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.

Serious Seating

Tired of sitting on the same old sofa? Dreamy furniture maker George Smith is holding a blowout sale through May 30. Shop ready-to-ship pieces such as the Almack sofa, pictured here in turquoise mohair velvet, as well as adorable tufted stools, leather tables and a variety of chairs. Monica James & Company, which locally represents the collection, is open by appointment. 131 40th Street, Miami. 305.576.6222;

Cocktails with Carla

Get your summer beach read on with bestselling author Carla Neggers’ Zoom happy hour hosted by the Broward Public Library Foundation on June 2. The New Englander who’s written over 80 novels will discuss “Rival’s Break,” the latest from her suspense series about FBI agents Sharpe and Donovan. Fans will have a chance to ask questions. Register here. |

Firebird on Facebook

Did you miss Miami City Ballet’s “Firebird” premiere in February? You’re in luck because the Balanchine-choreographed gem is coming to MCB’s Facebook page with dancers’ live commentary on May 29. The company hosts its virtual gala on June 25, with a performance of Twyla Tharp’s “Nine Sinatra Songs,” but the online auction is already accepting bids. See the goods here.

Seventies Summer

Summer camp may be canceled, but the tradition lives on in a new coffee table book by the late Miami photographer Andy Sweet. Released by South Florida’s Letter16 Press, “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet’s Summer Camp 1977” highlights all the adolescent joys and pains of a sleepaway camp in western North Carolina. The fashions are to die for.