Once again, a fashion brand makes its Florida debut in Miami. Kiwi designer Rebecca Taylor opened a namesake, blush pink and nude-colored boutique, her ninth total, at Aventura Mall. Specializing in women’s contemporary clothing, she also uses the occasion to introduce Floridians to La Vie, her new casual collection of tees, cozy pea coats and vintage-inspired patchwork denim pieces. Fans can shop exclusive product and limited-edition collaborations, too, at the 1,400-square-foot location whose custom terrazzo tiles shimmer with metallic flecks. They’re just some of the design details that capture her ethos of “everyday magic.” Other glam touches are velvet and sheepskin throws and table tops cut from slabs of crystalized rock salt and terrazzo. James Porschen’s citron artworks are also displayed.
19501 Biscayne Boulevard; 888.485.6738; rebeccataylor.com
Fashion followers are used to hearing about which trendy color is the “new black” by now, but what about pink being the “new blue?” Here’s a hint: It’s all in the name of breast cancer awareness and research. For its eighth annual Bleau Goes Pink campaign, the Fontainebleau is handing out some pretty sweet dining deals—including the raspberry macaron pictured here from Chez Bon Bon—to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at UM’s Miller School of Medicine. Simply order $55 prix-fixe dinners at StripSteak by Michael Mina and Scarpetta throughout October to raise funds for the region’s leading center for breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. Dishes range from Scarpetta’s truffled polenta and Long Island duck to Mina’s Scottish salmon. Each meal comes with a glass of rosé.
4441 Collins Avenue; 305.538.2000; fontainebleau.com
Speaking of health, long-time wellness promoter and jugofresh founder Matthew Sherman expanded with a full-service restaurant in his original juice bar’s neighborhood. Whereas jugofresh focuses on vegan ingredients, Paradigm Kitchen offers a broader menu to appeal to gluten-free and paleo eaters. The latter, who favor animal proteins, grains and produce, and shun refined sugars and dairy, now have poke bowls, free-range chicken broth, and chicken sausage made in house. Pancake lovers can have them for breakfast with whipped cashew butter, maple syrup and pineapple compote or lunch as Indian dosas. Items with witty names include “Miso Fierce,” a Japanese-inspired egg and miso bone broth combo speckled with greens and brown rice. No wonder one of the place’s slogans is “Shift happens.” Note odd hours until it really gets going.
1834 Bay Road; 786.453.2488
Italian artist Francesco Clemente plans to attend the reception for his exhibit at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. “Franceso Clemente: Dormiveglia” features a series of nine large-scale works painted in New York in 1998. The title references the Italian term for the state between sleep and awakening when dreams and reality intertwine. Reminiscent of tarot cards, one of his hobbies, canvases depict pastel-painted goddesses in draped attire. Each unique figure presents different human and animal characteristics. Grouped among figurative painters such as Julian Schnabel and Eric Fischl, Clemente further identifies with Italy’s Art Povera movement. On view through August 23, 2017, the show also displays watercolors and works on paper. The preview is free to museum members and $25 for non-members who RSVP to 954.262.0258.
One East Las Olas Boulevard; 954.525.5500; nsuartmuseum.org