Antonio Bachour is working longer hours than Santa’s elves. The famous pastry chef is whipping up holiday confections like this adorable Santa Manjari petit gateau and an equally exquisite Mont Blanc with chestnut mousseline and cake. He also just released “Bachour Gastro,” a 344-page cookbook for sweet and savory dishes including 52 unpublished, unique recipes.
Skin care appears to be the new hot single. Along with Pharrell and JLo, Alicia Keys launched a skin-care and beauty lifestyle line in December. For Keys Soulcare, the gorgeous singer-songwriter collaborated with vegan beauty brand e.l.f. and dermatologist Dr. Renée Snyder. Clean, cruelty-free products include an Obsidian Facial Roller, Skin Transformation Cream and Sage + Oat Milk Candle.
Work Out Wherever
The holidays are normally a time to indulge, but some people may have already had their fill with the pandemic. For them, we suggest a monthly or annual membership to Exhale Spa On-Demand. The luxe wellness brand offers signature classes such as yoga, barre and cardio, not to mention meditation and mindfulness, for everyday use. Tune in anytime, anywhere.
State-of-the-art home theaters are de rigueur in luxury residences, but sometimes it’s nice to get out of the house. Book a private screening at a local cinema, a cool gift for all ages and group sizes from just you and your sweetie to socially-distanced occasions like birthdays. Silverspot Cinema, Coral Gables Art Cinema and AMC Theatres are just a few options.
*Photo of “Wonder Woman 1984,” being released December 25.
For the fashion-forward guy, Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh-designed Spring/Summer 2021 men’s collection is exclusively available at its Miami Design District store through January 25. The multi-faceted activation titled “The Adventures of Zooooom with Friends” also consists of an outdoor installation with balloon characters and Snapchat codes to interact with them. Also shop the inaugural LVxNBA capsule collection.
Sugarfina isn’t just any candy. These stylish sweets with impeccable packaging inspired by bento boxes delight children and adults alike. Around the holidays, they really do it up with whimsical gifts boxes for Hanukkah and Christmas featuring a variety to satisfy all types of candy lovers. Sample candy cane caramels, white chocolate peppermint bark, Dom Pérignon-infused gummy bears, cookie dough bites and more.