Istanbul-based Sirena Yachts followed the fleet to Fort Lauderdale for its North American operations. The luxury yacht builder hopes to build on the momentum of its successful reception during last winter’s Miami International Boat Show, where it debuted 56- and 64-foot Sirena models (though vessels max out over 100 feet). CEO Ipek Kiraç called the seafaring city a natural fit for the brand and predicts a strong U.S. clientele with all types of cruising agendas. The Sirena 56 and Sirena 64, collaborations with Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering and Spadolini Design Studio, will be available through the showroom and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November. The latter model offers its most spacious version yet, including the ample flybridge, more efficient consumption than direct competitors and an optional Jacuzzi.
Miami’s Asian fare is growing steadily. Case in point: No Name Chinese, a fresh concept in South Miami by the same partners behind Uvaggio Wine Bar & Restaurant in Coral Gables. Though they couldn’t come up with a decent name, hence the witty default, they nailed the cuisine and wine selection. Executive chef Pablo Zitzmann traveled to Asia to learn how to make dumplings and other dim sum found in China and throughout the region. For example, crispy turnip cake, his favorite dish on the broad menu, combines Cantonese sausage, shiitake mushrooms, an Indonesian sweet soy sauce and shavings of fermented tuna similar to bonita flakes. From the Little Sum Sum section, steer toward Mr. Lee’s Jiaozi stuffed with garlicky pork shoulder sourced from the Ossabaw Island heritage hog breed.
It’s hard to say no to the Breakers’ Labor Day lineup. The Palm Beach luxury resort has planned a packed holiday weekend, starting with camp and banana boat rides tomorrow morning. Other family activities are scuba-diving lessons, fun golf, bingo and arts and crafts from making postcards to tie-dyeing aprons. Many special amenities are being set up on the great lawn for an old-fashioned backyard barbecue vibe; kids can get cozy for nightly movies with treats, and play on inflatable water slides at the Sea Breeze Carnival. Guest 15 and older are invited to take sunset bicycle tours of the island. Camp extends to evening hours so parents can enjoy dinner at Flagler Steakhouse overlooking the golf course or the newly designed Seafood Bar with ocean views (pictured).
Ba&sh, a Parisian fashion collection named for founders and childhood friends Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief, unveiled its first U.S. boutique in the Miami Design District. Located near other French brands like Dior and Isabel Marant, the 1,000-square-foot pop up is slated for a two-year run. The stylish entrepreneurs who have carved out a niche in contemporary women’s clothes throughout Europe and Asia partnered with L Capital, a private equity fund sponsored by LVMH and Groupe Arnault, to expand stateside. They plan to launch flagships in New York and Los Angeles, as well as a redesigned website. Looks favor bohemian prints and feminine cuts, such as the floral mini dress pictured here. Other fun pieces are a retro flared jumpsuit in faded denim and a fluttery, buttercup yellow top.