Louis Vuitton recently opened its first freestanding men’s store in the U.S. in the Miami Design District. The architectural marvel will offer the complete line of the Maison’s métiers for men, including ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and fragrance. Additionally, the store will offer Objets Nomades, Louis Vuitton’s collection of furniture and décor created in collaboration with internationally renowned designers. To mark the debut, a special installation inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection will be on display within the Miami Design District. Three oversized sculptures of models, Pierre and Joakim, wearing looks from the new collection, are against a Louis Vuitton mural placed within an oversized chess game. Virgil Abloh’s iconic giant sculptures will be activated throughout different locations within Miami, continuing the men’s story throughout the city. In celebration of Louis Vuitton’s men’s opening, the French Maison will debut the Louis Vuitton Men’s SS22 Spin Off show in Miami, marking Virgil Abloh’s first men’s fashion show within the U.S. and the brand’s ongoing commitment to Miami as a key market; 90 NE 39th St., Miami Design District; LouisVuitton.com.
Read Between The Lines
What do you get when you combine art, affirmations, gratitude, inspiration and creativity? The perfect stocking stuffer! Life Changing Affirmations is a coloring book with 35 hand-drawn powerful affirmations plus bonus quotes by acclaimed Miami artist Isa Zapata. The book also includes bonus original quotes and an interactive goal-planner page. With uplifting phrases such as “I Find Joy In The Little Things”; “I Choose Love Over Fear”; and “I Identify And Follow My Life’s Purpose” — this is a must-have for anyone in search of a more positive outlook on life. “This project allows me to combine my passions for art, personal growth and spirituality in a fun and unique way that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike,” says Zapata. “My intention is to awaken feelings of self-worth, love and joy, all while launching our very own journeys toward self-discovery, peace and gratitude;” Amazon.com.
The new MAD Club from The Dirty Rabbit Group is a new immersive nightlife experience in the heart of Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District that feels like something out of a beat-bumping, opulently curated, art-loving, neon light fantasy complete with beautiful people, luxury décor, bottle service and a dress code. Well-heeled VIPs are greeted by giant giraffe heads with crystal chandeliers where a lavish champagne bar presents a complimentary glass of bubbly. Before the second sip, guests are escorted to the golden “hive” and seated at their “honeycomb” with a front-row view of the “Queen Bee” spinning in the DJ Booth. In addition to 24 roomy banquets, there are also 10 high-top tables and general admission for up to 100 revelers. “We were ready to add something truly unique and eccentric to the neighborhood by showcasing extravagant design and a vibe like no other,” says Owner & Chief Creative Officer Andres San Martin. “It’s our mission to provide an experience that not only speaks to the lifestyle of Miami but elevates and builds upon the allure of The Magic City’s nightlife.” With epic themed nights including “It’s All About The Gala” “Long Live The Queen” and “Let Them Eat Cake,” MAD is open late Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; MADClubWynwood.com.
In Good Taste
From the guys who brought you Carbone in SoFi and ZZ’s Club in the Design District, comes the Miami Beach outpost of HaSalon, a renowned culinary concept from the “Godfather of Modern Israeli Cuisine” Eyal Shani, in partnership with Major Food Group, led by Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. “Everyone who comes to HaSalon for the first time tells me that they’ve never had an experience like it,” says Shani, the beloved chef, MasterChef judge, and restaurateur with over 30 successful ventures to his name. “The mood gets more and more energetic and convivial as the night goes on and guests get comfortable, but one thing never changes: The line of cooks working very quietly, very consciously, on their food.” At the former China Grill space in heart of SoBe, Shani and his cooks prepare bright salads, vibrant vegetable dishes, satisfying pastas, and house-made pizza and focaccia, as well as show-stopping courses meant for sharing. Menu selections change according to the seasons and Shani’s restless creativity, but the chef’s famous emphasis on generosity and full flavor remain a constant; MajorFood.com.
Joy Speed Ahead
Get whisked away with Brightline on the Polar Express and let your imagination soar as you go from Miami straight to the North Pole to meet Santa. Once aboard, the conductor will work his way through the coach and punch golden tickets before hot chocolate and delicious cookies are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book as Santa and his helpers board the train and surprise everyone with a jolly Ho! Ho! Ho! and lots of presents! Each passenger will take home a keepsake sleigh bell and souvenir golden ticket in addition to the wonderful memories made on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Like the kids in the book, families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the entire 1-hour experience; MiamiThePolarExpressRide.com.
Chic and precious jewelry masterpieces, such as the white gold, 248 diamonds necklace & long-length 72 diamonds evening earrings pictured, reveal the giver’s impeccable taste. EPL Yakutian Diamonds in Brickell City Centre offers exclusive, delicately designed fine jewelry collections, made by highly skilled craftsmen — from white and yellow gold with the highest quality to conflict-free, natural diamonds from the Yakutia; us.EPLDiamond.com.