Miami has held various fashion weeks for a while, and now it’s Fort Lauderdale’s turn. The city’s inaugural Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend kicks off tonight with a bash at Ritz-Carlton’s Burlock Coast restaurant. Nina Garcia of Project Runway fame hosts a fashion show for Nicole Miller’s Spring 2017 collection with a sneak peek of her summer styles at FATVillage Arts District (523 NW First Avenue) on Friday from 9-11 p.m. Emerging designers step into the spotlight during a see-now, buy-now showcase on April 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Though South Florida designers are represented, most of them hail from New York, including Saunder (pictured), Descendant of Thieves and Alice & Trixie. Like what you see? Purchase it at the Fashion Marketplace, an onsite pop-up shop.
Think you’re too busy to meditate? There’s no excuse now that Miami Beach claims a drop-in meditation studio right off Lincoln Road. Innergy Meditation, Miami’s first studio to focus exclusively on the trendy practice, opened Monday. Rather than get preachy, the concept delivers a modernized moment of Zen just as if one were picking up a Panther coffee. Private and group classes (30-45 minutes each) are available daily for meditators of all levels. Founders Andrea Lubell and Paul Silitsky make it even easier by offering packages or pay as you go classes. Their cozy, sound-proof studio eliminates urban noises, so clients can get down to the business of quieting the chatter in their heads. Other perks are floor cushions, a tea and juice bar, and a boutique to further your practice.
1560 Lenox Avenue, Suite 102; 305.266.2277; innergymeditation.com
The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton is ready for its big reveal this weekend. A $100 million renovation? Check. One thousand guestrooms? Check. Ten eateries? Check. Broward County’s largest hotel offers 96 suites, 515 rooms with king beds and 484 rooms with double beds; each has unobstructed water views, whether the ocean or Intracoastal. Décor and curated art links to the property’s origins in the late Fifties. Suites blend midcentury modern touches and marine hues, whereas rooms come in two types: Sunrise with rope accents, deckchairs and coral- and sand dune-patterned carpeting, or Sunset, with organic, understated design. The wow factor escalates through fashion and home designer Trina Turk’s full-service cabanas in her signature bold prints. Wrap up the experience with the Hotel Bar’s passport menu.
3555 South Ocean Drive; 954.602.6000; diplomatresort.com
Stars in the sport and fashion worlds are visiting Miami for medical charities. NBA player Brian Grant whose namesake foundation fights Parkinson’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in his thirties, hosts Shake It Till We Make It at the Moore Building (191 NE 40th Street) in the Miami Design District on April 1. Enjoy food stations and a fashion show as DJ Saint Chill’s tunes hopefully inspire you to shake it. Elegant grande dame Carolina Herrera heads to Pérez Art Museum Miami (1103 Biscayne Boulevard) for FundaHigado America Foundation’s second annual fundraiser on April 6. Proceeds benefit pediatric liver transplants in underserved regions in Latin America through education and medical centers. Attendees will be treated to a photography exhibit depicting the team’s work and a cocktail reception.