Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chow Down Grill x Wok Star This Weekend

My favorite Wok Star and my favorite neighborhood dim sum parlor are teaming up this weekend to host a family-style Chinese feast. See details below. More info here.

Pre Christmas Chinese Family Style Lunch
with Chef Josh Marcus, Chow Down Grill

Mandatory RSVP; prepayment on first come, first served basis
Seating is limited to 36
Reservations closes THURSDAY, Dec. 16, TOMORROW!!
Call Chow Down 305-397-8494, mention HOH WOK CLUB, Sun. Dec.19 lunch
Provide number in your group
Prepay $17 per person includes tax and tips
Cash bar: any drinks should be paid separately

Starter to share at table: Chow Down Chop Salad (no meat)
Family Style Plate: Steam dumpling with organic chicken and basil, Angus Steak w/ Mongolian BBQ Sauce, Broccolini, pepper, onion (picture shows different veggies, just so you don't expect this!)
Dessert: family style surprise platter to share

As a courtesy to Josh, please be ON TIME...
12pm - arrive, meet and mingle, drinks at bar.
12:45pm - seating at community tables

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Hanuka Haiku This Wednesday

Hanukah Haiku featuring Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Next@19th (137 NE 19th Street, Miami)
Tel: 305.542.7732

Next@19th proudly presents a night of creativity, humor and entertainment with Hanukah Haiku and Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad. On the brightest and last night of Hanakuh, poets, artists and writers will come together to share original haikus about Hanukah and Jewish culture at Next@19th in downtown Miami. Slated for December 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., this celebration also marks the official launch of the non-profit organization, whose goal is to move Jewish culture forward with an inclusive, cutting-edge program.

Burlesque entertainers Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad bring a combination of parody and burlesque to the night: a refreshing mix of comedy, cabaret and spoken-word with must-have archetypal characters including the gals who learned to smoke at Hebrew School, got drunk at their Bat Mitzvahs and would rather have more schtuppa than the chupah. In keeping with the theme of the party He’Brew, ‘The Chosen Beer,’ will be on tap throughout the night.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Design Miami Photos

Native Shoes Art Basel Pop-Up

Native Shoes is hosting a pop-up shop this weekend at the Friends With You Rainbow City installation in the Design District. The shoes are sort of the happy love child of Crocs and Ked's or Chuck Taylors. I'm sort of in love with them. Also, they gave me a free pair to try out and I broke them in over a day hard core Baseling and was impressed with how they held up. I got a pair of tiny stompers for my toddler and the little dude loves them, refusing to wear anything but the red slip-ons. And for someone with an amphibious lifestyle ( i.e. constantly navigating water sports or rainy climates) they are truly brilliant, whimsical, and fun. If only the world would embrace wackiness more often. The spongy material is akin to walking on a firm marshmallow. The playful holes provide much needed A/C for overworked toes. There are those who refuse to give in, who shun the mere suggestion that the candy-colored sneaks could be respectable footwear. And to those I say - endure the agony of de feet.
Adult shoes: $49
Kids: $38

Friday, December 03, 2010

Fiat and FADER Party Tonight

Come out tonight and listen to music from DJ Nick Catchdubs and DJ Artime. There will be FREE food and drinks.

RSVP here.

Event is tonight from 8-11pm. The address is 70 NW 25th St, Miami FL 33127
DJ Artime and DJ Nick Catchdubs will have sets. Live art by Jesse Nite and 131 Projects. Complimentary food and beverages.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Art Basel Schedule: Thursday Night

The plan for tonight - clone myself.
There's a Bruce Weber party at the Standard. The Camper store on Lincoln Road opens with a cocktail party.  Dror Benshetrit unveils his TRON chair at Capellini. NERD performs at Rainbow City. The MAM has their party on the plaza. There will be cocktails and art from Antwerp at Maison Martin Margiela.Wynwood Walls will be throwing down with Shepard Fairey. Back on the beach NADA kicks things off at the Canyon Ranch. Scope is getting jiggy with Artists Wanted. And everyone gets free tattoos at the Sanrio pop-up in Wynwood.

LCD Sound System @ The Raleigh

Saturday: Primary Flight's Closing Party

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Andres Balazs Goes Barefoot For a Good Cause

Well, sort of.
If by "good cause" we mean a sleek speedboat designed by Marc Newson. Which is doing the world a service in some way, if we consider that there are wealthy people out there who may find themselves on the high seas in a vessel not designed by a cultural superstar.
But forget about the boat, which was gorgeous and arrived with much fanfare and then spent the night docked by the Standard's pool deck. Let's focus on the champagne, which was flowing and made by Dom Perignon. And let's get back to Mr. Balazs (the debonair fellow to right) and his impeccable smile. It takes a special kind of cool to pull off the barefoot-in-a-suit look and the hotelier, oozing relaxed charm and weaving his way through the crowd, certainly seemed at home. Because, in a way, he was. Now that he's given up the Raleigh, his bayfront Standard is his Miami crashpad of choice. And the place is still holding its own against the newbies like Soho House and the W. The key to maintaining its cool cachet? The man himself.