The Scoop: Weekend of February 2nd


There’s no shortage of fine jewelry and watch events this month. The same group organizes the Miami Beach Jewelry and Watch show from February 1-4, and the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show from February 14-20. The former sets up at One Herald Plaza (NE 14th Street and Biscayne Bay), the same locale as Art Miami, where 100 dealers offer antique, estate and modern pieces. The latter at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (650 Okeechobee Boulevard) includes guest lectures. Cartier and Audemars Piguet are among 21 participants for the inaugural Watches & Wonders Miami from February 16-19. The collaboration by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and Miami Design District features pop ups, performances and new watches such as “Jewels that Tell Time” by Van Cleef & Arpels (pictured).


Miami dentists may see an uptick in business with all the new dessert places. Bio Bio organic gelateria opened in Sunset Harbour for flavors like ricotta cheese and caramelized figs, granny’s cookies and Sicilian pistachio. It also offers coffee drinks, popsicles and cakes, which can be delivered. Craving Japanese cheesecake like those that form long lines at Uncle Tetsu’s in Toronto? Head to Madlab Creamery for the light and fluffy treat by pastry chef Soraya Kilgore, who also lends her talents to husband Brad’s Alter restaurant. Flanked by giant ice cream cones, her venture also sells soft serve flavors from green matcha to Ecuadorian cacao with whimsical gourmet toppings (cotton candy, edible glitter and flowers) and her homemade chocolate bark in several types with surprises such as dried apricots and cereal.

1201 20th Street; 786.431.2081; 140 NE 39thStreet; 305.639.8178;


When she isn’t competing on the equestrian circuit, Ariana Rockefeller is thinking about her budding fashion collection. The part-time Wellington resident founded her namesake women’s ready to wear and accessories brand in 2016. Manufactured in Manhattan, pieces include the Sellier clutch that converts to a shoulder bag; the Harbour mini-dress, a take on the classic tennis style, only in metallic gold with a navy silk v-neck ready for cocktails, and the equally glitzy gem-black cardigan with a grosgrain ribbon-trimmed gold zipper. For the upcoming Longines Masters in New York in late April, she collaborated with the luxury equestrian series on an exclusive, limited-edition saddle bag, pictured. The canvas and grain leather look comes in grey on grey or natural and brown, and is made to order in five weeks.


Design on a Dime, AIDS nonprofit Housing Works’ shop-til-you-drop décor fundraiser, comes to Miami’s Moore Building this weekend. Dashing design couple Rodman Primack and Rudy Weissenberg and Faena’s Ximena Caminos are guests of honor for the Chairman’s Dinner on February 3. The event’s VIP preview begins at 5:30, upon which attendees can snag discounted wares by hundreds of high-end home brands in individual vignettes by 30 designers. For example, Sogol Afsharjavan and Luca Porcelli, pictured, present an Italian-themed cucina with his marble and python and eel skin table, Luca Camillini’s painting on wood, and items from Minotti and Internum showrooms. The sale opens to the public on Sunday. The charity spirit continues with the first-ever Design on a Dime Shop & Gallery (discounted Knoll, Luminaire, ThreadCount) from February 10-April 30.

191 NE 40th Street; 151 NE 54th Street.

We’ll see you next week with even more of South Florida’s places to go!

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