For nearly a decade, April has seen Miami’s North Beach Bandshell transformed into a spectacularly hot venue for fabulous world music. The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival features artists from Europe, Africa, Brazil, Argentina, The Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, beautifully melding traditional styles with contemporary, electric beats. This year’s festival will take place Apr. 13-14, and includes some exciting names. Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti will bring on the funk with his band Egypt 80, while UK-born, Colombia-based Quantic uses killer fusion beats to back up cumbia singer Nidia Gongora. Making his Florida debut, Pedrito Martinez’s Afro-Cuban quartet offers up a whirlwind blend of Cuban guanguancó and classic rumba, and the bata rhythms of Santeria. The list is topped out with Miami-based trio Gold Dust Lounge, combining sci-fi jazz with spaghetti western groove, and Mr. Pauer, a Venezuelan pioneer of Latin electronica; TransAtlanticFestival.com.
After spending so many months at home in our leggings, sweatpants and basic tees, this season is about total everything! We want it all: Stunning scarves, wow dresses, show-stopping shoes, distinctive men’s formalwear — even our leisurewear is being taken to the next level. It’s a bold statement on the resilience of human nature as interpreted in haute style.
While a wrist-worn timepiece is essential for maintaining a busy schedule, the firm of Vacheron-Constantin has created a breathtakingly exquisite way of doing so in a limited edition of 30.