The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
Since opening earlier this year, L’appartement lifestyle store has appeared in the pages of Wallpaper and Modern Magazine for its well-edited European imports and artworks displayed as if the 3,500-square-foot showroom were a real residence. The visionaries behind the poetic concept are Emmanuelle Bernard, an interior and film set designer, and her husband, Christian, both of whom resided in France and Spain for decades. They exclusively represent several lines in the Southeast, and often in the U.S., such as Moustache whose Bold Chair resembling a fuzzy pipe cleaner is part of MOMA’s permanent design collection; the playful, twisty style comes in six colors like duck blue and tangerine. Petite Friture, another rare brand, offers the best-selling Vertigo Lamp Shade. Ideal for Miami’s climate, Fermob’s outdoor furniture boasts 24 fun colors.
2500 North Miami Avenue; 786.431.1937; lappartementstore.com
A FOR ALFRED
One of Florida’s most famous midcentury-modern architects is the subject of an overdue retrospective at HistoryMiami Museum. “The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker” celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Miami transplant and University of Florida graduate’s birth by exploring his life and prolific, 60-year career. Through approximately 500 projects, including a modular, Tropex-pansible home, the humble designer left his mark on organic, sustainable modernism years ahead of its time. On October 16, co-curator Allan Shulman leads a members’ tour for a maximum of 30 guests. He joins a conversation with co-curator Randolph C. Henning and David Rifkind, associate professor at FIU’s College of Architecture and the Arts, on November 17. Discover more about Parker’s contributions and current efforts to save his endangered properties through February 26, 2017.
101 West Flagler Street; 305.375.1492; historymiami.org
Leave it to a hip South Florida hospitality crew to import the poke trend to Fort Lauderdale. Memphis Garrett, former director of operations for SLS Hotels, David Cardaci, owner of the Whole Enchilada and Rhythm & Vine, and a slew of partners, including actor Adam Ross of “CSI: NY,” launch the first of five Poke House restaurants on Monday. Build your own bowl with seafood such as salmon and yellowtail (or tofu for vegetarians), a base from quinoa to kale, and finally, a buffet of 20 toppings and sauces. Or let them do the work for the last two steps through themed bowls like Coco Beach Florida’s spicy passion fruit, salsa fresca and plantain chips. Start and end with sake via infused cocktails and fresh fruit.
666 Federal Highway; thepokehouse.com
PAMM debuts its much-anticipated, newly commissioned exhibit “Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913” with a reception and talk by the New York artist tonight at 7 p.m. PAMM curator René Morales organized the installation of rotating glass elements with a strong architectural component that plays tricks on the mind to fun-house effects. Viewers are teased between seeing nothing through empty, transparent illusions, and their reflections in dizzying angles that turn the Meyerhoff Greene Focus Gallery upside down and inside out. She describes the two states as “switches.” The result produces deeper insight into reality, the museum and Biscayne Bay like never before, an exercise in philosophical questioning that the Texan hopes viewers apply to other facets in their everyday lives. Experience this astonishing, complex project through April 30, 2017.
1103 Biscayne Boulevard; 305.375.3000; pamm.org