The Scoop | Week of December 29

The Scoop | Week of December 29

Though plenty of special events including the Orange Bowl are planned for New Year’s Eve, we also love the idea of an intimate gathering at home. Whether it’s just the two of you or your inner circle, here’s a rundown of sources for all you need to host a fun, memorable evening and spend quality time over the weekend. Here’s to a terrific 2022!


Salut Sips

Bubbly or not, a celebratory libation is called for. Among Florida’s explosion of wine options, visit Fort Lauderdale’s Wine Watch, Palm Beach’s Virginia Philip, Key Biscayne’s Vinya, Vero Beach’s Varietals & More and Palmetto Bay’s 305 Wines. Treat teetotalers with N/A sparkling rosés like Château del ISH and Pierre Chauvin’s Pierre Zero Rosé. | | |


Surf ’n’ Turf

One of the advantages of Florida holidays is fresh stone crabs. If you aren’t trapping your own, locals line up for claws at North Palm Beach’s Cod & Capers, Captain’s Tavern in South Miami and Milam’s Markets’ locations. Complement them with fine butcher cuts from Wassi’s in Melbourne and Palm Beach Meats. | | |


Tip-top Tablescapes

Set a beautiful table thanks to our darling home stores. Matilda’s Lifestyle in Stuart loaded up in anticipation with items like these handwoven lattice glass holders. White bamboo and stainless-steel cutlery from Soho Beach House’s Mrs. Mandolin (online too) works for Florida. Aerin Lauder’s Aerin in Palm Beach soon expands to Miami. | |


Mood Moments

When entertaining, the devil is in the details. Burn Loewe’s literally yummy candles in scents like oregano, beetroot and luscious pea. Or make your own at Melbourne’s This Little Light of Mine. Spotify playlists are fine, but vinyl records have made a comeback. Shop for them at Miami’s Sweat Records and Fort Lauderdale’s Radio-Active. | |


Happy Trails

The Brevard Mountain Bike Association oversees miles of off-road trails for beginner and intermediate cyclists that run along creeks and marshes in Old Florida pinelands and hammocks. Of Everglades National Park’s five biking trails, its 15-mile Shark Valley tram loop with an observation tower sees lots of activity from cyclists to gators. |


Time Together

It’s been so busy that you may have missed that art exhibit or holiday display on your list. This weekend is the perfect window to see the Palm Beach Zoo Lights (or daytime for animals) and museum shows from Miami art week, such as Alex Israel x Snapchat at the Bass. |

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