The Scoop

    FANCY FLOATS

    The pool float craze may play out well on Instagram, but its massive rainbows, swans and flamingos may not be exactly what homeowners would like to look at on a daily basis. Leave it to the French to create a chic alternative. Paris-based The Nice Fleet specializes in elegant inflatables that one doesn’t have to hide when company comes over. They even make children’s swim floaties and beach balls, which are a welcome improvement from the bright cartoon variety. Bold graphics and floral prints include palm fronds, ikats and triangles resembling waves or sails. They’re like those by upscale fabric houses and interior designer David Hicks. Themes also hug shorelines from northern California’s Stinson Beach to Bermuda to Tulum. Find floats through its e-shop or at Frangipani in Wynwood.

    thenicefleet.com

    CATCH HER DRIFT

    Retailer Fabiana Domiano is really a storyteller. Each item at her Drift Island Collective boutique in the Florida Keys has a meaningful connection. Fashions, home décor and fragrances are further linked through her eco-friendly mission. Local artist Derrick Crossland’s wavy chandelier and wall sculptures decorate her white, Mediterranean-inspired space—her heritage is Greek and Italian. Shoppers are treated to a tour with a little backstory. Resort line Sea Lily supports ocean conservation, while Coast’s clothing is made with natural fibers in Los Angeles. Other boho looks are from Island Tribe, Jen’s Pirate Booty and HMH, whose moccasins and sandals hail from Mexico City. Marine motifs adorn mugs and plates by ceramist Samantha McInnis of The Clay Caché. Domiano also creates jewelry with precious and organic materials in her onsite atelier.

    86560 Overseas Highway; 305.522.5579

    BISCUITS & BARBECUE

    One of the most famous Southern chefs is coming through South Florida this week—and she’s cooking. In honor of her new cookbook, “Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South,” Georgia native Virginia Willis is collaborating with the Regional Kitchen’s chef owner Lindsay Autry for an old-fashioned Sunday dinner on July 29. The family-style menu, which is also available à la carte, reflects recipes from her book. Guests begin with crudité and feta buttermilk dip before a spread of Cajun meets Asian barbecue shrimp, skirt steak wit Vidalia onions, spicy mac and cheese, stuffed tomatoes and biscuits with Georgia peach jelly. A summery dessert of lemon icebox tartlets is the perfect ending on a humid night. Fans can get a signed copy of her book.

    651 Okeechobee Boulevard; 561.557.6460; eatregional.com

    FULL MOON FEVER

    Several events are planned to celebrate Friday’s full moon. DNA Wholistic Wellness hosts Glow with the Flow, a gathering with hatha vinyasa yoga and local vendors on the beach just north of Jupiter Reef Club (1600 South Highway A1A) from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Learn more here. During the same time, cyclists are meeting in Jupiter (9424 Indiantown Road) for a 15-mile bike ride through Riverbend Park, Cypress Creek South Natural Area and Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area. Participants will learn about the Jeaga Wildway connections, and beach cruisers are fine for the trail conditions. The Palm Beach Department of Environmental Resources Management is organizing the outing. Reserve here. Of course, there’s always the monthly full moon party at Morada Bay and Pierre’s in Islamorada. However, its event takes place on July 28.

    81600 Overseas Highway; 305.664.0604; moradabay.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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