Miami founder Julia Tuttle’s legacy lives on with the debut of the Julia, an adult-only boutique hotel in the South of Fifth neighborhood. Its owner believes the historic property is the third oldest hotel in Miami Beach. Designer Stephen Busto updated its common areas and 29 rooms with a hodgepodge of antiques and site-specific contemporary art works such as whimsical, large-scale butterfly installations. His coral and gray palette with splashes of cream conjures an old-fashioned parlor or tea party—exactly as he imagines Tuttle would have favored when Miami was a nascent city. A shell-encrusted bust of the grande dame welcomes guests. Rocking chairs and a cozy café foster good conversation during beach breaks. Complimentary continental breakfast and happy hour are included in the tradition of Key West inns.
Looking to work on your golf swing? Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Vijay Singh’s golf instructor is setting up shop at Trump National Doral Miami. The Rick Smith Golf Academy takes over Jim McLean’s former school at the resort throughout fall and winter. For those who aren’t familiar with the sporting legend, Rick Smith has earned the number two ranking for golf instruction according to PGA Tour players and Golf Digest magazine. He’s also a regular commentator for televised golf events and has produced a slew of instructional programming. The academy welcomes novices to experts of all ages including resort guests, club members and the public to schedule private lessons, intimate group clinics and on-course practice. Services extend to swing analysis and fitting clients with the perfect set of golf clubs.
Anglophiles have a new source for suiting in Aventura. Hackett London, the quintessentially British brand and sponsor of polo and tennis tournaments and boating and car races galore, opened its second retail location in the U.S. (it also operates an outlet store in New York). Specializing in men’s and boy’s clothing and accessories, Jeremy Hackett’s namesake line began as a second-hand boutique on Portobello Road, a well-trodden vintage and antiques market in London, in 1979. His exquisite eye, which he shares in “Jeremy’s Rules for Living a Better Life,” has grown into a global retail empire for multiple categories from velvet tuxedos to blazers and jeans for the weekend to athleisure through a collaboration with Aston Martin Racing. He also became the first apparel sponsor of the Henley Royal Regatta.
The weekend promises to be tasty. Hy Vong, Calle Ocho’s beloved defunct Vietnamese restaurant, pops up at the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove tomorrow from 6-9 p.m. Founders Kathy Manning and chef Tung Nguyen will prepare some of their most popular dishes for a prix-fixe dinner to benefit the club’s good work at 2985 South Bayshore Drive. Purchase tickets here. The Grove expands on Miami Spice with its own dining initiative through September. Participating eateries like 33 Kitchen, Jaguar and the Spillover are offering $33 wine (bottles or flights) and food specials on Wednesdays. Find full details here. Pizza lovers are flocking to Artichoke Basille’s Pizza in Miami. The New York institution launched an outpost in Ricky’s South Beach. The small menu features five pies and family-style salad.