Breakfast on the Beach
Shake up the usual family movie night by taking it to the beach breezes of Bal Harbour. The iconic Audrey Hepburn makes movie magic as quirky Holly Golightly in the cinema classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Snuggle up on the sand with plush couches, cozy pillows and free popcorn (and admission) in a picture perfect cinematic experience; 305.866.4633; BalHarbourFlorida.com.
We know you secretly watch the Home and Garden channel for hours on end, dreaming of becoming HGTV’s next Design Star. Come February, get the neighbors talking with the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce Home Tour 2011. Spectators will trot by trolley between Key homes and raffle goodies, with free sustenance by Key restaurants; KeyBiscayneChamber.org.
Join Vhernier at the soiree of the season: The Lusitano Collection’s International Horse Auction & Gala Feb. 23-26 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. From a lavish dinner and cocktails to fiery samba dancers and exquisite of this season’s precious collection as designed by the jewelry maker; 877.449.7393; LusitanoCollection.com.
Gentlemen, we know you want to make this Valentine’s Day extra special, but you may not know what to get for that special lady in your life. The solution: Village of Merrick Park. Whether it’s La Perla delicates, delectable Godiva chocolates or anything Diane von Furstenberg, you’re sure to find the gift that’ll make her heart skip a beat; VillageOfMerrickPark.com.
Cruisin’ for a Cause
Every parent knows education is the best investment. Attune to your philanthropical needs in elegant form by attending Gulliver Schools’ Signature Event, titled Cruise The Night Away Mar. 5. Benefit their Annual Fund in fun and style with outstanding food, student entertainment, auctioning and dancing; 786.709.4082; GulliverSchools.org.
Nothing says, “Happy Valentine’s Day,” like a spa day for two at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Light your fire with a Unity Massage, where spa experts offer a one-on-one session with your loved one complete with a Baborganic Wellness Candle. They even include massage lessons so you practice at home. Upgrade to deluxe oceanfront accommodations and breakfast for two at Cioppino and rest assured it’ll be a V-Day your honey won’t soon forget; RitzCarlton.com/KeyBiscayne.
While it’s true to say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, what’s at the 50th Annual Miami Beach Antique Show Feb. 3-7 is anything but trash. In fact, it’s every collector’s dream! Full of incredible antiques such as Faberge items once owned by royalty and surprises like authentic pearl necklace giveaways, you won’t want to miss the affair of the ages; OriginalMiamiBeachAntiquesShow.com.
When it comes to music, the classics never go out of style. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is an American classic in their own right, bringing you hits like Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry. Don’t miss the iconic music group that served as muse for the hit musical Jersey Boys February 16 at Hard Rock Live.; HardRockLiveHollywoodFL.com.
Paragon Grove 13, the new entertainment complex located in the heart of Coconut Grove, has finalized Phase II of their concept: The Backlot Wine Bar & Lounge. Touted as the “perfect movie companion”, it features a variety of international wines and beer as well as food offerings including cheese boards, flatbreads and desserts. The Backlot also houses the much-anticipated Prestige Audi Private Screening Room, complete with a 25’ Jumbo Screen that hosts a variety of free public events and live TV broadcasts, as well as private party bookings and screenings. Parking for Paragon and Backlot guests is $2 in the Cocowalk garage; ParagonTheaters.com; BacklotBar.com.
So it’s your first time traveling with the little one, and we understand your anxiety. So do the experts at Baby Travel, a family-owned business that provides parents with quality equipment from trusted brands to keep babies comfortable and safe while away from home. Call on these New Parents Guide Seal of Approval winners to ensure a fun, worry-free family vacation; 305.439.2990; BabyTravelCompany.com.
The Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail is back full throttle. Florida’s largest annual event will again grace the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina At Bayside with more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from around the world with plenty of room to splurge. Make sure to board the newest models from the hottest boat, yacht and PWC makers around — no trip to this show is complete until you board one of the nautical chariots on display; Feb. 17-21; MiamiBoatShow.com.
Is something funny? You bet. As one of the world’s most diverse — and varied — comedians, George Lopez will have you breaking out in laughter as only the Latino funnyman and host of Lopez Tonight can on Feb. 25 at Hard Rock Live At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Make sure to brush up on your Spanglish and show up with an open mind. Once this guy gets on the mic, there’s no telling where his skits will go; 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954.797.5531; Ticketmaster.com.