Fans of Tkees flip-flops have the full assortment thanks to its first-ever boutique in the Miami Design District. Shop sandals for women and children handmade in Brazil; women’s clothing, a new category as of last year, and the owners’ home items and artworks collected from their travels. A real olive tree sprouts from a display.
172 NE 40th Street; 305.916.0476; tkees.com
François-Louis Vuitton (yes, from that famous French family) premieres Bordeaux wines at a Fiola Miami dinner on March 4. Each of its five courses is paired with a cuvée from his private collection. A few in store are Château Léoville-Poyferré with duck confit, Château Malartic-Lagravière with poached halibut, and Château Beauregard with chocolate mousse and mascarpone gelato.
1500 San Ignacio Avenue; 305.912.2639; fiolamiami.com
Ladies who lunch can also support these culture-related charities at two events on March 10. Miami City Ballet artistic director Lourdes Lopez is the guest speaker for Funding Arts Broward’s spring luncheon and annual meeting at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Messika Paris, which has an Aventura store, presents the 12th annual Vizcaya Preservation Hat Luncheon.
201 SW Fifth Avenue; 954.353.7673; fundingartsbroward.org. 3251 South Miami Avenue; 305.250.9133; vizcaya.org
Looking for a good gala? March is loaded with them. Valentino presents PAMM’s Art of the Party lavishly orchestrated by Lee Brian Schrager on March 7. Then March 14 brings the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala and grand tasting in the Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza, while Miami City Ballet performs an excerpt from “Don Quixote” during its bash at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
pamm.org. thelittlelighthouse.org. miamicityballet.org