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Words // Sandy Lindsey | October 27, 2021 | Lifestyle

Love The Wine You’re With!

Perhaps no island in the world knows how to celebrate for a great cause better than our fine paradise by the sea. Get your oenophile cravings filled at the 16th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Wine & Food Festival, scheduled to tap into that Thanksgiving spirit on Nov. 19. The evening begins with a tasty Prosecco upon arrival to “season the palate!” and prepare attendees for the more than 30 red and white wines from leading wineries featured throughout the evening. In this year’s showdown, judges will taste some of the finest wines produced worldwide. This will not be a competition between the New World vs Old World — every bottle of wine will be judged by its own attributes to yield two winning finalists. Plus, The Arc of South Florida is organizing an interactive silent auction just in time for the holidays to benefit families in need from around the world;

Vibrant Return

Most would agree that Viva España is the perfect 2021-22 season opener for Arts Ballet Theatre in a post-pandemic world. With exhilarating music by Massenet and moves by Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev, the beautifully choreographed masterpiece is based on the epic story of “El Cid.” The program is sure to present South Florida audiences with palpable bravura in the Spanish style; Nov. 11 & 13;

A Beautiful Flamingo Cleaning its Feathers. Close up Portrait of a Flamingo. Pink Toning. Pink color trend concept

Flamingo Tunes

Part botanical gardens, part wildlife sanctuary, and all glam, Flamingo Gardens welcomes their patrons back with their Concert In The Gardens, featuring a wide variety of genres including Country, Flamenco, Classic Rock, Blues, Motown, Jazz and Reggae. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to enjoy the crisp autumn breezes under swaying tropical palm trees. Every Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. in November for Brunch, with a new menu launching at the Garden Grill food truck;

Better Than Ever

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to the sands of Miami Beach on Feb. 24-27, 2022, celebrating 21 years of uniting the hospitality industry. Get ready for a weekend featuring 80+ events including one-of-a-kind intimate dinners, walk-around tastings and hands-on master classes featuring your favorite stars and culinary personalities. Tickets On Sale Nov. 15 @

Drinks Delivered

From Macallan to Buchanan’s, Tito’s to Stella, LiquorSplit is a new liquor delivery company offering consumers wholesale prices of their favorite brands to their front door — in 30 minutes or less, guaranteed. The smarter way to get your drinks ready for the party from noon to 3 a.m. is to call 305.506.1887 or visit

Delve Into Design

The 17th edition of Design Miami/ will be the first by incoming Curatorial Director Wava Carpenter. This year’s programming in Miami Beach will explore the theme of Human Kind, shining a light on design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected future.  Those operating at the cutting-edge of design will bring together works and ideas to spark conversations of the current state of the world and the future; Dec. 1-5;

Play With Purpose

Get out your racket and enjoy a rollicking afternoon at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s Tennis Center while supporting the Building The Future Foundation. Tournament proceeds support the org’s broad range of programs that promote an understanding of the factors that will impact human life in the years to come; Nov. 13;

Light The Way

Escape from the stresses of the holiday season or a few hours and enjoy stunning illumination, spectacular special effects, sound experiences and enchanted activities at Fairchild’s The Night Garden by the glow of the neon lights bouncing off the moonlight. Catch up with your old friend the Wise Tree and help him solve the mystery surrounding the wayward fairies flying around the gardens via the FairyScope augmented reality app. Miami’s award-winning can’t-miss holiday tradition is back and more magical than ever; Nov. 12-Jan. 2;