Soho Beach House is a private members’ club for those in film, media and creative industries. I visited the Miami location a few days ago with a friend of mine that is a talented artist (as well as a member) and we wanted to be fancy pantsy for the evening. Visually, it’s everything I love in a modern hotel- the walls are covered in art by working Miami creatives, the interior is chic, simple and sexy, the lighting is just dim enough, there’s a cool screening room for movies, and the luxury pool/private beach are exquisite! We had dinner in the bar area because it was outdoors and right next to the beach, and my meal consisted of lemon/rosemary potatoes, red snapper + tres leches! SO SO DELICIOUS YUM YUM MMM. The atmosphere was classy, peaceful and elegant and I loved spending the evening there!
Over the weekend I went to The Whale’s Rib Raw Bar in Deerfield Beach- totally different dining experience and loads of fun. We sat at the raw bar and indulged in half a pound of oysters (hellooo aphrodisiacs), king crab legs and rock shrimp. The staff took care of us as if we were royalty tending to our every need (and simultaneously provided great entertainment) and the food was mouthwateringly fresh; also, it’s super affordable. My friend and I had such a fantastic meal and time, and it reminded me of an old-school Florida Keys hangout. Love.
New manicure project even though I’m a compulsive picker of nail polish. Photo via Cupcakes and Cashmere.
Since I am a perpetual teenage girl, I had to support the girls over at Rookie (which is one of my favorite publications). The printed book is a 352 page collection of articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from Rookie’s first year adventures. Also included: the cutest stickers ever designed by Rookie illustrators, a paper crown created by Meadham Kirchoff, and a flexidisc with songs by Supercute! and Dum Dum Girls: The Meadham Kirchhoff photos are to die for.
When I was first getting into mod fashion, I was introduced to the fashion photography of Melvin Sokolsky. Since that time, he’s been crowned as an all-time favorite. I need this book of his works and I WILL have it one day when I’m not a starving artist. He’s best known for his editorial fashion photographs in Harper’s Bazaar (namely the 1963 “Bubble” series of photographs depicting fashion models “floating” in giant clear plastic bubbles suspended in midair above the River Seine in Paris.)