The Scoop

    PIECE OF PROVENCE

    Slipper-centric Palm Beach has another preppy purveyor for the island’s favorite footwear. To celebrate its second U.S. store, St. Tropez-born Cremieux designed an exclusive pair in heather gray sporting surfboards and palm trees (pictured). Collectors, keep circling since the hard-bottomed leather slippers with bright blue piping arrive any day now. Stephane Cremieux, whose father Daniel founded the chic menswear brand in 1976, recognized the similarity between both resort destinations. Their climates and dress codes demand easy pieces like unconstructed blazers, cashmere sweatshirts and chinos, yet with exquisite tailoring and European fabrics sourced from top mills. Loro Piana, Tessitura Monti, Vitale Barberis Canonico and Reda are among tried-and-true sources. Francophiles further appreciate invitations for a glass of rosé and a game of pétanque in the sun-dappled courtyard.

    340 Royal Poinciana Way561.225.1884danielcremieux.com

    CLEO’S COOKIN’

    Though Shelley’s predominantly serves seafood, it’s actually named for its historic building in South Miami. Executive chef Cleo Hethington, pictured, has quite an impressive résumé, having cooked at the Optimist, Ford Fry’s ode to seafood in Atlanta, and James Beard semifinalist Brad Kilgore’s Alter here. But his Gulf Coast upbringing and time in the Navy are really behind Southern specialties like fried catfish and grits and a fried chicken sandwich with yuzu pickles. There’s even a fried mushroom—hen of the woods, which rarely appears on Miami menus. To get in the nautical mood, diners are engulfed by Old Florida décor depicting marine critters. He welcomes Miamians with new twists, whether cane butter and sweet chili garlic to jazz up mofongo fritters, or a Knaus Berry Farm-inspired sticky bun.

    5845 Sunset Drive786.534.7830shelleysmiami.com

    BONNET BUZZ

    Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful Bonnet House began as a love story, first a father’s love for his child, and then a husband’s love for his wife. Hugh Taylor Birch gifted his daughter Helen the property for her husband, Frederic Clay Bartlett, to build a magnificent estate and gardens in 1920. The museum and event destination is in full swing for season, especially its starlit concert series on Thursdays. The University of Miami Frost Opera Theater performs on January 18, while other regional schools entertain February 15, March 15 and April 5. See the full schedule here. The Bonnet House Alliance hosts a luncheon with guest speaker Lad Akins of marine environment nonprofit REEF on January 15 at 15thStreet Fisheries (1900 SE 15th Street). Register here.

    900 North Birch Road954.563.5393bonnethouse.org

    KAREN, KIDS & CONES

    There’s so much more to do and devour this weekend beyond Miami City Ballet’s Performance II and YoungArts’ Backyard Ball. New York-based performance artist Karen Finley reprises her one-woman show, “Unicorn Gratitude Mystery,” on Friday at 8 p.m. Miami Dade College’s Museum of Arts and Design brings her exploration of citizenship, gender and politics to the stage at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Nearly 500 supporters of Voices for Children, a nonprofit for Miami youth in foster care, plan to attend its annual Be A Voice Gala on Saturday at Mandarin Oriental Miami. Purchase tickets at 786.469.3856. When it comes to helping Holtz Children’s Hospital, Bal Harbour Shops believes in sweet charity. Gorge on ice cream from 18 artisanal makers throughout the center on January 13 and 14.

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    Elliot Machado

    Elliot, born in LA and raised in Minneapolis, has now resided in the Miami area for over 15 years. Prior to selling Miami real estate, Elliot worked with a Minneapolis based company developing high rises that now coat the Miami skyline. This helped shape his passion for all aspects of residential and commercial real estate. Before transitioning to ONE Sotheby’s, Elliot worked for four years as a real estate agent for a boutique firm. His transactions consisted of in-house sales, leases and property management. These transactions immersed him in close to 100 exciting transactions per year giving him extensive knowledge of the Miami–Dade market. As part of the renowned ONE Sotheby’s International Realty network, Elliot has enhanced his best practices while embracing new challenges. He completed his Broker-Associate's license along with being a Price Strategy Advisor (PSA) by the National Association of REALTORS and has a certificate in negotiation by the University of Michigan, which benefits his customers by having a powerful negotiator on their side ensuring the best deal possible. Elliot is the Founder of The Brickell Scoop, which is the largest community social club in Brickell. It's focused on bringing the community together through different initiatives like community service, community outreach and community social hours. This continues to put Elliot in the forefront as one who understands the lifestyle his customers are seeking which is why he was nominated as the 2018 most innovative agent in the country by Inman News and was part of ONE Sotheby’s Top Producer Circle for 2019.

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