By: THE EDITORS
Discover the bright ideas, items, and places at the top of our wish lists this season.
Known for sterling silver and solid gold signature pieces tied to marine conservation, Vargas Goteo jewelry continues to bridge style and cause with the new Galapagos Collection supporting the non-profit organization Re:wild. Founded by Leonardo DiCaprio together with a group of renowned conservation scientists, Re:wild works to protect and restore the wild through nature-based solutions and innovative collaborations. In its support, the Vargas Goteo collection, created by designer Alex Prijic Smith, features critters, ancient beasts, and landscapes as it celebrates nature’s bounty. With eye-catching details, textures that beg to be touched, and pieces inspired by the species endemic to this archipelago, Vargas Goteo combines thought- provoking design with ethical and social responsibility. Established in 2010 by Prijic Smith, whose summers in Florida continue to inspire her creativity, Vargas Goteo jewelry conveys awareness for the natural world and plays a part in making a difference. Responsibly and meticulously crafted in Montreal, all pieces are made in-house by a team of traditionally skilled craftspeople. Each collection raises awareness and contributes directly to carefully selected ocean and wildlife organizations.
1950’s nostalgia is having a Miami moment, and local food and design lovers can’t get enough. Joining the list of restaurants with a distinctly retro vibe, The Collins Room at the members-only club Bath House draws from the spirit of the jet-set era of the 1950s and 1960s, when Frank Sinatra and Art Deco ruled supreme and glitz and glamour were par for the course. The swanky setting is the perfect canvas for a tableside shaken martini served in vintage stemware and continental cuisine that features a seafood platter with a side of Kaluga caviar or Peking-style chicken. Top off the evening with a digestif at Governor’s Loggia while enjoying live music for an experience Sinatra would approve.
This July, PARAISO Miami Beach, the official platform of Swim Week, kicks off the festivities with a stellar lineup of brands like Beach Bunny, Luli Fama, Monday Swimwear, and Chromat. “Since its inception, PARAISO Miami Beach has always been a connective platform that promotes creative lifestyle experimentation,” said Natalija Dedic Stojanovic, co-founder of PARAISO, “and this season we’ll keep it fresh with new designers, new programming, and amazing brand partners who enable
us to showcase fashion in an experiential and immersive way.” This year, swimwear enthusiasts will see the return of Australia’s Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman, the founders of Monday Swimwear. The four-day event will be presented at PARAISO Collins Park Tent along with several satellite locations spread throughout Miami Beach.
Be sure to check out the Happy Go Lucky Exhibit on your next visit to Aventura Mall. Conceived by Sunnyhues Entertainment, this immersive art happening is a multimedia experience, combining lighting, fabrication, sculpture, sound design, and optical illusions to transform ordinary spaces into unique sensory delights. Located on the third level of the center, this very Instagrammable and family-friendly event is running through the end of June.
Brainchild of Seema Bansal Chadha, a busy entrepreneur with a brilliant idea that landed her on Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list, Venus ET Fleur, a revolutionary product of roses that last one year in perfect condition, has disrupted the floral industry and won some major celeb fanfare in the process. Since first going viral, Seema has launched an exclusive collection with Paris Hilton and worked with Olivia Culpo, Sophie Turner, Jason Derulo, Travis Barker, and, of course, the Kardashians. With a passion for design, she has integrated today’s top trends into pristine arrangements, making them current yet still classic. Now, perfectly timed for your summer needs, Venus ET Fleur has launched L’alphabet Collection, a dainty and chic offer made with Venus’s legendary *Eternity® Roses that is bound to be a crowd favorite. These petite lettered arrangements are set in Venus’s Hat Box, consist of 6-11 super petit roses per letter, and come in 18 colors. Spelling has never looked, nor smelled, this gorgeous.
TWO FOR THE ROAD
Known for their relentless pursuit of perfection, both RIMOWA and Porsche place functional design, technical innovation, and high performance at the heart of their business, yet always stay true to their rich cultural heritage. So, when the two joined efforts, the results were pure engineered perfection. The RIMOWA x Porsche Hand-Carry Case Pepita celebrates these formidable legacies with a special-edition piece that pays homage to the brands’ most iconic designs. Made in Cologne, Germany, the suitcase is crafted from RIMOWA’s signature grooved aluminum and draws design cues from the first generation of the Porsche 911. With only 911 numbered pieces produced, it’s an ideal piece for aficionados of hardy luggage and refined taste.