MOTHER MAY I
Celebrate Mother’s Day by gifting mom with a fun experience. For fit moms: exhale Core Fusion co-creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp visit Bal Harbour to teach class on May 13 and May 23. (participants also receive a copy of their new book, “Barre Fitness”). Register here. For gardening gals: Paradise Farms hosts an edible flower tour and brunch on May 8. The 5-course vegetarian menu features pineapple coconut granola, oyster mushroom and fennel risotto, and mimosas with nasturtium flowers. RSVP here For musical mamas: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” from May 10-22. Hear all her hits like “One Fine Day” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” throughout the Brooklyn legend’s career (pictured).
10295 Collins Avenue; 305.455.5411; exhalespa.com. 19801 SW 320th Street; 305.248.4181; paradisefarms.net. 201 SW Fifth Avenue; 954.462.0222; browardcenter.org
FEELING HOT HOT HOT
Could Cuba get any hotter? As Americans rediscover the Caribbean island, the Wolfsonian-FIU shows how foreigners, beginning with Christopher Columbus, have always been fans. “Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction” exhibits rare photographs, ads and posters dating from 1959 and earlier through August 21. The bulk of its works are culled from Vicky Gold Levi’s recent major gift to the museum. Learn how Hollywood, hoteliers, gangsters and travel agencies created Cuba’s image as a fun-spirited destination to dance the rumba and mambo, sip mojitos and smoke cigars in cabarets and casinos. Music lovers shouldn’t miss costumes worn by Celia Cruz and Olga Guillot. Tonight’s preview reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a Bacardi bar, naturally, allows attendees to mingle with the curators and be entertained by Cuban musicians and dancers.
1001 Washington Avenue; 305.531.1001; wolfsonian.org
The second annual Maison&Objet Americas returns with nearly 300 international exhibitors from May 10-13. This year’s theme is “Wild,” and guest speakers include Eugeni Quitllet, who has collaborated with brands from Christofle to Air France. Like Art Basel, events are taking place throughout the city. Architect Rafael de Cárdenas, who wins M&O Americas’ Designer of the Year Award 2016, installs “Neon Jungle” in the Miami Design District (160 NE 40th Street). His tropical lounge serves libations and popsicles from May 10-15, while the nearby Panerai store exhibits “Simple Joys—Panerai Celebrates People & Passion with Eng Tay.” Miami Ironside times several key openings during the week. Espasso, a showroom for 20th-century and contemporary Brazilian art and design, expands its New York, Los Angeles and London footprint. Locally-based knitwear collection KREL (pictured) also opens a boutique.
maison-objet.com. miamidesigndistrict.net.espasso.com. krelwear.com
Need some spring sizzle in your beauty routine? First get the season’s It hair style, the choppy bob or its longer sister dubbed “the lob” that was all over the red carpet at the Met Gala. Miami stylist Danny Jelaca has perfected the wispy, textured cut typically done when the hair is dry for more movement that lays between straight and dramatic tendrils. He also offers hair smoothing treatments whose blends of jojoba oil, apple stem cells and fatty and glycolic acids ready hair for boat and beach days. Developed by a Brazilian chemist, they use 22 of the 24 amino acids that naturally appear in hair. Next, book the 4-hour Goddess Ritual Day Package (custom facial, massage, spa lunch) at Faena’s Tierra Santa Healing House through May 31.
500 South Pointe Drive; 305.604.9696; dannyjelaca.com. 3201 Collins Avenue; 786.655.5570; faena.com