The Scoop

    SOCCER STYLE

    The FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia kicks off June 14, and Louis Vuitton has already scored a goal. The luxury house hosts two standalone pop ups for its World Cup official licensed capsule collection in Russia and the Miami Design District near its store there. Soccer-themed leather accessories are inspired by the legendary official match ball from 1970. The Apollo backpack and Keepall Bandoulière 50 weekender, pictured, are crafted in Epi leather with a three-stage embossing technique. Shoppers can customize Keepalls with their national flag colors by selecting from palettes for hexagons and trims. Small leather goods include a Pocket Organizer and Brazza and Slender wallets. A limited-edition FIFA World Cup trunk, the ultimate collector’s item, is filled with 13 Official Match Balls used in tournaments and one LV football.

    151 NE 41st Street; 305.573.1366; louisvuitton.com

    LAZY LUNCH

    1000 North, Jupiter Inlet’s new restaurant and private club, expanded with lunch service in June. The menu follows classic, country club fare such as shrimp cocktail, Cobb salads and club sandwiches. But executive chef Lee Morris’s Low Country roots also play into his repertoire so expect Southern specials. Being a waterfront destination with full dock amenities, seafood is another focus. Summery watermelon mignonette accompanies a daily selection of oysters, and Cajun-style seared tuna is listed among add-ons for salads like a Caesar reinvented with Mexican street corn, cotija cheese, crumbled cornbread and charred corn relish. Though plenty of meat options range from steak frites with pistachio chimichurri to a prime rib sandwich au jus, he caters to vegetarians with a red quinoa and black bean burger.

    1000 North U.S. Highway 1; 561.570.1000; 1000north.com

    JET-SET JAZZ

    Faena Miami Beach launched a monthly Summer Jazz Series in its charming theater through September. The hotel asked singer-songwriter and Grammy nominee Rachel Faro to curate acts, while Latin Jazz percussionist Sammy Figueroa, who has jammed with the best like David Bowie, hosts fellow musicians from various genres such as blues and Brazilian jazz. On June 20 at 9 p.m., pianist and five-time Grammy nominee Christian Sands, pictured, performs Afro-Cuban and hip-hop hits from his debut album “REACH” with Mack Avenue Records. The Connecticut native, who began playing in pre-school and went professional by fifth grade, will also share snippets from his personal story. Next month, Faena welcomes up-and-coming Brazilian jazz singer Mirella Costa, whose first solo record, “Minha Arca,” won “Best New Artist of the Year” in her homeland.

    3201 Collins Avenue; 786.655.5600; faenatheater.com

    TREASURE HUNT

    Miami’s international mix broadens with Iniva, a lifestyle boutique dedicated to sophisticated versions of traditional African fashions, skin care, music, and home and design. Stylist Sandra Bellon and designer Sophie Pozmentier collaborate with artisans in Africa, where there are two more shops, from Gabon, Tanzania, Cameroon and other countries. (Iniva means “treasures” in Gabonese dialect.) While enjoying a cup of Ethiopian coffee, shoppers can browse resort wear in soft cottons by Lemlem from the same place. Margouillat Couture’s eco-conscious bomber jackets feature Miami-friendly tropical prints and hues. Inaya Zanzibar beauty products use tropical produce such as papaya for body butter and passion-fruit in lip balm. The founders also created an exclusive candle in France, from its fragrance to packaging, to support school enrollment in Africa’s Coup de Pouce Burkina.

    2621 NW Second Avenue; 786.614.8380; inivaboutiques.com

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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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