International Opticians has specialized in boutique frames and service for 47 years, without the boutique prices you’d find elsewhere. In addition, unlike most other optical stores, they have a complete surface and finish lab right on site, so turnaround time is optimized and quality-control is exemplary. Their full-service lab allows them to take charge of a customer’s needs — from grinding the Rx into lenses to cutting, edging, tinting, coating and inserting the lenses into the frame of your choice. In fact, in most cases, you can have your glasses in one hour and they provide free WiFi while you wait. They offer eye exams, an extensive selection of top designer glasses and sunglasses, including Tom Ford, Mont Blanc, Chopard and others, as well as contact lenses; 2264 Coral Way; 305.854.6191; InternationalOpticians.com.
Billionaire philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez unveiled his highly anticipated experimental arts center, El Espacio 23, with an intimate preview event for local community leaders and South Florida cultural luminaries
Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.