The Scoop: Weekend of August 24th


All of Palm Beach is abuzz about Royal Poinciana Plaza’s next phase of tenants. The Fifties-era shopping center, which is under renovation by WS Development, previously announced Hermès and Kirna Zabete, while Palm Beach Grill and Sant Ambroeus are already up and running. They’ll be joined by Saint Laurent, Theory, Cynthia Rowley and Vespa, as well as several independent retailers. Here are some highlights. Aspen regulars may recognize Valentina Kova’s clothing and accessories collection made in New York. St. Frank, a home and design emporium in San Francisco and the Hamptons (pictured), is opening its first Florida location. Big Flower’s beach-chic lifestyle for the whole family is also coming down from the Hamptons. West Coast multi-brand menswear boutique Magasin imports its designers such as Dries Van Noten and Missoni.

340 Royal Poinciana Way; 561.440.5440;



The unsinkable Amaris Jones resurfaces again in Miami.  The celebrity chef and restaurateur kicks off her weekly dinner party at River Yacht Club tonight at 8. A twist on the riverfront dining destination’s communal culinary series called the Table, Soul Table is inspired by the Southern dishes that garnered her a famous clientele including Sean Combs, Rick Ross and Lenny Kravitz. The prix-fixe, three-course repast is served family style and touches on other cuisines found around the international city such as Afro-Caribbean. Along with a welcome cocktail, guests are treated to a Nineties hip-hop soundtrack. Patrons of her shuttered South Street eatery in the Miami Design District will be reunited with her classic soul food from fried chicken to black-eyed peas. RYC is known for its chef residencies.

401 SW Third Avenue; 305.200.5716;



Miami-born Eberjey has big news. The lingerie, swimwear and sleepwear line relocated its South Miami boutique to the Shops at Merrick Park (there’s also a store in South Beach). At triple the size, the new location allows more room to showcase its new collaboration with women’s fashion designer Rebecca Taylor. Their limited-edition capsule collection of lingerie and pajamas blends Eberjey’s signature shapes with Rebecca Taylor’s feminine prints and details. The partnership enabled Eberjey cofounder and creative director Ali Mejia to incorporate silk for the first time into her designs (she typically uses a trademark mesh). Mix-and-match separates in soft pastels with lace evoke the Thirties and Forties. Pick up pieces for $68 to $368 at Eberjey and Rebecca Taylor boutiques (the latter is at Aventura Mall) and select department stores.

360 San Lorenzo Avenue; 305.763.8455;



Looking for a little music to get through the dog days of summer? Faena Live’s All That Jazz takes place tonight at 9 in the hotel’s theater. Percussionist Sammy Figueroa keeps the beat for Jazzmeia Horn (pictured), a Nubian jazz singer who won competitions associated with legends Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan. He returns with his band, the Latin Jazz Explosion, on August 31. Reserve through or 786.655.5560. The Betsy hotel has a constant flow of culture. Its lobby salon’s long-running jazz series features vocalists like Barbara Evans and Leesa Richards. Summer sessions run Monday-Friday, 5-8 p.m., and Wednesday-Saturday, 8-11 p.m., with jazz brunches on weekends. But none compares to 17-time Grammy Award winner Tony Bennett, who comes to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on September 6.;


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