The Scoop: Weekend of February 9th


St. Frank, San Francisco’s chic emporium for fair-trade home décor, gifts and accessories, opened in Palm Beach. Its fourth outpost also focuses on an exquisite assortment of authentic wares sourced from artisans around the world. More than pretty things, each purchase preserves nearly forgotten crafts, from textiles to beadwork, while financially supporting artistic communities through fair trade and sustainable practices. They’re already doing good work here through St. Frank x Etkie cuffs, with 15 percent of proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. Handcrafted by Native Americans in New Mexico, glass bead designs are inspired by Navajo rug patterns. A surfboard collaboration with Big Wave Tour founder Gary Linden is also new and perfect for beach settings. Their St. Frank’s indigo textile pattern will look great in local living rooms.

340 Royal Poinciana Way; 561.268.2583;


Daniel Boulud transitioned his haute dining spot in downtown Miami into the breezy Boulud Sud. Heavy on seafood and farm produce, its Mediterranean menu is more in line with local palates. The classic French chef is also testing the experiential trend with fun pop-up feasts. While his New York café hosts a Mardi Gras-themed tasting, he invited Miami’s Saffron Supper Club to cook on Sunday, February 11, here. The roving, local dinner party explores North African and Middle Eastern cuisine, so they’ll feel right at home in Boulud Sud executive chef Clark Bowen’s kitchen. Both combine their repertoires for family-style courses like lamb flatbread, chicken tagine and cauliflower tabbouleh. Reserve here. On the same night, Plant Miami at the Sacred Space kicks off its guest-chef series with Niven Patel of Ghee Indian Kitchen.

255 Biscayne Boulevard Way; 305.421.8800; 105 NE 24th Street; 305.814.5365;


Before South Beach Wine & Food Festival even comes to town later this month, peak season in South Florida packs it in. Miami City Ballet performs the world premiere of One Line Drawn by NY-based choreographer Brian Brooks on Friday, followed by New World Symphony’s 30th anniversary gala on February 10. Sarah Arison chairs the evening’s Leonard Bernstein program with guest vocalists like Tony Yazbeck, a Tony nominee for the Broadway revival of On the Town. Next weekend, the Miami International Boat Show docks at Virginia Key, while the Miami Yacht Show drops anchor along Collins Avenue at 46th Street. The latter’s organizers also will ferry clients to the Miami Design District for Watches & Wonders’ luxury timepieces, vintage cars at Miami Concours and Stuart Parr’s collection of vintage Italian motorbikes.


What’s better than a bottle of bubbly on Valentine’s Day? How about sake blended by a champagne cellar master? With low acidity, no added sugar and devoid of sulphites, preservatives and gluten, the first-ever Franco-Japanese sake sounds like a marriage made in no-hangover heaven, hence its witty name, Heavensake. Piper-Heidsieck winemaker Régis Camus collaborated with venerable sake breweries Dassai and Urakasumi. His exclusive Junmai Daiginjo with Dassai boasts 100 percent Yamadanishiki rice and tastes like summer pears and wild red berries with notes of jasmine and lilies. At half the price, his Junmai Ginjo with Urakasumi features three types of rice including Yamadanishiki grown in the Miyagi prefecture. Honeysuckle and white guava scents accompany each citrus- and apple blossom-tasting sip. Share with your sweetheart at Katsuya, Komodo, Oishi Thai and 1-800-Lucky.

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

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