As the largest boat & yacht show in the world, the Miami International Boat Show is the place to discover everything from kayaks to superyachts to the latest aquatic innovations, right in our own backyard. In addition to boats! boats! boats! and even more boats, there is a large selection of boating fashions, accessories and gear, as well as experiential boating lifestyle activations, including various educational seminars and activity zones for the whole family. Attendees can also enjoy world-class culinary offerings plus daily live entertainment. Over at SuperYacht Miami, you’ll find the largest and most luxurious vessels at the show. Climb aboard and meet with world-renowned yacht builders to design your next project. The six amazing locations include Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park, with in-water exhibits at One Herald Plaza, Venetian Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens; Feb. 15-19; MiamiBoatShow.com.
You wouldn’t know to see it now, but the bodacious Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival got its modest start at the School of Hospitality on the FIU Biscayne Bay campus in 1997 as a one-day festival known as the Florida Extravaganza. The now-legendary 2023 edition of everyone’s favorite culinary spectacular is back and better than ever, welcoming hungry revelers to eat, drink and educate, with a delicious roster of events for every taste. Recognized as America’s favorite gourmet gathering on the beach, the 4-day festival returns to the sand with more than 100 events featuring Food Network personalities, Grammy-winning musicians, and more than 450+ chefs and wine & spirit producers who come together for an unforgettable celebration. All net proceeds benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. Bring your tastebuds and your appetite; Feb. 23-26; SOBEWFF.org.
As one of the most fabulously over-the-top and authentically heartfelt events of the year, the 2023 Paws4You Gala theme is Motown. This glitterati-filled red carpet event will also include a cocktail reception, formal dinner and auction with luxurious gifts, memorabilia and vacation packages. Toward the end of the evening, guests will enjoy a concert by The Motowners. This year’s honoree is Norma Jean Abraham, with Cynthia Demos serving as the Master of Ceremonies. Proceeds will benefit abandoned and neglected animals; Feb. 11; Paws4You.org.
Progressive streetwear brand G-Star joined forces with iconic British headwear designer Stephen Jones to present the first haute couture denim hat collection. Stephen Jones is world-famous for his creations with Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Thom Browne, among many others. He’s created custom-made designs for the likes of Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Christina Aguilera, Megan Thee Stallion, Madonna, Dua Lipa, Mick Jagger, Celine Dion, Björk, Usher, Pink and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, among other leading celebrities and royalty. Combining the legendary designer’s British flair and craftsmanship with the denim expertise of G-Star RAW, the spectacular unisex capsule collection features 5 Haute Couture hat pieces and a pair of ready-to-wear limited editions, including a bucket hat and baseball cap; G-Star.com.