The Scoop: Weekend of July 5th


Saint Laurent unveiled its renovated and expanded Bal Harbour boutique on the 10th anniversary of the legendary designer’s death last month. Separate floors for men’s and women’s collections—the complete vision of the house—mirror a second, bilevel store in the Miami Design District. The new minimalist design is based on the house’s global concept of white and black marble, polished brass cases and vintage-inspired wooden seating. With five stores in the Sunshine State, the brand counts Floridians among its biggest fans. Following in the footsteps of Miamian Zoë Kravitz, teen model Kaia Gerber stars in Fall 2018’s campaign. Gerber, whose mother Cindy Crawford shops at the center, has already appeared in creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s runway shows. He recently presented his first full men’s wear collection.

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Chotto Matte was destined to become a power lunch spot. Its retractable roof, which opens to a patch of blue for the hospitality version of artist James Turrell’s Skyspace installations, lends itself to conducting business in a creative-minded city like Miami. Unlike lengthy luncheons at steakhouses, the culinary team designed bento boxes that cater to busy professionals’ quick meetings. Its Nikkei dishes translate easily into smaller portions to taste an overview of the London import’s fun menu. Two options please pescatarians and vegetarians. The former features sashimi, calamares, shishito peppers, spicy salmon, yellowtail rolls, broccoli and steamed rice, while the latter substitutes seafood with vegetable tempura, spinach truffle salad, nasu miso and chili garlic mushrooms.

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Channel pro golfers Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth at PGA National Resort & Spa’s first men’s golf showcase on July 13 in Palm Beach Gardens. Non-members are invited for a round of golf including a cart, practice balls, continental breakfast and buffet luncheon. Being home of the Honda Classic, PGA National had to put a competitive spin on the package. Each player in the winning foursome receives a week’s admission to the 2019 Honda Classic, along with one VIP parking pass to share. They’re also invited to experience complimentary golf memberships through September 30, and a round on the renovated Palmer course from October 15 to November 30. But every participant goes home with a prize—a complimentary round of golf valid through October 31. Sign up here

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Florida’s growing season will be here sooner than you think. Get a head start on some of the city’s finest organic produce and other quality staples like free-range eggs by signing up for Little River Cooperative’s CSA. The premier, in-town farm has a cult following, so its weekly subscriptions fly out fast. To accommodate single households to families, it offers two sizes of CSA shares with the same variety. Greens galore include salad mixes, cooking greens, herbs and snack veggies like snap peas. Latin American transplants look forward to regional produce such as yucca and callaloo. Members also might find heirloom tomatoes, corn grits, starfruit or beets from week to week. Pick-up locations are in Coconut Grove and the Upper East Side from November through April.

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