As all of us adjust to a new reality in the face of the pandemic, we at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty are doing our best to provide helpful suggestions for you and your loved ones to stay healthy, comfortable and positive. We look forward to sharing our social distancing methods regarding cuisine and farm-fresh ingredients, wellness and beauty, shopping and essential services, charity and community engagement, and culture and entertainment during this difficult time. Stay safe.
No matter the hurdles, the National YoungArts Foundation finds ways to nurture creative minds. The non-profit is hosting several events on Facebook and Instagram, such as live-streamed art talks and performances; violinist Jennifer Koh performs May 16, as part of her “Alone Together” initiative in response to the pandemic. “Primetime: A Virtual Photography Exhibition” with works by YoungArts alumni opens May 21.
While Marie France Van Damme readies to reopen its Bal Harbour resortwear boutique, its namesake founder and designer unveiled Curated by MF lifestyle collection to spice up our homes. The new platform celebrates wares by global artisans whom she collaborates with, including L’Objet and Jay Ahr. She also uses it to release exotic exclusives like black orange blossom-infused argan oil.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties are on the verge of reopening restaurants. In the meantime, order favorites from Mandolin Aegean Bistro’s takeout menu and market with promo code LOVEANDFETA. On top of stocking the pantry with imported delicacies (strawberry jam, olive oil, honey), tuck into family-style meals of Greek salad, meze dips, whole-roasted sea bass with oregano dressing, and pistachio baklava.
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Leave it to South Beach Wine & Food Festival mastermind Lee Brian Schrager to make fund-raising decadent. His ongoing “Putting on the Pounds (LBS)” Bake Sale continues May 17 to benefit the SOBEWFF & FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality Industry Relief Fund. Purchase treats from The Salty Donut, Cao Chocolates, Zak the Baker and more in his Coral Gables’ yard. Go to @leeschrager for details.