.m., make your way over to her new Cuban restaurant. She and her hubby, Emilio, opened Estefan Kitchen in the same courtyard. Chef Odell Torres reinvents Gloria’s grandmother’s treasured Cuban recipes for a new generation. A Caribbean variation of ham and pineapple pizza, lechón and sweet plantains top flatbread. He upgrades Serrano ham croquettes with béchamel and a balsamic guava reduction. The palomilla steak is wagyu, though served traditionally with humble black beans and rice. Seafood dishes range from shellfish paella to the pan-seared catch of the day in a citrus sauce with tostones. Begin with a mojito at the oyster shell-encrusted bar.
140 NE 39th Street; 786.843.3880; estefankitchen.com
Starchitect Richard Meier will be in town to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club tomorrow afternoon. Nadim Ashi, whose Fort Partners developed the project; Four Seasons CEO J. Allen Smith; Reed Kandalaft, general manager for the property; Joseph Dirand, who designed interiors, and Antonio Sersale, who is opening a branch of his famous Amalfi Coast restaurant, Le Sirenuse, at the hotel, will also be present for the grand reveal. It’s Four Seasons’ second location in Miami and fourth in Florida. Meier wrapped his modern glass additions around Russell Pancoast’s original Mediterranean Revival design dating to the 1930’s. The hotel’s 77 guest rooms begin accepting reservations later this month. Along with an expansive beachfront and cabanas, guests can enjoy a 15,000-square-foot wellness center.
9011 Collins Avenue; 800.819.5053; fourseasons.com; thesurfclub.com
ARTSY APRIL FOOLS’
Pérez Art Museum Miami’s third annual Art of the Party takes place April 1, so it’s time to think about scoring tickets or a whole table. Presented by Valentino, this year’s fundraiser honors painter and photographer Lorna Simpson (pictured). Her provocative works, which are featured in PAMM’s collection, address issues of race and sexual identity. Lee Schrager returns to create three tiers of exclusive concepts. Michael Schwartz and Starr Catering Group partner for Chef’s Table, a reception and seated dinner on the bayside terrace, and Supper Club, a later, more relaxed lounge set-up with private butlers and live entertainment in the galleries. Everyone’s invited to the Remix after party. Tommy and Dee Hilfiger are on the host committee, and Usher is expected to show. Purchase tickets from $125 to $2,500 here.
1103 Biscayne Boulevard; 305.375.3000; pamm.org